Thursday, 27 September 2012

New Slash Video

Slash's new song and video: BAD RAIN,
 This is the third single from this years Apocalyptic Love
reat to see someone putting in the effort and money to produce some great animation.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Virtual /Cartoon Bands through history: Bad Luck

The band from The Gravitation series manga novels and anime series. The story follows the attempts of Shuichi Shindo and his band, Bad Luck, to become Japan's next musical sensation. Though starting as a manga book series, it ran for 12 volumes between 1996 and 2002 Resulting in a 13 episode Anime series in 2001/2 Where music was written to accompany the stories. The fact that the members of the band were gay may have given the story its unique edge, gay sexuality was not a major part of the plot. The anime features a large amount of music, a diverse set of characters, plenty of comedy, romance, and touches of drama and violence. The DVD’s went onto surpass 500,00 in sales, no music was released commercially.




Saturday, 1 September 2012

Osaka Popstar

Osaka Popstar is the pop-punk multimedia music and art project led by singer/producer John Cafiero, long-time Misfits & Ramones collaborator and platinum selling film and video director. The critically acclaimed debut album “Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk” as well as the live follow-up “Rock’Em O-Sock’Em Live!” features frontman Cafiero with a revolving lineup of punk-rock legends as his backing band including members of the Ramones, the Misfits, Black Flag, the Voidoids and more.
The world of Osaka Popstar is a fusion of pop-culture that transcends into all facets of art including collaborations with Topps’ Garbage Pail Kids & Wacky Packages, Space Monkeys’ designer Dalek, Japan’s Mari-chan, Batman/Justice League/Ben 10’s Butch Lukic (to name just a few), animation, gallery shows, designer vinyl toys and much more.This puts them squarely in the same box as later day Gorillaz.
A fun band with some exciting visual ideas and the music is great pop punk.
Anyone who does covers of the Astro Boy and Sailor Moon theme songs are definitely in it for the fun of it.

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