Rob Dean

Real Name:
Robert Dean
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Born on 23 April 1955, in Clapton, Hackney, U.K., Robert Dean is perhaps best known as the original guitarist in the British band Japan.

Upon leaving the group after the "Gentlemen Take Polaroids" album, Robert provided guitar backing to a number of artists including ABC with his good friend Martin Fry as well as Gary Numan & Sinéad O'Connor. Robert also was a member of several subsequent bands including Illustrated Man and the Australian-based The Slow Club who released a number of singles & an album "World Of Wonders" (which also got a CD release in Germany).

Apart from guesting on some of his former Japan band-mates' Jansen, Barbieri & Karn recordings in the early 1990s, Robert effectively left the music business. However, he still plays in bands with his friends locally in Costa Rica where he now lives and enjoys a lifestyle as an ornithologist & published artist (usually the Costa Rican bird population). He has returned to the studio and is currently working on new material for forthcoming release.
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Rob Dean Discography Tracks

Vocals

Rob Dean - Obscure Alternatives album art Japan Japan - Obscure Alternatives (Album, Comp) Ariola Hansa UK 1978 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Adolescent Sex album art Japan Japan - Adolescent Sex (Album, Single) Ariola Hansa Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Assemblage album art Japan Japan - Assemblage (Comp) Hansa Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - European Son album art Japan Japan - European Son (Single) Hansa, Hansa UK 1982 Sell This Version
DVPL-002, V-2180, DVPC-002 Rob Dean - Gentlemen Take Polaroids album art Japan Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin DVPL-002, V-2180, DVPC-002 South Korea 1982 Sell This Version
HANSA 1218, HANSA 12-10, HANSA 1210 Rob Dean - All Tomorrows Parties album art Japan Japan - All Tomorrows Parties(2x12", Single, Ltd) Ariola Hansa, Hansa, Hansa, Hansa HANSA 1218, HANSA 12-10, HANSA 1210 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - World Of Wonders album art The Slow Club The Slow Club - World Of Wonders (Album) Virgin Australia 1990 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Prophétique 1978 ~ 1980 album art Japan Japan - Prophétique 1978 ~ 1980 (EP, Comp, Album) BMG Victor Inc., Hansa Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Japan • Video Hits album art Japan Japan - Japan • Video Hits (Comp) BMG, Hansa Japan 2001 Sell This Version
88697859512 Rob Dean - Original Album Classics album art Japan Japan - Original Album Classics(3xCD, Album + Box, Comp) Sony Music, Legacy, Ariola Hansa 88697859512 UK & Europe 2011 Sell This Version
8102-2 Rob Dean - Methods Of Dance album art Japan Japan - Methods Of Dance(CD, Album, Promo, Unofficial) Not On Label (Japan) 8102-2 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
3014-93382-2 Rob Dean - In Vogue album art Japan Japan - In Vogue(CD, Comp, Mono, Unofficial, Pic) Camden (2), BMG (2) 3014-93382-2 Unknown Sell This Version
SSR-018 Rob Dean - Quiet Life album art Japan Japan - Quiet Life(CD, Album, Unofficial) Strange Sounds Records SSR-018 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Rob Dean - Obscure Alternatives album art Japan Japan - Obscure Alternatives (Album, Comp) Ariola Hansa UK 1978 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Adolescent Sex album art Japan Japan - Adolescent Sex (Album, Single) Ariola Hansa Italy 1978 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Quiet Life album art Japan Japan - Quiet Life (Album, Comp) Ariola Hansa Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Japan album art Japan Japan - Japan Not On Label (Japan) Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Assemblage album art Japan Japan - Assemblage (Comp) Hansa Canada 1981 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Dance album art Gary Numan Boys Like Me Gary Numan - Dance (Album) Beggars Banquet Mexico 1981 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Visions Of China album art Japan Swing Japan - Visions Of China (Single) Virgin, Virgin Australia 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3769/S Rob Dean - In Concert-249 album art Japan Japan - In Concert-249(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3769/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - European Son album art Japan Japan - European Son (Single) Hansa, Hansa UK 1982 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - I Second That Emotion album art Japan Japan - I Second That Emotion (Single) Hansa UK 1982 Sell This Version
Rob Dean - Nightporter album art Japan Ain't That Peculiar Japan - Nightporter (Single) Virgin New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
DVPL-002, V-2180, DVPC-002 Rob Dean - Gentlemen Take Polaroids album art Japan Japan - Gentlemen Take Polaroids(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin DVPL-002, V-2180, DVPC-002 South Korea 1982 Sell This Version