POTSHOT was formed in 1995 by vocalist and songwriter Ryoji Ariga. The band aims to play melodious, and sing-along ska punk with horns. They released their debut album POTS AND SHOTS in 1997 in both Japan and the U.S. on Asian Man Records, owned by Mike Park (The Chinkees, ex Skankin' Pickle). Ryoji started his own label TV-FREAK RECORDS. Their sophomore album Rock ’n’ Roll was released in 1998 and their 3rd album POTSHOT 'Til I Die in 1999 ( the Asian Man Records version was released in October 2000).