The Yamasukis were a pseudo-Japanese pop act who released one single on John Peel's Dandelion label ('Yamasuki' / 'Aieoa'). According to label boss Clive Selwood, the release came at the request of Dandelion's distributors at the time, Warners, after the record had found some success overseas. "It was pretty deadly, but in a spirit of cooperation we agreed," he later recalled. The single failed to become a hit in the UK.
Despite the Oriental name, the Yamasukis were a project of French production team Daniel Vangarde and Jean Kluger, who put together the concept album Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki in 1971, credited to "Yamasuki". On singles releases, the group were also known as "The Yamasuki's".
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- ↑ Selwood, All Of The Moves (But None Of The Licks), p.113-14.