This is Eddie Japan, one of the finest bands in the land. They write incredibly nuanced pop songs about the human condition. Their performances are inspired. Most importantly, they managed to fit eight people on the stage at Great Scott. OK, that’s not really the most important thing, but it is impressive.
P.S. – Eddie Japan is playing The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show Night #1 at TT’s in October. You should definitely check that out.
It’s no secret that Eddie Japan is one of my favorite bands in town. Their run in the 2013 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble showed exactly why that is. Their wasn’t a single moment during any one of their sets in the year’s event where I thought they were anywhere but at their best. From the songs to the showmanship, the folks in Eddie Japan refused to let each other down. This was their night. This was their year. Eddie Japan won the 2013 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble.
It’s pretty remarkable how effortlessly the guys in Eddie Japan can blend musical styles.* Pop, rock, lounge and spaghetti western motifs are all in play during an Eddie Japan show. Some songs will have you tapping your toes while others will whisk you away to exotic musical locales. What a great way to cap off a heat wave.
* Or at least how effortless they make it seem.
The dapper gentlemen of Eddie Japan put on a wonderful show last Friday. Their timeless lounge-pop numbers played well against the red-curtained backdrop of Precinct (check out this video of “You Will Find Me Dead In My Comfort Zone” for proof). Of course, their timeless lounge-pop numbers play well just about everywhere.