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98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare

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Released  September 29, 1999
Length  130:32
Artist  Fishmans
Label  Polydor K.K.
Recorded  December 28, 1998
8月の現状 (1998)  98.12.28 男達の別れ (1999)
Release date  29 September 1999
Genres  Dub, Dream pop
98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaen33098
Similar  Fishmans albums, Other albums


98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare (98.12.28 男達の別れ, 98.12.28 Otokotachi no wakare) is the third and final live album by the Japanese music band known as Fishmans. It would be the last live performance the band would ever undertake. It marked a huge turning point in the band's career, and is widely considered to be a prominent and notable album of their discography. It was recorded and filmed at Akasaka Blitz, a Japanese music venue based in Minato, Tokyo, on December 28, 1998. And was later released as a live album titled 98.12.28 男達の別れ, under the record label Polydor Records.



This concert would be the last live appearance Fishmans would make before the frontman's death. Fishmans performed a multitude of their most beloved songs and singles, including "ひこうき", "いかれたBaby", "ナイトクルージング", "Melody", "WALKING IN THE RHYTHM", and "ゆらめき In The Air". They even play their sixth studio album Long Season in its entirety. The concert showed how the band progressed stylistically from playing music heavily influenced by reggae and dub, to finishing their careers playing dream pop and neo-psychedelia.


  • Shinji Sato – vocals, guitar
  • Yuzuru Kashiwabara – bass guitar, chorus
  • Kin-ichi Motegi – guitar, drums, chorus, sampler
  • Supporting guest musicians
  • Honzi – keyboards, violin, chorus
  • Michio "Darts" Sekiguchi – guitar, chorus
  • Technical personnel
  • Zak – recording
  • Yuka Koizumi – mastering
  • Underground recognition

    While Fishmans received only scarce international recognition during their active years, 98.12.28 Otokotachi no Wakare has become lauded among several online music communities. User ratings on the website RateYourMusic (RYM) have made the album chart as the 131th greatest album of all time, as well as the second-best album of 1999. The high ranking is despite significantly fewer ratings than most of the other albums on RYM's top chart. The album has also become a recurring talking point in the music section of the online image board 4chan.


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