Sadistic Mika Band featured guitarist and vocalist Kazuhiko Kato, his wife Mika, and Yukihiro Takahashi later of YMO fame. They played hard rock with their own individual twist. They gained some attention in the UK and recorded Kurobune (their second album) with producer Chris Thomas ( Pink Floyd, Roxy Music) considered now a seminal work way ahead of its time for its progressive sound. They later toured in the UK although commercial success eluded them. They broke up in 1978 and have since sporadically reformed without Mika, but are still highly respected and loved by many for this classic.