Takarajima asks 59 people for their top five Japanese albums (1992) 46-48

Hoshina Yoshihiro, rock writer [保科好宏:ロックライター]
1. Sandii & the Sunsetz: Immigrants [サンディ&ザ・サンセッツ:イミグランツ] (1982)
2. Yoninbayashi: Isshoku sokuhatsu [四人囃子: 一触即発] (1974)
3. 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)
4. Sadistic Mika Band: Kurobune [サディスティック・ミカ・バンド: 黒船] (1974)
5. Unicorn: Hige to Boin [ユニコーンヒゲとボイン] (1991)
Hoshina, best known for his book on The Who, wrote the liner notes for the Yoninbayashi record. His picks are somewhat conventiona, plus Sandii’s ethno-new wave and Unicorn’s power pop. 

Matsuzawa Kureichi, Institute for Research in Human Happiness (new religion)[松沢呉一 :幸福の科学者]
1. Friction: Atsureki [フリクション: 軋轢] (1980)
2. P-Model: In a Model Room [P-Model: In a Model Room] (1979)
3. Inu: Meshi Kuu Na! [ INU: メシ喰うな!] (1981)
4. Jagatara: Hadaka no Ohsama [じゃがたら:裸の王様] (1987)
5. A-Musik: MKWAJU [A-MUSIK: ムクワジュ]
Ero-writer, Matsuzawa, goes for the punk/new wave picks, including one ultra-obscure release by political noise-maker, A-MUSIK.

Maruyama Shigeo, EPIC Sony Record Division Chief [丸山茂雄 : EPICソニーレコード本部長]
1. Yoshida Takuro: Genki desu [吉田拓郎 元気です] (1972)
2. Yazawa Eikichi: I love you, OK [矢沢永吉: アイ・ラヴ・ユーOK] (1975)
3. Sentimental City Romance: Sentimental City Romance [センチメンタル・シティ・ロマンス:センチメンタル・シティ・ロマンス] (1975)
4. Sano Motoharu: Back to the Street [佐野元春:バックトゥストリート] (1980)
The Mods: Fight or Flight [The Mods [ザ・モッズ]: Fight or Flight] (1981)
Maruyama, now better known for his role in developing the PlayStation, was an influential figure in corporate rock circles. With the exception of the punky Mods, he goes for commercial rock here–all released on his labels!


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