The lore of Japanese hardcore can be traced back to SS, a group formed out of Kyoto in Documentation of the enigmatic band is limited to only two posthumously released live albums, both of which exemplify the cacophonous lo-fi style that would ultimately define the genre. Could the impact of these raw recordings have been a happy accident? The blown out, feedback-drenched style would inspire countless bands to emerge from Japan's burgeoning psych scene in the coming years.
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Since I already ran you through that first one, I figured there was no harm in sharing some stuff about my other dependable, go-to mood-lifter. Japan's punk scene has been around for just as long as Vivienne Westwood's been capitalising on every aspect of the original King's Road punk set literally since the day it started , but Western coverage of the pre-Harajuku stuff has been pretty much nonexistent for whatever reason. Largely missing out on burgeoning alternative music scenes after the Second World War, Japanese youth finally had something to rage against in the mids — industrial decline and major price inflation during the world oil crisis — so Japanese punk was born. Here are some of the Japanese punk bands you've probably missed out on by being a close-minded, Western segregationist.