The ‘imageshop’ page at stevejansen.com has been modified to reflect the sequence of photos contained in my photo book ‘Through A Quiet Window’. There are also new additional categories to view. More images are likely to be added in due course.
Richard Barbieri during Rock Show photo shoot – Kyoto, Japan circa 1980. Photo by Steve Jansen
I’ve never stated that JAPAN’s songs emerged from jams. The songs were almost entirely written by David, as in lyrics, vocals melodies and chord structures. The musical arrangements by the band then took those songs to another level, creating the band’s unique sound.
We’d set out on a UK tour and after a long drive took time for a walk down to the harbour. I can’t for the life of me understand now why we went together as it was a tour that very nearly didn’t happen due to internal wrangling.
David Sylvian double exposure, Japan circa 1980. Photo by Steve Jansen
Tour manager, Japan circa 1980. Photo by Steve Jansen
Mick Karn enjoying lunch onboard the Shinkansen, Japan circa 1980. Photo by Steve Jansen