History Music / Japan

9th Jun '16 11:35:20 PM gewunomox
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Not to be confused with {{Main/Japan}}, [[CaptainObvious the country]].

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Not to be confused with {{Main/Japan}}, UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}, [[CaptainObvious the country]].
5th May '16 4:05:51 PM nombretomado
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** Some people accuse David Sylvian to be an expy of DavidBowie.

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** Some people accuse David Sylvian to be an expy of DavidBowie.Music/DavidBowie.
17th Jan '15 4:11:18 AM tenryufan
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* FaceOfTheBand: David Sylvian. He is depicted on their album front covers and gets most screen time in music videos.



* HeyItsThatGuy: Japanese synth pop pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto from Music/YellowMagicOrchestra collaborated with the band on ''Gentlemen Take Polaroids''.
6th Oct '14 1:22:42 PM m8e
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Japan were a NewWave band from London formed by vocalist David Sylvian, bassist Mick Karn, Keyboardist [[Music/PorcupineTree Richard Barbieri]] and drummer Steve Jansen. There were active from 1974 to 1982 and reunited shortly in 1991. They are considered an influential SynthPop band of TheEighties and leader David Sylvian [[BreakupBreakout later became]] a distinctive Art Pop pioneer.

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Japan were a NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] band from London formed by vocalist David Sylvian, bassist Mick Karn, Keyboardist [[Music/PorcupineTree Richard Barbieri]] and drummer Steve Jansen. There were active from 1974 to 1982 and reunited shortly in 1991. They are considered an influential SynthPop band of TheEighties and leader David Sylvian [[BreakupBreakout later became]] a distinctive Art Pop pioneer.
10th May '14 2:49:44 PM progkinghughes
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Japan were a NewWave band from London formed by vocalist David Sylvian, bassist Mick Karn, Keyboard Richard Barbieri and drummer Steve Jansen. There were active from 1974 to 1982 and reunited shortly in 1991. They are considered an influential SynthPop band of TheEighties and leader David Sylvian [[BreakupBreakout later became]] a distinctive Art Pop pioneer.

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Japan were a NewWave band from London formed by vocalist David Sylvian, bassist Mick Karn, Keyboard Keyboardist [[Music/PorcupineTree Richard Barbieri Barbieri]] and drummer Steve Jansen. There were active from 1974 to 1982 and reunited shortly in 1991. They are considered an influential SynthPop band of TheEighties and leader David Sylvian [[BreakupBreakout later became]] a distinctive Art Pop pioneer.
21st Apr '14 4:36:51 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: They never really get higher than a 3. But it's not like they wanted.


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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth: Mostly averted.
21st Apr '14 4:32:45 AM ParanoiaAgent
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** Most obviously frontman David Sylvian, who even was described as [[AngelicBeauty "the most beautiful man in pop"]].

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** Most obviously frontman David Sylvian, who even [[UpToEleven even]] was described as [[AngelicBeauty "the most beautiful man in pop"]].


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* Main/{{Camp}}: They weren't called {{New Romantic}}s for no reason.
* DeadpanSnarker: David Sylvian has his moments.
-->'''Reporter:''' If gentlemen used to take Polaroids, do they take Hipstamatic pics on their iPhones now?
-->'''Sylvian:''' No, I think they take Viagra now.


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* DutchAngle: The music video for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flHWJoDt3Yo Swing]].
21st Apr '14 4:22:52 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* FaceOfTheBand: David Sylvian.

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** Some people accuse David Sylvian to be an expy of DavidBowie.
* FaceOfTheBand: David Sylvian. He is depicted on their album front covers and gets most screen time in music videos.



* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Averted, as Mick Karn is considered as one of the best rock bassists of all time.

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* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Averted, as Mick Karn is considered as one of the best rock bassists of all time.time.
* RedChina: Played straight on their album ''Tin Drum''. [[http://i.imgur.com/So4RJAd.jpg The cover]] shows David Sylvian sitting below a Mao poster, eating rice.
** The [[http://i.imgur.com/yDOWe1L.jpg back cover]] shows all four members sitting below a Mao Poster in a sparse white room.
** This is [[RuleOfCool likely done]] to [[FauxSymbolism increase the eastern Asian impression]] of the album's music.



* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: David Sylvian.

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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: David Sylvian. He didn't wear them during their GlamRock years.



* TropeCodifier: NewRomantic, which is a lush version of SynthPop.

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* TropeCodifier: NewRomantic, which is a lush version of SynthPop.SynthPop.
* WordSaladLyrics: David Sylvian is prone of that.
20th Apr '14 7:39:27 AM ParanoiaAgent
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Not to be confunsed with {{Main/Japan}}, [[CaptainObvious the country]].

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Not to be confunsed confused with {{Main/Japan}}, [[CaptainObvious the country]].
20th Apr '14 7:39:19 AM ParanoiaAgent
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Japan were a NewWave band from London formed by vocalist David Sylvian, bassist Mick Karn, Keyboard Richard Barbieri and drummer Steve Jansen. There were active from 1974 to 1982 and reunited shortly in 1991. They are considered an influential SynthPop band of TheEighties and leader David Sylvian [[BreakupBreakout later became]] a distinctive Art Pop pioneer.

Not to be confunsed with {{Main/Japan}}, [[CaptainObvious the country]].

!!Discography:

* ''Adolescent Sex'' (1978)
* ''Obscure Alternatives'' (1978)
* ''Quiet Life'' (1979)
* ''Gentlemen Take Polaroids'' (1980)
* ''Tin Drum'' (1981)
* ''Rain Tree Crow'' (1991)
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!!This band provides examples of:
* {{Main/Badass}}: Bassist Mick Karn. Also quite TheDandy.
* {{Main/Bishonen}}: ''Everyone in this band.''
** Most obviously frontman David Sylvian, who even was described as [[AngelicBeauty "the most beautiful man in pop"]].
* BreakupBreakout: David Sylvian became an iconic art pop musician of TheEighties.
* DarkerAndEdgier: They were known for easy-going Synth Pop, but later evolved into [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible complex]] [[GenreBusting Genre Busters]].
* {{Main/Expy}}: ''Nightporter'' is very reminiscent to Music/ErikSatie's ''Gymnopédie No. 1''.
* FaceOfTheBand: David Sylvian.
* GenreBusting: The last album combines synth-pop with East-Asian folk music.
* GlamRock: Started like that, and just kept the flamboyant clothes.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Japanese synth pop pioneer Ryuichi Sakamoto from Music/YellowMagicOrchestra collaborated with the band on ''Gentlemen Take Polaroids''.
* IntentionallyAwkwardTitle: ''Adolescent Sex''.
* NobodyLovesTheBassist: Averted, as Mick Karn is considered as one of the best rock bassists of all time.
* SharpDressedMan: Once again, ''everyone in this band.''
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: David Sylvian.
* SynthPop
* TropeCodifier: NewRomantic, which is a lush version of SynthPop.
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