SLEEVE: VG+ MEDIA: NM- YEAR: 1980 ORIGIN: Japan EXTRAS: Obi with insert
Murdered by the Music is Yukihiro Takahashi's second solo LP release after Saravah!, and stands out as a noteworthy milestone in his musical career. The LP incorporates a variety of genres, from ska-inflected rhythms to New Wave and Motown sounds.
Similarly, the songs feature an array of collaborators, ranging from Haruomi Hosono & Ryuichi Sakamoto of YMO to Kenji Omura & Sandii. This album also includes Takahashi's signature cover of The Supremes' Stop in the Name of Love; although he pays homage to the original, he masterfully makes the track his own. Murdered by the Music is an impressive showcase of Takahashi's remarkable talent and is sure to remain a favorite.