The Church of the Ecstatic presents:

ALL YAKUZA, ALL THE TIME

Ryu Ga Gotoku, “Like a Dragon,” aka Yakuza in the west, is a series of video games spanning 7 main volumes, and many spinoffs, from the PS2 to right now, set in the seedy sides of Tokyo and Osaka, with lots of fighting, dramatic shirt-removal, tragedy, politics, honor, justice, alongside an in-depth depiction of everyday life, from the mundane to the outrageous. I LOVE THEM.

In honor of both my friend’s birthday, who introduced me to this glorious series, and the announcement of remasters of Yakuza 3,4, and 5 coming out, I’m playing music with some relation to the games, whether it’s city pop from the 80s, soundtracks, songs that in-game songs were based off of, and just things that I love that share common themes. I hope you dig this tribute!

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Playlist:

    Time: August 20 - 9:04:43 pm
  • Born to Die

    Lana Del Rey, “Diet Mountain Dew”

    from Born to Die

    Polydor Records - 2011

  • Time: August 20 - 9:06:41 pm
  • Forced Witness

    Alex Cameron, “Runnin' Outta Luck (feat. Brandon Flowers)”

    from Forced Witness

    Secretly Canadian - 2017

  • Time: August 20 - 9:10:38 pm
  • Twin Memories (Remastered 2013)

    Wink, “淋しい熱帯魚[Bonus Track] (Remastered 2013)”

    from Twin Memories (Remastered 2013)

    POLYSTAR SONGS - 2013

  • Time: August 20 - 9:15:04 pm
  • Mysterious

    Shizuka Kudo, “Kindan no Telepathy”

    from Mysterious

    PONY CANYON - 1988

  • Time: August 20 - 9:22:49 pm
  • Takako Mamiya, “MIDNIGHT JOKE”

    from Love Trip

    ? - 1982

  • Time: August 20 - 9:26:34 pm
  • Dancing Hero (All Eat You Up) [Remixes] - Single

    Yoko Oginome, “Dancing Hero (Eat You Up)”

    from Dancing Hero (All Eat You Up) [Remixes] - Single

    Victor

    Koi no Disco Queen

  • Time: August 20 - 9:29:15 pm
  • The Checkers, “Julia no Heartbreak”

    from Mainichi!! Checkers

    ?

  • Time: August 20 - 9:33:53 pm
  • B-Side Babies

    Adam & The Ants, “Beat My Guest”

    from B-Side Babies

    Sony BMG Music UK - 1994

  • Time: August 20 - 9:37:15 pm
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, “Bad Reputation”

    from Bad Reputation

    Liberation Records - 1983

  • Time: August 20 - 9:40:00 pm
  • Masaki Tamura, “?”

    from Lady Snowblood soundtrack

    ? - 1973

  • Time: August 20 - 9:44:45 pm
  • Moichido Moshiumarekawattara - Single

    Goodfellas, “もう一度 もし生まれ変わったら”

    from Moichido Moshiumarekawattara - Single

    Nixtreme Records - 2017

  • Time: August 20 - 9:49:37 pm
  • Kanarazukeshikihakawaru - EP

    Goodfellas, “必ず景色は変わる”

    from Kanarazukeshikihakawaru - EP

    Nixtreme Records - 2018

  • Time: August 20 - 9:52:45 pm
  • Restart - EP

    Goodfellas, “BirthdayCall”

    from Restart - EP

    Nixtreme Records - 2018

  • Time: August 20 - 10:08:53 pm
  • Giroppon - EP

    鼠先輩, “六本木~GIROPPON~”

    from Giroppon - EP

    Universal Music LLC - 2008

  • Time: August 20 - 10:12:09 pm
  • Galaxy

    Crazy Ken Band, “黒い傷跡のブルース”

    from Galaxy

    Almond Eyes - 2006

    Kuroi Kizuato no Blues (Black Scar Blues)

  • Time: August 20 - 10:15:50 pm
  • Galaxy

    Crazy Ken Band, “12月17日”

    from Galaxy

    Almond Eyes - 2006

  • Time: August 20 - 10:19:51 pm
  • Galaxy

    Crazy Ken Band, “ハマのアンバサダー w/FIRE BALL and PAPA B”

    from Galaxy

    Almond Eyes - 2006

  • Time: August 20 - 10:28:42 pm
  • Blessed (feat. Dizzee Rascal) - Single

    Ocean Wisdom, “Blessed (feat. Dizzee Rascal)”

    from Blessed (feat. Dizzee Rascal) - Single

    Ocean Wisdom - 2019

  • Time: August 20 - 10:32:04 pm
  • Sanctuary - Single

    Joji, “Sanctuary”

    from Sanctuary - Single

    88rising Music/12Tone Music, LLC - 2019

  • Time: August 20 - 10:36:24 pm
  • 龍が如く4 伝説を継ぐもの オリジナルサウンドトラック Vol. 2

    SEGA, “GET TO THE TOP! 〜一木 千洋〜”

    from 龍が如く4 伝説を継ぐもの オリジナルサウンドトラック Vol. 2

    (株)セガ

  • Time: August 20 - 10:39:36 pm
  • Hikari Genji, “太陽がいっぱい”

    from 太陽がいっぱい

    Pony Canyon - 1989

    https://youtu.be/rRX9j188YwQ

  • Time: August 20 - 10:52:22 pm
  • Elldog, “Yakuza on the Dotonbori Bridge”

    from https://youtu.be/Yao7c2jjqUw

    YouTube

  • Time: August 20 - 10:56:55 pm
  • Anton Kusters, “Japan's Yakuza: Inside the syndicate”

    from https://youtu.be/AOhuUxtxrmg

    The Economist

123 August 21st, 2019

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