ARB (band)

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ARB (Alexander's Ragtime Band) is a Japanese rock band formed in 1978. Its members are Ryo Ishibashi, Koya Naito, Ebi, and Keith. Jean-Jacques Burnel from The Stranglers was also a member for a short time.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 'Norainu' (25 October 1978)
  • 'Wild lowteen girl' (25 April 1979)
  • 'Tamashii Kogashite' (20 December 1979)
  • 'Nocturne club' (21 July 1980)
  • 'BLACK X'MAS' (11 November 1980)
  • 'Daddy's Shoes' (21 February 1981)
  • 'Crazy love' (21 May 1982)
  • 'Saraba Aibou' (21 November 1982)
  • 'Troubled kids' (21 April 1983)
  • 'Deep Inside' (21 March 1985)
  • 'Blue Color Dancer' (21 July 1985)
  • 'God bless the "Ring"' (21 March 1986)
  • 'AFTER '45' (21 August 1986)
  • 'Private girl' (21 November 1986)
  • 'HAPPINESS' (21 May 1987)
  • 'System in System' (21 June 1988)
  • 'Long Long Way' (5 October 1988)
  • 'MURDER GAME' (21 October 1989)
  • 'TOKYO OUTSIDER' (21 February 1998)
  • 'INFINITELY' (23 September 1998)
  • 'Hangyaku no Burusu wo Utae' (17 July 1999)
  • 'HARD-BOILED CITY' (13 June 2001)

Albums[edit]

  • A.R.B (21 June 1978)
  • BAD NEWS (21 May 1980)
  • BOYS & GIRLS (21 March 1981)
  • Yubi wo Narase! / Snap Your Fingers (21 November 1981)
  • W (21 June 1982)
  • Toraburu Chudoku (21 April 1983)
  • A.R.B LIVE / Tamashii Kogashite (5 December 1983)
  • YELLOW BLOOD (21 September 1984)
  • Sakyu 1945nen (3 October 1985)
  • WORK SONGS (21 April 1986)
  • ONE and ONLY DREAMs (21 November 1986)
  • ROCK OVER JAPAN (21 June 1987)
  • DAYS OF A.R.B Vol.1 (21 June 1987)
  • DAYS OF A.R.B Vol.2 (21 June 1987)
  • PAPERS BED (21 June 1988)
  • Sympathy (8 November 1989)
  • LOVE THE LIVE (21 January 1989)
  • BALLADS AND WORK SONGS (3 October 1990)
  • RED BOX - ARB LIVE (1980-1990) (28 December 1990)
  • BLACK Xmas - A.R.B. SECRET SINGLES (21 June 1991)
  • DAYS OF ARB Vol.1 (1978-1983) (21 November 1993)
  • DAYS OF ARB Vol.2 (1984-1986) (21 November 1993)
  • DAYS OF ARB Vol.3 (1986-1990) (21 November 1993)
  • SYMPATHY (28 June 1995)
  • BOYS & GIRLS (28 June 1995)
  • Yubi wo Narase! (28 June 1995)
  • W (28 June 1995)
  • Toraburu Chudoku (28 June 1995)
  • YELLOW BLOOD (28 June 1995)
  • Sakyu 1945nen (28 June 1995)
  • WORK SONGS (28 June 1995)
  • ONE AND ONLY DREAMS (28 June 1995)
  • ROCK OVER JAPAN (28 June 1995)
  • PAPERS BED (28 June 1995)
  • BAD NEWS (28 June 1995)

VIDEO[edit]

  • YELLOW BLOOD (21 October 1984)
  • Sakyu 1945nen (21 November 1985)
  • SWEAT, HEART & BRAIN (21 March 1988)
  • LOVE THE LIVE (21 January 1989)
  • THE LONGEST TOUR (21 January 1990)
  • Tamashii Kogashite (21 July 1991)
  • ARB is BACK!! (21 June 1998)
  • 1998 Days of ARB (2 September 1999)
  • ARB CLIPS Hangyaku no Buruzu wo Utae (19 April 2000)

DVD[edit]

  • LIVE! EL DORADO (16 June 2000)
  • Raibu Teikoku DVD Sirizu "ARB" (2 July 2003)
  • RED BOX 1978-1990 COMPLETE DVD SET (17 September 2003)
  • LOCUS visualize 1998-2004 ARB LIVE BEST (15 September 2004)

In popular culture[edit]

The 2011 Japanese animated television show Mawaru-Penguindrum uses several of the band’s songs in the show. Remixed versions are covered by members of the show's vocal cast.

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