Taboo (Buck-Tick album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 1989 (1989-01-18)
September 19, 2002 (2002-09-19) (digital remaster)
September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05) (remaster)
RecordedAugust–September 1988 at Master Rock Studios in London, England
GenrePost-punk, gothic rock
LanguageJapanese, English
ProducerOwen Paul and Buck-Tick[A]
Buck-Tick chronology
Seventh Heaven
Aku no Hana
Singles from Taboo
  1. "Just One More Kiss"
    Released: October 26, 1988

Taboo is the fourth studio album by the Japanese rock band Buck-Tick. It was released on cassette, CD and as a two-record vinyl set (one is a blank picture disc) on January 18, 1989 through Victor Entertainment.[1] Taboo was digitally remastered and re-released on September 19, 2002, with two bonus tracks. It was remastered and re-released again on September 5, 2007. "Angelic Conversation" was re-recorded as the b-side to the group's single "M・A・D" in 1991. "Just One More Kiss", "Iconoclasm" and "Taboo" were later re-recorded for the compilation album Koroshi no Shirabe: This Is Not Greatest Hits (1992). "Iconoclasm" was covered by J for the Buck-Tick tribute album, Parade -Respective Tracks of Buck-Tick- (2005). Taboo peaked at number one on the Oricon charts, selling 320,000 copies.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Atsushi Sakurai, except where noted; all music composed by Hisashi Imai, except where noted.

1."Iconoclasm" (lyrics written by Imai)3:01
3."Sex for You"4:14
5."J" (lyrics written by Imai)4:25
6."Feast of Demoralization" (lyrics written by Toll Yagami; music written by Hidehiko Hoshino)4:18
7."Angelic Conversation" (lyrics written by Imai)5:41
8."Silent Night"3:26
10."Just One More Kiss"5:03
Total length:42:41


Additional performers


  • Owen Paul - producer
  • Buck-Tick - producers[A]
  • Will Gosling; Roland Herrington; Mark Dearnley; Junko Yamazaki; Shuuji Yamaguchi - engineers, mixing
  • Kenshi Kajiwara - assistant engineer
  • Ken Sakaguchi - graphic design, cover art
  • Kazuhiro Kitaoka - photography


  1. ^^* The only song that Buck-Tick produced is "Just One More Kiss".
  2. ^* Released as the b-side to the "Just One More Kiss" single. Originally released as its own single in 1986.


  1. ^ "Taboo". Retrieved 2011-04-12.
  2. ^ "Taboo review". Buck-Tick Archived from the original on 2011-06-19. Retrieved 2012-01-29.