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Double are defined as 2 different bands, one from Switzerland, the other from Japan.


Double (Switzerland) are Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug, who decided in 1983 to transform their trio “Ping Pong” into a duo. As Double, they first recorded a 12” single called “Nanningo”. It was followed in 1984 by two more singles - “Rangoon Moon” and “Woman of the World”, both of which appear on Blue in updated or remixed versions - and a self-produced black and white video, that became a cult classic on a variety of European television formats and got several plays on VH1.

In the fall of 1985, Switzerland’s Double started invading the world with their beautifully crafted, catchy single “The Captain of Her Heart” from their first album Blue. The sound of Double certainly has caught on. Blue has been released in more than 50 countries and „The Captain of her Heart“ became a modern-day classic.

In 1987 Kurt Maloo and Felix Haug recorded their album DOU3LE. Guest musicians on the album include Herb Alpert (trumpet) and Michael Urbaniak (violin)…and not to forget the unique performance of the legendary “Mummenschanz” in the music video of „Devils Ball“, a weird easy-listening tune, feat. Herb Alpert on trumpet. The video, directed by Hannes Rossacher and Rudi Dolezahl was an award winner in Cannes in 1988.

The 1990 album “Single” was Maloo`s welcome return to the solo format. After the soundscape constructions of “DOU3LE”, “Single” was a tribute to the pop song as well as Maloo`s playground for different musical styles. Kurt Maloo produced the album together with Mike Pela (Sade) who also mixed DOU3LE.

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  • queenBoA_

    ready for something new bitch make it happen

    18 Apr 12:24am Reply
  • the_squid_man

    This pic is great: http://www.lastfm.ru/music/Double/+images/77318550 and it should be the main. Two artists in the one pic!

    23 Mar 12:08pm Reply
  • CyberMusicLover

    I love the 80's Band without a doubt!

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • rosechimes

    Just because she isn't popular doesn't take away from her influence. She was one of the very first artists to bring American R&B to Japan and paved the way for a lot of artists who came after. Her impact is undeniable. [2]

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    80s band all the way, [2]

    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nkh1025

    I just listened to Crystal and Double (English Version) albums so far. She is an amazing Japanese R&B/urban artist. RIP Sachiko.

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • brownieboy

    80s band all the way,

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • floriankuchan

    ready for a comeback

    16 Jul 2013 Reply
  • queenBoA_

    ready for a comeback tbh

    10 May 2013 Reply
  • LeOnlovesJapan

    Would love to hear something from her... She's just too good <3

    23 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jackcito

    Please remove these shits and vote for the pictures of the real Double.

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Paradesu

    there is more than one artists called Double. Deal with it. Stop arguing which one is the "right" one or which one is better or not. They're both good by some one. End of story.

    15 Feb 2013 Reply
  • PabloRH

    someone should "eccojam" both

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • fabricioscabbia

    last.fm failed here!! double is a pop/rock band with huge success in the 80's. There's nothing of j'pop. This is ridiculous!!!

    30 Dec 2012 Reply
  • AnreteaXul

    No argument here.

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • XOTIK

    vv Just because she isn't popular doesn't take away from her influence. She was one of the very first artists to bring American R&B to Japan and paved the way for a lot of artists who came after. Her impact is undeniable.

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Quarex

    Last.FM artist overlaps are so tragic and infuriating. It cannot possibly be impossible to put a system in place to deal with this ... even if it would probably not be easy.

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • AnreteaXul

    For someone called the "Queen of J-RnB", I'm surprised by how few listens she has.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • cstettler

    The Captain Of Her Heart still #1!

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • AzureMeimu

    The more I listen to WOMAN, the more I realise how perfect an album it is o_o

    30 Jun 2012 Reply
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