was a legendary, albeit short-lived (1987
), noise band
Their name, taken from the eponymous anti-hero of a Japanese cartoon series, was clearly designed to shock and their music was equally uncompromising. At times more traditional noise metal (as on "Up Beat"), at other times cranky art-rock (as on "Monobrow"), their sound gave centre stage to the virtuoso guitar capability of Albini.
The band broke up for personal reasons; not, as has been rumoured, over a dispute relating to their name.
(all released on Touch & Go in the US, Blast First in the UK and AuGoGo in Australia unless otherwise indicated)
- "Hated Chinee b/w Marmoset" 7"
- "Budd" EP
- "Two Nuns And A Pack Mule" LP
- "Inki's Butt Crack b/w Song Number One" (Sub Pop Singles Club 7")