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Hanatarash

In 1985, Japanese noise band Hanatarash performed the most notorious noise show of all time.

"We got on this thing and rode it, bang! Through the doors of the hall. It'll spin a full 360 degrees, so we were spinning and driving through the audience, chasing them around, when suddenly there was this wall we spun into and opened a rather large hole in. The wind came blowing in. The shovel part got stuck in the hole and, trying to get it out, we pushed a switch that started the tractor tipping up, like it was about to go over backwards. I was worried that Taketani would get crushed and die. So I stopped it, arched up like that and we got off. Strapped to our backs were two saws--kind of like a weed-eater shape, but with a real circular saw blade at the end. We whipped `em out, fired `em up and worked at the walls and stage a bit. Most of the audience took off but one woman sat calmly and watched. We pretty much trashed the place. Backstage we'd left a couple Molotov cocktails to use for the finish, but unfortunately when the tractor had wrecked, it spilled a bunch of gasoline. It smelled pretty strong, a lot of vapors in the air, so we were looking at a pretty big explosion if we even lit a match. Then about 10 people grabbed me and held me down because I was too excited and out of control. That was the end of the show." - Yamatsuka Eye