It’s Top 3 Video time! The best of the Top 3 videos for April 17, 2016 chosen by vote by millions of young, nubile Japanese high school girls in uniforms from all over the country!

This week I want to feature 4 videos of 4 of my all-time favorite Japanese bands.

And did someone say, “Hot Girls”? I did? Yep. From Kyoto, this 3 girl and 1 guy band are sexy as hell (I mean the girls are). This video was originally made for an online music video channel called Gotcha TV. I worked there! It went bankrupt! Urgghhh!!!! But this band is still rocking today!

#4) The Soap – Street

Next up is one of the most fucking radical Japanese rock bands you’ll ever see. Their name is Moja and they are a duet on bass guitar and drums. It blows my mind that these two can make so much noise with just two instruments. They are hot live! Come to Japan! You must see this band live! Here’s their FB page:

#3) Moja – Hello Hello

Next up is what is most probably my very favorite Japanese all-girls band of all-time. Their name is: Su凸ko D凹koi. What does that say? Good question. I don’t know exactly either. Let’s just call them “Su Ko D Koi.” This particular song is awesome. It’s called, “Busu” (“Ugly” in English) and it’s about the laments of a girl who thinks she is ugly. She sings,

“Ugly, ugly, ugly, ugly…. I know I am ugly….
But, I got a boyfriend and we have been going out.
But one day, out of the blue, he hit me for no reason.
I woke up in the hospital and he had his head in his hands.
Then he was gone….
But, I finally was able to realize that finally, he treated me like a woman!
I was happy!”

……It’s kind of like the old 1950s song, “He Hit Me, and It Felt Like a Kiss” by the Crystals but with a 2015 twist! Here’s Su Ko D Koi’s Facebook page:

#2) Su凸ko D凹koi – Busu (Ugly)

Finally, at #1 this week is one of Japan’s most famous, yet still cool, rock bands, The Privates. These guys have been rocking for over 30 years and have released 28 albums to date. Just this week, for Record Store Day, they released their cover version of the 1966 garage classic by the Litter, “Action Woman.” Here’s the Privates’ FB page. Go Like it!

#1) The Privates – Action Woman

Well, that’s it for today! I hope you enjoyed our Japanese Punk / Rock special! See you next week!!!!!  – Mike (in Tokyo) Rogers




Top 3 Videos for April 9, 2016! Doll Skin, Rews, Ginger Wildheart, Japan’s own The Privates!

Top 3 Videos for April 3, 2016! The Mirror Trap, Taymir, Pom Poms, Japan’s Thunderroads!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 26, 2016! Reverend Horton Heat, Dog Party, Aquadolls, Walkings from Japan!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 19, 2016! Purple, Pom Poms, Taymir and Wotzit from Japan!!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 12, 2016! HINDS, Lola Dutronic, Rews, Japan’s TADZIO!

Top 3 Videos for Mar. 3, 2016! The Mirror Trap, The Love Me Nots, The Jacques, Eddie Legend Story!

Top 3 Videos for Feb. 27, 2016! Black Mambas, Baby Shakes, Love Me Nots, The Soap (Japan)!

Top 3 Videos for Feb. 20, 2016! Wavves, Baby Shakes, SWMRS, The Pats Pats!

Top 3 Videos for Feb. 7, 2016! Ming City Rockers, Los Tiki Phantoms, Hey! Hello!, The Pats Pats!

Top 3 Videos for Jan. 25, 2016! Killmama, Dukes of Hamburg, Ginger Wildheart and Courtney Love, The Sleaze-Aholics!

Top 3 Videos for Dec. 27, 2015! John No Arms, Sunflower Bean, St. Tropez, The Neatbeats!

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

Top 3 Videos for Dec. 12, 2015! Messer Chups, Lazyeye, Ringo Deathstarr and Su Ko D Koi!



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