Thursday, December 08, 2005
I was looking at digg yesterday and read about the Japanese Legend of Zelda commercial that came out in the early 90's. It's a fun video, to be sure, but I haven't seen anyone identify who provided the music for the commericial.
Oddly enough, I recognize who it is (I think).
It sounds a lot like Scha Dara Parr, a Japanese rap group from the late 80's and early 90's. My sister Karen, who has always influenced my taste in music, gave me a tape of them back when I was still an undergrad.
If you haven't seen it yet, here is the video:
The digg article, which includes links to other download locations: http://digg.com/gaming/80_s_Japanese_Zelda_Commerical
Scha Dara Parr info:
http://nippop.com/artist/artist_id-176/artist_name-scha_dara_parr/ (info, English)
http://www.beastiemania.com/whois/scha_dara_parr/ (info, English)
http://www.schadaraparr.net/ (Official site, Japanese)
The first link actually mentions the Zelda commercial and says that the song "Game Boys" was used for it. I haven't heard the song in awhile, but I don't think it's "Game Boys". Given the lyrics to the song here, it seems pretty clear that the song was specifically made for the commercial.
Posted by Lawrence Eng at 10:22 AM