Favourite Tin Drum track

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Favourite Tin Drum track

The Art Of Parties
10
11%
Talking Drum
9
10%
Ghosts
14
16%
Still Life In Mobile Homes
15
17%
Visions Of China
22
25%
Sons Of Pioneers
15
17%
Cantonese Boy
2
2%
Canton
1
1%
Life Without Buildings
1
1%
 
Total votes : 89

Ghosts

Postby fletchertronics on Tue Sep 12, 2006 5:04 am

It has to be Ghosts, as this is the track that turned me onto Japan originally. The instrumentation heavily influenced my own musical vocabulary...
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Postby Silver Moon on Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:48 am

Hi Paul!

First, I would like to say welcome to JapanSylvian.com! I love your website... It is so informative!

Second, I don't know why Canton and Life Without Buildings aren't in the poll! I will edit that ASAP.

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Postby deadbees on Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:37 am

My first post :)
Impossible to single out one track from one of my favourite albums by any artist but for purely nostalgic reasons VOC gets my vote.
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Postby Silver Moon on Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:39 pm

Welcome to the forum, Deadbees!

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Postby sexandpolitics on Thu Oct 26, 2006 5:17 pm

Welcome Deadbees as well!

First off, I have to say that every song off of Tin Drum is special on its own, but to break it down a little...

Ghosts was the second song I heard from Japan and it really spoke to me. I love how at first, Ghosts seems like a song with no musical structure at all-but after repeated listenings-you can pick it up.

Overall, I would have to say Visions of China is my favorite. The bass line makes me melt as does the video-the use of synth is genius-and Visions of China remains the best car driving song-because you can hit whatever you have dangling from the rearview mirror when Steve CRASHES those symbols.

Life Without Buildings should have definitely been on the final cut-I love David's "Whoa-woah-woah-oh-wo-oh-wo-woah-woah-wo-oh-wo-wo" and the big symbol CRASH after that. Mmmm... Only those brothers can pull it off.

Also-what do you guys think David's talking drum said to him?
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Postby tallulahtaurus on Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:42 am

I went for the art of parties - damn that was the song that I heard that really made me decide to devote myseslf to the Japan cause....I muchly like Visions of China though - the video and the song just magnifique - these questions are all quite hard but then they would be...:)
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Postby Romance~Kakumei on Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:04 pm

I choose Visions of China but it was another hard choice for me...
I've been hit from the sound of this song... in the beginning it sounded strange to me, can't say in what way but then... i kept singing the intro... :D
(that means in my case that the song entered in my mind!)

But I LOVE Ghosts because... I can feel deeply this song... I lived and live so often what David sings in this song... and obviously love the music too... ^^
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Postby sisterlondon on Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:31 pm

I chose Canton, but I was between that one and Life Without Buildings. Difficult choice!
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Postby Cheery Cherry on Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:24 pm

I chose "Sons..." because I love David's voice in that song. I mean...I love David's voice anyway...but I love how low he goes.
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Postby tallulahtaurus on Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:09 am

Such great drumming from Steve on Sons of Pioneers and yeah gotta love David's deeeep voice tis quite sexy (I am so so shallow) :)
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Postby Brecht on Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:27 pm

The Art of Parties.
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Postby Cheery Cherry on Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:24 pm

tallulahtaurus wrote:Such great drumming from Steve on Sons of Pioneers and yeah gotta love David's deeeep voice tis quite sexy (I am so so shallow) :)


You know it, Tallulah...I am right there with ya when it comes to being shallow :P.
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Postby Melaszka on Fri Mar 30, 2007 1:58 pm

I had to choose Ghosts - I've loved it since I was 12, and it has never left my list of top 5 favourite songs ever since.

But Still Life..., Visions of China and Cantonese Boy were all fighting it out for 2nd place, and there's not a single track I don't like. It's an amazing, phenomenal album.
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Postby Burnsjed on Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:26 am

I went for Son's Of Pioneers. I love Steve's drums, but mostly it is Mick's bass playing, incredible. Also was the opening song to the only Japan concert I went to, which turned out to be their last in Europe!
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