Unicorn (Japanese band)

Unicorn (ユニコーン, Yunikōn) is a Japanese rock band, formed in 1986, consisting of Koichi Kawanishi (drums), Tamio Okuda (vocals, rhythm guitar), Isamu Teshima (lead guitar), Kazushi Horiuchi (bass guitar), and Yoshiharu Abe (keyboard, vocals). They reunited in 2009.

Unicorn
OriginHiroshima, Japan
GenresRock
Years active1986 (1986)–1993
2009 (2009)-present
LabelsCBS/SONY RECORDS (1987-1991)
Sony Records (1991-1993)
Ki/oon Records (2009-2012)
Ki/oon Music (2012-Present)
Websiteunicorn.jp
MembersOkuda Tamio (vocals & guitar)
Teshima Isamu (Guitar)
EBI (Bass)
ABEDON (Keyboard)
Kawanishi Koichi (drums)
Past membersMidori Mukai (keyboard)
(1987-1988)

Unicorn recorded the theme song for the Space Brothers anime for episodes 01-13, titled "Feel So Moon".

MembersEdit

Current line-up
  • Tamio Okuda – lead vocals, occasional rhythm and lead guitar, occasional percussion (1986–September 1993, 2009–present)
  • Isamu Teshima – lead guitar, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals (1986–September 1993, 2009–present)
  • Kazushi "EBI" Horiuchi – bass, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals (1986–September 1993,2009–present)
  • Yoshiharu "ABEDON" Abe – keyboard, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals, occasional rhythm guitar (1988–September 1993, 2009–present)
  • Koichi Kawanishi – drums, percussion, backing vocals, occasional lead vocals (1986–February1993, 2009–present)

TimelineEdit

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Release Date Title Peak Position Additional Notes
1 April 29, 1989 Big Confusion (大迷惑) 12 -
2 September 1, 1989 Day Game (デーゲーム) 11 Released by the name of "Jirō Sakagami and Unicorn"
3 July 21, 1990 Working Man (働く男) 3 Theme song for the TV show, A Sweet Nightmare
4 October 21, 1990 Cash In (命果てるまで) 10 -
5 January 21, 1991 Male Star (スターな男) 6 Theme song for the TV show, A Sweet Nightmare
6 June 21, 1991 Blues (ブルース) 4 -
7 October 25, 1991 Two Peas in a Pod (ヒゲとボイン) 23 -
8 December 2, 1992 Snowy Town (雪が降る町) 4 -
9 April 21, 1993
March 24, 2006(Re-release)
Wonderful Days (すばらしい日々) 6
181(Re-release)
Theme song for the movie Hinagon(2005)
Used in the commercial for the Sony HD Handycam HC3(2006)
Project November 1, 1996 Snowy Town "more bell mix" (雪が降る町 "more bell mix") 38 -
10 February 4, 2009 WAO! 3 Used in the commercial for Aquarius
11 October 7, 2009 Half Century Boy (半世紀少年) 3 Ending theme for the variety show SUKKIRI!!
12 June 9, 2010 Naked Sun (裸の太陽) 7 Used in the commercial for Aquarius
13 April 27, 2011 Digital Soup/Buta Buta (デジタルスープ/ぶたぶた) 7 Digital Soup:Used in a commercial for Mitsui Fudoson Realty
Buta Buta:Theme song for the movie "That's The Way!!"
14 June 22, 2012 Feel So Moon 5 Opening theme for the anime Space Brothers
15 August 12, 2012 Goju Kara Otoko - Digital download
16 June 8, 2016 Echo (エコー) 20 Ending theme for the drama Jūhan Shuttai

Studio albumsEdit

Release Date Title Peak Position
1 October 21, 1987 BOOM 77
2 July 21, 1988 PANIC ATTACK 18
3 June 1, 1989 Hattori (服部) 3
4 October 1, 1990 Storm of the Beast (ケダモノの嵐) 1
EP November 1, 1990 Odoru Kame Yapushi (おどる亀ヤプシ) 2
EP December 1, 1990 Have a Nice Day (ハヴァナイスデー) 2
5 September 30, 1991 Beard and Boyne (ヒゲとボイン) 2
6 May 21, 1993 SPRINGMAN 1
7 February 18, 2009 Chambre (シャンブル) 1
8 May 25, 2011 Z 2
EP August 31, 2011 Z II 3
9 March 26, 2014 Igajyakejyoro (イーガジャケジョロ) 3
10 August 10, 2016 yu 13-14 (ゅ 13-14) 1

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