Beat Crusaders

Beat Crusaders

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Beat Crusaders (ビート・クルセイダース Bīto Kuruseidāsu, typeset as BEAT CRUSADERS), commonly abbreviated BECR, was instigated at the end of 1997 by Tōru Hidaka as an experimental U.S. Lo-Fi Indie Rock unit. The rest of the band later joined as a result of continual experimental gigs performed around the Shimokitazawa (Tokyo) area. Their creative use of analog synthesizers and the old Casitone, incorporated with influences of such bands as Weezer and The Rentals, and at times the dynamism of Snuffesque rock, had transformed them into a powerfully melodic guitar band. By the end of 1998, Beat Crusaders had already started creating songs which emphasized they were a crazy and fun live act that was not to be missed.
During all promotional appearances, their faces are masked by drawings resembling themselves as printed by a dot-matrix printer.
In 2010, Toru Hidaka confirmed that Beat Crusaders would break-up.
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Beat Crusaders Discography Tracks

Albums

Beat Crusaders All You Can Eat (Album) Lastrum Japan 2000 Sell This Version
LACD-0036 Beat Crusaders Foresights(CD) Lastrum LACD-0036 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
LACD-0047 Beat Crusaders Sexcite!(CD) Lastrum LACD-0047 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
SVW-02-1 Beat Crusaders HOWLING SYMPHONY OF...(CD, MiniAlbum) Squid Vs. Whale SVW-02-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
LACD0056 Beat Crusaders / Skay Mate's Beat Crusaders / Skay Mate's - Ozzy!!(CD, Album) Lastrum LACD0056 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
Beat Crusaders P.O.A. ~ Pop On Arrival ~ (Album) DefSTAR Records Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DFCL-1222 Beat Crusaders MUSICRUSADERS(CD, Album) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1222 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DFCL-1316 Tropical Gorilla x Beat Crusaders Tropical Gorilla x Beat Crusaders - Cell No.9(CD, MiniAlbum) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1316 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
DFCL-1371~2 Beat Crusaders EpopMAKING(CD + DVD) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1371~2 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DFCL 1322 Asparagus x Beat Crusaders Asparagus x Beat Crusaders - Night On The Planet(CD, MiniAlbum) DefSTAR Records DFCL 1322 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
Beat Crusaders Popdod DefSTAR Records Japan 2008 Sell This Version
DFCL-1723 Beat Crusaders LOST CRUSADERS(CD + Blu-ray) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1723 Japan 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

LASCD-0022 Registrators / Beat Crusaders Registrators / Beat Crusaders - Powered By Punk Vol.1(CD, Single) Lastrum LASCD-0022 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
LASCD-0024 Beat Crusaders / Captain Hedge Hog Beat Crusaders / Captain Hedge Hog - WXY(CD, EP) Lastrum LASCD-0024 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
LASCD-0028 Beat Crusaders & Rude Bones Beat Crusaders & Rude Bones - Diggin' In The Street(CD, Single) Lastrum LASCD-0028 Japan 2002 Sell This Version
CH-007 Beat Crusaders GIRL FRIDAY(CD, Single) Captain Haus Recordings CH-007 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
CH-009 Beat Crusaders SENSATION(CD, Single) Captain Haus Recordings CH-009 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
DFCL-1217 Beat Crusaders A PopCALYPSE NOW(CD, EP) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1217 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
DFCL-1188 Beat Crusaders FEEL(CD, Single) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1188 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DFKL-1 Beat Crusaders Lovepotion #9(7") DefSTAR Records DFKL-1 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DFKL-2 Beat Crusaders I Can See Clearly Now(7") DefSTAR Records DFKL-2 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
DFCL-1313 Your Song Is Good × Beat Crusaders Your Song Is Good × Beat Crusaders - BOOOOTSY(CD, EP) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1313 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
DFCL-1270 Beat Crusaders DAY AFTER DAY/SOLITAIRE(CD, Single) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1270 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
DFKL-3 Your Song Is Good × Beat Crusaders Your Song Is Good × Beat Crusaders - Fool Groove(7") DefSTAR Records DFKL-3 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
DFCL-1315 Beat Crusaders TONIGHT, TONIGHT, TONIGHT(CD, Single) DefSTAR Records DFCL-1315 Japan 2006 Sell This Version