Y is for... Yoshiko ‘Ronnie’ Fujiyama
Ronnie Fujiyama is the lead vocalist and guitarist of Japanese garage rock trio The 126.96.36.199's. Everyone knows the band from their appearance in Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 kung-fu revenge flick Kill Bill Volume One where they performed I Walk Like Jayne Mansfield and Woo Hoo.
The band was formed in Tokyo back in 1986. Ronnie plays the hell out of a '60s Japanese Teisco EP-1L model hollowbody guitar with a single neck pickup and a Bigsby-esque vibrato. You can get more info on Teisco instruments at the Teisco Del Rey Twanger’s Paradise.
Y is also for... You Got Good Taste
You Got Good Taste is a series of podcasts by ‘Mr A The Barber’ billed as rock ‘n’ roll for weirdos. A brilliant mix of garage rock, rockabilly, surf and more, the series can be downloaded from the Garage Punk Hideout podcast network and at Podomatic. It’s sick... but in a good way!