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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

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Byouki Masanori - CDR2 (病気マサノリ - CDR2)

Byouki Masanori's (Sick Masanori) entertaining and unpredictable live shows have made him a bit of a legend on the local Osaka underground scene and evn counts the likes of Afrirampo and LSD March amongst his fans. Masanori makes silly and catchy as hell punk and anthemic folk songs. Sadly the amusing lyrics will be lost in translation to most but you'll no doubt find yourself singing along to songs about the wonderful smells women produce and the benefits of shampoo. The last solo performance I saw by him he refused to use a microphone and continued to "play" half his set accapella style mimicking the sound of the non-existant band and dancing around in his usual distinctive and amusing style. This is his second self-released CDR made up of an impressive 21 tracks and is a bargain at only 300 yen. Although in his usual mischevious manner only 11 of them are numbered in the liner notes.


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