"My Red Airline DLX showed up yesterday, I have not put it down since. I haven't slept, all I am doing is playing this guitar. The craftsmanship is exceptional and I can no longer imagine playing any other guitar." _Rich Kolodzie
Even on early Japan recordings, his highly distinctive fretless bass voice for which he is most renowned can be heard. By their swan song, critically acclaimed Tin Drum 1981, he was dubbed one of the best bass players in the world.
He'd already supplied bass and sax work to Gary Numan's Dance album and was the first Japan member with a solo record -- Titles. In 1983, Japan's live album, Oil on Canvas, brought his playing to new ears: jazz legend Jan Garberek.
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