myspace band of the week
Garage band Supersnazz has been rocking Japan almost as long as Shonen Knife. They formed in 1990 as an all-girls band with the original lineup of Spike, Tomoko, Skinnie Minnie, and Kanako. They caught the ears of American label Sup Pop Records early on who released their first album Superstupid in 1993. Skinnie Minnie left the band a year later. They released their second album Devil Youth Blues in 1997 after extensive touring in the US and Japan and released three more albums between 1998-2001. Their all-girl lineup was broken in 1997. As of now, Tomoko and Spike are the only original members left, with Greg and Marky the new guy members.
And then the buzz died down once the chick-band image was broken. But they continued to release albums and tour extensively in the past decade. Their myspace contains songs from their 2008 album Get Down. It’s full of Ramones-esque tunes such as the shout out loud “Let’s Go” and the feel good “Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind.” Supersnazz never stopped making rockin’ tunes even though the music industry forgot about them.