Legendary is a word too often used when writing about musicians. Takeshi Terauchi is no myth, more an elemental force and surely a nominee for the status of Living National Treasure – a first for a rock musician in Japan. While not exactly well known in the West, he has received praise over the years from artists as diverse as the Ventures and Jello Biafra.
2011 collection, the first ever retrospective from Japanese guitar pioneer Takeshi Terauchi. This release charts his career from the 1960's Surf boom, via groovy instrumentals, through to '70's fuzz freak-outs and Funk Rock. This compilation was collated by Honest Jon's Records' resident Japan-ist, Howard Williams, the man behind the "Killing Melody" Japanese gangster soundtrack compilation and the Japonica blog and club night.