After 10 month from 1st tour, they came to
Japan again with the 2nd album "Bossanova
Swap Meet". It was quite big tour at
livehouse over Japan. They also played at
a big hall called Nakano Sunplaza. The audience, who coming for amusement
like previous tour, was decreased. Most audience
was real fan who being addicted to them and
looked out on the stage with mood like 'The
groove again!!' ATOMIC SWING seemed relax.
They may have got used to be in Japan because
of the second visit.
The loss leader of this tour was horn section called 'The Cobras', trumpet and saxophone.
(Japanese tour only...?) It made the music
widen such as the second album, it was fantastic.
It was really effective at the introduction
of "In The Dust" and actually they
covered up their gig at a big hall. Also
we were able to listen "Feedin' Frenzy(C/W:Stone Me... See MIDI Files page.)"
due to them.
They played 9 songs from the 1st album as
ever and 4 songs from the 2nd as we unexpected.
The opening and ending was elaborate, from the opening melody(progressed
to "Revival Days" laterjto "Like
A John Needs A Yoko" made us get goose
flesh, played again "Like A John`"
at ending was also cool. And Niclas said
"You're beautiful!!" and "Do-mo
Arigatou!!(means 'Thank you' in Japanese)"
so many times......
After that, gig at liquidroom was reported
on a satellite TV program. When I watched
it I was overpowered by so many audience
and their high tension. It was a climax.
And it maybe as a matter of course,
with 1st tour(full of tension) and
before dissolution), member seemed
without hesitation. In the interview,
said like this.
"When our first tour I didn't
SWING was a live band, I saw like an
band. When the record was successful
to go on tour... Now we feel very good
I think we became better live band...yes!!"
Who can guess that they would have been missing people after this tour...??
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Atomic Swing - Like A John Needs A Yoko 1995 Japan (Live)