Golden Bat>>GRAND SLAM - JAPAN

Rhythmic Noise - 1990 - Alfa
Infinity - 1991 - Alfa
Inside or Outside - 1993 - Alfa
Grand Slam - 1996 - Alfa
The Last Rock Show "Song for You" Official Bootleg Tapes - 1997 - Alfa


  
 
Members

S= Media, Reaction>>JUN-YA KATO
G= Presence, Rajas>>KAZUHIDE SHIROTA>>Daida Laida
B= 44 Magnum>>HIRONORI YOSHIKAWA>>44 Magnum
D= Make-up>>Yoshihiro Toyokawa>>T.F.G. - SHINKI KITAOKA>>Shy Blue



History

This Tokyo-based glam/hard rock band was formed in 1989 as Golden Bat and issued an EP called Grand Slam through Danger Crue in 1990. The band was singer Jun-ya Kato, guitarist Kazuhide Shirota, bassist Hironori Yoshikawa, who was known for his work in 44 Magnum, and Yoshihiro Toyokawa on drums. At this point the band adopted the name of it EP. The band’s debut full-length was issued by Alfa in 1990 and was called Rhythmic Noise. Without Dreams was released as a single. Shinki Kitaoka was on drums for Inside Or Outside, which yielded the Song For You single. Next came two EPS, Easy Action of 1993 and Big Deal of 1994. A self-titled record appeared in 1996. By this time, after a year of service, Shinki was also gone. The band’s final release was a 1997 live record called The Last Rock Show "Song for You" Official Bootleg Tapes. It was recorded in live at Shibuya Kokaido in Tokyo.

Unrelated early '80s Swedish band Easy Action featured Zinny J Zan who would later join Grand Slam. This was also the name for a Phil Lynott band. The Japanese Grand Slam was actually popular in Japan and played to concert halls. Jun Takagi played keyboards for the band.

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