Tag Archives: Japan

Want List: JAPAN Biography Reissued + Sequel Coming

Two days ago commenter Duncan Watson brought it to our attention that Anthony Reynolds’ book on JAPAN was now back in print at Burning Shed, and since we had missed the limited hardcover edition, this represents a great second chance … Continue reading

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REVO Remastering: JAPAN – Bento, A Collection of Rarities [REVO 063]

Japan: Bento 3XCD-R [2009] DISC 1 1. Stateline 2. Adolescent Sex [ver. 2] 3. Life In Tokyo 4. Life In Tokyo [part 2] 5. Deviation [live in Japan] 6. Quiet Life [JPN 7 edit] 7. Life In Tokyo [long ver.] 8. … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 8]

Japan – Oil On Canvas | 1983 – 3 Virgin Records convinced the band to soldier on through 1982 to reap the commercial whirlwind that had finally begun to coalesce around the group with the “Ghosts” single making them stars. … Continue reading

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ROCK GPA: Japan [part 7]

Japan – Assemblage | 1981 – 4 Hansa managed to release a compilation album to cash in on the gradually rising star of Japan at the time of “Tin Drum’s” release, no doubt causing Virgin some dissonance. The “Assemblage” compilation … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 6]

Japan – Tin Drum | 1981 – 4 As 1981 brought with it an entire cadre of Japan camp followers [the New Romantics] nipping at their heels, the band really had nothing to fear as by this time, they were … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 5]

Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids | 1980 – 4 […continued from yesterday] Yesterday, we were discussing “Burning Bridges,” a song of such mannered poise that almost nothing happens in it but a gossamer breeze for the first minute and a … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 4]

Japan – Gentlemen Take Polaroids | 1980 – 4 Just eleven months after the release of “Quiet Life” in the UK [it was released in 1979 in Germany and Benelux countries] came the second classic album in a row for … Continue reading

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