Tokyo Damage Report

re-up: impulsive, hazard, delta, hazard, dsb, colored rice men

another  long-lost old post recovered.

May 9, 2004 @ Shinjuku ANTIKNOCK

quick – where's the Irishman?

 

BAND NAME: colored rice men

Where from:

How long they’ve been around: long time\

Featuring ex members of: lip cream

Stage posing: 2

Funny faces: 5. guitarist could rival Yingwe for faces. Vocal looked like a big toothless Buddha, if Buddha was in cypress hill. Well, I guess it is an honorary member, but I meant in a singing capacity.

Fashion: the guitarist was, well, just look at the photos. My friend said, “god, he’s .. . bootsy Collins!” also the bassist had pretty good hair: a Mohawk only on the corner of his head. Looked like the ventral fin of a trout. Really we do need more fish themed hairstyles.

Band frenzy: 2

crowd frenzy 2

music heaviness: 2

band scariness: 3

creativity / technical ‘wow’ moments: punk with saxophone.

# of songs I could remember after the show was over: 0

# of times I’d go back to see them again before it got boring: 1

bootsy corrins!!

 

COLORED RICE MEN Note the bassist's wonderful 'dorsal fin' hairstyle, also: SAXOMOPHONE playing thrash music.

BAND NAME: DELTA

Who they sound like: exploited

Funny faces: singer makes the BEST faces.

Fashion highs/lows:

Band frenzy: 2. only singer moved. But he was a dervish. Grabbing cymbals from the drum kit and shoving them into the crowd, and ? best part ? constantly blowing snot bubbles out of his nose.

crowd frenzy : 5. nuts.

music heaviness:

band scariness: 2

creativity / technical ‘wow’ moments: 0

# of songs I could remember after the show was over: 0

# of times I’d go back to see them again before it got boring: 2

 

 

 

singer attacking audience with, um, a cymbal stand.

 

 

 

 

now, for a while, let's investigate the vocalist's faces.

 

 

genius AND the next 100 photos are also of him. Get ready.

 

 

 

BAND NAME: DESTRUCTIVE SHIT BASTARDS

Where from: TOKYO

How long they’ve been around: at least 4 years.

Who they sound like: dsb

Funny faces: 1

Fashion highs/lows: 3 lots of leather.

Band frenzy: 8. the most crazy band in japan.

crowd frenzy : 5

music heaviness: 4

band scariness: 2. they’re really nice guys.

creativity / technical ‘wow’ moments: 2

# of songs I could remember after the show was over: 0

# of times I’d go back to see them again before it got boring: 100

 

dsb vocal KAZU. Let me again point out that this is the best band ever and that's PRECISELY WHY I don't take pictures of them.

band name * HAZARD

Where from:

How long they’ve been around: forever?

Who they sound like: exploited?

Featuring ex members of:

Stage posing: 3. nobody moves fast, but they do strike good poses. The singer is all punching invisible foes, the guitarist is holding a beer can in his teeth, and the bassist is fond of lifting the bass all up and, like, brandishing it.

Funny faces: 2. disappointing. The singer lets his fists do the talking. Plus long hair sans headbanging is a huge waste, performance-wise.

Fashion highs/lows: singer is totally this Mongolian warlord looking motherfucker, and the bass has those “leather pants made entirely out of patches”.

Band frenzy: 2

crowd frenzy : 4

band scariness: 4

creativity / technical ‘wow’ moments: 0

# of songs I could remember after the show was over: 0

# of times I’d go back to see them again before it got boring: 2

 

HAZARD GUITAR FACE;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAND: IMPULSIVE

Who they sound like: a slower exploited

Featuring current members of: extinct government

Stage posing: 3

Funny faces: 2

Fashion highs/lows: lots of painful neck tattoos

Band frenzy: 2. singer is genki. Guitarist is trying to be sid.

crowd frenzy : 1

music heaviness: 1

band scariness: 3

creativity / technical ‘wow’ moments: 0

# of songs I could remember after the show was over: 0

# of times I’d go back to see them again before it got boring: 0

 

BAND: PADLOCK

Where from: tokyo

How long they’ve been around:

Who they sound like: exploited

Featuring ex members of:

Stage posing: 4. the singer is hell of contorted, and both him and the guitarist jump into the crowd.

Funny faces: 3 : guitarist gets REALLY grimacy.

Fashion highs/lows: everyone in leather.

Band frenzy: 4. singer gets carried away and starts screaming without a microphone.

crowd frenzy: 2. they don’t seem to have the knack for that, despite being really good.

band scariness: 2

creativity / technical ‘wow’ moments: 0

# of songs I could remember after the show was over: 0

# of times I’d go back to see them again before it got boring: 5

 

 

 

 

 

Crazy Finnish men who were videotaping the show. Why? They are TV producers from Helsinki, doing a documentary about Underground Tokyo.

filming a promo for their show outside the venue. Later they got some Japanese punks to 'act all crazy for the camera'. this did not take much work.

 

ok, NOW can you spot the Irishman?

 

 

naoki. The night before this picture was taken he became a daddy for the first time. That's not slang. I mean, he literally became a daddy. Congratulations! No word yet on how many Mohawks the kid's got.

toshi, the bassist of IMPULSIVE and guitarist for EXTINCT GOVERNMENT. Or the other way around.

 

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