Both ferocious and intensely musical, 水玉消防団 (romanji: Mizutama Shobodan, which translates to Polka Dot Fire Brigade, a name they're sometimes also referred to as) was a group of anti-glamour tough chick post-punk Japanese gals fronted by Tenko, the one time Mrs.
楽しい音楽 (Tanoshī Ongaku) were a duo likely consisting of instrumentalist 吉川洋一郎 (Yoichiro Yoshikawa) and noted folk pop singer あがた森魚 (Morio Agata), however this cannot be entirely verified as the project has faded into obscurity over the years and relatively little is known about the band.
Shi-Shonen (シ・ショーネン) was an experimental Japanese group formed in 1982 with Seiji Toda, Shingo Tomoda, Hitoshi Watanabe and were later joined by Mari Fukuhara. At the same time, Real Fish (the group in which members of Shi-Shonen take part) was formed, mainly through live performances.
いんど猫 (Indo Neko) was a new wave/post-punk indie band with psychedelic influences.
They formed in Tokyo, Japan in 1986 and the lineup consisted of ヤマトヤ (Yamatoya) on vocals/guitar, くらげ (Kurage) on bass and アライ (Arai, previously known as ユウコ/Yuko) on drums.
Japanese new wave duo. They debuted with the EP "Do Do'n' Ka-Don!" in 1984, which was produced by Michinari Yamada. The members were Mayumi Chiwaki (vocals) and Wataru Hoshi (guitar). Status: Disbanded Discography:
Do Do'n' Ka-Don! (EP) (1984)
Raku Raku Kiraku (EP) (1984)
Friction was formed by bassist and vocalist Reck in Tokyo, Japan in March 1978 after he returned from New York, where he played with Teenage Jesus & the Jerks and James Chance & The Contortions. The other founding members were drummer and occasional saxophone player Chiko Hige, who also played with The Contortions, and guitarist Lapis.