COWBOYS, THE- "Volume 4" LP
MANIAC- "Dead Dance Club" LP
BECAUSE, THE- "Get Out Through The Back Door" LP
Formed in Mie in 2004, THE BECAUSE, which became active as a mother of the current BALLADMEN until around 2010-gained popularity. The explosive masterpiece released in 2008 as a self-produced CD, which was scheduled to be LPs from abroad at the time but did not reach realization, will receive a record release in remastering specification in March 2018.
The music of THE BECAUSE, as one of BALLADMEN's predecessors, was strongly formed as one of the entrances to the journey of the members going forward.
The sweetness R & R melody line that is drawn in the present activity while the sharp song development that resonates only 10 years ago resonates thrillingly exists as a vocalist sense in common from this period, and many of PUB ROCK to later TONIE Even though it has an impact on JOY, it flows around a guitar play that feels so comfortable while it is not only that too musical. There is a novel R & R in a three-point scheme with the aggressive Dr which controls the intensity and the explosive detonation, the Ba which maintains balance, and the POST of "cut and store the feeling of galloping at a short distance, and then detonate" In the middle of HARDCORE passage type "non-R & R property", the "strong" original crisp is exposed, and it resonates as a consistent rich deep PUNK MUSIC with a lyric that makes the sense of pale desperate blur.
Interpretation and unconsciousness of THE JAM, TELEVISION. An attempt to dismantle only the 90's band core such as JAWBREAKER (naturally, while swallowing many other musics), and the recording environment at the time is combined, and the sound board rotates sloppyly while having the magic as a "problem work" It will be done. And the last number, the work to the current BALLADMEN can be felt deeply in the work that is being scolded with the cover "YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME" of THE MIRACLES. Above all, the fact that the accuracy and greed with regard to the sounding of the individual sounds have always been unchanged since that time shows that the basis of the band has not changed at all.
※ The sleeve design is in charge of Tsutomu Date, following BALLADMEN (LP). Artwork that passes the lyrics of those days from the current point of view is a must-see. The insert is also redesigned with lyrics and bilingual descriptions.
Ten years ago, when the CD was released, the air that cat and lion were told in a simple scheme such as "I took the elements of old ..." was spreading in part. The meaning is totally different. Among them, THE BECAUSE believes that there is a real in the fact that the roots of several musics intersect, and it has kept the activity as "stoic attitude" to approach the attraction of the originality included in the roots. Have a strong impression on
A consistent sense of "skipping only elements of something" and scattering things like that. It seems like it struggles solitaryly. There is an interest to be conscious of the music as a series of big flows without looking at the point, and a question similar to the provocation, such as "Do you interpret old things as a method or do you feel all in the same line?" The music that is strict as if it gives a guide to the metamorphosis, such as " I'll take a hand in the past with an atmosphere only", has a new sense and influence indirectly as a result to later generations. Isn't it? And now, a stronger and selfish interpretation proceeds.
We say goodbye to many of the standard values (we say goodbye to all that had been formed by a sense of superiority to the epidemic band, hardcore punk, a sense of inferiority to the political assertiveness), only the songs that had deepened There is no illusion or false recognition that forces stagnant thinking into a culture as a weapon, and thinks about the future. Such a release was realized, wishing to give the greatest compliments to the members of THE BECAUSE-and the current BALLADMEN who have survived "for music". JAPAN IMPORT!