Polysics

Polysics Discography

Albums

DCRC-0001 POLYSICS 1st P(CD, MiniAlbum) DECKREC DCRC-0001 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
DCRC-0005 Polysics A-D-S-R-M !(2xCD, Album) Deckrec DCRC-0005 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
ポリシックス* ノイ (Album) Ki/oon Japan 2000 Sell This Version
KSC2 389 Polysics Eno(CD, Album) Ki/oon KSC2 389 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
KSCL 453 Polysics Lo-Bits(CD, MiniAlbum, EP) Ki/oon KSCL 453 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
KSCL 460 Polysics For Young Electric Pop(CD, Album) Ki/oon KSCL 460 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
KSCL-627 Polysics National P(CD, Album) Ki/oon KSCL-627 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Polysics Now Is The Time! (Album) Ki/oon Records Overseas Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Polysics Karate House (Album) Ki/oon Records Overseas Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Polysics We Ate The Machine (Album) Ki/oon Records Overseas Japan 2008 Sell This Version
KSCL-1316-7 Polysics We Ate The Show!!(CD, Album + DVD) Ki/oon Records Overseas KSCL-1316-7 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Polysics Absolute Polysics (Album) Ki/oon Records Overseas Japan 2009 Sell This Version
Polysics Oh! No! It's Heavy Polysick!!! (Album) Ki/oon Japan 2011 Sell This Version
Polysics Weeeeeeeeee!!! (Album) Ki/oon Japan 2012 Sell This Version
Polysics 15th P (Album) Ki/oon Japan 2012 Sell This Version
KSCL 2313 Polysics Mega Over Drive(CD, MiniAlbum) Ki/oon KSCL 2313 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
KSCL 2353 Polysics Action!!!(CD, Album) Ki/oon KSCL 2353 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
KSCL2584 Polysics HEN愛 LET'S GO! 2~ウルトラ怪獣総進撃(CD, MiniAlbum) Ki/oon KSCL2584 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
KSCL-2564 Polysics Hen愛 Let's Go!(CD, MiniAlbum) Ki/oon KSCL-2564 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
KSCL2695 Polysics What's This??? (CD, Album) Ki/oon KSCL2695 Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Polysics Plus Chicker EP. (EP) Deckrec Japan 1999 Sell This Version
DCRD-0006 Polysics Modern(7") Deckrec DCRD-0006 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
KSC2 345 Polysics Each Life Each End(CD, EP) Ki/oon KSC2 345 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
KSC2 341 Polysics XCT(CD, EP) Ki/oon KSC2 341 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
DCRC-0014 Polysics 6-D(12") Deckrec DCRC-0014 Japan 2000 Sell This Version

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Said_Head

Said_Head

February 26, 2009
I was introduced to this band by a friend and for a while was hooked. Their haze of post-punk/new wave/electronica is unique, cartoony but intelligent and often mind-blowing, which of course reminds people of the band DEVO. The similarities to DEVO, however, go anywhere from extremely flattering moments of influence to downright offending plagiarism. For today's young alternative music lovers this band has a lot of shock value and creative attitude, but anyone familiar with the band's fathers, per se, will probably be confused that the band can be called anything like unique. Even many of their videos are very much alike with DEVO's, almost to the extent of embarrassment.

Take Polysics' wardrobe and artwork for instance: instantly recognizable by DEVO fans. Polysics looks more like a tribute band than anything.

And naturally a lot of Polysics' music is directly inspired by DEVO recordings, like their own cover of DEVO's cover of Secret Agent Man. The song literally sounds just like DEVO's, not to mention the number of other DEVO songs they've covered. Also, the song Polysics Or Die is suspicially like Jocko Homo, where the vocalists spell out the word POLYSICS.

But what's worse is the band has in the past couple years fallen prey to being big shots in the US, causing their usually quirky music to fall into the 'usual', excessively poppy commercialized affair.

Basically, if you don't mind near-copyright infringment and want some extra DEVO fix, check this band out; don't get me wrong, they're very talented and I own a number of their releases which I enjoy, but sometimes the likeness is just too much.
Charlesd

Charlesd

January 25, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
I've heard the Polysics described as a Japanese Devo.
Definitely their look is very reminiscent.

I've seen countless groups live but THIS is the group that sticks out in my mind when I think of truly fantastic live performances.

The Polysics offer a flurry of over the top excitement, they seem to be having an absolute blast and the time of their lives, and they really come off as if they personally need each member of the audience to love them unconditionally.

Seeing them live is sort of like seeing a gang of seven year olds gone crazy with musical instruments and desperately wanting to impress everyone. BUT I mean that in the most wonderful way possible.

Over the top crowd surfing, weird asides to the audience, insane fast beats, screams of Pseudo-Japanese, and the masters of asking their audience to do stupid and over the top things, and getting everyone to actually play along.

Maybe that's their secret - they turn the audience into playful seven year olds, and from then on everything is easy.

Fantastic music. Playful senses of humour. The best cover of My Sharona ever.

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