|Genres||Ska punk, Punk rock|
Asian Man Records
Potshot was a J-ska music group from Japan. They released their records on their own label, TV Freak, in Japan. Their first five albums were also re-released by Asian Man Records, an American label well known for signing Asian punk-pop bands. Their final album, Potshot Beat Goes On, released in May 2005. They disbanded in 2005, playing a final show in Tokyo.
- Ryoji Ariga - Vocals
- Yoshito Hirai - Bass
- Yoshinobu Takegoshi - T-Bone
Pots and Shots
...put the spurs to the largely kind-of-boring mid-'90s resurgence of ska music by revving up the tempos by at least 30 percent (seriously, anyone who tries dancing to a song like the breakneck "Since Yesterday" is at risk of a coronary) and dialing back all the cod-reggae Jamaican-isms that make so many of the frat-boy third wave ska bands so laughable. The drumbeat and a familiar-sounding horn section are Pots and Shots' only links to ska music, but they're enough to shred 90 percent of the post-No Doubt pretenders.
- 1. Pots and Shots (October 14, 1997) Asian Man Records
- 2. Rock ’n’ Roll (March 9, 1999) Asian Man Records
- 3. Til I Die (October 7, 2000) Asian Man Records
- 4. A Go Go (February 19, 2002) Asian Man Records
- 5. Dance to the Potshot Record (June 22, 2004) Asian Man Records
- 6. Six Potshot Rockers (October 8, 2003) TV Freak
- 7. Potshot Beat Goes On (May 16, 2005) TV Freak
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