Saturday, May 13, 2006

DMBQ-The Essential Sounds From The Far East(2005 Japan Underground Rock)

Excellent stuff! for people who love Les Rellizes Denudes and other heavy music


No discussion of Tokyo underground scene would be complete without mentioning DMBQ. They are the missing link between the much-divided Japanese Noise/Alternative music and garage rock scene.
Their Hard Rock/Psychedelic-based music, infused with elements of Noise and Free Improvisation, still unleashes an unstoppable power to embrace the whole spectrum of underground music.

DMBQ was formed around 1988 in Sapporo. By 1990, the band relocated to Tokyo and engaged in genreless activities, with Guitar Wolf,Boredoms and their family, Buffalo Daughter, Merzbow, and Violent Onsen Geisha,etc...
Their sound, which was a complete deviation from the trend at the time, stood out in the local music scene and the band began to garner respect, especially from musicians. They released their first album in 1995 and were soon attracting more and more followers. The band continued to release albums on a regular basis and in 1999, they moved to a major label, Parco/Columbia. In 2001, after 3 albums, they released a remix album"Resonated” featuring old friends Buffalo Daughter, EYE (Boredoms), etc. The following year, they signed a new record deal with Avex Trax, the Japanese biggest major record label. They have released 2 albums since then. DMBQ has also performed with many overseas artists, sharing the stage at major rock festivals such as Fuji Rock Festival and Summer Sonic. They have toured the country supporting the likes of J.S.B.X., Fugazi, AxCx, Mudhoney, The Dirtbombs, Bob Log III, and 20 miles, etc.

Masuko is a well-known music/subculture writer. He has regular columns in several magazines.

Review 1:http://www.etymosophy.com/unsung/review/1350
Review 2:http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/2487
Live photo's:http://billtmiller.com/dmbq/
Short Live Video:http://billtmiller.com/dmbq/dmbq_video.htm
Bigger Bio:http://www.dustedmagazine.com/features/161
Official Site:http://www.dmbq.net

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8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you - this is very interesting. You post some great stuff and I enjoy it very much!

You mentioned Eve from Speed Glue & Shinki was going to be posted in the text for their second album, but I can not see it. Am I looking in the wrong place?

Thanks!

9:00 PM  
Blogger Dirk said...

sorry i forgot that

it will be up tomorow

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for being so nice to post Eve for me!

I love these amazing rare treats that you give us. I hope you do not mind that I ask but perhaps also you have some Juan de la Cruz, Dug Dugs and maybe Q65 or other great bands from your own country?

Psych on!

+Pietro

10:58 PM  
Blogger mayohumbert said...

Very nice, again!
And now that you've mentioned it, a Violent Onsen Geisha post wouldbe keen.
Thanks and a thousand paper cranes...

11:58 PM  
Blogger mayohumbert said...

Very nice, again!
And now that you've mentioned it, a Violent Onsen Geisha post wouldbe keen.
Thanks and a thousand paper cranes...

12:01 AM  
Blogger mayohumbert said...

Very nice, again!
And now that you've mentioned it, a Violent Onsen Geisha post wouldbe keen.
Thanks and a thousand paper cranes...

3:08 AM  
Blogger Dirk said...

i dont have any Violent Onsen Geisha

i took the bio straight from the dmbq website

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have most of this Japanese rock, and it is really great stuff! Was wondering if you might have something I have been looking for for quite some time...
J.A.Caesar / Sintokumaru ~Tenjyosajiki

TIA!

7:51 PM  

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