MENU
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

TACO

RIO/Avant-Prog • Japan


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Taco picture
Taco biography
A midnight improvised gig series named Aiyoku-Jinmin-Juji-Gekijo had been held in Kichijoji Minor under the supervision of Tamio SHIRAISHI. Harumi YAMAZAKI, a participant in the gig, hit it off with Tamio and formed an irregular rock unit TACO in 1981. Although they tried to start recording after some gigs in Tokyo, they had a heated dispute about the material or the production, and finally Tamio resigned from the unit.

For escape from this predicament, Harumi called lots of his music mates and recorded TACO's debut album. Some renowned artists credited - e.g. Ryuichi SAKAMOTO (YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA), Koji UENO (GUERNICA), Machizo MACHIDA (a well-known Japanese novelist later) - could create a great sensation and the sales of this album reached over four thousand copies (It's said that the telephone of the distributor Teregraph could not stop ringing night and day). However some discriminatory phrases or criticism of Japanese Emperor should cast a dark shadow over TACO and Pinakotheca Records regretfully.

Later TACO released a live album and soon disappeared because of Harumi's addiction to illegal agents or the premature death of Junko 'Lolita' SHINOZAKI, a partner & lover of Harumi, but TACO's spirit has been much talked about in Japanese independent rock scene. The album 'TACO' was reissued as a compilation with their first and second albums in 1994 via SSE Communications (in 2010, it has been discontinued and priced at $200!).

TACO MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

TACO forum topics / tours, shows & news


TACO forum topics
No topics found for : "taco"
Create a topic now
TACO tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "taco"
Post an entries now

TACO Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to TACO

Buy TACO Music


After EightAfter Eight
Audio CD$229.96
$15.00 (used)
Puttin' On The Ritz 2017Puttin' On The Ritz 2017
Import
HEY 2017
Audio CD$9.54
$9.59 (used)
Puttin on the Ritz: Best ofPuttin on the Ritz: Best of
Import
Bmg Int'l 1998
Audio CD$126.65
$99.91 (used)
Singin' In The RainSingin' In The Rain
T4two
Audio CD$55.89 (used)
Best of: TacoBest of: Taco
Import
Bmg Int'l 2000
Audio CD$44.93 (used)
Taco - After Eight - RCA Victor - PL 28520Taco - After Eight - RCA Victor - PL 28520
RCA Victor
Vinyl$7.00 (used)
Taco - Greatest Hits: Puttin on the RitzTaco - Greatest Hits: Puttin on the Ritz
Import
Import [Generic] 2000
Audio CD$36.16 (used)
TACO 45 RPM Puttin' ON the Ritz / Livin' in My Dream WorldTACO 45 RPM Puttin' ON the Ritz / Livin' in My Dream World
RCA
Vinyl$15.00
$2.44 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
TACO PUTTIN ON Ritz NM Promo USD $7.77 Buy It Now 10h 13m
Efrain Elizalde El Gallero De Guasave Un Taco De Ojo Nuevo Sealed USD $14.99 Buy It Now 17h 2m
DEPECHE MODE lp DANCING CLUB argentina ID# 09564 EURYTHMICS-TACO-CULTURE CLUB RC USD $21.00 Buy It Now 22h 51m
Dick Dale - Spanish Kiss/Taco Wagon - USA 45 rpm 7" USD $14.99 [0 bids]
23h 43m
Roxy music for your pleasure lp reissue on taco records promo USD $14.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Roxy music s/t lp reissue on taco records promo USD $14.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Audio Taco - Larry Chaney (CD Used Very Good) USD $9.12 Buy It Now 1 day
TACO - LET'S FACE THE MUSIC, CPL1-4920 RCA SEALED USD $25.30 Buy It Now 1 day
TACO "PUTTIN ON THE RITZ / LIVIN IN MY DREAM WORLD" 45 USD $2.75 Buy It Now 1 day
Taco: After Eight '83 RCA Japan + Obi + Insert. (Putting On The Ritz) USD $10.38 Buy It Now 1 day
Taco: Let's face the music / Lassiter's theme 12" vinyl record 9c USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
? Taco - After Eight (with "Puttin' on the Ritz") (RCA) (Canada) USD $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Taco Let's Face the Music 1984 1st Press RCA CPL1-4920 Rare SEALED MINT New LP USD $8.99 Buy It Now 1 day
33rpm TACO after eight RCA VICTOR AFL1-4818 nice SEE PICS USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Taco - After Eight (LP NM- SHADED DOG LABEL) USD $15.99 Buy It Now 1 day
TACO lp DESPUES DE LAS OCHO argentina ID# 36265 1982 RCA 60009 NM NM automat77 r USD $29.00 Buy It Now 1 day
TACO after eight LP Vinyl JAPAN RVC RCA RPL-8175 W/ OBI USD $16.99 Buy It Now 2 days
WEIRD AL food HITS cd FAT lasagna EAT IT spam MY BOLOGNA taco grande RYE KAISER USD $8.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Taco Special Disco Double Pack 2 12" Singles Vinyl Record USD $11.03 Buy It Now 2 days
Taco & Da Mofos Late Nite Bump Stars CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
TACO~PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ~1982 SYNTH ITALO DISCO CLASSIC 12" *NM; MADE IN CANADA* USD $2.99 [0 bids]
2 days
Taco & Da Mofos Bud Sweat & Beers CD USD $4.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Taco - Tell Me That You Like It GER LP 1986 //1 USD $18.39 Buy It Now 2 days
TACO After Eight RARE 1983 EURO / JAPAN CD puttin on th USD $148.75 Buy It Now 2 days
ARTHUR MITCHAM Arriba Taco Grande 7" VINYL French Pastafont (Pf3006) USD $6.48 Buy It Now 2 days
YOUNG HEART ATTACK Over And Over 7" VINYL UK Xl 2003 Reissue B/W Taco Ball USD $4.66 Buy It Now 2 days
TACO Singing In The Rain DOUBLE 7" VINYL UK Rca 1982 4 Track Double Pack In USD $6.48 Buy It Now 2 days
LP TACO BELL PRESENTS TIJUANA TAXI George Garabedian MARK 56 RECORDS USD $2.50 [0 bids]
2 days
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Chill N Taco: A Chill Out Tribute to Mexican - CD ** New ** USD $18.95 Buy It Now 2 days
VARIOUS ARTISTS - Chill N Taco: A Chill Out Tribute to Mexican - CD USD $18.75 Buy It Now 2 days
TACO After Eight LP RCA Victor AFL-4818 US 1982 VG++ IN SHRINK W/ PROMO STICKER USD $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
TACO / TELL ME THAT YOU LIKE IT JAPAN CD OOP USD $26.99 Buy It Now 3 days
TACO AFTER EIGHT JAPAN USD $13.99 Buy It Now 3 days
TACO - PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ - 7" 45 VINYL RECORD - 1982 USD $3.74 Buy It Now 3 days
Puttin' on the Ritz 2017 Taco Audio CD USD $13.30 Buy It Now 3 days
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC "Taco Grande" RARE PROMO ONLY CD Single 1992 rico suave USD $21.23 Buy It Now 4 days
27 LOT COLLECTION NIB 1999 EPISODE 1 STAR WAR PHANTOM MENACE TACO BELL KFC PH+13 USD $51.91 Buy It Now 4 days
Taco Placero USD $1.79 Buy It Now 4 days
SEALED TACO LET'S FACE THE MUSIC LP 1984 RCA RECORDS CPL1-4920 USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Anhinga Turquoise Visions CD Talking Taco TT143D NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE USD $3.99 Buy It Now 4 days
BOW WOW WOW TACO PUTTIN ON THE RITZ PROMO SAMPLE 12" LP JAPAN SPLD-1176 MINT USD $199.99 Buy It Now 4 days
TACO 45 RPM "Puttin' on the Ritz" "Livin' in My Dream World" VG condition USD $2.50 Buy It Now 4 days
Taco Tell Me That You Like It + Obi vinyl LP album record Japanese promo USD $31.09 Buy It Now 5 days
Songs of Kevin Kosub/The Taco Land Years Audio CD USD $29.59 Buy It Now 5 days
Willie Nelson 1999 Taco Bell Promo Cassette Single - Across The Borderline USD $6.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Creation Chant * by Eric Casillas (CD, Aug-1994, Talking Taco) USD $3.50 Buy It Now 5 days
Taco-Puttin' on The Ritz (VG+) USD $4.59 Buy It Now 5 days
Taco and Jac - We Welcome You [New CD] USD $15.45 Buy It Now 6 days
TACO AFTER EIGHT USD $3.25 [0 bids]
6 days
YOUNG HEART ATTACK - OVER & OVER / TACO BAIL BONDO 7" VINYL XLS 160 634904116071 USD $5.18 Buy It Now 6 days
Royaltones, Flamingo Express/Taco USD $4.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Taco Puttin' On The Ritz CD hits German 1991 import pressing RARE OOP new wave USD $29.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Taco ?Puttin' On The Ritz / Broadway Rhythm RCA ?- RCAT 327 12 "UK Vinyl Single USD $38.80 Buy It Now 6 days
Taco" Puttin On the Ritz/Livin in My Dream World" 45 record RCA PB-13574 USD $3.95 Buy It Now 6 days
Rock Promo 45 TACO Cheek to Cheek on RCA (Promo) USD $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days
LP Taco ?- After Eight 1982 German Press FREE SHIPPING USD $21.25 Buy It Now 6 days
Taco ?- Puttin' On The Ritz Vintage Vinyl 12" Record Electronic SynthPop USD $10.00 Buy It Now 6 days
ultra rare CD 80's PAQUITA LA DEL BARRIO rata de 2 patas TACO PLACERO viejo rabo USD $15.29 Buy It Now 6 days
After Eight (Taco - 1982) PL 28520 (ID:14933) USD $12.00 Buy It Now 6 days
After Eight (Taco - 1982) PL 28520 (ID:14933) USD $8.36 Buy It Now 6 days
TACO Puttin' On The Ritz / Livin' In My Dream World 45 USD $7.46 Buy It Now 6 days
TACO Singin' In The Rain (Special Radio Edit) / Cheek To Cheek 45 USD $7.46 Buy It Now 6 days
Don't Trip - Soul Taco (CD Used Very Good) USD $10.52 Buy It Now 7 days
TACO / PUTTIN' N THE RITZ 1982 RCA RECORDS USD $6.74 Buy It Now 7 days
SYNTH POP/ Taco - Cheek To Cheek (WL Promo) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 7 days
TACO LP - SAME / 1987 PERLE PRESS in MINT Condition UNPLAYED USD $33.47 Buy It Now 7 days
Space Streakings-`Taco Beya - 7``` VINYL LP NEW USD $12.93 Buy It Now 7 days
Taco Placero USD $38.95 Buy It Now 7 days
TACO "After Eight" RCA AFL1-4818 Vinyl LP 33 Vocal Pop Album EX Stereo 1982 USD $6.00 Buy It Now 7 days
LATIN SCIENCE - Soul Taco / Chevare / MAXI PROMO PRLP - 360 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 7 days
EL ANGEL DE LAS DOS HILERAS - CHAMAME PUNTA Y TACO USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $14.14 Buy It Now 7 days
TACO LET'S FACE THE MUSIC RCA 12" 33 RPM VINYL WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL USD $5.99 Buy It Now 8 days
TACO MEXICAN PROMO 45 +PS SINGIN' IN THE RAIN + PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ USD $5.50 Buy It Now 8 days
TACO - Tell Me That You Like It - Polydor Vinyl LP USD $9.67 Buy It Now 8 days
Taco " After Eight " 1982 Lp Record USD $8.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Taco - Superphysical Resurrection 12" '83 cryogenics USD $10.38 Buy It Now 8 days
TACO - SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, A 4-TRACK 2 x 12" VINYL E.P., RCA RECORDS, RCAT 327 USD $10.32 Buy It Now 8 days
Taco 80s ROCK 45 (RCA 13574) Puttin' on the Ritz/Livin' in My Dream World M- USD $1.97 Buy It Now 8 days
Taco - After Eight - LP (Vinyl) Label Error USD $9.99 Buy It Now 8 days
Taco ?- Puttin' On The Ritz / Cheek To Cheek (7" 45 RPM) USD $3.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Augie Meyers - Alive & Well at Lake Taco [New CD] USD $15.99 Buy It Now 9 days
Bud Sweat & Beers Taco & Da Mofos CD USD $41.60 Buy It Now 9 days
Alive and Well at Lake Taco Augie Meyers Audio CD USD $22.64 Buy It Now 9 days
Augie Meyers - Alive & Well at Lake Taco [New CD] USD $15.48 Buy It Now 9 days
TACO (5) Tako(Paper-Sleeeve)(Remaster) FJSP-126 (IND6681) CD JAPAN NEW USD $98.32 Buy It Now 9 days
Guadalupe: Virgen de los Indios IAGO/Talking Taco Music, 1998) (cd5607) USD $10.85 Buy It Now 9 days
Do Something - Alternative 1994 Cassette Special Edition by Taco Bell USD $5.45 Buy It Now 9 days
Various Artists - Songs of Kevin Kosub/The Taco Land Years / Various [New CD] USD $17.97 Buy It Now 9 days
Taco and Jac - We Welcome You [New CD] USD $15.79 Buy It Now 9 days
Taco ?- After Eight (RCA Victor ?- AFL1-4818 Stereo) USD $7.50 Buy It Now 9 days
45 Records: Village People, Springstein, Devo, Steve Miller, Taco, Art of Noise+ USD $9.99 Buy It Now 9 days
EL ANGEL DE LAS DOS HILERAS - CHAMAME PUNTA Y TACO NEW CD USD $15.55 Buy It Now 9 days
Morning Sickness The Fiasco Real Rock 101 Pat Lynch Taco Bob CJ 60 track 2002 CD USD $9.99 Buy It Now 9 days
TACO Puttin' On The Ritz/Livin' In My Dream vinyl 12 Inch 1983 RCA Records EX USD $10.00 Buy It Now 9 days
[SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~NM LP~TACO~Let's Face The Music~[Original 1984~RCA~Issue] USD $6.90 Buy It Now 9 days
[SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ]~NM LP~TACO~After Eight~{Original 1982~RCA~Issue] USD $15.90 Buy It Now 9 days
TACO LETS FACE THE MUSIC LP VINYL RECORD 12" USD $14.98 Buy It Now 10 days
Taco After Eight RCA AFL1-4818 EXC 1st Analog USA Press ULTRASONIC CLEAN USD $16.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Taco - "After Eight". Puttin' On The Ritz, Singin' In The Rain. RCA Vinyl LP. USD $2.70 Buy It Now 10 days
Taco Leg: S/T 7" (used) USD $3.15 Buy It Now 10 days

More places to buy TACO music online Buy TACO & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
TACO has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

TACO discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

TACO top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.00 | 1 ratings
Taco
1982

TACO Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Second (Live)
1983

TACO Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

TACO Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

0.00 | 0 ratings
Taco Taizen
1994

TACO Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

TACO Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Taco by TACO album cover Studio Album, 1982
4.00 | 1 ratings

BUY
Taco
Taco RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group Avant, Crossover & Neo Teams

— First review of this album —
4 stars Their key phrase is "Sorry to be born in this world", that can sometimes be heard in this album.

Very nervous, violent, aggressive atmosphere we can feel in this work. I can imagine the album "Taco" might be the life of Harumi YAMAZAKI, that was filled with talent for rock music, sexual desire, opposition against the society, and mind-expanding agents. Harumi could strike his "problematic" life onto his creation without sweeping anything. Of course, we do understand such illegal stuffs must be banned indeed, but his attitude and opinion 'for music' can be approved more and more - he easily could create such an avantgarde and controversial bizarrerie what nobody could do in those days, with much commercialism (he advertised himself and his products via his columns in an underground magazine) and lots of renowned musicians (especially Ryuichi Sakamoto and Machizo Machida). He could arouse a controversy storm in Japanese independent music scene with such a weird gem.

Listen first of all and you can find some painful groan, moan, shout with crazy, dirty mixing in the first track, maybe under withdrawal symptoms. A very cynical and straight way as he represented his silly sickness and painful life, already able to feel? And what a weird song the third track "Kirara" is ... Machizo madly and cynically sang (no, shouted) with lots of discriminatory words and phrases. Actually an anti-discrimination association has impeached the song, album, and Pinakotheca Records. But there may be not only discrimination but also criticism against some associations asking for money it sounds. They should be cynics I'm sure.

And you cannot help feeling his musical talent in "Enigram" or "Nue", a short classical cotton and a Japanese-Enka-ish tragic darkside respectively. "Vomiting Center Is The World Origin" includes some dirty, sodomic lyrics into itself (written by Lolita Junko?) but such a carnivalisque element in the song you can realize and appreciate seriously. "Hostage Funk" can be fittest for so-called Avantgarde progressive methinks ... with tape recorder effects or meaningless female whispers, based on strict funky rhythms. The second one "Cannot Get Your Patience Of A Saint Even Today" is a pop song, but the lyrics sung by a pretty singer (suppose :-P) Izumi Kurisawa are ... oh, man ... cannot explain in detail but full of illegal expression. You can easily realize that Ryuichi Sakamoto composed "Secret Emperor Magic" (lyrics by Harumi ... just criticism against Japanese Emperor as the most responsible person for the War).

As above mentioned, this album should be the most problematic and controversial in those days in Japan but at the same time I'm sure Harumi could leave one of the most impressive music production for us younger rock fans. As a Japanese RIO / Avantgarde progressive rock fan, I cannot avoid this brilliant gem.

Thanks to DamoXt7942 for the artist addition.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives