An extremely thoughtful and at times hilarious reflection on the infancy of Tokyo's underground movement. Absolutely gripping read, and well worth the praise it has received. Includes a boot tape of the four best takes of their only four songs.
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Osato Toshiharu's memoir/novel of the origins of Tokyo's most uncompromising punk band, Gaseneta. It certainly sets a record for literary references in a book about artcore music! Funny, thoughtful, and ultimately moving account. Awarded Best Book of the Year for 2017 by terminal-boredom.com!
Gaseneta was a Tokyo band of the late 1970s, the early days of indies and punk in Japan. Gaseneta played an uncompromising version of what would later be called "artcore," never repeating themselves. Their bassist, Osato Toshiharu, who would go on to study and teach French literature and philosophy, wrote this memoir/novel while living and studying in Paris. Gaseneta never recorded, but many live tapes have been issued on CD and more will be appearing soon. Anyone with an interest in Japanese indies, the Minor scene of Tokyo in the seventies, literature or philosophy will find something of interest here!
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