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A violently energetic amalgam of fractured punk rock and roll and vintage gaming sound files, Polysics gained recognition quickly because of the spastic concert events and trademark outfits: matching orange or yellow boiler suits, straight-bar sunglasses, and badges stamped using the notice P. The music group was created in 1997 …

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Without the major-label clout in it, DuelJewel became among the visual kei bands better known in the West, mainly because of numerous overseas appearances at the start of their career, also for their particular sound, which expertly balanced heavy rock and roll and pop elements with distinctive tenor vocals and …

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Love Psychedelico

Shaped in 1997 by two friends at Toyko’s Aoyama Gakuin College or university, singer/guitarist Kumi and guitarist/bassist/keyboardist Naoki Sato spent a couple of years self-releasing their music before these were authorized to Japanese label Triumph in 1999. In 2001 their debut recording, The Greatest Strikes, including the singles “Woman Madonna/Yuutsu …

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