Four men on stage, stripped to the waist, dripping with sweat, belting out demented rock ‘n’ roll that sounds like The Stooges jamming with The Doors, and fronted by the craziest, most charismatic singer you will ever lay eyes on. God, if only it was always like this.
The band is Kubikarizoku (Headhunters), and the man with the mike is Baba Takashi. Witnessing his performance, you can draw but one conclusion: In 1976, a mad doctor — or an eccentric alien — snatched DNA from Mick Jagger, Johnny Rotten and Iggy Pop, spliced it together and inseminated the lethal rock ‘n’ roll cocktail into the best X-rated Japanese dancer Kabukicho had to offer. Twenty-five years later, we get the resultant mutant strutting his manic stuff at a live house — appropriately called Eggsite — in the heart of Shibuya.
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