YBO²

YBO²

Profile:
YBO² (pronounced "Ibo Ibo") was a Japanese underground rock group started in 1984 by Kitamura Masashi – former editor of Fool's Mate magazine and founder of the Transrecords and SSE Communications labels – along with Michio Kurihara and Yoshiki Uenoyama of the recently split band ONNA. The band went through a number of line-up changes, the most famous line-up being Kitamura with Kazuyuki Kishino and Tatsuya Yoshida, before splitting in 1990.

A one-off reunion of the original line-up in 2000 led to the reformation of the Kitamura, Kazuyuki, Tatsuya line-up with Masami Akita joining them for a while. However, this line-up didn't last long and soon Michio Kurihara was back in the band with Kitamura, Kishizawa Mitsumasa (the drummer from Kitamura's 90s band Differance) and Morikawa Seiichiroh (formerly with ZOA). The line-up has changed again since.

Kitamura Masashi passed away in 2006.
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YBO² Discography Tracks

Albums

YBO² 太陽の皇子 (MiniAlbum) Transrecords (2) Japan 1986 Sell This Version
YBO² Alienation (Album) Transrecords (2) Japan 1986 Sell This Version
TRANS 16 Yhwh....Black Omen II* Kingdom Of Familydream(LP, Album) Transrecords (2) TRANS 16 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
YBO² Whole Lotta Live Bootleg (Album) Transrecords (2) Japan 1988 Sell This Version
TRANS 34~35 YBO² Pale Skin, Pale Face(2xLP, Album) Transrecords (2) TRANS 34~35 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
YBO² Starship (Album) Invitation Japan 1989 Sell This Version
SSE 4010 CD YBO² My Rest Place Live(CD, Album) SSE Communications SSE 4010 CD Japan 1992 Sell This Version
FSS-01CD YBO² 大蜩琳 = Daejohw-Ling(CD, Album) Fractured Sisters' Secrets FSS-01CD Japan 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

YBO² Doglamagla (Single) Transrecords (2) Japan 1986 Sell This Version
TRANS 13 YBO² Boys Of Bedlam(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Transrecords (2) TRANS 13 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
TRANS 15 YBO² 空が堕ちる!(7") Transrecords (2) TRANS 15 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
TRANS-SEP1 YBO² Dry Lungs(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Transrecords (2) TRANS-SEP1 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
TRANS 26 YBO² 光の国(12") Transrecords (2) TRANS 26 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
CSV-02 YBO² By YBO²(Flexi, 7", Promo) CSV CSV-02 Japan 1987 Sell This Version

Compilations

JPD-405 YBO² 太陽の皇子/空が堕ちる(CD, Comp) J.A.P. Records JPD-405 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
SSE 8002 CD YBO² Greatest Hits Vol. 1(CD, Comp) SSE Communications SSE 8002 CD Japan 1992 Sell This Version
SSE 8019 CD YBO² Greatest Hits Vol.2(CD, Comp) SSE Communications SSE 8019 CD Japan 1994 Sell This Version
YOUTH-311 YBO² Box(9xCD, Comp + DVD, Comp) Youth Inc. YOUTH-311 Japan 2016 Sell This Version