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Yoshiki / Re: YOSHIKI LIVE at Carnegie Hall "Art of Life"
« on: April 06, 2022, 02:40:30 AM »

This may be nitpicky and please let me know if it is but I always considered the Taiji era songs to be old X Japan songs or to be technical the pre Vanishing Vision songs. Art Of Life is my personal favorite X song to be clear.
The PRE-Vanishing Vision songs? You mean post, don't you?
For me, the Taiji era concerts (namely Verge, of destruction) are the ones I enjoy watching most, because they were just such a great Live band. But, as far my favorite songs go, it's like 50/50 Taiji/post-Taiji era.
Still, what a bass player *sigh*

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Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: February 18, 2019, 08:44:44 PM »
There is a zero percent chance there will be another X Japan album. We will bw lucky to get this one
True, I would actually be surprised if they'd ever tour overseas again.

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Albums/Singles / Re: X JAPAN New Album(When??)
« on: September 22, 2018, 01:14:43 AM »
X fans deserve a statue for their patience LOL :D
Even if these statues have already been made, many years will pass before we'll be able to enjoy them.

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General chat / Re: X Japan - Major announcement tomorrow
« on: September 15, 2018, 07:35:33 AM »
I know from personal experience that it's easy to completely lose yourself in mixing music, especially when mixing your own recordings. And Yoshiki seems to be obsessive enough to do exactly that. So, it doesn't excite me to hear that recording is done.
I wonder which one will be released first: The album or George R.R.Martin's Winds of winter?

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General chat / Re: X Japan - Major announcement tomorrow
« on: August 24, 2018, 10:05:08 PM »
Everyone, can we please watch our language with each other and refrain from insulting each other! The forum is for healthy debate but please let's not make this a place with petty infighting. Please can we diasgree with each other without the bad language. It is against the forum rules and I don't want to keep repeating this message. 
I completely agree. This actually goes for the internet in general. I think youtube f.e. is the global #1 for petty pseudo-discussions and mindless verbal vomiting. X freaks shouldn't - won't - go down that road.

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General chat / Re: X Japan - Major announcement tomorrow
« on: August 18, 2018, 01:16:36 PM »
Strange line to put "We hope everything is OK"; especially coming from the official X Japan Twitter...lol
Wow. That just made me shake my head in disbelief for a while. I mean, how poorly can one communicate?

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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: June 07, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »
Germany has a large Metal fanbase and thousands of X fans! The german festival "Wacken" is the biggest Metal festival in the world (as far as I know).

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General chat / Re: An important announcement on July 8, LA time
« on: June 04, 2018, 04:07:07 PM »
The fact that Yoshiki talked about having doubts about whether an album format still makes sense in today's market makes me wonder why he wants to put out a Violet Uk one. Maybe it's just a personal thing.
If he publishes it as an X/Violet Uk double album, I will have to fly to LA and kick him in the crotch.

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I don't mind them dropping the key on some songs, actually, many artists do that, and it's normal to lose some vocal range when getting older.
Maybe Toshi will sound even better!

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The wrong notes work for me in context of the whole song, but only then.

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Good thing Forever love is on the playlist. But Art of life piano solo...I hope it isn't just the solo from the middle of the song, because that would make for a good time to buy a drink.

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The Concerts / Re: Coachella with surprises
« on: April 08, 2018, 08:40:52 AM »
Another surprise. A bad one: Sugizo's visa issuance is late and he may not play at Coachella.

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180407-00000746-bark-musi
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180406-00000384-oric-ent
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/pickup/6278189
Wow...he should get a new assistant, or whoever is supposed to take care of that visa. I mean, many bands tour 10+ countries in like 2, 3 months.
And I would love the surprise to be them playing in full-fledged visual kei looks  ;D

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I like that Yoshiki finally comes clean, and he makes sense to me. Being in the studio can make you crazy in the first place, with the perfectionism and infinity of options involved. And Yoshiki is artist AND producer, so I get how that crushed his spirit over the years (should've hired a producer, maybe).
He probably also knew from the start that he didn't have enough strong material for an album, and 10 years later still doesn't, so he calls it a day. That's understandable and he should have done it years ago.
I hope Yoshiki can finally relax a bit now.
OK, let's forget that people actually lost money with his promises and call it "whining".
Let's all do fanfics and lick Yoshiki's balls on Twitter. Did he already ask for nurses today?
Being empathic and not sharing your opinion doesn't affect my heterosexuality, and I don't care about twitter at all (I definitely would if that licking thing would be really possible).
But I strongly dislike that you state your suspicions as fact, regarding the London concert.

Where in the actual fuck I said anything about anyone's sexuality here?
Oh god...
I'm referring to the ball licking you mentioned, which - being a heterosexual man - I don't do. I'm also quite obviously joking.
Cheer up, mate! You call yourself Joker, after all.

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hide / Re: New hide documentary "Hurry Go Round"
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:43:14 PM »
Similarly, hard drugs were considered cool in Germany back in the 1970s-80s. A kid called Christiane F. wrote a book about her heroin habits and they made a film starring a pretty and scarily thin model in her role. Then they added in David Bowie, lots of shots of the kids shooting up to 'Heroes' and lots of Berlinesque eye candy. As a result, European kids started to think heroin was cool and the 'junkie' look became a form of aesthetic.
There was a heroin epidemic in western europe back then, but the movie is actually pretty depressing and repulsing (although it makes the drug scene look kinda fascinating at least in its first half). Thinking it drove it drove teenagers to taking heroin is like thinking that ego shooters or horror movies cause violence.It also wasnvt that big of a success.

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I like that Yoshiki finally comes clean, and he makes sense to me. Being in the studio can make you crazy in the first place, with the perfectionism and infinity of options involved. And Yoshiki is artist AND producer, so I get how that crushed his spirit over the years (should've hired a producer, maybe).
He probably also knew from the start that he didn't have enough strong material for an album, and 10 years later still doesn't, so he calls it a day. That's understandable and he should have done it years ago.
I hope Yoshiki can finally relax a bit now.
OK, let's forget that people actually lost money with his promises and call it "whining".
Let's all do fanfics and lick Yoshiki's balls on Twitter. Did he already ask for nurses today?
Being empathic and not sharing your opinion doesn't affect my heterosexuality, and I don't care about twitter at all (I definitely would if that licking thing would be really possible).
But I strongly dislike that you state your suspicions as fact, regarding the London concert.

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hide / Re: New hide documentary "Hurry Go Round"
« on: March 17, 2018, 01:41:26 PM »
Music documentaries became pretty popular in the last few years, which is cool since many feature length ones with good production value got and get released.
We are X didn't really tell us anything new either, but I liked it anyway. I only hope there will eventually be a properly subbed version of Hurry go round available online (I doubt there will be an english dubbed version).

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General chat / Re: X songs without an official release
« on: March 17, 2018, 05:20:55 AM »
I'd love to listen a finished version of "Light Breeze". Even not having the full lyrics, I REALLY like this song.
I like it too, I read somewhere that Yoshiki dismissed it back then for being too similar to Sweet child of mine (which I get, if it's actually true). There was another song on it I liked, with Nanananana-"lyrics" in the chorus, can't remember the title anymore. I also found it very exciting and interesting to listen to these work-in-progress tracks, especially the ones that were never finished (afaik, of course).

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General chat / Re: X songs without an official release
« on: March 16, 2018, 01:08:48 PM »
Yes, you are right, Yosh, But...

but Rose & blood was released by taiji wasn't it?
That's what I read too, doesn't mean he was authorized.

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General chat / Re: X songs without an official release
« on: March 15, 2018, 11:39:27 PM »
That's very cool! I dream of owning a first issue Blue Blood vinyl, but that's probably rare and expensive...(anyone here who has a copy and doesn't need it anymore, maybe?)
Demo recordings are not official releases. And orgasm and I'll kill you are also more demos than real releases. At least in my opinion. And the songs on the compilations are sooo fucking bad.... you hardly can count this as release..
Technically, everything on an official release is considered official. It doesn't matter how good the sound quality is. Rose&Blood f. e. has several unreleased songs,some better sounding that Vanishing vision stuff,  but wasn't published or licensed by the copyright owner, so: unofficial.

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General chat / Re: X songs without an official release
« on: March 15, 2018, 12:07:02 AM »
Sadly, even individual digital copies become less and less relevant,  being replaced by youtube, spotify etc.
Which is actually one of the reasons why we're still waiting for that album!

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General chat / Re: Marvel stole the We Are X arm sign
« on: March 13, 2018, 04:34:59 PM »
A friend of mine plays in a band called Turboboost, and they do the same, just with the letter T. He says they came up with it on their own. I guess the idea is not so far-fetched.

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Before registration on this forum was possible again, I've already been reading here for months and liked the fact that criticism, sarcasm or even just expressing frustation towards X was fine here(back then, I was on Xwonderland, which was just boringly and annoyingly supportive and uncritical).
Negative remarks about other board members without context or off topic, on the other hand, are bound to lead to lengthy, mostly pointless discussions, probably on online forums in general.
And although I'm sometimes bored enough to read them, like now, I could certainly do without them, and think most people could.

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the moderator of this board's last active is 2014. Where should I report it?
To Interpol, or the NATO....sorry for the sarcasm  :-\ Can't always help it. But seriously, this comment
inb4 officer Teemeah and the fan fic brigade.
is, IMO, as harmless as it is unnecessary(I don't know what inb4 means,  though).
Do you think the guitar work is up to par?
Guitar, you say? It was fantastic. I don't understand why they keep crediting some guy called Bugizo or Sujizo or whatever his name is, though. Is he part of the staff?

Do you like the album cover and artwork?
I loved it, very unexpected. I must say I could live without the booklet with all those naked pictures of Yoshiki, though.
Could've lived without the photos too, but couldn't help but being impressed by the complete absence of body hair.
The guitarist's name is actually Burrito, and he's delicious.

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I don't expect the album to be musically interesting anyway, for me, it's more exciting that they give the evergreens a new twist, like they did with the acoustic concerts. And I kinda sympathize with Yoshiki's inability to wrap it up, I also fail again and again at finishing my demo song recordings.
I also prefer listening to old Beatles records instead of Paul's new albums... but at least I could if I wanted to, they actually exist  ;-)

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I somehow liked the Violet UK album better.

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General chat / Re: Yoshiki and Toshi talk
« on: March 07, 2018, 01:47:24 AM »
A dramatic band history like X's helps generating interest, but to showcase it so much makes them more of a nostalgia act. I also don't buy Yoshiki's emotionality anymore, many times is just doesn't seem sincere to me (where Toshi's crying on stage f.e. seems totally sincere to me), thus making me feel it exploits the band's tragedies.
And even as a nostalgia act, you still gotta create exciting music. Cause music is still the core product you sell, after all.

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Taiji / Re: TAIJI - Sawada Taiji book
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:34:09 AM »
This prologue is very touching and honest, I'm sure many people feel something similar, myself included, and the symbolism(screw, rust, oil of hope) really spoke to me just now. Also, kudos to the translator. I have no idea if the translation is accurate, but it was written by a true poet!
Now I'm kinda sad... I'll have some chocolate ice cream  :)

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Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki's mental health
« on: February 24, 2018, 01:08:50 AM »
But hide was a natural improviser, he actually looked cool doing those weird kind of sh*t he did on stage, though I didn't really get most of his hide no heya performances, either, and most of his solo stuff is just too experimental for my taste. But Yoshiki has a different composing style, and this haphazard weird stage performance with white poem and VUK is just.... ugh. I prefer his "calculated" songs, that actually make sense musically.
I wouldn't say the VUK songs don't make sense musically, and I believe artists have every right to explore new territory, even when relivately failing at it. But even more calculated songs like "I'll be your love" just don't stand out(that one f.e. has weak lyrics that also don't flow well when sung). And although visual aspects can definitely  increase the music's impact, VUK don't accomplish that, and the concept of combining music and fashion doesn't appeal to me personally.
And hey, haphazard - I just learned a new word :-) 

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Yoshiki / Re: Yoshiki's mental health
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:52:45 AM »
Stuffing Violet UK in the middle were also like "While the band will have a very long break, please enjoy the performance of the band leader's new-ish side project - without him being present on stage, of course!"
I can only imagine how the audience's level of War eXcitement went through the roof...

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General chat / Re: 10 best X-Japan songs according to Yoshiki
« on: February 23, 2018, 05:45:10 AM »
It could've been decent with a better arrangement but that chorus ruined any hope that song ever had, sounds like a bad mid 00's Bon Jovi outtake.
Yeah, the chorus feels so generic and ordinary in words and music. And that verse rocks well enough, but is created with the same template used already in IV and Jade.
So I hope the album tracks will be more exciting and less safely played (can't wait to hear Kiss the sky).

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