I have no experience their live act, but here are Spank Happy.
Original Spank Happy are:
Spank Happy is a very very funny pop unit. Their music is beautiful as an Slapp Happy, terrible as other Slapp Happy. And it is the touchstone of your musical taste. They make mixture sound of Hi-note vocals, some avant-garde but nostalgic music and death, love, farewell, regret, ill willness, double meaning (double agent), twisted, dazed, confused, etc., etc.
"The name of "Spank Happy" is a paraphrase of "Slapp Happy", of course.", Mr. Kikuchi said. "We have permission of using this name from Dagmar Krause, at Jun 1997 in Italy at the time of tour of Ground-Zero."
Shin Kono makes the stable world, and voices of Midori Hara, saxes of Naruyoshi Kikuchi are flying around.
Naruyoshi Kikuchi was a member of Tipographica, breakuped Jul 28, 1997.
Later 1997, Shin Kono falled out, and then there are two.
In the end of 1997, Ms. HARA Midori had visited this site, continued from Mr. Kikuchi. And said "nice", "Come to our Live (Jan 28, 1998)". It is very very regrettable to be not able to watch this live act.
Oct 11th 1998, Midori Hara falled out, ... really!!!??? Have Spank happy split up!!!???
Mr. Kikuchi said.
In this year (1998), I'll make up the homepage of "Spank Happy".