Akira Takasaki ‎– Tusk of Jaguar (1982)

Tusk of Jaguar is the debut solo album by Japanese hard-rock guitarist Akira Takasaki, released in 1982 on Megaton. Tracklist: A1. “Tusk of Jaguar” (3:52) A2. “Steal Away” (6:12) A3. “Macula (Far From Mother Land)” (4:52) A4. “Ebony Eyes” (5:23) B1. “Wild Boogie Run” (3:19) B2. “Gunshots” (3:05) B3. “Mid-Day Hunter” (4:25) B4. “Show Me […]


Loudness were a Japanese hard-rock/metal band that debuted with an album on Blow Up in 1981, followed over the next two years by a pair of titles on B&M. Between 1983 and 1985, the band released four albums on Columbia, followed by six further ’80s-era longplayers on ATCO. Members: Akira Takasaki (guitar), Masayoshi Yamashita (bass, […]

Akira Takasaki

Akira Takasaki — 高崎晃 (born Feb. 22, 1961) — is a Japanese guitarist who played in the teen-pop act Lazy during the 1970s. In 1981, he formed the long-running metal band Loudness, which released nine studio albums and two live discs by decade’s end. As a solo artist, he premiered with the 1982 B&M released […]