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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/23/17! Japanese Garage Bands and Amyl & the Sniffers!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 23, 2017! And it’s almost Halloween! Who cares? Well, I don’t know the answer to that question, but you won’t see me poo-pooing the spirit, so today I have some of my favorite bands from Japan and my favorite new band together in a special Halloween Mix!

First up, are a bunch of delinquents from Japan in a “Trash Crazy” band named Ed Woods. These guys have been around since 1999 making their own brand of crazy fucking rock n roll. Their names are: Billy Trash, Jhonny Trash (sic) and Jet Trash. Their story goes like this: “(Ed Woods is) B-Movie, Rock`n`Roll & TV Game Or Die !! They are ”ED WOODS”. Link Wray is their father. Ed Wood is their Grandfather. Divine is their Mom. Big Foot is their Pet. Thank you!!”

I played these guys on the radio yesterday and the reaction was immediate: the guys in the studio and the listeners loved it. The station management told us to “turn that shit off!” OK… Look, these guys are in Japan so they can make a crazy assed video like this. Be forewarned. This is truly a Halloween Rock n Roll Nightmare! Long live Ed Woods! These guys don’t fuck around!

Of course, they have a Facebook page. Like it or die. https://www.facebook.com/trash.crazy.edwoods/

4) ED WOODS – Wild Crew Rules:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n54DE4EmGxQ

At #3 for the Halloween special are this year’s #1 export from Down Under: Amyl & The Sniffers. They have tons of cool tracks at their Bandcamp page: https://amylandthesniffers.bandcamp.com/

Yesterday, on my regular radio show, I played, “She’s not a loser” when the song stopped I screamed into the microphone. “What a freaking great song! One. More. Time!” and we played “She’s not a loser” again – twice in a row. The listeners loved it! Well, today, we have something hot off the presses from their stylish label name “Pissfart Records.” This band is going places folks! Amyl and the Sniffers are gonna be huge!

Here’s their FB page. Go “Like” it. https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/

3) Amyl & The Sniffers – Balaclava Lover Boogie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tA0nEEMUz-g

Actually, folks, today’s #4 track, #2 track and #1 track are bands that are featured on the new Kaminari (Thunder) compilation of Japanese Garage Monsters.

KAMINARI VOL. 2
19 More Japanese Garage Monsters LP/CD (On sale on Amazon 10/27/17!: http://amzn.to/2xZ0DPm)

KAMINARI VOL. 2
19 More Japanese Garage Monsters

This monster compilation is described as: “Since the long sold out Kaminari Vol. 1 compilation, we spent almost two years trekking through the mountains and bamboo forests, to bring you 19 entirely different breeds of monster. If you thought the first Kaminari album was vicious, you better brace yourself because Vol.2 is just plain killer!”

So, at #2 is a band named Lulufin the Woo Hoo. These are four girls from Osaka and they describe themselves as “Girl Surf Instro.” This band is cool. Actually, I’ve wanted a recording from these ladies for a long time and thanks to the folks at Kaminari Vol. 2, I got them!

They’ve got a great Facebook page too: https://www.facebook.com/lulufinthewoohoo/

#2) Lulufin the Woo Hoo – Jellyfish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFWsF4qjvBI

At #1 are one of Japan’s best garage bands: the Routes! The Routes are not strangers to this countdown as they have been on it MANY times in the past! World Famous DJ, Rodney Bingenheimer, has been playing the Routes just about every show since lat year. That’s how much he digs this hot band – from Japan! The Routes have some new hot wax coming out in November and this is the first single from The Routes’ next record, “Dirty Needles and Pins” which will be out November 17 from NYC’s Greenway Records!

The Routes have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theroutes/

#1) The Routes – Somebody’s Child https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxixtQY3Hmg&feature=youtu.be

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight artists are the main band that appears on the soundtrack of  “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.”  They are the Neatbeats! The Neatbeats are easy to understand for a foreign audience. They are the Japanese Beatles. But this is no crap cover band. No siree! The Neatbeats are one of the best, and most entertaining bands I have ever seen in my life and I have seen LOTS and LOTS of bands.

Of course, the Neatbeats have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/theneatbeats/

Spotlight Artist!  The NEATBEATS – Snakey Baby https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1L3leqBg-8

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The movie is now on a Road Show in Japan and at a theater near you. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-101417-femme-krawall-ger-neatbeats-jpn-fazerdaze-pale-waves/

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

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Top 3 Indies Videos 10/14/17! Femme Krawall (Ger.), Neatbeats (Jpn), Fazerdaze, Pale Waves!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Oct. 14, 2017!

First up, are a band that hit #1 on the Wassuprockerradio charts this week and made me go, “What the heck????” You know if Wassup Rocker Radio gives a stamp of approval then that band is hot shit! (Here’s Wassup Rocker Radio’s FB page, go “Like” it: https://www.facebook.com/wassuprockerradio/) The band is from Berlin, Germany and their name is Femme Krawall. Femme Krawall calls themselves (herself?) a “garagen-riot-grrl-surf-punk band.”  There’s something perculiar about this band and I invite you to go take a look at the banner at the top of their Facebook page. Oh, and “Like” it while you are there. https://www.facebook.com/femmekrawall/

#3) Femme Krawall – Hysterie  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bT8hKVhla3M

At #2 is Fazerdaze and this is their third time on our charts. Fazerdaze is a “Girl in bedroom on guitar” according to their bio and they just completed a short two days of shows in Tokyo. Today’s track is the official music video for “Take It Slow” off their album, Morningside. Here’s Fazerdaze’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fazerdazemusic/

#2) FAZERDAZE / Take it slow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cjpAz5iUnA

This week’s #1 is a band that we’ve been playing a lot of on my Sunday morning music show: WTF? on InterFM 897. Please come Like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WhattheFunday76.1/

The band is Pale Waves from Manchester in the UK and they are currently on a UK tour. If you wanna read more, here’s an interview with lead vocalist Heather. Oh, and here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/palewaves

#1) Pale Waves – There’s A Honey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfPZ6hukcw8

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Next up is a real diamond in the rough. It is a video by Mario Cuzic who, with co-hort Bryce “Bee Bee” Clarke, made the legendary and seminal film about the Japanese Garage scene called, “Garage Rockin’ Craze.” It’s awesome! But shit! Don’t believe me. Here’s the trailer for that hot flick right here. You be the judge!

Garage Rockin’ Craze Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAjn-QlS6cw

Anyway, I find out earlier today (from a little birdie) that said, Mario Cuzic, actually made a video of the Neatbeats! The Neatbeats star in the currently running movie, Ghostroads. Check it when you can!

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! The Neatbeats – Can’t Judge a Book By the Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG7dbVJ4CjE

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story world premiered in London on Sept. 25 and was completely SOLD OUT! The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Indies Videos 10/08/17! Crazy Squeeze, Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい), The Beverleys!
robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-100817/

Top 3 Videos 9/30/17! The Neatbeats (Jpn!), Lola Pistola, The Jacques, MeMe Detroit! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-92317-the-neatbeats-jpn-lola-pistola-the-jacques-meme-detroit/

Top 3 Videos 9/16/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Cambodian Space Project, Mackshow (Jpn), Shame! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-91617-amyl-the-sniffers-cambodian-space-project-mackshow-jpn-shame/

Top 3 Videos 9/9/17! The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn), Lisa Mychols, The Sold! & Bones!, Ya Freshness! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-the-50-kaitenz-jpn-lisa-mychols-the-sold-and-bones-ya-freshness/

Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-9217-twinkles-neatbeats-peter118-mr-diagonal/

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

MORE TOP 3 VIDEOS SEARCH: http://robot55.jp/?s=Top+3+videos

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Top 3 Videos 9/2/17! Twinkles, Neatbeats, Peter118, Mr. Diagonal!

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of Sept 3, 2017! And, folks, I have some REALLY great stuff for you today. Especially this week’s #1. I promise that you will really love or hate this stuff. DISCLAIMER: To all my CIA or MI5 readers: I just write these countdowns & stuff, OK? I do not make these songs or videos. Oh and, I do not know where these people live either so please do not come looking for me. I know nothing! Nothing!

First up are the Twinkles and their newest hit song! The Twinkles are from Italy! Their bio says: “The Twinkles are a nice melodic ’77 punk band from Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. Behind the lyrics and the music is frontman Nick Mess who keeps the image and the style of ’77 punk still alive. A lot of fans already know their songs after many successful gigs all over Europe. Their songs are inspired by the likes of the Ramones, so there is just no way to NOT love them.”

Of course they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thetwinkles/

#3) The Twinkles – I Don’t Wanna Wake No More All Alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lex0co4ZVI

At #2 is the newest from Stoke-on-Trent in the UK, Peter118! Peter118 is a punk band that brings a positive message. Today track was just released on August 31 and it is available on the ‘In Stereo’ EP split with No Lost Cause.

This is at least the 3rd time for Peter118 to be on the charts with us ($th or 5th time?)… Of course, Peter118 has a Facebook page. Go check it! https://www.facebook.com/Peter118UK/

#2) Peter118 – ‘Wasting’   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GodBzuR9T-A

At this week’s #1 is a fantastic song and video by my former friends, Mr. Diagonal and Ken. Now, normally, if these guys made a video without me, I’d be upset… But not this time…. Today’s number one video is truly an amazing artistic statement and, frankly speaking, takes a lot of guts. I think the Powers That Be usually eliminate people for making stuff like this… So, well, it’s been nice knowing you guys… Before you are “disappeared” I thought I’d honor you by placing this excellent and disturbing video at this week’s #1. It’s Mr. Diagonal and the song is called “Diana.”

Of course, Mr. Diagonal has a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mrdiagonal/

#1) Mr. Diagonal / Diana  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWLXBerL4yw

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight are a band that I consider to be Japan’s best Beat Band. They are known as the Neatbeats! I am dead serious when I say that the Neatbeats are the most fun and entertaining concert I have ever seen in my life and I’ve seen a lot of concerts. They are starring in Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. They are the Neatbeats!

I love the Neatbeats. With Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story, the Neatbeats are destined to become one of Japan’s most famous bands of all time. If you get a chance to see these guys, you HAVE to go. Oh! And the hot girl in the video? That’s Mina Shirakawa who also stars in “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story.” (Please go “Like” the Ghostroads FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/)

Here’s the Neatbeats Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theneatbeats/

Spotlight Artist!  The NEATBEATS – Snakey Baby   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1L3leqBg-8

And speaking of Ghostroads! Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. AND we’ve been selected by Raindance Film Festival in London. Raindance has been ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Prestigious Film Festivals in the World.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story will world premiere in London on Sept. 25 and once again on Sept. 28 at Vue West End (Leicester Square) (3 Cranbourn Street, WC2H 7 London, United Kingdom) Tickets are available here: https://raindance.ticketsolve.com/shows/873578421 

The Japan premiere is Sept 30, 2017. You can find details here:  https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost/

日本語の情報は:http://ghostroads.jp/

The Japanese trailer just came out! (It has English subtitles!) Check it! Oh, and we have a really cool webpage: http://ghostroads.jp/

That’s all for today! See you next week when we return to the Top 3 Indies Artist Videos Countdown. See ya! – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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About Mike in Tokyo Rogers: Mike has been a professional music/TV/radio/anime-related program producer in Japan since the eighties. He began in the music business in 1977 as lead vocalist with the legendary Los Angeles Punk Band, “The Rotters” (Sit on My Face Stevie Nix.). As a university student, he was assistant to the legendary Rodney Bingenheimer (Rodney on the ROQ – KROQ Los Angeles from 1980 ~ 1981.) Mike was the first and only foreigner in Japanese history to become the General Manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station (TV Tokyo owned InterFM). Has produced a few smash hit programs (some real losers, too!) and several of Tokyo’s highest rated and most famous radio programs. A recent hit program was “The TV Show” (Set Program with “Ninja Slayer”) which, between April – Oct. 2015, garnered over 10 million viewers.  He is currently producing and hosting “WTF?” the hugely popular Sunday live show on InterFM 89.7 . And his life’s dream is his just completed full-length motion picture, “Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story”which will be released by a major Japanese motion picture company and in theaters all across Japan in Autumn 2017.

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Japanese Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxwJ4AfzOwM&t

Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock and Roll Ghost Story Foreign trailer: https://vimeo.com/210533272)

… Oh, and he likes to write about himself in the third person!)

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK:

Top 3 Videos 8/25/17! The Neatbeats, Darts, Estrons, Honeychain, Creepshow, Homeless Gospel Choir! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-82517-the-neatbeats-darts-estrons-honeychain-creepshow-homeless-gospel-choir/

Top 3 Videos 8/18/17! Amyl & the Sniffers, Aimee Lay, Holy Moly & The Crackers, The Soap (Jpn) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81817-amyl-the-sniffers-aimee-lay-holy-moly-the-crackers-the-soap-jpn/

Top 3 Videos 8/11/17! Amyl & The Sniffers, Spam69 (Jpn!), Draggs, Cosmic Psychos! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-81117-amyl-the-sniffers-spam69-jpn–draggs-cosmic-psychos/

Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-8517-kilo-tango-cat-lundy-amyl-the-sniffers-lucy-gucy-the-50-kaitenz-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos August 2, 2017! The Twinkles, The Shanghais, Daisy House, Thee 50s Highteens (Jpn)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-august-2-2017-the-twinkles-the-shanghais-daisy-house-thee-50s-highteens–jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/29/17! Fiona Silver, Sloan Peterson, Shitkid, Shit Girlfriend! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-72217-starcrawler–tacocat-polo-pan-daisuke-takase-jpn/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/16/17! Bombón, Dubmatix King, The Van T’s, N’shukugawa Boys (Japan) robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-71617-bombon-dubmatix-king-the-van-ts-nshukugawa-boys-japan/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/9/17! Pats Pats (Jpn), Pale Lips, Flemmings & Peeling! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7917-pats-pats-jpn-pale-lips-flemmings-peeling/

Top 3 Indies Videos 7/1/17! Vile Assembly, Wolf Girl, Taffy (Jpn), Mutation, The Darling Buds, Bonsai Kitten! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-7117-vile-assembly-wolf-girl-taffy-jpn-mutation-the-darling-buds-bonsai-kitten/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/25/17! The Shit! The Goggles (Jpn)! The Bopp! Ice Cold Slush! http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-62517-the-shit-the-goggles-jpn-the-bopp-ice-cold-slush/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/18/17! Molly & The Krells, Shirley Holmes, JinnyOops (Jpn), Blood People! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61817-molly-the-krells-shirley-holmes-jinnyoops-jpn-blood-people/
Top 3 Indies Videos 6/11/17! The Fontaines, Beck Black, Taffy (Japan) The Beverleys! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-61117-the-fontaines-beck-black-taffy-japan-the-beverleys/

Top 3 Indies Videos 6/4/17! Bobby’s Bar (Japan), Trash Templars, Peeling, Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-6417-bobbys-bar-japan-trash-templars-peeling-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/28/17! The Atomics, Fiona Silver, Plastic Girl in Closet (Japan), Blaire Alise & the Bombshells! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52817-the-atomics-fiona-silver-plastic-girl-in-closet-japan-blaire-alise-the-bombshells/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/21/17! Moja (Japan), Baby Shakes, Sloan Peterson, Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-52117-moja-japan-baby-shakes-sloan-peterson-jessica-hernandez-the-deltas/

Top 3 Indies Videos 5/14/17! Blaire Alise & the Bombshells, Lisa Mychols, Pats Pats (Japan), Single By Sunday http://robot55.jp/blog/top-3-indies-videos-51417-blaire-alise-the-bombshells-lisa-mychols-pats-pats-japan-single-by-sunday/

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マイクとタロヲの渋谷Milkywayの新年会 2016年1月20日(水)開催決定!

it’s the 2016 New Year’s Party of the Year! (Does that make sense?) The Neatbeats, the 50 Kaitenz and the Privates! Japan’s best underground Rock n roll bands! Click the link below (in blue) to get a free ticket!

マイクとタロヲの渋谷Milkywayの新年会 2016年1月20日(水)開催決定!

Featuring! The Neatbeats, The 50 Kaitenz, The Privates!

参加希望の方は(限定200名)入場料 (1 Drink@door ¥500)

早いもの勝ち!予約希望者→予約:http://bit.ly/1PkdMck


*この日は映画の撮影もあり、新年会参加者は全員映画のエキストラになっていただきます。従いましてご応募頂く事で本映画で使用される映像の権利は全て制作のROBOT55合同会社(担当Mike Rogers)が保有することに同意したものとみなします。

渋谷Milkywayの新年会 2016年1月20日(水)開催決定!The Neatbeats, 50 Kaitenz, The Privates! 入場料 (1 Drink@door ¥500)早いもの勝ち!予約希望者→予約:http://bit.ly/1PkdMck
*この日は映画の撮影もあり、新年会参加者は全員映画のエキストラになっていただきます。従いましてご応募頂く事で本映画で使用される映像の権利は全て制作のROBOT55合同会社(担当Mike Rogers)が保有することに同意したものとみなします。

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残すところあと24時間(9月29日2015年に終了!)A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story Crowdfunding Final 24 Hours!

LAST 24 HOURS! A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story Movie! (Ends Sept. 29, 2015)

いよいよクラウドファンディングも残すところあと24時間!(9月29日2015年に終了!)

皆様のご協力のお陰で早い段階で目標額は達成しましたが、目標額はあくまでもクラウドファンディングで皆様に送るリターン・アイテムの制作費・郵送費をカバーして赤字にならないという文字どおり最低限の数字。映画製作の為にはまだまだ資金は必要です!

This is our crowdfunding last 24 hours. Thanks to all who have supported. To any others, this is our last chance!

今日9月28日(月)は最後の24時間。参加してくれました方、ありがとうございました。。。まだ参加していない人はLAST CHANCE! よろしくおねがいします!Let’s Rock N Roll!

ココです (check the page here): https://www.makuake.com/project/rock

トレイラー(See the Trailer here): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q89eCEd6T14

ビデオ編集格安、ビデオ撮影格安、動画制作東京、格安ビデオ制作, 格安, ロボット・ゴー・ゴー

 

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At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

ROBOT55 はビジネス、商業、製品紹介動画の制作のみならず、アートや音楽の映像も創っております。ビジネス動画においてはウェブ動画時代の到来に合わせ、お求めや すい¥70,000という格安価格より承ります。ご予算に応じて皆様にご満足のいく高品質動画を制作致します。勿論インディー・バンド向けPV制作も行っ ております。よ!
コチラよりお気軽にお問い合わせ下さいませ♬

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残すところあと8日!A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story Crowdfunding Final 8 Days!

いよいよクラウドファンディングも残すところあと9日!

皆様のご協力のお陰で早い段階で目標額は達成しましたが、目標額はあくまでもクラウドファンディングで皆様に送るリターン・アイテムの制作費・郵送費をカバーして赤字にならないという文字どおり最低限の数字。映画製作の為にはまだまだ資金は必要です!

Our Crowdfunding campaign for A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story is now down to our last 9 days. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped so far. There’s still a little bit of time, and we need all the help we can get.

Here is the English information page: https://www.makuake.com/en/project/rock/

 

このキャンペーンは2015年9月29日で終了!

もしまだプロジェクトに参加されていない方は是非お早めにお願いします!

Let’s rock and roll! Continue Reading…

日本におけるクラウドファンディング、そしてJapanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Storyについて

(English version of this post here: You Have to Have Punk Spirit! Notes on Crowdfunding in Japan and A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story (robot55.jp/blog/notes-on-crowdfunding-in-japan-and-a-japanese-rock-n-roll-ghost-story/)

多くの方がご存知の通り、ROBOT55では去る6月25日よりJapanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Storyという映画制作の為のクラウドファンディングを展開中です。

このキャンペーンもいよいよ残すところ一ヶ月を切りましたので、その内情をここで皆様に少しお伝えすると同時に、お陰様で色々なノウハウを蓄積する事が出来ましたので、この場を借りて皆様とその幾つかを共有したいと思います。

現在制作準備中のJapanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Storyの予告編やメッセージ動画はこちらのクラウドファンディングのページでご覧になれます。

Continue Reading…

You Have to Have a Punk Spirit! Notes on Crowdfunding in Japan and A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story

I started a Crowdfunding campaign in Japan on June 25, 2015. It is still going on. The campaign ends on Sept. 26, 2015. These are notes on my thoughts on what’s going on with this. I hope, if you are thinking about Crowdfunding, you can read this and, perhaps, learn a few things and it will benefit your efforts.

In my case, we are making a Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story movie. The trailer is at the bottom of this page or you can view it at the top of the Crowdfunding page here (the trailer has English subtitles): https://www.makuake.com/project/rock

When I started this project, I decided to try to get funding from some big companies. It’s impossible to make a professional quality movie without a lot of money so, over a span of about 2 1/2 months from March 2015 to Late May 2015, I went to several big music companies. The reaction from the presidents of companies I met was very warm and positive. Everyone knows that, since the  Tokyo Olympics are coming to Japan in 2020, there is a golden opportunity to show the world the spirit of real Japanese Rock and Roll and not the J-Pop girls and boy bands that all the major labels try in vain to promote overseas. Three of the major companies offered me a lot of money. But there was a catch; the artists I started this project with – my team – would be replaced by pop artists.

I can’t do that. For one, the Neatbeats, the Privates and the 50 Kaitenz are my favorite Japanese rock bands. For two, they are my friends and my team (and one does not betray their friends and team!), and; third, this is a rock and roll movie. I think that the spirit, the music and the love of rock and roll that these bands encompass, can be extremely popular overseas.

I really do believe that. I believe in these bands.

Finally, the last reason, I am an old punk rocker at heart and I have come to the conclusion that, in my life, I will never achieve major, mainstream success. This was a sad realization for me, but it is true. When my old and dear friend, Taro Furukawa said this to me, it was like an arrow through my heart, but I also knew that, deep down in my heart, he is right and it is true.

So, I decided to not accept money from big companies and do this movie as an indie movie. Is it impossible? Sometimes I think so, but I must continue and push forward no matter what. But, during this time, Nobuhara san from the Privates said something to me that was really wonderful. He said, “We don’t need lots of money. We just need a punk spirit!” That was like a light going off in my head!

So I decided to go get a Crowdfunding partner. I went to Cyber Agent and met the president of Crowdfunding for that company. I presented the idea for the movie to him and he and his staff loved it. So we started the campaign on June 25, 2015. I wanted to do a 4 or 6 week campaign; it was at the advice of the Crowdfunding company to make the campaign three months (which is way too long!)

Also, as a producer, it is my duty to make the best movie we can possibly make; I went out and got other professional people to help me. Everyone is doing this project as a volunteer and I am most grateful to everyone. Yet, it is my duty to make this the biggest happening and most successful movie that I can possibly make.

That also means I have a duty to try to get as much money as possible and to pay all my people and team.

About the money and the volunteers; thanks so much. I am trying to make this a hit movie (as much as possible) and to make it into a profitable movie. That means, that even if you volunteered to help us, if we make money, then I must make every effort to at least pay you for your time or, at least, train fare!

So, please understand why I am so “pushy” on Facebook, email and Twitter. I don’t want to push so hard, but it is my duty to all the bands and volunteers and everyone who is helping us. A successful movie, like any project, is made by preparation. This effort (and Facebook, Twitter, etc.) is a part of that effort. Like I said, I don’t want to bother everyone constantly, but it is my duty and everyone deserves my best effort.

I’m sorry if you think, “Mike is so persistent!” But I also hope you understand why and know that I don’t want to be so… It is a part of the job and my duty, to our bands, friends and volunteer, as a movie producer.

Anyway, about Crowdfunding, here are things I learned:

  1. You can’t really depend on the Crowdfunding companies to do any promotion for you. You have to do it yourself.
  2. The Crowdfunding companies all take about a 20% margin. Make sure that the company you choose includes credit card charges in that 20% margin.
  3. Our project is an “International Project.” I recruited a famous producer to help me. He has won at Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. He has also been nominated for an Academy Award. I brought him in to give us reputation overseas. Big Problem: The Crowdfunding company does not accept LOTS of foreign credit cards. Our campaign lost over ¥500,000 because of this problem. I think it will take a long time for Japanese Crowdfunding companies to arrange foreign credit cards.
  4. The staff at the company I choose seem to be overworked. I can write them an email and sometimes do not get an answer from them for two or three days. That is not acceptable. This is the internet age; I expect an answer with a day. If it is an internet company (which the Crowdfunding company is) then I expect an answer within 2 hours.
  5. Crowdfunding in Japan, as of today, is still a relatively new thing. Lots of people don’t understand it.
  6. There is a Catch 22 in the Crowdfunding. I calculated that I needed ¥5 million yen to make this movie. I expect to get at least 1/2 that money (after paying the Crowdfunding company)… Where will I get the other money? I have to go back and talk to some big companies again…
  7. When our campaign started, I spent at least 6 ~ 8 hours a day, everyday, seven days a week for over three weeks sending out direct Facebook messages, Twitter and direct emails to all my friends and connections (No BCC!). I think that’s why we hit our initial money target within the first 15 days. If you do Crowdfunding, then you had better be prepared to do this same effort. Everyone will get sick of hearing from you, but you have a duty to the other people who are helping you.

In early August, I saw a message on Twitter from girl that said, “On Facebook and Twitter, everything is ‘Mike.'” She wasn’t mad, but I took that as a message that people were getting sick of hearing about it. So I toned it down and basically did zero promotion during that month. Now that we are in our last few weeks, I have to start promoting again.

Even if it kills me, we’re going to make this movie and it is going to be one the great memories of our lives for 2015 ~2016.

Please forgive me for being so persistent. It is the bed I made, so now I must lay down it it. Thanks so much for your time and most kind consideration.

In life I think you have to have punk spirit and you have to be persistent as hell!

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At Robot55 we make video productions for businesses and services and products, but we also pride ourselves on making videos for art and music. Our starting price is ¥70,000 and we are sure we can work out something that fits your budget. Oh, and we love making band videos too! Contact us! contact@robot55.jp

ROBOT55 はビジネス、商業、製品紹介動画の制作のみならず、アートや音楽の映像も創っております。ビジネス動画においてはウェブ動画時代の到来に合わせ、お求めや すい¥70,000という格安価格より承ります。ご予算に応じて皆様にご満足のいく高品質動画を制作致します。勿論インディー・バンド向けPV制作も行っ ております。よ!
コチラよりお気軽にお問い合わせ下さいませ♬

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A Japanese Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost Storyがまたまた取り上げられました。よ!

皆様こにゃにゃちわ!ROBOT55(ロボット・ゴー・ゴー)也!

ROBOT55も制作に深〜く関わらせて頂いておりまする『日本初!ロックンロール・ホラー・ムーヴィー』クラウド・ファンディング!

『渡る世間に鬼はなし』お陰様でとりあえず目標額も達成致しました!

が、世知辛いこの浮世、あくまで「必要最低限」の額でございまする。従いまして….

集金は続く〜よ〜ど〜こま〜で〜も〜♬

引き続きご贔屓の程、どうぞよろしくお願いつかまつります! Continue Reading…

A Japanese Rock & Roll Ghost Storyが渋谷のライブハウスHPに! / A Japanese Rock & Roll Ghost Story featured on a renowned music venue’s website!

A Japanese Rock & Roll Ghost Story 予告編のライブ・シーンが撮影された渋谷のMilky WayのHPでクラウド・ファンディングが大々的に取り上げられています!

Our Crowdfunding campaign has been featured on the website of a venue in Shibuya, Tokyo, called Milky Way where the band’s live performance scene in the trailer was shot! Continue Reading…