Double LP Release Party!
HATAGAYA HEAVY SICK
THEE MIGHT FEVERS
The Stately DJ WAYNE MANOR
Recently THE FADEAWAYS returned to the stage after a brief hiatus and they brought back their garage punk bash Teenage Shutdown! This was a special night celebrating their new Dead Beat Records release Raw, Wild & Wretched, along with new labelmates Kobe's own Frantic garage-fused Ramones style band THEE MIGHTY FEVERS, with their own newly released LP Fuck'in Great R'n'R.
It just so happened that the fates decided to drop a bucket of snow on Tokyo while both bands were driving up from Kobe to finish off a short tour. I had enough trouble lugging my case of 45s to the gig slipping and sliding at Shibuya station hoping trains were not delayed and got there just on time.... only to get word that The Fadeaways were still slushing along the highways up to Tokyo!
Teenage Shutdown is usually a more garage based event, but with The Legs & The Raydios on the bill, it was slightly more on the punk side. So I mostly spun from my classic punk and power pop collection. I was happy to throw down some tunes like "There's Never Been A Night" by the Quads along with stuff from The Lurkers, The Ruts, The Stilettos and one of my favorites "Kids Just Wanna Dance" by The Fast. To warm up the crowd for Supersnazz, I gave the crowd a bit of a mod sound and played some raunchy soul and girl groups. I had planned to go completely garage before Thee Mighty Fevers, but since The Fadeaways still hadn't shown up yet! I just kept spinning raw stuff from the 70's. The Fadeaways finally got to Tokyo and rushed through the subways with gear in tow to get to Heavy Sick and plop a box of fresh records on the merch table and jump on stage at the last minute, blasting through their set nearly non-stop RnR!
A big arigatou to Toyozo and the boys for having me DJ! Winter-blasted and weather-tested, The Fadeaways came thru on their big LP debut night!