1980 Shogo Hamada – Home Bound

Shōgo Hamada (浜田 省吾 Hamada Shōg, born December 29, 1952) is a Japanese singer-songwriter and former member of the group Aido. He is a part of Sony Music Japan’s SME Records division. He was born in Takehara City in Hiroshima Prefecture, and graduated from Kuremitsuta High School (where he was a member of the baseball team). He attended Kanagawa University, where he studied law, but left the school before graduating.

In 1975, he made his professional debut as the drummer of the band Aido. Sunglasses have been his trademark ever since his debut, and he has never performed live without sunglasses of some sort (most commonly Ray-Ban Aviator or Ray-Ban Wayfarer). His solo debut came in 1976 with the album Umareta Tokoro o Tōku Hanarete. Though his exposure in the media has always been extremely low, relative to many performers with similar levels of mainstream popularity, he has acquired his many fans over the years through his steady series of live performances. Many of his early songs expressed his skepticism about how one should live their life. In addition to his well-known ballads, he was strongly influenced by his father’s experience as a victim of radiation poisoning following the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, and many of his songs have a very strong protest song tone, likely the most of any “big name” singer in Japan.

He has written music for many other artists, including Momoe Yamaguchi, and Akiko Wada. He is affectionately referred to as “Hamasho” by many of his fans.

Tracks

1  All For Run (Shogo Hamada) 4:21
2  Tokyo (Shogo Hamada) 4:45
3  Love On The Hill (Shogo Hamada) 5:03
4  A Seventeen-Year-Old Bitch (Shogo Hamada) 3:51
5  Broken Heart (Shogo Hamada) 5:10
6  Tonight (Shogo Hamada) 4:28
7  Teenage Blue (Shogo Hamada) 3:53
8  Glass-Made Room (Shogo Hamada) 3:35
9  Desperate Generation (Shogo Hamada) 4:58
10  Home Bound (Shogo Hamada) 6:57

Media

Musicians

1 All For Run

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Steve Sykes
Guitar Joey Brasler
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Organ Greg Mathieson
Sax Larry Williams


2 Tokyo

Bass John Pierce
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Steve Sykes
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Synthesizer Michael Boddicker
Percussion Lenny Castro


3 Love On The Hill

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Fred Tackett
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Fender Rhodes Nicky Hopkins


4 A Seventeen-Year-Old Bitch

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Steve Sykes
Guitar (solo) Joey Brasler
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Horn Larry Williams
Horn Bill Green
Trumpet Al Vizzutti


5 Broken Heart

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Steve Sykes
Fender Rhodes Nicky Hopkins
Keyboards Michael Boddicker
Harmonica Tommy Morgan


6 Tonight

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Jeff Baxter
Guitar Steve Sykes
Guitar Joey Brasler
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Organ Greg Mathieson
Percussion Lenny Castro
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Horn Larry Williams
Horn Bill Green
Trumpet Al Vizzutti


7 Teenage Blue

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Jeff Baxter
Guitar Steve Sykes
Guitar Joey Brasler
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Organ Greg Mathieson


8 Glass-Made Room

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar Steve Sykes
Guitar Joey Brasler
Guitar (solo) Jeff Baxter
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Organ Greg Mathieson


9 Desperate Generation

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Steve Sykes
Guitar Joey Brasler
Guitar Mark Goldenberg
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Organ Greg Mathieson


10 Home Bound

Bass Scott Chambers
Drums Mike Baird
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Steve Sykes
Piano Nicky Hopkins
Organ Greg Mathieson

Liner Notes

Producer – Mikiharu Suzuki
Arranged – Kimio Mizutani
Assistant Engineer – Ray Corey
Chorus Arrangement – Kanji Choshi
Directed – Akira Sudoh
Mixed – Erik Zobler
Recorded – Erik Zobler

Recording Studio – West Lake Audio, Los Angeles
Mastering Studio – Allen Zents Recording Recording
Co-Ordinators – Kuni Misawa & Bobuhiko Takahashi