5-30-08 P-Model / Susumu Hirasawa
CD ANOTHER GAME
1983 12 TRKS
LP ANOTHER GAME
1984 12 TRKS insert
CD BIG BODY POLYDOR JPN POCH-1195
1993 10 TRKS CD-only release?
CD ENOLA TESLAKITE JPN COCA-14673
1997 11 TRKS plastic slip-case, CD-only release?
CD FUNE NIPPON
1995 11 TRKS CD-only release?
CD IN A MODEL ROOM WARNER JPN WPCL-603
1979 11 TRKS
LP IN A MODEL ROOM pink vinyl WARNER JPN K-10017
1979 11 TRKS insert; pink vinyl
CD KARKADOR ALFA JPN ALCA-9134
1985 10 TRKS
LP KARKADOR ALFA/EDGE JP ELR-28002
1985 10 TRKS insert
CD LANDSALE WARNER JPN WPCL-604
1980 12 TRKS
LP LANDSALE WARNER JPN K-10020W
1980 12 TRKS insert
CD LIVE DIW JP SYUN-003
1994 10 TRKS Live
LP ONE PATTERN ALFA/EDGE JP ELR-28004
1986 10 TRKS insert
CD PAUSE - P-MODEL LIVE
1994 17 TRKS Live '93
1982 9 TRKS
1982 9 TRKS insert
CD P-MODEL POLYDOR JPN POCH-1128
1992 11 TRKS CD-only release?
CD POTPOURRI WARNER JPN WPCL-605
1981 13 TRKS
CD5 ROCKET SHOOT TESLAKITE JPN COCA-13848
1996 3 TRK CD Single CD5; enhanced CD
CD SIREN TESLAKITE JPN COCA-13571
1996 11 TRKS, Susumu Hirasawa solo CD
I probably got on the P-Model bandwagon about 1980 or so – some time as Y.M.O. made the rounds. P-Model sounded live Devo, like punk rock – they played fast, and has synthesizers a-plenty. The “In A Model Room” LP really made us laugh – even though we couldn’t understand (almost) any of the lyrics. Everything on Side One sounded like A+ new wave music – but I distinctly remember “White Cigarettes” from Side Two!
The next one that really kicked my butt was “Karkador” – P-Model were making an album annually, and their sound was changing, mutating. “Karkador” was pretty obtuse, even by 1985 standards.
I buy as much stuff as I can ever find by both P-Model and it’s leader, Mr. Hirasawa. My friend Nick Kent has a great website, with lots of stuff about them in English: