Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ, Tōkyō Suka Paradaisu Ōkesutora), commonly abbreviated by fans as Skapara or TSPO, is a Japanese ska and jazz band officially formed in 1988 by the percussionist Asa-Chang, and initially composed of over 10 veterans of Tokyo's underground scene. At the time, the band's sound was unlike that of any of its contemporaries in the then fledgling Japanese ska scene, and over the course of the past 21 years, their innovation has proved to have been very influential on Japanese music as a whole. Its sound, the product of the musical influences of its numerous members, is an eclectic mix of traditional ska, jazz, and rock. In the vein of many other more traditional ska acts, many of Skapara's songs are purely instrumental. Since its inception, the band has gone on several nationwide tours of Japan, and have toured extensively worldwide. They have collaborated with several vocalists outside of their band, including Shiina Ringo, Akira Kobayashi, Kyōko Koizumi, Schadaraparr, PUFFY, Yoshie Nakano and Tamio Okuda. They also performed the Japanese theme song to the PlayStation 2 game Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus, entitled Black Jack, as well as numerous songs for the PlayStation game Incredible Crisis released in 1999.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Perfect Future 2008 CD, Album, CD
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Goldfingers 2010 CD, Mini-Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ska Me Forever 2014 CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Break Into The Light / The Sharing Song 2011 CD, Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Live Grand Prix 1995 VHS, Stereo, NTSC
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - One Night 1999 Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 追憶のライラック 2005 CD, Maxi-Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 爆音ラヴソング / めくったオレンジ 2015 CD, Single, Limited Edition
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - トーキョー ストラット 2020 Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Reissue
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tondemo Crisis Original Soundtrack 1999 CD, Album, Promo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Grand Prix 2020 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Paradise Has No Border CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 25th Anniversary Best Album - The Last 2015 CD, Compilation, DVD, Compilation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Live At Budokan (2015.03.28 The Last -Live-) 2016 CD, Album, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - スカパラ登場 1990 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo, Stereo, Mono
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Gold Rush 1993 CD, Mini
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Everytime We Say Goodbye 翳りゆく光の中で 1992 VHS, Stereo, NTSC
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Arkestra 1998 CD, Album, Promo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Gunslingers 2001 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra 1990 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Best Of Tokyo Ska 1998 - 2007 2007 CD, Compilation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Paradise Blue 2009 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Jon Lord / Jon Lord Dub Version 1998 Vinyl, 7"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Sun Fish / Sun Fish Dub Version 1998 Vinyl, 7"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - On The Remix 2012 CD, Album, Compilation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - KinouKyouAshita 2009 CD, Maxi-Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 火の玉ジャイヴ 1999 CD, Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 18540617 2004 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC, Stereo
東京スカパラダイスオーケストラ* - 嘘をつく唇 2015 CD, Single, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ska Me Forever 2015 Vinyl, LP, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - The Afro Art Remixes 2002 Vinyl, 12"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Answer 2005 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Justa Record Compilation Vol. 1 1999 CD, Compilation
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Tondemo Crisis Original Soundtrack 1999 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Dear My Sister 1998 CD, Mini, Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 愛があるかい? 1998 CD, Mini, Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Live Fantasia 1994 VHS, Stereo, NTSC
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Sunny Side Of The Street 2011 CD, Maxi-Single
No Image Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Grand Prix 1995 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Fantasia 1994 CD, Album, Stereo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - On Tour 2004 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - The Movin' Dub [On The Whole Red Satellites] / Compared To What 1998 Vinyl, 7"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Ska Jerk / Jon Lord 1998 Vinyl, 12"
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 欲望 2012 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - カナリヤ鳴く空 2001 CD, Maxi-Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Pioneers 1993 CD, Album
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - A Quick Drunkard 2003 CD, Maxi-Single, Copy Protected
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Fantasia 1994 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - 銀河と迷路 2003 CD, Single
Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra - Stroke Of Fate 2004 CD, Maxi-Single

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