Friday, February 9, 2007

INU-Meshi Kuuna(1981)+Ushiwakamaru Nametottara Dotsuitaru Zo (1984/recorded 1979),LPs,Japan

Inspired by the Sex Pistols, then-high school student Machida formed a punk rock band called Inu (meaning a dog in Japanese) in 1978. His stage name was Machida Machizō (町田町蔵). Inu released their first album Meshi Kuuna! (literary "Don't eat food!") in 1981. The band split shortly after the album release. He went on to form a number of bands and released several albums. His albums earned reasonable critical acclaims but the commercial success was limited.
His first literary work published was Kūge in 1992 that included a selection of his poems. His first novel was Gussun Daikoku in 1996 that earned him the Bunkamura Deux Magots Literary Award. His unique style of story-telling marked by non-sense, irrelevance and slapsticks is influenced by Kamigata (Kansai) Rakugo and Jidaigeki (samurai dramas). Some critics link him to self-destructive I Novel writers before the World War II such as Kamura Isota and Chikamatsu Shūkō. Oda Sakunosuke is also cited as his influencer.
He won the 123rd Akutagawa Prize with Kiregire ("Shreds") in 2000 and the Tanizaki Prize with Kokuhaku ("Confession") in 2005.
wierd Japanese post punk!
get them here
here (note!tracks not seperated in this one)


Anonymous said...

Sweet, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

INU - Meshi Kuuna! (1981)

01. Fade Out
02. Tsuru Tsuru no Tsubo
03. Osan to Obahan
04. Damu Damu Dan
05. Yume no Nakae
06. Meshi Kuuna!
07. Right Sider B
08. Inroutakin
09. 305
10. Merry-go-round
11. Kikurute

Anonymous said...

Machida Machizō (V)
Kitada Masahiro (G)
Nishikawa Masako (B)
Higashiura Shinichi (D)

Nikkei Sindex said...

Love this record, especially that first song. Not much good old Japanese punk that I know of but this sure is. My friend gave me some insight to the title, pretty sick actually. "Think opposites." Meshi = rice, the opposite of which in Japan is considered to be bread, or "pan" (pronounced "pahn"). The opposite of "kuu-na," don't eat is just "kuu." Put those sounds together and you get "pahn-ku" or yes, "punk."

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