extraordinary speedcore band from Japan popularised in the UK by the late great John Peel. Features Agata on guitar (and surgical mask), who uses a dozen pedals in order to produce his unique sound; the fairly spunktastic Yasuko on yelping vocals; the mightily arousing diminutive Rika on throbbing bass; and a succession of drummers. Exhilarating stuff, to be sure.
"I say, I wouldn't mind a meat sandwich with these melt-banana (sic) girls!"
A "noisecore" band founded in 1992. Their discography includes 8 full length albums and 23 EPs. Members include Onuki Yasuko (also known as Yasuko O. or just Yako), Agata Ichirou, Rika mm' and later on Toshiaki Sudoh. Many people enjoy the almost random and spontaneous sound effects from their instruments.
Mark: Wow, this band rocks! It's so weird, but in a good way!
Kim: Yeah, I know. Melt-banana's really awesome.