the band
YaSuKo O.: vocals
Rika: bass
Agata: guitar
Sudoh: drums (1993-1997)
Natsume: drums (1997, studio only)
Kikuchi: drums (1997, live only)
Oshima: drums (1998-)

partial discography
7" EP (Nux Organization 1993)
Raw Egg Till Morning cassette (self-released 1993)
Hedgehog 7" EP (Charnel Music 1994)
Speak Squeak Creak album (Nux Organization 1994)
Cactuses Come in the Flocks cassette (Chocolate Monk 1994)
Chipfarm collaboration w/Elliott Sharp and Zeena Parkins (God Mountain 1994)
Scratch or Stitch album (Meldac 1995/Skin Graft 1996)
Charlie album (A-ZAP 1998)
MxBx1998/13,000 Miles At Light Velocity live album (Tzadik 1999)
Cactuses Come in Flocks CD/LP (A-ZAP 1999)
Teeny Shiny CD/LP (A-ZAP 2000)
split 8" with Three Studies for a Crucifixion (Passacaglia 2001)

further reading
Official Melt-Banana webpage.

Melt-Banana on UBL (which is way less cool than it used to be, sigh, but still has its uses).

Melt-Banana in the All Music Guide.

Inspired lunacy shouted/barked by YaSuKo and played by the tightest band in the history of the world. Is it grindcore? Is it punk? It's freakin genius, dood!

review of the split 8" by Jeb (Crass Menagerie)
"Anybody who reads my reviews on a regular basis knows I dig records with collector-doofus appeal. It should go without saying that any 8" record qualifies in that regard. Fortunately this record has even more going for it. MELT BANANA are a band in a league of their own. There are other extreme hardcore bands out there who are experimental and unique but M.B. are more than that. They area giants amongst infants. Masters amongst pupils. Kings amongst serfs. Nobody can do what they do and nobody can adequately use words to describe them. You've just got to hear it for yourself. On the flip side, THREE STUDIES FOR A CRUCIFIXION play a rapid-fire brand of spaced out thrash that is dark, searing and crushing. Their sound is nestled somewhere in the same dimension as CATTLEPRESS, IABHORHER and A DEATH BETWEEN SEASONS. Yes, it is that good and that malignant. I definitely hope to hear more from this band!"

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