TOSHIO IIJIMA & HIROKAZU FURUKAWA - "CHIRASHI: TOKYO PUNK & NEW WAVE '78-80S" BOOK
The rise of punk rock & new wave from 1978. The paper medium of 'flyers' supported this great wave. Bands delivered information by flyers, people gathered by flyers, bands and people burned together, and flyers were literally 'scattered'.
This is a compilation of the flyers that have coloured the music scene since the 'Tokyo Rockers' in 1978. Underground music history as seen through leaflets.
TOKYO ROCKERS / FRICTION / LIZARD / MIRRORS / S-KEN / PUNK 99% / THE STALIN / THE STAR CLUB / JAGATARA / ZELDA / NON BAND / GOZIRA RECORDS / LES RALLIZES DÉNUDÉS / 100% NYLON / PIRATE BOAT K / ELECTRIC CIRCUIT / DAISUCK AND PROSTITUTE / AUTO-MOD / TELEGRAPH RECORDS / FOOLS / LEGAL CONTAGION GIG / TYPHUS / INDISCRIMINATE GIG / PABLO PICASSO / MODS MAYDAY'81 / EMOTIONAL MARKET / ADK DAY / DISINFECTION GIG / GAUZE / CHANCE OPERATION / EDPS / HEAVENLY INJECTION DAY etc...
FROM THE EDITOR...
The flyer, as it is now called, is a paper medium that carries information about shows and releases. With the rise of Punk Rock in the late 1970s, it played an important role as a means of communicating information in the music scene and was called a "flyer" or "leaflet" at the time. Of course, there were no computers back then, and flyers were produced completely by hand, copying, cutting and pasting hand-drawn illustrations, photographs and existing materials, and writing information on a text sheet called an in-letter (......). The flyers, produced entirely by hand, were literally 'scattered' as a medium to succinctly convey the individuality and orientation of each band and live project. As they were distributed free of charge, most of them were discarded when they had fulfilled their advertising function. However, many of the designs are still attractive today and, as a result, have become valuable record-keeping media for live shows and other information. This time, for the first time in Japan, flyers have been compiled into a book, with the cooperation of people who have recognised the significance and value of flyers as more than mere information announcements and have carefully preserved them. By collecting the flyers and arranging them chronologically, we can feel the changes in the underground scene from a different perspective from the books and films that have been published so far. We are convinced that this content, which goes beyond a mere collection of works and conveys a real history of the scene, is a valuable record of Japanese / Tokyo PUNK ROCK / underground music. These "flyers" cannot be called art or works of art, nor do we want to call them that. However, we are sure that it is full of mysterious charm. We hope that everyone who picks up a copy will be able to feel the passion that has transcended the years. Record shop BASE, Toshio Iijima 2022
A4 / 480pg.
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