BUTTHOLE SURFERS vs. THE BOREDOMS Club Quattro 9/28 Publication: Exile Osaka: Japan Underground Bizarro World (Issue #2) Author: Matt Kaufman I was debating whether to see this show when it was announced because I had heard that after Lollapalooza and the Stone Temple Horseshit tour, the Buttholes had degenerated into some second rate cabaret loungeContinue reading “Butthole Surfers vs Boredoms Live in Osaka (From Exile Osaka #2)”
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Violent Onsen Geisha: Nakahara Has Left The Building I was watching one of these quiz shows that are all the rage in Japan, corny moronic nonsense like Tick Tack Dough or Hollywood Squares. In most cases the guests are shown a video and they answer dopey questions based on what they’ve seen. Bona fideContinue reading “Violent Onsen Geisha: Nakahara Has Left The Building (From Exile Osaka #4)”
Manga are big fat comics (duh!*) the size of telephone books that come out weekly and are read by millions of people. Weekly manga such as Jump and Sunday Shonen Comics are printed on newsprint and are quickly disposed of after a quick read on the train or after dinner. Fan boys in Japan forContinue reading “How To Make Kitty Litter Out of Discarded Manga (From Exile Osaka #4)”
This is my first Osaka Scum Report back 1995 in from Thora-Zine, a great mag from Austin, Texas published by Brent Bruni Comiskey. I regret writing that mean stuff about Jerry Garcia in the intro, but hey, I was in my 20s and thought that making fun of hippies was cool (forgive me). In theContinue reading “Matt Kaufman’s Osaka Scum Report (1995) From Thora-Zine”
Nobuyuki Ozaki of Prisoner #6 purchased the rare Hanatarash CD “Born To Be Wild/Omocha No Cha Cha Cha” which was recorded in a karaoke booth and sold for ¥15,000 at Forever 3 Records. It comes with Eye’s tooth! Listen to it here: https://myspace.com/hanatarash/music/album/born-to-be-wild-mc-13784097 What are the rarest BOREDOMS recordings ever? “I have a BoredomsContinue reading “The Hanatarash “Born To Be Wild/Omocha No Cha Cha Cha” Limited Edition of ONE. It comes with Eye’s TOOTH! (Exile Osaka #5)”
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The Name of This Place is Asia Coffee (From Exile Osaka #3) By Matthew M. Kaufman I was in Kanadian one day talking about interesting places to hang out, and Miki-San, the owner, said, “You have got to go to Asia Coffee (Ajia Co-hee). That’s where all the freaks hang out.” I think that theContinue reading “The Name of This Place is Asia Coffee (Updated with new photos)”