Takarajima asks 59 people for their top five Japanese albums (1992) 22-24

Kokami Shoji, head of The Third Stage [鴻上尚史: 第三舞台主宰]
1. Sadistic Mika Band: Kurofune [サディスティック・ミカ・バンド: 黒船] (1974)
2. Carmen Maki & OZ: Carmen Maki & OZ [カルメン・マキ&OZ: カルメン・マキ&OZ] (1975)
3. Inoue Yosui: Koori no Sekai [井上陽水: 氷の世界] (1973)
4. RC Succession: Single Man [RCサクセション: シングルマン] (1976)
5. Ozaki Yutaka: Jyunanasai no Chizu [尾崎豊: 十七歳の地図] (1984)
Kokami, a playwright with an international following, is fairly conventional in his picks. Carmen Maki & OZ played blues rock; Yutaka Ozaki is a cult tragic jpop-rock figure.

Koh Mamoru, SFC Music Publishing [高護 :SFC音楽出版]
1. Gedoh: Gedoh [外道:外道] (1974)
2. Carol: Funky Monkey Baby [キャロル: ファンキー・モンキー・ベイビー] (1973)
3. Zunoh Keisatsu: Zunoh Keisatsu 3 [頭脳警察:頭脳警察サード] (1972)
4. The Folk Crusaders: 紀元貮阡年 [ザ・フォーク・クルセダーズ:紀元貮阡年] (1968)
5. Jacks: Vacant World [ ジャックス: ジャックスの世界] (1968)
Koh, whose publishing company specialized in Japan rock history, focuses on origins here.

Shinohara Akira, music critic [篠原章: 音楽評論家]
1. Happy End: Happy End [はっぴいえんど: はっぴいえんど] (1970)
2. Sadistic Mika Band: Kurofune [サディスティック・ミカ・バンド: 黒船] (1974)
3. Sugar Babe: Songs [シュガーベイブ:ソングス] (1975)
4. Carol: Louisiana [キャロル: ルイジアンナ] (1973)
5. YMO: Solid State Survivor [イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ: ソリッド・ステイト・サヴァイヴァー] (1979)
Shinohara, who has written several books on Japan rock history, is conventional in his picks here.

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