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Crazy Ken Band

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Years active  1997 (1997)–present
Record label  Universal Music Group
Active from  1991
Genres  Funk, rock and roll, pop
Labels  Universal Sigma/Double Joy
Members  Ken Yokoyama, Shinya Horaguchi, Wakaba Kawai
Albums  Soul Punch, FLYING SAUCER, Spark Plug, 777, ITALIAN GARDEN

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Crazy Ken Band (クレイジーケンバンド), also referred to as CKB, is a Japanese musical group formed in 1997 by its lead vocalist, writer and composer Ken Yokoyama. The band first came together in 1991 under the name "CK's", with a four-member lineup: Ken Yokoyama, Keiichi Hiroishi, Masao Onose and Shinya Horaguchi. This incarnation of the group was centred on a 15-man instrumental and vocal group. In 1997, Keiichi Nakanishi became the fifth member and the group's name was changed to "Crazy Ken Band".


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The band made its debut in June 1998 with the album Punch! Punch! Punch!. In 2000, support member Toraji Shingū became a full member of the band. The group's first single, "Nikutai Kankei", was released in June 2001. In 2003, HMV Japan ranked the band at #98 in their "Top 100 Japanese pops Artists". In 2005, their song "Tiger & Dragon" was used as the theme song of the critically acclaimed TBS drama of the same name.

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The group's first compilation album, CKBB - Oldies But Goodies was released on March 3, 2004, reaching a chart position of #9 and remaining on the charts for forty-nine weeks. A set of compilation albums, Best Tsuru and Best Kame, their third and fourth compilation albums respectively, were released on February 24, 2010. Both were successful; Tsuru charted at #10 on the Oricon weekly chart, selling 13,323 copies in its first week, while Kame charted at #11, selling 12,158 copies in its first week.

"December 17" (12月17日) and "Kuroi Kizuato no Blues" (黒い傷跡のブルース), two songs from Galaxy, were featured in the 2006 video game Yakuza 2. "December 17" was later featured on Best Tsuru.

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  • Ken Yokoyama (横山 剣, Yokoyama Ken) - lead vocalist, chorus, writer, composer, arrangement and keyboardist
  • Masao Onose (小野瀬 雅生, Onose Masao) - electric guitar and chorus
  • Toraji Shingū (新宮 虎児, Shingū Toraji) - electric guitar and keyboard
  • Keiichi Nakanishi (中西 圭一, Nakanishi Keiichi) - saxophone, flute
  • Shinya Horaguchi (洞口 信也, Horaguchi Shinya) - bass
  • Keiichi Hiroishi (廣石 恵一, Hiroishi Keiichi) - drums, percussion, bandmaster
  • Toshimitsu Takahashi (高橋 利光, Takahashi Toshimitsu) - keyboard, arrangement
  • Aiko Sugawara (菅原 愛子, Sugawara Aiko) - vocals, chorus
  • Smokey Tetsuni (スモーキー・テツニ) - vocals, chorus
  • Wakaba Kawai (河合 わかば, Kawai Wakaba) - trombone, flute
  • Hironori Sawano (澤野 博敬, Sawano Hironori) - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Gen Date (伊達 弦, Date Gen) - percussion

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