Mean Machine (band)

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Mean Machine
Origin Japan
Genres Rock
Years active 2001
Labels Epic
Associated acts Judy and Mary, The Thrill
Website Official Epic/Sony website (Japanese)
Past members Ayumi Ito, Chara, Chiwaki, Yukari, Yuki

Mean Machine is an all-girl Japanese rock band. In 1998, Mean Machine was started by Chara and Chiwaki, choosing the themes "have fun", "cute with pheromones", and "play an instrument you never have before" to guide their band, and friends to join as members.[citation needed] Mean Machine starred in the Tower Records "No Music, No Life" advertising campaign, and debuted in 2001.

Members[edit]

Name Role Profession Notes
Ayumi
伊藤歩
Romaji: Ayumi Ito
Vocalist, lyricist Actress Co-starred with Chara in Shunji Iwai's "Swallowtail Butterfly" as Ageha, winning her the Japanese Academy Award for best new actress and best supporting actress.
CHIWAKI
ちわきまゆみ
Romaji: Mayumi Chiwaki
Guitarist, songwriter Musician, DJ Debuted with "Good Morning, I Love You" in 1985.
YUKARIE Bassist, songwriter Musician Tenor sax for The Thrill. Debuted with "A MILLION DOLLAR BAND THE THRILL" in 1992.
Yuki (有希)
磯谷有希
Romaji: Yuki Isoya
Drummer, songwriter Solo artist Ex-Judy and Mary vocalist, current successful solo artist. Debuted in 1993 with "POWER OF LOVE".
Chara
佐藤美和
Romaji: Miwa Sato
Drummer, songwriter Solo artist Immensely popular pop artist. Debuted with "Heaven" 1991.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Information Chart positions
2001 Cream 7

Singles[edit]

Release Title Oricon
singles
charts
CDTV music
video charts
Album
2001 Sūhā (スーハー?) 18 18 Cream
Knock on You 38 41

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