History Music / TokyoYankees

5th Oct '14 3:41:04 AM m8e
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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to Music/YoshikiHayashi's Creator/ExtasyRecords label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.

They would reunite in 2000 to do an anniversary album for former Extasy bands, and after this reunion decided to continue activities as a band. Eventually dropping most of the trappings of VisualKei for being a non-visual Music/HeavyMetal band, they proceeded to play with well known bands at lives in the Tokyo rock scene.

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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal [[HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to Music/YoshikiHayashi's Creator/ExtasyRecords label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.

They would reunite in 2000 to do an anniversary album for former Extasy bands, and after this reunion decided to continue activities as a band. Eventually dropping most of the trappings of VisualKei for being a non-visual Music/HeavyMetal HeavyMetal band, they proceeded to play with well known bands at lives in the Tokyo rock scene.
14th Aug '13 4:14:18 AM RevolutionStone
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* VisualKei: They were part of the TropeCodifiers for Visual Shock/Veteran Kei and went post-Visual after Ume's death. Unlike many post-visual acts, they didn't soften and mainstream their sound - instead they became a straight up "loud noise metal rock band," which was their original sound - just without the Visual Shock look.
18th Jun '13 11:29:20 AM RevolutionStone
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* AscendedExtra: Ume was a roadie for Yoshiki of Music/XJapan, both before and until his own band launched.

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* AscendedExtra: Ume was a roadie for Yoshiki of Music/XJapan, both before and until after his own band launched.
18th Jun '13 11:26:05 AM RevolutionStone
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* AscendedExtra: Ume was a roadie for Yoshiki of Music/XJapan, both before and until his own band launched.
17th Feb '13 3:11:02 AM RevolutionStone
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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to YoshikiHayashi's Creator/ExtasyRecords label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.

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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to YoshikiHayashi's Music/YoshikiHayashi's Creator/ExtasyRecords label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.
11th Feb '13 8:12:39 PM RevolutionStone
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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Let's Get Crazy" is a straight example. In a combination of the band variety of this + CoverVersion, "Ace Of Spades" by Music/{{Motorhead}} at the 1991 Extasy Summit, members from other bands participated - including [[HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and [[TomoakiIshizuka Pata]] on guitars.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Let's Get Crazy" is a straight example. In a combination of the band variety of this + CoverVersion, "Ace Of Spades" by Music/{{Motorhead}} at the 1991 Extasy Summit, members from other bands participated - including [[HidetoMatsumoto [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and [[TomoakiIshizuka Pata]] on guitars.



* CoverVersion: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "Ace Of Spades,"]] (featuring [[HidetoMatsumoto hide]] on guitar). [[Music/{{Warrant}} "Drugstore Cowboy,"]], [[Music/{{Anthrax}} "Lone Justice"]], [[Music/{{Venom}} "Black Metal,"]] [[Music/BlackSabbath "Children of the Grave,"]] [[Music/PublicImageLtd "(This Is Not A) Love Song."]]

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* CoverVersion: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "Ace Of Spades,"]] (featuring [[HidetoMatsumoto [[Music/HidetoMatsumoto hide]] on guitar). [[Music/{{Warrant}} "Drugstore Cowboy,"]], [[Music/{{Anthrax}} "Lone Justice"]], [[Music/{{Venom}} "Black Metal,"]] [[Music/BlackSabbath "Children of the Grave,"]] [[Music/PublicImageLtd "(This Is Not A) Love Song."]]
15th Jan '13 12:28:19 PM MarkLungo
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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to YoshikiHayashi's ExtasyRecords label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.

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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to YoshikiHayashi's ExtasyRecords Creator/ExtasyRecords label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.
8th Jan '13 4:20:47 AM RevolutionStone
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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to YoshikiHayashi's Extasy Records label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.

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Tokyo Yankees is a Japanese [[Music/HeavyMetal speed metal, thrash metal]] and hardcore PunkRock band. Established in 1988 in Tokyo by vocalist Soichiro "Ume" Umemura, Masanori "Nori" Hashimoto, bassist Ami, and drummer Takashi "U.D.A." Udagawa, who were veterans of other Music/HeavyMetal and HardRock bands, they were part of the origin of VisualKei. Signed to YoshikiHayashi's Extasy Records ExtasyRecords label at first, they recorded several albums and established a short but successful career before the first closing of Extasy Records to bands other than XJapan, after which they dropped in popularity and went on hiatus.
10th Jun '12 4:51:38 AM erforce
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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Let's Get Crazy" is a straight example. In a combination of the band variety of this + CoverVersion, "Ace Of Spades" by {{Motorhead}} at the 1991 Extasy Summit, members from other bands participated - including [[HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and [[TomoakiIshizuka Pata]] on guitars.

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* AudienceParticipationSong: "Let's Get Crazy" is a straight example. In a combination of the band variety of this + CoverVersion, "Ace Of Spades" by {{Motorhead}} Music/{{Motorhead}} at the 1991 Extasy Summit, members from other bands participated - including [[HidetoMatsumoto hide]] and [[TomoakiIshizuka Pata]] on guitars.
12th Apr '12 5:44:26 PM AGroupie
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* CoverVersion: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "Ace Of Spades,"]] [[Music/{{Warrant}} "Drugstore Cowboy,"]], [[Music/{{Anthrax}} "Lone Justice"]], [[Music/{{Venom}} "Black Metal,"]] [[Music/BlackSabbath "Children of the Grave,"]] [[Music/PublicImageLtd "(This Is Not A) Love Song."]]

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* CoverVersion: [[Music/{{Motorhead}} "Ace Of Spades,"]] (featuring [[HidetoMatsumoto hide]] on guitar). [[Music/{{Warrant}} "Drugstore Cowboy,"]], [[Music/{{Anthrax}} "Lone Justice"]], [[Music/{{Venom}} "Black Metal,"]] [[Music/BlackSabbath "Children of the Grave,"]] [[Music/PublicImageLtd "(This Is Not A) Love Song."]]
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