Obligatory Suicide

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A suicide completed because the victim felt a personal duty to perform the act to honour the family
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With a title taken from the Japanese word for ritualistic suicide it was never going to be a light, fluffy affair but the multi-instrumentalist songsmith and political activist has such agitating feel to his edge-of-hysteria vocals and granite rock that he just may scare his main targets - 'abusive capitalists' - half to death.
Ralph Story argues that Smith was "committing revolutionary suicide--an idea which most Western readers and even some contemporary Japanese have had a hard time embracing despite the fact that in Japanese culture the idea of ritualistic suicide has long been considered both noble and manly" (149).