OKMusic’s popular series “It’s the only masterpiece of Japanese music you want to keep! ]the archives. This time, I will select Eikichi Yazawa’s famous album, but if it has to act of the 4th “Gold Rush” of 1978 is the day after his 69th birthday. On September 15, they will perform at the Tokyo Dome for the first time in about three years, so I chose “LIVE Korakuen Stadium” , which recorded the live held at Korakuen Stadium, which can be considered the predecessor of Tokyo Dome, 40 years ago. I tried to analyze the quality of the work. *This article was published in 2018
Pioneer of the Living Artist
Come to think of it, Yazawa has always been a pioneer in the Japanese concert industry. Since his solo debut, he has been deeply committed to live performance and has always demonstrated Yazawa’s uniqueness not only in performance styles and staging, but also in production and performance in general. Introduction of the horn and string section. Participation of musicians active abroad, including members of the Doobie Brothers. Among the special effects that are now commonplace are many that Yazawa first introduced in Japan. Don’t forget merchandise sales. Today, towels are a must-have item with t-shirts in the merchandising corner of any concert, but there’s no doubt that the origin of towels is the E.YAZAWA towel, which features the famous logo. . Yazawa, who is a pioneer of these national live artists, has great importance in working on a full electronic concert ticket. The impact will not be the ratio of other artists. This action is said to be based on “YAZAWA’s intuition”, but Yazawa’s action this time will help crack down on illegal ticket resale, which has long been considered a problem within the industry. I think what Yazawa did in the concert will become an unwritten rule in the industry. Yazawa is probably the origin of rock musicians who have intensified the concert hall since the days of the band, from live house → hall → arena → stadium, and finally reached the Nippon Budokan, where domestic artists do not couldn’t perform well in the late 1970s. Yazawa was the first rock band to hold a concert at Korakuen Stadium, which has a lot more capacity than that. This achievement is great. The fact that most artists and bands still regard expanding sales as synonymous with scaling up their venues is probably a trace of what might be called the “Yazawa method”. In the past, there were animated people who said, “No matter how much it sells, it won’t be at the Budokan or the Dome.” It is no exaggeration to say that the activity style of the artist was created by Yazawa.