Murahachibu (村八分, lit. "Shunning" or "Ostracism" ) was a Japanese glam rock band from Kyoto, Japan.
Formed in 1970 by Kazushi Shibata and Fujio Yamaguchi, the group split up in 1973 after releasing just one live album recorded during their performance at the Keio University Mita festival .
Their unique sound, aggressive lyrics and Shibata's provocative yet humorous MC earned the band a lifetime ban from NHK broadcasts (the origin of the band name) and the adoration of the underground music scene as well as being regarded as the precursors of Japanese Punk.
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