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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, 27 December 2011

Chittsu - Tokugawa Kotaro (チッツ - 徳川幸太郎)

Chittsu have been around for quite a few years now and have slowly been picking up a loyal following for their catchy punk romps that are a satisfying mix of nostalgic Blue Hearts-esque anthemic punk and some of Osaka's more disperate underground sounds. The appeal is that the bands "rough around the edges" punk is merely a guise for some seriously infectious pop tunage.

The local 4-piece were recently signed up by a Japanese label so 2012 promises to be a big year for the band. In preperation for their label release they've slowly been taking their DIY CDR's out of circulation sadly making their much sought after releases an increasing rarity. Tokugawa Kotaro is a CDR album the band put out in a limited quanity in late 2010. 

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