BBQ Chickens

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BBQ Chickens
OriginJapan
GenresHardcore punk
Years active2000-present
LabelsPizza of Death Records
Associated actsHi-Standard
MembersKen Yokoyama
Andrew
Iso
Hongolian
Past membersHatano

BBQ Chickens (often stylized as BBQ CHICKENS) is a Japanese hardcore punk band, created in 2000 by former Hi-Standard member Ken Yokoyama. All four members have been "buddies since childhood",[1] and convened to form the band when Ken announced the hiatus of Hi-Standard. Since their beginning, they have released three studio albums, and have enjoyed unexpected success in different forms. Their first album, Indie Rock Strikes Back, sold upwards of 85,000 copies[1] and rocketed them onto the Japanese punk scene, where they played several sold out shows. BBQ Chickens later won the award for "Best Alternative Video" during the 2002 Space Shower Music Video Awards for their video "Sick Guy/Stupid Magazine", and the year after with "Pizza of Death's Theme/Fat Boy".[2] BBQ Chickens' third album, Fine Songs, Playing Sucks, was a cover album, and was noted by the idea that it was a "selection of most unusual songs to cover."[1]

Discography[edit]

Year Title Label
2001 Indie Rock Strikes Back Pizza of Death
2002 Goodbye to your Punk Rock
2003 Fine Songs, Playing Sucks
2011 Crossover and Over
2013 Broken Bubbles

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "BBQ Chickens". pizzaofdeath.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2010-07-17.
  2. ^ ja:SPACE SHOWER Music Video Awards, Retrieved 2010-07-17[better source needed]