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Petrified Forest 1973
MPM helped score the Masahiro Shinoda movie "Forest of Fossils" better known as 'Petrified Forest' released in 1973. This bizarre love and murder Japan style movie is interesting but not essential. It is available on DVD in the Shinoda Toho Collection with good English subtitles - Region 2, NTSC. (note: You wouldn't recognise the score as MPM)
Posted by MC, Sep 04, 2007
Air - Image
Air Yuji Imamura as he is now.
Posted by choan, Sep 04, 2007
Posted by choan, Sep 04, 2007
Posted by choan, Sep 04, 2007
Itsutsu No Akai Fusen - Artist Information
Discography
The group have a fairly extensive discography:

ITSUTSU NO AKAI FUSEN (URC, 1969)
OTOGIBANASHI (URC, 1969)
MIKO OLK DASSHUTU KEIKAKU (URC, 1970)
ITSUTSU NO AKAI FUSEN IN CONCERT (URC, 1970)
FOLK ALBUM DAI ISSHU (VICTOR, 1971)
FOLK ALBUM DAI NI SHU (VICTOR, 1971)
SOLO ALBUM (VICTOR, 1971)
MONUMENT [COMPILATION] (URC, 1972)
BOKU WA ARENO NI HITORI IRU (URC, 1972)
GAME OWARI (URC, 1972)
IN USA (VICTOR, 1972)
LAST ALBUM (VICTOR, 1972)
Posted by choan, Sep 04, 2007
3/3 - Artist Information
Post 3/3
After 3/3 split up Reck and Chiko Hige went to New York, where they played briefly with the Teenage Jesus & the Jerks and the Contortions. After their return to Japan in early 1978, they formed punk/no-wave legends Friction.

Hiroshi Hige also had sterling punk credentials, forming the group Mirrors and Japan's first punk independent label Gozira Records.
Posted by choan, Sep 04, 2007
Posted by choan, Sep 04, 2007
Nishiokai Takashi - Artist Information
Name, discography
This should be spelled Nishioka Takashi (and if you're keeping to Western name orders, Takashi Nishioka - whom there is already an entry for).

He was the leader of Itsutsu no Akai Fusen, before going solo. His first solo album was indeed released in 1973 - Manin no ki (URC). But he's gone to release at least a dozen others since then, mostly on Victor.
Posted by choan, Sep 04, 2007
Fushitsusha - Artist Information
Fushitsusha history
There is plenty of live tape documentation of Fushitsusha from at least as early as 1979 (plus rehearsal sessions from 1978), primarily at the Minor venue. This poster of a 1981 festival lists Fushitsusha on August 27.
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Gulf/1980/f7days.html

I'm not sure about the bit about being ostracised from Japanese rock society either, since Haino's first group Lost Aaraaff appear on festival bills with Rallizes etc up to 1974.
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007
Speed, Glue & Shinki Masayoshi Kabe, Joey Smith, and Shinki Chen preparing for the show. (unknown)
Posted by scarlet, Sep 03, 2007