Music: The 5,6,7,8’s
Formed by 2 sisters in Tokyo in 1986, the 5,6,7,8’s are the greatest Japanese, all female, garage trio – in the world (probably the only Japanese, all female, garage trio in the world). Even though the group mostly sing their songs in Japanese, they do crazy-fast covers of American rock and roll from the 1950s and 60s. However, their official website and most of their fansites are in Japanese, as they have their biggest following in their home country. Where have you seen this band? That would be Kill Bill 1 at the House of Blue Leaves, right before Uma Thurman kills everyone of the Crazy 88’s playing a cover of the The Rock-A-Teens – Woo Hoo. All grimy 3-chord guitars and sped up heavily accented English, the 5,6,7,8’s seriously move and are just plain great to look at and listen too. Find one of their many LP’s and hear for yourself, Bomb the Twist is pretty great. They currently are on Jack White’s super cool 3rd Man lable and just recorded an new LP – Live at 3rd Man.