D_Drive - Maximum Impact (May 31, 2019)
#1
D_Drive's international debut CD on UK label Marshall Records will be released on May 31.

Track list is:

1. Attraction 4D
2. M16
3. Cassis Orange
4. Lost Block
5. GEKIRIN -逆鱗-
6. Unkind Rain
7. Gradation
8. Mr. Rat Boots
9. The Last Revenge
10. Screw Driver

so basically all existing previously released D_Drive songs, but with the bass track re-recorded by new bassist Toshi.

For those who can read Japanese, there's a blog entry about it here.
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#2
Don't forgot about the cover. Wink

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Re-recordings of an instrumental band have to be the most useless thing ever. Well I don't have their very first album, so I am missing a couple of songs here, but that doesn't really seem like it's worth it to me. Dodgy

P.S. There will be an LP version as well but it'll be missing "Mr. Rat Boots."
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#3
Normally I would agree that re-recordings are pointless (and I won't be buying it - red hot new bass tracks or no), but I think the point here is just to introduce them to the international market on the new label, so I guess this is what they see almost as a "best of".

I think it's not the best idea to have such a "oh yeah, look, we're JAPANESE!" kind of cover, since they're pretty Western-sounding (if I'd heard them without seeing a band photo, I'd never have guessed they're Japanese) but whatever.

They totally need to get on as an opening act for Satriani or Yngwie or other such guitarnerd-friendly fare (the latter is a big Marshall endorser so it's not out of the question if Marshall Records is D_Drive's label).
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(04-16-2019, 05:52 AM)TimJ Wrote: Normally I would agree (and I won't be buying it - red hot new bass tracks or no), but I think the point here is just to introduce them to the international market on the new label, so I guess this is what they see almost as a "best of".

Yeah fair enough.

I don't care about Yngwie at all, but I would show up if D_Drive was the opener so it can't be that bad of a marketing move.
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#5
I'll get it. Smile
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#6
I wouldn't expect anything less from the completism ninja. Ninja
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#7
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#8
I have nothing from them, so it's clearly aimed at me. Wink
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#9
They were toying with the idea of calling it "Bill", but they thought that was a little too on the nose Wink
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(04-16-2019, 05:52 AM)TimJ Wrote: I think it's not the best idea to have such a "oh yeah, look, we're JAPANESE!" kind of cover, since they're pretty Western-sounding (if I'd heard them without seeing a band photo, I'd never have guessed they're Japanese) but whatever.
I agree, I don't see any connection between their music and this cover.

And I don't think that a band with 3 studio albums only really need a "best-of" just to be introduced to the western market...
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