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Help me find a strange outsider rock band

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 - 16 answers

Looking for music video

Hi 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? Regards marius
posted by rndmusr on May 28, 2014 - 1 answer

Help me identify this music video

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 - 4 answers

Do, a deer, a female deeeeeeeeeeer.......

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 - 6 answers

Itching for new Japanese groups to listen to!

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 - 9 answers

What is this Japanese musical style, and how can I find more of it?

What is this Japanese musical style, and how can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Mar 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for some shows in Tokyo

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 - 5 answers

Japanese Girl Gangs in a Music Video

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 - 2 answers

Blues in Japan?

Why are the blues (the music genre) so popular in Japan? [more inside]
posted by andrewpcone on May 29, 2011 - 9 answers

What's a good history of gagaku and/or the sho?

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 - 3 answers

(Contemporary) Japanese karaoke hits

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 - 6 answers

Jumpsuits and Solenoids?

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 - 7 answers

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife.

Please help me to buy a music box for my wife. [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Jan 16, 2011 - 7 answers

youtube needs search by tags!

JPOP Music Video: dancing sneakers/shoes... [more inside]
posted by lundman on Dec 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Can a gaijin get a gig?

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 - 1 answer

Indie/electro clubs in Japan?

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 - 7 answers

Where can I listen to Japanese train station melodies?

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 - 6 answers

Live music venues in Tokyo?

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 - 4 answers

(Japanese?) female cover of Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now"?

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 - 6 answers

Is There An Osaka Sound?

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 - 7 answers

Nipo-Brasileiro Mixtape

Help me capture the sound that emerges from the countless contacts between Brazil and Japan. I know about artists like Ganga Zumba, Joe Hirata and Tigarah but I'm looking for other recordings to put on a mix for a friend, including field recordings of the Asakusa Carnival or Ryukyu Koku Matsuri Daiko. Have any suggestions?
posted by billtron on Jan 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Rising sun rock and roll?

Tokyo Damage Report's list of shows and venues has sold me on going to see bands play while I'm in Japan, are there any resources like this for cities besides Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jul 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Where can I find Japanese monster movie samples?

Where can I find a good source of audio samples from Japanese monster movies? [more inside]
posted by awfurby on Jun 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Free Traditional Japanese Music

Can you point me to traditional Japanese music on the web? Looking for free downloads. [more inside]
posted by ollsen on Apr 15, 2008 - 2 answers

Japanese song Ten Years?

Can you identify this Japanese song? [more inside]
posted by Bun on Mar 10, 2008 - 0 answers

How can an American get money to travel to Japan?

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 - 4 answers

Mad Japanese electro pop rock and so forth.

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 - 13 answers

so awesome, sounds like...?

must.find.more. where can i find more music that sounds like the track in this movie? more inside... [more inside]
posted by whatitis on Feb 19, 2007 - 3 answers

Find The Singer

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: [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jan 2, 2007 - 27 answers

Don don don, don-ki...

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 - 4 answers

Do I know the words yet? No, not yet!

The professor and his students break into drunken song in Madadayo. Are those traditional songs? [more inside]
posted by bleary on May 14, 2006 - 5 answers

I need Pachinko music.

Where can I find pachinko music? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Apr 28, 2006 - 16 answers

J-pop recommendations

I'd like some J-pop recommendations, please. [more inside]
posted by the_bone on Sep 18, 2005 - 30 answers

Obscure Japanese rock music covers

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 - 2 answers

Onkyo movement samples?

Where can I find online audio samples of onkyo movement music?
posted by Nelson on Apr 4, 2005 - 5 answers

Translating Japanese Lyrics (The Pillows)

Can anyone translate these Japanese lyrics for me?
posted by Tlogmer on Feb 19, 2005 - 2 answers

Why do the Japanese versions of albulms always seem to have bonus tracks not available in North America?

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 - 14 answers

What's the stereotypically Asian music called?

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 - 13 answers

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