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2.24 | 15 ratings | 1 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1998

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cantopop (9:02)
2. Shaolin Drunk Monkey (2:11)
3. Essence Absorbing Stance (2:28)
4. Orca (1:37)
5. Chongo (4:06)
6. Reverse Virus (5:00)
7. Ama´h (4:54)
8. Maoists versus Taoists (4:32)
9. Golden Fist of Hirohito (8:49)
10. untitled (10:45)

Total Time: 53:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Matt Thompson / guitar, bass, keyboards
- Dave Smith / drums

- Caroline Kraabel / saxophone (1,4,5,7)

Releases information

Artwork: Pandora Vaughan with Dave Smith (sculptures)

CD Power Tool ‎- P.TOOL007 (1998, France)

Digital album

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GUAPO Hirohito ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(7%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (40%)
Poor. Only for completionists (13%)

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Review by Sean Trane
2 stars I do not think that a record like this one could've been released by another label but Pandemonium. Because this is exactly the word to describe it and I wish it was in a more positive manner. I discovered the band recently and can appreciate their later album much more than their earlier ones.

This sophomore effort is the logical succesor the their debut album, both musically and logically. The addition of a sax woman does not change the music in a calmer way. We are still dealing with an extremely violent music bordering on the hardcore metal/punk but once in a while there is a quieter moment with Japanese ambiances (hence the Hiro Hito name , the old Emperor that drove Japan to atrocities in their Empire) but on the whole this always seays well beyond my comprehension of the message.

I have a problem recommending such an album to anyone in their right mind.

Guapo's second carreer (from the album Five Suns) is much easier (accessible) and IMHO better even if less original.

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