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Old Apr 1, 2008, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Myrkul View Post
I don't know why, and what is the relation between both bands..

But "Oriental Magnetic Yellow" was "inspired ?" "parodying ?" Yellow Magic Orchestra..
At least in the name of the band, and they also parodied albums covers.

Anyone know why?
Basically, Shinji Hosoe and the other members of OMY were all big fans of YMO back in the days before their first breakup. But when YMO returned from their breakup in '93, with new material (which didn't quite sound like old-school YMO), Hosoe created OMY both as a tribute and in an effort to recreate the original YMO sound. And not only the album titles were "parodies" of YMO's, but also the stage names they used and some tracktitles.
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