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Offline BizKiTRoAcH

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on: October 23, 2007, 03:06:03 PM
As some may know (but most will not), I've been working on an X Japan information site which I was hoping to be the number 1 site for INFORMATION about X Japan and its members. I've been doing it myself with help from a couple of people. Anna has been helping out with translations and Mark has.. well.. he's doing nothing so far, but he said he'll help  :P

Anyway, its getting to be a bit much to gather all the information myself so I'm looking for help from you guys and girls. I want to point out a few things first though.

This is an INFORMATION site. While it is a site by fans and for fans, its not really a fansite. There wont be any picture galleries, fanart or anything like that. There wont be any downloads either. Its purely for information. I'll show you a small screenshot:



Thats the X Japan section. The tabs along the top are like seperate mini-sites for each artist and each one has unique menu's.. here's the Yoshiki one:



so yeah. The colours arent the final thing.. the design and colours are the least important so they'll be last thing that gets worked on, for now i'm trying to get all the information together. I've got most information for X but I havent started with the others yet and thats where you fine people come in :D

As hide was the most active solo member, I need people to help out with him.
I need the following information for all merchandise (cds, dvds, vhs etc):

Release Date:
Catalog Number:
Publisher:
Average Price:
Places to Buy:
Tracklist:

Places to buy isnt important as they will be links to the product on YesAsia/CDJapan/HMV and any other sites. It wont take long to get them so if you can get them, great.. but dont worry about them :)

If anyone can help with this that would be awesome. As you can see in the Yoshiki screenshot, i'm also doing all the projects the members worked on so i'll need all the information for their other bands (Zilch for hide, Dope HEADz for Pata/Heath etc)

Also, if you are getting info for cds, I need ALL info, so limited editions, reissues, remasters etc.. they all have different catalog numbers and are usually different prices with new songs or new cover art or something.

The only ones I dont need help with (for now anyway) are X Japan and Pata. Pata is my favourite so i've already got a bit of info for his part. I need help with Toshi/hide/Heath/Taiji and any older members (Kerry, Jun, Atsushi etc)

If anyone can help out, leave a reply with the bits you'll be finding so members dont find the same things (eg. "I'll get hide CD Album/Single information", "I'll get hide Photobook information")

I wouldnt recommend saying "I'll get all hide information" as its not as easy as it sounds... TRUST ME :P

I'm looking to get the site up and running as soon as possible but I dont want  to put it up now and slowly add information.. I want to put it up already completed (or nearly completed) and then start promoting it. We will probably see a new fanbase appearing with the reunion of X Japan and if they start touring US/Europe then new fans will want information about the older stuff they did so I want this to be the #1 source for information.

Everyone who helps out will be fully credited in the ThanX section in any way you want. I can put your real name, username, link to your myspace, email, whatever you want. I've been working on this since May but had to push it to the side because I started a new job. Now i'm looking to get it back on track with help from everyone else :D

If you cant help, dont worry about it.

Oh, and if the site does well, I was looking at getting competitions up so you can win stuff.. thats in the future though so i'm not worrying about that yet :P

edit: thought i'd mention, the "Ebay Sellers" bit is where i'll provide links to verified ebay sellers with excellent feedback who dont sell bootlegs and only sell genuine products. I think that particular section will be quite useful for the new fans :)

Here are some sites where the info will be, if you have anymore then add to the list :D
Useful Links:
X Japan
http://www.e-fine.jp/style2/
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=2150
http://hk.geocities.com/takexeasy6/discography_videos.htm
http://www.jmusiceuropa.com/uk/database-artist.php?id=3
http://www2s.biglobe.ne.jp/~reiko/
http://www.interline.or.jp/~tonky/2.html
http://www.the-artful.net/x/

Yoshiki
http://www.yoshikinet.com/
http://beatmania.net/artist-ha/v2.htm (V2)

Toshi
http://baike.baidu.com/view/6070.htm

Pata
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/inapataheathshame/dopeheadz/index.html (Dope HEADz)
http://nodananoda.hp.infoseek.co.jp/music/pafindex.html (P.A.F.)
http://gal.vop.jp/rex/
http://www.rain-web.com/ (Ra:IN)

hide
http://hide.hotarubi.net/hide.html
http://members.tripod.com/~Iguana_matsumoto/kurenaiX.html
http://www.hide-city.co.uk/

Heath
http://www.heath.co.jp/index.html
http://www.ne.jp/asahi/inapataheathshame/dopeheadz/index.html (Dope HEADz)

Taiji
http://www.befree1.net/



Offline alex

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Reply #1 on: October 24, 2007, 04:23:21 AM
Maybe X Japan's page on metal-archives.com could be of help. I've no idea how reliable that information is though, but there are a few less known releases listed.

http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=2150



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Reply #2 on: October 24, 2007, 01:43:08 PM
Yeah I have that one in my bookmarks. I'm just hoping people can help with gathering the info so I can put it straight onto the site. I'll update the first post with all my bookmarks so people can help :D



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Reply #3 on: October 30, 2007, 11:12:23 PM
I think you should develop the discography by taking pictures of X products and post them too, not just the regular cover picture which can be found everywhere.
Which is better: seeing just the front cover or seeing the front cover, back cover and the whole CD case opened?

And the first press should be mentioned, what's different in it compared to other presses. If you already haven't.

I can take few pictures if you think my idea can be used and would be used.



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Reply #4 on: October 30, 2007, 11:59:08 PM
Quote from: "Nande_Ebisu"
I think you should develop the discography by taking pictures of X products and post them too, not just the regular cover picture which can be found everywhere.
Which is better: seeing just the front cover or seeing the front cover, back cover and the whole CD case opened?

And the first press should be mentioned, what's different in it compared to other presses. If you already haven't.

I can take few pictures if you think my idea can be used and would be used.


The idea was to have high quality images of the whole CD, not just the cover. The images are relatively easy to do so I just inserted a basic cover for now and once I had all the information sorted, I was going to upload pictures of the CD, Booklets, Inlay's etc... but as I was doing it, I figured it was easier to add in a low-quality image and then once I get the proper images, just change it at the end :D

And yes, i've already mentioned whats different in the various versions :D

I dont have a lot of X merchandise, i'm still building it up. Most of the stuff I have is the latest boxsets (Complete Best II, Aoi/Shiroi Yoru) and then random CD's and dvds. Once the site is ready though, i'll let you know and if you can help out with images, that would be great. I'm not worrying too much about it now though so if its okay, i'll contact you when the site is ready to be put online.. that could be a while though, i'm still on my own here  :P



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Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007, 09:16:31 PM
SOLO RECORDS:

V2 -  Haitoku no hitomi ~Eyes of Venus~
Release Date: 1992.1.18
Catalog Number: ESBD 3266
Publisher: Epic/Sony Records
Average Price: 800 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Haitoku no hitomi ~Eyes of Venus~
2. Virginity


HEATH - 1st Album "Heath" [CD + VHS, Limited edition]
-Release Date: 95.2.22
-Catalog Number: POVH-1045
-Publisher: Polydor K.K., JAPAN
-Average Price: 2,750 Y
-Places to Buy: Out of print
-Tracklist:
1. Ushi no Wareta Treasure Land
2. Nervous breakdown
3. Daydream
4. Live for the moment
5. Clockworklife


HIDE - "Hi-Ho/Good Bye"
Release Date: 96.12.18
Catalog Number: MVCD-13002
Publisher: MCA VICTOR, INC. JAPAN
Average Price: 1,300 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Hi-Ho
2. Beauty & Stupid Tokyo Ska Version
3. Pose (Live at Yoyogi on Oct.20.1996)
4. Good Bye


TOSHI - Made in Heaven [Single]
Release Date: 92.10.21
Catalog Number: BVDR-133
Publisher: BMG VICTOR, INC.
Average Price: 930 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Made in Heaven (Single version, hide playing guitar)
2. Welcome to my Destiny


TOSHI - Paradise
Release Date: 93.9.8
Catalog Number: BVDR-190
Publisher: BMG VICTOR, INC.
Average Price: 930 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Paradise
2. Running Wild


TOSHI - My Treasure
Release Date: 93.12.16
Catalog Number: BVDR-226
Publisher: BMG VICTOR, INC.
Average Price: 930 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. My Treasure
2. My Treasure (Karaoke)


TOSHI - Bless You
Release Date: 94.5.18
Catalog Number: BVDR-267
Publisher: BMG VICTOR, INC.
Average Price: 930 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Bless You
2. Lady (Single version)


TOSHI - Naite iru no wa
Release Date: 94.7.6
Catalog Number: BVDR-261
Publisher: BMG VICTOR, INC.
Average Price: 930 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Naite iru no wa
2. Let's Dance
3. Naite iru no wa (Karaoke)


TOSHI - Morning Glory/Passion of Love
Release Date: 96.8.6
Catalog Number: BVDR-1101
Publisher: BMG VICTOR, INC.
Average Price: 1000 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Morning Glory
2. Passion of Love


TOSHI - Hoshi no butoukai
Release Date: 91.1.8
Catalog Number:  BVDR-1124
Publisher: BMG VICTOR, INC.
Average Price: 1000 Y
Places to Buy: Out of print
Tracklist:
1. Hoshi no butoukai
2. Tenshi no Minuet


Next: some hide singles and X stuff

hi there


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Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007, 12:56:07 AM
Thank you very much darkcat21.

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