It started with 'Quiet Life' on TOTP.............

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It started with 'Quiet Life' on TOTP.............

Postby The Nightporter on Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:58 am

...............I had heard Quiet Life on the Radio several times but it was when I saw the promo video aired on 'Top Of The Pops' back in the day that I knew I wanted to learn more about this band.

What followed? Well a fortune spent trawling record fairs and digging through 'Record Collector' in the pre-internet days which built up quite a comprehensive (but by no means complete) collection of (mainly) vinyl pieces, in what felt like a lifetime.

'Gentlemen Take Polaroids' is so etched into my mind now I cannot imagine never having heard the subtle beauty of 'My New Career' or the haunting melody of 'Nightporter'. The work of Japan has stayed with me over time since that first sight of the Quiet Life promo video. True, there are times when I will listen to other artists for a considerable amount of time however, I will always revert in my mind to those heady days in the early 80's.

I also dabbled in the solo ventures ('Dalis Car' was so under appreciated it was a joke) and to this day 'Gone To Earth' is one of my all time favourite albums. But that said, I am not a completist when it comes to the solo work.

So..........introduction over as that is a breif history of where I fit into the Japan side of my musical tastes and I look forward to being part of these fine boards in the future.
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Postby anortherncod on Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:40 pm

Welcome to the forum :D
"Without music, life would be a mistake."
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Postby Tanya80 on Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:14 pm

WOW!!!, impressive intro :D :D!!, excellent criteria :D, welcome aboard :D :D!!
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Postby Nath on Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:15 am

Hello and welcome!!! :smt006

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Postby neonico on Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:43 pm

have lots of fun on his forum its my favorite place,


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Postby Phil Lawton on Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:31 pm

Hello.
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Postby Silver Moon on Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:24 am

Welcome, The Nightporter!

I hope you have a great time here... I look forward to reading more of your posts!

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Postby Moon Park on Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:43 am

Hi there The Nightporter (or can I call you Nightporter?) :D I'm a newb myself too, this is such a friendly place though, you soon feel right at home :D
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Postby Maria_Wikstrom on Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:51 am

Hello and welcome!! :D Enjoy your time here!
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Postby The Nightporter on Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:57 am

Thank you for your kind welcoming words people........ :D

This does indeed seem to be a friendly place and I am sure that I will be visiting on a regular basis fromnow on.
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