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Kawaii Overload

Posted: February 13, 2019 in Babymetal, Cool stuff, General, Music (general)

It was thanks to Babymetal that I discovered J-Pop and as I dived into that musical genre a couple of years ago Sakura Gakuin was part of the positive vibe that just flooded out of the computer. This was the outfit that gave birth to Babymetal and the early stuff that you can buy on CDs and DVDs on import from Japan (which I have) is pretty interesting. Sakura Gakuin is still going over there, producing new talent for the entertainment industry. If you want to feel the positive vibe, check out the video for “Song For Smiling” (originally released on the “My Generation” album in 2013). The girls from Babymetal are all there, and they did good business as Babymetal even as this school thing was still going on. This was not long before Su-metal graduated from Sakura Gakuin.

Check out a nice reaction of the video by V Reacts here.

(And yes, that is Yuimetal radiating happiness on this shot!)



Posted: December 14, 2018 in Cool stuff, General, Music (general), TV & Movies

Elvis return to the stage in 1968 was a huge moment in his career and they have just released this five CD/two Blu-ray box with pretty much everything that has survived in the archives.


Eclipsed 206

Posted: December 5, 2018 in Classic Rock, General, Magazines, Music (general)

German publication Eclipsed (issue) 206. Nice Kate Bush shot on the cover (I checked her stuff out and there are three Vinyl boxes that covers her career out there now). Greta Van Fleet is getting a lot of attention as well at the moment.

What you see here is the LP and CD versions of a rather nice compilation called “The Girls Want The Boys! – Sweden´s Beat Girls”. The LP features 12 tracks spanning 1966-1970 and the CD sports 24 covering 1964-1970. I like the fact that they went with different covers.

It is raining Elvis Vinyl Soundtracks at the moment and some of them have very nice covers. This one – “Girls! Girls! Girls!” (from 1962) – is one of them. Goes straight into the old collection.

Got to love this cover (and magazine). German publication Kult! (issue) 19. Nice shot of Olivia Newton John on the cover.

The GG (Guy Gene) approves.

Swedish publication Rock´n´Roll (issue) 8 2018 – three images of Ian Gillan on the cover, massive interview inside. This is probably the best issue that I have ever seen of this magazine, and that says just about all.

Good job chaps.