During their encore at Baltimore’s Ottobar rock club on March 30, 2012, Guitar Wolf frontman Seiji had a weird interaction with the packed crowd – a Q & A that turned into an impromptu local geography lesson for the punk band from Nagasaki, Japan.
Watch Guitar Wolf’s Interactive Geography Lesson.
Guitar Wolf: “In here…state, name? I ask you, this is special. Here, which state: what called?”
Guitar Wolf: “Merry Land?”
Audience Redux: “Bodymore, Murderland!” “I Have no idea!” “Maryland, motherfucker!”
Guitar Wolf: “Where state…[that] you are living here?”
Audience: “[Inarticulate mumbo-jumbo response.]”
Guitar Wolf: “Which mountain highest, highest mountain?”
Audience Smartass: “Mount Royal, The Tavern!”
Guitar Wolf: “I send this…I send to highest mountain…”
What was lost in translation became found in the primordial lock & loll rising up from Seiji’s hips and soaring high over Maryland’s tallest mountain. (For the record, Maryland’s highest peak would be the 3,370-foot Hoye Crest on Backbone Mountain in Garrett County.)