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  1. This was the setlist from the show on his birthday the other day: 2019.10.30 清春『THE BIRTHDAY』マイナビBLITZ赤坂 SE.receive a revelation 01.海岸線 02.confusion 03.星座の夜 04.last song 05.悲歌 06.TWILIGHT 07.瑠璃色 08.YOU 09.ベロニカ 10.wednesday 11.妖艶 12.LAW'S EN1 13.EMILY 14.Masquerade 15.VOICE with SUGIZO 16.20th Century Boy with SUGIZO EN2 17.マークはバタフライ 18.SANDY 19.HAPPY
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    I think his voice works best when he's not trying to be a caricature of his former rock self which he plays up at these gigs. His livestream of this song 'Time Machine' @4:00 is definitely better sounding than when he tries to name check his backing band before every solo:
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    After clicking on that teaser video, my youtube recommendations led me to this person who posted recordings from a livestream from one of Toshi's shows earlier this year:
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    I totally skipped the Evangelion craze when it first came out and only know this song from the overabundant usage in AMVs but I somehow don't mind Toshi's version. I only wish he would cover more proper rock songs that influenced him in his formative years. Bohemian Rhapsody is a start but where are songs from Iron Maiden, Loudness, Kiss and the likes!? And considering Yo$hiki squandered the good-will, momentum and whatever respect the brand name 'X-Japan' had after coming back triumphantly, I think Toshi deserves to cash-in on his fanbase considering he was relatively broke after his time with Masaya and who knows how much of a cut he gets from X Japan tours.
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    The kuroyume and Sads credit cards got maxed out and subsequently ran past their limits. Maybe with this cash grab he can afford his main songwriters Miyoken and Yoshitsugu back on the solo payroll
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    I only superficially understand the whole apology thing in Japan. Couldn't the artist, band, or label simply refuse to apologize or simply not acknowledge it anymore? Would that even be possible or is that commercial suicide from all parties by refusing to grovel to the public's expectations?
  7. ZZZoo just released their 3rd album 'Monster ZZZoo' featuring brand new songs recorded in studio. https://thezzzoo.bandcamp.com/ ZZZooOO3 credits released June 29, 2019 ZZZoo "Monster ZZZoo" 1. SYLVIE  music : Yamaji, Kazi&Den 2. SUSAN  lyrics : Yamaji  music : Tabata, Morikawa 3. JACQUELINE   music : John Stafford Smith   collage&edit : Yamaji, Morikawa, Tabata 4. KATE-MING   music&lyrics : Tabata All Arranged by ZZZoo Kazuhide Yamaji : Gtr Seiichirou Morikawa : Ba&Vo Mitsuru Tabata : Gtr&Vo Kazuya Wakabayashi : Sax&Cho DEN : Per KAZI : Dr Recorded by ZZZoo. at Noah, Takadanobaba, Tokyo, 4th February&12th June 2019 Mixed by Kiyohiro "Doronco" Takada, Mitsuru Tabata at Mr.T-ST, Kodaira, Tokyo, 17th-22th June 2019 Mastered by Kiyohiro "Doronco" Takada at Mr.D-ST, Kodaira, Tokyo, 24th June 2019
  8. He's gotta make up for all the sales and advances he would have gotten from Sads and kuroyume had he not buried those bands~ They were good cash cows while they lasted!
  9. Yeah, it really makes you feel for guys like Pata and Heath who literally make nothing off X, since they don't have songwriting credits, and only ever earn a few bucks when they perform live which is seldom these days. Poor guys are slumming it while Yo$hiki is doing what he does best.
  10. In translations of Tetsu's biography he speaks in detail about how during the whole Sakura incident, he pushed the band forward and some other band members didn't agree with his decisions (pushing forward, pushing out Sakura etc). Being that there was only two other members he was referring to, it seems Hyde and/or Ken didn't like the way Tetsu handled the whole thing. As much as I like those early albums, I think most fans would agree that Tetsu's decisions leading to that grueling recording / touring period between 1997 and 2000 yielded some of the band's best work so he made the right moves in hindsight. Ken also started a band with Sakura, so you know their still on good terms. And Hyde's has had Sakura or Ken at his events. So the only person really not partaking in the other's activities is Tetsu. Also, in that same biography, Tetsu explained how Hyde wanted to quit the band during that post-Real hiatus. So yeah, they're just in it for the money via the one or two Tokyo Dome shows they do every year or two.
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    Did anyone get any of the vinyl versions yet? If so, are they newly remastered or remixed? Do they sound better or worse than the original CDs?
  12. I'll just leave these here:
  13. ZZZoo's second release 'Human Lives!' was just posted on bandcamp: https://thezzzoo.bandcamp.com/album/human-lives Live Recorded by Toshiaki Sudo at ShowBoat, Koenji, Tokyo 29th January 2019
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    I'm pretty sure Kiyoharu traveled to the US (west coast / California) for a few video shoots. The last one I remember was Nazari which has clearly google-able locations. Besides that some of those Mellow era PVs were shot in southeast Asia with just him and his go-to PV director / photographer Toshihiko Imai. Being that most of those videos (much like Nazari) are essentially just him without any band doing random stuff, it's safe to say he probably shot those videos with Imai as a excuse to do a tax write-off on his traveling. That said, Imai's has an amazing eye and he makes even walking around with Kiyoharu look great on camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYItE-ciRAQ
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    An outside producer eh? And a big name producer too? I haven't really listened to Lillywhite's work outside of an occasional U2 song in passing but isn't he one of those producer's whose touch is virtually invisible? Someone who helps the band get the best version of themselves out there like Rick Rubin? If so, will he really be able to add much to LS during the band's album making process? Does the band even have a process anymore or has it just members sending each other demos back and forth? Would Lillywhite even be sitting in during sessions or just giving pointers remotely? No matter the results, I guess you could at least say Luna Sea is trying to spice up the marriage. It's more than could be said about other bands of their vintage.
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