This post should have been published on Saturday but real life keeps getting in the way of blogging.
It’s time to put the Japan/YMO related stuff to bed (for now at least) with a couple of tracks that also feature Bill Nelson.
Glow World, from Bill Nelson’s Chimera album (1983), features Mick Karn on bass and Yukihiro Takahashi on drums. The concept behind most of the tracks on this album was for Bill Nelson to compose songs around drum patterns supplied by Yukihiro Takahashi. This one is particularly interesting because he throws in a couple of awkward time changes for Bill to deal with.
Helpless, from Yukihiro Takahashi’s Wild & Moody (1984) album, is a cover of the old Neil Young song with Bill Nelson featured on vocals and guitar.