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Fushitsusha

Fushitsusha flyer from 1991.
The early career of Keiji Haino is well catalogued in Japrocksampler, and his ostrasism from Japanese rock society appears to have lasted beyond the mid-1970s. Fushitsusha are a power trio whose career was best known during the 1990s. However, Haino now claims that the original Fushitsusha were rehearsing if not performing by the late 1970s. One release appeared on the PSF label, typically clad in Haino's all-black, and bearing these words:

‘Endlessly scattering the people fragments that must have been’.

‘Sooner or later they will want to huddle together’.

‘The numerous fragments that got out of myself, ‘Thinking: Things Shouldn’t Have Been Like This’

Each One Of Them Drag Out, Expose, Bring Forth Further Editions Of Myself’.

‘PRETEND TO BE ME’

‘The untranslatable act that brings the impossible (such as pretending to be me) closer to the possible, in order to send a letter of challenge to the subject called eternity, I continue to persist in this untranslateable act and carry on living.’

Julian Cope
Discography:
  • THE ETERNITY THAT THREW THE FIRST PUNCH (Recorded 1978) (PSF, 2003)

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  • Fushitsusha flyer from 1991.
Artist Information
Fushitsusha history
There is plenty of live tape documentation of Fushitsusha from at least as early as 1979 (plus rehearsal sessions from 1978), primarily at the Minor venue. This poster of a 1981 festival lists Fushitsusha on August 27.
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Gulf/1980/f7days.html

I'm not sure about the bit about being ostracised from Japanese rock society either, since Haino's first group Lost Aaraaff appear on festival bills with Rallizes etc up to 1974.
Posted by choan, Sep 03, 2007
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