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The 5.6.7.8's: Japanese Rockers in Australia

Clinton Walker, Juice, June 1994

UPSTAIRS AT the Lansdowne Hotel in Sydney, Japanese all-girl psychobilly band the 5.6.7.8's are geeing up in anticipation of a performance. They change into matching leopard-skin bikinis, revealing fresh ink. "But in Japan — tattoo — is bad?" tour promoter Bruce Milne begs the question, in stacatto terms, so that the band, whose English is almost non-existent, understand him.

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