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I set up this blog to hopefully introduce those outside Japan to some of Japan's best music and a taste of Osaka and Kyoto's thriving underground music scene.

Alot of what I post will be CDR's and CD's sold by bands on the Kyoto/Osaka live circuit. Hopefully giving a little exposure to the bands outside Japan. The rest will be Japanese bands from pretty much any and every generation and genre. From 60's Rock'n'Roll and folk to 00's noise and electronica.

If anyone has an issue with me uploading their music please contact me and I'll remove the links immediatley. My intention is to introduce this music to new audiences. So please help support these bands by buying their releases or catching them live if you have the opportunity. Alot of these guys are working full time jobs on top of making great music. Please send comments, complaints, recommendations and seasonal greetings to stinkinhippy@hotmail.com

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Yoshida Takuro - Genki Desu (吉田拓郎 - 元気です)


Takuro is one of Japans best known folk singers and part of the 60's folk boom. This is probably my favourite of his many albums. Originally released in 1972 Takuro must have been listening to alot of post-electric era Bob Dylan as the influence is obvious. While it almost borders on the line of parody (Especially in the opening track "Haru datta ne") it's by no means a bad thing.

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