|September 3, 2007|
Japrocksampler: How the Post-war Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock 'n' Roll, was written by author and musician Julian Cope and published by Bloomsbury on September 3, 2007. This 304-page hardcover book is a companion piece to his 1995 book on Krautrock, Krautrocksampler, and covers in extensive detail the post-war democratizing and westernizing of Japan, plus a detailed 28-page analysis of the experimental music scene from 1951-69. The unusual relationship between Japanese experimental theatre and rock music is carefully explained in the 14-page essay 'J.A. Caesar and the Radical Theatre Music of Japan'. There are also detailed biographies of the bands Taj Mahal Travellers, Flower Travellin' Band, Les Rallizes Denudes, Far East Family Band and Speed, Glue & Shinki.
- Krautrocksampler, a similar book by the same author about the German rock scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s.