va - Japan Bashing Volume 2

Obviously this is the second in the 7" series on Public Bath, this time from 1990.

Side A features Subvert Blaze who were Hiroaki Fujiwara (who was also in Slap Happy Humphrey with Jojo Hiroshige), Okano Futoshi (who was in various incarnations of Acid Mothers Temple including the recent Acid Mothers Temple & Space Paranoid as well as Andromelos with Makoto Kawabata and Maso Yamazaki) and Yoshihiro Kakinoki (who was also in Garadama and Gomidama). Five minutes from a short-lived stoner-psych outfit that has just the right amount of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol to make everything go swimmingly.

Side B has the female four piece, Playmate. I don't know who they are or what other releases they made. On the back of these two tracks I'd love to hear more if anybody can steer me in the right direction...

Japan Bashing Volume 2


Mason Jones 22 May 2015 at 20:18  

Nice to see the three Japan Bashing volumes so more people can check them out. I remember well when they were released and David & Betsy from Public Bath were spreading the word about the scene in Japan. Subvert Blaze were a pretty important band in the Osaka scene at the time, and Okano taught a lot of young drummers. As far as I know, Playmate never released anything other than this, for whatever reason. I should look into whatever happened to the members, but I never heard more about them after this.

badgerstump 22 May 2015 at 20:52  

Hi Mason ... always good to hear from you.

Thanks for the extra info ...

For people sitting in this century, it must be impossible to imagine what it was like in a non-information society. There is a true debt of gratitude owed to the evangalists who allowed the occidentals access (and we all know you played your part). Kramer put out Ruin's "Stonehenge" LP in 1990 and blew my mind. Could I find any other information about Ruins or anything happening in Japan? No fkn chance. Bear in mind, I live in the UK and we are still generating our own electricity via hamsters in wheels ...

Certifiablockhead 14 July 2015 at 23:05  

good bashing...thank you...