Re: How to obtain Boredoms/related bootlegs?
- I asked my friend in Tokyo about trading and taping in Japan; he said
that he belongs to trading groups in Japan and trades with other
Japanese folk, but only for Western music. We traded recently, and it
was the first time he had traded any of his Boredoms material *ever*!
This is pretty incredible, because he is nuts about them and tapes
them himself at every conceivable opportunity. (The package I got had
very different recordings from those that are doing the rounds, as
you'd expect - live Rovo, AOA, Bore, 7vo7, Omoide Hatoba, Rashinban,
etc.. I will post a list when I have got my head round it).
He said that there is a difference in opinion about taping between
Japan and the West. While it seems to be tollerated more and more in
the UK/US, each time he goes to the Liquid Room or wherever, he gets
very thoroughly searched for equipment and has to be careful the
whole time - I guess kind of like it used to be twenty years ago when
people were trying to tape the Dead or whoever in unfriendly venues.
He said most people would frown on the activity if he told them what
he did, even friends - and there is also the question of respect for
the artist's wishes, which is very important there, so few people
advertise the fact that they are recording Japanese bands as it is
too close to home. Because of this, I don't know how sucessful a
multinational trading board would be....
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, surrealeye_2001 <no_reply@y...>
> Heh,join the club man!Besides searching the message boards fordudes
> traders I don't know what else to do.There absolutely has to be
> in Japan with primo audio/video bootlegs.And you would think ifthey
> were fans they'd want to trade for say,Boredoms'US concertbootlegs.I
> would also think this would benefit Japanese traders to contact USthey
> traders also if they were interested in other bands,or US bands
> wanted vids/audio of.Of course with video there would be Pal issues
> wouldn't there?Do they use Pal in Japan?Does anyone here read
> Japanese?Maybe someone should make a nice Boredoms site in English
> and Japanese,especially for traders.I mean most of us who hunt down
> this stuff have to deal with broken english anyways.Unless you're
> some lucky bastard who lives in Japan or has friends there,the
> average Bore fan is really missing out.Something needs to be done!