Spitz

Spitz (スピッツ, Supittsu) are a Japanese rock band. The group was originally formed in 1987 by four art school students in Tokyo — it consists of Masamune Kusano (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Tetsuya Miwa (lead guitar), Akihiro Tamura (bass guitar), and Tatsuo Sakiyama (drums).

In March 1991, Spitz released their first single "Hibari no Kokoro" and the self-titled debut album simultaneously on Polydor Records. Although their early efforts failed to attract public attention until around 1994, the band eventually came into prominence with a single "Robinson", released in April 1995 and sold in excess of 1.6 million copies in their homeland. It was followed by their 6th studio album Hachimitsu, released in the same year and achieved a mainstream success, immediately topping the Japanese Oricon chart and selling approximately 1.7 million copies to data. It earned the Best Album category in the 37th Japan Record Awards by the Japanese Composers Association on New Year's Eve of 1995, and received a quadruple platinum status by the Recording Industry Association of Japan in 1997.

After their breakthrough in the mid 1990s, Spitz has sustained commercial success in Japanese market for nearly 20 years. They have been listed in the top 30 of the best-selling music acts in history of the Japanese record charts, having sold over 20.8 million copies albums and singles domestically as of December 2013.

Throughout their recording career, the band have released 15 studio albums and 38 physical singles to data. They have consistently maintained jangly pop/rock style of music, featuring arpeggiated guitar work influenced by Donovan. They are also noted for melodic compositions, symbolic lyrics, and clear high-pitched vocals by the group's chief singer-songwriter Kusano.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Spitz = スピッツ* - 空の飛び方 = Solano Tobikata 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
スピッツ* = Spitz - スピッツ = Spitz 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
スピッツ* = Spitz - 惑星のかけら = Hoshi No Kakera 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
スピッツ* - 裸のままで 1993 CD, Mini, Single
Spitz - ロビンソン 1995 CD, Single, Mini
Spitz = スピッツ* - Hachimitsu = ハチミツ 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
スピッツ* = Spitz - 名前をつけてやる = Namae Wo Tsuketeyaru 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album
Spitz = スピッツ* - Crispy! = クリスピー! 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Spitz = スピッツ* - Hachimitsu = ハチミツ 2002 CD, Album, Remastered
スピッツ* - 渚 / スカーレット 1997 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition
スピッツ* - ヒバリのこころ 1990 CD, Album
スピッツ* - ヒバリのこころ 1991 CD, Mini, Single
Spitz = スピッツ* - インディゴ地平線 = Indigo Horizon 1997 Vinyl, LP, Album
Spitz - おるたな 2012 CD, Compilation
スピッツ* - ハチミツ 1995 CD, Album
Spitz - スーベニア 2005 CD, Album
スピッツ* - スピッツ 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
スピッツ* - 運命の人 1997 CD, Mini, Single
Spitz - Cycle Hit 1991-1997 Spitz Complete Single Collection 2006 CD, Compilation
スピッツ* - Crispy! 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album
Spitz - Analog Disc Collection 1997 Box Set, Limited Edition, Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Vinyl, LP, Album
スピッツ* - 冷たい頬/謝々! 1998 CD, Mini, Single
スピッツ* - 魔女旅に出る 1991 CD, Mini, Single
Spitz - 見っけ 2019 Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Vinyl, 7"
スピッツ* - 夢追い虫 2001 CD, Single
Spitz - 99ep 1999 CD, EP
Spitz - スーベニア 2005 CD, Album
Spitz - CYCLE HIT 1991-1997 Spitz Complete Single Collection 2018 CD, Compilation
スピッツ* - 三日月ロック 2003 Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition
Spitz - CYCLE HIT 1991-2017 Spitz Complete Single Collection -30th Anniversary Box 2017 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Box Set, All Media, Limited Edition
スピッツ* - スーベニア 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
スピッツ* - 渚 1996 CD, Mini, Single
スピッツ* - 花鳥風月+ 2021 CD, Compilation, Remastered
スピッツ* - スピッツ 2002 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
スピッツ* - フェイクファー 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album
Spitz - とげまる 2011 Vinyl, LP
スピッツ* - 涙がキラリ☆ 1995 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
スピッツ* - おるたな 2021 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
スピッツ* - インディゴ地平線 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album
スピッツ* - 楓 / スピカ 1998 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
Spitz - Hayabusa 2000 CD, Album
スピッツ* - 小さな生き物 (Chiisana Ikimono) 2013 Vinyl, LP
スピッツ* - 色色衣 2004 CD, Compilation
Spitz - Spider 1994 CD, Mini, Single
Spitz - 醒めない 2016 CD, Album, Limited Edition, DVD, DVD-Video, Limited Edition
スピッツ* - オーロラになれなかった人のために 1992 CD, Mini-Album
スピッツ* - 空の飛び方 2017 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Spitz - Recycle - Greatest Hits Of Spitz 1999 CD, Compilation
スピッツ* - さざなみ Sazanami LP 2017 Vinyl, LP, Reissue
スピッツ* - フェイクファー 2008 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

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