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The Gerogerigegege

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Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan (1985 – present)

The Gerogerigegege (ザ・ゲロゲリゲゲゲ) is a music project created in 1985 in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan by Juntaro Yamanouchi, who runs and maintains the Vis A Vis record label in Japan. The name of the group combines the Japanese words for “vomit” (gero) and “diarrhoea” (geri) with what is supposedly the sound of these actions occurring simultaneously (gegege). It has also been transliterated to mean “barf, diarrhoea, ha ha ha,” although “ge” is also variously an onomatopoetic word of disgust or exasperation, making the name open to several differing interpretations. To describe the group, Yamanouchi has used the term “Japanese Ultra Shit Band.”

Though they are often categorized with Japanese acts such as Merzbow and Masonna, The Gerogerigegege has also released albums of more straightforward (Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male), noise (45 RPM Performance), and music (None Friendly, Endless Humiliation), in addition to several seven inch records mixing these styles with found recordings. The group is best known for their 1990 album Tokyo Anal Dynamite. This album consists of 75 songs, each under a one minute in duration, which serve as a fusion of the Ramones’ punk jams (replete with Juntaro yelling “1 2 3 4!!” over and over) and John Zorn’s frantic Naked City project.

Over the years, The Gerogerigegege has included many members, the most notable and consistent other than Yamanouchi being Gero 30 (also known as Gero 56; real name Tetsuya Endoh), an exhibitionist known to masturbate onstage during live performances. Masturbation is called “senzuri” (lit.

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  • scroll_box

    shit gimmicks amazing sound

    16 Jul 6:15pm Reply
  • catsinspace

    good gimmicks shit sounds

    9 Jul 11:27am Reply
  • chickrocksteady

    where did that new picture come from? never seen that before. i guess it must be the burning of showa on the beach, pretty cool. also that tweet with the pic of juntaro says he is 'preparing a new product'!

    4 Jul 3:20pm Reply
  • chickrocksteady

    oh hang on, theres a song at the end of the gig hall track, number 2 on the cd. nope, no idea what its called

    4 Jul 3:10pm Reply
  • chickrocksteady

    by the end of live greatest hits, do you mean the last song on the cd? thats 'hanzomon apartment no. 201 January 17, 1987'. but the way your wrote that seemed to suggest that there was an actual song at the end of the song. so i listened to it to remind myself, and there isnt a song, only clapping?

    4 Jul 3:09pm Reply
  • Rezzo64

    does anybody know what the song that comes on at the end of "Live Greatest Hits" is called?

    26 Jun 2:54am Reply
  • Rezzo64

    Just when you think you have listened to the weirdest music that exists, and nobody could possibly fathom anything more ridiculous than that 2deep4u avant-garde "masterpiece" you found a month or two ago, you discover The Gerogerigegege

    26 Jun 1:53am Reply
  • PiecesOfQuiet

    I usually only like their noisecore stuff.

    22 Jun 8:56pm Reply
  • Resou

    WAN TSU TSURII FUAAAA

    30 May 9:43pm Reply
  • FirebearerDA

    i seriously hope juntaro makes something in 2014 [4] at the least, it'll be interesting [2]

    26 May 8:59pm Reply
  • Wondermoose

    i seriously hope juntaro makes something in 2014 [3] at the least, it'll be interesting

    26 May 4:02am Reply
  • Pris

    This is Yoko saying a merry christmas and happy hannukah to you, be true to yourself... ONE TWO THEE FOUR

    12 May 9:24pm Reply
  • Orbonen

    i too, became a musician to get paid

    27 Apr 9:09pm Reply
  • M3chaT

    Does this make money? Will people pay me to scream and make noise?

    27 Apr 8:48pm Reply
  • Dan_Sucks

    for a noise group, they have a suprisingly small library

    21 Apr 6:41pm Reply
  • kwintoobay

    https://twitter.com/aqua9803/status/457535424563388416/photo/1

    19 Apr 5:08pm Reply
  • Jon-Lucas

    Good to know Juntaro is alive and, judging by that twitter pic, looking fine.

    9 Apr 11:06am Reply
  • we_r_beautiful

    i seriously hope juntaro makes something in 2014.

    7 Apr 1:03am Reply
  • Dan_Sucks

    http://www.last.fm/user/NMH1998 someone needs to make an account like this, but for Gerogerigegege

    6 Apr 1:18am Reply
  • Enokii

    What is Tokyo Anal Vomit supposed to do apart from destroying my ears?

    30 Mar 9:50pm Reply
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