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Kyoji Yamamoto

Kyoji Yamamoto

Real/full name:
山本恭司 (Yamamoto Kyōji)
64 (born Mar 23rd, 1956)
Place of origin:
Japan (Matsue, Shimane Prefecture)


Kyoji Yamamoto is noted for his use of the "hammer" technique a few years before Eddie Van Halen popularized it. Along with Mitsuhiro Saito, Yamamoto is also cited as a major influence of several guitarists in Japan, such as Hide.

Yamamoto was listed as "Mr. X" on Heavy Metal Army's album because of label problems.

In 1979 Kyoji Yamamoto also performed as the guitarist for the band Silver ...

Bow Wow

Vocals (lead) (1976-1984, 1998-present), Guitars (1976-1990, 1995-present), Vocals (backing) (1984-1990, 2009, 2010)

1976 吼えろ! Bow Wow Guitars, Vocals (lead) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8)
1976 Volume On (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1977 Still (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1977 Signal Fire Guitars, Vocals
1977 Charge Guitars, Vocals
1978 Super Live (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
1978 さびしい遊戯 (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1978 Guarantee Guitars, Vocals (lead on track 5), Guitar synthesizer
1979 欲しいのはおまえだけ (Single) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
1980 忘れかけてたラブソング (Single) Vocals (backing), Guitars
1980 Glorious Road Guitars, Vocals (lead on track 10)
1980 Rainy Train (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1980 Keep On Rockin' (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1980 Telephone Vocals, Guitars
1980 Soldier in the Space (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1980 組曲Xボンバー Guitars, Vocals
1981 Hard Dog Guitars, Vocals
1981 地獄のハンマー ~ Gonna Be Alright (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1982 Asian Volcano Guitars, Vocals
1982 Take Me Away (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1982 Warning from Stardust Guitars, Vocals (lead on A1-A6, B1 & B5)
1983 絆Forever (Single) Vocals, Guitars
1983 Holy Expedition - Live (Live album) Vocals, Guitars
1983 You're Mine (Single) Guitars, Vocals (1)
1984 Beat of Metal Motion (Single) Guitars
1984 Beat of Metal Motion Guitars, Vocals (backing), Lyrics
1985 U.S.A. (Single) Guitars
1985 Cyclone Guitars
1985 Vow Wow - Visions 1985 Shibuya Koukaido Live (Video) Guitars
1986 Vow Wow III Guitars
1986 Vow Wow Live (Live album) Guitars
1986 Hard Rock Night (Live album) Guitars
1986 Vow Wow - Live (Video) Guitars
1987 Don't Leave Me Now (Single) Guitars
1987 Don't Leave Me Now (Extended) (EP) Guitars
1987 Don't Leave Me Now / Cry No More (Single) Guitars
1987 Vow Wow V Guitars
1987 Revive (EP) Guitars
1988 Rock Me Now (Single) Guitars
1988 Vow Wow (Compilation) Guitars
1988 Cry No More (Single) Guitars
1988 Don't Tell Me Lies (Single) Guitars
1988 Don't Tell Me Lies (EP) Guitars
1988 Rock Me Now / Talking 'Bout You (Single) Guitars
1988 VIBe Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 1, 5-6, 8, 10-11)
1989 Helter Skelter (Single) Guitars
1989 Helter Skelter (EP) Guitars
1989 Helter Skelter Guitars
1989 I Feel the Power (Single) Guitars
1989 Vow Wow - Live in the UK (Video) Guitars
1990 Tell Me (Single) Guitars
1990 Mountain Top Guitars
1990 Vow Wow - Japan Live 1990 at Budokan (Video) Guitars
1995 Bow Wow #0 (EP) Guitars, Vocals (additional)
1995 Bow Wow #1 Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals (backing)
1996 Bow Wow #2 - Led by the Sun Vocals (backing), Guitars, Keyboards
1998 Still on Fire (EP) Guitars, Vocals
1998 Back Vocals, Bass (tracks 1-7, 10), Guitars
1999 Ancient Dreams Vocals, Keyboards (tracks 1 and 11), Bass (tracks 2-4, 6, 8), Guitars
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2000 Beyond Guitars, Vocals, Bass (track 7)
2001 Another Place Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
2002 What's Going On? Guitars, Vocals, Bass (tracks 4, 6, 9)
2002 One Last Time (Single) Guitars, Vocals
2003 ライブ帝国 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2003 2003.3.22 LIVE (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2003 Rock to the Future 2002 (Bow Wow vs X.Y.Z.→A) (Split video) Guitars, Vocals
2005 Super Live 2004 (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2005 Super Live 2004 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2005 Era Guitars, Vocals, Bass
2006 Super Live 2005 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2007 Super Live 2006 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2008 Super Live 2007 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2010 Super Live 2009 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2012 Super Live 2011 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2017 Bowwow G2 Live in Tokyo - The 40th Anniversary (Video) Vocals, Guitars
2019 Vow Wow Majestic Live 1989 (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
2020 Vow Wow Live at Reading Festival 1987 (Live album) Guitars, Vocals (backing)
(show all)

Kyoji Yamamoto

Guitars, Vocals

1980 Horizon Vocals, Guitars
1982 Guitar Man (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars
1982 Electric Cinema Guitars (lead), Vocals (lead on tracks 4, 6, 7, 9)
1985 山本恭司のギターワールド (Single) Guitars, Vocals
1994 Petikan Dari Ella USA (Collaboration) Guitars, Vocals
1998 Mind Arc All instruments
2000 Requiem All instruments, programming
2004 Time All instruments, Programming
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Live album) Guitars, Vocals
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Video) Vocals, Guitars
2008 Healing Collection - The Best of Kyoji Yamamoto (Compilation) Guitars, Vocals
2008 Solo Concert 21 July 2007 (Video) Guitars, Vocals
2010 Voyager - The Essential Kyoji Yamamoto (Compilation) Vocals, Guitars
2010 The Life Album Programming, All instruments
2014 Philosophy Guitars, Vocals
2015 Lafcadio Guitars, Vocals
2017 Voice of the Wind Guitars, Vocals
2020 2020 Guitars, Keyboards, Bass, Voices, Drum programming, Songwriting
(show all)

Wild Flag

As Kyoji:
Vocals, Guitars (1991-1994)

Black Syndrome

Guitars, Vocals


2007 Rama-Rama II - Edisi Emas Unknown (disc 2 tracks 6, 9)

Heavy Metal Army

As Mr. X:

1981 Heavy Metal Army 1 Guitars

Masaki Project

2006 Universal Syndicate Guitars (track 8)

Munetaka Higuchi

1983 Destruction ~破壊凱旋録~ Guitars (tracks 1, 3, 5-7)

Takenori Shimoyama

2019 Way of Life Guitars (solo, track 1)
2020 The Power of Redemption Guitars, Keyboards, Songwriting (track 9)


As Kyōji Yamamoto:

2003 IV Vocals (backing), Percussion, Sound Effects, Guitar Orchestration (track 12)

Bow Wow

1987 Vow Wow V Remastering (2011 reissue)
1995 Bow Wow #0 (EP) Producer
1995 Bow Wow #1 Producer
1996 Bow Wow #2 - Led by the Sun Producer
1999 Ancient Dreams Producer, Engineering, Mixing
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Live album) Producer
1999 Live Explosion 1999 (Video) Producer
2000 Beyond Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2000 Asian Volcano Remastering, Liner notes
2001 Another Place Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2002 What's Going On? Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2002 One Last Time (Single) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2005 Super Live 2004 (Live album) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2005 Super Live 2004 (Video) Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2005 Era Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2006 Super Live 2005 (Video) Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2008 The Bow Wow II Decennium (Compilation) Mastering
2011 Mountain Top Remastering
2011 VIBe Remastering
2011 Beat of Metal Motion Remastering
2011 Cyclone Remastering
2011 XXXV ~Thirty Five Years of Maximum H.R. (Compilation) Mastering
2019 Vow Wow Majestic Live 1989 (Live album) Mastering
2020 Vow Wow Live at Reading Festival 1987 (Live album) Mastering
(show all)


1994 Ella USA Producer

Kyoji Yamamoto

1980 Horizon Producer, Remastering (2007)
1982 Guitar Man (Compilation) Layout, Mastering
1982 Electric Cinema Producer
1998 Mind Arc Producer, Engineering, Mixing
2000 Requiem Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2004 Time Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Live album) Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Producer
2006 Solo Concert "Time" ~悠久の時を越えて~ (Video) Mixing, Mastering, Producer, Engineering
2007 Electric Cinema Remastering
2010 The Life Album Producer, Engineering, Mixing, Mastering, Art direction and design
2020 2020 Producer, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Art direction, Design, Photography
(show all)


2003 IV Producer (as "Kyōji Yamamoto")
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