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... decrepit hash...
« on: April 11, 2012, 11:58:06 PM »
I just stumbled across this, after googling 'Jun Kamikubo', from Julian Cope's site:


In 1972, the guitarist Jun Kamikubo released one LP, entitled NOTHINGNESS, on the Toshiba Express record label. Contained within its grooves were several extremely average sub-sub-sub- Mountain/Cream blues rock workouts artistically somewhat equivalent to the kind of decrepit hash that the Welsh band Man were serving up throughout the Ď70s, but even less charming and containing none of the stupid Man titles that some say they find appealing. In 2002CE, the NOTHINGNESS LP was re-released by the obscure record specialist label Shadoks in a hefty cardboard sleeve and sold for a large sum of money, thereby giving early buyers a chance to smugly tout it to those who came too late to score their own copy. Me? I send it back to Freak Emporium and demanded (and received) my money back. However, this record is one to avoid, being neither outrageously free-rock and clod-hopping in the Leigh Stephens-period Blue Cheer style nor inept behemothballs-of-fire in the KISS ALIVE-stylee, and we never would have even heard of this moreley achieving Dadrock slush had not several should-know-betters of the underground touted it around and proclaimed it as being in some way relevant and therefore important. Music is not legendary merely because you canít get hold of a copy. Beware!

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Re: ... decrepit hash...
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012, 12:01:36 AM »
At least he'd heard of Man before retreating into his shell ;)

I am actually a big fan of Cope by the way, but my musical taste seems to surpass his.


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Re: ... decrepit hash...
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012, 02:28:31 AM »
Ah! Mr Cope! The modern antiquarian! A man who has achieved almost cult like status amongst his brain dead followers on the website of the same name. Produced a very nice book about ancient monuments. Lovely pictures, but his grasp of reality when it comes to the interpretation of the past matches his opinion of decent music. (Sorry, I mis-spelt 'cult')


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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2012, 02:37:44 AM »
Oh, and by the way, his latest book is on sale now, limited editions, £200. TWAT!

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2012, 10:11:32 AM »
There's lots of different opinions about any band's music, but this is the first time I've heard the band's hash being criticised.   Always thought they used only the best.
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