We Wanted This Bed-In Post to Include Lots of Innuendo But Maniac Won’t Let Anybody Have Any Fun, But Letting You Know about the Bed In Album Would Have Been Pretty Funny

If you haven’t discovered Bed-In yet, now would be a pretty good time to look into them. I wrote a bit about them last year, but 2018 was a fairly quiet year for the duo, as they spent more time touring and being best friends with First Summer Uika than they did releasing any new material.

Thankfully, next month they’re finally releasing their third album, and what better concept for an 80s-themed idol duo to come out with than a whole album of 80s J-Pop covers!

We haven’t got any full-length music videos yet, but some of the songs have already been made available on digital platforms. And if you’re not sure if you’re ready to open Spotify yet, well, Bed In also uploaded some not-quite-MVs-but-not-quite-commercials (teasers?) for said songs on their YouTube:

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Once You’ve Gone Bed In, You’ll Never Go Back

Well, well, I figured that since Maniac managed to be successfully pushed into featuring NEO JAPONISM on this here site, it was worth nagging him like the bratty child I am into covering another saving grace of the idol world. I ultimately failed.

Well, if you’re gonna be that way, I guess I’m now the WACK meme correspondent, the Up Up Girls correspondent, and the Bed In correspondent. Good luck on hearing anything about them, I forget about Up Up Girls news all the time.

So, who are exactly Bed In?

Goddesses, that’s who

The way I like to describe Masukodera Kaori and Chusonji Mai is that they’re like the fun boozy aunts of the idol world; a little older, a little raunchier, but everyone loves them.

Seriously, you probably already recognize them just because your faves have hung out with them at some point.

 

 

Or more like, have been squished by their cleavage at some point.

Self-proclaimed “Sexy Underground Idols” (though they’ve since had their major debut), Bed In’s two main gimmicks are their blatant sex appeal and their walking homages to the Bubble Era of 80s-90s Japan. And what happens when you combine those two things? Something so beautifully camp and trashy that it sends waves of joy the likes scientists have been trying to find for decades.

Of course, Kaori’s powerful vocals and Mai’s wonderful guitar playing also helps in that regard.

Ever since I discovered them I’ve wanted Bed In to become more well-known among western idol fans, so why not start with Homicidols? Whenever I’ve tweeted about them, I usually get responses like “Oh, it’s those girls! I keep seeing [Insert WACK idol here] with them!” and they deserve so much more recognition than that. While they may be a different kind of loud than a lot of the other girls we cover, they’re so much fun to watch and listening to them makes me feel ready to go to a stanky nightclub and slap a middle-aged pervert with my handbag.

But what does Maniac have to say about them? Come on dude, I’m not letting you get off that easy.

Look, if there’s one thing that this site has always embraced, it’s free-wheeling, joyous trash idols. I tried to think of a parallel that more people might know about, and other than Peak 80s-90s Madonna, I keep getting stuck on that weird point in history when Debbie Gibson was performing with the Circle Jerks, which gives her a single degree of separation from Pour Lui and BiS 3.0, which means that she’s practically already been given a Bed In boob squish. So there!

And with that, go follow their Twitter, get excited whenever your oshi tweets a photo with them and remember, they literally use phalluses as their idol penlight of choice (seriously, look at any pic from their lives. Unless you’re a child. I don’t want us to get sued).