There’s not a lot to say to sell this one — the New Year Premium Party was a ridiculous three-day event spanning multiple venues in Tokyo (in addition to that COUNTDOWN JAPAN thing that ayumikurikamaki was part of). I’m just grabbing video based on what showed up in my recommendations; if you know of more from other days or venues or groups, please share them in the comments.
I’ve been a bad Maniac: After encouraging others to participate in a bit of #DailyParty Rockets in the run-up to kawaiicore’s finest’s one-man next Sunday, I completely forgot to do it myself … despite both making the call and starting that whole hashtag in the first place and, right, also really like Party Ro–
Look, the point is, they’re good and fun in a completely different way than a lot of our favorites, doing work as completely inoffensive (and indeed quite charming!) kawaiidols who just so happen to perform hard rock music. As the kids say, bless.
Man, do I ever have mixed feelings about this one. On the one hand, it’s still a fun idol rock song:
And the setting of the video is a VR-driven hallucination of Haruka’s, so that’s neat.
On the other, I miss the Party Rockets that banged out things like “Kasabuta” and “Miriae” and sounded like the damn future.
I’m not going to blame anybody, especially not somebody on a major label, for dropping a summer single, especially not one putting their own spin on the concept. It’s just, you used to rock, Party Rockets. This sucker’s coming out on July 20; if we’ve learned anything, it’s that there’s always hope on the B-side.
They don’t have the insane live schedule of many or the overwhelming cultural ubiquity of others, so we don’t get to hear from Party Rockets GT as much as would be nice to have, #DailyPartyRockets notwithstanding. Another single five months after the last will get the job done, though:
【新情報】 2016年7月20日発売 Party Rockets GT 7thシングル 「真夏のマジ☆ロケット」
・カップリング曲 「Have a nice party」 「革命センセーション」 残り1曲はお披露目時に公開します！#パティロケ
See, TIF is kind of a big deal. Like, the biggest idol festival. The one that can catapult you to national, even international, attention. It’s no place for the kinds of ruffians that inhabit this domain. Continue reading →
UPDATE: As it turns out, they’re actually releasing a video a day until the album is released their one-man live on April 17 [apologies to the Party Rocketeers; I had this confused with something else] [also, can we please use that name for Party Rockets fans from now on?].
Also, bias: My first song of theirs, albeit here performed by the current lineup (i.e., why they’re GT).
You can’t hear the backing track well, but it’s pretty damn heavy.
I love the fact that the latest Party Rockets generation goes out in those pretty white dresses. “Oh, look at the idols, how cute!” #droptuned And I’d actually never want them to change. What they’re doing is great on its own.
In what appears to be a reaction to BiSH management banning lifting and some other wota activity at their shows, Guso Drop has flat-out declared that not only will they do no such thing, but they are “most heavy idol in the world.”
Yurapiko’s smile does kind of take the edge off the attitude in that photo, however.
That’s a bold claim! Hardcore-as-hell or not, Guso Drop, you can’t just say something like that without objection. This must be settled by blood, or an Internet poll at the very least. Continue reading →