Les Rallizes Dénudés
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Les Rallizes Dénudés
|Also known as||裸のラリーズ|
|Years active||1967–1988, 1993-1996|
|Associated acts||Fujio Yamaguchi, Taj Mahal Travellers, Acid Seven, Masato Minami, Arthur Doyle, Shizuka, Suishou no Fune|
|Past members||Takashi Mizutani|
Les Rallizes Dénudés (裸のラリーズ, Hadaka no Rariizu) were a Japanese rock band formed in 1967 at Kyoto's Doshisha University. They were initially active between 1967 and 1988, and then again briefly between 1993 and 1996 before permanently disbanding. The band's name comes from a corruption of French: valises dénudées (naked suitcases) (literal translation) which was derived from a fake French slang invented with the theatrical group Gendai Gekijo. The band's style is typified by simple, repetitious instrumental passages, shrieking, cacophonous guitar feedback and folk arrangement. Their discography is made up mostly of live bootlegs, soundboard archives and even a few rare aborted studio recording attempts as they have never officially released any of their own material, although there are archive releases on independent labels such as Univive, Rivista, Phoenix and Bamboo.
Very little is known about the band's frontman Takashi Mizutani, aside from his supposed ties to the Japanese Red Army and involvement early on in theater at Doshisha University. The last public appearances of Takashi Mizutani were two live performances in 1997 with jazz saxophonist Arthur Doyle and drummer Sabu Toyozumi. It is unknown what his current whereabouts are, but he is confirmed to still be alive, given that Makoto Kubota (fellow 60s musician and former member of the band) revealed that he had spoken with Mizutani in summer 2020.
|1991||Mizutani / Les Rallizes Dénudés||Rivista Inc.||1973, 1970||With Mizutani|
|'67-'69 Studio Et Live||1967-1969|
|2002||Heavier Than a Death in the Family||1977-03-12, 1973|
|2004||Rallizes House Session At Fussa||Dead Flower||1975-04-01||With Yellow|
|Mars Studio 1980||Univive||1980-09, 1973|
|Laid Down '76||1977-1975|
|2006||Cradle Saloon '78||1978-11-01|
|One More Night Tripper||1980|
|Great White Wonder||1977, 1975-1974|
|Laid Down '76 Again||1976-07-22|
|Double Heads September||1980-09-11|
|End Of Heavy Groove||1976-07-30|
|2007||Cable Hogue Soundtrack||1992|
|2008||Great White Wonder「1977 Live & Rare」||1977|
|Critical Trip||1987, 1974|
|Wild Trip In The West||1983|
|2009||Double Heads Extra||1980-11-07|
|Tripical Midbooster - Winter 1981-1982||1982-1981|
|2010||Back To Black Mandara||1975, 1973|
|2012||Disaster Sources Encyclopedia Of Rallizes Vol. 2||1993, 1983-1982, 1977|
|Collectors Box 「10枚組CDコレクターズボックス」||1985-1982, 1980, 1974, 1972|
|Ignuitas Box 「10枚組限定CD+DVDボックス」||1994, 1983, 1979, 1976-1975, 1973, 1970|
|渋谷屋根裏 1980/10/29 Vol.1||Youth Inc.||1980-10-29|
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