<It was the era of printed media>
In 2014, a book titled “The 20 th century editorial odyssey ～historical magazines” (Akata Yuichi + Barubora, Pub: Seibundoshinkou-sha) was published. The book summed up magazine before internet from US underground magazines in 1970’s and Japanese “mini-comi” which was explosively increased in 1980’s.
Furthermore, they reviewed the style of subculture showed in so called “Bini-bon” （pornographic magazine in a plastic） and various magazines sold by the bending machines. The interview of the fifth column was included in some of them. “Bini-bon” was photographic magazine wrapped by vinyl which genital was revealed, so we were pleased. They were mainly sold at vending machines. Why did they get into sub-culture? They published not only porn photos but also music, books and movies’ reviews in the underground scene.
<Vending machine magazines as the strategy>
“GAP”, “EVENT=ACCIDENT7711”, “Ka Chi Fu Sui”, “Eran Mare”, “Vibration Society”(by Keiji Haino and Ken’ichi Takeda and so on), “Gaseneta”, “Totsuzen Danball”, “Hikashu” also played at FMS.
I had read a review of various music by Mr.Sakaguchi on the vending machine magazine, JAM. I received a response from him after a while, “Please let me permit because I introduce new Japanese music to foreign countries all at once.” He sent cassettes of unknown and interesting bands or artists in Japan and overseas at that time.