- Glossy Mistakes
Recorded in 1981, Dance by Earthling is a cornerstone seminal album of Nippon new wave and synth-pop.
The group called their first album DANCE to express the fullest flowers of rhythmic movement, attending to both physical and spiritual needs.
Earthling consisted of the couple: lead vocalist/guitarist John, bass guitarist Yoko Fujiwara, plus keyboard/sythesizer player Jin Haijama.
The group was formed in Tokyo in 1979 when John and Yoko, who had been fashion and textile designers, felt the desire to give the music they'd written a more permanent environment.
The sound of Earthling reinforces the subtle and sensitive connections which link modern music to dance to, with hints of synth-pop, top notch new wave and heavy punkish vocals.