Gone But Not Forgotten! JAPAN

Three top tracks from top artists/bands from the past

2 November 2021

Band: JAPAN

Who: New glam and glitter wave band from South-London, led
by charismatic maestro David Sylvian who started an intriguing solo
career, after Japan split, gaining much critical praise for his wayward
and adventurous work (9 solo LPs)

Active: 1974–1982, 1989–1991

1-2-3 top tracks…

– ADOLESCENT SEX –
(Title track from the 1978 debut LP)

– QUIET LIFE –
(Title track from their second album, released in 1979)

– THE ART OF PARTIES –
(From 1981 album ‘Tin Drum’)

JAPAN: History

JAPAN Released Fourth Album ‘GENTLEMEN TAKE POLAROIDS’ 40 Years Ago

26 October 2020

Band: JAPAN (South-London)
Active: 1974–1982, 1989–1991

Album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Released: 24 October 1980 – 40 years ago

AllMusic/Ned Raggett wrote: “Gentlemen Take Polaroids’ was unquestionably
the album in which Japan truly found its own unique voice and aesthetic approach.
The glam influences still hung heavy, particularly from Roxy Music, but now the band
found itself starting to affect others in turn… musically, meanwhile, the swooning, hyper
elegant Euro-disco sheen of Quiet Life was polished to an even finer edge throughout.”

Full review here. Score: 4/5.

David Sylvian (mastermind): “During the lifetime of Japan
I became very neurotic, very paranoid.”

Turn Up The Volume: From adolescent sex to adult sex.

Full album…

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JAPAN: All Albums

 

YESTERDAY’S CRACKERS – This Week: 25 Killer Tracks And 3 Top LP’s From 1978…

The best of the past

Every week Turn Up The Volume! jumps into the past! Relive 25 Crackers and
3 Top Albums per year/per week. Here’s another fabulous year to remember: 1978.

The 25 KILLER TRACKS

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The 3 TOP ALBUMS

– ‘All Mod Cons‘ by THE JAM

Stream here

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– ‘Parallel Lines‘ by BLONDIE

Stream here

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‘This Year’s Model’ by ELVIS COSTELLO

Stream here

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See/hear you next week for the year of 1979…