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JapanAdolescent Sex

Tracklist

Transmission4:46
The Unconventional3:02
Wish You Were Black4:48
Performance4:36
Lovers On Main Street4:07
Don't Rain On My Parade2:53
Suburban Love7:25
Adolescent Sex3:42
Communist China2:42
Television9:12

Credits (12)

Notes

Japan's first album, released in 1978 on Hansa Records.

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    Cover of Adolescent Sex, 1977-09-00, AcetateAdolescent Sex
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    Not On Label – noneUK1977UK1977
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    Cover of Adolescent Sex, 1978-04-08, VinylAdolescent Sex
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    Ariola Hansa – AHAL 8004UK1978UK1978
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    Carrere – 67.271, Hansa Records – 67.271France1978France1978
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    Hansa International – 57 761 GTGermany1978Germany1978
    Cover of Adolescent Sex, 1978-04-08, CassetteAdolescent Sex
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    Ariola Hansa – ZCAHA 8004UK1978UK1978
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    Hansa – VIP-6564, Hansa – AHA-6001Japan1978Japan1978
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    RCA Victor – VPL1-4075, RCA Victor – VPL1 4075Australia1978Australia1978
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    Hansa – VIP-6564, Hansa – AHA-6001Japan1978Japan1978
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    Hansa International – 26 091 OT, Hansa International – 26 091 XOTGermany1978Germany1978
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    Hansa International – 26 091 OTGermany1978Germany1978
    Cover of Adolescent Sex, 1978-04-08, VinylAdolescent Sex
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    Hansa Records – SW 50037, Ariola Records America – SW 50037US1978US1978
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    Hansa Records – 70 271, Carrere – 70 271, Hansa Records – 70271, Carrere – 70271France1978France1978
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    Ariola – 26.038 - I, Ariola – 26038-ISpain1978Spain1978
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    Yankı – YP 647, Ariola Hansa – AHAL 8004Turkey1978Turkey1978
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    Hansa – D. AI 30-294, Durium Marche Estere – D. AI 30-294, Durium – D.A.I. 30294Italy1978Italy1978
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    Hansa – HA 26091 XOT, Hansa International – 26 091 XOTHong Kong1978Hong Kong1978
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    Hansa – HA 26091 XOT, Hansa International – 26 091 XOTHong Kong1978Hong Kong1978
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    RCA Victor – VPL1 4075New Zealand1978New Zealand1978
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    Cover of Adolescent Sex, 1978-09-19, 8-Track CartridgeAdolescent Sex
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    RCA Victor – VPL1-4075, Hansa – VPL1 4075Australia1978Australia1978
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    Ariola Hansa – AHAL 8004, Hansa International – 26 091 XOTUK & Europe1978UK & Europe1978
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    Cover of Japan, 1978-04-08, CassetteJapan
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    RCA – VPK1-4075, RCA Victor – VPK1 4075Australia1978Australia1978
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    Hansa – D. AI 30-294, Durium Marche Estere – D. AI 30-294, Durium – D.A.I. 30294Italy1978Italy1978
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    Hansa International – 57 761 GTGermany1978Germany1978
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    Ariola Records America – 4XW-50037, Ariola Records America – 4XW 50037US1978US1978
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    Hansa Records – 70 271, Carrere – 70 271, Hansa Records – 70271, Carrere – 70271France1978France1978
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    Ariola Hansa – AHAL 8004UK1978UK1978
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    Cover of Adolescent Sex, 1978-04-08, VinylAdolescent Sex
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    Carrere – 67.271, Hansa Records – 67.271France1978France1978
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    Cover of Adolescent Sex = 果てしなき反抗, 1978, CassetteAdolescent Sex = 果てしなき反抗
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    Hansa – VCW-1620, Hansa – AHA-C1501Japan1978Japan1978
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    Ariola Records America – SW 50037Canada1979Canada1979
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    RCA Victor – 05(3731)01581Colombia1979Colombia1979
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    Ariola Records America – SW8-50037Canada1979Canada1979
    Cover of Adolescent Sex, 1981, VinylAdolescent Sex
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    Hansa International – 26 091 OTNetherlands1981Netherlands1981
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    Hansa International – 26 091 OT, Hansa International – 26 091 XOTEurope1981Europe1981
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    Reviews

    • mhnien's avatar
      mhnien
      Edited 5 months ago
      Critics and the band itself may have written this album off, but you shouldn't. Heard with 21st Century ears, it hits like a Britpop album, 18 years before Britpop happened. The whole blueprint is there. From Sylvian's sneering vocals to the combination of rock guitar and synths to the dance music elements and overall production. Same mix of rock and dance also gives it a Happy Monday's Baggy vibe. Somehow also preempts Duran Duran by a few years, too? A great record that was way ahead itself.
      • jrsmusic's avatar
        jrsmusic
        Transmission sounds like it could have been a Supergrass tune in 1995. Japan S/T is great 70's innovative rock
        • Agent64's avatar
          Agent64

          "Some releases may include a red 2-sided lyric sheet with the same font's lyrics as the back sleeve. The lyric sheet has the number 96 382/26091 OT printed on one side."

          My copy fits all but the included 2-sided lyric has one red and one white side. The number is printed on the white side.
          • FuzzGrunge's avatar
            FuzzGrunge
            Edited 12 months ago
            I've been a fan of Japan and related projects for a number of years but always dismissed this album as early growing years material. I don't know if it's because of the quality of this German press, but the album just pops! Barbieri and Jansen really shine with so much added texture and uncharacteristic funky grooves. Unrecognizable from later material but a good album in it's own right.
            • VinylKnights's avatar
              VinylKnights
              Do you have proof this was released in Australia the year before anywhere else? I mean, they were successful first in Japan, not Australia..
              • jrsmusic's avatar
                jrsmusic
                Should have fit right in with Adam Ant and Bowie's 80's stuff.....Great album.
                • speccydoughboy's avatar
                  speccydoughboy
                  There is also a variant of this release, not on the database yet, with misprinted labels showing all tracks.
                  • damo12's avatar
                    damo12
                    Edited 4 years ago
                    Great album, the band virtually disowned it! Worth buying for the track Television alone. Great rhythm and builds to a crescendo at the end. Flies under the radar does this album but it’s a great system test when played loud.
                    • bugglesman1993's avatar
                      bugglesman1993
                      Deemed commercial fails by David Sylvian himself, Japan's debut album is truly a diamond in the rough. Some really groovy electronic funk rock, cannot recommend it enough. The clash in style between this and their later stuff really compliments each other.
                      • Crijevo's avatar
                        Crijevo
                        Edited 7 years ago
                        There seems to be a love-hate relationship when it comes to the likes of Japan of the era 1978. It's been such a long way since, that if you never heard this before and considering into what beauties of a swan all concerned turned musically (Sylvian especially), the ugly ducklin that is "Adolescent Sex" would very easily (read: superficially) be mistaken for an abandoned Duran Duran record the latter never released. But despite all the clumsiness (if any, actually) surrounding this album, Japan already demonstrated a stunning playing skill.

                        The weakest, if not entirely irritating spot, might be David Sylvian's voice here, yet it still possessed the charm of an enthusiastic youth willing to make music as defiable a categorisation as possible. At best, "Adolescent Sex" is definitely a mess - not necessarily a creative one. It's heading in one too many different directions, testing the patience of each target group - glam, heavy metal and punk with the outcome being a laughable hybrid somewhat disco-ish, bordering porn even, but then smartly turns its own way, playing a card all dead serious, making it its own ace of spades.

                        There are no particular favourites here - all songs do leave the impression of fillers between them, serving a mere purpose of searching for the right sound they will find more proper and consistent with "Obscure Alternatives". Depending on your personal love of the group's work, "Adolescent Sex" is plain documentary evidence - brave for what it gives, just as it's dismissed in horror knowing the same group recorded something called "Tin Drum".

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