Japanese Rock Critics referenced in Rock Chronicles Japan, Vol. 1

The following writers appear on a list in Rock Chronicles Japan, Vol. 1. along with their favorite songs and albums from the 1968-1980 Japanese rock era. Initials in parentheses indicate writers who contributed to capsule reviews of the albums listed for each year.

Aida Mai: PYG-“Hana, Taiyo, Ame”; Friction-Atsureki
Akita Kazunori: Shingetsu-“Oni”; Agata Morio-Otome no Romance
Amatatsu Yasufumi: Yasumi no kuni-“Tsuiho no uta”; Happy End-Happy End
Fujimoto Kunihiro (FK): Carmen Maki & OZ-“Rokugatsu no shi”; Vodka Collins-Tokyo-New York
Ichikawa Makoto (IM): RC Succession-“Hippie ni Sasagu”; Hachimitsupai-Sentimental Dori
Iwamoto Quoichiro (IQ): Saito Tetsuo-“Good Time Music”; Hosono Haruomi-Tropical Dandy
Iizuka Tatsuhiro (IT): Down Town Boogiewoogie Band-“Mi mo kokoro mo”; Panta & HAL-Malakka
Imai Tomoko: RC Succession-“Boku no sukina sensei”; RC Succession-Shoki no RC Succession
Iwase Yoichi: “Southern All-Stars-Itoshi no Ellie”; Suzuki Keiichi-Hi no tama boy
Kitanaka Masakazu (KM): [Can’t decide]; Hosono Haruomi-Bon Voyage
Kodama Tsunetoshi (KT): Jacks: “Datenshi Rock” ; P-Model-Landsale
Kobayashi Taisuke (KT2): Yamazaki Haco: “Gypsy Rose”; Akai Tori: Shokanshu
Kurosawa Susumu: Fingers-“I’m in love”; Jacks-Jacks no Sekai
Maeda Itaru: Agata Morio-“Fuyu no Sanatorium”; Jacks-Jacks no Sekai
Masabuchi Hideki (MH): Mentanpin-“Mexico no Yama Dealer’s Blues”; OZ Days Live
Matsumoto Seiji (MS): Flower Travellin’ Band-“Satori Part 2”; Murahachibu-Live
Minakami Haruko: Hamada Shogo-“Umareta tokoro o tooku hanarete”; Tulip-Mugen Kido
Nakae Hiroyuki (NH): Tomokawa Kazuki:”Hodoukyou”; Tomokawa Kazuki: Yatto Ichimaime
Nakayama Kyumin (NK): Happy End-“Haru yo Koi”; Carol-First
Nakamura Toshio (NT): Vodka Collins-“Sands of Time”; Yoninbayashi-Isshoku Sokuhatsu
Nogami Masahiro: Happy End-“Haru yo koi”; Hosono Haruomi-Paraiso
Ogawa Shin-ichi (OS): Nakagawa Goro-“Tokage”; Ito Takao-Booking Office
Ohtaka Toshikazu (OT): Mikami Kan: “Hibike Denkigama!!”; Friction: Atsureki
Ohsuka Takeshi (OT2): Sooo Bad Review-“Saigo no Honne”; Hosono Haruomi-Bon Voyage Co.
Shinbo Miyuki (SM): Agata Morio-“Ohsamumachi”; YMO-Yellow Magic Orchestra
Suga Takehiko (ST): Hosono Haruomi-“Koi wa momoiro”; Panta-Pantax’s World
Sugiyama Tatsuru (ST2): Hosono Haruomi-“Party”; Kosaka Chu-Horo
Suzuki Yu (SY): Suzuki Keiichi-“Sukanpin”; Sugar Babe-Songs
Taguchi Fumihito (TF): Hovrakin’s first song; Hovrakin’s first EP
Wakui Koji (WK): DO!-“Yokohama Tragedy”; Eddie Ban & The Orient Express-Sono 1
Yuasa Manabu (YM): Endo Kenji-“Soto wa ame da yo”; Les Rallizes Dénudés–Live ’77
Yoshihara Seiyoh (YS): Panta-“Mahler’s Parlor”; Suzuki Keiichi-Hinotama Boy
Yoshida Masahiro: Kato Kazuhiko-“Kitchen and Bed”; Shigeru Suzuki-Band Wagon

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