Off Course – Back Streets of Tokyo [1985]

Country Japan          Style WestCoast AOR

Rating 87/100

Band Members
Kazumasa Oda – Vocals,keyboards, Hitoshi Shimizu – Bass, Jiri Oma – Drums,percussion, Kazuhiko Matsuo – Guitars,harmonica, Yasuhiro Suzuki – vocals,guitars

Additional Mysicians
Peter Wolf – Keyboards, Tom Kelly,Tommy Funderburk – Backing vocals

Tracks
01. Fool (What Does a Fool Do Now), 02. Second Chance, 03. Love’s Determination, 04. Her Pretender, 05. Eyes In The Back Of My Heart, 06. Melody, 07. Love’s On Fire, 08. Endless Nights

PROFILE

Regarded by the Japan press as one of the best  Westcoast-Pop groups, this band have recorded a handful of albums only released in Asia. This is their more international effort, produced and mixed in Los Angeles with Peter Wolf in front of the table, to make them sound more ‘Western’.

Maybe a little too poppy for some, but if you like Cats Can Fly, Illustrator and stuff like that you need this one. But to say Off Course sound just like the acts mentioned would be unfair, they have a sound of their own, highlighted by brilliant melodies and catchy choruses.

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Off Course - Back Streets of Tokyo [1985], 6.6 out of 10 based on 8 ratings
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