Casanova Snake is an album by Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, released in 2000.
Thee Michelle Gun Elephant (often abbreviated to TMGE) was a Japanese garage rock band formed in 1991.
The band was formed in 1991, while Chiba, Ueno, and Kuhara were students at Tokyo’s Meiji Gakuin University.Some years later Futoshi Abe joined the band.
Yusuke Ciba:Vocal, guitar
He has a very strong croaky voice.His favorite musicians are Dr. Feelgood, The Clash, The Damned, and many others. He is also a huge record collector .
His bass guitar is mainly a Fender Precision Bass. Amps are Sun, acoustic or Ampeg. His favorite musicians are Carol, Ramones, The Jam, Dr. Feelgood, The Who and many others.
His drums are made by CANOPUS, and his snare is a hammered bronze.
Started playing the drums in elementary school, influenced by RC Succession. In junior high school, he became obsessed with Michiro Endo and THE STREET SLIDERS.His favorite musicians are Motley Crue, Dr. Feelgood, The Who, Television, RC Succession, and The Damned. He is also a heavy metal fan.
His favorite musicians include The Clash, The Who, The Doors, The Damned, Dr. Feelgood, Jimi Hendrix, and Makoto Ayukawa.
Influenced by Mick Green of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates and Wilco Johnson of Dr. Feelgood, he preferred riff-based songs and songs with a three-chord progression. In addition, his guitar style was a mixture of punk and mod nuances. He was also famous for being an assertive demon who always used amps with maximum output and tried to be the star of the show no matter what.
He remarked, “THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT’s songs are my guitar solos from the beginning to the end of the song.
His guitar solo was very powerful, switching to the front pickup to change the tone, using switching techniques, choking and glissando.
He held the pick with his middle finger, index finger and thumb to prevent it from falling off.
He was a guitarist who loved explosions, was self-promoting, and played super-powerful songs with less flashy phrases and inflections.
He played aggressively, as if he was fighting with the vocals.
For this reason, he never found a band that suited him until he joined THEE MICHELLE GUN ELEPHANT.