steve, can you think of another band before or since japan that put the bass guitar to the fore of tracks as mick so cleverly did, instead of just sitting at the back of a song

i don’t think i can- as a band we welcomed expressive playing as we came from a background where the instrumentation was as important as the song that it supported and went to great lengths to construct music with that in mind, and mick had more to say on that instrument than most bass players do

4 thoughts on “steve, can you think of another band before or since japan that put the bass guitar to the fore of tracks as mick so cleverly did, instead of just sitting at the back of a song

  1. Japan was a band blessed with quality in every department. Sublime combinations of all the instruments (and voice). One of those bands that make a mark, make a difference and challenge others to take pop music to the next level, if they can.

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  2. Try listening to Andy Fraser in Free, you might be very surprised – “Remember” from the “Fire and Water” album could be an interesting place to start.

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