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. 8, 2017!
First up, are a band from Hollywood, Calif. named the Crazy Squeeze. Lord Rutledge of “Faster and Louder” writes: “Not since the Traveling Wilburys has there been a supergroup as universally anticipated as The Crazy Squeeze. If you were into the underground punk/rock n’ roll scene in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, you know who these guys are… Where else but in Hollywood could Johnny Witmer (of The Stitches), Frankie Delmane (of Now Wave faves the Teenage Frames), Chris B. (of the Richmond Sluts), and Johnny Sleeper (of the Superbees) have come together to combine their prodigious & complementary talents for the betterment of the free world?! The Crazy Squeeze – now with Dat Ngo ex-Super Bees in on bass – are everything you’d expect and then some. Combining vintage glam wham-bam (New York Dolls, Slade) with straight-up rockin’ punk, their sound is pure raunchy fun with hooks out the wazoo. You know: music for fucking!… If you enjoyed the Dolls, Joneses, or any of these guys’ old bands, it’s time to get on board the Crazy Squeeze bandwagon. Pour yourself a hard drink, and shake it!”
The Crazy Squeeze just released their 2nd LP Savior of the Streets and, of course, they have a Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thecrazysqueeze/
#3) THE CRAZY SQUEEZE – Nasty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TdXWU9Wzts
At #2 is a All-Girl Trio punk grunge band from Toronto, Canada. This rocks! I think there might be something not so good going on with this band as I checked their label page for infomation, but could not find the Beverleys listed. Uh oh… Anyway, this shit is hot. Here’s their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thebeverleysband/
#2) The Beverleys – Visions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFAiGPg47_o
At #1 this week is the all-girl band from Tokyo that I think is Japan’s best girl’s punk band. Their name is Su凸ko D凹koi. How does one read that? I don’t know but just say, Su Ko D Koi. This video is hilarious! They are singing about their old boyfriend and how they don’t want him rubbing the tits of his new girlfriend… “Momanaide” means “Don’t rub (or massage).” So they are singing, “Don’t massage her tits.” Even though they all have a new boyfriend. Totally teenage angst and frustration! Great stuff! Here’s their Facebook page. Go Like it: https://www.facebook.com/ssttddkk/
#1) Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) ｢MOMANAIDE｣ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYo4fvFQ8dc
Spotlight Artist! Today, for the first time ever, a band was #1 and the Spotlight Artist! Again, here is Su凸ko D凹koi. (Su Ko D Koi). My friend Ken Nishikawa and I made one of their previous videos. This week’s #1 is “Don’t rub her tits.” But this week’s Spotlight is is Su凸ko D凹koi. and “Busu” (Ugly).
Spotlight Artist! Su凸ko D凹koi (すっとこどっこい) ｢ブス｣ – Busu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCTjm5YGJ-c
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/
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
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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