YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – Live 1978
There was a CD release of a YMO title called “Live At Kinokuniya Hall 1978″ about 15 years ago, cough but I’m pretty sure that that set is not this one.
Mmmm — YMO, more about the hidden treasure of Japanese New Wave. They did have their digressions into kinda pappy New Age-y sounds at times, but when they were on, they were on. The material on display here in this live set mostly comes from their first self-titled album, a really fantastic effort. Trouser Press sez:
“For the technology-minded Japanese (who, after all, do have their own musical logic and traditions), the rock medium most suited to adaptation rather than bland mimicry has been electronic-oriented pop. By their third LP, YMO represented to Japanese kids a heterodoxy almost equivalent to the Sex Pistols and, in Japan at least, many times their commercial success.”