Judy and Mary

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Judy and Mary are a Japanese pop band known for their noisy but melodic music in the 90's. They formed in 1991 when bassist Yoshihito Onda (恩田快人) met vocalist Yuki Isoya (磯谷有希) in Hakodate, Hokkaido. Later drummer Kohta Igarashi(五十嵐公太) and guitarist Takuya Asanuma (浅沼拓也) were added to round out the group.

In 1992 they released their first album Be Ambitious with an accompanying video on an independent label. They were picked up by Sony Records and released their first major label single, Power of Love in 1993. Their first major label album, J.A.M, was released in 1994. With each released they grew in popularity until they became one of the most popular and well-known bands in Japan.

In all they released 6 albums, 2 best of albums and a slew of singles to match. Judy and Mary broke up in 2001.

Yuki is now enjoying a successful solo career and Takuya plays with his band Robots.

Yuki got married with former member of Japanese musical group Magokoro Brothers YO-KING in September, 2000. She gave birth to a baby boy in 2003 but, her son died of SIDS in March, 2005.

Contents

Discography

Singles

  • Power of Love (9/22/1993)
  • Blue Tears (11/21/1993)
  • Daydream (4/21/1994)
  • Hello! Orange Sunshin (8/21/1994)
  • Cheese "PIZZA" (11/2/1994)
  • Chiisa na Koro kara (1/21/1995)
  • Over Drive (6/19/1995)
  • Doki Doki (10/21/1995)
  • Sobakasu (2/19/1996) (used as the 1st opening theme for the anime series Rurouni Kenshin)
  • Classic (10/28/1996)
  • Kujira No. 12 (2/21/1997)
  • Lovely Baby (5/21/1997)
  • Lover Soul (5/21/1997)
  • Sanpomichi (10/15/1997)
  • Music Fighter (4/1/1998)
  • Iro toridori no Sekai (9/9/1998)
  • Tegami wo kaku yo (11/11/1998)
  • Brand New Wave Upper Ground (2/23/2000)
  • Hitotsu dake (7/15/2000)
  • Mottö (11/22/2000)
  • Lucky Pool
  • Peace ~strings version~

Albums

  • Be Ambitious (4/?/1992)
  • J.A.M. (1/21/1994)
  • Orange Sunshine (12/1/1994)
  • Miracle Diving (12/4/1995)
  • The Power Source (3/26/1997)
  • Pop Life (6/24/1998)
  • Warp (2/7/2001)

Compilations

  • Fresh (3/23/2000)
  • The Great Escape ~Complete Best~ (5/23/2001)

External Link

fr:Judy and Mary ja:JUDY AND MARY

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