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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAdLL8SUSbE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4xGjxtQhRw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=511XG_l36bM

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

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) link

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) link

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) link

six years pass...

it was fun to see them reviewed on pitchfork yesterday http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/21400-school-girl-distortional-addictsappukeinum-heavymetallic/

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

two years pass...

this came up in my youtube recs and man

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

i wanna sound like this band

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

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 (seven months ago) link

Zazen Boys play a lot of gigs in Tokyo.

Check this batshittery out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8WU-Jx3Ha0

MaresNest, Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:12 (seven months ago) link

lmao i had no idea about this

... pretty awesome i gotta say

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

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJIYZGs4iJs

MaresNest, Thursday, 6 December 2018 20:41 (seven months ago) link

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 (seven months ago) link

"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 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

Somehow this slipped through the cracks a month ago:

"I was drunk one day in the beginning of summer 2018, and I thought, I want to 'do it' with them again as NUMBER GIRL at Rising. I also thought, 'I want to make money.' I was drunk."

https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/international/8499146/japan-number-girl-reunion-Rising-Sun-Rock-Festival-2019-Ezo

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:48 (four months ago) link

i'm so hyped

the best rock band of all time

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 March 2019 18:52 (four months ago) link

i was just searching for a number girl thread a couple of weeks ago! had no idea they were doing this either, just wondering/hoping there was a thread. have number girl or zazen boys ever toured in north america? def at the top of my "would travel" list but uhh i can't afford to go to japan

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 14 March 2019 19:49 (four months ago) link


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