This punk-rock-band-next-doors debut CD”KARATE TEACHER” was released in February 1995 from BENTNE Label and quickly captured the heart of both punk rock fans and cartoon fans. In March 1996, Lolita No.18 went to Austin, Texas to play live shows and record their second full length album. They played 7 places in Texas including the international showcase at SXSW.
Although they are singing in Japanese, the audience loved Lolita No.18. They did 2 radio live shows during their stay in USA, KVRX in Austin and KZSU in San Francisco. Their Texas recorded album “Sister Run Naked” was released that following July1996. They released their 4th album “FUBO LOVE NY” in July 1997 produced by Joey Ramone. Yeah, they are the first and last Japanese band Joey Produced. You can see how he enjoyed this project in the promotional video of Rockaway Beach.
In ’97 they did an American tour in 50 day & went to 43 spots. (This US tour video was released from Sister Records) The members are all funny like cartoon character and vocalist, Masayo’s weird voice also became the talk in all over the world. They released their 6thalbum (on Nov.18th in 1999 ) “TOY DOLL” which was produced by Olga from The Toy Dolls and recorded in Hull, United Kingdom.
In 2000 Lolita 18 did 40 places Japan tour then US tour again and did Europe tour also. The original member did the final show at Shibuya Club Quattro in Tokyo on Dec. 21 2001. Masayo, the singer and the leader got new bass player, Tacochi, new guitar,Tacchamen and new and powerful drummer, To-Bu and has started new Lolita No.18 since 2002.
Official Website: http://sister.co.jp/english/lolita18/