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BREAKING THE TABOO
27.12.2006
[ Tokuma Japan Communications ]

01. Breaking the Taboo
02. Brutal Torture
03. Sick World
04. Don't Spam Me
05. Damnation
06. The Love of My Life
07. A Moment of Revelation
08. Dynamite
09. Risk Taker
10. I Wish
11. Diving into Darkness
12. Without You
[ 04 : 30 ]
[ 04 : 54 ]
[ 04 : 54 ]
[ 03 : 59 ]
[ 05 : 20 ]
[ 04 : 34 ]
[ 05 : 36 ]
[ 04 : 51 ]
[ 04 : 18 ]
[ 05 : 52 ]
[ 04 : 16 ]
[ 04 : 05 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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RACING ~ ้Ÿณ้€Ÿ ~
(~ Onsoku ~)

06.04.2005
[ Tokuma Japan Communications ]


01. Racing (INTRO)
02. Exultation
03. Lunatic
04. Live for the Moment
05. Crazy Samurai
06. Speed Maniac
07. R.I.P.
08. Telomerase
09. Tomorrow is not Promised
10. Believe it or Not
11. Misleading Man
12. Power Generation
13. Don't Know Nothing
14. Unknown Civilians

English version have different cover (other color of sky), different song positions and little changed production of solo parts.

[ 00 : 29 ]
[ 04 : 42 ]
[ 04 : 06 ]
[ 04 : 39 ]
[ 05 : 21 ]
[ 05 : 19 ]
[ 05 : 15 ]
[ 05 : 21 ]
[ 05 : 50 ]
[ 04 : 52 ]
[ 06 : 20 ]
[ 04 : 03 ]
[ 06 : 07 ]
[ 03 : 58 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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RACING ~ ้Ÿณ้€Ÿ ~
(~ Onsoku ~)

25.11.2004
[ Tokuma Japan Communications ]

01. Racing (INTRO)
02. Exultation
03. Lunatic
04. Believe it or Not
05. Power Generation
06. Speed Maniac
07. Live for the Moment
08. Crazy Samurai
09. Tomorrow is not Promised
10. Telomerase
11. R.I.P.
12. Misleading Man
13. Don't Know Nothing
14. Unknown Civilians
[ 00 : 29 ]
[ 04 : 42 ]
[ 04 : 06 ]
[ 04 : 52 ]
[ 04 : 03 ]
[ 05 : 19 ]
[ 04 : 39 ]
[ 05 : 21 ]
[ 06 : 31 ]
[ 05 : 50 ]
[ 05 : 15 ]
[ 06 : 20 ]
[ 06 : 07 ]
[ 03 : 58 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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TERROR ~ ๅ‰ฅ้›ข ~
(~ Hakuri ~)

07.01.2004
[ Tokuma Japan Communications ]

01. Pharaoh
02. Cyber Soul
03. Life After Death
04. Let's Free Our Souls
05. Detonator (Fire and Thunder)
06. Cross
07. About to Kill
08. Double - Water
09. The City of Vampire
10. Seventh Heaven
11. Terror
[ 07 : 08 ]
[ 05 : 34 ]
[ 05 : 01 ]
[ 04 : 37 ]
[ 03 : 09 ]
[ 08 : 47 ]
[ 04 : 46 ]
[ 06 : 36 ]
[ 05 : 57 ]
[ 04 : 30 ]
[ 04 : 46 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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BIOSPHERE
04.09.2002
[ Columbia ]

01. Hellrider
02. Biosphere
03. Savior
04. My Precious
05. Wind from Tibet
06. System Crush
07. The Night is Still Young
08. Shame on You
09. Break My Mind
10. So Beautiful
11. For You
[ 05 : 30 ]
[ 03 : 52 ]
[ 03 : 44 ]
[ 05 : 08 ]
[ 05 : 39 ]
[ 04 : 23 ]
[ 04 : 37 ]
[ 05 : 53 ]
[ 04 : 30 ]
[ 04 : 53 ]
[ 06 : 53 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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PANDEMONIUM
~ ้™่‡จๅนป่ก“ ~
(~ Kourin Maboroshi
Jutsu ~)

21.11.2001
[ Columbia ]

01. Ya Stepped on a Mine
02. Bloody Doom
03. The Pandemonium
04. Vision
05. What's the Truth?
06. Suicide Doll
07. Chaos
08. The Candidate
09. Real Man
10. Inflame
11. Snake Venom
[ 03 : 44 ]
[ 05 : 56 ]
[ 04 : 34 ]
[ 04 : 57 ]
[ 04 : 08 ]
[ 06 : 45 ]
[ 04 : 47 ]
[ 05 : 09 ]
[ 06 : 04 ]
[ 04 : 41 ]
[ 04 : 56 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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SPIRITUAL CANOE
~ ่ผชๅปป่ปข็”Ÿ ~
(~ Rinnetensei ~)

07.03.2001
[ Columbia ]

01. The Winds of Victory
02. The Hate that Fills My Lonely Cells
03. The End of Earth
04. Stay Wild
05. The Seven Deadly Sins
06. Picture Your Life
07. How Many More Times
08. Touch My Heart
09. Climaxxx
10. Stroke of the Lightning
11. Never Forget You
12. Spiritual Canoe (ๆ‹ๆ„›่ปข็”Ÿ)
      [instrumental]
13. The Power of Love
[ 04 : 41 ]
[ 06 : 00 ]
[ 04 : 29 ]
[ 05 : 48 ]
[ 05 : 31 ]
[ 03 : 20 ]
[ 05 : 40 ]
[ 05 : 10 ]
[ 04 : 05 ]
[ 05 : 13 ]
[ 05 : 00 ]
[ 01 : 32 ]

[ 07 : 06 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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ENGINE
07.07.1999
[ Rooms ]

01. Soul Tone [instrumental]
02. Bug Killa
03. Black Biohazard
04. Twist of Chain
05. Bad Date (Nothing I Can Do)
06. Apocalypse
07. Ace in the Hole
08. Sweet Dreams
09. Asylum
10. Burnin' Eye Balls
11. Junk His Head
12. 2008 (Candra Getten)
13. Coming Home
[ 02 : 37 ]
[ 05 : 04 ]
[ 03 : 55 ]
[ 03 : 40 ]
[ 02 : 58 ]
[ 04 : 11 ]
[ 04 : 09 ]
[ 04 : 37 ]
[ 06 : 27 ]
[ 04 : 58 ]
[ 05 : 51 ]
[ 02 : 47 ]
[ 06 : 07 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Masaki Yamada  (vocal)
Hirotsugu Homma  (drums)
Naoto Shibata  (bass)



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DRAGON
08.05.1998 or 05.08.1998
[ Rooms ]


01. 9 Miles High
02. Dogshit
03. Wicked Witches
04. Crazy Go Go
05. Voodoo Voices
06. ๅ›žๆƒณ (Kaisou)
07. Babylon
08. Crawl
09. Forbidden Love
10. Mirror Ball
11. Taj Mahal [instrumental]
12. Nightcreepers
[ 03 : 45 ]
[ 04 : 45 ]
[ 04 : 25 ]
[ 04 : 17 ]
[ 04 : 24 ]
[ 01 : 56 ]
[ 04 : 54 ]
[ 05 : 17 ]
[ 04 : 38 ]
[ 05 : 08 ]
[ 05 : 30 ]
[ 05 : 21 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Masaki Yamada  (vocal)
Hirotsugu Homma  (drums)
Naoto Shibata  (bass)



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GHETTO MACHINE
07.07.1997
[ Rooms ]


01. Ghetto Machine
02. Slave
03. Evil Ecstasy
04. San Francisco
05. Love and Hate
06. Creatures
07. Katmandu Fly
08. Hypnotized
09. Dead Man Walking
10. Jasmine Sky
11. Wonder Man
[ 04 : 04 ]
[ 03 : 17 ]
[ 04 : 10 ]
[ 04 : 10 ]
[ 06 : 41 ]
[ 05 : 30 ]
[ 01 : 14 ]
[ 04 : 44 ]
[ 04 : 45 ]
[ 04 : 47 ]
[ 05 : 54 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Masaki Yamada  (vocal)
Hirotsugu Homma  (drums)
Naoto Shibata  (bass)



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HEAVY METAL HIPPIES
21.12.1994
[ WEA ]

01. Howling Rain
02. Freedom
03. 222 [instrumental]
04. Eyes of a Child
05. Electric Kisses
06. House of Freaks
07. Paralyzed
08. Desperation, Desecration
09. Light in the Distance
10. Broken Jesus
[ 06 : 59 ]
[ 07 : 13 ]
[ 02 : 37 ]
[ 06 : 34 ]
[ 04 : 55 ]
[ 05 : 03 ]
[ 05 : 16 ]
[ 05 : 35 ]
[ 04 : 56 ]
[ 07 : 37 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar & bass)
Masaki Yamada  (vocal)
Hirotsugu Homma  (drums)



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LOUDNESS
10.06.1992
[ WEA ]

01. Pray for the Dead
02. Slaughter House
03. Waking the Dead
04. Black Widow
05. Racing the Wind
06. Love Kills
07. Hell Bites (from the Edge of Insanity)
08. Everyone Lies
09. Twisted
10. Firestorm
[ 04 : 15 ]
[ 03 : 53 ]
[ 03 : 55 ]
[ 04 : 51 ]
[ 04 : 04 ]
[ 05 : 14 ]
[ 05 : 56 ]
[ 04 : 43 ]
[ 05 : 20 ]
[ 04 : 31 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Masaki Yamada  (vocal)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Taiji Sawada  (bass)



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ON THE PROWL
24.05.1991 or 17.09.1991
[ WEA / ATCO ]


01. Down n' Dirty
02. Playin' Games
03. Love Toys
04. Never Again
      [new version of "Silent Sword / Losing You"]
05. Deadly Player
      [new version of "Lonely Player"]
06. Take it or Leave it
      [new version of "Milky Way"]
07. Girl
      [new version of "Girl"]
08. Long Distance
      [new version of "Long Distance Love"]
09. In the Mirror
      [new version of "In the Mirror"]
10. Sleepless Nights
      [new version of "Sleepless Nights"]
11. Find a Way
      [new version of "To Be Demon"]

Album includes eight old songs in new versions, with Vescera's lyrics. In second version - different cover.

[ 04 : 36 ]
[ 03 : 47 ]
[ 04 : 02 ]

[ 05 : 01 ]

[ 04 : 47 ]

[ 04 : 31 ]

[ 04 : 20 ]

[ 04 : 15 ]

[ 03 : 34 ]

[ 04 : 39 ]

[ 07 : 31 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Mike Vescera  (vocal)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)

Jim Wilkas  (keyboards)
Chris Vescera, Marty Earley, Nat & Gary  (backing vocals)



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ON THE PROWL
24.05.1991 or 17.09.1991
[ WEA / ATCO ]


01. Down n' Dirty
02. Playin' Games
03. Love Toys
04. Never Again
      [new version of "Silent Sword / Losing You"]
05. Deadly Player
      [new version of "Lonely Player"]
06. Take it or Leave it
      [new version of "Milky Way"]
07. Girl
      [new version of "Girl"]
08. Long Distance
      [new version of "Long Distance Love"]
09. In the Mirror
      [new version of "In the Mirror"]
10. Sleepless Nights
      [new version of "Sleepless Nights"]
11. Find a Way
      [new version of "To Be Demon"]

Album includes eight old songs in new versions, with Vescera's lyrics.

[ 04 : 36 ]
[ 03 : 47 ]
[ 04 : 02 ]

[ 05 : 01 ]

[ 04 : 47 ]

[ 04 : 31 ]

[ 04 : 20 ]

[ 04 : 15 ]

[ 03 : 34 ]

[ 04 : 39 ]

[ 07 : 31 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Mike Vescera  (vocal)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)

Jim Wilkas  (keyboards)
Chris Vescera, Marty Earley, Nat & Gary  (backing vocals)



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SOLDIER OF FORTUNE
17.09.1989
[ ATCO ]


01. Soldier of Fortune
02. You Shook Me
03. Danger of Love
04. 25 Days from Home
05. Red Light Shooter
06. Running for Cover
07. Lost Without Your Love
08. Faces in the Fire
09. Long After Midnight
10. Demon Disease
[ 05 : 53 ]
[ 04 : 19 ]
[ 04 : 35 ]
[ 03 : 49 ]
[ 04 : 02 ]
[ 06 : 02 ]
[ 03 : 55 ]
[ 04 : 28 ]
[ 04 : 00 ]
[ 04 : 43 ]

MEMBERS : Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Mike Vescera  (vocal)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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HURRICANE EYES
10.08.1987
[ ATCO ]

01. Strike of the Sword
02. So Lonely
03. This Lonely Heart
04. Hungry Hunter
05. In this World Beyond
06. Take Me Home
07. Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy
08. In My Dreams
09. Rock this Way
10. S.D.I.

Japanese edition have different cover and a different song positions that the english version (identical songs but in different order).

[ 03 : 52 ]
[ 04 : 46 ]
[ 04 : 05 ]
[ 04 : 08 ]
[ 04 : 27 ]
[ 03 : 18 ]
[ 04 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 07 ]
[ 04 : 21 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)

Gregg Giuffria  (keyboards)
Tod Howarth & David Glen Eisely  (backing vocals)



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HURRICANE EYES
10.08.1987
[ ATCO ]


01. S.D.I.
02. This Lonely Heart
03. Rock 'n' Roll Gypsy
04. In My Dreams
05. Take Me Home
06. Strike of the Sword
07. Rock this Way
08. In this World Beyond
09. Hungry Hunter
10. So Lonely
[ 04 : 15 ]
[ 04 : 08 ]
[ 04 : 22 ]
[ 04 : 30 ]
[ 03 : 16 ]
[ 03 : 50 ]
[ 04 : 07 ]
[ 04 : 26 ]
[ 04 : 08 ]
[ 04 : 43 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)

Gregg Giuffria  (keyboards)
Tod Howarth & David Glen Eisely  (backing vocals)



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LIGHTNING STRIKES
25.07.1986
[ ATCO ]


01. Let it Go
02. Dark Desire
03. 1'000 Eyes
04. Face to Face
05. Who Knows (Time to Time a Stand)
06. Ashes in the Sky (Shadows of War)
07. Black Star Oblivion
08. Street Life Dream
09. Complication

''LS'' is a clone of ''SoW''. Both releases are indentical. They ''differ'' with only one song that really appears to be the same composition with 2 different titles (''Ashes in the Sky'' = ''Shadows of War'')!. But somehow it's ''LS'' that turned out to become more popular.

[ 04 : 13 ]
[ 04 : 19 ]
[ 04 : 35 ]
[ 03 : 49 ]
[ 04 : 02 ]
[ 06 : 02 ]
[ 04 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 21 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)

Masanori Sasaji  (keyboards)



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SHADOWS OF WAR
24.03.1986
[ ATCO ]

01. Shadows of War (Ashes in the Sky)
02. Let it Go
03. Street Life Dream
04. Black Star Oblivion
05. 1'000 Eyes
06. Complication
07. Dark Desire
08. Face to Face
09. Who Knows (Time to Time a Stand)
[ 06 : 02 ]
[ 04 : 13 ]
[ 04 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 35 ]
[ 04 : 21 ]
[ 04 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 19 ]
[ 04 : 02 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)

Masanori Sasaji  (keyboards)



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THUNDER IN THE EAST
24.01.1985
[ Music for Nations ]


01. Crazy Night
02. Like Hell
03. Heavy Chains
04. Get Away
05. We Could be Togehter
06. Run for Your Life
07. Clockwork Toy
08. No Way Out
09. The Lines are Down
10. Never Change Your Mind

In second version - different cover.

[ 04 : 04 ]
[ 03 : 44 ]
[ 04 : 18 ]
[ 03 : 55 ]
[ 04 : 35 ]
[ 03 : 48 ]
[ 03 : 55 ]
[ 04 : 01 ]
[ 04 : 57 ]
[ 04 : 09 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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THUNDER IN THE EAST
24.01.1985
[ Music for Nations ]


01. Crazy Night
02. Like Hell
03. Heavy Chains
04. Get Away
05. We Could be Togehter
06. Run for Your Life
07. Clockwork Toy
08. No Way Out
09. The Lines are Down
10. Never Change Your Mind
[ 04 : 04 ]
[ 03 : 44 ]
[ 04 : 18 ]
[ 03 : 55 ]
[ 04 : 35 ]
[ 03 : 48 ]
[ 03 : 55 ]
[ 04 : 01 ]
[ 04 : 57 ]
[ 04 : 09 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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DISILLUSION
21.01.1984
[ Music for Nations ]

01. Crazy Doctor
02. Esper
03. Butterfly
04. Revelation
05. Exploder [instrumental]
06. Dream Fantasy
07. Milky Way
08. Satisfaction Guaranteed
09. Ares' Lament

In opose to the english version, the japanese edition lacks the song ''Anthem (Loudness Overture)'' and have different cover.

[ 04 : 13 ]
[ 03 : 45 ]
[ 05 : 16 ]
[ 04 : 18 ]
[ 02 : 29 ]
[ 04 : 33 ]
[ 04 : 17 ]
[ 03 : 39 ]
[ 05 : 30 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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DISILLUSION
07.01.1984
[ Music for Nations ]

01. Anthem (Loudness Overture)
02. Crazy Doctor
03. Esper
04. Butterfly
05. Revelation
06. Exploder [instrumental]
07. Dream Fantasy
08. Milky Way
09. Satisfaction Guaranteed
10. Ares' Lament
[ 02 : 18 ]
[ 04 : 13 ]
[ 03 : 45 ]
[ 05 : 16 ]
[ 04 : 18 ]
[ 02 : 29 ]
[ 04 : 33 ]
[ 04 : 17 ]
[ 03 : 39 ]
[ 05 : 30 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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THE LAW OF DEVIL'S LAND
21.01.1983
[ Columbia ]


01. Theme of Loudness pt. II
02. In the Mirror
03. Show Me the Way
04. I Wish You Were Here
05. Mr. YesMan
06. The Law of Devil's Land
07. Black Wall
08. Sleepless Night
09. Speed
[ 01 : 52 ]
[ 03 : 41 ]
[ 06 : 05 ]
[ 03 : 45 ]
[ 06 : 57 ]
[ 04 : 56 ]
[ 05 : 06 ]
[ 04 : 48 ]
[ 05 : 32 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)

Eve  (chorus - track 1)



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DEVIL SOLDIER
21.01.1982
[ Columbia ]

01. Lonely Player
02. Angel Dust
03. After Illusion
04. Girl
05. Hard Workin'
06. Loving Maid
07. Rock the Nation
08. Devil Soldier
[ 04 : 51 ]
[ 04 : 52 ]
[ 06 : 00 ]
[ 02 : 34 ]
[ 03 : 30 ]
[ 04 : 55 ]
[ 03 : 24 ]
[ 07 : 09 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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THE BIRTHDAY EVE
21.11.1981 or 25.11.1981
[ Columbia ]


01. Loudness
02. Sexy Woman
03. Open Your Eyes
04. Street Woman
05. To Be Demon
06. I'm on Fire
07. High Try
08. RockShock (More and More)
[ 05 : 10 ]
[ 05 : 40 ]
[ 04 : 32 ]
[ 05 : 17 ]
[ 06 : 07 ]
[ 03 : 41 ]
[ 05 : 07 ]
[ 04 : 56 ]

MEMBERS : Minoru Niihara  (vocal)
Akira Takasaki  (guitar)
Munetaka Higuchi  (drums)
Masayoshi Yamashita  (bass)



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