Anyone blessed enough to get their hands on this amazing collection of ear-bleedin' punk will be sure to send their regards. This CD should prove to be a fine introduction to this Japanese punk band for anyone who has yet to experience them at all. From the first track on the cd, the listener is already aware that this band has the raw intensity of all other big Japanese punk band names that have already hit these shores (think Melt Banana or Boredom or Guitar Wolf to name a few). What makes Thee Michelle... different is that already you can feel the heavy emphasis placed on pronouncing vocals and rich variety in harmonies and melodic structure. The vocals deserve high praise, and this CD includes lyrics both in English and Japanese, which should be welcome for anyone who is interested in this. For anyone else who wants something a la Guitar Wolf, this band and this CD will not disappoint. The previous reviewer rightly made allusions to the American rockabilly guitar tradition, but he/she already stated that Thee Michelle GUn Elephant is putting the American rock/punk scene to shame. You're right. They are. And the proof is in the pudding. Buy this CD. Listen to it. And, maybe, 53 minutes later, you too will agree.