#204 The Blue Hearts

The most popular alternative band in the 90’s – hands down.


They took rock, punk and grunge and mixed it into an explosion of awesome.

They were definitely Japan’s Nirvana.

Representing youth and rebellion… their music still has a following amongst the youth today.

Their ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ was ‘Linda Linda’:

A movie was made in 2005 (10 years after the bands split) called “Linda Linda”.

It was about a group of teenage girls wanting to make a band and perform The Blue Hearts’ songs at their school culture festival:


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