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Discography

*Japan

Pantomime (1990)
90'S MY LIFE (1990)
MOON GOLD (1991)
WHITE INCARNATION (1992)
KOOL SPICE (1994)
LIVING FIELD (1995)
Please Mr,Lostman (1997)
LITTLE BUSTERS (1998)
RUNNERS HIGH (1999)
HAPPY BIVOUAC (1999)
Fool on the planet (2001)
Smile (2001)
Thank you, my twilight (2002)
Anothe morning, Another pillows (2002)
PENALTY LIFE (2003)
90'S MY LIFE returns (2003)
TURN BACK (2004)
SYNCHRONIZED ROCKERS (2004) *Tribute album
GOOD DREAMS (2005)
MY FOOT (2006)
Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! (2007)

*USA

FLCL OST 1 (2003)
FLCL OST 2 (2004)
FLCL OST 3 (2005)

Penalty Life (2005)
MY FOOT (2006)

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Started the band in 1989, makes their debut from PONY CANYON in 1991.
In 1992, the bass and also a leader of the band, Ueda Kenji, leaves. Though having to stop the band for a while, they move to the KING RECORD in1994.
A good and established reputation of their shows leads the many offers to many shows.
After the release of "Strange Chameleon", the number of people coming to their shows increases.
The life style of Yamanaka Sawao sure caught the hearts of the youngs. There are also many musicians and artists who admire and respects
the pillows and appears to their shows. From the year of 1996, they begin their own event called "DELICIOUS BUMP SHOW!!"
As shown in the title, all the people who were involved enjoys the event.
This events are held all over Japan and you could tell from the shows the way how the events really should be.
In 1999, they made "DELICIOUS LABEL" owned by Yamanaka Sawao, according to the event.
They release the alternative rock sound which there ain't many in Japan.noodles who performed in SXSW last year is one of the band of this label.

"Ride on the shooting star" released in 2000, was an ending theme song of "FLCL" produced by "GAINAX" known all over the world.
Most of the songs used in this original animation film is from the pillows.

Their 15th anniversary last year, they released a tribute album performed by many famous artists in Japan.
The pillows is respected from a lot of musicians in Japan. "Mr. Children","BUMP OF CHICKEN" and "JIRO of GLAY", etc.
Their songs give hope and powerto the listeners.

The pillows is the first American tour three years ago. But, they take charge of the music of animated cartoon "FLCL" that GAINAX produced as written
in the profile and there are a lot of fans also in the United States. Threesound tracks of "FLCL" and their two albums are sold in the United States.
So, the ticket of the tour was done sold-out though it was the first tour. The pillows performed to "Animated cartoon Central" held in Chicago in May
two years ago, and 2000 people gathered.
They did the show of second US Tour and for the first time in Mexico City last year. All part ticket did sold-out in an American tour, and as many as 6000
people were mobilized. Moreover, the show in first Mexico City also mobilized 3000 people in two days.

They do Japan tour more than 20 performances every year, and the number of live during year is near 70.
The album has been released every year. The ticket of the live-hall of the capacity of 2500 people does sold-out in their concerts on the same day.
In 2006, They move to the avex entertainment/tearbridge production.

"feel than to think" is just the right word for the band and they are one of the few bands that could express that in Japan...