Forum team building activity: Band-Kun (KOEI, 1990)

lets work together to see if we can ID all 120 character portaits from KOEI’s 1990 PC-98 musical group mgmt game Band-kun

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id pic real name Romanized Instrument
1 001 Michael Jackson✔️ PETE RABBIT Shake Drums
2 002 Mary Travers✔️ MARIE PFAFF Folk Guitar
3 003 Drummers Of Burundi✔️ (racist depiction) BURUNDI African Perc.
4 004 Cindy Wilson✔️ B-52 Mozlight Guitar
5 005 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach✔️ MR. CPE BACH Harpsicord
6 006 MOTLEY SHOP ASSISTANT BottleBlow 音痴 (tone deaf)
7 007 Billy Joel✔️ HILLBILLY JOEL R&R Piano
8 008 Peter Gabriel✔️ BISHOP GABRIEL Cult Drums
9 009 Max Roach✔️ COX’S ROACH Jazz Drums
10 010 The Phenix Horns✔️ HENIX BRASS Funk Brass Sect.
11 011 PHILLY HORNS Horn Sect. Pops
12 012 Nara Leão✔️ NALA WEYMOUTH Bossa Nova Bass
13 013 João Gilberto? WINO CAMILO Bossa Nova Drums
14 014 Bootsy Collins✔️ ATOM SHOWS Syn Bass
15 015 Marie-Claire Alain✔️ MADAME IJIKOVA P.Organ
16 016 Chuck Berry✔️ CHUCK JELLY R&R Guitar
17 017 Stevie Wonder✔️ CLEVELAND SAM Clavi
18 018 Suwa Nejiko TATEWO NARAI Classic Violin
19 019 Hideki Saijo AKIRA MORIGAMI E.Bass
20 020 Koshi Inaba RISE AND FALL Drums
21 021 George Clinton CLAPPER RALLY Electric Drums
22 022 Eddie Hazel? EASY CHOPPER Slap Bass
23 023 Karen Carpenter✔️ ELLIE CARPENTER A.Piano Pops
24 024 AKAPE QUARTET String Quartet
25 025 PIPI PETRI Recorder
26 026 Art Blakey✔️ ED BLAKEY Jazz Drums
27 027 Elvin Jones✔️ ELVIN WOOTEN Jazz Drums
28 028 Bunta Sugawara? THE ENKA DRAGON Wood Bass
29 029 Kiyoshi Atsumi✔️ SECOND STREET DORA Drums
30 030 The Four Tops BLUE HORNS Jazz Horn Sect.
31 031 Kronos Quartet✔️ MELONOS SQ Strings Quartet Hard
32 032 Wynton Marsalis? FUNK JACKSON E.Guitar
33 033 Cream✔️ Mr. TANGERINE Arpegietor
34 034 Eiichi Ohtaki✔️ OTAKI REPRESENTATIVE Drums
35 035 Larry Carlton✔️ LARRY CARLITNER Fusion E.Guitar
36 036 Dave Weckl✔️ BOZZIO-WECKLE Fusion Drums
37 037 Steve Gadd✔️ STEVE GADDOUR Fusion Drums
38 038 James Emory Garrison✔️ DAVE GARRISON Jazz Wood Bass
39 039 Chuck D? RUN AND BEASTIE Hiphop Drums
40 040 Steve Harris✔️ STEEL MAIDEN Heavy Metal Bass
41 041 Cozy Powell✔️ TOMMY LEE POWELL Heavy Metal Drums
42 042 Jon Lord✔️ COLIN LORD Hammond Orgun
43 043 Jaco Pastorius✔️ GIACODA Fretless Bass
44 044 Ron Carter✔️ RON MOTIAN Jazz Wood Bass
45 045 Bruce the shark aka Jaws 2✔️ JAWS Shark
46 046 Gilberto Gil✔️ GILBERTO GIL Bossa Nova Piano
47 047 Jimi Hendrix✔️ JIMI PENDRIX Fuzz Guitar
48 048 Jim Hall✔️ JIM PAUL Jazz Guitar
49 049 Joe Perry JOE IOMMI Hard Rock Guitar
50 050 CARIBBEAN BRASS Latin Brass Sect.
51 051 Kitaro✔️ RICHARD KITARO Ambient Synth
52 052 Joe Jackson✔️ JACKSON REID Long Tone Synth
53 053 Andrea Bocelli ISAAC MARCH Marching Bass
54 054 Glenn Gould? NICHOLAS MARCH Marching Drums
55 055 ARMANDO MAZUR Perc.
56 056 Miles Davis✔️ SMILE DAVIS The Boss Trumpet
57 057 MELODY Vocal
58 058 Tsugutoshi Goto✔️ GOTO MOTA E.Bass
59 059 Tommy Seebach? AL BOWSER Rock A.Piano
60 060 KONTA✔️ GONTA V Electric Marimba
61 061 Masatoshi Mashima YOCHANAN IN THE SINK A.Guitar
62 062 Philip Glass✔️ FILIPPO MINIMALIST Oboe
63 063 Trevor Horn✔️ TREVOR BURN Sound Creator
64 064 Jimmy Smith✔️ EXECUTIVE E.Organ
65 065 Ozzy Osborne✔️ OZZIE ROSE Heavy Metal Guitar
66 066 Larry Graham✔️ BERRY GRAHAM Funk Chop Bass
67 067 Bill Evans✔️ HELL EVANS Jazz Piano
68 068 Huey Lewis and The News ARMADILLO SQ Pizzi Strings
69 069 Andy Summers✔️ HIRAM SUMMERS New Wave Guitar
70 070 Tina Weymouth? TINA HAYMERS E.Bass Pops
71 071 Elton John✔️ NELTON JOHN A.Piano Pops
72 072 Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin✔️ FREDERICK CHOPIN Classic Piano
73 073 Jean Beauvoir✔️ PUNK JONES Punk Guitar
74 074 Mino Cinelu✔️ MINOCINE Latin Perc.
75 075 Yoyo Ma? CECIL MIGENES Latin Bass
76 076 ACUNA Latin Drums
77 077 John Paul Jones? JOP JONES Rock Bass
78 078 John Bonham✔️ BONZO BONHAM Rock Drums
79 079 Canadian Brass Quartet✔️ ONTARIO BRASS Classic Brass Sect.
80 080 ITO NCHAKRA Cutting Guitar
81 081 Stevie Ray Vaughn✔️ RONNIE DEAD Dist Guitar
82 082 Fats Domino✔️ LITTLE DOMINO R&R Piano
83 083 David Garibaldi✔️ BLACK GARIBALDI Funk Drums
84 084 Gene Simmons✔️ SID SIMMONS Punk Bass
85 085 SOLISTEN SQ String Quartet
86 086 Randy Newman or Isao Tomita? RECORD STORE OWNER 津軽三味線 (shamisen)
87 087 Ken Hensley✔️ KLAUS HENSLEY Synth
88 088 Thomas Dolby✔️ THOMAS DOIN Syn Bass
89 089 Ryuichi Sakamoto✔️ RYUICHI Synth
90 090 Robbie (of Sly and Robbie):heavy_check_mark: TAXI ROBBIE Reggae Bass
91 091 Sly (of Sly and Robbie):heavy_check_mark: TAXI SLY Reggae Drums
92 092 Aston Barrett✔️ RASTA BARRETT Reggae Guitar
93 093 Liberace? LADY SMOOTH A.Piano
94 094 Richard Tee✔️ DARJEELING TEA R&B Piano
95 095 Donald “Duck” Dunn✔️ DUCK DUCK DAN R&B Bass
96 096 AL-AL JACKSON R&B Drums
97 097 B.B. King✔️ E. E. KING R&B Guitar
98 098 Thelonius Monk✔️ BUD MONK Jazz Piano
99 099 Charlie Watts✔️ OLD WATTS R&R Drums
100 100 David Lee Roth DJ•JIMMY Rock Guitar
101 101 Kate Bush RECEPTIONIST
102 102 MASTER OF NIGHTMARE
103 103 STUDIO ZAP ASSISTANT
104 104 Shinichi Suzuki? CUE SUZUKI
105 105 Louis Armstrong✔️ OLD SATCHMO
106 106 Herbert von Karajan✔️ MANAGER KALAYANI
107 107 Bob Marley✔️ BOB
108 108 Joni Mitchell kMART-66 ASSISTANT
109 109 SITE SUPERVISOR
110 110 Robert Smith?, Hide X? MARQUEE ASSISTANT
111 111 Otis Redding✔️ BROTHER OTIS
112 112 Charlie Parker✔️ MR. BIRD
113 113 Sammy Davis Jr. CHAIR ED SULLIVAN
114 114 Duke Ellington✔️ MASTER OF BAR DUKE
115 115 Sting
116 116
117 117 Eddie Van Halen
118 118 Prince
119 119 Cherrie Currie?
120 120 Sade
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120 maybe Sade?

#45 appears to be Jaws, but I could be wrong – it could be Jaws 2…

(Apparently, Jaws’s name is “Bruce”!)

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63 looks like Trevor Horn from the Buggles

66 could be Jimi Hendrix maybe?

edit: eh idk if this is right.

And 71 kinda looks like Elton John

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maybe, but 47 is clearly him I think. Don’t know if the game has more than one Hendrix-based character

yeah I think that’s it. It looked like Fred Durst to me, but that’s the wrong hat

And 106 looks like David Byrne as he does now, which makes no sense from a 30 year old video game!!!

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yeah I thought the same. Wonder who it is though

Didn’t realize you’d already found Jimi on there, my bad. Probably unlikely that there’s two of them

81 = Stevie Ray Vaughn

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81 has to be Stevie Ray Vaughan!

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49 Joe Perry? anyone else see it?

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86 = Randy Newman

I see it. If you’ll agree 70 is Tom Petty!

could be could be

69 - maybe Andy Summers from the Police

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88 Thomas Dolby for sure

117 - Eddie Van Halen

yeah thats him good call