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Edited Jan 24, 2013, 07:57
Re: Albums that deserve a second chance
Jan 24, 2013, 07:48
paradox wrote:
IanB wrote:
Adolescent Sex - Japan
Other than Generation X and maybe Heavy Metal Kids, Japan were easily the most derided majorish band of my youth until they were rehabilitiated by Paul Morley and The Face circa Gentlemen Take Polaroids. First album? No fretless bass or cod oriental touches. It's Diamond-Dogs-goes-disco with long BOC style guitar solos, Lou/ Velvets urban sleeze and decadent silliness. What's not to like? At sixteen it was unimprovable and then I didn't listen to it for maybe 20 years. Coming back to it was thrilling. If only Low had sounded this great.

I loved it when I bought it in 1978, and have constantly spun it since then.
A great album, and Obscure Alternatives is pretty good, too.

I bought it as one of those cheap Spanish or Portuguese pressings that would be sold in "jean shops" in the 70s. 99p I think it was. I liked most of what they did but I don't think I played the records much after they split up other than "Quiet Life". Still my favourite Japan album. I love how it just motors along and it sounded great in discos on Bowie Nights. That's a proper Hansa album. One of the best productions of its kind I think next to maybe "Systems Of Romance".
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