Guitar Wolf

"You may need a shower after listening."
--Entertainment Weekly

When we sent the new GUITAR WOLF record to the mastering lab for inclusion in our recent in-store play sampler, the mastering engineer called back, mystified by the volume level on the CD-R. The levels exceeded the theoretical maximum possible on compact disk audio. In other words, JET GENERATION is the loudest CD in history.

This story proves that if you rock hard enough, you can break the laws of physics. And Tokyo's premier punk trio definitely rock hard. In their most brain-pummelling album yet, GUITAR WOLF attempt to reproduce the legacy of Johnny Thunders, Joan Jett and the Ramones and make them much much louder and more distorted. There is no doubt that they succeed.

That a band can continue to amaze with their SIXTH album is impressive enough, but for a band working within such narrow confines as GUITAR WOLF, it's simply shocking. GUITAR WOLF might be the bravest and sexiest rock band in the world.

JET GENERATION debuts "Jet Rock," a whole new genre of unbearably intense Japanese thrash. GUITAR WOLF will be bringing their dangerous live show to these shores once again this summer.

"Seiji, singer and guitarist for the Japanese rock band Guitar Wolf, jumped off the top of his Marshall amp at the Odeon club and cried, 'Rock and roll, New York City!' He did this, like, 10 times. Guitar Wolf did not stop playing between songs, and Seiji sang with commitment: 'Energy Joe! Energy Joe! Baby, baby! Energy Joe!' After the show, Seiji knocked back round after round of sake with friends in a nearby Japanese restaurant until 4 in the morning. 'Nonstop to drink,' he said. "I am alcohol junkie.' He took a one-minute taxi ride back to his hotel room." --Brian Kennedy, New York Observer
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