Music from Japan – Ogre You Asshole

Yes strange name indeed, it is apparently a line from the movie “Revenge of the Nerds”.  OYA are a rock band that formed in 2001, they have released 4 albums and state their biggest influence is the US band “Modest Mouse”.  This is their song “Tomorrow”.

2 thoughts on “Music from Japan – Ogre You Asshole

    1. This is apparently the story behind the name – The name originated when original drummer Arata Nishi saw Modest Mouse bassist Eric Judy on the street near the Hot Lab live house after a gig in Matsumoto during their Japan tour in May 2001. He asked Judy, who was drunk, to name their band. He replied ‘I can’t’ before writing ‘Ogre You Asshole’ on Nishi’s arm. They were unaware of the exact meaning until American Analog Set told them that the name is actually from a line in the movie Revenge of the Nerds. This resulted in the group setting out to watch the 1984 American comedy and its three sequels, who then paid homage to it with their second album ‘AlphaBeta vs. Lambda’.
      They shared the tale with Judy in April 2008 when they opened Modest Mouse’s show at Tokyo’s Duo Music Exchange, but he had no recollection of the encounter.

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