Potshot (band)

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Background information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Ska punk, Punk rock
Years active19952005, 2015
Labels TV-FREAK Records
Asian Man Records
Website www.ukproject.com/potshot

Potshot was a Japanese J-ska music group from Japan. They released their records on their own label, TV Freak, in Japan. Their first five albums were re-released by Asian Man Records, an American label well known for signing Asian punk-pop bands. Their final album, Potshot Beat Goes On , was released in May 2005. Potshot disbanded in 2005, playing a final show in Tokyo. [1]



Group members

Pots and Shots

In reviewing their first album, Pots And Shots (1997), AllMusic wrote that Potshot "put the spurs to the largely kind-of-boring mid-'90s resurgence of ska music by revving up the tempos by at least 30 percent (seriously, anyone who tries dancing to a song like the breakneck "Since Yesterday" is at risk of a coronary) and dialing back all the cod-reggae Jamaican-isms that make so many of the frat-boy third wave ska bands so laughable. The drumbeat and a familiar-sounding horn section are Pots and Shots' only links to ska music, but they're enough to shred 90 percent of the post-No Doubt pretenders." [2]

Pots And Shots included cover versions of "The Tears of a Clown" and "Since Yesterday".


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  1. Zac Johnson. Potshot at AllMusic
  2. "Pots and Shots by Potshot". Archived from the original on October 10, 2007. Retrieved January 21, 2007.