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Damo Suzuki

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Vocalist

The Resume

    (January 16, 1950-February 9, 2024)
    Born in Japan
    Given name is Kenji Suzuki
    Lead vocalist for Can (1970-1973)
    Leader of Damo Suzuki's Network (1983-)
    Recorded 'Soundtracks,' 'Tago Mago,' 'Ege Bamyasi,' and 'Future Days' with Can
    Recorded 'Seattle,' 'Odyssey,' and 'Metaphysical Transfer' with Damo Suzuki's Network

Why he might be annoying:

    He is a former street musician.
    He is a pothead.
    He left Can in 1973 to become a Jehovah's Witness.
    His interviews can be kind of loopy.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He improvises his lyrics and vocal performances.
    He returned to music in 1983.
    The Fall recorded a tribute to him, titled 'I Am Damo Suzuki.'
    He was a member of Can during its most acclaimed period.
    A band called the Mooney Suzuki took their name from him and Can's first vocalist, Malcolm Mooney.
    His later project, Damo Suzuki's Network, was a collective of local musicians he performed with around the world.
    The band Dudes of Neptune paid tribute to him by titling their album 'Jamming for Damo.'
    He is much easier on the ears than a certain other well-known Japanese vocalist.

Credit: Truffle


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Year In Review:

    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 9 Votes: 44.44% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 61.54% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 76.47% Annoying