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kawai-no
Posted: Mar 04, 2006 2:45 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 655 Location: Finrando


Name: Shiina Ringo / 椎名林檎 /Also quoted as (Shéna Ringö / Sheena Ringo.
Her born name that she was given is Shiina Yumiko/ 椎名裕美子. She changed
her name though to Ringo, as people told him that she blushed like an Ringo in front of peoples when she was child


Information about 椎名林檎:

She is born: 25th Of November 1978 in,
Saitama Prefecture in southwest japan Her Height is : 165cm (5 feet 4 inches)


Weight: 47kg (104lbs)
Blood Type: O
Favourite Writers: Miura Ayako, Kyougoku Natsuhiko, Matsumoto Taiyou, Jacques Cousteau
Favourite Movies: Saraba Waga Si, Zoo
Favourite TV Show: Police Headquarters & 24hours
Favourite Manga: Jimihen
Favourite Albums: Ella Fitzgerald's Ella in Berlin & Blankey Jet City's Skunk.
Favourite Food: Japanese Azuki beans.


Shiina was raised in a family of musicians, and she studied piano,
music and ballet at an early age. She was once asked to compose a song for her
school play. Her skill's at song writing has remained throughout her career, where she writes all of her own songs, with the exception of occasionally covering other artists. Shiina Ringo has written songs for artists such as Hirosue Ryoko and Tomosaka Rie. She has a also a brother named Shiina Junpei and they have been both supporting eachothers , and also they have recorded couple of songs together.

Singles; (Releases from the debut to this day)

[1998.05.27] Koufukuron (幸福論)
[1998.09.09] Kabukichou no Joou (歌舞伎町の女王)
[1999.01.20] Koko de Kiss Shite. (ここでキスして。)
[1999.10.27] Honnou (本能)
[1999.10.27] Koufukuron (Re-Release) (幸福論)
[2000.01.26] Gips (ギブス)
[2000.01.26] Tsumi to Batsu (罪と罰)
[2001.03.28] Mayonaka wa Junketsu (真夜中は純潔)
[2003.01.22] Stem ~Daimyou Asobi Hen~ (茎(STEM)~大名遊ビ編~)
[2003.11.25] Ringo no Uta (りんごのうた)
[2004.09.08] Tokyo Jihen - Gunjou Biyori (群青日和)
[2004.10.20] Tokyo Jihen - Sounan (遭難)
[2005.11.02] Tokyo Jihen - Shuraba (修羅場)

Albums : (Releases from the debut to this day)

[1999.02.24] Muzai Moratorium (無罪モラトリアム)
[2000.03.31] Shouso Strip (勝訴ストリップ)
[2002.05.27] Utaite Myoli ~Vol. I~ (唄ひ手冥利~其ノ壱~)
[2003.02.23] Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana (加爾基 精液 栗ノ花)
[2004.11.25] Tokyo Jihen - Kyouiku (教育)
[2006.01.25] Tokyo Jihen - Adult (大人(アダルト))

Sheena is well known also about her passion to cover a lot of songs:

In 2004, Shiina Ringo stopped her solo career and formed a band called
Tokyo Jihen (Tokyo Accidents/ (東京事変)
Tokyo Jihen`s musicstyle combinines rock, jazz and pop.

Tokyo Jihen�s Current Members are:

[2004-present] Shiina Ringo (椎名林檎) (vocals)
[2004-present] Kameda Seiji (亀田誠治) (bass)
[2004-present] Hata Toshiki (刃田綴色) (drums)
[2005-present] Ukigumo (浮雲) (guitar)
[2005-present] Izawa Ichiyou (伊澤一葉) (keyboard)

Former 2 members Hirama Mikio (guitar) and Hiizumi Masayuki (Keyboard)
Lefted Tokyo Jihen at July 2005.

Official 椎名林檎 Website: www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/ringo
[Information about 椎名林檎 in japanese]
Note site is updated. If its updated, i havent keep'd my eye on it
so it may me updated or then its not Information about 椎名林檎 for japanese speaking



Official 東京事変 Website: www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/tokyojihen
[Information about 東京事変 in japanese]
Note site is updated regulary,
information/news and other stuff about 東京事変 for japanese speaking



Official 椎名林檎 WebSite: www.kronekodow.com/index.html#
[Information about 東京事変 in japanese]
Note, The ultimate place for 椎名林檎/東京事変 fans
{merchendice shop for 椎名林檎/東京事変 fans, News, Information etc.]



Official 椎名林檎 Website: www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/ringo/english/
[Information about 椎名林檎 in English]
Note site is very often updated..some basic information about 椎名林檎 for English speaking



*Edited the whole information package, to a nicer look and added some information. News considering about Shiina & Tokyo Jihen will be added as there is something to be added now at this moment they are touring.


Last edited by kawai-no on Jun 14, 2006 7:20 pm; edited 3 times in total
 
rocknroll
Posted: Mar 04, 2006 7:34 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Oct 2005 Posts: 297
Oh I love Shiina Ringo a whole lot. She keeps releasing great music weather it's solo or with her band. As much as I love Tokyo Jihen I would love to see her release some new solo stuff one day, and I bet she will one day.

Her PVs are awesome too.
 
yuubae
Posted: Mar 04, 2006 10:56 pm Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 15 Nov 2005 Posts: 158 Location: PA, USA
*sigh* Not enough people know about Shiina Ringo and her genius work. I love her! Love Smile
 
kawai-no
Posted: Mar 05, 2006 5:08 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 655 Location: Finrando
^^^ Its great to see other tokyo jihen & Shiina Ringo fans here Boogie
Yeap, its a shame like you said yuubae that there arent much people that are aware about Shiina and her band. No
I love Shiina so much and also Tokyo jihen her lyrics are awesome!!
she is very talented person She can fit almsot every kind of music in to a other style. I like also her solo works but Tokyo jihen rocks also i like the jazzy rock pop that they are producing im so addicted to him/them! Oh yeah Rocknroll i wish that she will release a solo too once more and i bet she will. Guys what are your favorite album from Shiina or Tokyo Jihen? I like the
Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana is the best imo the adult album is also my favorite.
 
kawai-no
Posted: Mar 05, 2006 10:08 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 655 Location: Finrando
Surprised Etto.....
it seems that theres only two Tokyo Jihen & Shiina Ringo fans icluding me Confused
In this site, what a shame i thought there would be more then rocknroll, yuubae and me
Cmon theres gotta be more (just join in) Shiina is such an brilliant artist why people dont like?
i hope really that there would be more fans.
 
runawayschi
Posted: Mar 05, 2006 11:06 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 May 2005 Posts: 351 Location: Singapore
I gotta agree that Shiina Ringo is like the goddess of rock or something.
She is just 1 music genius.
The instruments and sounds that she uses in her music is just sheer beauty!
The first time i heard of her was pretty long ago, i still remember the song as, STEM.
I coulden't get what she is singing and i found out that it was in english.
Slowly i saw the performance of Kuki(japanese ver. of STEM) on mtv and I'm amazed!
And i can't stop myself from singing the melody out.
But it was till recently around last year did i really went crazy for her.
I just started to download her music and gotta say, I have been missing out on alot of extraordinary japanese music !
And no you can't resist the way she sings her, Rs~ *laughs*

My personal fav. by her is Gibs/Gips/Gibusu. Don't know which is the right one. But the first time i heard this song, i was really struck dead! A nice rock ballad if i'm not wrong. Really applicable in my life if i had to say.
Koko de kisu shite is like.... LOVE! I really like this song and Marunochi Sadistic from her first album! And not forgetting Tsumiki asobi! Learn and love to show the dance steps to my frens!
I also like songs like Tsuki no makeinu, kyogenshou, izonshou but tts too much to list!!

Now for tokyo jihen, i liked them too but the first album i did not really liked all the songs. But Gunjyo Biyori is like my favourite song of all time! It's really catchy and there all lotsa cool sounds by shiina's vocals. Something you would not expect from other female singers.
And for the album Adult, one of my fav. album of ALL TIME! I gotta say, Superstar made me cry and Tegami its like.... MARVELOUS! I look the whole melody and all!

In other words, or a shorten version of my post, I LOVE SHIINA RINGO/TOKYO JIHEN! Love
 
kawai-no
Posted: Mar 05, 2006 6:41 pm Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 655 Location: Finrando
^__^ Ya, another Shiina fan!
Yeap, her way to pronounce *Rs* is so unique and the lyrics she does are unbelievable
And when she combines there the freaking sweet melodys,
that she produces you could say like you said that she is an one and mayby the only unique music genius. Yeap, now to the other
point. If someone wants Tokyo Jihens ~
Adult album up in here i can uploadit!
and also i can upload Shuraba single i might up-load older albums too from
Shiina/Tokyo Jihen later. If someone wants them just drop a line here and i will upload them.
 
LVXS
Posted: Mar 06, 2006 12:16 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 05 Dec 2005 Posts: 322 Location: Canada
YAY! i just got into tokyo jihen kind of recently hahaha
i think they're pretty durn awesome!!!

like jazzish funk and cool stuff!! their arrangement is always so full and exciting haha it sometimes feels like it's kind of unbalanced haha but it's still pretty good i'm sure that's just a way they incorporate their style

recently my fav song by them is the adult version of shuraba haha it totally blows the single version out of the water... i love the guitar part! it's so cool!!

their music does sound pretty different though now that they have their new guitarist and new keyboardist!
 
runawayschi
Posted: Mar 06, 2006 4:25 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 May 2005 Posts: 351 Location: Singapore
I think Adult is highly recommended for anyone too!
To me I think that the album is very balanced, not too loud or heavy as well.
Not forgetting that this album holds some of the best songs i had ever heard.
For me I really do recommend, Tegami, Himitsu and Kabuki!
I really do look forward to more new release by Tokyo Jihen(Shiina Ringo) !
 
kawai-no
Posted: Mar 06, 2006 8:21 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 655 Location: Finrando
Shuraba (adult ver.)
is also a must recommend for anyone like LVXS recomended, i recommend also.
no matter are you Shiina Ringo or Tokyo Jihen fans becouse,
by listenning this song you
can see why shiina is called the music genious.
This songs is like sugar to your ears.
Jazz based sound, shiina´s great voice and a full band sound.
Meaning Every one puts what they have to give in this song. Guitar parts are awesome Love Toumei ningen also is must listen this album version is imo bad but its still good.
live version is thoug better,
and like runawayschi remmonded himitsu and tegami they are must listen also-
himitsu song has that groove and is just blows our mind,
And Kenka Joutou is also so freaking sweet song (gomen nasai) my odd language Tongue kenka Joutous lyrics are just so catchy ones and the fast tempo jazzy rock sound beat is just amasing!
 
rocknroll
Posted: Mar 06, 2006 7:37 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Oct 2005 Posts: 297
It does suck that not as many know about her as they probally should, but her fans are very dedicated usually at least. I think my favorite album from her is Muzai Moratorium; even though I love them all espesically the cover one and the first Tokyo Jihen albums too. They are all so good.
 
yuubae
Posted: Mar 06, 2006 9:34 pm Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 15 Nov 2005 Posts: 158 Location: PA, USA
My favorite Shiina (solo) songs are: Shuukyou, Gibusu, Yami ni Furete Ame, Tokyo no Onna, Tsumiki Asobi, Souretsu, and STEM.

I first listened to Honnou and then STEM (which was on the Casshern soundtrack), but Shuukyou was a huge smack in the face for me. I instantly loved Shiina after that.

My favorite Tokyo Jihen songs are (I haven't listened to all of Adult yet, but I have it) are: Gunjo Biyori, Sounan, and Genjitsu wo Warau.

This doesn't mean that I don't love the rest, too!

What are everyone else's favorites? Smile
 
kawai-no
Posted: Mar 08, 2006 9:12 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 11 Nov 2005 Posts: 655 Location: Finrando
What do you guys thing about Shiinas
covers for example "crazy for you"? that was originally perfomed by mm was it madonna Tongue
 
yuko
Posted: Mar 08, 2006 10:15 am Reply with quote
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I love shiina's voice... and I love her look... her style... dark but stylish...
I think her videos sometimes are scary... so I prefer listen to the mp3 Laughing LOL
 
runawayschi
Posted: Mar 08, 2006 10:46 am Reply with quote
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I totally love her singing Crazy for you.
It was by Madonna.
But i really like her when she is singing english song.
usually i don't like to her j-musician sing english song.
but for her i totally loved it!
Eg like Dynamite! Love
 
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