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OBSCURE ALTERNATIVES

Japan

 

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2.40 | 39 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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1 stars If ever you believe that you had missed something with their first album, let me just tell you that this one is as poor as their debut one.

Of course, this album is almost thirty years old.

Still, I am found of the seventies and there are hundreds of records of great interest which were released in that period. True prog ones (but they were very few during the late seventies) or not.

Passion is totally absent of this record. It is rather difficult to swallow such an inclusion here. Lots of bands available on PA are not prog (the list would be long if I had to mention them all.) but "Japan" is one of the most questionable.

There were lots of creative bands in these days, but very few were prog. They were creative and brought a new angle in ROCK music. "Japan" is absolutely NOT one of these. A band such as "Doctors Of Madness" released far much better albums than this poor one (two actually). Of course, they are totally forgotten by now).

Trying to mention one great song from album is a difficult task. Even if the type of music "Japan" was playing in 1978 was more appealing while I discovered it than now.

Jewel songs are like a ghost in here. They just don't exist. Another weak album from "Japan".

I am just reviewing this band because I got to listen to them some thirty years from now. But not because I believe they were great. By no means.

One star for this poor release.

ZowieZiggy | 1/5 |

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