Frank Chickens Discography

We Are Ninja RemixesWe Are Ninja Remixes

2000
Ninja Tune

I hope you have kept your record player, as 12″ remix collection of WE ARE NINJA (Frank Chickens first single from 1983) was released by Ninja Tune label in 2000! New millennium mix by Yasuharu Konishi of Pizzicato 5, Neotropic, Fink and Unknown Son. It’s a great tune with great mix and great attitude. Kazuko sounds so young; Kazumi sounds same. Kazuko is looking for a second hand record player to listen to this single.

Tracks:
We are Ninja (Neotropic Chicken Feed mix)
We are Ninja (Yasuharu Konishi Mix)
We are Ninja (accapella)
We are Ninja (Fink Ninjamix)
We are Ninja (Unknown Son Mutant Ninja Chicken mix)
We are Ninja (Neotropic no.2 mix)

AnnabellaAnnabella/Different (the remix collection)

1996
12 inch: Eggy Pop (Eggy 001)

Remixes of the tracks from Yukasita LP, by Grant Showbiz from Moodswings and Simon Soda and Nick E Cohen (Soda/Massive Attack)

Tracks:
Don’t Mend Your Heart
Just Get High
Different (vocal edit)
Different (“Saucy” Dub)
Annabella (vocal edit)

Yukasita - Underfloor WorldYukasita – Underfloor World

CD: Toys Factory 1994 (Japan)/Creativeman Discs 1996 (UK/Europe)

This is the LP which gathered all Frank Chickens community members. We seriously had a good time making this record. Big satisfaction. Thank you very much to the people who gathered.

Tracks:
One Step
Different
Madman in Manchester
Time is a Passerby (in Tokyo)
Johnny Reggae
Miniature Whale
Annabella
Thunderwing
Ring Road
Yukasita – Underfloor World
Welcome to the Space

Pretty Frank ChickensPretty Frank Chickens

After becoming a trio with new member, this record was made with Clive Bell and Dean Broderick. This record is much more personal and profound than any other Chickens record (I think…).

Tracks:
Yummy Yummy Yummy
Robot Love
My Resistance is Low
Sayonara Rockefeller
Living in Tottenham
Werewolf Woman
Total Recall
Mister Limbo
Surfin’ Albania
Megalomaniacs

The 90 DaysThe 90 Days – The Original Soundtrack

1992
CD: Virgin Japan (VJCA-00012)

Frank Chickens contribute three tracks to soundtrack of Kazuko’s sitcom (see 90 Days Tottenham Pub below), including For Tonite and live favourite Gochamaze (the one with a lot of gold). Also on album are tracks by Clive Bell, Fishmans, Simon Fisher Turner and Reefer Madness.

Do The KaraokeDo The Karaoke/Jackie Chan

1989
7 inch: Flying Lecords (Syzzle 2)

Theme song of the TV series Kazuko’s Karaoke Klub, which was broadcast on Channel 4 in 1989. It starts with this chorus “OK, OK, do the Karaoke” in the style of Japanese pop song. B-side song Jackie Chan comes from Kazuko’s hero worship.

Club Monkey: 1989Club Monkey

1989
LP: Flying Lecords (STIR 2X)
CD: Resurgence (RES137)

Remix of the previous LP, with added track Do The Karaoke from Kazuko’s Karaoke Klub TV show.

Club Monkey: 1988Club Monkey

1988
LP/CD: Flying Lecords (STIRD 2)

This has songs from our musical Club Monkey which we put on in 1988 with the money from Greater London Arts. The songs about eating dogs, Kyonshies (Chinese Zombies), etc, are hugely influenced by Hong Kong films which Kazuko loved at the time.

Tracks:
Club Monkey
Waiting for a Dog
Burn That Body
Revolution
Night Drain
Feed Me
Jackie Chan
Shaken by God’s Hand
M.Y.T.H.

Best Of Frank ChickensThe Best of Frank Chickens

1987
CD: Kaz Records (KAZ CD2)

This is the record which Kaz Records made without our knowledge! It includes all the songs from our first LP We Are Frank Chickens and five songs left out from that LP.

Tracks:
Cheeba Cheeba Chimpira
Mothra
Green Banana
Madame Fatal
We Are Ninja
Yellow Detective
Shellfish Bamboo
Pikadon
We Are Frank Chickens
Sake Ballad
Fujiyama Mama

Yellow ToastYellow Toast

1987
12 inch: Flying Lecords (Syzzle 112)

Toasting is the feeling of Japanese in England. Toast, Yellow, Yellow man – You know. It includes the tune from Chindon Ya, who are Japanese traditional street advertisers.

Tracks:
Yellow Toast
One Million Hamburgers
Monster

Get ChickenizedGet Chickenized

1987
LP/CD: Flying Lecords (STIRD 1)

plus extra tracks on CD: One Million Hamburgers / Monster / The Dark / House of Ninja

The second collaboration of Steve Beresford and David Toop. It includes the songs about British Historical Lesbians couple Two Little Ladies and speed biker group’s queen DJ…very cool record. (The cover is in the style of Yasuji Tamoka).

Tracks:
We Say You Say
Sacred Marriage
Street Angels, Tokyo
Two Little Ladies
Solid Life
Japanese Girl
Island Inside Island

Blue Canary: 1985Blue Canary

1985
7 inch/12 inch: Kaz Records (KAZ 20/KAZ 20T)

12 inch includes 3 songs not included in We Are Frank Chickens LP. “Chickens Sing Oldies” record. The oldies come from the store in Thailand.

Tracks:
Blue Canary
China Night
Japanese Rhumba
We Are Frank Chickens (remix)

Blue Canary: 1984Blue Canary

1984
7 inch: Kaz Records (KAZ 20)

Hit song by Izumi Yukimura, original must come from American pop song. Izumi sang very slow in a well-brought-up fashion, but we sing cheerfully, quickly and cheaply. DJ John Peel (famous English DJ. Do you know?) praised this as No. 1 song in the history.

We Are Frank ChickensWe Are Frank Chickens

1984
LP: Kaz Records (KAZ RPS-8282)

The first LP. The collaboration of Steve Beresford and David Toop. Assembly of Japanese glorious children’s culture: Mothra, Godzilla, Ninja, etc. This record is pride of Japan. Treasure of the world.

Tracks:
Cheeba Cheeba Chimpira
Mothra
Green Banana
Madame Fatal
We Are Ninja
Yellow Detective
Shellfish Bamboo
Pikadon
We Are Frank Chickens
Sake Ballad

Ninja Not GeishaWe Are Ninja (not geisha)

1984
7 inch/12 inch: Kaz Records (KAZ RPS-1011)

Remix of the previous record.

Tracks:
We Are Ninja (re-cut version)
Fujiyama Mama
Shellfish Bamboo

We Are NinjaWe Are Ninja/Fujiyama Mama

1984
12 inch: Kaz Records (Kaz 10T)

Double A side: We Are Ninja is the song written after reading Koga Ninpoo Choo (Koga Ninja manual) by Fuutaroo Yamada. No melody, and talking, so we call it rap, although we kept Japanese rhythm rather than NY rhythm (you know what I mean). It went into British Top 10 indie hit chart – the first celebratory Japanese work.

Fujiyama Mama: Hit by Wanda Jackson. The morality of this song is a bit suspicious, as it mocks Atomic bomb, but the fact that one Japanese woman fighting against Americans is great.