Channeling the spirit of punk RnR of the 70's, HOWLING GUITAR has been revving their self-styled Maximum Motor Noise Rock 'n' Roll through Japan for the past 15 years. In 2000 they released a their first album MOTOR NOISE on the prominent Japanese indie label and quickly followed up with a self-titled second release. In 2003, the band took a road trip through Texas recording for their third album xxxx and also crashed onto the stages of SXSW. Fronted by motorman Howling Hideki, know for his middle-finger salute slide-playing, added screaming Yukiko to the line up and self-released recently A Dance With The Devil with all the thrash & vigor they had pent up from relentless gigging!
Sakai "Howling" Hideki - Vocals & Guitar
Sakai Yukiko - Bass & SCREAM
Kurokawa Akira - Drums, percussion & Chorus
CD Album - JP090
This albums revs up like it should... I mean literally, with a back track of a semi starting up and rolling out, then guitars start howling out some monster instro of rock 'n' roll noise! Wild guitarman Howling Hideki leaves tire-shreds of surf, blues and metal in a tractor trailer crash of heavy punk trash. Throughout the album he screams out with a fever for loud 70's RnR backed by the thud of Yukiko's bass and her nonchalant retro chic. Some songs like "God Speed You!" have a definitive punk sound showing obvious JOHNNY THUNDERS influence and others charge fast and heavy like a MOTORHEAD song or up the ante on ROLLING STONES riffing. "SIN CITY" features Kota Saito (from GOLDEN) on banjo lending a dark country feel. HOWLING GUITAR asks if you wanna dance with The Devil... Are you feeling lucky?