Japan – Tin Drum (The ’59) #143

The ’59 2018 #143: 180523

Japan – Tin Drum (1981)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 23 – 1981.

Tin Drum was the fifth and final studio album from Japan, released in November 1981 by Virgin. It peaked at No. 12 on the UK charts, and featured the top 5 single “Ghosts.” It has received acclaim as the band’s best work.

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