FORCE’77G > It seems to be insanely powerful, and the sound is drastically different!
suGar Yoshinaga(g, vo, tb-303) / Yumiko Ohno (b, vo, electronics) / MoOog Yamamoto (turntable,vo)
Formed in 1993.
The two albums “Shaggy Head Dressers” and “Amoebae Sound System” released on Cardinal Records, an indie label sponsored by “American Music” magazine, were immediately sold out.
In 1996, the band signed a contract with Grand Royal, a label sponsored by the Beastie Boys, after giving the band members a copy of the album at a Lucious Jackson show in Tokyo. In the same year, they released their first album “Captain Vapour Athletes” (Grand Royal/Toshiba EMI), toured major cities in the U.S., and expanded their activities from Tokyo to the world.
Their second album, “New Rock” (Grand Royal/Toshiba EMI), released in 1998, was inspired by the repetitiveness of German rock and the succession of the same scenery they saw while driving on their US tour, and received a great response, quickly becoming a masterpiece of the era.
The band went on to tour extensively throughout the U.S. by car and in various European cities, gaining great acclaim as a live band.
After the release of “I” (Emperor Norton Records/Toshiba EMI) in 2001, “Pshychic” (2003) and “Euphorica” (2006) were both released by V2 Records as worldwide deals.
In 2006, he was selected as one of the “100 Japanese People the World Respects” by “Newsweek Japan” magazine, and his activities have attracted attention both in Japan and abroad.
In the summer of 2010, he established his own label, Buffalo Ranch.
With guest drummer Atsushi Matsushita, the band released its first album in four years, “The Weapons Of Math Destruction”.
In 2013, the band released its first best-of album “ReDiscoVer. Best, Re-recordings and Remixes of Buffallo Daughter” to commemorate its 20-year anniversary. The album includes not only past recordings, but also new recordings, covers, live recordings, and remixes. It presents a new best of the best format. An exhibition tracing the band’s history was also held at galleries in Tokyo and Osaka.
Released their seventh album “Konjac-tion” (Japan U/M/A/A, France Modulor) in the summer of 2014. The band toured energetically live in the US, Europe, Russia, Japan, and Asia, both domestically and internationally.
In 2019, the albums “Pshychic” and “Euphorica”, both popular in Japan and abroad, will be remastered by Onoseigen and released on analog for the first time. For the commemorative live tour, he invited guest musicians, old and new friends in Japan, to reproduce all the songs from the two albums live.
Live footage from the Tokyo Liquid Room concert with SASUKE, AAAMYYYY, Tatsuya Nakamura, Naruyoshi Kikuchi, and Keigo Oyamada is available on YouTube.
The band’s friendships are not only with musicians, but also with graphic/visual artists since the band’s formation.
They have performed at various galleries and museums, most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo in January 2016, where they performed live paintings by illustrator Ed Tsuwaki and improvised with cello by Hiromichi Sakamoto, and in July 2013 at the Tokyo gallery Improvisation with live collage production by Keiji Ito and Kosuke Kawamura at UPLINK, and live performance at the exhibition of British artist Peter McDonald at 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa in 2012.
In addition, the band’s first solo exhibition “Happy Birthday BD20” was held at Tokyo Cultureart in July-August 2013.
The solo exhibition, which looked back on the band’s history, included the band’s first release, a floppy disk, and a fax from Lucious Jackson, which led to the band’s signing with Grand Royal, and later traveled to Tower Records in Osaka.
In September 2020, the band participated in the 40th anniversary compilation album of “Pac-Man” and released “Dots In The Maze”.
In July 2021, the EP “Continuous Stories of Miss Cro-magnon (20 Years Later)” will be released at Bandcamp.
On September 17, their long-awaited new album “We Are The Times,” their first album in seven years, was released worldwide.
I am using a FORCE ’77G on a Mini Moog.
It seems to have so much power and the sound has changed drastically.
I wonder if it works well with Mini Moog, the overall sound became very fat.
The bass, in particular, is very solid and does not lose to other instruments, even in rock songs.
It’s just powerful!
Yumiko Ohno: b, vo, electronics
You will notice that the distortion of the distortion pedal becomes clearer.
It may sound strange to say that the distortion is clear, but you can feel that the fuzz and distortion distortion is not blurred, and that the distortion sound comes forward properly.
SuGar Yoshinaga: g, vo, tb-303
A must-have cable for AXE-FX. Unnecessary noise is the enemy of loud guitar sound.
Noise that I have been using vintage amps for years and just can’t seem to get rid of.
I was amazed when the combination of Axe-Fx and this hum buster cable completely eliminated the hum.
I don’t think I would ever use the Axe-Fx without this cable. Please try it and be amazed.
SuGar Yoshinaga: g, vo, tb-303
SuGar Yoshinaga’s effects board (as of July 2020