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  • Audio CD (January 5, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sympathy 4 the R.I.
  • ASIN: B000003KYZ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bomb The Twist
2. Jane In The Jungle
3. Three Cool Chicks
4. Guitar Date
5. Woo Hoo
6. Dream Boy

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Three Japanese gals with tenuous command of the English language but a definite knowledge of good ol' garage trash & roll. Unlike many of their retro cohorts who recreate the sound and feel of '60s psych pop and punk, the 5.6.7.8's romp through '50s-styled raves with panache. What they lack in vocals they make up for in musical proficiency. All six tunes are outstanding. --Adem Tepedelen

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Just picked this sucker up today... WOW!
Bryan Burton
Bomb the Twist includes two very fine dance tracks, the Bomb the Twist title and The Barracuda, which are hard-hitting rock numbers that bring my younger days to mind.
John R. Lupien
I got so much more than I bargained for!
K. Brown

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97 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Michael Strom on June 11, 2004
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I realize how wrong this sounds, but for many years rock has suffered badly from a lack of total stupidity. Think about it (yes, I also see the irony in analyzing the importance of stupidity in American music). In the early days, rock was mindless to the point of incoherence - and it was fun. Where have you gone, Wooly Bully? Come back, Louie Louie (but only the versions where you can't tell what they're saying). Alas, Surfin Bird ("B-B-B-Bird, bird, bird. Bird is the word") has flown. The poetry of "A wop bop a lu bop, a lop bam boom" - who writes that for us now? Nowadays, rockers are just not willing to get that stupid. Blame Dylan, if you must, but the fun-o-meter has been running on empty for years.
Well, after seeing The 5.6.7.8's performance in Kill Bill, Vol 1, I am thrilled that our long national nightmare is over. In lieu of domestic incoherence, we can now revel in the linguistic and cultural confusion that have made Japanese horror movies almost as hysterically funny as the English translations of electronics product manuals. In The 5.6.7.8's, we have a female Japanese power trio attempting to recycle the Ronettes hair-do's and matching dresses circa 1962, surf guitar, ambiance from Shindig, and lyrics that I truly hope they cannot even remotely comprehend. Not that most of these lyrics are comprehensible in any known language.
Take the title cut of this all-too-short EP, "Bomb The Twist." When they scream "C'mon everybody, Bomb the Twist!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By K. Brown on August 12, 2004
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First off, I believe these ladies to be absolutely spectacular, both in presence and performance. The 5.6.7.8's have this exotic retro photo presence that is pleasing to the eye, and is backed up by equally twisted and wonderful music.

Second, this sound is not everybody's cup of tea. "Bomb the Twist" is the perfect CD to pick up if you caught them in "Kill Bill," are curious about their sound, and want a small but diverse sampling of their music. Six equally alluring songs, all with a different flavor.

Starting out with the title track, vocalist Ronnie "Yoshiko" Fujiyama lets out an all-out verbal assault screaming in beautifully broken English "Come On, Bomb-a-Da-Twist!" like it's a crazed declaration of battle! The first flashbacks that slapped my memory bank were of seeing performance artist Joanna Went back in '84, and hearing "Mari In Love" by The Pugs (another underrated Japanese group) for the first time.

There is something totally mesmerizing about the combo of the music and Fujiyama's vocals. At times it's loud, crazy, and crass; at other times like a drawn-out hypnotic chant that draws you in. My personal favorite track is "Dream Boy," where Fujiyama is at her absolute finest. The lyrics are sweet, romantic, but Ronnie's tone sounds lustful, predatory, and powerful.

Seriously, I was expecting something cute and campy when I picked up this CD. I got so much more than I bargained for! The 5.6.7.8's are campy, yes...and not just cute, but brazenly cute! They are also excellent performers who put out solid music. Quentin Tarantino certainly knows a great thing when he stumbles upon it!
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Obio Ntia on October 27, 2003
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Bomb the Twist is fifteen minutes of fun with "Three Cool Chicks". The 5, 6, 7, 8's bring it with six tracks that are very hard to rank by favorites. If I had to pick three favorites on the CD, I'd have to say the fiery title track, "Bomb the Twist", followed by "Dream Boy" and "Guitar Date".
When I got the CD, I was thrilled to find out that "Woo Hoo" was on the CD. I bought the CD right after I saw "Kill Bill", and they played "Woo Hoo" in the restaurant scene in that movie. I can't get enough of "Woo Hoo" or the 5, 6, 7, 8's. I'm here to pick up another CD tonite.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kevin A Barton on June 29, 2001
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One of the more infectious albums in my pile of garage rock stuff. Bomb the Twist is an awesome blend of trashy garage rock with a bit more sensible 50's lounge-rock sound. Their rendition of the classic "Three cool cats" (which they appropriately dubbed Three cool chicks) is simply awesome.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Surfraptor on May 17, 2004
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Thanx again Quentin. When you think you heard it all he comes up with the 5,6,7,8's. Who? Well Kill Bill did it for me. So whenever you feel bored with todays or for that matter any music listen to "Guitar Date". That's what it's all about.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Brown on December 15, 2002
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Is this a great album?...No. Is it a fun album?...Yes!!!. I discovered the 5,6,7,8's while browsing music here at Amazon.com. I started out with their more recent CD "Teenage Mojo Workout" and liked it enough to purchase this one. Their English isn't the best but I kind of like it that way...it adds a unique flavor to the music. Instrumentally they are sound and capture the sound of 50's style rock. My favorite cuts on this CD are Bomb the Twist, Three Cool Chicks, and Dream Boy. These girls sing and play their heart out and I appreciate it.
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