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Shared Time

by Jason on August 29, 2005 · 1 comment · AddThis

Locofrank Locofrank is one of the rock band which formed by three young guys from Osaka – 木下 正行(Vo/Ba)、森 勇介(Gt/Vo) and 笹原 達也(Ds/Cho).

I will call Locofrank as Japanese Greenday, but I am sure they not gonna release any song like Japanese Idiot. Those who love Greenday should give Locofrank a try, I know you will love their songs. Now I only found Japan having lotsa “not that famous” rock bands are really good, just like the doa I introduced to all earlier on. I think they are even better than L’Arc~en~Ciel. Anyway, it’s just my 2 cents and I truly hope this won’t offence any L’Arc~en~Ciel fans.

Shared Time is their new single which released on 25th of August 2005. The official site entitled this as mini album because there included 5 songs. The first song Recall is kinda noisy if you rarely get involve with rock, but this is the song I love most in this mini album. For the second song Share, I hope you guys can concentrate on the vocal because I found Kinoshita san (木下 正行) was trying to play with his vocal and that’s really funny. Besides, I love the melody of guitar. The next song will be Put Feeling Into the Shadow, compare to other songs this song is not that noisy but more likely to be american rock song. If you don’t listen to the lyrics, you may think that’s a song which sang by any US rock band. The 4th song The Ones who Seek is basically similar with the previous songs, so I will not elaborate too much on this and you guys should find this out by your own. The last song OVERJOYED, obviously this song is softer than other songs which means the vocal is fully exposed. From this song, you will see how funny his vocal is but definately I am saying the vocal sucks. You really should try this out in order find out why I think the vocal is funny.

Shared Time

  1. Recall
  2. Share
  3. Put Feeling into the Shadow
  4. The Ones who Seek

Kimi Dake ni Kizuite Hoshii

by Jason on August 27, 2005 · 1 comment · AddThis

Daiki Daiki/Hiroki Yoshimoto
Birthday: 2nd September 1980
Hometown: Osaka
Height: 176cm
Blood type: B+
*He is a profesional GP/GT racer, Hiroki is the official name that he use on the track.
Akihito Tokunaga
He playing the base and vocal in doa. He is one of the gratuates of Tokyo National University of Fine & Arts, experienced in compose and song writing.
Shinichiro Shinichiro Ohta
He plays guitar and vocal in doa. Besides, he used to be the guitarist of ZARD and B’z.
doa Official Site

I suppose most of you guys never heard this band before, that’s why i am here to introduce them for you all. Why the band named doa? I guess doa came from the members name, Daiki, Ohta and Akihito. Sorry for the lack of the details in their profile, basically this band is not that famous so it is a bit tough to get the details but I was suprised when i found the vocal Daiki Yoshimoto is a racer, that’s really cool.

doa is a rock band anyway, but i suppose they mainly playing with soft rock which a bit similar to The Brilliant Green. The first song Kimi Dake ni Kizuite Hoshii attracted me, the melody of this song is great. Can you imagine a racer having such of great vocal? Second song Tell Me What I Got to Do is a English song, the vocal Daiki having a good pronunciation and he doesn’t has any Japs accent at all. The last song Kannin Fukuro wo Kirisake is an unplugged song, this song sounds a bit funny, i really hope you can try it out by your own.

Kimi Dake ni Kizuite Hoshii cover

  1. Kimi Dake ni Kizuite Hoshii
  2. Tell Me What I Got to Do
  3. Kannin Fukuro wo Kirisake

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by Jason on August 25, 2005 · 4 comments · AddThis

Fukuyama Masaharu

Masaharu Fukuyama
Birthday: 6th February 1969
Hometown: Nagasaki
Height: 180cm
Blood type: O
Fukuyama Official Site

Fukuyama san’s 20th single Tokyo was released at 17 August 2005. I think Fukuyama san is one of the great male singers in Japan, mainly because he has a soft and gorgeous vocal (just like Kuwata Keisuke). He is definately not such of singer who can sing rock or rap, that’s why most of his songs are soft and slow. You will feel great and comfortable when you listen to his songs. I remember the first song i heard from Fukuyama san was Sakuraban which released on 26th April 2000. I saw him from tv music station, he played with the guitar when he sang the song. After that he took part in some japanese drama, too bad i only remember one of them named Bijo ka Yajuu or some of them call this drama as Beauty and The Beast.

The first song Tokyo is the ending theme of the current japanese drama Slow Dance. The time i get in touch with this song was because of this drama, I was really impressed when i heard the ending theme. It just gave me a really strong feeling when i listen to this song. The second song Watashiwa Kaze ni Naru, a bit similar to the first one but added some smooth jazz feel. Both of the songs are basically sounds very smooth, so i think most of you guys will love this single.


  1. Tokyo
  2. Watashiwa Kaze ni Naru
  3. Tokyo (Original Karaoke)
  4. Watashiwa Kaze ni Naru (Original Karaoke)

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