Japan (the band)

dukewellington

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I’m partial to the Gentlemen Take Polaroids album (1980), which is dark and ponderous, but still accessible. “The Experience of Swimming” is played a lot in my house. I’m hard pressed to find two of their records that sound similar.

Deeper into the 80s one finds them continually refining the sound, ever harder to pigeonhole…. great band.

Keyboardist Richard Barbieri has an interesting solo catalog.

Any other fans?
 

Weazel

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I have all of David Sylvians works, including the Rain Tree Crow (Japan) album. Not a big fan of early Japan.
His voice is an acquired taste, I think.

My number one album of all time and artists is Secrets of the Beehive.
 

gimmeatele

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I was back in the day, don't have any of their stuff now, but now you mentioned it. 👍
 

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Big_Ger

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I seem to remember seeing them opening for The Blue Oyster Cult in the late '70s in Sheffield, UK. I might be wrong but I think they were sporting peroxide dreadlocks... Needless to say, they didn't go down well. They matured into a great band though. Still worth listening to just for the bass :)
 




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