The band Loudness had such a following first in Japan with many great albums before touring the U.S. When I heard they were playing two nights at the infamous La’mours club in Brooklyn, I had to make the trip. It was early on their U.S. tour and they did not disappoint me or the crowd. Guitarist Akira Takasaki with his ESP star body guitar was very visual, and he is definately a master at the guitar.