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** From EZO, ''Fire Fire'' is a protest against AtomicHate, and ''Senso'' is a commentary on the Japanese government's [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain attitude]] on WorldWarII.

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** From EZO, ''Fire Fire'' is a protest against AtomicHate, and ''Senso'' is a commentary on the Japanese government's [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain attitude]] on WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.


'''Masaki Yamada''' (born 1964) is the former singer for EZO and Music/{{Loudness}}, and currently the bassist and secondary vocalist for New York City based metal band Firesign. His band EZO holds the honor of being the very first Japanese hard rock/heavy metal band to be signed by a Western or international label and the very first Japanese hard rock/heavy metal band to officially film in or tour the US, preceding Loudness by two years.

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'''Masaki Yamada''' Masaki Yamada (born 1964) is the former singer for EZO and Music/{{Loudness}}, and currently the bassist and secondary vocalist for New York City based metal band Firesign. His band EZO holds the honor of being the very first Japanese hard rock/heavy metal band to be signed by a Western or international label and the very first Japanese hard rock/heavy metal band to officially film in or tour the US, preceding Loudness by two years.


* UsefulNotes/NuclearWeapons: ''Fire Fire'' is about nuclear war and the world after.



* TheDeadliestMushroom: ''Fire Fire'' is about nuclear war and the world after.


* AnimeHair: His hairdo in EZO even rivaled Toshi of Music/XJapan's hair in sheer craziness.


'''Masaki Yamada''' (born 1964) is the former singer for EZO and Music/{{Loudness}}, and currently the bassist and secondary vocalist for New York City based metal band Firesign.

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'''Masaki Yamada''' (born 1964) is the former singer for EZO and Music/{{Loudness}}, and currently the bassist and secondary vocalist for New York City based metal band Firesign.
Firesign. His band EZO holds the honor of being the very first Japanese hard rock/heavy metal band to be signed by a Western or international label and the very first Japanese hard rock/heavy metal band to officially film in or tour the US, preceding Loudness by two years.

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* Creator/GeffenRecords: Signed EZO as of 1985, making them the first Japanese HR/HM band signed by an international label.

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* AfterTheEnd: ''Fire Fire,'' being a song about post nuclear war.


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* TheDeadliestMushroom: ''Fire Fire'' is about nuclear war and the world after.


!!Tropes encompassing Yamada's 30 years career include!!

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!!Tropes encompassing Yamada's 30 years year career include!!



* AnimeHair: His hairdo in EZO even rivaled Toshi of XJapan's hair in sheer craziness.

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* AnimeHair: His hairdo in EZO even rivaled Toshi of XJapan's Music/XJapan's hair in sheer craziness.

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* AnimeHair: His hairdo in EZO even rivaled Toshi of XJapan's hair in sheer craziness.

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** EZO's early works fell between thrash and hardcore punk, before they started singing in English.


* VisualKei: Pretty much is a Visual Kei musician still, however his style emphasizes the more metal side of Kei rather than the "pretty boy side".

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* VisualKei: Pretty much is a Visual Kei musician still, however his style emphasizes the more metal side of Kei rather than the "pretty boy side".side".
* VocalEvolution: When Yamada was in EZO, his voice was rather high-pitched and screechy, but almost punk-rock esque. By the time he exited Loudness, his voice took on a much more varied tone, ranging from reverberating medium ranged on songs such as Babylon and Jasmine Sky, to high-pitched banshee wails, like on Twisted.

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*** Also from Loudness, ''Sweet Dreams'' is Masaki ranting about stereotyping of Japanese people, and pretty much most of the Ghetto Machine/Dragon/Engine songs can be interpreted as some kind of protest.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Firesign is PowerPop that occasionally plays at being HairMetal, NuMetal, slam, and pop punk.


* HarshVocals: Even more harsh than Minoru's at times.

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* HarshVocals: Even more harsh than Minoru's Music/MinoruNiihara's at times.



** ''Racing The Wind'' is a ReligionRantSong, and ''Slaughter House'' is an anti AnimalTesting song.
** From EZO, ''Fire Fire'' is a protest against AtomicHate, and ''Senso'' is a commentary on the Japanese government's attitude on World war II.

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** ''Racing The Wind'' is a ReligionRantSong, and ''Slaughter House'' is an anti AnimalTesting song.
song. He also did one of Loudness's most powerful versions of their song ''S.D.i.'' which is a protest of AtomicHate,
** From EZO, ''Fire Fire'' is a protest against AtomicHate, and ''Senso'' is a commentary on the Japanese government's attitude [[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain attitude]] on World war II.WorldWarII.

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