"As a 12 year old, I was blown away by the exotic designs of Wandré, Hopf, and Teisco. They embodied the electrical essence of rock n' roll. Magically, my Eastwood Guitars remind me of just how I felt outside a music shop back in the early '60's, and confirm just why I fell in love with electric guitars in the first place." _Bill Nelson
Even on early Japan recordings, his highly distinctive fretless bass voice for which he is most renowned can be heard. By their swan song, critically acclaimed Tin Drum 1981, he was dubbed one of the best bass players in the world.
He'd already supplied bass and sax work to Gary Numan's Dance album and was the first Japan member with a solo record -- Titles. In 1983, Japan's live album, Oil on Canvas, brought his playing to new ears: jazz legend Jan Garberek.
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