Taboo (Buck-Tick album)

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Studio album by Buck-Tick
Released January 18, 1989 (1989-01-18)
September 19, 2002 (2002-09-19) (digital remaster)
September 5, 2007 (2007-09-05) (remaster)
Recorded August–September 1988 at Master Rock Studios in London, England
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock
Length 42:41
Language Japanese, English
Label Victor
Producer Owen 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.

No. Title Length
1. "Iconoclasm" (lyrics written by Imai) 3:01
2. "Tokyo" 4:23
3. "Sex for You" 4:14
4. "Embryo" 3:59
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
9. "Taboo" 3:59
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 Retrieved 2012-01-29.