This has been bugging me for almost seven years. At Spring Scream 1995, '96 or '97 there was a Taiwanese band with a whitey guitarist playing a sunburst Fender Strat. The stage was down on the beach, before they made the move out to the campground. I and the drunken crew I was with were merely passing through and caught most of one song.
It was a good’un. The chorus went “qing ni buyao zou” over top of a single B-52s-ish guitar line. The verses, specifically the guitar-playing, owed something to “swordfishtrombone” era Tom Waits. A potent mixture of admiration and envy stopped me dead in my tracks, and to this day I wonder why I consented to follow those yokels into town, thereby missing the rest of their set.
Who were they? Can anyone recall?