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southbound

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Rin Kotogawa?
« on: July 02, 2008, 01:21:56 AM »
Hey there, I'm new to this forum.  It was recommended to me when I posted the query below elsewhere, hopefully someone can help me out a bit.

Rin Kotogawa?

Does anyone know anything about this guy? He performed where I work 20 years back, and a colleague unearthed a recording, a photo, and little else, and after hearing the tape, we're all very curious about him.

Musically, it's some fairly wacky stuff. Noisy, solo guitar played over a new-wave backing track. I can best describe it as a cross between Keiji Haino and Laurie Anderson perhaps with a little Hasil Adkins oddness sprinkled in. It's bizarre - really dated at times, but transcendent and amazing at others. He performed in this bizarre drag - looking like a Japanese cartoon character/school girl.

None of us have had much luck finding any information about him, but I imagine someone around here knows something. Any info or links would be much appreciated.

alancummings

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Re: Rin Kotogawa?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 08:02:29 AM »
He/she was in a fairly well-known 80s underground rock band called Renzoku Shasatsuma. There were a bundle of flexidisks and videos that were released in the late 80s/early 90s under the Rin Kotogawa (琴桃川凛) name, but not much recent activity that I have noticed.

There's an official site here, though it's almost all text:
http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/lynrin/lynhome.html

Some photos on this page and on the pages that follow:
http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/lynrin/inisie1.html

A discography, again in Japanese:
http://members.at.infoseek.co.jp/lynrin/disc001.html

SILVUM

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Re: Rin Kotogawa?
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008, 03:41:22 PM »
I have these:

Rin Kotogawa "Mu & Rock'N Roll Music" - All Together Now - 7"(Flexi One Sided Black) - No Label- HIP-6007 / PLM-082

Rin Kotogawa "Sharl" - Good Night - 7"(Flexi One Sided Red) - No Label - HIP-6001 / PLM-061

alancummings

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Re: Rin Kotogawa?
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008, 05:20:59 PM »
That discography suggests that some of those should be attributed to other groups. Here's a breakdown of it by group, for the record:


SHARL
Renzoku Shasatsuma - LP - HIP - HIP-6003
Good Night - flexi - HIP - HIP-6001
Shake Your Hip - flexi - HIP - HIP-6006


RENZOKU SHASATSUMA
1978.3.26 Shibuya Yaneura - CD - Bloody Butterfly - ZIKSBB-28
1978.3.26 Shibuya Yaneura - CD - Oz Disc - OZD-103
Aishite hoshii / G-senjo no aria - 7" - no label - LM-185 (gold jacket)
Aishite hoshii / G-senjo no aria - 7" - Pillbox - LM-185 (white jacket)
Oh! Child - 7" - Mother Sati'e - LM-185
Rebel Street - LP compilation - Tokuma Japan - JAL-2504
Pimp Mobel - 12" - HIP - LM-1471
New Bop - 7" - HIP - LM-0512


MU & ROCK "N" ROLL MUSIC
New Big Barn - flexi - HIP - HIP-6002
I want your 'The BIG' - flexi - HIP - HIP-6004
All Together Now - - flexi - HIP - HIP-6007
Iya Nano / Mobile together now - 7" - HIP - HIP-86101


RIN KOTOGAWA
Mobile Chocolate - flexi - HIP - PLM-050 (pink jacket)
Mobile Chocolate - flexi - HIP - PLM-050 (cat jacket)
AFUFUNY - 8" flexi - HIP - HIP-88031
Making Love / Naku nacchatta - 8" flexi - HIP - HIP-88061
Making Love / Sore demo suki? - 3" CD - HIP - HIP-90101
Making Love / Aishite hoshii - 3"CD - HIP - VHIP-91061
Making Love / Hapipi Hakkyo Shokuhin - CD - HIP - HIP-92101


MY FAVOURITE THINGS
My Favourite Things Suite - CD - HIP - HIP-0106
Sekaichu Amerika - CD - HIP - HIP-111





southbound

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Re: Rin Kotogawa?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2008, 02:09:42 AM »
Thanks so much for the info and translations!

LBx

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Re: Rin Kotogawa?
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 03:09:50 AM »
RENZOKU SHASATSUMA

this is pretty great stuff!
« Last Edit: July 27, 2011, 11:05:55 PM by LBx »
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