Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Visions of China

Keeping in line with the Chinese theme for today, here is a video of one of my all-time favourite songs: Visions of China by Japan. Without any doubt, Tin drum, the last Japan album is also their best. Many tracks on this fantastic album have a strong Asian influence, and none clearer than Visions of China with its evocative lyrics: "We walk backwards, say nothing, building our visions of China". As usual, Sylvian's deliverance is stunning and incomparable with anyone else, but the song also shows off the drumming talent of co-writer Steve Jansen - his drum break is really jaw-dropping!
Art Rock score: 10/10 (brilliant masterpiece, one of 200 best songs of all time)