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Japanese VS Western music (94)

39 Name: ♪ ☆ Anonymous Popstar ☆ ♪ : 2008-09-18 10:37 ID:4BLNG0+9


Susumu Hirasawa is awesome, although I probably prefer P-Model to his solo career. "Sekai Turbine" though, what a song.


I was never able to get into FTB, but that album they did with Kuni Kawachi was great. Their singer sounds like bleeding Axel Rose though! A lot of those older 70s bands don't grab me - they sound too much like typical record collector / music-fan prog from any country. The main one I could never figure out was J.A Caesar - naff pretentious cult chant bonehead rock. He gets compared to Magma sometimes, but I like Magma...

That said, I like some Jacks, Hiro Yanagida, Happy End, Takeshi Terauchi, RC Succession, Hosono/Sakamoto/YMO, Sadistic Mika Band, Tomita etc. Speed Glue and Shinki are good too, I can't think of any 70s hard / blues rock bands that sound quite like them... there probably are, but I can't think of them. What would you say is good stuff with that Deep Purple and/or Japanese melodic influence?