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Biography
Swinging Popsicle was formed in 1995 when singer Mineko Fujishima and guitarist Osamu Shimada joined bassist Hironobu Hirata through a newspaper ad. The band's first effort was the Sunny Silent Park EP. In 1998, their first self-titled full-length album, Swinging Popsicle, debuted from Sony Music Entertainment at Number 1 in the New Artists category, producing the hit singles "Joy of Living," "I Love Your Smile," and "Parade." After extensive touring, the band returned to the studio for their second album Fennec! (2000). Four solid years of writing and performing live throughout Japan produced their most mature and powerful CD, titled Transit (2004), featuring their signature song "I Just Wanna Kiss You." In 2005, the band embarked on their first tour to Korea. 2006 marked their United States debut at Fanime MusicFest in San Jose, CA. The same year their song "Clash" was included in a... read more
Author: jrock_kei
General
Swinging Popsicle

Status:  Indie - active
Period:  1995 - present
Genre:  pop / rock

Member:
Lead vo / Gt : Mineko Fujishima
Vo / Ba : Hironobu Hirata
Vo / Gt : Osamu Shimada