Just received a nice care package in the mail from my new friend and musical correspondent, Hiiragi Fukuda. Some of you may now Hiiragi from his association with ex-Rallizes bassist, Doronco Gumo. He released a great little rock record entitled "Old Punks" a few years back on the Holy Mountain label here in the states.
Anyway, to cut to the chase here, Hiiragi runs a label, Fuyusoubi Music Publishing, that has been releasing great contemporary Japanese music for a few years now (in association with other European and American labels such as Sloow Tapes and Holy Mountain). I've been fortunate enough to do an exchange with him for some of my band's (Sadhu Sadhu) material. Among the CD's I was sent was an onscure live recording from the legendary Les Rallizes Denudes! They of course had a huge impact on our band. As far as I know, no one stateside has had access to this, unless it was received through similar sources.
While I won't post any of Hiiragi's own music (go get it yourself from his label and support independent artists!), I wanted to include a link to this amazing gem of a live album from the legendary Rallizes! A harrowing 2 Disc live record with (relatively) crystal clear sound quality by Rallizes standards (so you can hear every creak and moan of Takashi Mizutani's tortured guitar).
In true Rallizes DIY & bootleg fashion, check it out: Les Rallizes Denudes-Live at Club Citta 2-17-93
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