Monday, December 15, 2008

Yellow Magic Orchestra

Determine a band's leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

A band's inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, "Who's in charge here?"

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.

Band: Yellow Magic Orchestra
Genre: Electronic

Voting ends on: Monday, December 22th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

Blue Lips Front Guy - 5 votes
Back Guy - 1 vote
Johnny Depp In The Middle - 4 votes

Blue Lips carries it! Congratulations!


Jared X said...

My word verification is "godzilla." OK, it isn't, but wouldn't that have been cool?

We have a history of picking the guy in the vanishing point but don't be fooled. Japanese Joe Mantegna back there is wearing the same boring shade of lipstick as the guy in the middle. The guy in the front is wearing frost blue and has achieved a "smoky eye" with his makeup that is coveted by my wife.

I'll say this in Japanese, but dub it into English: Front guy is in charge [my lips are still moving].

SamuraiFrog said...

I'm going to say the guy in the back, although the guy in the front clearly thinks he is.

Rhubarb Ranch said...

Isn't that Johnny Depp there in the middle? If so, he's clearly in charge. The Japanese mariachi bookends appear to be drugged automatons, their eyelids heavy and their brains unplugged, probably drum machine programmers.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

johnny depp in the middle is in charge of sulu and flock of seagulls. the only question is: is he the zombie-master or a double-ventriloquist?

Anonymous said...

The man in the middle is in charge.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Must be Middle-san.

BeckEye said...

The guy with the most make-up wins. So, it's Ninja Rhodes, up front.

TheOtherJennifer said...

I believe I had a jacket like that in 1986 or so...but not quite that shade of lipstick....he with the most bling is in charge. I'll go with Ninja Rhodes in the front. Sticky lips and the smoky eyes have it.

p0nk said...

splotchy, could you set this up to play some Japanese band covering Michael Jackson's "Thriller" in the background while i try to decide?
i'm thinking 'blue lips'...

A Jaded Girl said...

Ol' blue lips in the front.(ZOMGZ did jaded girl just vote for an actual person???)

word verification:bejawshe

Maki said...

Oh my god, where did you find them???

The pic is so old -- but Ryuichi Sakamoto (with purple lipstick) has produced Madonna's Rain or Movie "Last Emperor"

I was little when they were big in Japan. Well, I guess they are still HUGE...

Dealer Man said...

Those look like military style jackets. Since the guy in front has the most hardware on he must be of the highest rank, hence the leader.

No matter how much the middle guy looks like Johnny Depp, he was never in charge of anything.

Splotchy said...

Maki, a friend of mine is really into them a lot. I have their first album.

I actually was going to use a more recent photo, but it was a picture of them taken outside a building and wasn't really staged.

For this blog, I try to use photos of bands that were created explicitly for promotion.

dguzman said...

My word verif is BlueLips. No really.

Sampada said...

I looove Johnny Depp. would not dream to vote anyone else but his look alike.
(but a few more look alikes like this one and i'll have to rethink)