|22nd March 2018|
GUITAR WOLF + JIM JONES (DJ SET) + LOS PEPES + SUICIDE GENERATION
A wild, frantic rock & roll band whose sonic barrage is an explosive fusion of Ramones-style punk, hot-rodded rockabilly, and heavy-gauge garage rock (they call it “Jet Rock” in reference to the rumble of an airliner), Guitar Wolf are arguably Japan’s most celebrated punk rock band. Guitar Wolf were formed in Nagasaki in 1987 when Seiji, a vocalist who picked up guitar after discovering the raunchy sound of Link Wray, crossed paths with Billy, a bassist who was working in a punk rock shop located next door to the ’50s boutique where Seiji was employed. One of Seiji’s co-workers, Narita, played drums, and the three decided to put together a band. They named their new trio Guitar Wolf, and inspired by the Ramones, they took on the stage names Guitar Wolf (Seiji), Bass Wolf (Billy), and Drum Wolf (Narita). Narita didn’t last long in the band, and Toru took over as the new Drum Wolf.