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

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarSteve Sykes
GuitarJoey Brasler
PianoNicky Hopkins
OrganGreg Mathieson
SaxLarry Williams


2 Tokyo

BassJohn Pierce
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarSteve Sykes
PianoNicky Hopkins
SynthesizerMichael Boddicker
PercussionLenny Castro


3 Love On The Hill

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Fred Tackett
PianoNicky Hopkins
Fender RhodesNicky Hopkins


4 A Seventeen-Year-Old Bitch

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteve Sykes
Guitar (solo)Joey Brasler
PianoNicky Hopkins
TrumpetJerry Hey
SaxKim Hutchcroft
HornLarry Williams
HornBill Green
TrumpetAl Vizzutti


5 Broken Heart

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteve Sykes
Fender RhodesNicky Hopkins
KeyboardsMichael Boddicker
HarmonicaTommy Morgan


6 Tonight

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Jeff Baxter
GuitarSteve Sykes
GuitarJoey Brasler
PianoNicky Hopkins
OrganGreg Mathieson
PercussionLenny Castro
TrumpetJerry Hey
SaxKim Hutchcroft
HornLarry Williams
HornBill Green
TrumpetAl Vizzutti


7 Teenage Blue

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Jeff Baxter
GuitarSteve Sykes
GuitarJoey Brasler
PianoNicky Hopkins
OrganGreg Mathieson


8 Glass-Made Room

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
GuitarSteve Sykes
GuitarJoey Brasler
Guitar (solo)Jeff Baxter
PianoNicky Hopkins
OrganGreg Mathieson


9 Desperate Generation

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Steve Sykes
GuitarJoey Brasler
GuitarMark Goldenberg
PianoNicky Hopkins
OrganGreg Mathieson


10 Home Bound

BassScott Chambers
DrumsMike Baird
Guitar (solo)Steve Lukather
GuitarSteve Sykes
PianoNicky Hopkins
OrganGreg 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