Monday, December 12, 2016
Japan: Gentlemen Take Polaroids (1980)
I knew a guy back-in-the-day, who always claimed that Japan released only one good record, and that record was Gentlemen Take Polaroids. I agree that this is a great record, but I can't agree that this is the only good one from the band.
Gentlemen Take Polaroids is the fourth record from the band, and the first on the band's new label, Virgin. And it's great. It's so good, in fact, that all of the tracks (except one) appear on the compilation Exorcising Ghosts.
This is the record that really brought a change of sound. I really like it. The only single from the record is fabulous, though I am not sure what these gentlemen are photographing.