WATCH: THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT "スモーキン・ビリー" (1999)

Caught these guys in L.A. way back in '99. If I recall, I saw them at the now defunct club The Garage in Silverlake while they were touring on their solid album "Gear Blues". They rarely made it over to the United States from their native Japan. They definitely carried the Rock N Roll torch, in Japan, alongside the likes of Guitar Wolf, Jackie & the Cedrics, and King Brothers. Purely sweaty and greasy Rock N Roll is the lines of MC5, Stooges, and The Dictators. 

More info over at: Discogs, Wikipedia