There’s some sad face for Guso Drop on the horizon, as Saki’s graduation looms (but we do get the three new members!). The show, however, never stops going on, as this lyric sheet they shared on Twitter would indicate:
So the queens of underground idolcore, the inimitable Guso Drop, are on the verge of losing their leader. That’s sad. But they also have a fresh new release supported by a raucous video. That’s not sad at all! And they’re also taking the big positive steps toward their own sustainability by rolling out three new members to join in full once Saki transitions out:
It’s here! Guso Drop’s first real video in like forever!
Made you look! That’s actually just video from Anna’s birthday live the other day. Pretty decent cover of “Headbanger!!” at any rate. No, it’s the “Gushin” video that you came for, and it’s the “Gushin” video that you’ll get. Continue reading →
The correct answer is “I do! I do!” if you’re a fan. And it should be even if you aren’t, because while the pun doesn’t actually make any sense (or even actually be a pun, given that the title is something different), this is exciting-ass stuff:
Man, ever since I got to enjoy the actual Guso Drop version of “No. 18” on their very good Mushi EP, I’ve been meaning to try to find some live video of it. Fortunately, it showed up on the Guso Drop Facebook group yesterday, thereby saving me the hassle of having to type things into a YouTube search.
In news so important they made the note in English, Guso Drop will be revealing something of big-ass importance at their second anniversary show next month. Unless the syntax is just that weird and the news is the time and money and 2& stuff. Which would be weird.
Last week, Char T Saki tweeted at me a blog post made by a big Kamen Joshi fan on their experience at a Guso Drop show. I thought, that’s got to be interesting, so I asked for a translation (the thing was in Japanese!), and Saki was able to oblige.
If you’re new, or if you aren’t familiar with Kamen Joshi/Alice Project and/or Guso Drop, the reason that I found this interesting was in the clash of styles: Kamen Joshi trends toward big, melodic idol rock and idol metal, doing colorful daily shows in their own home theater and boasting a #1 single, etc.; Guso Drop are like the queens of the underground, doing gritty-ass hardcore and assorted un-idol performance down in the muck. Though both are technically independent and employ some similar visual elements on stage (weapons, basically), they’re very different.