|Live album by|
|Released||February 21, 1980|
|Genre||Electronic, electro, experimental new wave, synthpop|
|Producer||YMO with Haruomi Hosono|
|Yellow Magic Orchestra chronology|
Public Pressure (公的抑圧 Kōteki yokuatsu, Public pressure) is Yellow Magic Orchestra's first live album, released on February 21, 1980. It was their second number-one album in Japan, setting a record of 250,000 copies sold within two weeks of release.
It was recorded during three dates of the group's first tour of Europe and the US. The group toured as a six-piece, but guitarist Kazumi Watanabe was mixed-out and replaced with more keyboards due to contractual matters between record labels. Un-dubbed recordings from this tour were later released on the album Faker Holic. Most of Yukihiro Takahashi's vocals were also replaced with those re-recorded afterward in studio. These were not restored on Faker Holic.
The first half of the album was recorded live at The Venue in London. "Cosmic Surfin'" was recorded at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles while second side was recorded at The Bottom Line in New York City by John Venable using the 2nd Generation Record Plant Remote Truck.
|2.||"Solid State Survivor"||Chris Mosdell||Takahashi||4:01|
|3.||"Tong Poo"||Ryuichi Sakamoto||6:01|
|4.||"The End of Asia"||Sakamoto||6:51|
|1.||"Cosmic Surfin'"||Haruomi Hosono||4:35|
|2.||"Day Tripper"||Lennon–McCartney||Yellow Magic Orchestra, Lennon–McCartney||2:42|
|4.||"La femme chinoise"||Mosdell||Takahashi||6:15|
|5.||"Back in Tokio"||Yellow Magic Orchestra||1:52|
- Haruomi Hosono – bass guitar, synth bass
- Ryuichi Sakamoto – keyboards, vocoder, drum machine
- Yukihiro Takahashi – drums, electronic drums, vocals
- Hideki Matsutake – modular synthesizers, sequencers, programming
- Akiko Yano – keyboards, backing vocals
- Tomoko Nunoi (uncredited) – French narration/sexy voice (sampled) on "La femme chinoise"
- Kunihiko Murai and Shōrō Kawazoe – executive producers
- Norio Yoshizawa – recording and mixing engineer
- Mitsuo Koike – recording engineer
- Masayoshi Sukita – photography
- Heikichi Harata (WXY, Inc.) – artwork
- Lou Beach (uncredited) – logo type