Puffy AmiYumi – Splurge [Promo] (CD, US)

25 July 2006 Tofu Records TOF 031
01. Call Me What You Like
02. Nice Buddy
03. Tokyo, I’m On My Way
04. Radio Tokyo
05. Mole-Like
06. Etude
07. Go Baby Power Now
08. Sunday In The Park
09. Missing You Baby
10. The Story
11. Mole
12. Cameland
13. Security Blanket
14. Beginnings
15. Friends Forever (Fickle Remix)
16. Teen Titans Theme (Polysics CD 06 Mix)
VIEW:
NOTES:
US promo edition of Splurge by Puffy AmiYumi with alternate artwork, promo information/biography (details below). Issued in regular CD album case with clear tray.

Also features; Butch Walker, Andy Sturmer and Tamio Okuda.

The Japanese version of Go Baby Power Now and was titled Onna Machin Gan (English translation: Girl Machine Gun) with lyrics written by Seiji of Guitar Wolf (who were covered by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on I Love Guitar Wolf…Very Much).

Go Baby Power Now also features Matt Verta-Ray of Heavy Trash along with Simon Chardiet, Daniel Jodocy and Phil Hernandez (who all performed on the Going Way Out With Heavy Trash album) and Chris Maxwell.

Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez make-up The Elegant Too who have worked with Men Without Pants, Tiny Masters of Today, Blues Explosion (Damage) and the Hot Fuzz soundtrack with Jon Spencer.

In the US Puffy are known as Puffy AmiYumi and the Japanese and US editions of Splurge featured the different versions of this track.

SONG CREDITS:
01. Call Me What You Like
Words & Music: Butch Walker
Produce & Arrangement: Butch Walker
Vocal & Harmony: Puffy AmiYumi
Guitar & Bass: Butch Walker
Drums: Darren Dodd
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Russ-T Cobb
Recorded at Ruby Red Studios, Little Bach Studio
Mixed at Ruby Red Studios

02. Nice Buddy
Words: Puffy
Music: Andy Sturmer, Andy Thompson
Produce & Arrangement: Andy Sturmer
Vocal & Harmony: Puffy
Guitar: Carrick Moore Gerety
Bass: John Fields
Drums: Mikey McCormack
Recording Engineer: Dave Way
Vocals Recording Engineer: Hatagoshi Hideyasu
Mixing Engineer: Dave Way
Recorded at Andy Sturmer’s House, Big Brown Sound, Little Bach Studio
Mixed at The Way Station

03. Tokyo I’m On My Way
Words & Music: Dexter Holland
Arrangement: Kameda Seiji
Vocal & Harmony: Puffy
Guitar: Konagawa Takahiro (from Charcoal Filter)
by the courtesy of Nippon Crown Co., Ltd.
Bass: Kameda Seiji
Drums: Muraishi Masayuki
Recording Mixing Engineer: Sata Masahiko
Recorded & Mixed at Hitokuchi-zaka Studios

04. Radio Tokyo
Words & Music: Butch Walker
Produce & Arrangement: Butch Walker
Vocal & Harmony: Puffy
Guitar, Bass & Harmony: Butch Walker
Drums: Darren Dodd
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Russ-T Cobb
Recorded at Ruby Red Studios, Little Bach Studio
Mixed at Ruby Red Studios

05. Mole-Like

06. Etude
Words & Music: Kusano Masamune
Arrangement: Negishi Takamune
Vocal & Harmony: Puffy
Guitar & Harmony: Okuda Tamio
Bass: Negishi Takamune
Drums & Tambourine: Furuta Takashi
Keyboards: Shibata Toshibumi
Programming: Owada Yasunori
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Hiranuma Koji
Recorded & Mixed at Hitokuchi-zaka Studios, Ki/oon Records Studio

07. Go Baby Power Now
Music & Words: Jon Spencer
Produced/Arranged: Jon Spencer
Vocal: Puffy AmiYumi
Shout: Seiji
Acoustic/Electric Guitar & Percussion: Jon Spencer
Guitar (swamp and rockabilly): Matt Verta Ray
Guitar: Chris Maxwell
Double Bass: Simon Chardiet
Drums & Percussion: Phil Hernandez
Box: Daniel Jodocy

08. Sunday In The Park
Words & Music: Charley Drayton, Okuda Tamio
Produce & Arrangement: Charley Drayton & Okuda Tamio
Vocal & Harmony: Puffy
Guitar: Okuda Tamio
Bass: Ohara Rey
Drums: Charley Drayton
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Miyajima Tetsuhiro
Recorded & Mixed at Hitokuchi-zaka Studios

09. Missing You Baby
Words: Puffy
Music: Andy Sturmer
Produce & Arrangement: Andy Sturmer
Vocal & Harmony: Puffy
Guitar & Bass: John Fields
Drums, Percussion & Keyboards: Andy Sturmer
Strings: Steve Lu
Brass: Dan Kolton
Recording Engineer: Andy Sturmer, John Fields
Vocals Recording Engineer: Hatagoshi Hideyasu
Mixing Engineer: Dave Way
Recorded at Andy Sturmer’s House, Big Brown Sound, Ki/oon Records Studio
Mixed at The Way Station

10. The Story

11. Mole

12. Cameland

13. Security Blanket
Words: Onuki
Music: Yokoyama Ken
Produce, Arrangement, Guitar & Harmony: Yokoyama Ken
(Pizza of Death Records)
Vocal & Harmony: Onuki Ami
Bass & Harmony: Serge Verkhovsky
Drums & Harmony: Duncan Redmonds
Recording & Mixing Engineer: Oikawa Tsutomu (CURVA NORD)
Recorded & Mixed at CURVA NORD

14. Beginnings

15. Friends Forever (Fickle Remix)
Remix: U-ichi of Home Made Kazoku

16. Teen Titans Theme (Polysics’ CD 06 Mix)
Remix: Hayashi from Polysics

SLEEVE NOTES:
Artist Puffy AmiYumi
Release SPLURGE
Release Number TOF031
Configuration CD
Release Date 7/25/06
Category Rock, Pop

Track Listing
01. Call Me What You Like / 02. Nice Buddy / 03. Tokyo, I’m On My Way / 04. Radio Tokyo / 05. Mole-Like / 06. Etude / 07. Go Baby Power Now / 08. Sunday In The Park / 09. Missing You Baby / 10. The Story / 11. Mole / 12. Cameland / 13. Security Blanket / 14. Beginnings
BONUS TRACKS: 15. Friends Forever ~ FICKLE Remix ~ 16. Teen Titans Theme ~ POLYSICS’ CD-06 Mix ~

Key Selling Points
> SPLURGE is the first Puffy AmiYumi CD released by Tofu Records.
> Contains US Only Bonus Tracks:
> Friends Forever (Fickle Remix) – originally featured in the movie “Scooby Doo 2”. Remixed by unique Japanese hip-hop star U-ichi from HOME MADE KAZOKU
> Teen Titans (Remix) – The theme song from the hit Cartoon Network Series. Remixed by HAYASHI from POLYSICS.
> Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi will be on Cartoon Network through 2006
> New Toys and accessories for Puffy AmiYumi will be hitting the market in the sping.
> Two US tours planned for 2006, beginning in the summer.
> Puffy AmiYumi have been selected as ambassadors of the Japanese government for the Vist Japan Campaign in 2006
> SPLURGE contains songs from Andy Sturmer (Jellyfish), Butch Walker (Avril Lavigne), John Spencer, and more

About Puffy AmiYumi

Japanese duo Puffy AmiYumi is more than just a chart topping group. They are, quite simply, a cultural phenomenon.

Pufy Amiyumi’s versatility and ability to continually suprise have given them a career longer than the average American pop idol or Japanese idoru, as they’re called over there, and ahve allowd them to truely have a history, not just a catalogue. And that may have even suprised the members of Puffy Amiyumi themselves, who were strangers until the two were brought together by a record label and a management company.

Puffy Amiyumi’s 1996 debut single, Asia No Junshin was a million-selling smash in Japan and launched Puffy Amiyumi-mania in Japan and Asia. Ami’s and Yumi’s predilection for well-worn tee-shirts and artfully ripped jeans became a much-copied style, and they were likely to be mobbed by fans if they set foot on Tokyo streets. Since then, they have sold millions of records in Jpana alone, hosted a television variety show (Pa-Pa-Pa-Pa-Puffy), headlined areana-sized convers, and inspired action-figure dolls and even a line of shoes. As L.A. Weekly critic Jay Babcock put it, “Puffy Amiyumi are a contemporary female version of the Monkees with the popularity of N*Sync and the homage/theft approach of the 90’s pop-recombinant cult heroes the Pooh Sticks”

In the fall of 2004, Puffy AmiYumi debuted their own cartoon show in the US called Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. The show was quickly a hit, ganering top ratings for Cartoon Network, and the due quickly became icons of Japanese music, lifestyle and fashion for young fans in the US. Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi has proven so successful that the duo was invited to appear on a float for 2005’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and their show has been renewed through the end of 2006.

SPLURGE is Puffy AmiYumi’s 5th album released in the US, and the first from Tofu Records. With a sound that appeals to young and old alike, Puffy Amiyumi are poised to achieve a level of stardom that no Japanese group has yet to reach.

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DETAILS:
ARTWORK:
Photography: Nomura Koji
Hair & Make-Up: Yamaguchi Hisakatsu (ROND.)
Styling: Kitazawa Hisashi (KiKi.)

BARCODE: 8 28915 00312 7*

*features “FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY” text across the barcode.

MATRIX: “6722 – TOF031 042706 IFPI LT05”

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