Tatsuo Sunago

Tokyo

Tuesday 29th January 2019

Name
Tatsuo Sunaga/Sunaga t experience.

What do you do?
DJ / music creator.

Where are you from?
Tokyo.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
In Japan, I saw The Clash and in London during the '90s, I went to an Oi Punk gig. But the most memorial gig was seeing Queen when I was in junior high, it was held at Nippon-Budokan. I clearly remember that I watched the ‘Killer Queen’.

Which subcultures have influenced you?
Oi-Punk, because a lot of my favourite bands were and I liked the tunes. I got to know Mod culture from The Who. Needless to say, to get records of Oi-Punk, I go after Mods even now.

Of all the venues you’ve played, which is your favourite?
I have a lot… but if I have to choose one, I pick the beach in the town called Sète in south France, which was the venue for the 'World Wide Festival' presented by Giles Peterson. Of course, only records were played.

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Mott the Hoople. Because the subtitle of 'Yoru-jazz/night-jazz' (which I continue to release CDs with my life work) is from their song ‘All The Young Dudes’. I’d like to remix the audio sauce that I ask them to play clicking and synchronizing digitally.

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
The Clash. I’d like to hop around the second-hand clothing stores at Kensington with Mick Jones and Joe Strummer. My fashion is still under the effect of these two so that I hopped around old clothes shops with the jacket of their records in my hand.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Ralph McTell. He is a famous singer and songwriter. His song ‘Streets Of London’ has been covered many times. And The Peddlers too, who became popular in the Shibuya-related genre during the 2000s. They are also a great band to mentioned in the context of Mod culture.

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