Wednesday, February 20, 2008

"Smoke on the Water," Japan-style

Just as the title implies, a Japanese version of the Deep Purple classic "Smoke on the Water," with shamisen instead of guitars.

This version, whose title translates into "Firefighting in Edo" (O-Edo no Hikeshi), describes efforts to fight fires in Edo (as Tokyo was known until the mid-1800s), which was frequently engulfed in infernos because of its densely packed wooden buildings.

—Mellow Monk

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