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Big In Japan

Liverpool legends of the Eric's club era, fronted by Jayne Casey (Pink Military, Pink Industry). Also featuring at various times Bill Drummond (Lori & The Chameleons, KLF etc), Ian Broudie (Original Mirrors, Lightning Seeds), Holly Johnson (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), Budgie (Slits, Siouxsie & The Banshees, Creatures, Dave Balfe (Lori & The Chameleons, Teardrop Explodes), among others.

Links to Peel

“A quixotic cornerstone of Merseyside music.” (John Peel, Street To Street: A Liverpool Album Vol 1, sleevenotes, 1980)

Coming from the same Merseyside scene as Echo & the Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes and OMD, Big In Japan caught the attention of Peel, who gave the band their only session. The group are better known for the later successes of their band members than for their own music. According to the Liverpool Echo, Big in Japan were "a supergroup with a difference - its members only became super after they left." Many of those artists who left included Holly Johnson, who later joined Frankie Goes To Hollywood, who became favourites of Peel in the early 80's.

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1. Recorded: 1979-02-12. First broadcast: 06 March 1979. Repeated: 03 April 1979 / 26 August 1980 / 20 September 1982 / 14 January 1985

  • Suicide High Life / Goodbye / Don't Bomb China Now (three songs only)

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