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About robkun

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  1. My 14 year old inner self agrees wholeheartedly XD
  2. Everything came in awesome condition, once again! Great communication and good shipping like always! If you haven't bought anything from Hyura's collection, then you must be on bags of crack!
  3. In all seriousness though, orange Faygo is delicious! XD
  4. I was a Juggalo years back indeed lol. But those albums have left a huge impression on me, so I'll always love em lol.
  5. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.... this is a tough one, but I'm gonna try. Alright, let's see... my 9 favorite albums, in no order... Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle (1991): This is without a doubt in my top 3 favorite albums. Weird and bizarre to say the very least, Mr. Bungle's first album served as a tremendous eyeopener to me during my freshman year in high school, when I was trying to find some experimental stuff. Well goddamn, did I stumble in the right direction. Okay, this next one is gonna seem kinda weird to all of you out there, but here me out. Insane Clown Posse (ICP) - Riddlebox (1995): Yes, yes, yes, I know. ICP. I can hear it now: "HOW THE HELL CAN YOU PUT THEM UP?!?!" ... Well, let me tell ya. If you take them at face value as two guys rapping in facepaint about horror-esqued vengeance, sort of like rap antiheroes, then you'll probably be able to see the value in their first few records, especially their 1995 magnum opus "Riddlebox". The beats are baggy, the flows are surprisingly tight and the overall environment is pitch dark. Basically, if you can separate yourself from the rest of the anti-ICP lynch mob, you'll probably find yourself digging their early stuff. Crazy, I know. Long story short: believe it or not, "Riddlebox" by ICP slays. Twiztid - Mostasteless (1998): Okay, this album, this album right here, changed my life FOREVER. Before I stepped into the world of artsy avant-garde, I was heavily into underground hip hop. You know, the stuff that's barred from mainstream masses for different reasons. Sometimes it's because the rappers are too "real", too "comedic", too "violent" and just too "anti-mainstream". Well, those four reasons right there are why Twiztid probably had a hard time crossing over. With their first album, 1998's "Mostasteless", they combine a unique atmosphere centered on surrealistic violence, morbidly dark humor and mesmerizing flows and wordplay. This album was a huge stepping stone in me finding out who I was (the music eccentric) during my troubled times from 11 through 14. I actually met Twiztid a few years ago, and it was an utmost emotional high and something that I'll remember for the rest of my life. Prince - Purple Rain (1984): When I was starting to really explore my roots as a musician, I didn't really have a single all-around idol to look up to. Kami from Malice Mizer was the closest to becoming that guy to me, but the one artist who truly inspired me to give it my all while simultaneously pumping out some of the best albums of all time is this lil' guy: Prince. I can't even begin to describe how much this guy meant to me as an artist. Since he was 19 years old, he wrote EVERYTHING, he arranged EVERYTHING, he played EVERYTHING... he was that guy. His stage shows were just the icing on the cake with how exciting they were. The "Purple Rain" album/soundtrack in particular remains his brightest moment, which pretty much everyone unanimously agrees on. This was also the album in many ways that brought me into the Purple One's world, and started my heavy Prince fanboy era. When the day came that he died, I can't even accurately explain how much it devastated me, it was like I lost a family member. Just the greatest of all time, right up there. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (1999): Another one that may come to a shock to a few of you, but believe it or not, I was a HUGE Eminem fanatic as a kid. HUUUUUUGE. South Park and Eminem is what my years from 1999 through 2006 consisted of, and yes, it was as dysfunctional and fan-fuckin-tastic as it sounds. But anywho, I remember spinning "The Slim Shady LP" tons and tons of times as a kid, and even at that young age that I got it, it always wowed me with Em's now worldly-renowned style of saying the most fucked up thing you can think of, and adding a pitch black, comedic flair to it, which is how I suppose he crossed over to the mainstream. It is still absolutely one of my all time favorite albums, rap or otherwise, to this day. Boredoms - Soul Discharge (1989): Only one word can truly describe the early days of Boredoms: insanity. Pure, unadulterated insanity. Needless to say, when my 13 year old mind first found Boredoms, it was through their later Ritalin-taking days, so it didn't really make an impression on me. But when I returned a year later, I decided to poke around a bit, and that's when I found their early stuff, more specifically, "Soul Discharge". Needless to say, I was just blown away by how truly warped the album is. It's basically what a deranged, schizophrenic manic depressive cousin to punk rock would sound like, and it was fuckin' AWESOME. I still love listening to it to this day, and it definitely ranks in my top 10, let alone top 9 records of all time. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991): This one was actually a later discovery in my life, probably when I was around 11th grade, so that's probably around 2011/2012. A bit late, but what the hell. Anyways, I suppose I always like shoegaze, since stuff I like, like Smashing Pumpkins's "Siamese Dream" album, was heavily influenced by the scene. But it wasn't until that age that I dug into it, and sooner or later, I came across the gem that is "Loveless". You can be totally sober, never taken a sip of alcohol or a puff of a blunt, but the second that "Loveless" starts, you're put in this morphine-like euphoria that is almost indescribable. I remember the first time I listened to it in its entirety was when I was on the phone talking to my friend. We're both quite opinionated, loud fucks when we talk, but when it started off with "Only Shallow", we were suddenly rocketed into this awesome galaxy where psychedelic-tinged lo-fi alternative rock ran supreme, and guitar and drowned, indecipherable vocals were king. We were silent for pretty much the rest of the record, which runs near an hour long. Look, don't take my word for it, look everywhere: it's a masterpiece. And believe me, your life is totally complete after you listen to "Loveless" in its entirety. Nas - Illmatic (1994): Have you ever heard someone discredit rap and try to say it's not music? That it's not poetry? Are you, yourself, guilty of saying the same thing? Well then, if you are guilty of that, do yourself a favor and listen to "Illmatic" this very second. I remember when I picked this up from Media Play back in 2002/2003, I was actually amused because one of the tracks was titled "Life's a Bitch". At 7/8 years old, the gravity of that phrase doesn't sink in till a few years later, and you're just giggling because a swear word is on the tracklist uncensored. Little did I know the lingering impression it would have on me. The rhymes and instrumentals used on "Illmatic" portray a sort of sepia-toned (no pun intended) outlook on urban life, and it is just art. Seriously. This album proves that not only can rap be a respected music form like any other genres, but it goes one step beyond that and puts rap music in a category of art. That is how remarkable "Illmatic" is. Bis - Social Dancing (1999): While perhaps not as critically acclaimed as some of the albums on here, the Scottish band Bis's second album, 1999's "Social Dancing", definitely remains one of my all time favorites. What is perhaps the most fascinating part of Bis's catalog is the evolution in their sound. While at first they started out as bratty pop punks with a new wave influence, they later became much more serious in sound and became practically an all-out electronic act, with no pop punk influence at all. "Social Dancing" sort of represents a bridge in that evolution in that while it has some serious tracks, it also has that same playful attitude that Bis was founded on. Since I'm a huge fan of them, I love both eras just about the same, so "Social Dancing" would obviously be the supreme release to me. And since Bis also happen to be one of my all time favorite bands, then "Social Dancing" naturally make my top 9 as well.
  6. Well, here are some spooky ones for you all that I know of: King Diamond - Welcome Home Can't believe no one posted any Diamond. Cheesy yet technically sound classic metal. The Candy Spooky Theater - Exocist One of the spookiest and creepiest VK PV's. This one definitely takes me back a few years. Twiztid - We Don't Die Ahhh I'll always love these guys. Unless you were there, it'll be gimmicky rap metal to ya. Still, a floating ouija board. Spooooooky~~. Mr. Bungle - Quote Unquote Serial killers hanging off of meathooks, a creepy baby masked guy dragging a doll on some train tracks, a gimp rubbing a cross all over his leathered face... yeah, this was pretty controversial back when it was released in 1991. It's still pretty much banned in the remaining music channels out there. The Residents - Hello Skinny Unlike the Mr. Bungle video, this video, like most videos of avant-garde superheroes The Residents, wasn't played much because... well, it's just damn weird. Gotta love em! That's about all I can think of at the moment lol.
  7. Soooo out of all the Engrish I've seen in my Japanese music collection, this particular segment takes the cake for being the most painfully awkward bit. Yeah... this is for real. From the back of the "Sour. Bitter & Delicious" album by Krush Groove.





    Soooo yeah.... that happened lol.

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    2. robkun


      Yeah, I can see that. But when it's romanized, baaaaad associations and possibilities happen lol

    3. nattliga_toner


      Haha, yeah, definitely not the greatest look

    4. Takadanobabaalien


      @nattliga_toneris indeed correct. It's slang way of saying suppai (sour), nigai (bitter), umai (tasty). I could see it become a problem if it would get popular in the west tho lol

  8. Only Radiohead can pull my heartstrings more than WAIL. What a marvelous, marvelous band.

  9. -A Missalina Rei VHS plays in the living room while I get myself some dinner-


    My dad: There's some creepy witch girl singing in the living room.

    Me: Uhh... that's not a girl.



    -VHS suddenly stops, my dad turns on the news-




    1. reminiscing2004


      this is the most hilarious but pure scenario ive heard in a while

  10. Ughhh I hate I missed this one. Ahh well, hopefully someone has something of a certain cutting edge late 60s avant-garde band that would be perfectttt </3 lol.
  11. Well, I've got a good amount. 16, to be exact. Kasutera (カステラ) - "Tori (鳥)" (1990): The title literally translates to "bird", so there you go, a cover centered on... a bird. And not just any bird, but an emu. Alright..... interesting choice? STRAWBERRY - coming all the way E.P. (2000) Okay, I've seen a few hideous drawings as covers, but this takes the cake. The girl literally looks like a sick, teenage Barbara Streisand, with her body looking twisted and contorted like she was fighting off death. It's just... nasty. Kome Kome CLUB (米米CLUB) - Phi II (1994): Okay, I see what they're trying to do with the whole Washington, D.C. theme, but it just doesn't work. The coloring of the background and the lack of stripes on the structures they're supposed to represent just makes them look like PEZ dispensers. Flipper's Guitar - CAMERA TALK (1990): "Camera talk"? Well now, it sure as hell covers that theme. You have some old foreign dude on the left, with the floating hands on the main part of the cover representing his hands, I presume? I don't know. It's quite an eyesore though, and the scribbles don't help. ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK - SLAYER's BAY BLUES (2000): The guys in ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK have a damn good sense of humor which I appreciate (I've been a fan of Bloodhound Gang since I was in middle school, for example), but the comically poor photoshopping of the singer wailing on one of the members just makes it a bizarre spectacle. UNICORN (ユニコーン) - Hattori (服部) (1989): One of the most legendary Japanese rock albums of its era, the cover still bewilders many to this day. Apparently the guy is some dude named Fukutaro Nakamura (中村福太郎), who supposedly had some connection to the band? Whatever it may be, it definitely remains one of the most memorable Japanese album covers to date for its weirdness and maintains a legacy of sorts today. KEMURI - waiting for the rain (2005): Soooo a schoolbus is broken down which holds the bandmates of KEMURI, and one of the kids on the bus got out and took an extreme closeup of her with the band wandering in the background while a giant fountain sprays simultaneously? ... Makes sense. KUSU KUSU - cajon (1991): Seriously, this cover just gives me the creeps. They look like the kind of guys who sneak into your bedroom and just watch you sleep. Those damn colorful freaks. THE FOOLS - Weed War (1984) Well now, for a drug war, that is the happiest person I've ever seen involved. I guess she may be a huge drug pin that the government just can't take down? Un...touchable. YUKI - Melanchorinista (メランコリニスタ) (2006): It's no secret, but I have a huuuuuuuuuuuge crush on YUKI. I can't even listen to JUDY AND MARY a lot without swooning like a schoolgirl. So when I heard that she did a "nude" cover of sorts, I immediately jumped on it and Googled it in a heartbeat. Needless to say, I was disappointed. Seriously, this looks like a woodsy Sapporo dude's fantasy come to life. Not cool. SPIRAL LIFE - FLOURISH (1995): What the hell?! I guess this is a close view on the Tokyo perv of the mid 90's? But where the hell is the bottom half?! You know what... I guess I don't want to know. SUPERCAR - OOYeah!! (1999): Now don't get me wrong, I love me some SUPERCAR, especially pre-"HIGHVISION", but what the fuck is this?! A collage of the band members's noses? THE ZIP GUNS - THIS IS YOUR LIFE (1997): Something about this cover feels exploitive and makes me uncomfortable. RC SUCCESSION (RCサクセション) - FEEL SO BAD (1984): Ahh... ohh... umm... no comment. TRICERATOPS - KING OF THE JUNGLE (2001): Homoerotic Japanese Tarzan, anybody? Speaking of... Skip Cows (スキップカウズ) - The Great Hunting (ザ・グレート・ハンティング) (2001): Yeah... sometimes covers can speak for themselves.
  12. That feel when you win a Cali Gari VHS for 100 yen. Brb, squealing like a Hyde fangirl circa 1998.

    1. Komorebi


      That does sound pretty sweet, congrats.

    2. robkun



  13. As one of the manic uploaders on here, I have to say the past two years I've been around have been a blast. Lots of cool folks, and of course the drama can be delicious, but I digress XD. A big shoutout to the main heads of MH and a very happy anniversary to the best forum dedicated to Japanese music on the web!
  14. Lesson learned: NEVER EVER take depression meds with cold meds. I had pretty much a total meltdown and thought I was fucked till I told my folks and they told me I was lucky cuz it could've been fatal. Christ... well, time to let the ol' poor brain heal.

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    2. robkun


      I don't go to therapy XDD. Usually it's not so bad, just a mild thing, but the cold meds I guess really amplified the depression to unbearable levels.

    3. nekkichi


      idk what you're taking specifically, but your GP should be aware of known drug interactions :<

      I'm...surprised zoloft can go unexpected places when something as basic as a cold treatment gets mixed in tho

    4. robkun


      I know, we were kinda confused the main pharmacist didn't really warn us beforehand. Just glad that we found out today though.