In Ep. 67 Kevin & Robert return to the land of the rising sun to dig further into the uniquely Japanese genre of Visual Kei. A movement that was a Japanese interpretation of all-things rock n’ punk n’ metal n’ beyond that started in the late 1980s with bands like X Japan. The genre has splintered into several sub-genres over the last 40-years while the appeal and reach of the music is an international phenomenon. For a full history, go visit Ep. 13! This week we dive further into the various waves of the movement that is still going strong today!
This episode again tests Robert’s endurance as he listens to music outside of his wheelhouse. We do apologize in advance to Japanese and Japanese-speaking people for all mispronunciations and extreme naivete of Japanese culture and history! This is completely a Westerner’s take on Visual Kei and J-rock culture. Make sure you have YouTube or Google Images available as you listen, so that you can get the full effect of this very visual genre!
Our hope is that we turn you on to something new!
Songs this week include:
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