Toshio Nakanishi

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Toshio Nakanishi
中西 俊夫
Toshkitchen.jpg
Nakanishi in 2006
Background information
Native name 中西俊夫
Also known as Tycoon To$h, Typhoom Tosh
Born (1956-01-13) January 13, 1956 (age 59)
Tokyo, Japan
Genres New wave, technopop, hip hop
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1976–present
Associated acts K.U.D.O, Major Force, Melon, Plastics, Chica Sato, Water Melon, Water Melon Group, Terminater Troops
Website www4.airnet.ne.jp/mor/tosh/

Toshio Nakanishi (中西 俊夫 Nakanishi Toshio?, born January 13, 1956 in Tokyo, Japan), also known by the pseudonyms Tycoon To$h or Typhoom Tosh, is a Japanese musician and graphic designer who is best known as the founding member of new wave band Plastics in 1976. He was initially a part of the technopop fever in Japan and later acted as a pioneer of the Japanese hip hop scene with his band Major Force.[1]

Personal life[edit]

He was formerly married to Japanese stylist and bandmate Chica Sato of Plastics and Melon.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums
  • GORGEOUS GIRLS (1990)
  • ユーリ ORIGINAL SOUND TRACK (1996)
Albums with K.U.D.O
  • THE 1st KISS (as Sexy T.K.O.)(1991)
  • SANDII:COME AGAIN (1991)
  • SANDII:JOGET TO THE BEAT (1991)
  • EP (as Love T.K.O.) (1993)
  • HEAD TURNER (as Love T.K.O.) (1994)
  • Monday Michiru: Maden Japan (as Love T.K.O.) (1994)
Other albums
  • The Clap Heads, Snakeman Show (1980)
  • (Natural Calamity), DOWN IN THE VALLEY (1991)
  • (Natural Calamity), LET IT COME DOWN (1992)
  • (Natural Calamity), NEAR MOUNTAIN (1992)
  • Group of Gods, GROUP OF GOD (1992)
  • (Tamap Iijima), DASK 'TIL DAWN (1992)
  • (高木完), Grass Roots (1992)
  • (Natural Calamity), SUN DANCE (1994)

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Christgau, Robert (May 2, 2002). "Planet Rock: The World's Most Local Pop Goes International". The Village Voice. 
  • Schwartz, Mark (1999). "Planet Rock: Hip Hop Supa National". In Light, Alan. The Vibe History of Hip-Hop. New York: Three Rivers Press. pp. 361–372. 

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