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Fujio Yamagauchi

This former Group Sounds star lead guitarist had his career scuppered when, at the turn of the 1970s, he had the misfortune to meet and form a group with one Chahbo, who could neither sing nor write songs. As two-fifths of the rock band Murahatchibu, the two became infamous as the druggiest and most under-achieving pair since late first period Aerosmith. Unlike Perry and Tyler, however, these two never even released a full LP.

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  • HIMATSUBUSHI (Electric, 1974)

Posted by choan, Sep 08, 2007
Fujio Yamaguchi has passed away
On August 14th 2013, Fujio Yamaguchi (ex-DYNAMITES, ex-MURAHACHIBU) passed away. He was 64 years old.
A memorial show was recently held by former DYNAMITES friends. [LINK]
Posted by judan-maiku, Oct 07, 2013
wrong cover art given for Himatsubushi
The cover art given above is NOT from the album Himatusbushi, unless it's some rare alternate cover. I'd like to know what it is from, because it's still pretty cool artwork.
Posted by achuma, Nov 07, 2007
cover art
You're right in that it's not the cover art from the original 1974 release, which had a cartoony dude with a guitar.

But this was the artwork used on the Chop and Vivid CD editions available in the late 80s and 90s.

The recent Good Lovin' edition reinstates the original artwork and can be seen here (about halfway down the page, just below Teardrops - Deluxe Edition).

Posted by choan, Nov 07, 2007
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