New Japan
Melt Banana :  MxBx 1998 / 13,000 miles at light velocity
Cat. # 7219
Released Feb 1999
cd time - 39:20
US Price $16.00
Melt Banana is the defining band of New Japanese Hardcore and it is taking America by storm. Their songs combine compositional complexity and improvisational noise with the power of a locomotive going full blast through a brick wall. Recorded during their tour of the States in 1998, MxBx 1998 / 13,000 Miles At Light Velocity captures this band in a blazing fury that will leave you breathless. An astonishing performance by one of Japan’s most innovative, personal and influential independent bands.
Agata: Guitar
Rika Mm': Bass
Oshima: Drums
Yasuko: Vocal