Yellow Magic Orchestra
Japanese Technopop's Forefathers
Electronic pioneers Haurumi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto.
The insane Nipponese shredmiester who joined Japan on their final tour.
Sandii & the Sunsetz
Sons of Pioneers Tour Opening Act
A typical band of the era. The group is notable for its association with YMO and Japan.
The Prophet Five
Sequential Circuits' Innovative Polysynth
Dave Smith's gift from the heavens. Impossible to imagine Japan, or the 1980s, without it.
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