Written by Lucy Dayman on Sep 12, 2018
The whole trope of a foreign band being “big in Japan” is one that’s been done to death.
In the 1960s surf garage rockers The Ventures were arguably the instigators of the cliche. They were a pop group moderately successful (in 1960s rock standards) in their home country of the US, but in Japan the band were so popular their records outsold the Beatles by a ratio of two to one, and now, 66 years after their formation an incarnation of the group still tours the country on an annual basis.
But that’s the past, plus that’s an American example. What about Aussie bands?