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Earthshaker  


Named after the classic Y&T album, Earthshaker was one of several mid-80's Japanese metal bands with a similar style (meaning, at least a passing resemblance to Loudness). The debut album was one of the best Japanese metal albums of the era and put the band on the international map, but they steered toward a poppier sound on later albums and dropped from worldwide view, recording and touring in their home country where they have maintained a very popular career. After a successful run, they broke up in 1994, but returned five years later and are still going strong today. Remarkably, the original quartet from the first album are still together.

Current Members

Masafumi Nishida

vocals

Shinichiro Ishihara

guitars

Takayuki Kai

bass

Yoshihiro Kudo

drums

Former Members/Guests

Toshio Egawa

keyboards


Discography



Earthshaker 
1983
  1. Earthshaker
  2. Wall
  3. 412
  4. I Feel All Sadness
  5. Dark Angel (Animals)
  6. Marionette
  7. Children's Dream
  8. Time Is Going
  9. Yume No Hate O




(EP) Blondie Girl 
1983




(EP) T-O-K-Y-O 
1984

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



Fugitive 
1984
  1. Kioku No Naka
  2. Young Girls
  3. Shiny Day
  4. Love Destiny
  5. More
  6. 2217:
  7. Drive Me Crazy
  8. Fugitive




Midnight Flight 
1984
  1. T-O-K-Y-O
  2. Midnight Flight
  3. Radio Magic
  4. Family
  5. Zawameku Tokieto
  6. Ushinawareta 7224
  7. Money
  8. Tada Kanashiku




(EP) I ? Exciting Mini 
1984




Passion 
1985
  1. Come On
  2. The Night We Had
  3. Can't Stop Loving
  4. Whisky And Woman
  5. Hungry Doll
  6. Heavy Dance
  7. (Japanese title)
  8. Sweet Hard On
  9. (Japanese title)




(EP) ??????? 
1985




(EP) Exciting Mini II 
1985




Live in Budohkan  LIVE
1986
  1. More
  2. Kioku No Naka
  3. Zawameku Tokieto
  4. Whiskey And Woman
  5. Midnight Flight
  6. Yume No Hate O
  7. The Night We Had
  8. Take My Heart
  9. T-O-K-Y-O
  10. Radio Magic
  11. Come On




Overrun 
1986
  1. Don't Need To Surrender
  2. Gambler
  3. Little Girl
  4. Silent Animal
  5. Heartbreak Night
  6. Paper Music
  7. (Japanese)
  8. (Japanese)
  9. I Like A Gypsy
  10. You Are Like A Gypsy
  11. (Japanese)




(EP) Shaker's Shakies 
1987
  1. Shadow
  2. (Japanese)
  3. Orange Agent
  4. (Japanese)
  5. Love Dreamer
  6. Take My Heart
  7. (Japanese)
  8. Wall (Japanese)




The Best of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1987




Aftershock 
1987
  1. (Japanese title)
  2. Misty World
  3. Behind The Scene
  4. (Japanese title)
  5. (Japanese title)
  6. Garage
  7. (Japanese title)
  8. Hurted Partner
  9. Night Face
  10. (Japanese title)
  11. Let's Go Fire

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



The Ballads of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1988
  1. I Feel All Sadness
  2. Love Destiny
  3. Family
  4. (Japanese title)
  5. The Night We Had
  6. (Japanese title)
  7. Little Girl
  8. (Japanese title)
  9. (Japanese title)




(EP) Aftershock 
1988




The Collection of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1988
  1. (Japanese title)
  2. I Need The Woman
  3. (Japanese title)
  4. (Japanese title)
  5. Heavy Dance
  6. Earthshaker
  7. Love Dreamer
  8. Take My Heart
  9. (Japanese title)
  10. Wall
  11. Sunday Of People
  12. Gambler
  13. I'm Like A Gypsy, You're Like A Gypsy




Smash 
1988
  1. One Night
  2. Pierrot
  3. Danger
  4. Why True Love
  5. Cheap Trouble
  6. (Japanese)
  7. (Japanese)
  8. Secret Signal
  9. Out Of Breath
  10. Don't Look Back




Live Encore!  LIVE
1989




Treachery 
1989
  1. Treachery
  2. From Mainstreet
  3. (Japanese)
  4. 12
  5. Memories And Reality
  6. Bayside Moon
  7. Criminal
  8. (Japanese)
  9. End
  10. Dear Loose Woman
  11. (Japanese)




Pretty Good! 
1990
  1. Burning Hearts
  2. All Around The World
  3. She Makes Me Feel Good
  4. Top Secret
  5. If Tomorrow Comes
  6. Dreams
  7. I'm ready, So Ready
  8. Natural Hearts
  9. Fight It Out
  10. Your Song




Earthshaker 
1992
  1. Drape Shape
  2. Just A Little Soldier
  3. Shock Me
  4. 79 Street Song
  5. Poison
  6. Blood On Shuffle
  7. Trap Of Love
  8. Paradise
  9. Hard Rain
  10. (Japanese)




The Best from '87 to '92  COMPILATION
1992




Real 
1993
  1. (Japanese)
  2. Labyrinth
  3. (Japanese)
  4. Say Goodbye
  5. (Japanese)
  6. Somebody To Love
  7. Real World
  8. Such A Fool
  9. Sweet Emotion
  10. Cry
  11. Big Break
  12. Say Goodbye




Yesterday & Tomorrow 
1993
  1. Wall
  2. More
  3. Radio Magic
  4. T-O-K-Y-O
  5. Garage
  6. Whiskey And Woman
  7. Fugitive
  8. Gambler
  9. Come On
  10. Earthshaker
  11. Zero
  12. Say Goodbye
  13. (Japanese title)




Decade  COMPILATION
1994
  1. Time Is Going
  2. Wall
  3. 412
  4. More
  5. Fugitive
  6. (Japanese)
  7. Whiskey And Woman
  8. Come On
  9. Radio Magic
  10. I Feel All Sadness
  11. T-O-K-Y-O
  12. Earthshaker
  13. (Japanese)
  14. Drape Shape
  15. Shock Me
  16. (Japanese)
  17. Danger
  18. 79 Street Song
  19. (Japanese)
  20. (Japanese)
  21. (Japanese)
  22. Daybreak
  23. Sweet Emotion
  24. Dance
  25. Zero
  26. Say Goodbye
  27. (Japanese)




Remains  LIVE
1994




Twin Best  COMPILATION
1996




The Very Best of Earthshaker  COMPILATION
1998




More - Earthshaker in Vancouver  LIVE
2000
  1. (Japanese title)
  2. Good-Bye To The Past
  3. (Japanese title)
  4. Radio Magic
  5. Real World
  6. Gambler
  7. (Japanese title)
  8. Wall
  9. Earthshaker
  10. More
  11. Say Goodbye
  12. (Japanese title)




Birthday 
2001




The Best of Nexus Years  COMPILATION
2002




earthshaker.jp/type A  COMPILATION
2002




Golden?Best  COMPILATION
2002




?????? 
2003
  1. Kaze-no Oto
  2. Tsuyoku Sake
  3. Soko-ni Aru Shi
  4. Ashita Wo Yubi Sasu Tamashii
  5. Omoi-no Kakera
  6. Todome-no Dangan
  7. Arittake No Ai
  8. Kimi e
  9. Hyakusen Renma-no Hiro
  10. Sadame




Faith 
2004




1987-1992 CD & DVD The Best  COMPILATION
2005




Aim 
2007




Quarter 
2008




The Course of Life 
2009




Back to Nexus 
2010




Pray for the Earth 
2011




Re-Masters - Best of Nexus Years  COMPILATION
2011




Super Best  COMPILATION
2012




The Earthshaker 
2013




30th Anniversary Special Live  LIVE
2014




Bird 
2015


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