All of your favorites, in one place.
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