From the royal road of BOØWY and Rebecca, to the rising punk, metal and funk
The new standard of the 80’s, recaptured from a modern perspective!
The 80’s was the time when Japanese rock music permeated the living room. In part, it was so popular that it became an idol, and conversely, its musical reputation has been left behind. We have selected more than 240 albums that recapture the Japanese rock of the 80’s from a modern perspective! This is a guidebook that allows you to rediscover the ’80s, from the royal road that symbolized the era to works from around ’90 that have been neglected until now.
BOØWY / Rebecca / TM Network / Street Sliders / Barbie Boys / Motoharu Sano / Misato Watanabe / Rice America CLUB / Loudness / Roosters / X / Princess Princess / Unicorn / The Blue Hearts
The album guide is clearly categorized by genre.
PINK, Yutaka Ozaki, ECHOES, Yasuyuki Okamura, RC Succession, Kyosuke Himuro, Torayasu Fubukuro, Red Warriors, BUCK-TICK, The Yellow Monkey, etc.
The Fools / Mayumi Chiwaki / Sion / Rosa Luxemburg / Zelda / Panta / Markosias Vamp / Mami Yamase / Heatwave / P-Model and others
Blue Tonic / Sheena & Rockets / The Phantom Gift / Lepish / The Collectors / Angie / Super Bad / The Strikes / The Groovers / Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra and others
Auto Mod, The Star Club, Willard, Gauze, COLOR, Ruffin Nose, G-Schmitt, Delangé, BOREDOMS, S.O.B., etc.
Urban Dance / JAGATARA / President BPM / Bo Gambos / Soft Ballet / Toshinori Kondo and IMA / Havana Exotica / Flying Kids / Hoppy Kamiyama / Newest Model, etc.
Earth Shaker / 44 Magnum / Reaction / VOW WOW / SEINKI MAKER II / Anthem / Gas Tank / Mari Hamada / DOOM / Outrage, etc.
Album Selection Series Vol. 2
This is the second volume in the Disc Selection Series, the successor to the six-volume Disc Selection Series that was published from 2010 to 2015. With this album guide for the subscription era, you’ll be able to discover masterpieces more easily than ever before!
Album Selection Series / Japanese Rock 80’s
Album Selection Series
Japanese Rock 80’s.
Hisashi Ikegami (supervisor)
Price: 1650 yen (1500 yen)
Published March 1, 2020.
Record Collectors’ March Extra Issue
Released March 11.
＜What’s going on?
introduction The new standard of Japanese rock in the 80’s that I chose with my current ears (Hisashi Ikegami)
America and the United States CLUB
The Blue Hearts.
(Selected: Hisashi Ikegami / Text: Hisashi Ikegami, Tomoko Imai, Dai Onoshima, Yumiko Kakoi, Atsutake Kaneko, Kazutaka Kitamura, Hitoshi Kurimoto, Mamoru Koyama, Ayumi Shida, Ariake Tosa, Kazuhiko Yukikawa, Yoshiyuki Hitomi, Yutaka Hirokawa, Ryohei Matsunaga, Akimasa Munakata, Yasuo Murao, Kenichi Yasuda, Tomoo Yamaguchi, Hirotaka Yoshidome)
90’s-ish artists who were emerging in the 80’s
The era when women ventured into rock.
An excellent live album that records the way he shows his true colors