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
8. BABYMETAL – Akumu no Rondo (Meshuggah guitarist joins)
9. Dempa – 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.

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)

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

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