History Music / AkiraTakasaki

5th Oct '14 3:23:36 AM m8e
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Akira Takasaki (''Takasaki Akira'') is one of, if not ''the'' premier, Music/HeavyMetal guitarists of Japan. Heavily influenced by Ritchie Blackmore of {{Rainbow}} and Eddie Music/VanHalen, he started the band Lazy with Music/MunetakaHiguchi, then, in 1981, also with Higuchi, went on to form Music/{{Loudness}} and make history as one of Japan's longest-performing Music/HeavyMetal musicians with one of the longest-enduring acts in Music/HeavyMetal as of TheNewTens (as in, since Loudness never technically "disbanded" even with Takasaki being the only member, the band has technically been in unbroken, active existence for over ''30 years'')

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Akira Takasaki (''Takasaki Akira'') is one of, if not ''the'' premier, Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal guitarists of Japan. Heavily influenced by Ritchie Blackmore of {{Rainbow}} and Eddie Music/VanHalen, he started the band Lazy with Music/MunetakaHiguchi, then, in 1981, also with Higuchi, went on to form Music/{{Loudness}} and make history as one of Japan's longest-performing Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal musicians with one of the longest-enduring acts in Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal as of TheNewTens (as in, since Loudness never technically "disbanded" even with Takasaki being the only member, the band has technically been in unbroken, active existence for over ''30 years'')
6th Apr '13 9:16:54 PM EarlOfSandvich
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Akira Takasaki (''Takasaki Akira'') is one of, if not ''the'' premier, HeavyMetal guitarists of Japan. Heavily influenced by Ritchie Blackmore of {{Rainbow}} and Eddie Music/VanHalen, he started the band Lazy with Music/MunetakaHiguchi, then, in 1981, also with Higuchi, went on to form Music/{{Loudness}} and make history as one of Japan's longest-performing HeavyMetal musicians with one of the longest-enduring acts in HeavyMetal as of TheNewTens (as in, since Loudness never technically "disbanded" even with Takasaki being the only member, the band has technically been in unbroken, active existence for over ''30 years'')


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Akira Takasaki (''Takasaki Akira'') is one of, if not ''the'' premier, HeavyMetal Music/HeavyMetal guitarists of Japan. Heavily influenced by Ritchie Blackmore of {{Rainbow}} and Eddie Music/VanHalen, he started the band Lazy with Music/MunetakaHiguchi, then, in 1981, also with Higuchi, went on to form Music/{{Loudness}} and make history as one of Japan's longest-performing HeavyMetal Music/HeavyMetal musicians with one of the longest-enduring acts in HeavyMetal Music/HeavyMetal as of TheNewTens (as in, since Loudness never technically "disbanded" even with Takasaki being the only member, the band has technically been in unbroken, active existence for over ''30 years'')

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2nd Apr '13 4:41:23 PM RevolutionStone
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* LongRunner: The reason Loudness itself is one. He's refused, no matter what, to break up the band or put it on a prolonged hiatus. Someone quits? Get someone new. The label insists on a new direction? Take it. The entire HairMetal genre collapses? Quick, grab the best bassist in Japan on his way out of his band and a hardcore metal singer and go thrash! The label insists on another new direction that screws everyone over? Flip them off and go your own way even if it means losing everyone but you. Everyone comes back finally? Go for it and do the reunion! The drummer you founded the band with dies? Replace him! While, admittedly, this pattern may have seemed a bit cold and businesslike, it ''kept the band together'' and ''active'' instead of disbanding or on hiatus or whatever.

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* LongRunner: The reason Loudness itself is one. He's refused, no matter what, to break up the band or put it on a prolonged hiatus. Someone quits? Get someone new. The label insists on a new direction? Take it. The entire HairMetal genre collapses? Quick, grab the best bassist in Japan on his way out of his band and a hardcore metal singer and go thrash! thrash with hints of vkei! The label insists on another new direction that screws everyone over? Flip them off and go your own way even if it means losing everyone but you. Everyone comes back finally? Go for it and do the reunion! The drummer you founded the band with dies? Replace him! While, admittedly, this pattern may have seemed a bit cold and businesslike, it ''kept the band together'' and ''active'' instead of disbanding or on hiatus or whatever.
2nd Apr '13 4:39:55 PM RevolutionStone
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* UsefulNotes/Buddhism: Is a devout Buddhist, and has written songs inspired by this (including Loudness's ''Wind From Tibet,'') as well as having spent some time as an actual Buddhist monk.

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* UsefulNotes/Buddhism: UsefulNotes/{{Buddhism}}: Is a devout Buddhist, and has written songs inspired by this (including Loudness's ''Wind From Tibet,'') as well as having spent some time as an actual Buddhist monk.
25th Mar '13 8:23:00 PM SmytheOrdo
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* ImprobableHairstyle: Repeatedly. He's had everything from EightiesHair per HairMetal standard to Afro and beard (in the 90s coming off his HairMetal days) to shaved tonsure (during his tenure as a Buddhist monk) to braids and dreadlocks...

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* ImprobableHairstyle: Repeatedly. He's had everything from EightiesHair per HairMetal standard to Afro and beard (in the 90s coming off his HairMetal days) to shaved tonsure (during his tenure as a Buddhist monk) to braids and dreadlocks...(it's actually a wig)
19th Mar '13 2:46:50 PM RevolutionStone
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* {{Hipster}}: An AlternativeCharacterInterpretation of his looks and interests - though he'd probably prefer NewAgeRetroHippie instead per even having an album called ''Heavy Metal Hippies.''
19th Mar '13 2:20:16 AM RevolutionStone
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* UsefulNotes/Buddhism: Is a devout Buddhist, and has written songs inspired by this (including Loudness's ''Wind From Tibet,'') as well as having spent some time as an actual Buddhist monk.



* {{Monk}}: Was a Buddhist monk for a while...
19th Mar '13 2:16:52 AM RevolutionStone
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* {{Monk}}: Was a Buddhist monk for a while...
19th Mar '13 1:30:10 AM RevolutionStone
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* 80sHair: Had it at the time.

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* 80sHair: EightiesHair: Had it at the time.



* ImprobableHairstyle: Repeatedly. He's had everything from 80sHair per HairMetal standard to Afro and beard (in the 90s coming off his HairMetal days) to shaved tonsure (during his tenure as a Buddhist monk) to braids and dreadlocks...
* LongRunner: The reason Loudness itself is one. He's refused, no matter what, to break up the band or put it on a prolonged hiatus. Someone quits? Get someone new. The label insists on a new direction? Take it. The entire HairMetal genre collapses? Quick, grab the best bassist in Japan on his way out of his band and a hardcore metal singer and go thrash! The label insists on another new direction that screws everyone over? Flip them off and go your own way even if it means losing everyone but you. Everyone comes back finally? Go for it and do the reunion! The drummer you founded the band with dies? Replace him! While, admittedly, this pattern may have seemed a bit cold and businesslike, it ''kept the band together'' and ''active'' instead of disbanding or on hiatus or whatever.

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* ImprobableHairstyle: Repeatedly. He's had everything from 80sHair EightiesHair per HairMetal standard to Afro and beard (in the 90s coming off his HairMetal days) to shaved tonsure (during his tenure as a Buddhist monk) to braids and dreadlocks...
* LongRunner: The reason Loudness itself is one. He's refused, no matter what, to break up the band or put it on a prolonged hiatus. Someone quits? Get someone new. The label insists on a new direction? Take it. The entire HairMetal genre collapses? Quick, grab the best bassist in Japan on his way out of his band and a hardcore metal singer and go thrash! The label insists on another new direction that screws everyone over? Flip them off and go your own way even if it means losing everyone but you. Everyone comes back finally? Go for it and do the reunion! The drummer you founded the band with dies? Replace him! While, admittedly, this pattern may have seemed a bit cold and businesslike, it ''kept the band together'' and ''active'' instead of disbanding or on hiatus or whatever.whatever.
* NiceHat: Wears one when his head is shaved or he has short hair, sometimes. Other times, just settles for a baseball cap.
19th Mar '13 1:22:20 AM RevolutionStone
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Akira Takasaki (''Takasaki Akira'') is one of, if not ''the'' premier, HeavyMetal guitarists of Japan. Heavily influenced by Ritchie Blackmore of {{Rainbow}} and Eddie Music/VanHalen, he started the band Lazy with Music/MunetakaHiguchi, then, in 1981, also with Higuchi, went on to form Music/{{Loudness}} and make history as one of Japan's longest-performing HeavyMetal musicians with one of the longest-enduring acts in HeavyMetal as of TheNewTens (as in, since Loudness never technically "disbanded" even with Takasaki being the only member, the band has technically been in unbroken, active existence for over ''30 years'')

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Akira Takasaki (''Takasaki Akira'') is one of, if not ''the'' premier, HeavyMetal guitarists of Japan. Heavily influenced by Ritchie Blackmore of {{Rainbow}} and Eddie Music/VanHalen, he started the band Lazy with Music/MunetakaHiguchi, then, in 1981, also with Higuchi, went on to form Music/{{Loudness}} and make history as one of Japan's longest-performing HeavyMetal musicians with one of the longest-enduring acts in HeavyMetal as of TheNewTens (as in, since Loudness never technically "disbanded" even with Takasaki being the only member, the band has technically been in unbroken, active existence for over ''30 years'')years'')


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!!Music/AkiraTakasaki Provides Examples of:
* AuthorAppeal: Along with Higuchi and Niihara, the anti-war ProtestSong - the one topic on which they all seemed to agree.
* AuthorFilibuster: Several of the songs in his IAmTheBand era, especially ''Miles High'' and ''Dogshit.''
* 80sHair: Had it at the time.
* EpicRocking and EpicRiff: Many, many times, both in his "solo" works, his Music/{{Loudness}} works, and his Loudness-as-solo works.
* ImprobableHairstyle: Repeatedly. He's had everything from 80sHair per HairMetal standard to Afro and beard (in the 90s coming off his HairMetal days) to shaved tonsure (during his tenure as a Buddhist monk) to braids and dreadlocks...
* LongRunner: The reason Loudness itself is one. He's refused, no matter what, to break up the band or put it on a prolonged hiatus. Someone quits? Get someone new. The label insists on a new direction? Take it. The entire HairMetal genre collapses? Quick, grab the best bassist in Japan on his way out of his band and a hardcore metal singer and go thrash! The label insists on another new direction that screws everyone over? Flip them off and go your own way even if it means losing everyone but you. Everyone comes back finally? Go for it and do the reunion! The drummer you founded the band with dies? Replace him! While, admittedly, this pattern may have seemed a bit cold and businesslike, it ''kept the band together'' and ''active'' instead of disbanding or on hiatus or whatever.
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