Praise for Japrocksampler 'With Cope as guide, readers are in safe hands ... Japrocksampler stands up as a document of a period, a place and its subculture' New Statesman 'His omnivorous LP-collecting and his friendship with some of ...


Author: Julian Cope

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408880678

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Julian Cope, eccentric and visionary rock musician, follows the runaway underground success of his book Krautrocksampler with Japrocksampler, a cult deconstruction of Japanese rock music, and reveals what really happened when East met West after World War Two. It explores the clash between traditional, conservative Japanese values and the wild rock 'n' roll renegades of the 1960s and 70s, and tells of the seminal artists in Japanese post-war culture, from itinerant art-house poets to violent refusenik rock groups with a penchant for plane hijacking.

We are the Mods

35 Sadin , “ Group Sounds , ” 177 ; Cope , Japrocksampler , 87–89 ; Trumbull , New York Times , May 22 , 1966 ; Chapin , New York Times , July 1 , 1966 ; McKinney , Magic Circles , 127 ; For Japanese radicals , see Igarashi , Bodies of ...


Author: Christine Jacqueline Feldman

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433103699

Category: History

Page: 248

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"Drawing on archival research, oral history interviews, and participant observation, this examination of the adoption and adaptation of Mod style across geographic space also maps its various interpretations over time, from the early 1960s to the present. The book traces the Mod youth culture from its genesis in the dimly lit clubs of London's Soho. where it began as a way for young people to reconfigure modernity after the chaos of World War II, to its contemporary, country-specific expressions. By examining Mod culture in the United States, Germany, and Japan alongside the United Kingdom, "We Are the Mods" contrasts the postwar development of Mod in those countries that lost the war with those that won. The book illuminates the culture's fashion, music, iconography, and gender aesthetics, to create a compelling portrait of a transnational subculture." --Book Jacket.

Sayonara Amerika Sayonara Nippon

Cope, Japrocksampler, esp. 163–76. Ibid., 169. “Kore gayume no ōru sutā saunzu da!” Shūkan heibon, June 15, 1967, 44–47. “Gurūpu saunzu no subete,”54. Narumo, “Nihon no gurūpu.” Cope, Japrocksampler, 145–46,238.


Author: Michael Bourdaghs

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231530262

Category: History

Page: 256

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From the beginning of the American Occupation in 1945 to the post-bubble period of the early 1990s, popular music provided Japanese listeners with a much-needed release, channeling their desires, fears, and frustrations into a pleasurable and fluid art. Pop music allowed Japanese artists and audiences to assume various identities, reflecting the country's uncomfortable position under American hegemony and its uncertainty within ever-shifting geopolitical realities. In the first English-language study of this phenomenon, Michael K. Bourdaghs considers genres as diverse as boogie-woogie, rockabilly, enka, 1960s rock and roll, 1970s new music, folk, and techno-pop. Reading these forms and their cultural import through music, literary, and cultural theory, he introduces readers to the sensual moods and meanings of modern Japan. As he unpacks the complexities of popular music production and consumption, Bourdaghs interprets Japan as it worked through (or tried to forget) its imperial past. These efforts grew even murkier as Japanese pop migrated to the nation's former colonies. In postwar Japan, pop music both accelerated and protested the commodification of everyday life, challenged and reproduced gender hierarchies, and insisted on the uniqueness of a national culture, even as it participated in an increasingly integrated global marketplace. Each chapter in Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon examines a single genre through a particular theoretical lens: the relation of music to liberation; the influence of cultural mapping on musical appreciation; the role of translation in transmitting musical genres around the globe; the place of noise in music and its relation to historical change; the tenuous connection between ideologies of authenticity and imitation; the link between commercial success and artistic integrity; and the function of melodrama. Bourdaghs concludes with a look at recent Japanese pop music culture.

Contemporary Musical Film

Julian Cope, Japrocksampler: How the Post-war Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock 'n' Roll (London: Bloomsbury, 2007), p. 91. 22. Tom Mes, The Happiness of the Katakuris Commentary (Arrow Video, 2015). 23. Kyle Warner, 'Happiness of the ...


Author: Kevin J. Donnelly

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413145

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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Since the turn of the millennium, films such as Chicago (2002) and Phantom of the Opera (2004) have reinvigorated the popularity of the screen musical. This edited collection, bringing together a number of international scholars, looks closely at the range and scope of contemporary film musicals, from stage adaptations like Mamma Mia! (2008) and Les Miserables (2012), to less conventional works that elide the genre, like Team America: World Police (2004) and Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill (2003/04). Looking at the varying aesthetic function of soundtrack and lyric in films like Disney's wildly popular Frozen (2013) and the Fast and the Furious franchise, or the self-reflexive commentary of the 'post-millennial rock musical', this wide-ranging collection breaks new ground in its study of this multifaceted genre.

Electronic and Experimental Music

Julian Cope and Joji Yuasa, Japrocksampler.com. Available online: www.japrocksampler. com/artists/.../yuasa_joji/ (accessed October 9, 2011). Emmanuelle Loubet, “The Beginnings of Electronic Music in Japan, with a Focus on the NHK ...


Author: Thom Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317410232

Category: Music

Page: 562

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Electronic and Experimental Music: Technology, Music, and Culture provides a comprehensive history of electronic music, covering key composers, genres, and techniques used in analog and digital synthesis. This textbook has been extensively revised with the needs of students and instructors in mind. The reader-friendly style, logical organization, and pedagogical features of the fifth edition allow easy access to key ideas, milestones, and concepts. New to this edition: • A companion website, featuring key examples of electronic music, both historical and contemporary. • Listening Guides providing a moment-by-moment annotated exploration of key works of electronic music. • A new chapter—Contemporary Practices in Composing Electronic Music. • Updated presentation of classic electronic music in the United Kingdom, Italy, Latin America, and Asia, covering the history of electronic music globally. • An expanded discussion of early experiments with jazz and electronic music, and the roots of electronic rock. • Additional accounts of the vastly under-reported contributions of women composers in the field. • More photos, scores, and illustrations throughout. The companion website features a number of student and instructor resources, such as additional Listening Guides, links to streaming audio examples and online video resources, PowerPoint slides, and interactive quizzes.

To Japan with Love

JAPROCKSAMPLER: How the PostWar Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock 'N' Roll by Julian Cope In spite of the decidedly non-PC title, this book is a respectful and detailed discussion of Japanese pop music in the 1960s and '70s.


Author: Celeste Heiter

Publisher: ThingsAsian Press

ISBN: 9781934159057

Category: Travel

Page: 278

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From crawling through Buddha's nose at Todaiji Temple to finding peace in Hiroshima, "To Japan with Love" takes readers along on an eclectic range of experiences, including horseback riding on a Wild West ranch, surfing coastal waters, and snowshoeing a mountain landscape.

Electric Wizards

Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm ( BBC4, 2020). Julian Cope, Japrocksampler (London, 2007), p. 15. Grayson Haver Currin, 'In Search of Les Rallizes Dénudés', 48 www.redbullmusicacademy.com, 8 December 2014. Cope, Japrocksampler, p.


Author: JR Moores

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789144499

Category: Music

Page: 480

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From Black Sabbath to Big Black, a ride through the evolution, diversity, and influence of genre-defying heavy music. It began with the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” It was distilled to its dark essence by Black Sabbath. And it has flourished into a vibrant modern underground, epitomized by Newcastle’s Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. This is the evolution of heavy music, and Electric Wizards is your sonic gazetteer. The voyage is as varied as it is illuminating: from the lysergic blunt trauma of Blue Cheer to the locked grooves of Funkadelic, the aural frightmares of Faust to the tectonic crush of Sleep, alighting on post-punk, industrial, grunge, stoner rock, and numerous other genres along the way. Ranging from household names to obscure cult heroes and heroines, Electric Wizards demonstrates how each successive phase of heavy music was forged by what came before, outlining a rich and eclectic lineage that extends far beyond the usual boundaries of heavy rock or heavy metal. It extols those who did things differently, who introduced something fresh and exciting into this elemental tradition, whether by design, accident, or sheer chance. In doing so, Electric Wizards weaves an entirely new tapestry of heavy music.


Then he returned to music, penning another music book, Japrocksampler, that looked at the seventies freak-rock scene in Japan. Much longer than the slim, breezy Krautrocksampler, Japrocksampler had 142.


Author: Simon Reynolds

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429968583

Category: Music

Page: 496

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One of The Telegraph's Best Music Books 2011 We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of culturalecological catastrophe where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point, and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity—the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism—never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

Western Rock Artists Madame Butterfly and the Allure of Japan

33. Ibid., 90. 34. Ibid., 107. 35. Carolyn S. Stevens, Japanese Popular Music: Culture, Authenticity and Power (London: Routledge, 2008), 53. 36. Julian Cope, JapRockSampler: How the Post-war Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock 'n' Roll ...


Author: Christopher T Keaveney


ISBN: 9781793625267


Page: 284

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Using the framework of Edward Said's Orientalism, this work examines how Western rock and pop artists--particularly during the age of album rock from the 1970s through the 1990s--perpetuated long-held stereotypes of Japan in their direct encounters with the country and in songs and music videos with Japanese content.

The Wire

... GROUP SOUNDS THAN A HEAVIER DEATH FAMILY IN THE FLOWER TRAVELLIN ' BAND Choice items from Julian Cope's record collection Rallizes Denudes Japrocksampler : How The and her first husband , composer Toshi to be sung in Japanese .




ISBN: UCSD:31822034449876

Category: Jazz


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