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Top 3 Videos 8/5/17! Kilo Tango, Cat Lundy, Amyl & the Sniffers, Lucy Gucy, The 50 Kaitenz (Jpn!)

It’s time once again for the Top 3 Indies Artist Video Countdown of the Top 3 Top 4 best Indies and Alternative Music artists for the week of August 5, 2017!

First up is a brand new band introduced to us, once again,  by Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio Fame! The band’s name is Kilo Tango! Kilo Tango claims they are, “Rock pop n roll melting one face at a time!” Their influences are, The Strokes, Richard Hell, Velvet Underground, Debbie Harry, Dick Dale, Sonny and the Sunsets, Black Lips and Best Coast!

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

#4) Kilo Tango    Gone Baby Gone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00IXj75qddY

Alex Kish of Wassup Rocker Radio Fame hits a bases loaded double this week with our next artist! (Check out Alex’s most recent Wassup Rocker Radio Mixtape here: https://vimeo.com/227689908 ) This next artist is from St. Kilda, Australia and their name is Amyl and the Sniffers. Amyl & the Sniffers claim to be a “Pub Punk Sharpie Rock” band. And they are a hot 4-piece with great tunes! For some reason, this band reminds me of X-Ray Spex!
Sure, they do have a Facebook, why do you ask? https://www.facebook.com/amylandthesniffers/ 

#3) Amyl and the Sniffers – Caltex Cowgirl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SNC9dWWSXjE

At #2 ia an artist that is a three-piece from Los Angeles named, Lucy Gucy! Lucy Gucy is a, “Surffuzz pop grunk” outfit…. (Grunk???) Thie bio says: “Formed in April 2016, LA-based band Lucy Gucy is multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Tiffany Schirz, bassist/vocalist Lila Marshall and drummer/producer Garry Ventura. The band’s alt-pop sound is infused with 90s grunge and surf-punk flavor… Marshall’s melodic bass lines and spot-on harmonies, along with Ventura’s sharp, dynamic drumming create a cohesive sound bed for the vocals, guitars, and keyboards to leisurely dance around. Schirz‘ smooth and straightforward vocal delivery belies the songs’ often bright, catchy hooks, offering up lyrics that can skew sardonic and that take an un-sugar-coated look at the human condition from a modern-day female perspective.”

Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/lucygucymusic/

#2) Lucy Gucy Dead End Doll   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAGtE3V8iO0

At #1 is a brand new artist introduced to us by Gabbie Cabbie of the world famous Biscuit Boys on SRBradio.com. Gabbie does his show from the UK with his partner Chris Browne! (You can listen in here: http://biscuitboys.co.uk/)

Today, Gabbie brings us a rock n roll goddess from Dublin, Ireland named Cat Lundy. Gabbie sent this to me and on the first listen I thought, “This is awesome!” Ringmaster Magazine writes: “She is a singer/songwriter from Dublin; a classically trained vocalist from the Royal Academy of Music and a self-taught guitarist. Inspired by sixties blues, her songs often themed by tales of love and relationships, Cat has performed across London and as far as New York’s The Bitter End venue and Los Angeles famous House of Blues.” 

Today we feature her latest single and this is hot!

Of course Cat Lundy has a Facebook page….https://www.facebook.com/CatLundyofficial/

#1) Cat Lundy – Triggerman  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCSD7PSuK4o

By the way, the Biscuit Boys are always playing, and on the lookout for, new music and new artists!  The Biscuit Boys have a show on Sports Radio Birmingham www.sports-radio.co.uk every Wednesday at 8pm, Its a mix of madness and madness and bordering on complete stupidity…tune in! So, if you have a band and you think you’ve got what it takes, send your music to Gabbie and Chris Browne on the Biscuit Boys show! Here’s the email address: tracks@sports-radio.co.uk   Tell them Mike sent you!

Spotlight Artist!  Today’s spotlight is a band that I think is one of Japan’s premiere rock bands, they are the awesome and mighty 50 Kaitenz from Osaka!

The 50 Kaitenz are one of the most entertaining, fun and funny rock bands Japan has ever produced. They are a trio with Danny on lead guitar and vocals, Dory on vocals and bass, and Bogie on drums. “Since their miraculous meeting at the notorious Osaka Rock ‘n’ Roll Juvie, the 50 Kaitenz have taken the world of rock by storm. These three stray dogs have become the new legends of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”  If you ever come to Japan and you get a chance to see these guys, don’t miss it… This is truly a hilarious and exhilarating Rock n Roll experience. For today’s track, here they are doing a smashing cover of the Bay City Rollers hit, “Saturday Night.”

They have a Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/50kaitenz/

Spotlight Artist! The 50 Kaitenz – Saturday Night  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mv3O6bbNWA

Cool, eh? And speaking ofthe 50 Kaitenz, they are in the movie Ken Nishikawa and I just completed (with a little help from our friends) Ghostroads – A Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story. It hits theaters in Japan on Sept. 30, 2017. 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=8s

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 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-highteensjpn/

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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Top 3 Videos for Sept. 24, 2016! The Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan!

Time for the Top 3 Videos Countdown for Sept. 24, 2016! And today we are featuring bands who are appearing at the  Rock N Roll Summit 2016 at Shibuya!

The Rock N Roll Summit annually features some of Japan’s best rock n roll bands. The show starts today, Saturday, 9/24/16 at Shibuya O-East (Map: https://www.red-hot.ne.jp/place?id=8858)  Concert details and info?: https://www.red-hot.ne.jp/live/detail/26147

Bands appearng today are: Guitarwolf, Kiku feat. Makoto Ayukawa and Sheena and the Rokkets, NEW ROTEeKA, The Mack Show, THE NEATBEATS, The 50 Kaitenz, DMBQ, Bloodest Saxophone, Kinoko Hotel and Saigo no Shojo Hikasa.

Here they are all in order of appearance:

Saigo no Shojo Hikasa – Arin Washoi – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2RMINnSB8I

Kinoko Hotel - Onedari Strange Love  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZQLeTn8OUk

Bloodest Saxophone – Long Vacation    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0ttgKmexec

DMBQ – Baby   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwu0s1d_gUY

The 50 Kaitenz – Let’s Go (at the Rock N Roll Summit in 2015)    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVKLO8i6YM

The Neatbeats – Twistin’ Time With You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aifvxB6YmQ

 THE MACKSHOW – Nanahan Kosho’s Theme  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOVxI7DE-U8

NEW ROTEeKA – Pumk De Lumba   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tr27Fd6YJy0

 (Sorry! I can’t find any videos for: Kiku feat. Makoto Ayukawa and Sheena and the Rokkets. This is an All-Star band so who knows what great surprises they have for us!)

Finally… Guitarwolf! Guitar Wolf 『チラノザウルス四畳半』 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7nulkl35E0

Well, it’s time for me to get ready to go to the Rock n Roll Summit. See you there!

And see you next week when we return to our regular version of the Top 3 Countdown – Mike in Tokyo Rogers

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: 

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 17, 2016! Dog Party, Kinoko Hotel (Japan) Lovely Eggs, Peach Kelli Pop! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-17-2016-dog-party-kinoko-hotel-japan-lovely-eggs-peach-kelli-pop/

Top 3 Videos for Sept. 3, 2016! Big Jesus, Suzy Blu, Peach Kelli Pop, The Mackshow (Japan)! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-sept-3-2016-big-jesus-suzy-blu-peach-kelli-pop-the-mackshow-japan/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 27, 2016! Hands Off Gretel, Death Valley Girls, Stephanies (Japan), Summer Twins!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-27-2016-hands-off-gretel-death-valley-girls-stephanies-japan-summer-twins/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 13, 2016! Black Honey, Mirror Trap, Spam 69 (Japan), Rock ‘n’ Roll Monkey & the Robots!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-13-2016-black-honey-mirror-trap-spam-69-japan-rock-n-roll-monkey-the-robots/

Top 3 Videos for Aug. 6, 2016! The Whereabouts, Guitarwolf, Mirror Trap, Dog Party! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-aug-6-2016-the-whereabouts-guitarwolf-mirror-trap-dog-party/

Top 3 Videos for July 31, 2016! Ginger Wildheart, myeahns (Japan), Deap Vally, Julie Ruin!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-31-2016-ginger-wildheart-myeahns-japan-deap-vally-julie-ruin/

Top 3 Videos for July 19, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Black Honey, The Coathangers!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-july-19-2016-the-mirror-trap-black-honey-the-coathangers/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Kill My Coquette, Rat Boy, Van T’s, Let’s Go’s (Japan)!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-kill-my-couquette-ratboy-van-ts-lets-gos-japan/

Top 3 Videos for June 25, 2016! Richie Ramone, Rangsteen (Japan), Angelic Milk, Mommy Long Legs!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-25-2016-richie-ramone-rangsteen-japan-angelic-milk-mommy-long-legs/

Top 3 Videos for June 18, 2016! Frankie and the Studs, Su Ko D Koi (Japan), Creeping Ivies, Dressy Bessy!robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-june-18-2016-frankie-and-the-studs-su-ko-d-koi-japan-creeping-ivies-dressy-bessy/

 

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Top 3 Videos for June 5, 2016! Wendy James, The 50 Kaitenz, The Sloths, John No Arms!

It’s Top 3 Video time! The best of the Top 3 videos for June 5, 2016! Welcome friends!

First up is a punk band from Brazil… (I think). Not much information available from these guys… Even when I ask them. Their Soundcloud says: “Merging all the passion for the good ol’rock with the punk rock energy and the magic of heavy metal with a little bitof classic black metal school, the band sounds like an amazing endless partyimbued with liquor and beer in pubs around the world where people talk aboutfriendship, loyalty, respect, in addition to stories of gorgeous might women…”

I think you’ll laugh and you’ll like this…. Check out the drummer’s seat.

#3) John No Arms – Cada Vez Mais Velho e Bebendo Mais https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyVdgfmwTsY

Next up is ex-Transvision Vamp vocalist in her latest solo work. I love Wendy James! She describes her music as “New Wave” and “Garage Rock.” Here’s her FB page. Go Like it! https://www.facebook.com/THEWENDYJAMES/?fref=ts

#2) Wendy James – Indigent Blues https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMoXnQRqlgM

At #1 is the Sloths…. What? The sixties band, the Sloths? Yep. Their Fb page says, “1965. Five boys, ages 15 to 17, stepped on stage of the famed PANDORA’S BOX on Hollywood’s Sunset Strip. THE SLOTHS were born. Most were students at Beverly Hills High School, others were dropouts. They rehearsed in their garages playing the music of the British bands that inspired them; The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Them, The Who, as well as the American blues and rhythm & blues musicians who had inspired those groups; Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker. The band, with a few changes in the members, played virtually every venue in Hollywood; The Stratford, Sea Witch, The Hullabaloo, Hollywood Palladium, The Whiskey, Bito Lidos, and The Galaxy. They shared the bill with The Doors, Love, Iron Butterfly, The Seeds, and British icons Pink Floyd and The Animals. THE SLOTHS were approached by Impression Records and recorded two original songs; ‘MAKIN LOVE’ & ‘YOU MEAN EVERYTHING TO ME’. Taking their 45 to local radio stations themselves, they hoped to have it played. But ‘Makin’ Love’ was considered too controversial and ‘You Mean Everything To Me’ was only played on air once. By the end of Summer 1966, the group disbanded. Some returned to school, others dissolved into The May Wines, The Yellow Payges, TNT, The Kingbees, and Doug Yule’s Velvet Underground.” Go like their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/theslothsband1965/?fref=ts

#1) The Sloths – One Way Out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLtjRxVYZLU

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! Today is the mighty 50 Kaitenz from Osaka. I LOVE this band. Is this Japan’s best punk band? I think so. These guys are great musicians and funny as hell! Here is their latest single. Dig it! Go like their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/the50kaitenz/?fref=ts

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST! ザ50回転ズ The 50 Kaitenz – Vinyl Change The World

Well, that’s it for today! See you next week!!!!!  – Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers (Please come Like my FB page! Thankx!)

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Top 3 Videos for May 21, 2016! The Routes (Japan), Wendy James, Parquet Courts, Jack Torera!  robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-21-2016-the-routes-japan-wendy-james-parquet-courts-jack-torera/

Top 3 Videos for May 14, 2016! The Mirror Trap! Shonen Knife, Lucy’s Crown, Peter118! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-may-14-2016-the-mirror-trap-shonen-knife-lucys-crown-peter118/

Top 3 Videos for April 30, 2016! Mitski, Skating Polly, Palaye Royale, Japan’s own Molice! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-30-2016-mitski-skating-polly-palaye-royale-japans-own-molice/

Top 3 Videos for April 23, 2016! Frankie Cosmos, Bleached, Dog Party and Japan’s Count Phantom! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-23-2016-frankie-cosmos-bleached-dog-party-and-japans-count-phantom/

Top 3 Videos for April 17, 2016! Japanese Punk Bands! The Privates, Moja, Su Ko D Koi, The Soap! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-17-2016-japanese-punk-bands-the-privates-moja-su-ko-d-koi-the-soap/

Top 3 Videos for April 9, 2016! Doll Skin, Rews, Ginger Wildheart, Japan’s own The Privates! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-9-2016-doll-skin-rews-ginger-wildheart-japans-own-the-privates/

Top 3 Videos for April 3, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Taymir, Pom Poms, Japan’s Thunderroads! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-april-3-2016-the-mirror-trap-taymir-pom-poms-japans-thunderroads/

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Top 3 Videos for Dec. 18, 2015! Clara Belle and the Creeps, Ringo Deathstarr, Punk Lung, The 50 Kaitenz!

Time once again for the Top 3 Video Countdown! My favorite new Top 3 Indies artist’s discoveries for the week of Dec. 18, 2015.

At #3 is a new artist from Florence, Alabama. The group has six members that includes an accordion and glockenspiel and they make quite a delightful and interesting sound. Their Facebook page says, “We’re creepy…but in a good way.” Check it out. This is hot!

#3) Clara Belle and the Creeps – I Just Wanna Dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbnLQecM0bY

At #2 is Ringo Deathstarr. They appeared on my radio show last week! Thanks!

Ringo Deathstarr on WTF? on InterFM 897 Tokyo, Japan Dec. 13, 2015

Ringo Deathstarr on WTF? on InterFM 897 Tokyo, Japan Dec. 13, 2015

This is the 2nd time Ringo Deathstarr has appeared on our countdown. Last week they had the #1 song! and it’s from their newest album entitled, “Pure Mood.” Don’t be the last one in your neighborhood to go and “Like” their FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/ringodeathstarr/?fref=nf

#2) Ringo Deathstarr – Guilt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAVv5G1jkW4

At #1 is a song that is a collaboration between White Lung and Pink Mountaintops; they call it “Pink Lung.” This song was made in time for Halloween and was released on a compilation by a sports shoes company… The album is called, “CONS EP Vol. 3.”

#1) Pink Lung – Chinese Watermelon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8T4xGErsC4

And finally, our spotlight artist of the week! It’s our fave group from Osaka, the 50 Kaitenz (in English “The 50 Rotations”). “Where the heck have these badboys been on our countdowns recently?” you ask? Well, judging from this video, I guess they were in China! The 50 Kaitenz never cease to amaze me (as well as crack me up!) Confucius say, “You go ‘Like’ Facebook page now! Right now! Go!” (https://www.facebook.com/the50kaitenz/?fref=ts)

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST OF THE WEEK! The 50 Kaitenz / Rockin’ Kung Fu  (This video will not embed into this post so click this link to see/laugh at this hilarious video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU6czH2i9Qc)

50 Kaitenz in China

50 Kaitenz in China!

Click here to watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU6czH2i9Qc

Well, that’s it for today! See you next week!!!!! Have a great weekend! – Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers

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PAST ISSUES OF THE TOP 3 VIDEOS:

LAST WEEK: Top 3 Videos for Dec. 12, 2015! Messer Chups, Lazyeye, Ringo Deathstarr and Su Ko D Koi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-dec-12-2015-messer-chups-lazyeye-ringo-deathstarr-and-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Videos for Dec. 5, 2015! Pretty Vicious, Beck Black, No Girlfriends, Japan’s Own Su Ko D Koi robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-dec-5-2015-pretty-vicious-beck-black-no-girlfriends-japans-own-su-ko-d-koi/

Top 3 Videos for Nov. 27, 2015! Wimps, Ringo Deathstarr, The Neatbeats, Italy’s Utveggi! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-nov-27-2015-wimps-ringo-deathstarr-the-neatbeats-italys-utveggi/

Top 3 Videos for Nov. 20, 2015! Sin Shakers, Two Tens, Moonlandingz, Japan’s Own The Neatbeats robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-nov-20-2015-sin-shakers-two-tens-moonlandingz-japans-own-the-neatbeats/

Top 3 Videos for Nov. 13, 2015! Mac Sabbath, Acid Baby Jesus, Doll Skin, Su Ko D Koi from Japan! robot55.jp/blog/top-3-videos-for-nov-13-2015-mac-sabbath-acid-baby-jesus-doll-skin-su-ko-d-koi-from-japan/

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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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A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story Facebook Page Up!

A Japanese Rock N Roll Ghost Story movie now has a Facebook Page. Please come and “Like” Our page!

https://www.facebook.com/Japaneserocknrollghost?ref=hl

To read more about the movie, please refer to: A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story – The Team and the Story robot55.jp/blog/a-japanese-rock-n-roll-ghost-story-the-team-and-the-story/

Here is the Crowdfunding page: https://www.makuake.com/project/rock

 

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other 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!

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A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story – The Team and the Story

We are making Japan’s first ever “Rock and Roll Horror” film. It is called “A Japanese Rock ‘n’ Roll Ghost Story” and features some of Japan’s coolest Rock ‘n’ Roll bands.

Here is the crowdfunding page (English page should be ready any moment): https://www.makuake.com/project/rock

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The movie is about a rock musician who is slowly going insane. He believes that he can be immortal by writing the perfect song. He is pushed along by a ghost who promises to help him. By the end of the movie the perfect song is completed; is the musician dead or has he gone completely insane? (The full synopsis below).

Here’s our bands, actors and introduction to the team.

The Neatbeats

The Neatbeats are easy to describe. They are the “Japanese Beatles!” And they are hot. The Neatbeats often tour Europe and are on the road constantly throughout the year. The Neatbeats main vocal will be main actor in movie. He can act well (watch the trailer!) and has been on TV and radio many times and has also acted in one small part in a movie before.

The Neatbeats – Twistin’ Time With You: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aifvxB6YmQ

The Privates

The Privates are easy to describe too. How about “The Japanese Buzzcocks!” They have been rocking Japan’s underground scene for more than 30 years!

The Privates – Drive All Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dixV0AAxsdE

The 50 Kaitenz

And last but not least, the 50 Kaitenz. A punk band from Osaka that is punkishly hilarious!

The 50 Kaitenz on Fuji TV Special: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IzzdPpzWk8

The production team: 

 Producer/Co-Director Mike Rogers 

 

Mike Rogers and Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Mike Rogers and Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Mike was the lead vocalist of the 1970s L.A. Punk band, The Rotters, that were a One-Hit Wonder with the smash punk classic, “Sit on my Face, Stevie Nix.” He won film awards at Moorpark college (1st Place Sophomore Class 1978) and at the UCLA International Film Festival (3rd Place Senior Class 1980). Mike has lived in Japan since 1984 and was the first foreigner in Japan’s history to be the general manager of a major Japanese broadcasting station. He has made many hit TV and radio shows over the years in Japan. In late 2014, Mike nearly died in the hospital, and it was there that he decided that, come hell or high water, he was going to make this film before he dies. Remember that scene in the Blues Brothers at the church where the heavens opened up and Belushi saw “the light”? Yeah? Well, it was like that… sort of… but not nearly as funny.

Consultant Patrick Cunningham

Patrick Cunningham

Patrick Cunningham

Our consultant is Patrick Cunningham. Patrick is an award winning Hollywood producer now living in Japan. Patrick’s bio on IMDB says Patrick is a casting director and producer, known for Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Never Met Picasso (1996) and Descendants (2008).

Martha Marcy May Marlene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPLqzVECEhU

Co-Director Enrico Ciccu.

Enrico Ciccu

Enrico Ciccu

Enrico is a talented young director from Italy now in Japan and he has a great flair and an eye for art. His works are always incredibly different and visually appealing. He has made many promotional videos, short movie and music videos.

Here is a recent work: Julie – Johnny Guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-6ehTDZBrE

Lighting Director Yuji Wada.

Yuji Wada

Yuji Wada

Yuji is a famous Hollywood lighting director (and old friend of Mike’s). Yuji does the lighting for all of Sofia Cappola’s movies including the smash hit “Lost in Translation” as well as others.

Lost in Translation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6iVPCRflQM

Camera Ken Nishikawa.

Ken Nishikawa

Ken Nishikawa

Ken Nishikawa is camera and he is former BBC. Ken has worked for nearly 3 decades making TV productions and music videos (Shonen Knife, Glen Matlock, many famous Japanese bands) with him. Here is one of our favorites:

Shonen Knife – Ghost Train: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCpfohSnp0U

Business Advisor Haji Taniguchi.

Haji Taniguchi

Haji Taniguchi

Haji was the president of Avex Trax Music Publishing and retired last year. He is currently the president of the MPAJ (Music Publishers Association of Japan) as well as a Board Member of The International Confederation of Music Publishers as well as Vice-Chairman of PROMIC (Foundation for Promotion of Music Industry and Culture). He is handling the business side distribution, foreign TV and film licensing and all publishing rights for the music for our movie.

Haji Taniguchi: http://www.songsummit.com.au/program/speakers-artists/haji-taniguchi/

Advisor/consultant Aki Morishita. 

Aki Morishita

Aki Morishita

Aki was the vice-president of Fuji Pacific Music Publishing (the world’s largest music publisher) as well as the former vice-president of EMI and Virgin Music. Aki is advising on all areas of production as well as film licensing and all publishing and mechanical and synchronization rights for the music.

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Story:

 

Takashi is a struggling small town rock musician who dreams of becoming a big rock star someday. He struggles so much so that he begins to be going slowly insane. His friends, family and band members worry about him.

 

In his town, there is a sort of “Rock and Roll boom.” One other musician, Nobu, came from that very same town has become somewhat famous and now plays in larger clubs and venues in Tokyo. There are rumors that the Nobu is about to be signed to a major record label. Because of this success, others dream of following him and a few Live Houses have opened up in that small town. The town becomes a sort of Mecca for music.

 

Takashi and Nobu were friends since they were in elementary school. In high school, they played in the same band. But now that Nobu has become famous, he treats Takashi poorly and disrespects him at every turn. Nobu has thrown away his past friends and now has his sights on superstardom.

 

Of course, Takashi also dreams of becoming like Nobu. He and his band keep trying hard, but something just doesn’t click and they fail to attract any crowds or attention. In spite of the lack of success, Takashi keeps at it and decides that he must keep refining his “pure” sound and so he spends all his money on antique musical instruments and amplifiers. His studio is full of old sixties equipment. His family thinks it is a waste of money.

 

One day, Takashi finds an old guitar amplifier at a guitar shop. The amplifier is rumored to be haunted as it was owned by a very famous Blues musician who had a strange death. And, after the Blues musician died, bad things keep happening to all the past owners of the amp. So much so, that the guitar shop is selling the amp for a ridiculously low price. When Takashi buys the amp, the old guy running the shop tells him to always leave the amp unplugged when he is not using it.

 

Takashi takes the guitar amp back to his studio and begins to use it. From the first moment he plugs the amp in, strange things begin to happen; when Takashi is practicing alone at night, he begins to be visited by a ghost who plays along with him as he practices. They make fantastic music together.

 

Takashi is amazed and excitedly tells his other band members, friends and family about the man who comes to play with him at night. His band members really begin to think he is losing his mind. When they come to the studio to see for themselves, they can’t see any ghost and see nothing but a bunch of empty whiskey bottles and beer cans.

 

Somewhat surprised that the ghost didn’t appear when Takashi’s band members arrived, he gets mad at the ghost the next time he sees him. He tells the ghost that he wants the ghost help them to become famous. The ghost convinces Takashi, though, that the best way to make the band become famous is by helping Takashi only. If he helps the entire band, then one of them might become more popular and famous than Takashi. Greed gets the best of Takashi and he agrees. They then begin to discuss writing the perfect song.

 

It is at this time, the ghost tells Takashi to never tell anyone about him anymore. He says this because, he tells Takashi, “If you tell people about me, they will think you are crazy.” He also tells Takashi to never unplug or turn off the amplifier; it must be left on at all times.

 

The normally talkative Takashi begins to become reclusive and quiet. This sudden change in attitude by Takashi is quite obvious to everyone around. It becomes even more worrisome when people overhear Takashi talking to the ghost, but they think he is talking to himself. But, since the amp is on all time, he can talk to the ghost and the ghost talks to him anywhere, not just the studio.

 

In fact, because the amp is on, the ghost follows Takashi around and sometimes bothers him for no particular reason. For example, the ghost appears in town up the street staring at Takashi and when Takashi runs up to talk to the ghost, he disappears around a corner or is standing at a distance just watching Takashi. Or is this just part of Takashi’s imagination too? We begin to wonder.

 

As Takashi and the ghost begin to create the perfect song together, suddenly things seem to be looking up for Takashi’s band. Even the band’s member’s notice that Takashi’s performances have suddenly become very good and something special has happened to him.

 

No one else can see or hear the ghost excepting for Takashi. Nevertheless, and even after the ghost tells him to tell no one, he continually talks about him. Due to Takashi’s repeated discussions about the ghost, his band and friends and family are sure he must be going crazy.

 

Arguments with band members and family who all suspect him to be going insane being to increase to a constant pace. Takashi begins to stay up all night rehearsing with the ghost so much so that he stops going to work for lack of sleep. One day, after another show with few customers, three of the members finally tell the leader they want to quit the band.

 

Takashi discusses this situation with the ghost. The ghost tells him not to worry because after he writes the perfect song, then everything will fall into order. Takashi is thankful to the ghost. It is here where we learn the true intentions of the ghost; in return for helping Takashi write the perfect song, the ghost wants Takashi’s band member’s souls for his own band in hell. He wants Takashi to kill his band.

 

He never says it directly but phrases it more like, “You can help your band members reach their dreams too. You can help them to become immortal. After all, it’s what they really want.” The ghost convinces Takashi that the band and him can become like great rock stars of the past when they all die.

 

Takashi reluctantly agrees with the ghost and decides he must try to kill his band. But, after several chances, he just cannot do it. He tells the ghost, “I just can’t. Please take my soul instead.”

 

The ghost laughs and replies, “I already have your soul!”

 

One day, Takashi leaves the amp on and goes to a concert. The ghost comes along. There they walk into the club and no one sees the ghost, of course. They meet Nobu.

 

Nobu is in shock. He looks straight at the ghost and his eyes open wide and his jaw drops. He ghost says, “Hey Nobu! How ya doin’? Nice to see you again. Told you I’d keep my end of the deal if you kept yours. Why did you sell our amplifier?”

 

Takashi is dumbfounded. Nobu’s attitude towards Takashi takes a 180 degree turn. Suddenly, he no longer is rude to him or disrespectful, it seems he fears Takashi.

 

Nobu wonders, “What kind of a deal has Takashi made?”

 

Later, at night, when Takashi and the ghost are alone, the ghost says, “OK. Takashi, my friend, it’s time to finish the deal and the song.”

 

Takashi turns on the recorder and they begin to play. Gradually, the room begins to spin and turn white and the two in the studio begin to float up into the air as if they are entering heaven. Everywhere is white like they are in the clouds. Takashi looks up as they play music and suddenly sees his other band members playing. They are standing and looking stoic – Takashi recognizes some of them as Nobu’s former band members – they play music together. Takashi grimaces and the entire scene is engulfed in white.

 

The perfect song is made. It remains on the recorder.

 

Takashi finally, gets what he wanted. Is Takashi dead or has he gone completely insane?

 

End.

 

 

日本初ロックンロール・ホラー映画を一緒に作ろう! – 5日目

人間の皆様御機嫌麗しゅう!ROBOT55(ロボット・ゴー・ゴー)です!

Japanese Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost Storyのクラウドファンディングが始まって5日目。お陰様で既に目標金額の30%を超えるサポートを頂き、誠に嬉しく思います!この場を借りてもう一度、僕のCPUより感謝致します!

サポーターの方へのリターンの一つが『HPにお名前掲載』という事で、お寄せ頂いたメッセージと共にサポーターの方々のお名前を掲載したページを開設しましたので是非ご覧ください! Continue Reading…

親愛なるリスナー、そしてなにより僕の友達の皆様へ Japanese Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost Story

親愛なるリスナー、そしてなにより僕の友達の皆様へ
Mike Rogers and Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

Mike Rogers and Japanese Rock n Roll Ghost Story

 
もう既に何人かの方々はご存知かと思いますが、僕は親しい友人と共にJapanese Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost Storyを制作しようとしています。映画を制作するのは僕の人生最大の夢でした。僕が本当にカッコいいと思う、大好きな日本のロックンロール・バンド3組が出演します。皆、番組のフリー・ライブに過去ノー・ギャラであるにも関わらず快く参加してくれた本当に気持ちのいい奴らです。
 
僕はリスナーの皆様が無料で気軽に素晴らしいバンドのライブを楽しめるように2006年から10年近くに渡って20回近くそんなフリー・ライブを企画してきました。日頃一生懸命お仕事をしてお疲れであるにも関わらず、僕らの番組をサポートしてくれるリスナーの皆様に、なんとしても無料で音楽を楽しんでもらい、一緒に騒げる場所を確保する為に、有料にしろという各方面からのプレッシャーとも戦ってきました
 
これまで皆様にお金を出して欲しいと頼んだ事は一度もありませんし、今後もフリー・ライブは続けていきたいと思っております。
 
しかし、今回だけは、頭を垂れて皆様のサポートをお願いします。
 
どうかJapanese Rock ‘N’ Roll Ghost Storyのクラウドファンディングのページで、お力をお貸し願えないでしょうか?額は本当に幾らでも構いません!
 
フリー・ライブのような楽しい時間をもっとリスナーの皆様と過ごしていきたいです。そしてロックンロールがくれるそんな素晴らしい時間を世界中の人たちと共有したい –  そんな祈りを込めて作ろうとしている映画です。
 
このプロジェクトに参加して一緒に僕らの夢を実現しませんか? https://www.makuake.com/project/rock
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Robot55 Photo Shoot with the 50 Kaitenz!

Today, Danny, Dory and Bogie of the world famous and awesome 50 Kaitenz came to the Robot55 studios and did some voice recording and, for fun, we took some photos.

Thanks guys! You are a blast as always!

The 50 Kaitenz, Dory, Bogie and Danny. June 20, 2015 at Robot55 studios in Harajuku.

The 50 Kaitenz, Dory, Bogie and Danny. June 20, 2015 at Robot55 studios in Harajuku.

Last night the 50 Kaitenz just finished up their “Back to the Kidz” tour with a sold out finale at Shinjuku Loft! Well done boys.

The 50 Kaitenz, I think, are one of Japan’s best rock bands. I have loved this band for years! These guys are fucking HOT!!!! Here’s a video of them. Japan’s best band?

THE50KAITENZ ザ 50回転ズ MONEY!MONEY! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p89uOYUgB3I

By the way, we have a huge summer announcement coming up on June 25, 2015. So stay tuned!

50 Kaitenz! Thanks for coming to the studio, thanks for being our friends and thank you for the Rock and Roll!

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Ken Nishikawa and Mike Rogers with the 50 Kaitenz and Sato kun – June 20, 2015!

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At Robot55 we make Top 3 videos and Top 3 New Artist videos and other 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

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