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Akaten
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Akaten is an experimental 'convenience store punk' band, formed in 1995 by Tatsuya Yoshida and Atsushi Tsuyama with the motto of 'irresponsibleness' and 'perfunctoriness.' They use everyday objects like scissors, toothbrushes, zippers, camera, and plastic bottles alongside real instruments and humorous lyrics (consisting of various American brand names, etc) in their live performances and studio recordings. They have reconvened from time to time since the initial founding.
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Akaten — Chateau du Akaten Akaten — Chateau du Akaten
(Magaibutsu MGC-19, 2001, CD)
Akaten — Junmai-Ginjo Akaten — Junmai-Ginjo
(Magaibutsu MGC-11, 1997, CD)
Akaten — Akaten III Akaten — Akaten III
(Magaibutsu MGC-09, 1996, CD)
Akaten — Akaten Akaten — Akaten
(Magaibutsu MGC-05, 1995, CD)
Akaten — Akaten II Akaten — Akaten II
(Magaibutsu MGC-07, 1995, CD)

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