Off Course

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Off Course was one of Japan's most influential Folk rock bands. It was formed in early 1969 by Kazumasa Oda (小田和正) and Yasuhiro Suzuki(鈴木康博). They broke up in 1989 after their February 26 farewell performance at Tokyo Dome.

Their most famous songs are "Sayonara(さよなら)" "YES-YES-YES", "Setsunakute(せつなくて)" and "Love is DETERMINATION" etc...


Member[edit]

Kazumasa Oda(小田和正) Vocal and Keyboard
Yasuhiro Suzuki(鈴木康博) Vocal and Guitars
Hitoshi Shimizu(清水仁) Vocal and Bass
Kazuhiko Matsuo(松尾一彦) Vocal, Guitar and Harmonica
Hitose "Jiro" Oma(大間"ジロー"仁世) Drums and Percussion

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  1. [1973.06.05] Off Course 1 / Boku no Okurimono (オフ・コース1 / 僕の贈りもの)
  2. [1974.05.05] Kono Machi wo Yukeba / Off Course Round 2 (この道をゆけば / オフ・コース・ラウンド2)
  3. [1975.12.20] Wine no Nioi (ワインの匂い)
  4. [1976.11.05] SONG IS LOVE
  5. [1977.09.05] JUNKTION
  6. [1978.10.05] FAIRWAY
  7. [1979.10.20] Three and Two
  8. [1980.11.21] We are
  9. [1981.12.01] over
  10. [1982.07.01] I LOVE YOU
  11. [1982.09.21] NEXT SOUND TRACK
  12. [1984.06.21] The Best Year of My Life
  13. [1985.08.01] Back Streets of Tokyo
  14. [1987.03.28] as close as possible
  15. [1988.06.09] Still a long way to go

Singles[edit]

  1. Gunshuu no Naka de / Hi wa Mata Noboru (April 5, 1970)
  2. Yoake wo Tsuge ni / Utsukushii Sekai (October 5, 1971)
  3. Osaraba / Kanashiki Akogare (April 25, 1972)
  4. Boku no Okurimono / Meguriau Ima (February 20, 1973)
  5. Mou Uta wo Tsukurenai / Hatachi no Koro (April 5, 1974)
  6. Wasureyuki / Mizu Irazu no Gogo (October 20, 1974)
  7. Nemurenu Yoru / Kinou e no Tegami (December 20, 1975)
  8. Hitori de Ikiteyukereba / Aitsu no Nokoshita Mono wa (May 5, 1976)
  9. Meguru Kisetsu / Runaway (October 5, 1976)
  10. Kokoro wa Kimagure / Anata ga Ireba (February 5, 1977)
  11. Aki no Kihai / Koibito yo Sono Mama de (August 5, 1977)
  12. Rondo / Omoide wo Nusunde (November 20, 1977)
  13. Yasashisa ni Sayonara / Toorisugita Yoru (April 5, 1978)
  14. Anata no Subete / Umi wo Mitsumete (July 20, 1978)
  15. Ai wo Tomenaide / Utsukushii Omoide ni (January 20, 1979)
  16. Kaze ni Fukarete / Koi wo Dakishimeyou (June 5, 1979)
  17. Sayonara / Shiokaze no Naka de (December 1, 1979)
  18. Umarekuru Kodomotachi no Tameni / Kono Umi ni Chikatte (March 5, 1980)
  19. Yes-No / Ai no Owaru Toki (June 21, 1980)
  20. Toki ni Ai wa / Bokura no Jidai (December 1, 1980)
  21. I LOVE YOU / Yoru wa Futari de (June 21, 1981)
  22. Ai no Naka e / Christmas Day (December 1, 1981)
  23. Kotoba ni Dekinai* / Kimi ni Okuru Uta (February 1, 1982)
  24. YES-YES-YES / Main Street wo Tsuhare (June 10, 1982)
  25. Kimi ga, Uso wo, Tsuita / Ai Yori mo (April 21, 1984)
  26. Natsu no Hi* / Kimi no Shiawase wo Inorenai (July 18, 1984)
  27. Midori no Hibi* / CITY NIGHTS (September 21, 1984)
  28. Call / 2dome no Natsu (February 21, 1985)
  29. Tasogare / LAST NIGHT (May 22, 1985)
  30. Natsu Kara Natsu Made / Zenmai Jikake no Uso (September 21, 1985)
  31. ENDLESS NIGHTS / EYES IN THE BACK OF MY HEART (November 30, 1985)
  32. IT'S ALL RIGHT-ANYTHING FOR YOU / IT'S QUITE ALL RIGHT-INSTRUMENTAL- (March 4, 1986)
  33. Motto Chikaku ni as close as possible / Tiny Pretty Girl (May 25, 1987)
  34. Kimi Sumu Machi e / Kimi Sumu Machi e -INSTRUMENTAL- (January 25, 1988)
  35. She's so wonderful / Hizashi no Naka de (July 25, 1988)
  36. Natsu no Wakare / Aitai (October 25, 1989

*Also in the anime series Sonic X.

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