Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra | イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ | いえろー・まじっく・おーけすとら

Name in Japanese: イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ, いえろー・まじっく・おーけすとら

AKA: YMO

Years Active: 1978 - 1983

Members: Yukihiro Takahashi, Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto

Seminal is an overused word in the rock critic's lexicon, but it certainly applies to Yellow Magic Orchestra. The pioneering electro-pop band was formed in 1978 by classically-trained keyboardist Ryuichi Sakamoto, Happy End bassist/lkeyboardist Haruomi Hosono and former Sadistic Mika Band drummer Yukihiro Takahashi, all of whom wanted to use electronic instruments to go beyond conventional guitar-based rock 'n' roll. Their eponymous debut album bore a large stylistic debt to Germany's Kraftwerk,...

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