Yep, this would be one of those releases that I expected today; GANG PARADE getting out the MV for their new single, which, help me out, I thought was called “BODY & 7SOUL” but this is “FOUL,” so is this a B-side? I don’t care. They could call it “Ham Sandwich” and I’d be okay with it.
Last week, I made the unwise decision to notification-follow Watanabe on Twitter. At first, I was really just looking for new stuff about the BiSathon (so we could do our own!), but that wasn’t panning out and I was bored, but then came one of the ominous “something will happen at 22:00!” tweets, and … well, given that BiSH was the only part of the company that he hadn’t molested in a while, let’s just say that a quick RT from that group’s account had me convinced that the Captain herself was graduating immediately and had set the rest of the roster on fire.
It feels like everybody and their mother has announced a new release for the next couple of months, and the only WACK act that doesn’t have something coming relatively soon was GANG PARADE. Until yesterday. Then they said this was happening.
【お知らせ】 GANG PARADE 7人体制になって2作目となるシングルを 4月25日(火)に発売することが決定致しました。 詳細は追ってのお知らせとなりますので、チェックのほど宜しくお願い致します。
Speaking of things we’d like Hanako-san to destroy, Watanabe has only gone and pissed off the fanbase (and very likely BiS themselves) with his latest stunt, in which he merged all the horrible things he’s inflicted onto his idols over the course of his career into one big human rights violation lawsuit waiting to happen. And the fandom (myself included tbh) are furious.Continue reading →
We have already trod this ground to an extent with the awkward business with the “Winter Song” free download that wasn’t but the pretty okay Soundcloud experience. That was the B-side to GANG PARADE’s upcoming single re-release of “Plastic 2 Mercy”*; this is the real McCoy:
Hey, and maybe the download link works this time! (It does!) Or, given how they didn’t even bother to correct it the last time (unless I missed that), I guess that epic prankster Watanabe was just getting another one over on us! What a commentary on the human condition and his own oft-frustrating idol project!
Anyway. There are going to be several cohorts of reaction to this reproduction of the Pla2me classic, and I’d love for unfiltered thoughts from people who fit any of these categories: Continue reading →
Almost missed it! Judging from the source, this is either the or a B-side off of the re-released “Plastic 2 Mercy,” due out right after Christmas and smack in the middle of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and hell, Orthodox Christmas is still like a week+ away at that point, so I guess it’d still make a nice gift for the Kamiya Saki fans in your life.
Instead, I am pleased (/kicks can) to report that not only was the race successfully completed, and not only did nobody actually die, but it looks like it all went down without much in the way of incident at all!
I can’t believe I’m encouraging this, and you shouldn’t believe that you’ll almost definitely spend longer than you ever thought you would watching this happen, but I’ll cop to morbid curiosity about exactly what GANG PARADE is being subjected to, and why, and what the outcome’s going to be.
ALL WEEKEND LONG (probably), check in here for:
Live video from the road!
Commentary, screen captures and goodness knows what on Twitter!
I almost let this sick, sick event slip under the radar! Remember the whole business with GANG PARADE doing not just one super marathon per WACK’s insane traditions, but a there-and-back 200km relay haul?
I really thought I was going to review Billie Idle’s bi bi bi bi bi by now, and then I didn’t and now what would be the point, really, so I was going to turn my attention to GANG PARADE and Barely Last, but a certain someone named Garry WHO HAPPENS TO BE IN JAPAN RIGHT NOW LIKE A JERK took care of it for us.
And thank goodness! We’ve already heard all of the songs and been snarky about the lineup stuff — galore! — and I’ve made mini-reviews of most of it, so did you really want to read me? You did not.
Garry, on the other hand, pinky-swore upon the holy book of your choice that he was listening with completely open ears, so the perspective from IdolIsShit.com is an impeccable one. Continue reading →