Hai! (Live in Japan)

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Hai! (Live In Japan)
Hai! (Live in Japan) cover.jpg
Live album by Cabaret Voltaire
Released 1982
Recorded Tsubaki House, Tokyo, 23 March 1982
Genre Industrial
Length 45:27
Label Rough Trade Deutschland RTD-1
Producer Cabaret Voltaire
Cabaret Voltaire chronology
Hai! (Live In Japan)
The Crackdown

Hai! (Live in Japan) is a 1982 live album by the U.K. industrial band Cabaret Voltaire.[1] It was recorded at the Tsubaki House in Tokyo, Japan on 23 March 1982, and was released on CD in 1991 by Mute Records Ltd.[2][3] The original master tapes being lost, the CD was transferred from a vinyl copy (unfortunately, a US pressing was used, with significantly poorer sound and more surface noise than a Japanese original).

The performance on the album reflected the band's move towards a more funk-oriented sound.[4] Alan Fish had joined the band by this time on drums and percussion, replacing Chris Watson.[4]

The album reached number five in the UK Indie Chart in 1982.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Side A:

  1. "Walls of Kyoto" - 7:50
  2. "3 Days Monk" - 7:03
  3. "Yashar" (Version) - 6:59

Side B:

  1. "Over & Over" - 4:53
  2. "Diskono" - 7:01
  3. "Taxi Music" (Version) - 11:41



  1. ^ Ira A. Robbins. The Trouser Press guide to new wave records. C. Scribner's Sons, 1983. ISBN 0684179431. 
  2. ^ "Cabaret Voltaire Official Website: Hai!". Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  3. ^ Christie Moore. The Unultimate Rockopedia. AuthorHouse, 2006. ISBN 1425964745. 
  4. ^ a b Neate, Wilson "Hai! Review", Allmusic, retrieved 2012-05-20
  5. ^ Lazell, Barry (1998) Indie Hits 1980-1989, Cherry Red Books, ISBN 0-95172-069-4, p. 35