Last April, I introduced one of the tracks "Suna no Onna"（砂の女）, from singer-songwriter and musician Shigeru Suzuki's（鈴木茂）inaugural solo studio album "Band Wagon" which was released in May 1975. After further delving into the J-Wiki article on this rock/New Music album, I discovered that perhaps "Band Wagon" had been born from some pain and a feeling of betrayal on the part of Suzuki.
Maybe I've read wrongly into the article but if someone can correct me in that case, please do so. But when Suzuki and his former bandmate from Happy End（はっぴいえんど）, Haruomi Hosono（細野晴臣）, had their new outfit in the early 1970s, Caramel Mama（キャラメル・ママ）, Suzuki gradually felt that Hosono and Caramel Mama, which changed into Tin Pan Alley（ティン・パン・アレー）, were going in a different direction from what he had hoped for. As such, he decided to go off on his own to create his own album in his own way to get back at the members of Tin Pan Alley (although apparently Suzuki later had some pangs of guilt). And so, "Band Wagon" was created via San Francisco and Hollywood with recording occurring in most of November 1974.