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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

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Brown'nose - Underground Radio Show

Ladies and gentlemen introducing on bass Mr. John Dickhead Hunter! On Drums Mr. John Dickhead Hunter! On Guitar Mr John Dickhead Hunter!...

This record was an impulse buy from the treasure trove of bizarre and rare obscurities that is Forever Records. Who could resist that fantastic album cover? Thankfully the contents also does it justice. Brown'nose are a band that wear their influences on their sleeve. Their psychedelic 60's pop could almost be some long lost collection of Beatles, Kinks and Beach Boys basement recordings. The album even takes the form of a Sgt. Peppers-esque concept album. The enigmatic multi instrumentalist duo refer to themselves only as John Dickhead No.1 and No.2 so unfortunately the talented pair's identities remain a mystery.  

The band followed up this 1998 release with another album titled"Life Is Question" in 2000. If anyone knows where I might be able to get hold of a copy I'd be very interested to hear it as this  album has left my hungry for more from this gorgeous undiscovered gem of a band.

1 comment:

  1. Some great songs on this album, especially "Freak out" and "Love some day" Splendidly Psychedelic! Thanks for introducing me to them, Great Blog... Thanks..Carlos.