Title: Lady Boy
Release date: 1994.11.02
Catalog nr: ESDB-3534
Label: Epic Records japan
First press: unknown
«Lady Boy» is Osaka Performance Doll’s 4th single, and is a collaboration single with Koji Imada and Koji Higashino. The title track was used as the first ending theme for the Japanese broadcast of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (a children’s cartoon; a huge hit in the early 90’s). The single failed to chart within the top 100 on the Oricon charts.
Osaka Performance Doll (大阪パフォーマンスドール; also called OPD) was a Japanese idol dance pops group from 1993 to 1997. They were theatre-based in Osaka, with five main members (called «F/Unit» with their initials) and several others for live performances and trainees. They are the sister group of Tokyo Performance Doll. They made their debut with the single «Mangetsu no Yoru Dakara» in 1993. However, in March 1996, Atsuko Inaba and Ayano Furutani left the group (or was let go?) and was replaced by Shigemoto and Nakamura, thus the group’s changing their name to OPD. After releasing two singles and one album as OPD, Osaka Performance Doll disbanded in 1997.
In 2008, the group got back together by doing two performances named «2008 Gentei Osaka Performance Doll Natsumatsuri!! ~Jyuugonen no Natsu Dakara~» to celebrate their 15th year anniversary.
01. Lady Boy
02. So BLUE So Funny
03. Lady Boy (Instrumental
Lyrics: Jissaku Shimatake | Music: Tsugutoshi Goto | Arrangement: Hiroaki Sugawara, Tsugutoshi Goto, Otohiko Tahara
So BLUE So Funny
Lyrics: VINYL+RHYMESTER | Music: Tsugutoshi Goto | Arrangement: Otohiko Tahara
This track is credited to OPD & RHYMESTER.
RHYMESTER (ライムスター) is a Japanese hip-hop group. One of Japans pioneering Hip-Hop groups, RHYMESTER began their career as underground artist in 1993 under the label FILE RECORDS with the album Ore ni Iwaserya. They are also part of the FUNKY GRAMMAR UNIT.