The Film: Kill Bill: Volume One (2003)
The Girl(s): Yoshiko Fujiyama, Sachiko Fujii and Akiko Omo.
The Band: Sachiko and Yoshiko “Ronnie” Fujiyama formed The 220.127.116.11’s in 1986.
After the usual revolving door line-up changes, they’re still going strong after releasing seven albums. The group is best known (at least in the West) for its covers of American garage and surf rock tunes, but they also have plenty of original material.
Their biggest following, however, is still in Japan. They’re the sort of niche appeal group that cult music lovers adore. Which might explain their film appearance…
The Ugly: Actually, they lucked out in that they appeared in a mostly great film and were part of one of the iconic set pieces – performing two songs in the House Of Blue Leaves as The Bride arrives for her smack down with the Crazy 88s.
Their cult following and reputation emerged unscathed, since all they had to do was essentially play themselves – and the film launched them to a much wider audience.
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