Revolving around guitarist and vocalist Mizutani Takashi, Les Rallizes Denudes formed in November of 1967 at KyotoUniversity,inspired by Exploding
Plastic Inevitable-era Velvet Underground as well as the over-amplified rock of Blue Cheer. By1968 theywere gigging live and even began a regular
collaborated with an avant-garde theater troupe, which ended the nextyearbecause of Les Rallizes's penchant for extreme volumes of sound. Not only
did they use massive amounts of feedback atloudvolumes, their stage shows used strobe lights, mirror balls and other effects for a live experience
that was a totalsensoryassault.