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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

Thursday, 8 November 2012


Boom! we're back like Obama!! Apologies for the extended hiatus which ended up being much longer than I originally anticipated it to be. Thanks to all those who contacted me over the intervening months concerned about my well being and encouraging me to get back online. A broken PC and internet problems were to blame. I'm in fine health besides the emergence of a few gray hairs.

On a side note the controversial ACTA law was passed in Japan a months ago bringing in harsh fines and even jail time for those caught uploading or downloading copyrighted music or movies. That means for the time being I will only uploading demos, CD-Rs  and other non-copyrighted material.

And finally for those who requested re-uploads of older stuff I'll do what I can to get those back up.    

Stay tuned. Uploads coming shortly.

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