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It’s not Ryo, it’s Rio, and the name doesn’t really suit him. It’s sounds a little too exotic for a squat Japanese bloke covered with scary tattoos and sporting a skinhead haircut.

His thank-you to garage bands — Gasoline, New Bomb Turks, 5.6.7.8’s, etc. — on the jacket of “D.D.R.P.” doesn’t make much sense, either. It would seem more appropriate if the list was headed by the scuzzy punk/folk of, say, Eels, early Beck and Royal Trux.

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