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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
CD reissue
Challenge! is due to be reissued by Columbia Music Entertainment on September 19 in Japan. [LINK]
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007
Discography
And of course, their side of the Oz Days Live 2LP, released in 1973.
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007
Kazuki Tomokawa - Artist Information
Discography
I'd recommend that you remove Sora no Sakana, since it didn't come out until 1999. Tomokawa's early discography:

YATTO ICHIMAIME (1975)
NIKUSEI (1976)
SENBAZURU O KUCHI NI KUWAETA HIBI (1977)
ORE NO NAKA DE NARIYAMANAI MONO (1978)
INU: AKITA CONCERT LIVE (1979)
UMI SHIZUKA, TAMASHII WA YAMI (1981)

The first three have just been reissued on Showboat, the 4th and 5th (i.e. Ore no naka, Inu) on Super Fuji Discs.
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007