Tag Archives: Japan

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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Rock GPA: Japan [part 3]

Japan – Quiet Life | 1980 – 4 Japan took tremendous creative strides by the time of their third album in 1980. It bore almost no resemblance to the children who had churned out the first two albums, as it … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 2]

Japan – Obscure Alternatives | 1978 – 2 Japan was moving fast from their initial outburst on the scene. The opener, “Automatic Gun” features Stones-like guitar raunch, quickly joined by wailing synth, electric piano, and the dawnings of fretless bass … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Japan [part 1]

I have just recently realized that while I natter on about Simple Minds on a regular basis [to put it mildly], of all of the core collection groups that I could not live on the proverbial desert island without, I’ve … Continue reading

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REDUX: New Wave Scorecard

May 17, 2011 I was viewing the latest Simple Minds news the other day at Dream Giver, the best SM information site out there, when I saw that temporary Simple Minds drummer Michael Ogletree is hitting the Rewind Festival this … Continue reading

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REDUX: Not Bryan Ferry …But An Incredible Simulation!

November 10, 2010 In these days of a new Bryan Ferry solo opus, [“Olympia”], thoughts turn to the smaller fish that follow, like pilot fish, in the wake of the great grey whale of art that is Mister Ferry. Like … Continue reading

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Ultimate Virgin Compilation: New Gold Dreams

Various: New Gold Dreams UK 3xCD [2013] Disc 1 Public Image Limited – Death Disco 12” Version (June 79) 
Magazine – Permafrost (Apr 79) 
Fingerprintz – Dancing With Myself (Jan 79) 
Essential Logic – Wake Up (May 79) The Men … Continue reading

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