SHAPEEN!! is the great fast 8 beat JAPANESE punk rock band. Yohei (Vo/Gt), Kotaro(Ba), and Atsushi(Dr) formed SHAPEEN!! in 2002. They were formally in different bands but at almost same time they broke up. So they got together and started jam in the end of 2001. There was one thing in common for these guys. They were all big fan of the RAMONES!! and not technical kind of players so they decided to play like their favorite band. Atsushi hit every 8 beat like Tommy Ramone, Yohei and Kotaro played their guitar and bass by only down stroke picking like Johnny and DeeDee.