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the best japan songs, without buying albums

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by sloppysubs, Feb 11, 2005.

  1. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    your japans greatest hits. so i can get 'em of itunes. im moving otherwise id get the cd's and i will eventually. but what do you all think is the best of the best.
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Japan is a... band?

    My favorite japanese artist is Cornelius, he has a couple albums on iTunes :meh:
  3. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Well - their earlier stuff is quite different from their later stuff. I like all of it, some more than others but it's hard to say what you'd like.

    My favorites are:

    from Tin Drum:

    Visions of China
    The Art of Parties

    from Gentlemen Take Polaroids:

    Methods of Dance

    from Quiet Life:

    Quiet Life

    From Obscure Alternatives:

    Suburban Berlin
  4. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC

    indeed the band.
  5. PSouth


    Mar 15, 2003
    They're my favorite band, so I can't endorse this thread. Buy their last three albums! They were reissued last year.
  6. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    which are tin drum and what others?
  7. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    I edited the post to show albums.

    P.S. -- Amazon.com is your friend. :)
  8. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    well i had ordered most of the mick karn stuff from amazon, but due to wait periods and what not i never got the package. ive waited dang near a month and a half. i was little peeved. oh well.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    (FWIW, I only stumbled upon them a few months ago...the UK Bass mag had an issue featuring Punk's "50 Best Basslines". For some reason, Japan's "Visions Of China" made the list...it is a convoluted fretless groove from Mick Karn. Japan looked a little like Duran Duran(in the photo provided by the UK Bass magazine).

    Add Toshinori Kondo to your short list.
  10. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Wow - that's cool, but also funny that it's on a "punk" list. Yes, in style and some sound elements they were similar to Duran Duran, but a couple years ahead of them.