Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ), commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese Ska and Jazz band officially formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of over 10 veterans of Tokyo's underground scene. At the time, the band's sound was unlike that of any of its contemporaries in the then fledgling Japanese ska scene, and over the course of the past 21 years, their innovation has proved to have been very influential on Japanese music as a whole. Its sound, the product of the musical influences of its numerous members, is an eclectic mix of traditional ska, jazz, and rock. In the vein of many other more traditional ska acts, many of Skapara's songs are purely instrumental. Since its’ inception, the band has gone on several nationwide tours of Japan, and have toured extensively worldwide. They have collaborated with several vocalists outside of their band, including Shiina Ringo, Akira Kobayashi, Kyōko Koizumi, Schadaraparr, PUFFY and Tamio Okuda. They also performed the Japanese theme song to the PlayStation 2 game Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, entitled "BLACK JACK".
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Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (Album) Kokusai Records Japan 1989 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - スカパラ登場 album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra スカパラ登場 (Album) Epic Japan 1990 Sell This Version
ESCB 1132 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Live (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラライブ) album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Live (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラライブ)(CD, MiniAlbum) Epic, Epic/Sony Records ESCB 1132 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
ESCB 1158 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - ワールド フェイマス album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra ワールド フェイマス(CD, Album) Epic, Epic/Sony Records ESCB 1158 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Pioneers album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Pioneers (Album) Epic Japan 1993 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Fantasia album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Fantasia (Album) Epic Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Grand Prix album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Grand Prix (Album) Epic Japan 1995 Sell This Version
ESCB 1554 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tokyo Deluxe Original Soundtrack album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Tokyo Deluxe Original Soundtrack(CD, Album) Epic ESCB 1554 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - トーキョー ストラット album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra トーキョー ストラット (Album) Epic Japan 1996 Sell This Version
SRCL 3452 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Akira-Bushi~Akira No Jiin To Paradise = アキラ節 album art Akira Kobayashi* With Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Akira Kobayashi* With Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Akira-Bushi~Akira No Jiin To Paradise = アキラ節(CD, MiniAlbum) Sony Records SRCL 3452 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Arkestra album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Arkestra (Album) Avex Trax Japan 1998 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tondemo Crisis Original Soundtrack album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Tondemo Crisis Original Soundtrack (Album) Avex Trax Japan 1999 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Full-Tension Beaters album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Full-Tension Beaters (Album) Avex Trax Japan 2000 Sell This Version
AVCD-11911, none Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Gunslingers album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Gunslingers(CD, Album) Avex Trax, Justa Record AVCD-11911, none Japan 2001 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Stompin' On Down Beat Alley album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Stompin' On Down Beat Alley (Album) Cutting Edge Japan 2002 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - High Numbers album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra High Numbers (Album) Cutting Edge Japan 2003 Sell This Version
CTCR-14240 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 新 仁義なき戦い/謀殺 Original Soundtrack album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra & Sembello Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra & Sembello - 新 仁義なき戦い/謀殺 Original Soundtrack(CD, Album, Copy Prot.) Justa Record CTCR-14240 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - On Tour album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra On Tour (Album) Cutting Edge, Justa Record Japan 2004 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Answer album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Answer (Album) Cutting Edge Japan 2005 Sell This Version
MTCA-1020 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - オペレッタ 狸御殿 (オリジナル・サウンドトラック) = Operetta Tanukigoten (Original Soundtrack) album art Michiru Oshima, Ryomei Shirai, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Michiru Oshima, Ryomei Shirai, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - オペレッタ 狸御殿 (オリジナル・サウンドトラック) = Operetta Tanukigoten (Original Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Toho Music MTCA-1020 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Wild Peace album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Wild Peace (Album) Cutting Edge Japan 2006 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Perfect Future album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Perfect Future (Album) Cutting Edge, Cutting Edge Japan 2008 Sell This Version
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Paradise Blue album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Paradise Blue (Album) Cutting Edge Japan 2009 Sell This Version
CTCR-14662/B Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - World Ska Symphony album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra World Ska Symphony(CD + DVD) Cutting Edge CTCR-14662/B Japan 2010 Sell This Version
CTCR-14685, CTCR-14685 Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Goldfingers album art Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Goldfingers(CD, MiniAlbum) Cutting Edge, Justa Record CTCR-14685, CTCR-14685 Japan 2010 Sell This Version

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July 15, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
Amazing variety and vast geography of our participants is our special feature and pride. And if you jokingly ask a mature kubanoid: «Is there anything Kubana lacking?» He will laugh: «Japanese ska!»

So Cari Uang Lewat Ekiosku Comiz walk the talk – here is a true authentic Japanese ska-punk at KUBANA-2013! Meet Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, the band which sharpens its skills on the world stage for almost 25 years. As all the Japanese bands do, no matter what their style is, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra not only preserve the main laws of the style, but raise it to a tenth power, carrying the style out as pure as possible. Ska-jazz from paradisal orchestra is able to touch deeply mature devotee of this style and advance music lover as well as young fan of ska-punk.
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