I've searched and searched to no avail, and I'm starting to think this whole thing was a fever dream.
I could swear that I read an article a few years ago about a Japanese rock band which was formed by a few schoolgirls who had never actually heard rock music. Everything they knew came from reading about it in magazines. I believe this took place during the 1960's.
Of course, I may have some or all of the details wrong. Can you restore my sanity?
posted by stephennelson
on Aug 17, 2014 -
So once upon a time I saw a music video in which will.i.am and fergie apperead and will.i.am was driving through what I thought was Japan.
Has anyone an idea which song this could be?
posted by rndmusr
on May 28, 2014 -
I'm thinking of a music video by a Japanese rock band that starts with a long tracking shot of a huge guitar effects pedal chain. I know it is an amazing song but I can't for the life of me recall the name.
posted by mhjb
on Mar 24, 2013 -
I am in Japan and miss playing piano, and so am in the market for a quality - but cheap! - keyboard. Is this possible? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Dec 19, 2012 -
Give me some Japanese artists/songs (based on my musical preferences) that would help me learn Japanese/impress people at karaoke! [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123
on Sep 20, 2012 -
Looking to find some punk-ish (or anything, really) shows in Tokyo over the next two days. Where have all of the find-shows-by-mapping sites gone? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx
on Aug 5, 2011 -
Music Video ID. A year ago I saw a youtube video from Japan. Two girls, rock-ish, rap-ish? They were each leading a gang, one dressed like circa-Thriller MJ, the other gang dressed like a metal punks. I think they had a dance battle on a pier. [more inside]
posted by special agent conrad uno
on May 31, 2011 -
What should I read for a solid but concise history of gagaku and/or the sho? I am also interested in court rituals in Japan generally. I read somewhere they served a significant legitimizing-of-the-court function in Japan ca. 700 or 800, and would like to confirm, deny, and learn more about this idea.
posted by andrewpcone
on May 18, 2011 -
Karaoke in Japanese. Am looking for tracks with a karaoke version on YouTube for an event. This old post
has some great ideas, but sadly half of them have been removed from YouTube. What Japanese language songs do you sing at karaoke at the moment?! The more contemporary the better
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 1, 2011 -
Totally failing at finding a series of videos of a Japanese man in a jumpsuit and hardhat who has invented several musical instruments based on solenioids. Anybody know what I'm talking about and/or where to find them?
posted by TheCoug
on Feb 12, 2011 -
Are there places in the Kansai area of Japan (at least Kobe, Osaka or Kyoto) where a gaijin with a guitar could play a few tunes? [more inside]
posted by Grangousier
on Oct 14, 2010 -
Can anyone recommend good clubs in Japan (especially Tokyo) that play music that would appeal to your typical Pitchfork
reader? I'm thinking along the lines of indie electro/pop/rock music, a bit of hip hop in there, and maybe some older favourites.
posted by teem
on Jan 12, 2010 -
Where can I listen to Japanese train and bus station melodies and onboard announcements, preferably without installing RealPlayer? My previous go-to archive is 404ing. My Japanese is mediocre but good enough to help me navigate sites.
posted by avocet
on Dec 25, 2009 -
Can you recommend any live music venues in Tokyo? I'm interested in seeing local bands, particularly instrumental 'post-rock' and electronic music. [more inside]
posted by carnival of animals
on Aug 3, 2009 -
This is going to be a bit of a longshot, but when I was in Japan a few months ago, I heard a cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"
sung presumably by a Japanese female, and I've been trying to find it ever since. [more inside]
posted by wander
on Mar 12, 2009 -
I'd like an introduction to Japanese jazz/piano ambient. Where should I start? Who's great? Who should I avoid?
posted by Xurando
on Jan 26, 2009 -
Where can I find a good source of audio samples from Japanese monster movies? [more inside]
posted by awfurby
on Jun 11, 2008 -
Can you point me to traditional Japanese music on the web? Looking for free downloads. [more inside]
posted by ollsen
on Apr 15, 2008 -
How can I, an American, get money to travel to Japan? - Ideally I'd like to go through arts & humanities grants, cultural exchange programs, or visiting artist/musician programs, but other forms of travel funding assistance would be great too. Bonus mefi
: how can an American musician (electronic, pop, club) find venues, promoters, DJ's, clubnights, etc, that can lead to a performance while visiting Japan/Tokyo.? [more inside]
posted by itchi23
on Jan 31, 2008 -
Japanese music. I like Polysics and Plus-Tech Squeezebox. What else would I like? Are there any good English-language blogs about music of the Orient?
posted by stammer
on Jun 19, 2007 -
Asking for a friend: Here is a music mystery I need help to solve:
There is a band from Japan called Buffalo Daughter that, in 2003, released an album called Pshychic, which consists of 5 tracks:
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Jan 2, 2007 -
Can anyone point me to an MP3/CD to download/purchase of the song that plays over the "theme song" that plays over the speakers in Japan's Don Quijote stores?
posted by jeditanuki
on Sep 14, 2006 -
Can anyone help me find a copy of Kokoo's 'Super-Nova'
album on CD or even mp3? My Google-fu has failed me, and I would *love* to hear some of my favourite tracks (especially 'Tarkus' by Emerson, Lake and Palmer) played on traditional Japanese instruments...
posted by timpollard
on Jun 14, 2005 -
Why do the Japanese versions of albulms always seem to have bonus tracks not available in North America? [more inside]
posted by hughbot
on Jun 16, 2004 -
What's the stereotypically Asian music called? You know, the music you hear in the background of Asian stores in movies? I'd like to buy some. Even better, is there a streaming station of it somewhere?
posted by crawl
on Mar 24, 2004 -