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Published November 21, 2013

Guitar Wolf is a Japanese garage rock power trio founded in 1987. They describe their musical style as “jet rock’n’roll”, a phrase that they coined. After wrapping up a 20+ date US tour, they will be heading to Australia this November and December. Their new album, Beast Vibrator, is available at all shows. 

We had a quick chat with them.

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Why do you think you’ve done so well outside of Japan? Do you think there’s a universal appeal  to “Jet Rock”?

(成功しているなんて感じたことは一度もない。ただ、弾丸ロックのごとく誰かのハートを射抜くため、止まろうと思わないんだ。)

I’ve never thought ‘I’ve done well’.  I just don’t want to stop shooting Bullet Rock to your heart.

You’ve been featured in two B-grade sci-fi horror films. Are you all big fans of this genre, and if so, what is your favourite film of the genre?

(もちろん好きだよ。B級映画は、突拍子もないアイディアがあふれている。日本の映画で片腕マシンガンガールとか最高だね。)

Yes, of course.  I like them.  B-grade films are full of surprising ideas.  A Japanese film “The Machine Girl” is brilliant.

Have you seen Pacific Rim, which features kaiju?

(見てないね、でも質問にでるくらいならきっと面白いのだろうね。機会があれば見てみるよ)

No, not yet.  It should be as good as to talk about in the interview.  I’ll catch up when I have a chance.

You’re known for your very “frenetic” live shows, often with very little talking. Is there any reason for this?

(自分達がどう取り上げられているかなんて、あまりよくしらないが、もしそうだとしたら、訳を教えてくれ!)

I don’t know how we are known to people. Tell us what you think.  Advise us!

Your newest album, ‘Beast Vibrator’, has fantastic liner notes on your website. I particularly liked the last song, ‘Female Machine Gun’. How do you think your version compares with PUFFY’s?

(うん、よりパンクっぽくなっていると思うよ。あの曲はジョンスペンサーとの共同作業だったんだけど、ジョンの曲をうまくパンクっぽくできて気に入っているよ。)

Yep, ours is more punkish, I think. I collaborated with Jon Spencer on writing that song. I like the way we made Jon’s song more punk.

You’re playing multiple shows in Melbourne (at the Espy, the Gasometer and the Tote). Is there any reason for that?

(メルボルンはロックの町だからさ)

Because Melbourne is a Rock City.

TOUR DATES

Thursday November 28 @ THE ESPY, ST KILDA

w/ BATPISS + MESA COSA

tickets: www.oztix.com.au

Friday November 29 @ THE SQUARE, SYDNEY

w/ LA MANCHA NEGRA

tickets: www.oztix.com.au

Saturday November 30 @ THE GASOMETER, COLLINGWOOD, MELBOURNE

w/ extra special guests tba

tickets: www.oztix.com.au

Sunday December 1 @ THE TOTE , COLLINGWOOD, MELBOURNE

w/ MACH PELICAN

tickets: www.oztix.com.au

Wednesday December 4 @ THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA

w/ special guests tba

tickets www.oztix.com.au

Friday December 6 @ BEETLE BAR, BRISBANE

w/ SIX FT HICK, HITS

tickets: www.oztix.com.au

Saturday December 7 @ ENIGMA BAR 3, ADELAIDE

w/ PRO TOOLS, BAD BLOOD & BROKEN BONES

tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

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