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Formed by sisters Ronnie “Yoshiko” Fujiyama and Fujii Sachiko in 1986 at the height of the garage rock movement in Tokyo, The 188.8.131.52’s have featured a revolving lineup that has made them the longest enduring Japanese garage rock girl band. Their distinctive sound was formed by influences spanning from 50’s surf rock to 80’s punk, and by the early 90’s the band started touring internationally and expanding on their small but loyal fan base. In 2002 Quentin Tarantino heard their CD while travelling in Tokyo and invited them to appear as themselves in his 2003 film Kill Bill Vol. 1 and contribute a song to the soundtrack. Their Blue Series 7” single featuring “Sho-Jo-Ji (The Hungry Raccoon)” and “Charumera Sobaya (The Soba Song)” recorded at Third Man Studios is available in the store now.