The History of The OBViOUS: 2000 2001 2002 2005


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2001 - January 7~10 - The OBVIOUS flys to the UK to record 4 songs (including their upcoming single "hEY yOU!") live at Abbey Road Studios London, UK.

One week after returning from their Abbey Road session, The Digital Banana Recording Studio and mr christopher move to Tokyo, Japan (January 19, 2001).

*April to June, 2001 -After a 3 month hiatus, production on the latest album from the OBViOUS resumes in the recently transplanted Digital Banana Recording Studio in Tokyo's fashion district, Harajuku. Not all equipment survives the move. Bradley saves the day by arranging a last minute delivery of an important piece of gear in a last minute trans-Pacific delivery top a desperate mr christopher in Japan.

*July, 2001- This month saw the completion of recording and mixing of the latest OBViOUS CD in Tokyo Japan. mr christopher personally delivers the pre-mastered songs to the states for mastering.
-A private listening party was held on July 22 for all who worked hard on this album. including photographers, mastering engineers, the band, their family and friends. A splendid time was had by al!

The September 15 release of 4OBViOUS rEASONS and the "hEY yOU!" EP happen under the shadow of the September 11th terrorist attacks in the US.

Musically, 4OBViOUS rEASONS was a huge step forward for the OBViOUS combining rock with swing on "Dorathy Lamour", rock pop with electronica on "Only One", a bit of funk with "Ducky", a jazz flavored "Wouldn't You Know" as well as super power pop hits like "hEY yOU!" and "Say It With Your Eyes", along side of the big rockers like "Mysterious" and "Some Other Guy".

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Video of The OBViOUS HiSTORY 1997-2007 here.

Graphic HiSTORY Detail by year:
1994 ~ 1995: The Early Development: CHiNA
1996: The Digital Bananan Recording Studio
1997: The OBViOUS formation
1998: The First Album & Tour
1999: 2OBViOUS! Album & Live in the US.
2000: OBViOUSly LiVE Album
2001: UK / JAPAN / 4OBViOUS rEASONS Album
2002 ~ 2004: John Lennon Museum / "...obliVious" Album / Kiriko Single
2005 ~ 2006 : The OBViOUS Best album / Radio appearances
2007 ~ 2008 : The OBViOUS Returns! #1: LiVE in Tokyo!
2009 ~ Re-mastering / writing time.
2010 ~ The OBViOUS Returns! #2 / More remasters & a new album due 2010/10/10!

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