*70s invasion ; SADISTIC MIKA BAND *

SADISTIC MIKA BAND, this legendary band from Japan


this band were a GREAT japanese rock band of the 70s, playing all styles from glam, to pop, to prog and beyond, they toured with ROXY MUSIC in ' 74, and have had lots of success outside their native homeland of japan , the band were comprised of KAZUHIKO KATOH, MIKA KATOH, MASAYOSHI TAKANAKA, HIROSHI IMAI, REI OHARA, YUKIHIRO TAKAHASHI, and KIKA, RYOJI HACHIYA, and CHRIS THOMAS produced the first few lps, the band released several lps in the 70s, and gathered a cult following.......

'CYCLING BOOGIE' '73, was their 1st single, GREAT song, campy atmospheric glam rock, sung in japanese and english.......Mika yells 'LETS GATANOS' ( our translation is no doubt wrong , but it sounds like this ), the background singers begin and old fashioned 'O-SHEE-BE-DOO-WOP' chorus, love the accents here 'AAAHHHHH, CYCLING BOOGIE,.....GONNA DANCE A WHILE, drums pound away.....

'SUKI, SUKI, SUKI' '75....this one is glam funk rock, with an emphasis on vocals, drums pound in spaces, band plays tight, good guitar solo....'WO, WO,WO, WO, HIGH, HIGH, HIGH, HIGH, E,I, E, I, SUKI ' !..............

'HI JACK, I'M JUST DYING' '75,is a GREAT glam pop number, reggae beat....sings MIKA......'HEY, I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF ONLY U, HEY !.....I'VE NEVER SEEN U IN A DREAM, HEY ! U FOUND YOUR FORTUNE IN CHINA TOWN, HEY ! IT"s THE VERY LAST DETAIL'......and........'U SHOULD COME TO TOKYO, ........TO SING...........WOULD U BELIEVE IN A ?...synths shine, ( fades ).......'

TIME MACHINE' '74,....is a slow prog instrumental that conjures up a deja vu feeling, the snare drum sounds like bullets, superb guitar playing..........'

TYPHOON' '75,.......is more a classic rock number with enthusiastic singing, lyrics in japanese, synths shine, guitars excel..........have a look at the best site on the SADISTIC MIKA BAND , JUN OKAMOTO's site -


see also another section on a big japanese band of the era - VODKA COLLINS led by ALAN MERILL, reviews are on page 5, and there is another gallery in our 'gateway 2' with MIKA, and FANNY the girl rock band of the 70s....u can get to our 'gateway 2' from the bottom of our 'gateway' :)

KAZUHIKO KATO also produced an lp by japanese glam rock band ROUGE in '75, it is along the lines of DOLLS/STONES.........see our gallery on them with info in our gateway, gallery # 11

we have lots of japanese music reviewed on the 70s invasion ; GS 60s garage on page 13, japanese beat girls 60s-70s page 18, and 2 sections on japanese rock and pop in our gateway 1 and 2, you'll find everyone from CARMEN MAKI to MIKI OBATA to SHONEN KNIFE....

KAZUHIKO KATOH leader of the band

- excert from CHANT and be HAPPY , REVISIONS -

In conclusion, Bhagavad-gita is a transcendental literature which one should read very carefully. It is capable of saving one from all fear.

nehabhikrama-naso ’sti pratyavayo na vidyate svalpam apy asya dharmasya trayate mahato bhayat

In this endeavor there is no loss or diminution, and a little advancement on this path can protect one from the most dangerous type of fear.?(Bg. 2.40). . .

If one reads Bhagavad-gita sincerely and seriously, then all of the reactions of his past misdeeds will not react upon him. In the last portion of Bhagavad-gita, Lord Sri Krsna proclaims:

sarva-dharman parityajya mam ekam saranam vraja aham tvam sarva-papebhyo moksayisyami ma suca?

Give up all varieties of religiousness, and just surrender unto Me; and in return I shall protect you from all sinful reactions. Therefore, you have nothing to fear.?(Bg. 18.66) Thus the Lord takes all responsibility for one who surrenders unto Him, and He indemnifies all the reactions of sin. . . .

One cleanses himself daily by taking a bath in water, but one who takes his bath only once in the sacred Ganges water of the Bhagavad-gita cleanses away all the dirt of material life.

Because Bhagavad-gita is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, one need not read any other Vedic literature. One need only attentively and regularly hear and read Bhagavad-gita. In the present age, mankind is so absorbed with mundane activities that it is not possible to read all of the Vedic literatures. But this is not necessary. This one book, Bhagavad-gita, will suffice because it is the essence of all Vedic literatures and because it is spoken by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. . . .

It is said that one who drinks the water of the Ganges certainly gets salvation, but what to speak of one who drinks the waters of Bhagavad-gita? Gita is the very nectar of the Mahabharata spoken by Visnu Himself, for Lord Krsna is the original Visnu. It is nectar emanating from the mouth of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and the Ganges is said to be emanating from the lotus feet of the Lord. Of course there is no difference between the mouth and the feet of the Supreme Lord, but in our position we can appreciate that the Bhagavad-gita is even more important than the Ganges.

The Bhagavad-gita is just like a cow, and Lord Krsna, who is a cowherd boy, is milking this cow. The milk is the essence of the Vedas, and Arjuna is just like a calf. The wise men, the great sages and pure devotees, are to drink the nectarean milk of Bhagavad-gita.

In this present day, man is very eager to have one scripture, one God, one religion, and one occupation. So let there be one common scripture for the whole world —Bhagavad-gita. And let there be one God only for the whole world Sri Krsna. And one mantra only are Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. And let there be one work only —the service of the Supreme Personality of Godhead

MIKA KATO vocalist for the band *