Favorite Female Vocalists
#81
Painkiller That's a pretty cool cover, and she actually really does get the Guy Speranza sound across. You can never have too much classic RIOT, I think, including good covers.

TadakatsuH0nda Oh, I just found that 5X album and am excited to try it. Totally unknown band for me. Clearly Carmen Maki has a richer history than I realized. You mentioned her 70s hard rock days. Is that the work she did with Blues Creation? The solo material I've heard from her is more the Modern Enka style, which I enjoy, but if she did full-on hard rock I'd really appreciate being pointed toward it.
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#82
Coming back to what was asked before on Keiko Terada: I have just had one night with three newly received Show-Ya DVDs and I‘m more than convinced that her voice - similarly to Maki Oyama‘s voice - will haunt me forever. It‘s that special colour in their voice... I don‘t have better words for it. Although I don‘t understand a single word when I come across one of their interview vids it‘s always amazing to listen to their voices‘ warmth. As I stated somewhere else... Keiko‘s voice is suitable for so many styles of music and I‘m absolutely grateful that she has dedicated it to Rock Music. Love her forever for that.
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#83
Keiko's great. I wish more singers in Japanese all-female metal bands took a few hints from her.
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#84
(06-01-2019, 09:48 AM)ReplicantDeckard Wrote: Painkiller That's a pretty cool cover, and she actually really does get the Guy Speranza sound across. You can never have too much classic RIOT, I think, including good covers.

TadakatsuH0nda Oh, I just found that 5X album and am excited to try it. Totally unknown band for me. Clearly Carmen Maki has a richer history than I realized. You mentioned her 70s hard rock days. Is that the work she did with Blues Creation? The solo material I've heard from her is more the Modern Enka style, which I enjoy, but if she did full-on hard rock I'd really appreciate being pointed toward it.

Yeah, in the 70s I think her heaviest work was with Blues Creation in 1971. One of her other rock bands was Carmen Maki & Oz which I'm not as familiar with but they did fairly well too.
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#85
(03-22-2017, 02:29 PM)TimJ Wrote: My list contains most of the names that have been mentioned already...

Fuki
Haruka
Rami
Marina
Mari Hamada
Akane Liv
NaNa (Mahatma)
Eye
Erika (Sirius Roar)
Luka (Serafil)

A couple of names I would add into my original list that haven't been mentioned yet:

Rei - LAPiS LiGHT - very versatile, from pseudo-operatic wailing to the Japanese traditional "shigin" style (think Wagakki Band), as well as great harshes.
Nana - Re*Asterisk
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#86
Hey - thanks to all of you who continue to mention artist's and band's names here. That's a real good starting point for a newbie like me who tries to find his way through this so far unknown market. Sometimes I need several attempts because it's not always easy to hit the best songs right away. Time consuming, but at least entertaining. Smile
Though I meanwhile feel as if one life won't be sufficient to check this all up I'm really glad not to be dependent on YT's recommendations alone any more. So amazing how much I missed in the eighties and nineties simply because we didn't have the WWW in those days. Go ahead, make me educated Smile
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#87
(06-05-2019, 12:16 PM)FW Moe Wrote: Hey - thanks to all of you who continue to mention artist's and band's names here. That's a real good starting point for a newbie like me who tries to find his way through this so far unknown market. Sometimes I need several attempts because it's not always easy to hit the best songs right away. Time consuming, but at least entertaining. Smile
Though I meanwhile feel as if one life won't be sufficient to check this all up I'm really glad not to be dependent on YT's recommendations alone any more. So amazing how much I missed in the eighties and nineties simply because we didn't have the WWW in those days. Go ahead, make me educated Smile

Ditto for me. It's both overwhelming and exciting that there's so much stuff to mine. When you start to stretch backward in time, it really balloons. I think I could probably spend the rest of my life simply trying to cover Japanese HR and HM and still not get to all of it. That said, I'm really happy this thread got bumped because it stirred up a lot of great stuff to explore.

5X (with Carmen Maki) and M.T. Fuji with Misako Honjo are both really great, so thanks to you guys for those tips.

And I should also point out that I'm really not very knowledgeable about all the myriad Japanese music genres, so I suspect I goofed when I called Carmen Maki's early solo albums "Modern Enka". Would they be classified as Kayoukyoku?
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#88
(09-06-2016, 01:46 PM)Painkiller Wrote: There are many, but Kazue Akao remains my all-time favorite Japanese female metal vocalist. I also liked the vocalists from Volfeed, Vanishing Point, Show-Ya, Rajas, Velle Witch, and the like.

Outside of Japan, and best one of all time for me? Leather Leone of Chastain.


Kazue by the whole diameter of the observable universe!



Overall:

Robin Beck (Trouble Or Nothing still in my top 10 favorite lps)
Sandi Saraya (I still have a signed poster he sent me many eons ago Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart )
Jo Phipps (Masque, killer post nwobhm, would provide graze rights for the original demotape)
Laura Branigan
Cher (Heart Of Stone Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart )
Sherrie Marginean (VXN)
Christine Steel (Arsenal, etc)
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#89
Kaoru Miyahira (Mell Rose and apparently D'Erlanger at an early stage)

I absolutely love Mell Rose's 'Slight Difference' EP, mostly because of her. Not the strongest voice but I really like her vibrato. Listen to the track Blue Season.

Chitose (The Comes, The Wretched and Virgin Rocks)

The Comes debut 'No Side' is one of my favorite Hardcore albums. She's a total freak on this one and I love every second of it

Kazue Akao

The obvious choice, but for a reason.
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#90
凪 (Nagi) from 螺旋
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