The 5.6.7.8's

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Garage rock'n'roll band from Tokyo, Japan. Initially formed in 1986 as a quartet by sisters Sachiko (Drums) and Yoshiko "Ronnie" Fujiyama (Vocals) along with Rico (Guitar), and Yoshie (Bass). However, Yoshie was replaced by Kikako prior to recording their demo ("Golden Hits of..."). In 1990 Rico and Kikako left the band to form Sleaze Sisters. They were replaced by Akiko Omo on bass and saxophone player Gaku was added later. In 1992 they became a trio prior to touring Australia. Bass guitar was taken over again by Akiko, who also previously played in the band during the lineup changes in the early 90's. Guitarist Aya joined the band for several months in 1995. Yoshiko "Yama" Yamaguchi took over bass duties from Akiko before their first big Japanese tour in 1996. Ronnie briefly took a break from the band in 1997 and released the solo single "Coney Island". The band toured extensively during 1998 and 2002 but did not produce any new recorded material.

The band appeared in the movie "Kill Bill: Volume 1" in 2003 after director Quentin Tarantino heard their CD in a Tokyo clothing shop in 2002. The final film features the studio track "Woo Hoo" and it also appears on the soundtrack. The DVD bonus features include a full live performance of "Walk Like Jayne Mansfield" and "I'm Blue" that were recorded during the filming of the movie. The band during the filming was Ronnie, Yama, and Sachiko, however, Akiko played bass on the actual studio recording of "Woo Hoo" used in the film.

In 2004 Yama left the band and Akiko returned to play bass. However, there was a brief period of touring with Saki on bass between the switch. After that the band did not release any more material and only occasionally played live. The band has gained momentum again after releasing some live and studio recordings on Third Man Records in 2011. Since then they have been mostly been releasing covers, older unreleased studio recordings, and re-recorded/alternate versions of older material through Time Bomb Records (2). Some of the material features Akiko on bass and some features Yama on bass. In 2018 they released a song for the video game Steel Rats. A single containing songs recorded with Bloodshot Bill was released in 2019.
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Albums

none The 5.6.7.8's - Golden Hits Of The 5.6.7.8`s album art The 5.6.7.8's Golden Hits Of The 5.6.7.8`s (Album) Tokyo Stiff none Japan 1988 Sell This Version
ANDA 179 The 5.6.7.8's - The 5.6.7.8's album art The 5.6.7.8's The 5.6.7.8's (Album) Time Bomb Records (2) ANDA 179 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
SNCD035 The 5.6.7.8's - Teenage Mojo Workout album art The 5,6,7,8's* Teenage Mojo Workout (Album) Time Bomb Records (2) SNCD035 UK 2002 Sell This Version
TMR 076 The 5.6.7.8's - Live At Third Man Records album art The 5.6.7.8's Live At Third Man Records Third Man Records TMR 076 US 2011 Sell This Version
BOMBLP-119 The 5.6.7.8's - Tanukigoten album art The 5.6.7.8's Tanukigoten (Album) Time Bomb Records (2) BOMBLP-119 Japan 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none The 5.6.7.8's - Mondo Girls A-Go-Go album art The 5.6.7.8's Mondo Girls A-Go-Go (EP) Not On Label none 1989 Sell This Version
KAR001/KAR002 The 5.6.7.8's - I Was A Teenage Cave Woman !!! album art The 5.6.7.8's I Was A Teenage Cave Woman !!! (EP) Tokyo Karate Records KAR001/KAR002 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
GCS 006 The 5.6.7.8's - Ah-So album art The 5.6.7.8's Ah-So (Single) Giant Claw GCS 006 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
PP-005 The 5.6.7.8's - I Need A Man album art The 5.6.7.8's I Need A Man (Single) Planet Pimp Records PP-005 US 1993 Sell This Version
ES750 The 5.6.7.8's - I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield album art The 5.6.7.8's I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield (Single) Estrus Records ES750 US 1993 Sell This Version
ROCK 6097-7 The 5.6.7.8's - Edie Is A Sweet Candy album art The 5.6.7.8's Edie Is A Sweet Candy (Single) Rockville ROCK 6097-7 US 1993 Sell This Version
WEED 012 The 5.6.7.8's - The Spell Stroll album art The 5.6.7.8's The Spell Stroll (Single) Weed Records (2) WEED 012 France 1995 Sell This Version
SFTRI371 The 5.6.7.8's - Bomb The Twist album art The 5.6.7.8's Bomb The Twist (EP) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI371 US 1996 Sell This Version
SFTRI455 The 5.6.7.8's - Bomb The Twist / It's Rainy album art The 5.6.7.8's Bomb The Twist / It's Rainy(7", Single) Sympathy For The Record Industry SFTRI455 US 1996 Sell This Version
Bomb-36 The 5.6.7.8's - Continental Hop / Jump Jack, Jump album art The 5.6.7.8's Continental Hop / Jump Jack, Jump(7", Single) Time Bomb Records (2) Bomb-36 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
BOMB-53 The 5.6.7.8's - Pin Heel Stomp album art The 5.6.7.8's Pin Heel Stomp (Maxi, MiniAlbum) Time Bomb Records (2) BOMB-53 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Bomb-51 The 5.6.7.8's - The Barracuda album art The 5.6.7.8's The Barracuda(7") Time Bomb Records (2) Bomb-51 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ID074597 The 5.6.7.8's - Smilly Willy / Mr. Lee album art The 5.6.7.8's Smilly Willy / Mr. Lee (Single) Dionysus Records ID074597 US 1998 Sell This Version
THB025 The 5.6.7.8's - Come See Me album art The 5.6.7.8's Come See Me (Single) Thunderbaby Records THB025 Germany 1999 Sell This Version
7SN029 The 5.6.7.8's - I'm Blue album art The 5.6.7.8's I'm Blue (Single) Sweet Nothing Records 7SN029 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DCRC 0042 The 5.6.7.8's - Pretty Little Lily Can Dance No More album art The 5.6.7.8's Pretty Little Lily Can Dance No More (Single) Deckrec DCRC 0042 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
45-120 The 5.6.7.8's - Rock And Roll Santa album art The 5.6.7.8's Rock And Roll Santa Norton Records (2) 45-120 US 2003 Sell This Version
CSSN028 The 5.6.7.8's - Woo Hoo / Guitar Date album art The 5.6.7.8's Woo Hoo / Guitar Date (Single) Sweet Nothing Records CSSN028 UK 2004 Sell This Version
9651 The 5.6.7.8's - 19th Nervous Breakdown / Who's Driving Your Plane? album art The 5.6.7.8's / The Church Keys The 5.6.7.8's / The Church Keys - 19th Nervous Breakdown / Who's Driving Your Plane?(7", Single) Norton Records (2) 9651 US 2004 Sell This Version
TMR 075 The 5.6.7.8's - Sho-Jo-Ji (The Hungry Racoon) album art The 5.6.7.8's Sho-Jo-Ji (The Hungry Racoon) (Single) Third Man Records, Third Man Records TMR 075 US 2011 Sell This Version