japan and duran

Ask Katy

Hi there...I'm a teen, and I listen to lots of glam rock, 80's, etc. Just wondering if any of the guys could tell me who of their contemporaries influenced them the most. I've gotten into Japan recently, and Duran seems very reminiscent of their sound. Hugs & stuff--Annie

"Annie...yes you are right Japan were a massive influence on the band-not so much vocally and guitar wise -but certainly on the rhythm section and synths-Japan were a brilliant groundbreaking band and they deserve a bigger place in music history than they have.Roger."