Tokyo (4)

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Tokyo was established in Frankfurt during 1979 by Caribbean born bassist Ken Taylor, having previously played with Supermax and with John Mayall. Taylor joined forces with Austrian musicians Robert Musenbichler and Fritz Matzka (both former Wolfgang Ambros and Georg Danzer associates) and also roped in his ex-Supermax colleague Lothar Krell (who had been playing with the German Jazz Rock troupe Paladyn) and former Axe and Schloss (2) man Klaus Luley.

The debut Tokyo album spawned a quite popular European hit in the track 'Tokyo' itself, garnering the band a multitude of TV appearances and the promise of a strong second album. However, the 1982 album 'Fasten Your Seat Belts', failed to take off and Krell left the band to work on his Klangwelt Studio before the recording of the third album 'San'. Krell was replaced by Hired Help Band keyboardist Volker Barber.

Tokyo added the Rainbow and Planet P credited keyboard player Tony Carey in 1983 for live work supporting Meat Loaf, after which Fritz Matska quit to work with Carey, closely followed by Klaus Luley, who formed Craaft. Musenbichler would also feature on the Planet P albums. In a surprise move all the members of Tokyo sessioned on 'Debbie Bonham - For You And The Moon' 1985 album.

Luley opted to form Jojo with Fritz Matzka and Lothar Krell. This project released an album and two singles before Matzka sadly passed away in 1989 after contracting a serious illness.
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Tokyo (4) Discography Tracks

Albums

Tokyo (4) - Tokyo album art Tokyo (4) Tokyo (Album) Telefunken, Telefunken Germany 1981 Sell This Version
Tokyo (4) - Fasten Seat Belts album art Tokyo (4) Fasten Seat Belts (Album) Ariola, Ariola Japan 1982 Sell This Version
Tokyo (4) - San album art Tokyo (4) San (Album) RCA Victor Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Tokyo (4) - The Westworld Encounter album art Tokyo (4) The Westworld Encounter (Album) Metronome Germany 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

RISS 8052 Tokyo (4) - The Best Part Of Breaking Up album art Tokyo (4) The Best Part Of Breaking Up(7", Single) Sonet RISS 8052 Portugal 1979 Sell This Version
Tokyo (4) - Tokyo album art Tokyo (4) Tokyo (Single) Ariola, Ariola Peru 1981 Sell This Version
103 489, 103 489-100 Tokyo (4) - Cryin' / We Are The Times album art Tokyo (4) Cryin' / We Are The Times(7", Single) Ariola, Ariola 103 489, 103 489-100 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
103 899, 103 899 - 100 Tokyo (4) - Dreamin' Of You album art Tokyo (4) Dreamin' Of You(7", Single) Ariola, Ariola 103 899, 103 899 - 100 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
PB 69047 Tokyo (4) - Invisible album art Tokyo (4) Invisible(7", Single) RCA Victor PB 69047 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
PB 69088 Tokyo (4) - Don't Want Your Money album art Tokyo (4) Don't Want Your Money(7", Single) RCA PB 69088 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
Tokyo (4) - Opportunity album art Tokyo (4) Opportunity (Single, Maxi) Metronome Germany 1985 Sell This Version
883 385-7 Tokyo (4) - Fly Like An Eagle album art Tokyo (4) Fly Like An Eagle(7", Single) Metronome 883 385-7 Germany 1985 Sell This Version

Compilations

74321 27635 2 Tokyo (4) - Back To The Fire album art Tokyo (4) Back To The Fire(CD, Comp) BMG Ariola München GmbH 74321 27635 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version

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