Archive for May, 2017

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Glenn Hughes “Play Me Out” (1977) popped up in the mail yesterday. The first in the official Glenn Hughes Remasters series from Purple Records this kicks everything off rather nicely. First CD is the record as it was back in the day, bonus CD features eight tracks and a medley. Nice booklet too. This is super funky stuff.

Good to see.

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Aces High 10

Posted: May 31, 2017 in General, Hobby, Magazines

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This looks like a good read. Aces High Magazine (issue) 10. Deals with the Eastern front. Hobby title in English and Spanish, not sure of country of origin.

Nice cover.

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Well I have listened to the Karen Girl´s 2009 CD “Fly To The Future” and the seven songs on offer was obviously written to be part of an Anime show on television (see earlier post). Having said that, some songs are very strong, particularly “Over The Future” (which is brilliant) and “Wings”, the very songs that were picked for videos. Other moments are weaker but the girls are all spot on all the time. I still feel that Babymetal should rerecord “Over The Future” so that this gem will be more appreciated for the historical importance. They could edit a video with scenes shot right through their illustrious history, including snippets from this and the all important Sakura Gakuin days and on to the runaway train that is Babymetal. That would be a nice thing to see. Maybe for a Compilation? And if that female voice that we hear present Babymetal at concerts could say a few words here and there on a Compilation, that would be a first too. Could be a nice little release. Forgive me for daydreaming, I always tend to do that.

All in all, as a collector of all things Babymetal, I have to say that this is pure gold.

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The demand for tickets to see Babymetal in Japan could not be met by the nine Festivals in July and August and four concerts have now been added in the Fall. Two nights at the Saitama Super Arena (capacity 36,500) on September 26 and 27, and two nights at Osaka-jo Hall (capacity 16,000) on October 14 and 15. Fan Club members (called The One) will be able to buy tickets first for two weeks.

So, another 100,000 tickets…

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Got two packages of Babymetal (and related) stuff in the mail today on import from Japan. “Live At Tokyo Dome” and “Metal Resistance” (Limited Edition) plus “Fly To The Future” from Su-metal´s early project (the) Karen Girl´s.

Watched the two Tokyo Dome concerts (awesome!) and the seven tracks that has been picked from the Tokyo Metropolitan Rock Festival 2015 for the “Metal Resistance” bonus DVD and that is an awful lot of Babymetal to take in on the same day.

I will review “Live At Tokyo Dome” and “Fly To The Future” on this blog once I have had a chance to take it all in.

(Thank you Kalle!)

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I could showcase Wonder Woman magazine covers all day long but there are many that use the same shots so it would be a little too much. This one is great though. Chinese publication Enjoy English (issue) 169.

Nice.

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Located an official upload (by their European record label earMusic) of Babymetal performing their early hit “Doki Doki Morning” taken from the “Live At Budokan” DVD. This clip is from the Red Night, recorded on March 1 2014. As you may know, they recorded two nights at the Budokan, the Black Night that followed on March 2 is also on the DVD. Note how enthusiastic the crowd is. But the sheer professionalism from the girls at this early stage is amazing to behold. This really is a one in a million trio.

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“Doki Doki Morning” was intended to be a shocking crossover of J-pop and Metal and it worked. This is happy Metal, not just Metal with energy that makes you happy but easy going uplifting Metal. Nobody outside of Japan could have come up with this and Babymetal is still the leaders in a genre of one. This is tough to duplicate. Glad that earMusic picked this song, it has a lot of charm.

Watch it here.