[Heavy Metal] NEMOPHILA
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(09-13-2019, 08:24 AM)ReplicantDeckard Wrote: While the nascent band have been grinding out rehearsals for the epic 15-minute love-ins at Metal Weekend this... weekend, Tam still found time to record this studio cover (okay, upload it, since it was probably filmed last week). It's such a shame to have to see an artist who clearly derives no pleasure from drumming.

Song sounds vaguely familiar though.


I think I know why it sounds familiar
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#22
That just reminds me the time she auditioned for Yoshiki's Lady's X project, which went nowhere. Fuck Yoshiki Smile
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(09-13-2019, 11:28 AM)M_M Wrote: That just reminds me the time she auditioned for Yoshiki's Lady's X project, which went nowhere. Fuck Yoshiki Smile

Let me guess, he ended up wanting to do only piano ballads. Tongue

If I'm not mistaken, 紅 was part of the Mayu session setlist, and they played it during the WGGC medley at NAONのYAON so I think it's fair to say that Tam is fairly comfortable with it by now. Smile

The thing is, it's such an esoteric, rare song I worry that nobody would recognize it....
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#24
That was the X-Japan song Nemophila performed, and Watashi wa Arashi was the Show-ya one.

After the Volcano/Zettai Club concert they also performed Kurenai.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=durUmOcCaeQ

I think Fate Gear also performed it this summer as a session song. Probably with Maki Oyama, but can't remember.

During Bijokin this summer TSP, D_Drive and Mardelas also ended the show with X by X-Japan

Next month Maiko Kinjyo will be performing with her X-Japan cover band Xtac.
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(09-13-2019, 03:36 PM)R Miyashiro Wrote: That was the X-Japan song Nemophila performed, and Watashi wa Arashi was the Show-ya one.

After the Volcano/Zettai Club concert they also performed Kurenai.

They may be obvious selections, but I think Kurenai followed by The Trooper is a pretty good pairing.

From what I've seen (and I admit it's not that much) Kurenai and X seem like favorites to cover, though I imagine you could cover pretty much anything from Blue Blood and get a cheer from the audience.

I thought Tam did a fantastic job! The more I see her, the more I start to wonder if she's becoming my favorite drummer. Speaking of Tam, I don't know what the most recognizable Show-Ya songs are for Japanese audiences, but I guess that either Watashi wa Arashi or Genkai Lovers (which they played at the WGGC Medley at Naon as of course you know) must rank pretty high up there. I love both of them so either works for me!
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(09-13-2019, 08:24 AM)ReplicantDeckard Wrote: Song sounds vaguely familiar though.

Shame they couldn't find a singer to do it justice though. Wink



(09-13-2019, 09:11 AM)ReplicantDeckard Wrote: There ought to be a showdown to see which of Saki's drummers is the more cherubic and blissed-out: Tam vs. Mari, the ultimate battle.

Junna prrobably wins that one.
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Don't forget Saki's drummer Anri from Re:Maker which predates Murata or Mari. Anri just had a crowdfunding on Kickstarter for a solo CD (of course I pitched in) and also one of my favorite drummers. Of course the fact that Anri's first band also included Yashiro, Ibuki, and Fin doesn't hurt either. Anri is a huge Dream Theater fan and recently flew to New York for the Metropolis 20th anniversary concert.

For her birthday last year she performed the entire Dream Theater Scenes From a Memory Metropolis II album, and of course Yashiro was part of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOzZeSCgqAk

To tie this all together here is SAKI with Anri performing Genkai Lovers (without a doubt Show-ya's most popular song) before Saki joined Mary's Blood. This is from Fin's official youtube page, and the other videos here are all lots of fun, including the AKB parody band. Also going full circle most of these older videos are shot at Tokyo Wildside where Nemophila performed their first concerts, and where they will return to in October.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySQPXKCnXp4
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(09-13-2019, 08:40 PM)rollermonkey Wrote: Junna prrobably wins that one.

(09-14-2019, 01:13 AM)R Miyashiro Wrote: Don't forget Saki's drummer Anri from Re:Maker which predates Murata or Mari. Anri just had a crowdfunding on Kickstarter for a solo CD (of course I pitched in) and also one of my favorite drummers. Of course the fact that Anri's first band also included Yashiro, Ibuki, and Fin doesn't hurt either.

I ought to have said, which of the two drummers Saki has played with more than once in the last two months who smile a lot while playing. Smile

Okay, you got me, I confess I don't know who Junna is. Who is she? Is it the Junna who drums for Girls' Rock Band Kakumei?

Fin and Anri are still friends, aren't they? I was under the impression they still play together, when Fin isn't preoccupied with all her Hawaiian stuff.

Quote:To tie this all together here is SAKI with Anri performing Genkai Lovers (without a doubt Show-ya's most popular song) before Saki joined Mary's Blood. This is from Fin's official youtube page, and the other videos here are all lots of fun, including the AKB parody band. Also going full circle most of these older videos are shot at Tokyo Wildside where Nemophila performed their first concerts, and where they will return to in October.

I've been enjoying Fin's old videos; because I wasn't aware of the scene that far back, I'm thankful she's left them there as a memento.

Who is the singer, Ami? She does a pretty fair impression of Keiko Terada if you ask me.
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#29
Maiko Kinjyo's Xtac performing Kurenai.

https://twitter.com/michan_dr/status/108...7287326721

and a real great cover of Show-ya Inori:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_conti...UuK-UoiFwY

A recent picture of old friends Yashiro, Fin and Anri



Lots of old pictures too.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/26702377...961783970/
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(09-14-2019, 10:50 PM)R Miyashiro Wrote: Maiko Kinjyo's Xtac performing Kurenai.

and a real great cover of Show-ya Inori:

A recent picture of old friends Yashiro, Fin and Anri

Wow, that cover of Inori really is good. Thanks for the links. I wasn't following Fin's twitter that far back, so it's nice to see them hanging out.

Off-Topic:

I quite enjoy the Rami Reloaded DVD in great part due to the fabulous synergy of Disqualia plus Fin as a group. I wasn't a part of this community last year so I have no idea how Rami's album was received, but I quite liked it and still listen to it periodically (certainly a big improvement over her first). Yet it is the DVD I really enjoy thanks to Hazuki, Narumi, Risa Risa and Fin as Rami's band.


To keep the Nemophila updates going, the nascent band just finished their two-night openers for Metal Weekend. Honestly, they seem to be enjoying themselves hugely and their enthusiasm on social media doesn't just seem like typical brave-faced Japanese hyperbole:



Perhaps I'm too sentimental or something, but I think it's great to see friends who clearly are having a blast rocking out together. Sure beats the histrionics of bands who hate each other and only get together just long enough to cash in on a reunion.
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