Saturday, 7 May 2011
The Dogmatic Interview: Genocide Nippon’s Toshihiro Takeuchi-san
The unique underground cyberzine that is Dogmatic produces some of the most varied selection of articles in the fascinating world of rock, art and film. It is a veritable international culture house of the perceptibly profane, and in continuing the tradition of Dogmatic’s diversity your friendly neighbourhood contributor Löst Jimmy is proud to present an interview with Toshihiro Takeuchi frontman of Heavy Metal band Genocide nippon. Toshihiro shares his thoughts on the band’s influences, favourite movies, music and talks Bruce Lee.
Dogmatic: Hi Toshihiro, what would you say are your top 5 favourite songs by other bands?
Genocide Takeuchi: My songs top 5
1. Black Sabbath （Black Sabbath）
2. War Pigs （Black Sabbath）
3. The Ripper （Judas Priest）
4. Satori Part 1 （Flower Travellin’ Band）
5. Ride The Sky （Lucifer’s Friend）
Dogmatic: What are the biggest influences on Genocide’s music?
Genocide Takeuchi: We are influenced by these three grand bands – Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and the Flower Travellin’ Band.
Dogmatic: I know you like movies, what are you real favourites?
Genocide Takeuchi: My Movie top 5 -
1. THE EXORCIST (1973)
2. ENTER THE DRAGON (1973)
3. HORRORS OF MALFORMED MEN : 江戸川乱歩全集 恐怖奇形 (1969)
4. FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD : フランケンシュタイン対地底怪獣 (1965)
5. THE WICKER MAN (1973)
Dogmatic: Are there any new movies that you have seen recently and enjoyed?
Genocide Takeuchi: District 9
Dogmatic: Talking about movies you are a big big Bruce Lee fan, I am a fan also since the mid-seventies, when did you first see Bruce in a movie?
Genocide Takeuchi: I became a great fan of Bruce Lee since I watched ENTER THE DRAGON in a theater in 1973.
Dogmatic: so tell me more about why you are a Bruce Lee fan please?
Genocide Takeuchi: ENTER THE DRAGON gave me as a child a shock back in those days. And it still continues. Of course I love Bruce Lee’s other work too!
Dogmatic: Do you enjoy the writings of 江戸川 乱歩 Edogawa Rampo?
Genocide Takeuchi: Of course, yes, Edogawa Rampo is the novelist who I do admire.
Dogmatic: And finally, are there any plans for Genocide to record new songs or releases?
Genocide Takeuchi: Of course, the new work! I will announce it in the near future. Please expect it!
Dogmatic: Looking forward to the new Genocide recordings to come – keep us up to date please. Thank you very much Toshihiro for taking the time to chat with Dogmatic, I’ve gone and ordered a DVD copy of “フランケンシュタイン対地底怪獣” this morning!