Friday, October 24, 2008

Alphaville: Big in Japan (1984)

And in honor of our inaugural POST ON JAPANESE 80s MUSIC featuring X Japan, we have a song that emblemized the 1980s fascination with all things Japanese.

This fascination made itself evident in such films as "Gung Ho" with Michael Keaton, "Mr. Baseball" with Tom Selleck, and the action classic "Black Rain" with Michael Douglas, Andy Garcia and "the Clint Eastwood of Japan" Ken Takakura.

"Big in Japan" was the debut single for iconic 80s pop group Alphaville.

Here we have a 1988 remix of the hit single.

And a techno remix...

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