Here is FAQ about MELT-BANANA.


Q: What is MELT-BANANA?
Q: What type of music?
Q: Who is MELT-BANANA?
Q: How the band formed?
Q: How many albums?

Q: Is there any web store or distro that sells MxBx shirts?




Q: Is Yako singing in Japanese?
Q: Is "Phantasmagoria" intended to sound like the opening to a Damned album that I do not remember?
Q: The Outro For Cell-Scape reminds me of the Damned song "Curtain Call"...
Q: Which album makes you frothy?
Q: What's the name of the song you did for "Perfect Hair Forever" on Adult Swim?
Q: I was wondering if that was Yako's voice on the theme song to the cartoon "pucca". It sounds very much like Yako...




Q: Do you feel that synthesizers are gay?
Q: What is your motto/philosophy?
Q: How old are you guys?
Q: What is your favorite style of T-shirt?
Q: What is your favorite type of sandwich?
Q: Best soup?

more Qs coming ...

Q : What is MELT-BANANA?

Answer: MELT-BANANA is a band based in Tokyo JAPAN.


Q: What type of music?

Answer: Some people say they are noise band, some people say they are so-called no wave band, some people say they are hardcore band, some people say their music is like roller coaster in an amusement park... It is hard to categorize their music, but basecally they are rock band with a spice of punk taste.The easiest way to find out is to listen to their music and you will find out.


Q: Who is MELT-BANANA?

Answer: Main factors of MELT-BANANA are YAKO, who is a singer of the band and write all lyrics and write some of the songs, and AGATA who plays the guitar and write most of the backtracks of the songs. So far, MELT-BANANA has been helped by many musicians, such as:
- SUDOH, TOSHIAKI
- RIKA HAMAMOTO
- ONOTETSU
- KIKUCHI
- OSHIMA (aka Watchman)
- NATSUME
- OBOKATA (aka Obiwan)
- SAKATA
- DAVE WITTE
- TERADA
- YOKO KUROSE
- UKI
- INOMATA
- TARO TATSUMAKI (with MxBxLite)


Q: How the band formed?

Answer: In short, basecally, YAKO started the band, and AGATA joined.
On April 1st in 1993, the band was named MELT-BANANA.


Q: How many albums?

Anwer:
1st album "Speak Squeak Creak" (A-ZAP Records)
- 1st album was originally released from NUX Organization, and reissued by A-ZAP.

2nd album "Scratch or Stitch" (Skin Graft)
- It was licensed to meldac in Japan for Japan release.

3rd album "Charlie" (A-ZAP Records)

4th album "Teeny Shiny" (A-ZAP Records)

5th album "Cell-scape" (A-ZAP Records)

6th album "Bambi's Dilemma" (A-ZAP Records)

7th album "Fetch" (A-ZAP Records)

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1&1/2nd album "Cactuses come in Flocks" (A-ZAP Records)
- This album was originaly released with cassette tape format from UK label called Chocolate Monk, between 1st album and 2nd album, and reissued on CD from A-ZAP.

single compilation album "13 Hedgehogs/MxBx singles 1994-1999" (A-ZAP Records)
- MxBx's early 13 singles in 1994 - 1999 are compiled in one CD and released from A-ZAP.

Live album "MxBx1998/13000 miles at light velocity" (TZADIK)
- MxBx studio live album recorded in 1998 in NY, released from TZADIK.

Live album "MELT-BANANA Lite LIVE : ver.0.0" (A-ZAP Records)
- Studio live recording album as "MELT-BANANA Lite", which is a kind of another unit by MELT-BANANA.


For more information about releases, go to "Discorgraphy" page on the site.


Q: Is there any web store or distro that sells MxBx shirts?

Anwer: MxBx sells their merch like T-shirts, pins, stickers, etc. at their live shows. (Sorry for inconvenience...)
Also, Revolver USA (midheaven.com), GHZ Music Store (ghz.shop-pro.jp), and Believe Music Store (believemusicstore.com) are selling MxBx T-shirts.





Q: Is Yako singing in Japanese?

Answer: I am singing in English, and you can find all of the lyrics inside of CD booklets if you are interested.
When I first started singing in a band, I was singing in Japanese, but I changed to English. I thought that English would fit more to my style of singing.


Q: Is "Phantasmagoria" intended to sound like the opening to a Damned album that I do not remember??

Answer: I knew the word "Phantasmagoria" from this Damned record for the first time, and remember this word again from the name of art of Joe Foti, artist from Chrome Hearts. I thought this word fit to the song when I thought of the title.


Q: The Outro For Cell-Scape Reminds Me Of The Damned Song "Curtain Call"?

Answer: I didn't know this song, and listened to it at friends house today. I liked it.


Q: Which album makes you frothy?

Answer: Human beings can live because they can forget things that they don't like.


Q: What's the name of the song you did for perfect hair forever?

Answer: Hair Cat.


Q: I was wondering if that was yako's voice on the theme song to the cartoon "pucca. It sounds very much like yako.

Answer: I understand what you mean, but it is not my voice.





Q: Do you feel that synthesizers are gay?

Answer: No. If it is a shoulder keyboard. it wii be a different story.


Q: What is your motto/philosophy?

Answer: For today, jump before you look.


Q: How old are you guys?

Answer: We regard dates of birth and place of birth as private information.


Q: What is your favorite style of T-shirt?

Answer: Hoodies.


Q: What is your favorite type of sandwich?

Answer: Avocado.


Q: Best soup?

Answer: Asparagus. Asparagus soup we had in Germany was very good.


to be continued...