Guitar Vader

Guitar Vader (ギターベイダー) was a Japanese underground indie rock band. Formed in 1998, the band is best known for their contributions to the soundtracks of Sega's Jet Set Radio and Jet Set Radio Future games.

Guitar Vader had two lead vocalists and songwriters, guitarist Miki Tanabe and bassist Ujuan Shozo. Miki's childlike voice and Ujuan's tenor are often used in harmony and call and response, but many songs are sung exclusively by one or the other. Their music generally features pop-oriented melodies, often coupled with aggressive power chords and hard rock influences, and sometimes playfully shifts between genres in mid-song. Band members claimed influences like Nirvana, The Beatles, The Pixies and the Ramones, as well as lesser influences like Air and Guitar Wolf. Others have likened their sound to bands as disparate as The B-52's and Smashing Pumpkins.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Guitar Vader = ギターベイダー* - Die Happy! 1999 Cassette, Compilation
Guitar Vader = ギターベイダー* - Remixes GVR 2001 CD, Compilation
Guitar Vader = ギターベイダー* - Die Happy! 1999 Cassette, Compilation
Guitar Vader - Wild At Honey 2000 CD, Album, CD, Mini, EP
Guitar Vader - Vol. 2 1999 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Vol. 2 1999 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Vol. 1 1998 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Beach Panic! 2000 CD, Single
Guitar Vader - Wild At Honey 2000 CD, Album, CD, Mini, EP
Guitar Vader - Vol. 1 1998 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Wild At Honey 2000 CD, Album
Guitar Vader - Guitar Vader Meets <<<<<< Jet Set Radio 2001 Cassette, Promo
Guitar Vader - Guitar Vader Presents Die Happy Vol. 1 2000 Cassette, Single, Stereo
Guitar Vader - Vol. 2 1999 Cassette, EP
ギターベイダー* - Die Happy! CDr, Compilation
Guitar Vader - Vol. 1 1998 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Dawn 2003 CD, Album
Guitar Vader - Vol. 3 1999 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Vol. 1 1998 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Baby-T / GVTV / Shimanagashi 2001 CD, Single
Guitar Vader - Vol. 2 1999 Cassette, EP
Guitar Vader - Happy East 2004 CD, Album
Guitar Vader - From Dusk 2001 CD, Album

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