a Jpop Geek,
A lot of foreigners who move to Japan are often geeks of
one kind or another. From Anime to Manga to Jpop, there
is always something in Japan to satisfy their geekiness.
For me it was simply a matter of picking and choosing
from the vast array of cutesy Japanese groups, some
which are incredibly talented, and others which go well
beyond obnoxious. Either way Jpop is not for everybody,
but if you can get past some of the really high pitched
voices, you can easily find something you might like.
You would think that since I am living in Japan that
this page would be loaded with music. The truth is my
interest in farming got in the way of my computer time
and this page is an unfinished mess. Maybe can find the
time someday to finish it up.
Popular Music (J-pop)
J-pop, an abbreviation for Japanese pop, is a musical genre
that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s.
Modern J-pop has its roots in traditional Japanese music,
but significantly in 1960s pop and rock music, such as The
Beatles and The Beach Boys, which led to Japanese rock bands
such as Happy End fusing rock with Japanese music in the
early 1970s. J-pop was further defined by New Wave groups in
the late 1970s, particularly electronic synthpop band Yellow
Magic Orchestra and pop rock band Southern All Stars.
Eventually, J-pop replaced kayōkyoku ("Lyric Singing Music",
a term for Japanese pop music from the 1920s to the 1980s)
in the Japanese music scene. The term was coined by the
Japanese media to distinguish Japanese music from foreign
music, and now refers to most Japanese popular music. The
musical genre has been immensely influential in many other
music styles, and hence those of neighboring regions, where
the style has been copied by neighboring Asian regions, who
have also borrowed the name to form their own musical
Source: Wikipedia - J-pop
Maximum the Hormone (マキシマムザホルモン Makishimamu Za Horumon) is a
Japanese nu metal/hardcore punk band from Hachiōji, Tokyo.
Maximum the Hormone performs nu metal and hardcore punk but
incorporates many elements of pop, funk, ska and extreme
metal into their music as well which helps to distinguish
them from many typical nu metal and hardcore punk bands.
Source: Wikipedia - Maximum_the_Hormone
小さな君の手 (Your Small Little Hands)