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GO!GO!7188
File:Uma pequena fotografia da banda de j-pop GO!GO!71888.JPG
Background information
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, Surf rock
Years active 1998–present
Labels Breast/milia, Capitol Records, Toshiba-EMI, BMG Japan
Members
Yuu (vocal & guitar)
Akko (vocal & bass)
Turkey (drums)

GO!GO!7188 (Go Go Nana Ichi Hachi Hachi), also known simply as Gogo, is a Japanese rock band with influences spanning from surf rock to punk rock to enka. The band was formed in June of 1998 by Yumi Nakashima (nicknamed Yuu) and Akiko Noma (nicknamed Akko), both alumnae of the same year at Shoyo High School in Kagoshima, Kyūshū. The band's drummer, Turkey, joined in 1999 and they debuted on Breast/milia, a division of Capitol Records (Toshiba-EMI) in 2000. The meaning of the band's name is known only to its members.

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Members

  • Yuu (ユウ), Real name: Yumi Nakashima (中島 優美 Nakashima Yumi, born December 1, 1979) Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Released a solo album, Ten no Mikaku as Yuu, in 2004. Released the album Iroha with side band, Chirinuruwowaka in 2005.
  • Akko (アッコ), Real name: Akiko Noma (野間 亜紀子 Noma Akiko, maiden name: 浜田 Hamada, born February 13, 1980) Bassist, backup vocalist, and lyricist. Released a solo album, Kirari under her real name in 2003. Second solo album, Aru yō de nai yō de, aru mono, was released on November 2, 2005.
  • Turkey (ターキー), Real name: Takayuki Hosokawa (細川 央行 Hosokawa Takayuki, born July 10, 1973) Drummer, additional vocals.

Discography

Singles

  1. Taiyō (太陽) (June 28, 2000)
  2. Jet Ninjin (ジェットにんぢん) (August 30, 2000)
  3. Koi no Uta (こいのうた) (October 25, 2000)
  4. Mushi '98 (むし'98) (November 16, 2000)
  5. Dotanba de Cancel (ドタン場でキャンセル) (April 11, 2001)
  6. Aa Seishun (あぁ青春) (July 11, 2001)
  7. C7 (October 24, 2001)
  8. Ukifune (浮舟) (October 9, 2002)
  9. Tane (種) (April 25, 2003)
  10. Ruriiro (瑠璃色) (August 6, 2003)
  11. Aoi Kiretsu (青い亀裂) (August 25, 2004)
  12. Kinkyori Ren'ai (近距離恋愛) (September 13, 2006)
  13. Manatsu no Dance Hall (真夏のダンスホール) (June 28, 2007)
  14. Kataomoi Fighter "Itazura na Kiss" first ending (片思いファイター) (May 28, 2008)
  15. Futashika Tashika (ふたしかたしか) (January 14, 2009)

Albums

Original albums

  1. Dasoku Hokō (蛇足歩行) (December 6, 2000)
  2. Gyotaku (魚磔) (November 11, 2001)
  3. Tategami (鬣) (February 26, 2003)
  4. Ryūzetsuran (竜舌蘭) (October 27, 2004)
  5. Parade (パレード) (October 18, 2006)
  6. 569 (ゴーロック Go Rock) (October 24, 2007)
  7. Antenna (アンテナ) (February 2, 2009)

Other albums

  1. Tora no Ana (虎の穴) (July 10, 2002) (cover album)
  2. Kyū Ni Ichi Jiken (九・二一事件) (December 10, 2003) (live album)
  3. Gonbuto Tour Nippon Budōkan (Kanzen-ban) (ごんぶとツアー日本武道館(完全版)) (March 16, 2005) (live album)
  4. Who Plays a Go-Go? ~GO!GO!7188 Amateur Tribute Album~ (April 20, 2005) (tribute album)
  5. Best of GO!GO! (ベスト オブ ゴー!ゴー!) (April 15, 2006) (best album)
  6. Tora no Ana 2 (虎の穴 2) (May 28, 2008) (cover album)
  7. 2man Tour Tetsuko no Hair + Open Night Family ~Yokae no Kazoku~ CD + DVD (October 29, 2008) (live album & DVD documentary)

DVDs and videos

  1. GO!GO!7188 Tonosama Tour 2001 (GO!GO!7188とのさまツアー2001) (October 24, 2001)
  2. GO!GO! Daieizō-sai (GO!GO!大映像祭!) (March 19, 2003)
  3. GO!GO!7188 Gonbuto Tour Nihon Budokan (GO!GO!7188 ごんぶとツアー 日本武道館) (March 16, 2005)
  4. GO!GO! Daieizō-sai (Omake-tsuki) (GO!GO!大映像祭! (おまけ付)) (March 15, 2006)
  5. GO!GO!7188 6.21 Jiken (October 29, 2008) DVD (limited & regular editions)

Radio

  • GO!GO!Sakurajima (2000)
  • GO!GO!7188's allnightnippon-r (20002001)
  • GO!GO!7188's BeiBeiKin (2004)
  • GO!GO!7188's BeiBeiKin 1/2 (2005)
  • GO!GO!7188's BeiBeiSui 1/2 (2005–present)

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Simple English

GO!GO!7188 is a band from Japan with three members. One plays guitar, one plays drums, and one plays bass. The main vocalist is a woman. One of their famous songs is "Koinouta".

GO!GO!7188 formed in 1998 by YUU (singer/guitarist) and AKKO (singer/bassist); high school classmates in Kagoshima prefecture. In 1999, they headed to Tokyo where they meet drummer TURKEY.

Ever since they have released 9 full length albums, 12 singles and 3 DVDs.

When they made their debut in the Japanese music scene, they were quoted to be one of the leading girl's punk band which mixes rock'n roll music with Japanese pop.

They have raised their evaluation as one of most important Japanese rock bands, making performances in live houses events to Nippon Budokan hall, with songs rich and full of originality and high performance ability.

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