Thee Michelle Gun Elephant

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Thee Michelle Gun Elephant
Origin  Japan
Genres Garage rock
Blues rock
Punk rock
Garage punk
Years active 1991-2003
Labels Universal Music Group
Alive Records
Associated acts Rosso
Radio Caroline
The Birthday
Midnight Bankrobbers
Website Rockin' Blues
Past members
Chiba Yusuke
Abe Futoshi
Ueno Koji
Kazuyuki Kuhara

Thee Michelle Gun Elephant (or TMGE) was a Japanese punk band. The band was started in 1991 when the members were students at a university near Tokyo. They released their first big label album in 1995. TMGE has released a total of 16 singles and 8 albums. In October 2003, the band said they were breaking up.

Members[change | change source]

  • Yusuke Chiba, singer - July 10, 1968
  • Futoshi Abe, guitarist - December 16, 1966
  • Kouji Ueno, bassist - March 27, 1968
  • Kazuyuki Kuhara, drummer - April 3, 1969

Recordings[change | change source]

Singles[change | change source]

  1. World's End (世界の終わり) 1 Feb. 1996, CODA-836
  2. Candy House (キャンディ・ハウス) 1 Aug. 1996, COCA-13546, COKA-5
  3. Lily (リリィ) 19 Oct. 1996, CODA-1042, COKA-6
  4. Culture (カルチャー) 1 May 1997, COCA-14100, COKA-7
  5. Get Up Lucy (ゲット・アップ・ルーシー) 1 Aug. 1997, COCA-14327, COJA-9189
  6. The Birdmen (バードメン) 21 Oct. 1997, CODA-1335, COKA-12
  7. VIBE ON/Anta no dorei no mama de ii (VIBE ON!/あんたのどれいのままでいい) 1 Jul. 1998, TERNG-008
  8. G.W.D 1 Aug. 1998, CODA-1632, COKA-14
  9. Out Blues (アウト・ブルーズ) 1 Sep. 1998, CODA-1633, COKA-15
  10. Smokin' Billy (スモーキン・ビリー) 3 Nov. 1998, CODA-1639, COKA-16
  11. GT400 2 Feb. 2000, CODA-50209, COKA-50237
  12. Stardust Baby (ベイビー・スターダスト) 27 Sept. 2000, COCA-50382, COJA-50386
  13. The Exposed World (暴かれた世界) 22 Mar. 2001, CODA-50472, COKA-50473
  14. Grabbed the Sun (太陽をつかんでしまった) CD: 25 Dec. 2002, UPCH-5150 Vinyl: 22 Jan. 2003, UPJH-1031
  15. Girl Friend (CLub pre-release: 7 April 2003, TERNG-043 / Regular: 21 June 2003, TERNG-043i, ITERNG-044
  16. Electric Circus (エレクトリック・サーカス) CD: 11 Oct. 2003, UPCH-5215 / Vinyl: 3 Dec. 2003, UPJH-1040

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