Japrocksampler

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Japrocksampler
Japrocksampler.jpg
Cover of Japrocksampler, utilizing the cover art of the Flower Travellin' Band album Anywhere.[1]
Author Julian Cope
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Japanese rock
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date
3 September 2007
Media type Hardback
Pages 288 pp
ISBN 0-7475-8945-3
OCLC 144596369

Japrocksampler: How the Post-war Japanese Blew Their Minds on Rock 'n' Roll is a book written by author and musician Julian Cope and published by Bloomsbury on 3 September 2007.

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The 304-page hardcover book is a companion piece to Cope's 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.

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