Muneo House -- it's not just a public lodging facility on Russian-held Kunashiri Island, it's a new musical movement inspired by the travails of Diet member Muneo Suzuki. Or so the inspired parodists at the Coolsurf Records label would have us believe.
Playing on the "Muneo House" idea, they've put together an elaborate Web-based spoof complete with mock CD covers and a listing of tracks "recorded" by Suzuki, who purportedly was one of the pioneers of the house-music movement back in the '80s along with "sexy female singer" Makiko Tanaka. Key tracks credited to Suzuki include "A Target of Criticism," "A Private Secretary" and "Muneo Spiritual."
To check out the Muneo House sound (mainly comprising cleverly cut up and spliced together bits from exchanges in the Diet between Suzuki and other politicians, set to a funky house backing), go to www.geocities.co.jp/Playtown-Knight/7479/muneohouse.mp3 And for the full "history" of the Muneo House movement, see muneo.ath.cx/top.htm
And some people say there's no satire in Japan . . .
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MUNEO IS IN THE HOUSE
Muneo Suzuki, we all now know, had secrets. But did you also know he was one of the pioneers of the house music movement of the 1980s ? Check out the sound of "Muneo House" and swoon to sexy female singer Makiko Tanaka.
『The Japan Times』 2002年3月27日号 9面