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Tag: Rob Dean

Sons Of Pioneers: The Legacy of JAPAN

Although their recorded output covered just five albums over a four year period, JAPAN are one of the most acclaimed bands from the era which many came to know as New Romantic. JAPAN’s final two studio albums ‘Gentlemen Take Polaroids’ and ‘Tin Drum’ are being reissued as Abbey Road Half-Speed mastered 2LP gatefold vinyl editions with two tracks per side. Along with the pair’s predecessor 'Quiet Life', they formed the Holy Trinity of JAPAN records. Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To JAPAN

japan-quietlifeAlthough their recorded output covered just over four years, JAPAN are one of the most acclaimed bands from the New Romantic era. One of the reasons JAPAN are perhaps still held in high regard is partly due to their artistic legacy not being exploited on the nostalgia circuit. With so much material recorded, what tracks would act as a beginner’s guide to JAPAN and its many offshoots? The Electricity Club brings you its twenty choices to tell a rather complex story. Continue Reading ›