Saturday, October 15, 2011

OT: Kiyoshiro Imawano "Meltdown"

He was a rock musician, composer, producer and actor. He died of a cancer in 2009.

Way ahead of his time.

Imawano and his band RC Succession were stopped from releasing their album "Covers" in 1988 allegedly because of anti-nuclear and ant-war messages in the songs. Their record company? Toshiba.

(English subtitle by greendiamondism)

5 comments:

Steveo said...

Weird and powerful song, see if you just keep smiling you live a long life...with cancer treatments, ouch.

Maju said...

Very curious band. Remind me quite a bit of Pink Floyd.

Anonymous said...

What is there to say? :(

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of "Fuji in Red", one of the segments of Kurosawa's Dreams.

Both the song and the movie were from about the same time, a few years after Chernobyl. I'm too young to remember anything from that time, but I guess the media in the capitalist states kept pounding it in the news (but not too hard). It must have had a huge impact on people at that time.

But it was Kurosawa that hit the nail on the head, predicting - or being logical - the end of Japan by a nuclear catastrophe.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant song!So sad he is gone.

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