Since I already ran you through that first one, I figured there was no harm in sharing some stuff about my other dependable, go-to mood-lifter. Japan's punk scene has been around for just as long as Vivienne Westwood's been capitalising on every aspect of the original King's Road punk set literally since the day it started , but Western coverage of the pre-Harajuku stuff has been pretty much nonexistent for whatever reason. Largely missing out on burgeoning alternative music scenes after the Second World War, Japanese youth finally had something to rage against in the mids — industrial decline and major price inflation during the world oil crisis — so Japanese punk was born. Here are some of the Japanese punk bands you've probably missed out on by being a close-minded, Western segregationist. Besides having the second best band name in the history of the world ' Paracoccidioidomicosisproctitissarcomucosis ' takes first place; shit music, hilarious trolling of self-serious grindcore fans , The Stalin were one of the very first Japanese hardcore bands, and one of the few to achieve a lasting cult status over the years.
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The lore of Japanese hardcore can be traced back to SS, a group formed out of Kyoto in Documentation of the enigmatic band is limited to only two posthumously released live albums, both of which exemplify the cacophonous lo-fi style that would ultimately define the genre. Could the impact of these raw recordings have been a happy accident? The blown out, feedback-drenched style would inspire countless bands to emerge from Japan's burgeoning psych scene in the coming years. These sorts of serendipitous occurrences are, of course, not only limited to Japan. In Belgium, for instance, certain DJs were unknowingly or intentionally?
They were the first punk band based in the ancient city of Kyoto, disbanding after just over a year. Their mischievous nature, though, is condensed on this document of 36 live recordings taken from two shows performed in Comprised of alternate takes of songs recorded in both studio and live environments in , Sooner or Later became their first dedicated release in Side note: The artwork is a copy of a newspaper article about famous baseball player Yutaka Enatsu getting caught with cocaine. The band, named after the world-hated figure, signed to a major label despite their scandalous performances that involved throwing guts into the crowd, making girls in the crowd perform oral sex, and other reprehensible antics.
Or browse results titled :. However, poor international distribution and limited opportunities for touring outside of Japan have made it difficult for the rest of the world to follow along. Hardcore fans in the West may be familiar with the ferocious early days of Japanese hardcore, where bands like G.