Yeah…Bad reference. But…Rock as a title loses. (Unless you’re talking about the wrestler…Nevermind, you lose there too.)
Anyway. First one of these, and I think I may finally have the hang of it. (Hopefully…)
Different Types of Rock in Japan
Okay, first off, just like in America, there are different types of rock. However, there are some types that I’m pretty sure don’t exist in America…or anywhere else in the world.
Starting off on the…Stranger aspect:
Okay, pretty much anyone who’s heard Japanese rock has at least heard of V-Kei. They have a very unique style of dressing and…well appearance. And, seeing as a picture’s worth a thousand words, it would probably be best to just do that.
In addition to their…unique getups, they usually have French names. I can see why, it’s just kinda strange. Anywho, here are some of the artists:
Dir-en-Grey (Great band, btw. Will have some of there music here.)
Rentrer En Soi
Kagrra (Also really, really good)
And…you can find some more yourself! ^_^ But, to be fair, and to show you what they sound like, here’s Kagrra and Dir-en-Grey:
Dir-en-Grey (Okay…This is probably one of the creepiest videos I’ve seen. That’s why I picked it. I like the song, but it’s not my favorite.)
And…Boosh. Just found about these guys recently. It’s a spin-off of V-kei, and it’s actually the exact opposite…almost. While V-Kei is very dark and sadistic, O-Kei is very Happy and bouncy. Okay…and…Picture time.
Oshire Kei bands, unlike their V-kei counterparts, focus on a much happier message of Friends and relationships. They are very positive, and their music has a much happier feel.
Anywho, onto some bands:
Shelly Trip Realize
And the samples for this set are Ancafe and Shelly Trip Realize (Just because it’s a cool name.)
Not done yet…There’s two more groups I want to cover.
I’m not gonna lie. I just now found out about this kind of band. While writing this post. Anywho, I like one of the artists who are attributed so, I dunno…Anyway, let’s get to the picture!
I don’t know at all about anybody in this genre. Except for apparently Girugamesh. But apparently they’re a form of eroguro (Erotic…grotesqueness…Look, just don’t google guro. It’s probably the most F*EFF*ed up thing you’ll ever see, in anime form. It’s…yeah. Also, 1,000,000 bonus points for the person that gets the reference. Boosh.)
Anywho, some bands are:
And…The lucky winners are…Girugamesh and Cali≠gari. So…away we go!
And finally…The “Wannabes” as Encyclopedia Dramatica so elloquently put it. (Also some of my favorites, except for their Engrish songs.)
Yeah, these are actually, pretty much everyone else. But really these are the bands that “sell-out” and start writing songs in this horrible…Engrish. And the bad part was, before that, they were usually really good. But then they just wanted to be famous. Anywho, in the spirit of this article, I’ll get the picture!
Well, not really much to say that wasn’t in the first paragraph, so I’ll be making with the bands now:
Ellegarden (I really like them. Except for the Engrish songs.)
And the lucky winners are…Ellegarden and Beat Crusaders, just because.
Well, and that’s everything. I thought today was pretty fun, and I learned something too. So…everybody wins ^^
Well, until next time,
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