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Kato David Hopkins

Japanese Indies Music 1976-1989: A History and Guide

Label: Public Bath Press

Format: Book

Genre: Experimental

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In process of restock. Dokkiri! tells the history of a remarkable complex of musical subcultures that developed in Japan from the mid-1970s. Starting with a discussion of the earliest rumblings of punk and new wave, all types of independently produced music are covered in more detail than has ever appeared in English before. Punk, Art music, Noise, Psychedelic, experimental and more.

"This book fills in the gaps in my own appreciation of the Japanese independent music scene and provides context for sounds, lyrics and personalities that were all opaque mysteries until now." ---Steve Albini

"Knowledge, affection and respect for the music illuminate an incredible creative and innovative scene. The what. The why. The how."---Ian MacKaye

"Hopkins is that rare scene historian who was there at the beginning: and he's still there, recounting the details and telling the stories that no one else can remember. Maniacs and beginners alike, start here!" ---David Novak, author of Japanoise


Table of contents:

    Rock Magazine, or, Willing a Scene into Existence
    Taking it to an Audience in Tokyo, or, Do You Wanna Be My Doggg?
    Kansai Scene Beginnings, or, We Aren't Normal and We Want Our Freedom
    1979 Explosion, or, It's the Beginning of the Century
    Dokkiri! and Other Records, or, Hi, Speed Freaks, Listen In
    Meanwhile Back in Tokyo, or, Wanna Riot of My Own
    Oi and Hardcore, or, Punks Not Dead
    Pure Noise, or, Bad Character, But Great Sound
    Fun Kalternative, or, I'm Dilletante, I'm Proud
    Psyche, or, Smell Me Smell My Grandfather

Cat. number: 978-4990863609
Year: 2019

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