The Vapors: Turning Japanese (1980)

July 24, 2006

I always loved dancing to this song. I think the dance style was called the Pogo, where you jumped up and down like a pogo stick. It was part of the whole punk thing. My friends and I always understood that “turning Japanese” meant masturbation. Maybe it’s a British thing. I hear that French men use the phrase “polir le Chinoise” or polish the Chinaman, to mean the same thing. “Chinaman?” That was a term my grandparents used. I never hear it these days.

The Vapors made six singles and “called it a day” after their manager left in 1981.

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