Nishinihon's members are all from the west of Japan, and they all loath Tokyo with a vengeance. Tight, tight trousers. Hot and sweaty performances. Massive volume, of course. Stoopid lyrics.
Hot and sweaty vocals. Extended guitar solos. Explosive bass. Full-on drums.
All of these qualities that rock used to possess back in the good old days are fully (and miracously) present in Nishinihon -- that rarest of beasts, an art rock band. (When records by Cream, Zep, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine first arrived in Japan in the early seventies, they were known in general as art rock bands). In order to reanimate the rock fantasy, the group's creed is to play old-fashioned, ugly rock 'n roll. They dream of one day creating an art rock youth movement. 2000 : Release their first CD "Nishinihon" on Gyuune (Japan). 2001 : Release a tour EP (split with AMT) on the Static Caravan-Resonance label to commemorate their tour of the UK and Ireland. 2002 : Their first album is reissued as a double LP by the UK label Static Caravan/Resonance Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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