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Overview (3)

Born in Nagasaki, Japan
Nickname Seiji
Height 5' 11¼" (1.81 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Guitar Wolf was born on September 22, 1963 in Nagasaki, Japan.

Trade Mark (2)

Black wrap around sunglasses
Black leather jacket

Trivia (11)

Shares his birthday with Joan Jett.
1999 album, Jet Generation, has been proclaimed to be the loudest album ever recorded. Ever since its release, the album contains warning labels concerning its sound levels.
When not touring, performing, or recording, he works in building construction and drywall in Japan.
Loves motorcylces and has a license for driving one.
Seiji's biggest influence is Joan Jett, the album title and song "Jet Generation" along with their proclomation of being "Greatest Japanese Jet Rock n' Roll band" is all in tribute to her, as well as various references to her littered throughout their songs. He always wears his Joan Jett buttons on his trademark black leather jacket, and kisses them at every show he performs at.
Other major influences include Link Wray, Bruce Lee,Iggy Pop, and the Ramones.
Plays an Epiphone SG guitar.
Favorite films include: Back To The Future, Enter The Dragon, and Rock & Roll High School.
Has toured with bands such as D4, Jon Spencer's Blues Explosion, The Cramps, The Woggles, The 5,6,7,8s, and Joan Jett.
Despite his elaborate tales for the music media of being abandoned by his parents as child and being raised by wolves (as well as his claim of being a quarter wolf), Seiji and his band's formation is less elaborate. He first formed Guitar Wolf in 1987 with Billy (Bass Wolf) upon meeting in the Harajuku district of Tokyo, Japan, where they both worked in adjacent shops. Seiji's roommate then joined them on drums, but was replaced in 1991 by Toru (Drum Wolf).
Getting signed to a Japanese label was no easy feat, so they set out and toured and recorded on their own, picking up momentum as a rock force to be reckoned with, as well as developing a strong cult following. Opportunity knocked when they performed at an in-store signing in New York. A record executive was so impressed by Seiji's presence and energy (namely jumping all over everything, jumping headfirst into the ceiling fan, yet still managed to keep going!), that they were then signed to Matador records. Their debut American album, Missile Me, was released in 1996.

Personal Quotes (5)

Forget about techniques. Just stay cool and aggressive.
Wolves respond to other wolves calls. The friend wolves from all around come to see us wherever we are. We love blonde wolves.
We are destined to create busting sounds on the earth.
The howling of wolves is our teacher.
We brush our teeth with tequila.

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