first NUMBER GIRL thread, i think?

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I saw a Shiina Ringo thread down there. Here's one of the bands that inspired her.

kaitokid05, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 03:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

imo they were great before they moved to Tokyo... they should have stayed in fukuoka. their last few records never lived up to the early promise pre-y2k.

saw them open for superchunk on a tour of japan pretty late in their career, and they were pretty uninspired.

┌∩┐(◕_◕)┌∩┐ (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 03:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

Really? that sucks (but you have to forgive them b/c they're Number Girl). But wow, how in the world did they end up opening for Superchunk, in their home country? Must have been pretty bizarre. Anyway, I disagree like a mother. I think Sappukei (2000) is a beastly record. SGDA's my favorite (too?), but it wouldn't be as essential if they milked that sound onto another album. Their last record was a mess, but it had some great highlights (Num-ami-dabutz ^^).

kaitokid05, Tuesday, 29 December 2009 14:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Superchunk were/are pretty big in Japan, so I don't think it's all that strange that Number Girl opened up for them. I also saw them on that same tour in 2001 and I thought that they were pretty good.

King of Snake (j-rock), Tuesday, 29 December 2009 19:21 (nine years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

it was fun to see them reviewed on pitchfork yesterday

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 January 2016 19:53 (three years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

this came up in my youtube recs and man

i wanna sound like this band

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:13 (two months ago) Permalink

Yessss. That song is a prime example of what made this band unique; it's got a sort of classically 90s indie/emo vibe to it, tuneful & bittersweet, but tweaked with Inazawa's violent drumming and Mukai's scratchy-cold guitar tone. I wonder what Mukai's up to these days? There hasn't been a Zazen Boys record in a minute

days of being riled (zchyrs), Thursday, 6 December 2018 17:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Zazen Boys play a lot of gigs in Tokyo.

Check this batshittery out -

MaresNest, Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:12 (two months ago) Permalink

lmao i had no idea about this

... pretty awesome i gotta say

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:35 (two months ago) Permalink

I love this, the last track of their farewell gig, just tearing the arse out of it, wish I could have seen them play just once.

MaresNest, Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:41 (two months ago) Permalink

XP Whoa. I need to hear more of this. LOL at Mukai's mouth-trumpet sound at 2:58-ish

days of being riled (zchyrs), Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:43 (two months ago) Permalink

"Omoide In My Head" is by far NG's best song, I've always felt the chorus to "tomei shojo" (the vid brad posted) was kinda weak compared to the verses.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:11 (two months ago) Permalink

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