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does anyone want to recommend some bangin japanese bands/artists that would be worth my while checking out while i'm over there?

a brief description would be appreciated...

cheeeeeeers x

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Good Japanese Bands (in my opinion):

Acid Mothers Temple- Psychadelic Rock

Envy- Hardcore/Screamo

Shonen Knife- Punk/Rock

Thee Michelle Gun Elephant- Garage Rock

The 5,6,7,8s- Surf Pop

Mad Capsule Markets- Electronic Punk

Electric Eel Shock- Rock

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GUITAR WOLF

Super-distorted garagey rock n'roll. Fucking incredible. 'Jet Generation' is the best place to start. Then buy their movie, 'Wild Zero'. A masterpiece.

Electric Eel Shock, Mad Capsule Markets, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant and Melt Banana are well worth a look too.

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GUITAR WOLF

Super-distorted garagey rock n'roll. Fucking incredible. 'Jet Generation' is the best place to start.

Yes! The loudest album ever made.

KAMINARI ONE! [explosion sound]

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Why don't more bands have names that sound hard like Guitar Wolf? Sounds well harder than Necrophasic Arachnoplasty:up:

Look at them! They're ace. Though the man holding the bass there is dead now. RIP Bass Wolf.

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My favs: X-Japan - metal/rock. Amazing musicians. Check out 'art of life' - a half hour long masterpiece

Asian Kung-fu Generation - indie rock

The Pillows - same as above

Hi-standard - pop punk

Polysics - mentioned above

mad capsule - also mentioned

hide - rock...um, check out doubt(remix) to see.

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Ah, most of my favourite ones have been mentioned, but Envy, Mono and Guitar Wolf are all awesome. Try Boris out too, either doom or rock depending on what album you listen to. YMCK are a poppy nintendo 8bit sound type Japanese band who are pretty good too.

I've always wanted to find an online broadcast of a Japanese rock radio station, but never had any luck finding anything - can anyone else help with this?

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Nikudorei (plus assorted other projects with the members involved.)

Masonna

Hijokaidan

Not pleasant at all, but great to listen to. Plus my other favourites like boris, MxBx and Boredoms had already been suggested.

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Asian Kung-Fu Generation: Cheesiest of cheesy pop punk, so good.

Porno Graffiti: Hard-to-find jazzy rock, please bring me back an album!

L'arc~en~Ciel: Play everything from pop to lounge, big in japan.

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Of course most of those bands are in Europe most of the time, so there'll be less chance of catching them live! Saw Thee Machine Gun Elephant at The 100 Club years back - they were awesome. Some of my fave bands are Japanese - the aforementioned, Polysics, Pizzicato 5, Melt Banana, Cornelius... plus my favourite author, Haruki Murakami. There must be a word for it, it's so common... Japanophile? Nipponophile?

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