Tokyo Kid Brothers were an experimental theater/music commune formed in Japan in 1968. This track, “ピース~ダダダ” (“Peace~Da Da Da“), is the first on their 1971 soundtrack to Throw Away the Books, Let’s Go Into the Streets, directed by experimental filmmaker Shuji Terayama. This is pretty reflective of the record’s overall style, which is to say it’s weird and wild and all over the place. If you ever wished Magma could be a little more esoteric, your prayers have been answered.

The group disbanded in 2000 after the death of founder Yutaka Higashi, and their stuff’s a little hard to track down these days, but it’s well worth it if you’re looking for some genuinely offbeat Japanese psych-rock.



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