High Rise Quotes
There were punk-like bands going back to about `75 - stuff like Sanbunnosan, Frankenstein, Bronx. I was still in Aichi then, but I'd read about these bands. They've all become legends now. The original Japanese punk scene lasted about five years, from `75 to `80. These early bands gave birth to a more fully-formed punk scene - that was the Tokyo Rockers scene with Friction, Lizard and S-Ken etc.
I was listening to stuff like The Fugs around `75. When the punk thing happened I was buying a lot of punk records. And of course psychedelic stuff as well. Just around this time the English Radar label was reissuing stuff like Red Crayola and 13th Floor Elevators. That was around `78, I think.
I went to piano lessons. Any time there was an event at school I had to do a piano piece, because I was the only one in the class who could play. I remember hating being forced into that kind of thing.
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