Butthole Surfers vs Boredoms Live in Osaka (From Exile Osaka #2)

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)”

Violent Onsen Geisha: Nakahara Has Left The Building (From Exile Osaka #4)

  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)”

The Hanatarash “Born To Be Wild/Omocha No Cha Cha Cha” Limited Edition of ONE. It comes with Eye’s TOOTH! (Exile Osaka #5)

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)”

Japan Noise: CCCC, Masonna, Solmania, Jojo Hiroshige etc.

CCCC with Yamamoto Seiichi (Omoide Hatoba) Solmania Jojo Hiroshige (Hijo Kaidan) with AV star Miki Sawaguchi at Bears. I have more photos from this show somewhere. Masonna and Fusao (Angel N Heavy Syrup). Masonna live at Bears I’ll add more noise photos as I find them.  All photos by Matt Kaufman.

Damo Suzuki and Michael Karoli of Can: Live in Osaka

Damo Suzuki and Michael Karoli of Can played Muse Hall in Osaka in 1997. This may be the only photo of Damo Suzuki and Yamataka Eye of The Boredoms. All photos (c.) Matt Kaufman.   Flier for Damo’s Network

Letters to Faxed Head (From Exile Osaka #4, 1996)

Letters to FAXED HEAD From Seventh Graders (age 12-13) at Osakabou Chugakko J.H.S. Text/Photos (c.) Exile Osaka Everyone is intrigued by Faxed Head — the mysterious band from Coalinga, California. When I heard they were coming to Japan, I almost burst a nut. I had purchased their debut CD a while back, and found myselfContinue reading “Letters to Faxed Head (From Exile Osaka #4, 1996)”