Track: Never Say Never | Artist: That Dog | Album: Retreat From The Sun

Kotaku Soundtrack is a selection of the stuff we’re listening to at the moment.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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One of the best shows I’ve ever seen live was Weezer OPENING for That Dog and Veruca Salt in 1993 at Maxwell’s in Hoboken NJ (which was a legendary restaurant/music venue with a tiny tiny stage, so everybody was within spitting distance) . And, yes, you read that correctly, Weezer was the opening act, The Blue Album had just dropped and the music video for The Sweater Song had just premiered on MTV sometime that week. I love all three of those acts and I wish That Dog was still actively producing music. Anna Waronker had a few great solo albums, but even she hasn’t done much in recent years. You should check those out if you haven’t already.