YMO's 1978 debut album
Legendary Japanese electronic pop explorers Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) have been added to Japan's portion of the 7-continent, 24-hour Live Earth benefit concert happening on July 7th

While unfamiliar to most non-Japanese listeners, YMO is owed a creative debt by acts as diverse as The Disco Biscuits, Erasure and Sound Tribe Sector 9. While not active since a short reunion tour in 1993, which followed a decade of silence, band members Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi, and Ryuichi Sakamoto will reform in Kyoto to lend their support to the environmentally conscious worldwide event.

Live Earth will begin in Sydney, Australia on July 7, 2007 and continue across all 7 continents with official concerts in Japan; Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom; Hamburg, Germany; Istanbul, Turkey; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before concluding in New Jersey, United States.

Live Earth marks the beginning of a multi-year campaign led by the Alliance for Climate Protection and other international non-governmental organizations to move individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve global warming. Former Vice President of the United States Al Gore says, "Live Earth is taking place across all seven continents because the climate crisis affects us all, and all of us must be a part of the solution. Live Earth will engage individuals, corporations and governments to take action against the climate crisis."

[Published on: 6/21/07]

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ActualFactual starstarstarstar Thu 6/21/2007 06:35AM
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Al Gore is still my president.

nuke_ticketbastard Thu 6/21/2007 06:47AM
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don't know anything about YMO , but , that album cover kicks ass!!!!
actual factual - hold on just one more year and the monkey can go back to his playpen in texas

moejoerisin Thu 6/21/2007 08:39AM
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...or you could call your representative and demand impeachment in hopes that it might be less than a year

sailorman Thu 6/21/2007 10:04AM
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I actually got a YMO album when I was a broad from one of the Japanese girls who was on the trip with us. They are pretty good. Fun to listen to. Kinda sounds like a Mario game sometimes, but still good.

sunnbear Thu 6/21/2007 11:39AM
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HEARiTSPiRiT Fri 6/22/2007 09:16AM
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* domo arigato mr. roboto *

Furtado711 starstarstarstarstar Sat 7/28/2007 01:18PM
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live earth kicks ass, i tried to send a nice helpful email but i couldt for some reason, im trying to help the cause, im not a nazi about liveearth but i agree w/ it totally, do it, and sts9 WOOOOOOOO (langerado,FLA and All Good WV)
yea i drive for you guys. even though idont drive but im always lookin for a (tourMUNDYLANE) road trip!!!
stay bumpin haha, stsWHat. stsblowlines(jk)