Hisao Shinagawa

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Hisao Shinagawa (born 1946) is a Japanese-born songwriter and performer who lives in Los Angeles, California.[1] He is probably best known in his adopted home country for the satirical song "More Money, More War", which became an underground hit after the video aired on "Weird Al" Yankovic's Al TV on MTV in 1984.[2]

Director Masahiro Sugano's 1997 short film HISAO documented Shinagawa's daily life.[3] The short was nominated for a several awards, including a Student Academy Award and IFC2000.[4]

In 2008, Pathfinder Pictures will officially release I Want to Destroy America, Peter I. Chang's full-length documentary about Shinagawa's life.[5] The film was previously known as Life in G-Chord[6] and was shown at several film festivals, including the Atlanta Underground Film Festival.[7]


  1. ^ Japanese bio Archived 2008-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "More Money, More War" video on YouTube
  3. ^ Greg Pak's Favs
  4. ^ Future Fellinis, Variety
  5. ^ "Mitch Cullin's bio with doc. reference". Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2008-01-28.
  6. ^ Audience Without A Box Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ 2006 AUFF

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