Kamikaze Radio | Sex, Drugs & Sushi Rolls

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Sex, Drugs & Sushi Rolls

by Kamikaze Radio

Ex-front man of 'Boy Kicks Girl' returns after a 4 year hiatus. Kamikaze Radio is a balls out aggressive melodic sound with much darker mature themes than BKG. DIY punk all the way.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Garage Punk
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1. So You Wanted A Love Song Kamikaze Radio
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2. Pariah Messiah Kamikaze Radio
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3. Platonic Bomb Kamikaze Radio
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4. A Red Sun Rising Kamikaze Radio
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*LESS THAN 300 PRESSED CDS LEFT IN STOCK - AFTER THAT MP3 DOWNLOADS ONLY! POSTED 08-29-2007 -Kevin (Boy Kicks Girl and Kamikaze Radio brainchild/front man)*

Like a phantom WWII Japanese Zero materializing from blue skies, and diving cool & steadfast towards an awestruck kill, KAMIKAZE RADIO aimed to conquer uncharted lands afar and won the hearts of legions. Deeply rooted in D.I.Y. old school punk ethics, KAMIKAZE RADIO contained an air of odd mystery, angst, personal modesty, professionalism, sheer musical talent, and a level of appreciation for fans that have since been long forgotten. Their first and only 100% self-produced 6 song EP entitled Sex, Drugs & Sushi Rolls was a testament to months of painstaking to-the-metal detail, love, devotion, sweat, and hard labor.

With a sound more akin to the caffeine induced early years of 80s college radio punk, KAMIKAZE RADIO stepped the bar up further by infusing various other lifetime personal punk rock and 80s modern rock influences ranging from The Sex Pistols, The Damned, Ramones, Descendents, The Faction, Social Distortion, Rancid, Jawbreaker, The Pixies, NOFX, Green Day, and a bit of The Cure for good measure. There was a time when music had an important message to send, when music was inspirational and didnt dare bow down to FCC regulations and the politically correct pro-censorship Anti-American agenda. There was also a time when songs were engineered and recorded to capture a bands essence and massive energetic live sound, complete with feedback and noise in all of its wonderful glory. Those days have since dwindled, passed, and died with major labels. And sadly, some big name independent punk labels are now releasing cookie cutter perfected albums so clean and polished, the overall sound has become as plastic as their mass produced CD media. KAMIKAZE RADIO hopes there are still are a few rebel purists in this crazy world who catch on, hitch a ride, who yearn for something different, and understand exactly where the band was coming from.

KAMIKAZE RADIO was an interesting mish-mosh of musical talents, and varying ages, all of which allowed the band to have a much broader range of sound. Front man vocalist, guitarist, song writer, and brainchild of KAMIKAZE RADIO, Sick Boy, returned to the public spotlight after a secluded 5 year hiatus following the 2000 break up of his previous creation, the San Jose, CA Bay Areas very own BOY KICKS GIRL. During B.K.G.s 4 years of existence, the band quickly moved to the top of the Bay Areas hottest bands charts for college radio and CD sales, earned multiple awards for Best of the Bay Area, earned global recognition, toured relentlessly throughout the U.S.A., and acquired a massive underground cult following that still exists today. It was Sick Boys style of snotty, sarcastic, and aggressive music that quickly caught the fans attention, and gained their respect. New and old fans alike are pleased to know that the same core vibe and fan-friendly environment Sick Boy helped sustain in B.K.G. has been carried over into KAMIKAZE RADIO. The most exciting part of KAMIKAZE RADIO was the additional fresh talent which existed to help carry the music sonically far beyond anything B.K.G. could ever deliver. And its those members of KAMIKAZE RADIO who deserved the real props.

Both guitarist Vigilante Joe and drummer Justin X were 5 year veterans of the San Jose local band INFM. What Sick Boy was incapable of playing on guitars himself, Vigilante Joe picked up and added his own melodic style and haphazard riffs. Vigilante Joe is a natural at guitar, one of the funniest people you will ever meet, and is an amazingly genuine person all around. Justin X, the solid backbone of KAMIKAZE RADIO, shelled out insanely fast double time beats akin to Descendents drummer Bill Stevenson, pulled off blazing tom rolls, and did it all without breaking a sweat. Justin X is still today shrouded with intrigue and mystery, and his uncanny powers over women are always legendary. Bassist Eric Odd from KillDashNine completed the circle, adding such talent and jaw dropping skills to his bass playing, that he had to be heard in order to fully comprehend and appreciate the level of complexity hes truly capable of. Not only does Eric Odd play bass, but hes also an outstanding closet guitarist, drummer, electronics tech-head, UNIX nerd, and also engineered the initial tracking of KAMIKAZE RADIOs 6-song EP. A quiet and shy person at heart, Eric Odd is always bursting full of surprises and hot gas. The combined efforts and talents of KAMIKAZE RADIO were absolutely phenomenal, a monster of a live punk band in a tiny glass shell, and its an honor to have been working with such fun loving, talented, and outstanding musicians, and friends. If there is one band that is going to put the CA Bay Area back on the map for great punk music, KAMIKAZE RADIO will be that band. You just don't know it yet. :)


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eddie

Sex + Drugs + Sushi Rolls = YUMMY!!!
What can I say except BEST BAND EVER? I\'m not even lying, this has got to be my favorite band that no longer exists. And that\'s actually painful, the fact that we may never again bask in any wonderful new material... But until that day (hopefully) comes, Sick Boy & Co. still have this glorious EP to offer to us, the adoring fans. In fact, I bought 6 copies of this album EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY HAD EVERY SINGLE SONG (from back when they were on music.download.com and the band\'s website), just because I felt like sharing this heavenly masterpiece of musical genius with my uncultured and uninitiated friends!

Because from the sarcastic start with So You Wanted A Love Song, to the scathing political and social commentary in Pariah Messiah, the angst and passion expressed in Platonic Bomb that I myself have felt so true, to the oddly uplifting and anti-depressing A Red Sun Rising, the psychotic enjoyable hatred in The Sweetest Dream of All (undeniably the best on the album), and the finale that\'s a rousing cover of Complicated Fun by The Suicide Commandos (which, even though it\'s my least favorite on the album, still kicks major ass), this band leaves no stone unturned, no path untraveled, pulls out all the stops, and starts rocking and DOES NOT STOP until the very last note!!!!!

So yeah, BUY THIS, NOW!!! You\'ll thank me later. My friends did. If you like MUSIC, at ALL, you\'ll love Kamikaze Radio. :D

Jean-Francois

Hatred, war and suicide are other themes advanced by Kamikaze Radio to generate
Kamikaze Radio - Sex, Drugs & Sushi Rolls
Reviewed By J.F.

8.5/10

Kamikaze Radio is a four piece punk band from the Bay Area in California keeping the 80’s rock sound and old school punk ethics alive. Counting on ex Boy Kicks Girl front man, Sick Boy, as vocalist, they have entirely self-produced this long awaited six song EP entitled "Sex, Drugs & Sushi Rolls". Snotty lyrics, melodic riffs, solid drumming and multifaceted bass form a band capable of creating great expectations.

"So You Wanted A Love Song" starts everything off with a response to annoying love song demands by girlfriends. Combined with hippie banjo and puking effects, the sarcastically written lyrics gave me quite a laugh. "So you wanted a love song. Well it looks like you got one. Now you probably hate me. But you’re hot when you’re angry." is one example of humoristic facet of the band.

Early Descendent influences seem to emerge from most of the songs. "A Red Sun Rising" also reminds me of Samiam and Big Drill Car, blending the traditional distorted rock riffs with some nasal vocals. "The Sweetest Dream Of All" is the heaviest song on the album and probably my favourite. With an outro in the same vein of the one on NOFX’s The Decline - but with more juice - it’s hard to disregard.

Hatred, war and suicide are other themes advanced by Kamikaze Radio to generate this straight up punk album. All this with no whining, no crying, just plain rock.

Official Site: www.kamikazeradio.com
Purevolume: www.purevolume.com/kamikazeradio
MySpace: www.myspace.com/kamikazeradio