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NOTE: Most pages are written in Japanese, so please don't be surprised if you happened to to visit pages with mysterious magical characters. These characters are in Japanese.
Before Zunou Keisatsu: He started his (professional) carrier in music as a member of band called "Peanut Butter" (hori production) in 1968. Very soon he left "Peanut Butter", attended "MOJO" as vocalist, and then with Toshi (Ishizuka Toshiaki) established a band called "Spartacus bunt".
Zunou Keisatsu (Apr 1970-Dec 1975): On Apr 1 1970, Panta and Toshi started the famous "Zunou Keisatsu" band (literally "brain police"). At that time Japan was in the age of campus dispute ("gakuen-funso"), and Zunou Keisatsu became very famous for their radical lyrics. Zunou Keisatsu issued 6 albums and disbanded on Dec 31, 1975. A best album was issued later in 1987.
Panta (solo) (Jan 1976-Aug 1977): 2 albums are issued. (to be written)
Panta and HAL (Aug 1977-Feb 1981): Issued 3 albums including 1 live album. (to be written)
Panta band (Feb 1981-present): The definition of "Panta band" is rather vague; I believe there's no definition. Anyway, Panta band is still working (as far as we believe). (to be written)
Zunou Keisatsu '90(Jun 1990-Feb 1991): "Zunou Keisatsu" banded again in 90s! Zunou Keisatsu '90 issued 4 albums (including 1 live album and 1 best album) and a live video. The core members were Panta, Toshi, Kazuhiko Fujii (Groovers), Masuhiro Goto and Akira Shimoyama. It was a very good news for old fans, indeed. Albums issued in Zunou Keisatsu ('70) days has been out of print for a long time, and were hard-to-find items. Because of Zunou Keisatsu '90, 5 of the 6 past albums are re-issued as compact discs in 1990. Also, 1 album with 1975 live recording was issued. Most of the past non-Zunou Keisatsu are re-issued in 1990 too. Hurray!
Recently: He seems to concentrate on producing/writing/composing work. <sigh> We wanna see his live performance!
Related artists/bands to look at: Toshi/Ishizuka Toshiaki (Zunou Keisatsu/Cinolama), Kei-ichi Suzuki (Hachimitsu Pie/Moon Riders), Marchosias Vamp, Yuichiro Uchida (Kin-niku Shojo Tai), Tsutomu Nakayama, Masuhiro Goto, Takumi Kikuchi, Kazuhiko Fujii (Groovers), Yoko Oginome and Marc Bolan (T.Rex).