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Japan

The defunct group led David Sylvian got the name first and the free trip later. Rising to prominence on the back of the New Romantics Japan were a mass of cultural conflicts. Bassist and classical musician Mick Karn wanted to pursue his sculpting, David Sylvian wanted to visit their namesake, and their copious use of make-up was not initially appreciated by their fans. Splitting in '82, Sylvian managed to make it to Japan (working with Riuchi Sakamoto), Karn ended up working with ex-Bauhaus Pete Murphy and they both still wear make-up. Probably too ahead of their time - the first ever New Age Romantics. (1)

Japan


Discography

Singles

Japan

Albums

Adolescent Sex


Obscure Alternatives


Quiet Life


Japan

Gentlemen Take Polaroids


Japan

Tin Drum


Japan

Oil on Canvas


 

Japan

Could I ever explain
This feling of love that just lingers on
The fear in my heart that keeps telling me
Which way to turn

We'll wander again
Our clothes they are wet
We shy from the rain
Longing to touch all the palces we know we can hide
The width of a room
That could hold so much pleasure inside

Here am I alone again
A quiet town where life gives in
Here am I just wondering
Night Porters go
Night Porters just slip away

I'll watch for a sign
And if I should ever again cross your mind
I'll sit in my room and wait until night life begins
And catching my breath we'll both brave
The weather again

Compilations

Assemblage


Japan

Exorcising Ghosts


Japan

Souveneir From Japan



Articles

Nipped in the Bud

Tin Drum Review 1

Tin Drum Review 2

Tin Drum Review 3

Live Review (post Tim Drum)

Live Review (Rainbow, London 1979)


Personnel

Pick a Face

Steve Jansen - David Sylvian - Mick Karn

Richard Barbieri - Rob Dean



References

(1) A Decade of Ideas - the encyclopedia of the '80's by Id Magazine.


The Other Japan Related Site (as far as I know)

Visions of Japan - Very good - in Spanish

Midi Files

Robby Aceto - Mick Karn, Steve Jansen and Richie Barbieri unofficial page

Thanks to Lech Linkiel for some of the quotes!


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Created: 20/7/96
Modified: 19/2/99
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