No Stranger to Just Some Punk Songs, Grim Deeds has an extensive back catalogue of quirky pop punk delights https://grimdeeds.bandcamp.com/ and he interviews some of his
favourite songwriters on his blog https://grimdeeds.blogspot.com/2018/09/jeff-gammill.html
He's also previously chosen his Top 10 songs : https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2016/03/top-10-songs-chosen-by-grim-deeds.html and allowed me to conduct one of my rare interviews https://justsomepunksongs.blogspot.com/2017/06/interview-with-grim-deeds.html
He's a very accomodating guy and very passionate about music so when I heard him chatting on The Dummy Room (https://thedummyroom.podbean.com/e/the-dummy-room-19-hangin-with-mr-deeds/) enthusing about his love of Japanese pop punk bands I had to pause the interview and fire off a message asking him to put together a Top 10 of his favourites. I was confident of a positive response but surprised by how quickly it came. Within seconds He'd replied "Sweet! I'd love to do it. I'll work on it today." And sure enough he was as good as his word so without further ado here's 10 top tunes as recommended by Grim Deeds...
Konnichiwa and HAILS! I spend a lot of my time wishing I was back in Japan. The Japanese scene is exploding with great bands right now. Their enthusiasm and sincerity is only matched by their songwriting skills and tight musicianship. Here are some of the best and brightest going right now!
10. The Ham Ham Hamburgers - Popball Pure pop punk fun with no pretension or gimmicks. Well, they do like to eat hamburgers!
9. The Plum Crazys - Hey Little Coupe Japan's premiere Ramonescore band. Danny Plum Crazys is the real deal! Japanese Dee Dee Ramone.
8. Felix! (The Band) - Pop Punk Records Super tight and catchy pop punk with an original flavor. These guys rule!