Saturday, August 20, 2011
My sister reminded me of our parents taking us to see the Japanese rock musical Golden Bat by the Tokyo Kid Brothers at La Mama Theater off Broadway in the fall of '70 (Hendrix had just passed and I bought my first copy of Rolling Stone with his mug on the cover in the Village that night). I forgot about them until they (and avant-garde poet/dramatist/filmmaker Shuji Terayama) were mentioned in Julian Cope's Japrocksampler. Today I stumbled on a couple of Youtube clips from Terayama's 1971 film Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets. It'd be interesting to see this if it were possible to lay hands on a copy.