The festival band The M rode the high crest of the white foamed wave of the New Rock movement that overtook the Japanese music scene in the early seventies. The hand was a kind of supergroup since its members where assembled and drafted from other high profile heavy rock/psych outfits.
Lead guitarist Takami Asano was drafted in from Godaigo, bassist Yoshimichi Tarumi, Gedo's Tetsuya Nishi on drums and Yellow's TakamichiTarumi. In 1971 The M was everywhere, playing alongside such luminaries as Creation, Too Much, Murahatchibu and Miki Curtis' newly heavy version of Samurai. In early April 1971, The M performed at the celebrated 'Rock Invitation Number One', at llibiya Outdoor Hall, thereafter being asked back for'Rock Invitation Number Two', on June 26th.
Later the same year,The M recorded a self-titled LPfor RCA Records, which was released in February 1972. The M was destined to make it big but failed against all expectations to hit the spotlights, in that the album sold very few copies and was withdrawn. So not surprisingly (hey only released this single album and shortly afterwards disbanded. The A side is comprised of original compositions by the band, whereas the B side is made up out of some well selected cover tunes, with which they always had huge success while performing them live.
1. (The Time Now Here) - 11:21
2. (White Cross) - 5:02
3. (Fault Of Love) - 3:25
4. My Cherie Amour - 2:54
5. Lookin' For A Home - 5:10
6. Gypsy Queen - 4:45
7. It's Too Late - 5:05
8. Flight Of The Ibis - 3:14
*Takami Asano - Lead Guitar, Vocal, Keyboard
*Tetsuya Nishi - Drums, Vocal
*Yoshimichi Tarumi - Bass, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboard, Vocal
*Takamichi Tarumi - Vocal, Percussion