Japanese Music Japanese Garage Rock Bands List

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List of Japanese garage rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as garage rock solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The garage rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese garage rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

Artists here include everything from Boris to Electric Eel Shock.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular garage rock bands from Japan?" and "Which garage rock bands started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Boris is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Doom metal, Noise rock, Rock music

2
Electric Eel Shock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Rock music, Garage rock, Heavy metal

3
Guitar Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Rock music, Garage punk

4
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Garage rock

5
Shonen Knife is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Indie pop, Garage rock

6
The 5.6.7.8's is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Rock music, Rockabilly, Garage punk

7
ROSSO is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Garage rock, Punk rock

8
Les Rallizes Dénudés is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Japanese Garage Rock Bands List
Noise rock, Garage rock, Avant-garde