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Japrocksampler by Julian Cope
Book DescriptionJulian Cope, eccentric and visionary rock musician, follows the runaway underground success of his book "Krautrocksampler" with "Japrocksampler", a cult deconstruction of Japanese rock music, and reveals what really happened when East met West after World War Two. It explores the clash between traditional, conservative Japanese values and the wild rock 'n' roll renegades of the 1960s and 70s, and tells of the seminal artists in Japanese post-war culture, from itinerant art-house poets to violent refusenik rock groups with a penchant for plane hijacking.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747593034
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 6-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Julian Cope
One Three One, Paperback (June 2014)
When drugged-up Time Traveller and '80s musical burnout Rock Section and his fellow English hooligans get kidnapped during Italia '90, there are ruinous implications. But now Rock has returned to Sardinia one final time to settle some scores and uncover the truth.
Copendium, Paperback (April 2013)
A collection of album reviews and themed track samplers. It takes energy, originality and heaviness as its bearings.
Japrocksampler, Hardback (September 2007)» View all books by Julian Cope
Reveals what really happened when East met West after World War Two and the mayhem that ensued and is a must for anybody interested in modern music and Japanese culture. This title explores the clash between traditional, conservative Japanese values and the wild rock 'n' roll renegades of the 1960s and 70s.
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Author Biography - Julian Cope
Julian Cope was born in Deri, South Glamorgan, and grew up in Tamworth. After forming a succession of half-groups and writing songs with Ian McCulloch (later of Echo & the Bunnymen), he eventually formed Teardrop Explodes with Gary Dwyer in 1978. He is the author of Krautrocksampler, Megalithic European, The Modern Antiquarian, Head-On and Repossessed. His website, www.headheritage.co.uk, contains some of the most entertaining and insightful album reviews on the web.
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