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Japanese Rock Music

Summary: Japanese rock music has become quite popular during the past twenty years. After being affected by the British rock invasion and various artists such as Kiss, the Japanese have adapted a very distintive and personal style. Adapting the rock scene and merging it with their own past culture of things such as Kabuki dance and Geisha fashion, they created a subgenre of Indie rock known as Visual Kei, noted for its linking of visual style and fashion.
Over the years music has been one of the greatest influences in modern culture. As of late, more and more freedom among nations allow for an intermingling of cultures and music. During the past 20 years Japanese Rock music has become quite popular. After being affected by the British rock invasion and various artists such as Kiss, the Japanese have grown very distintive and personal style. Adapting the rock scene and merging it with their own past culture of things such as Kabuki dance and Geisha fashion, they created a subgenre of Indie rock known as Visual Kei. This genre of rock is determined by the link between visual style and music. The more outrageous the fashion, the more outragous the music. Imagine a glam rockband from the 90's like the New York Dolls, except successful. Unlike America and Britain, where glam rock died and grunge rock arose...

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