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Japan (band)

Japan was a British rock group, formed in 1974 (see 1974 in music). David Sylvian[?], Mick Karn[?], Rob Dean[?], Steve Jansen[?] and Richard Barbieri[?] began playing glam rock, debuting on record with 1978's Adolescent Sex and Obscure Alternatives[?] which sold well in Japan, though nowhere else. Their second album, Quiet Life[?], included a hit cover of Smokey Robinson's "I Second that Emotion".

Their following two albums, Gentlemen Take Polaroids[?] (1980) and Tin Drum[?] (1981) continued to expand their audience, but Tin Drum ended up being the final album as personality conflicts tore the band apart.

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