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Japan: Hip-Hip Hurrah

Report and Interview by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 25 November 1978


Japan, the Regulars: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by David Hepworth, Sounds, 28 April 1979

Hype springs eternal ...

Japan: Ryerson Theatre, Toronto

Live Review by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 5 January 1980


Japan: Quiet Life (Ariola AHAL 8010)****

Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 12 January 1980

Glitter for industry ...

Japan: The Venue, London

Live Review by Geoff Barton, Sounds, 9 February 1980

Plenty good posin' ...

Discovering Japan

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 16 February 1980

Are Japan just a bunch of pretty boy remnants of glamrock. Or do they know something that the rest of rock 'n' roll is yet ...

Japan: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 30 May 1981

Heaven must have scent you ...

Japan: The Part Of Arties

Interview by Betty Page, Sounds, 6 June 1981

LIFE WITHIN buildings: being shut in a dimly-lit, secluded studio with David Sylvian. Sounds like a scenario straight out of a Nipponese schoolgirl's fantasy, but ...

Japan: Japanese Boys

Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 29 October 1981

David Sylvian and Mick Karn stretch out on the sofa and enjoy their new-found British success. Budge up, says Dave Rimmer ...

Japan: Tin Drum (Virgin)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 21 November 1981

Once upon a record there was a wonderful land where nothing nasty happened and sad beautiful boys lived... ...

David Sylvian: Melancholy Baby

Interview by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 2 January 1982

MELANCHOLY PROPS up his head and whispers, half to himself and half to me... ...

Japan: Say Hello, Wave Goodbye?

Interview by Ian Birch, Smash Hits, 4 February 1982

"I don't know how long the break's going to be," says David Sylvian. "Maybe three months or four or longer." Japan make plans. Ian Birch ...

Human League: Dare (A&M); Japan: Japan (Virgin/Epic)

Review by J.D. Considine, Musician, June 1982

CONTRARY TO popular belief, all synthesizer bands are not unlistenable. True, many do sound rather like the result of an infinite number of silicon chips ...

Human League et al: Synth-Pop

Report and Interview by J.D. Considine, Musician, August 1982

Music Without Musicians...But Not Without Craftsmanship and Great Songs ...

David Sylvian: Journeys Into The Interior

Profile and Interview by Biba Kopf, New Musical Express, 11 August 1984

FOR ONE who seems so still David Sylvian is constantly on the move. ...

Japan: Exorcising Ghosts (Virgin)

Review by Richard Cook, New Musical Express, 1 December 1984

THIS WAS, after all, one of the stranger groups of musicians who went the route of pop's long march. ...

David Sylvian

Retrospective and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, MOJO, April 1999

He was the sensitive soul who fronted south London’s dodgiest glam-rockers, the World’s Most Lovely Man who chose tortured sainthood, pop’s preening popinjay who reinvented ...

Various Artists: Dawn Of Electronica

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, July 2000

Founding fathers of technopop come together in electro land ...

David Sylvian: Everything And Nothing

Review by Ian Penman, Uncut, November 2000

COLLECTED OUEVRE of Japan's finest ...

David Sylvian: Whatever Happened to the World's Most Beautiful Man?

Profile and Interview by Chris Roberts, Uncut, October 2003

So, David Sylvian, you live halfway up a mountain in New England? "That's the way it is", laughs the singer (and yes, he does laugh. Asked ...

see also David Sylvian

see also Mick Karn

see also Rain Tree Crow


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