Bloomsbury Publishing, 19.05.2016 - 304 Seiten
Julian Cope, eccentric and visionary rock musician, follows the runaway underground success of his book Krautrocksampler with Japrocksampler, a cult deconstruction of Japanese rock music, and reveals what really happened when East met West after World War Two. It explores the clash between traditional, conservative Japanese values and the wild rock 'n' roll renegades of the 1960s and 70s, and tells of the seminal artists in Japanese post-war culture, from itinerant art-house poets to violent refusenik rock groups with a penchant for plane hijacking.

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Interesting exploration of Japanese post war political, economic, and social history as context for the cross-pollination of Japanese and Western experimental music via jazz, rock and pop. Cope's ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Worth it for the chapter on Group Sounds and the general overall grasp on the scene he has. Caveat is that the closer he gets to the heavy psych stuff, the more he slips into unintelligible Cope-isms. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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1MacArthurs Children
2Experimental Japan 196169
3The Eleki Story
4The Group Sounds Story
6Flower Travellin Band
7Les Rallizes Denudés
9Taj Mahal Travellers Takehisa Kosugi
10J A Caesar the Radical Theatre Music of Japan
11Masahiko Satoh the FreeThinkers Union
12Far East Family Band
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8Speed Glue Shinki

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Über den Autor (2016)

Julian Cope was born in Deri, South Glamorgan, and grew up in Tamworth. After forming a succession of half-groups and writing songs with Ian McCulloch (later of Echo & the Bunnymen), he eventually formed Teardrop Explodes with Gary Dwyer in 1978. He is the author of Krautrocksampler, Megalithic European, The Modern Antiquarian, Head-On and Repossessed. His website, www.headheritage.co.uk, contains some of the most entertaining and insightful album reviews on the web.

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