Psychedelic Violence: the Visual Shock

Psychedelic Violence: the Visual Shock

We talked for months of different genres of Japanese music strand entitled Visual Kei and this month we continue to special posts. Today we'll talk about Visual Shock, an almost musical version of Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982).

Certainly, the question marks must have arisen over their heads. What a Ridley Scott film starring Harrison Ford 1982 has to do with the subgenre of a Japanese musical style? For I say... everything. Visual Shock emerged in the 1980s, heavily influenced by film/literary genre of cyberpunk that gained worldwide fame with the acclaimed film starring Harrison Ford. With this, the Japanese bands of Visual Shock are marked by their visual punks and colorful, with long, frizzy hair.

As well as the typical futuristic punk style from the original genre.

The musical genre was inaugurated by the band X Japan, with which the members called Psychedelic Violence Crime of Visual Shock by be considered an aggressive and rebellious look aesthetically. Many Japanese bands of the era were included as Kamaitachi and Genkaku Allergy. Some major songs and genre performers are "Neurose" and "Shinkei Suijaku" by Kamaitachi, "Kurenai" and "Tears" by X Japan and "Noise Gencho" by Genkaku of Allergy.

How about trying to hear Visual Shock as you remember Blade Runner scenes? You will be amazed.

May the Force be with you, ladies and gentlemen  

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