Stompin' Riffraffs: Phantom Rock (7inch, 45rpm, PS)
The Stompin’ Riff Raffs, formed in Tokyo in 2006, are
comprised of three chicks—Rie (bass), Miku (keyboard and theremin), and
Saori (drums)—and fronted by their man Nao (guitar and vocals).
have been regular fixtures of the Tokyo underground since their
inception and regularly tour around their native Japan while still
finding time to play internationally with regular frequency. Their first
major release on Wild Records, 2015’s A Man and Three Chicks highlights
the band’s fuzz-soaked late ‘50s sound, consisting primarily of
original live staples such as “Parabellum” and “Screamin’ on Wheels”
with a few covers thrown in for good measure.
Stompin’ Riff Raffs
combine all the elements of the golden age of ferocious rock and roll
without sounding simply derivative, providing irrefutable proof that
despite their homeland being known for propriety, orderliness, and
manners, these Nipponese can still hit as hard and fast as anyone else.
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