Your favorite Japanese band ever?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Nick W, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Nick W

    Nick W Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Sendai, Japan
    Post your favorites!

    While I think bands like YMO are probably more influential and important and charming bands like Shonen Knife and The Plastics will always have a place in my heart, my favorite is Jagatara, by a long shot. One of my all time favorite bands from anywhere and hardly even known here in their native Japan. Recommended if you like the idea of sticking Fela Kuti, King Crimson's "Discipline" era, Talking Heads, Zappa and P-Funk in a musical blender, and injecting plenty of punk rawness and cynical humor in the rendered pulp:
  2. T-Mac

    T-Mac Forum Resident

    Boris gets my vote, diverse musically from super heavy drone to pop themes. A superb live band as well

    Also dig Flower Travelin Band and Church of Misery
  3. YMC4

    YMC4 Forum Resident

    SF Valley, CA.
  4. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

    Kenosha, WI. USA
    ZONE. Good days, good times... and they have so much more than just this.

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  5. mcchocchoc

    mcchocchoc Forum Resident

    Portland, OR
    Hmmm, lots of great bands from there. It's hard to pick one favorite. That said, I'll go with Tipographica today. Tomorrow I might say Happy Family.

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  6. dub_siq

    dub_siq Well-Known Member

    Portland, Oregon
    The Boredoms. Everything from their “noise” beginnings - Soul Discharge, Wow2 - to their kraut rock-esque later albums - Super ae, Vision Creation Newsun - and the weird series they released like the Super Roots and the Rebore volumes.

    And now I’m wondering what the hell eYe is doing now. Mushrooms, probably. Sigh.
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    Devin Time's Up

  8. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

    Kenosha, WI. USA
    BuriGuri (the brilliant green) run a close second for me. Just thought I'd mention that too.

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  9. hellion

    hellion Forum Resident

    Mono for me
  10. Babysquid

    Babysquid Forum Resident

    Mono again
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  11. myself

    myself Active Member

    Hong kong


    They have millions of hits! Beautiful voice and beautiful song!
  12. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates Senior Member



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  13. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates Senior Member

    Sensational band.
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  14. FlatCat

    FlatCat Forum Resident

    New York, NY USA
    Yellow Magic Orchestra for me.

    Solid State Survivor is a very good album IMHO.
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  15. karmaman

    karmaman Forum Resident

    Then: Happy End
    Now: Homecomings
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  16. owsley

    owsley Senior Member

    Outcast. IMO the best of the 60's pre-psych Japanese group sounds bands. In particular their Boku No Sobakara is a great 45 that has that moody New England sound. Unfortunately original copies of their lp and most of their singles are super rare
  17. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Tokyo Beatles

    :shh: :D:D:D :laughup:
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  18. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident

    Dip in the pool

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  19. Asian Kung Fu Generation.
  20. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident


  21. ZiltoidtheOmniscient

    ZiltoidtheOmniscient Forum Resident

    Maximum the Hormone
  22. My favorite (besides YMO) And best described is if Lene Lovich joined the B-52’s and they were all Japanese you would have The Plastics!

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  23. Jimmy Agates

    Jimmy Agates Senior Member

  24. yasujiro

    yasujiro Forum Resident


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