All Hail . . . Guitar Wolf

‘I can’t believe it’s been nearly a week since the Guitar Wolf gig and I’ve not posted to rave about it.

‘I only heard of them when a friend asked me if I wanted to go to the gig at 93 Feet East in London. From his description of them, I bought their "best of", Golden Black, and they sounded like a blast. Ferocious, unhinged Japanese noise rock, taking garage punk and turning the absurd coolness (as well as the amp) up to 11.

‘They coined their own genre – "Jett Rock ‘n’ Roll" – named to honour Joan Jett. Her irrepressible single ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll’ – the first single I remember buying – was honoured with a spin by the DJ before the gig.’ (Dreamflesh blog entry).