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Tank! is a song composed by Yoko Kanno, performed by the Seatbelts, and is the main opening theme song to Cowboy Bebop.

It is a big band jazz piece that goes by a Latin-infused hard bop style with a rhythm section that mixes a double bass and bongo drums. Despite primarily being an instrumental piece, the introduction portion of the song features a section of male vocals provided by Tim Jensen, which provides a jazz style and a lead into the main instrumental portion. An extensive alto saxophone solo was played by Masato Honda, who also performed a fill in to end the song.

The song is included on the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, the compilation album Cowboy Bebop Tank! THE! BEST!, and the Cowboy Bebop Boxed Set, the latter of which has released it in its T.V. edit. A remix of this song was also done by Luke Vibert, which was released on the remix album Cowboy Bebop Remixes: Music for Freelance.

Introduction Lyrics Edit

I think it's time we blow this scene.
Get everybody and the stuff together.
Okay three, two, one, let's jam!

Personnel Edit

  • Alto sax: Masato Honda

Trivia Edit