A Pop Life
by A Pop Life (Erwin Barendregt)
With the release of Quiet Life Japan went into new musical territory. The story behind the pivot point in the career of the vastly underrated band.
Tags: David Sylvian, Japan, Mick Karn
What are the best live albums of all time? A selection from my personal collection. My most played, sometimes with the most childhood memories, concert recordings!
Tags: AC/DC, Aretha Franklin, Bauhaus, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Trick, Chuck Brown, David Bowie, Donny Hathaway, Earth Wind & Fire, Frank Zappa, Grand Funk Railroad, Herman Brood, Japan, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Lou Reed, Miles Davis, Motörhead, Neil Diamond, Neil Young, Nick Cave, Nirvana, Peter Frampton, Peter Gabriel, Ramones, Roger Waters, Roxy Music, Simon And Garfunkel, Simple Minds, Siouxsie And The Banshees, UFO, Underworld, Waterboys, Who
The second Japan album signals a change in course. The band itself doesn’t like looking back on it, but the album holds up surprisingly well.
Japan – Oil On Canvas: 35 years later still a monumental goodbye to one of the greatest bands of the early 1980’s. A review of one of my all time favorite albums.
Mick Karn’s first solo-album coincided with the unfortunate disintegration of Japan. Karn makes his bass talk on the album and that makes for an astounding result.
Tags: Japan, Mick Karn
In 1983 the music lessons were altered: pop-music was treated seriously and we were allowed to bring our own music to school!
Tags: David Sylvian, Japan, Joy Division, Peter Gabriel, Ryuichi Sakamoto
In honor of the 1-year anniversary of my blog A Pop Life (My life with music), the list of best albums per year from 1966.
Tags: Amy Winehouse, Anderson .Paak, Anthony Hamilton, Arcade Fire, Beatles, Blood Orange, Bob Marley, Buddy Guy, Clash, D'Angelo, Dâm-Funk, David Bowie, Dead Kennedys, Discharge, Frank Ocean, Frank Sinatra, Genesis, Ice Cube, Japan, Jimi Hendrix, Kanye West, Lauryn Hill, LCD Soundsystem, Maria McKee, Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, Miles Davis, Neil Young, Parliament, Pavement, Plant Life, Prince, Prodigy, Public Enemy, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sly & The Family Stone, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Sufjan Stevens, Sugar, Thundercat, Underworld, Van Halen, Velvet Underground, Waterboys
Japan’s Tin Drum: 35 years old! An utterly unique masterpiece by the former glamrock band Japan. A tribute to the best music can produce.
The medium 12-inch or maxi-single became hugely popular during the 1980’s. It created some beautiful music. A (small) inventory.
Tags: Cult, David Sylvian, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Japan, Joy Division, New Order, Prince, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Simple Minds, Time Zone, U2
On March 14th 2016 I turned 50. In honor of that occasion and to the music my top 50 best albums. Today numbers 25 to 11.
Tags: ABBA, Arcade Fire, Bob Marley, Clash, Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Japan, Neil Young, Public Enemy, Roxy Music, Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins, Specials, Top 50, Van Halen, Waterboys
Album yearlist 1983
Tags: Japan, Peter Gabriel, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Talking Heads, Tröckener Kecks
Album yearlist 1981
Tags: Cure, Japan, Joy Division, Motörhead, Sound
Please be advised that English is not my native tongue.
Whenever you come across clumsy sentences and/or sayings, due to insufficient knowledge of the English language, please accept my apologies and let me know. I will fix that as soon as possbile.
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