I guess it was 8th grade? or maybe 9th… either way, I just remember riding on the school bus and always seeing this one kid with a proper 80’s metal hesher look, and without question his favorite t-shirt to wear was his Loudness “Thunder In The East” t-shirt. He wore that thing constantly. That was how I was introduced to the Japanese metal band, Loudness.
Akira Takasaki is an awesome guitar player.