Tag Archives: Richard Barbieri

Book Review: JAPAN – A Foreign Place [The Biography 1974-1984] [part 1]

I finally bought copies of this book from the UK last summer for gift giving purposes. I knew several friends who should have copies of this in their library and I piggybacked my purchase with one of the others to … 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 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 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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