Long before any Hives, Stripes or Strokes strummed their first power-chord, the boys in Thee Michelle Gun Elephant were setting audiences on fire with pure, unfiltered rock'n'roll. They dressed sharp, played hard and crushed everything in their path. Black suits, hard riffs and savage vocals fused together to create one of the best live acts Japan has ever seen, and to provide a blueprint for what would become Japanese rock'n'roll. Hell, TMGE are Japanese rock nÂ·roll !!!