Also exists with a green sleeve and red on white or black on white labels showing Mick Karn sculptures or blank white (and black?) labels.




Japan: 1983

2525 A: Burning Bridges / Swing / Gentlemen Take Polaroids / Alien / Rhodesia
2525 B: Quiet Life / My New Career / Obscure Alternatives
2526 A: Taking Islands In Africa / Methods Of Dance / Ain’t That Peculiar / Sometimes I Feel So Low / Halloween
2526 B: European Son / Life In Tokyo / Adolescent Sex / Automatic Gun

Source: FM broadcast from Kyoto Kaikan on 23 February 1981

Quality: Excellent but states that this is not on the same level as the BBC broadcast from Hammersmith Odeon on the 7th of February ’81


When this recording was remastered for the CD release ORIENTAL PERFORMANCE 1980, it was degraded from stereo to mono and two songs were cut to make it fit. There never was a bootleg LP called “Oriental Performance” as suggested in a dime torrent from early August 2015,




Japan: 1983

Matrix: V B ETS-2514A 121 / Z G ETS-2514B 11I / Z V B ETS-2514A 111 / Z ETS-2514B 111

2514 A: Burning Bridges / Sons Of Pioneers / Alien / Gentlemen Take Polaroids / Swing
2514 B: Cantonese Boy / Visions Of China / Night Porter / Canton / Ghosts
2515 A: Still Life In Mobile Homes / Methods Of Dance / Quiet Life / European Son
2515 B: The Art Of Parties / Life In Tokyo / Fall In Love With Me

Source: Nagoya Shi Kohkaido, 16 December 1982 – Japan’s last ever live performance. This could not be stated on the back cover as only recordings made outside of Japan did not fall under the local copyright protection law. All or at least most of this concert was recorded and broadcast on Japanese TV.

Quality rating: ‘Exs’


The Japanese term “yebi” can be translated as shrimp or prawn, which would link to the lobster image on the back. Other meanings are “to burst open, as ripe fruit” and grape (-color/purple).