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Marty Friedman: Extreme showdown between BiS and BABYMETAL!

Marty’s imaginary Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen Part.4 (* Kouhaku Uta Gassen is the most popular and famous music show in Japan on TV at the very end of the every year)

If I was a producer it would be something like this!? “Marty Friedman Presents, Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2014” series, Part 4. This is the setlist I imagined in my head!
(Marty’s setlist for Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen)

1. AKB48 – Mae Shika Mukanee
2. HKT48 – Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (Marty joins)
3. Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku – Haitateki! (Takuya joins)
4. Morning Musume ’14 – Toki wo Koe, Sora wo Koe
5. ℃-ute – I miss you (Marty joins)
6. Up Up Girls (kari) – (kari) ha Kaesuze☆be your soul
7. BiS – FiNAL DANCE
8. BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo (Meshuggah guitarist joins)
9. Dempa Gumi.inc – Chururi Chururira (Marty joins)
10. Momoiro Clover Z – Naitemo Iindayo (Marty & KISS join)
I’ll feature no.7 & 8 this time. It’s getting really interesting.
No.7 BiS – FiNAL DANCE

So, a dark horse came in No.7 like no one expected it. I called for BiS (Brand-new idol Society) without notice which disbanded in the summer 2014. Let them perform at Kouhaku the way they are!

To be honest I hadn’t checked them out much (before). You know, they are something like, kind of a joke, right? They released the album titled “IDOL is DEAD” even though they were idols, got naked in one of their music videos and started a concept which said “Idols you can grope (boobs) now”. I’d say they were like Sex Pistols in the idol world, in terms of where they were positioned.

But the guy who’s in charge in Entame NEXT let me hear “FiNAL DANCE” lately and I thought this is good. Restless drumming and the melody which sounds like melodic hardcore, this is awesome! And the vocals have good voices! Cute voice, cool voice, they have many kinds of voices, you can get a kick out of it! I want to expect a performance full of punk spirits from them which no other idols can do.

No.8 BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo
After punk, it’s metal! Let us welcome now greatly popular BABYMETAL! The song will be Akumu no Rondo which is included in their 1st album. Actually many songs on the album came from previously released singles so there are a few brand-new songs in there. Akumu no Rondo is one of those new songs.

This song, the moment I listened to it, I thought “This caught me off the guard! / They nailed it!”. In this song the rhythm is the irregular time (not those ordinary quadruple time), I’d say quite progressive. I’ve been thinking since way before that “If there was an idol who performs irregular-time songs, wouldn’t it be amazing?” But I’ve never thought BABAMETAL would do that! They are indeed shrewd! (in a good sense)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAHL155Lew

During the performance of this Akumu no Rondo, I want the member(s) of Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah to play as the backing band.

Some people say “The sound of BABYMETAL originally came from here?” about this band. Not the song itself, but guitar, bass, solid sound of drums, agressive arrangement somewhat sound like them. I want BABYMETAL fans to listen to the sound of Meshuggah.
Marty’s Idol Uta Gassen 2014, next one is the final DEATH!

Translation: bluexstahli from Babymetal reddit
source: http://okmusic.jp/#!/news/67471

Marty Friedman: Extreme showdown between BiS and BABYMETAL!

Marty’s imaginary Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen Part.4 (* Kouhaku Uta Gassen is the most popular and famous music show in Japan on TV at the very end of the every year)

If I was a producer it would be something like this!? “Marty Friedman Presents, Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen 2014” series, Part 4. This is the setlist I imagined in my head!
(Marty’s setlist for Idol Kouhaku Uta Gassen)

1. AKB48 – Mae Shika Mukanee
2. HKT48 – Sakura, Minna de Tabeta (Marty joins)
3. Shiritsu Ebisu Chugaku – Haitateki! (Takuya joins)
4. Morning Musume ’14 – Toki wo Koe, Sora wo Koe
5. ℃-ute – I miss you (Marty joins)
6. Up Up Girls (kari) – (kari) ha Kaesuze☆be your soul
7. BiS – FiNAL DANCE
8. BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo (Meshuggah guitarist joins)
9. Dempa Gumi.inc – Chururi Chururira (Marty joins)
10. Momoiro Clover Z – Naitemo Iindayo (Marty & KISS join)
I’ll feature no.7 & 8 this time. It’s getting really interesting.
No.7 BiS – FiNAL DANCE

So, a dark horse came in No.7 like no one expected it. I called for BiS (Brand-new idol Society) without notice which disbanded in the summer 2014. Let them perform at Kouhaku the way they are!

To be honest I hadn’t checked them out much (before). You know, they are something like, kind of a joke, right? They released the album titled “IDOL is DEAD” even though they were idols, got naked in one of their music videos and started a concept which said “Idols you can grope (boobs) now”. I’d say they were like Sex Pistols in the idol world, in terms of where they were positioned.

But the guy who’s in charge in Entame NEXT let me hear “FiNAL DANCE” lately and I thought this is good. Restless drumming and the melody which sounds like melodic hardcore, this is awesome! And the vocals have good voices! Cute voice, cool voice, they have many kinds of voices, you can get a kick out of it! I want to expect a performance full of punk spirits from them which no other idols can do.

No.8 BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo
After punk, it’s metal! Let us welcome now greatly popular BABYMETAL! The song will be Akumu no Rondo which is included in their 1st album. Actually many songs on the album came from previously released singles so there are a few brand-new songs in there. Akumu no Rondo is one of those new songs.

This song, the moment I listened to it, I thought “This caught me off the guard! / They nailed it!”. In this song the rhythm is the irregular time (not those ordinary quadruple time), I’d say quite progressive. I’ve been thinking since way before that “If there was an idol who performs irregular-time songs, wouldn’t it be amazing?” But I’ve never thought BABAMETAL would do that! They are indeed shrewd! (in a good sense)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpAHL155Lew

During the performance of this Akumu no Rondo, I want the member(s) of Swedish extreme metal band Meshuggah to play as the backing band.

Some people say “The sound of BABYMETAL originally came from here?” about this band. Not the song itself, but guitar, bass, solid sound of drums, agressive arrangement somewhat sound like them. I want BABYMETAL fans to listen to the sound of Meshuggah.
Marty’s Idol Uta Gassen 2014, next one is the final DEATH!

Translation: bluexstahli from Babymetal reddit
source: http://okmusic.jp/#!/news/67471

When Cuca goes Megitsune

Well, Cuca is a Japanese teenage girls who’s doing some very interesting song and dance cover on YouTube and her last effort is our own Megitsune from BABYMETAL.

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She’s actually pretty good and you can see her performing as variety of Japanese pop song by artiste such as Perfume, ℃-ute, AKB48, E-girls and even Morning Musume.

Cuca (くーか) is a popular Japanese dancer on the video-sharing website YouTube, where she uploads videos of herself dancing, and sometimes singing along to Hello! Project songs. She is popular amongst many Hello! Project fans.

She has auditioned for Morning Musume’s 11th and 12th generation.

Here is a free translation of her personal blog as she tell us about her preparation for doing Megitsune. Feel free to visite her blog and tell her ho you like her Megitsune cover at this URL: http://cuca2002.blog43.fc2.com/blog-entry-1957.html

Even I also like the other song, but I tried Megitsune^^

The key is very high!!
I’m singing with the throat at first,
Because it was difficult,
As much as possible,
So I concentrate to come out voice with stomach
After that、
Behind the skill of「ITO FAMILY」、
「How to get high voice with karaoke」is writen、
The way is「sing while lifting a dumbbell(It’s OK to put some force on hand for people without dumbbell)」、
When I encounter difficulty while singging this song,、
And this come out,
Alright,
I’ve been thinking : Try to put the force on hand!!
If you put a force on hand,
The hardship will become a little bit better^^

I didn’t know BABYMETAL until now,
But my dad have the DVD of BABYMETAL,
There is an opportunity to show me by saying that「Take a look, it’s cool」.
CUCA’s dad apparently like heavy metal.
Heavy metal・・・I do not understand it very well.

The red fluffy (skirt),
is made by mom for me.
We went to search the cloth together,
and it cost 299 yen.
Yeah it is cheap ~ ~ ~ And I have a mother that genius in searching ^ ^

Thank Ho Choon Shen for the translation.

BABYMETAL at Gocha-mazet Wednesday radio show translation

This is a 3-min. part of the radio program “ゴチャ・まぜっ・水曜日”(Gocha-mazet Wednesday) hosted by Takanori NISHIKAWA (a.k.a. T.M.Revolution) broadcasted on 2013 Oct. 9th by MBS.

He, as the Cultural Ambassador for Shiga Prefecture, also hosts the Inazuma Rock Fes. held on the lakeside of Biwa. This message was recorded on 2013 Sep. 22nd after BABYMETAL’s performance.

Notes
1- “Inazuma” means lightning. The festival was so named because the first letter of “滋賀” (Shiga) resembles the fork lightning.
2- I guess BABYMETAL performed for over 10,000 of audience at the Inazuma. The Summer Sonic is a bigger festival, but BABYMETAL performed on one of its sub stages.
3- ℃-ute (Cute; the first letter is for degree Celsius) is a five-girl idol group (17yr.-21yr.) which belongs to Hello! Project (one of the sister groups of Morning Musume.).
4- Miss MOA once reported one of the overnight trips of BABYMETAL in the school journal of Sakura Gakuin: Miss MOA and Miss YUI shared one room of the hotel and Miss SU shared another with a woman staffer. But Miss SU, feeling lonely, came to YUI&MOA’s room and the three slept in one bed after all.

Source: BABYMETAL TRANSLATIONS UNOFFICIAL

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