One of the inumerable bands to emerge from the post-Beatles Japanese tour of 1966 with Fab Four pretentions. The Mops were a Tokyo quintet led by drummer Mikiharu Suzuki who had cut his musical teeth in a Ventures-style combo in the previous spring. The line-up was augmented by the arrival of Suzuki's older brother, Hiromitu, a lead vocalist with an Eric Burdon obsession who added hugely to the bands fuzzy garage soul sound. Not just a Merseyside homage turn, the Mops were a dedicated family whose love of garage rock and the nascent psychedelia would help them to create some of the most urgently deranged and muscially disruptive music of the entire Group Sounds era. Exit, the a live recording, features in its entirety the bands 1974 last concert at Nakano San Plaza.
01 Walk Don't Run 02 House Of The Rising Sun 03 San Franciscan Night 04 I Love You 05 Somebody To Love 06 Asa-made Matenai 07 Purple Haze 08 Iijanaika 09 Tadoritsuitara Itsumo Amefuri 10 Exit 11 Wara No Kotoba 12 I Want To Hold Your Hand
13 Boom Boom 14 Sea Of Joy 15 To Love Somebody 16 Nobody Cares 17 Asa-made Matenai