YAPOOS – VIRUS (1992)

lyrics by JUN TOGAWA | music by SUSUMU HIRASAWA

One of Hirasawa’s most famous contributions to Yapoos and still a concert favorite for Togawa to perform. Keeping in line with Togawa’s penchant for medical metaphors, we now have a story about viruses and hatred.

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P-MODEL – YOU’RE THE ONE I MET IN THE GALLERY [BIJUTSUKAN DE ATTA HITO DARO] (1979)

lyrics and music by SUSUMU HIRASAWA

It’s about a stalker. P-Model’s early work is really interesting because it doesn’t sound even slightly like what Hirasawa would come to be known for, but rather instead sort of like Devo, but less politically charged.

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