the biggest song to feature marty friedman in 2012

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I think that first video broke my brain.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Sunday, 19 February 2012 23:33 (five years ago) Permalink

I've watched it twice now and have decided I really really like it.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Sunday, 19 February 2012 23:35 (five years ago) Permalink

I mean, Japanese girls, operatic stuff, and guitar shred? Obviously I'm sold on the song. The video is pretty nuts, though.

Gamera died for our sins (J3ff T.), Sunday, 19 February 2012 23:40 (five years ago) Permalink

Well yeah, I was considering using the "masterpiece alert" title.

Charming thing is he's very enthusiastic about this stuff. From his website:

"...this song is like the "Bohemian Rhapsody" of idol/girl group music. It has all the elements you would never expect in the genre-aside from the 5 girl singers, there is a 100 person choir, odd-time signatures, high speed tempo changes, unusual key modulations, and my guitar over the top of all of it. Actually, if you could imagine a 2 hour long Japan-themed Broadway show fast forwarded and squeezed into 5 and a half minutes, that might describe the song. No question this is my favorite collaboration since I moved to Japan."

abcfsk, Monday, 20 February 2012 05:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Wow, what an amazing dude. Totally new levels of respect.

Inevitable stupid samba mix (chap), Monday, 20 February 2012 12:39 (five years ago) Permalink

And of course these girls are no strangers to unexpecting and great songs - they are, after all, the group who released, on labour day last year, a socialist protest song reborn as j-pop idol greatness. Mentiond this in the 2011 tracks thread. Actually co-composed by Ian Parton, but the lyrics seal the deal:

abcfsk, Tuesday, 21 February 2012 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Bump bc the rip was removed and an official version was uploaded:

abcfsk, Monday, 27 February 2012 20:25 (five years ago) Permalink

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