Takarajima asks 59 people for their top five Japanese albums (1992) 19-21

Kubo Norimasa(?) , cameraman [久保憲昌 カメラマン]
1. Carol: Louisiana [キャロル: ルイジアンナ] (1973)
2. Lizard: Lizard [ リザード: リザード] (1980)
3. Friction: Atsureki [フリクション: 軋轢] (1980)
4. P-Model: In a Model Room [P-Model: In a Model Room] (1979)
5. The Blue Hearts: The Blue Hearts [ザ・ブルーハーツザ・ブルーハーツ] (1987)
Kubo picks three from the punk/new wave era, one from the retro-rockers, Carol, and one from rock’s future, The Blue Hearts.

Kuwamoto Masashi, photographer [桑本正士 写真家]
1. Happy End: Kazemachi Roman [はっぴいえんど: 風街ろまん] (1971)
2. Yellow Magic Orchestra: Technodelic [イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ: テクノデリック] (1981)
3. Moonriders: Mania Maniera [ムーンライダーズ: マニア・マニエラ] (1982)
4. Phew: Phew [Phew: Phew] (1981)
5. Newest Model: Cross Breed Park [ニューエスト・モデル: クロスブリード・パーク]
Kuwamoto, ubiquitous rock photographer, shows a preference for the odder, new wave sounds (Phew was singer for no-wave group, Aunt Sally) plus a couple of older and newer “Nihongo” rockers.

Koizumi Masashi, Remix chief editor [小泉雅史 リミックス編集長]
1. Les Rallizes Denudes: Les Rallizes Denudes ‘77 LIVE [裸のラリーズ: Les Rallizes Denudes ‘77 LIVE] (1991)
2. VA: 60’s Japanese Psyche-garage Sampler [60’s ジャパニーズ サイケガレージ サンプラー]
3. Can: Tago Mago (1971)
4. 19: Ninety Seven Circles [19: ナインティー・セブン・サークルズ] (1981)
5. Guernica: Kaizou e no Yakudou [ゲルニカ:改造への躍動] (1982)
Koizumi, editor-in-chief for the club music magazine, Remix,  features noisy psych and psychy noise. 19 was a major Boredoms inspiration. Guernica featured Jun Togawa. Tago Mago is an interesting choice:  Damo Suzuki didn’t sing in Japanese but represents an important Japanese voice in world rock history.


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