If you're a surf-rock fan, there's no way you haven't heard of these Japanese surf-rock lunatics. If you don't know surf-rock music, you should start with these guys!
The Surf Coasters' insanity began in 1995 at Ebisu Onsen, a televised battle-of-the-bands with a recording contract for the winning band. They didn't win first place, but they did win an army of crazed fans who pleaded for the organizers to make an exception and let them record an album. And so, the savage, raucous sound of Panic '95 (http://www.xiami.com/album/480600?spm=a1z1s.6659509.6856557.15.HK6gUq) was unleashed upon the world!
Just as the album was receiving critical acclaim, The Surf Coasters got the chance to perform with 'The King of Surf Guitar' himself, Dick Dale (who wrote and performed the iconic opening theme to the movie Pulp Fiction), who named their guitar player the new 'Surf Guitar Prince'.
Over the past 20 years, through Columbia, Victor and BMG, the band has released over 20 groundbreaking records, expanding the sound of surf-rock to incorporate influences from blues, jazz and heavy metal. To this day, their songs can be heard on countless Japanese TV shows and computer game soundtracks. Pre-eminent guitar player Shigeo Naka has represented many Japanese guitar companies, and as of 2015 is a spokesperson for Ibanez Roadcore.
Flashback to the Summer of 2014 - when The Surf Coasters were performing at a surf-rock festival in the U.S., The Psyders, who were also beating out their own brand of surf-rock madness, hatched a plot to have their heroes come and tour in China. With no better ideas, and as Shanghai's only surf-rock band, The Psyders have long incorporated Surf Coasters' songs into their sets. Naturally, they longed for their idols from Japan to cross that stormy sea.
With The Psyders' previous Japanese drummer acting as intermediary for nearly half a year, The Surf Coasters finally agreed to perform their psychotic live surf-guitar show for China's fans! Don't even try to stop them! « 收起