JAPAN all-girl rock-band Mean Machine was born of a concept by J-Pop singer Chara and musician/DJ Chiwaki Mayumi in 1998. More than the next couple of months they collected some sort of J-Pop supergroup around them, recruiting ex-Judy & Mary vocalist Yuki, solo musician and the Excitement saxophonist Yukarie, and celebrity Ito Ayumi, with whom Chara acquired made an appearance in the 1996 film Swallowtail Butterfly. Conceived being a aspect project and performed generally for fun with the associates, most of whom acquired active careers beyond your music group, the group organized themselves throughout the guideline that everyone should play a new device. Yuki and Chara, both mainly vocalists, performed drums, Mayumi had taken the function of guitarist, Yukarie performed bass instead of her even more familiar tenor sax, and Ayumi became the vocalist. Rehearsals started in springtime 1999 and saving began the next year. The music group was finally revealed to the general public in 2001 when the solitary “Suuhaa,” the name drawn from inhaling and exhaling exercises Chara discovered during her being pregnant, was released as well as the music group was featured greatly inside a promotional marketing campaign for Tower Information. The recording Cream premiered later on the same 12 months, offering 14 self-penned and self-produced songs in a garage area rock design. Mean Machine after that saw out the entire year with another solitary, Knock you before the users returned with their respective solo professions.