「Featured post」MAX, one of Japan’s finest female quartets.

One day a few years ago while walking through a shopping mall I was struck by a very familiar intro to a song that I thought I knew very well….as it turned out there was a talent contest being held by a local school in the mall’s center stage area and I remember thinking Wow! they’re going to dance to a song by MAX!! However when the vocals began I must have had the most puzzled look on my face because while the music was definitely MAX’s single “Bara iro no hibi” (“Rose colored days”), the vocals were by a male group that I didn’t recognize at the time. A few weeks had passed with this thought stuck in the back of my mind before I had a chance to ask a friend if they knew if MAX’s single “Bara iro no hibi” was a cover song by a male group and luckily they knew the answer as it had been really bugging me! It turns out that this song is indeed a cover of an N’sync song (edit: thank you Tiggerkun for correcting me! 🙂 It’s a Backstreet Boys song! I actually like them better than N’sync. Sorry that I got them mixed up 😛 )….ah I can’t remember their title at the moment (edit: Again thank you Tiggerkun. The song title is “Larger Than Life.” 🙂 ) but in my sad defense I’ve never been a fan of their music. 😛 “Bara iro no hibi” is available to listen to a bit later in this post and I’m sure someone will know the name of that N’sync song! (edit: Backstreet Boys song! :P)

A bit more on the origin of MAX can be found in a post from about 3 weeks ago which covered Amuro Namie as they were originally known as the Super Monkeys. While their role had become that of back-up dancers to Amuro Namie and with their popularity growing, the departure from Amurochan was a very natural transition as they seemed to have outgrown their role and needed an outlet to showcase their vocal talents as well. Amuro Namie’s single “Stop the music” which was released on July 24th, 1995 would be the last which included the Super Monkeys and as if testing the waters, 2 months prior the Super Monkeys now known as MAX had released their debut single “Koi suru Velfarre Dance~saturday night~.” Widespread success wouldn’t arrive until their 3rd single titled “Tora Tora Tora” was released and from here the group really came into their own with blossoming personalities and a distinct vocal sound that would remain through the years to come despite the changes in musical styles which were a reflection of the changing times. “Tora Tora Tora” was released amidst the techno craze which was sweeping Japan at the time and it really held a similarity to Amurochan’s parallel releases but it wouldn’t take long for MAX to find their own sound musically and despite their genre being described as dance/pop/R&B there is a definite distinctness to their style and even more so in their highly recognizable vocals. While MAX’s quartet of members all sing, it must be pointed out that Mina & Reina are regarded as their lead vocalists as they hold the dominate solo and key vocal lines in all of their early works. However this would all change in 2002 when Mina departed the group and even with the addition of a new member their release activity has remained scarce since. I’m a fan of MAX’s earlier works and my collection includes their first 20 singles and first 5 albums.

As a symbol of their close ties to Amuro Namie, all of the members in MAX are also from Okinawa including the newest member who joined after Mina’s departure.

The original members of MAX are:

Making a good first impression is important and I hope that choosing to list my favorite MAX song of all time, “mum”, first is a good idea! Whether or not you choose to listen to any of the other MAX songs that I’ve linked below please listen to this one as it’s such a beautiful song. “mum” was released as an album only track on MAX’s “Emotional History” compilation Cd.

~MAX “mum” mp3~

“Isshou ni…” is a great Christmas song which is subtle in its approach as it may not sound like a Christmas song right away. Another beautiful song and I hope you listen to this one too!

~MAX “Isshou ni” mp3~

And here’s the N’sync song (edit: Backstreet Boys’ song; haha I’m so goooooofy!!) that I mentioned earlier. Hmmm…anyone know its original title? Even though I’m not an N’sync fan (edit: Backstreet Boys; but I actually like some of their music! Still not a fan of N’sync though) by any means this song is soooooo catchy!! But I’d rather listen to MAX singing it!! 😛

~MAX “Barairo no hibi” mp3~

And lastly here’s a taste of Japanese techno! MAX’s 3rd single, the one that started their success! 🙂 Besides it being a techno song you’ll really notice a large difference in other aspects regarding their approach and production as this one goes back a lot further than the previous 3 songs that I’ve listed here. Enjoy! 🙂

Click here to listen to “Tora Tora Tora”

~MAX “ano natsu eto” mp3

Sorry I wasn’t able to add their pvs here before my video upload abilities expired @ WordPress =/.

About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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51 Responses to 「Featured post」MAX, one of Japan’s finest female quartets.

  1. Tiggerkun says:

    [いいですね]

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  2. I wasn't a fan of N'Sync at all, and I only liked one or two Backstreet Boys songs, so I wouldn't know at all. -Good thing Tiggerkun was able to field this one for me!
    Your extensive collection continues to impress me!

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  3. Hotaru says:

    Ah, Tiggerkun already told you the song's title…I thought it was by N'sync too, though. >_< Ah, you have such a great knowledge of the Jpop world. I'm always impressed when show even more of your extensive collection of Jpop goods!

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  4. Mikey says:

    I think you might find this Hana Kimi drama amusing! 🙂 HERE

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  5. Mikey says:

    I posted up the original Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life song for ya' HEREFeel free to add it for A/B comparison to Bara Ira No Hibi if you like. ^^

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  6. Mikey says:

    and the Official video with the dancing robots! ^^

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  7. Hello Tiggerkun! 🙂 Thank you so much for helping me straighten out my N'sync/Backstreet Boys blunder! 😛 Haha I feel so silly now getting them mixed up! 🙂 Ah those are such kind words from you and I feel so undeserving of them. I hope that you've had a chance to listen to some of the other artists that I've shared here. Hmmm…some of them are: Mr.Children, Imai Miki, The Super Monkeys, Amuro Namie, Kudou Yuuki, Moritaka Chisato, Miura Rieko, Sakai Noriko, Tackey & Tsubasa, and Himuro Kyosuke to name a few. I'll be posting the music of Fukuyama Masaharu, Matsu Takako, and Every Little Thing next but they may be spread out a bit. There's so many J-Pop artists that I love that I need to get to and so little time it seems. And I always need help in getting them uploaded too. ("Dino" my computer is just too slow to manage) Thank you for listening! 🙂

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  8. DK please tell which Backstreet Boys' songs you like! I don't imagine it will make your top 100…or does it?! I actually only own one of their albums, "Black & Blue" and my favorite song by them is "Shape of My Heart." I used to listen to this song over and over on repeat! 😛 This is such a great surprise to know that you liked some of their songs and I think it makes your tastes even more diverse. 🙂

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  9. Tiggerkun really did save me there! I'm sure that it wasn't my friend but instead my own memory that failed me! 😛 Hahah I've edited this entry accordingly. Ah I have so many artists/groups to get to and I wish that I could upload their songs myself….maybe one day soon! Thank you for your very kind words and I hope that you've had a chance to listen to "mum"….it's such a sweet song with great harmonies too! 🙂

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  10. Wow what someone will go through to be near someone that they adore! I've never heard of this series before…and to cut her hair so short!

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  11. Thank you that is so kind of you! I feel so goofy saying that it was N'sync! 😛 It's a good thing that Tiggerkun corrected me and I've edited the post accordingly. Haha I was like…ohhh nooo! but it was just my memory failing me! 'Dancing robots.' 🙂 I don't know many of their songs but I really love "Shape of My Heart" and was just wondering if you've heard it before. The lyrics are perfect! 🙂

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  12. Mikey says:

    A friend recommended it to me… after talking about 1 Liter Tears being on Crunchyroll…That's it! I've seen the shape of your heart – Like that scene in Amelie!! 🙂

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  13. Mikey says:

    I just heard of Shape of My Heart and literally first heard it a minute ago on my iPhone, since I can search iTunes from it directly. I think of Sting's song by that name. I like their As Long As You Love Me, Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely, I Want It That Way. My new playlist is: Songs That MB Loves… 🙂 I like all music that has great harmonies, and many boy and girl groups are like that. N'Sync has some great songs too, and so do The Spice Girls (haha) and from Ireland, The Corrs. I like Jack Johnson from Hawaii too! So many I love. ^^
    Now let me show you the shape of my heart

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  14. (smiles) "I Want It That way".

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  15. Mikey says:

    Here's a Wii for you… Rock Band! You could form your own J-pop band, with faux fur tails and everything!

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  16. Mikey says:

    Sorry to keep bothering you MB,But this Blackberry video demo of features is just too awesome! 🙂 HERE

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  17. Tiggerkun says:

    Your welcome M! And, thanks for your reply. 🙂 Yes, I've been going through your pages and reading and listening to the music you have posted. Some of the artist are new to me and some bring back a lot of memories. Some of my favorites are Hikaru, Kuraki Mai, Zard, Amuro, Glay, Mr Children, Kinki Kids, and just a touch of Ai. In that order. I was very crushed to hear of the news of Izumi Sakai. I received a copy of Zard Request Best ~beatiful memory~ several days ago and haven't had the heart to open yet. 😦 I would love to help upload songs for you but, I'm not sure how it's done on this site. Please keep the music coming, tig

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  18. Isn't it a really catchy song and the lyrics are perfection! I used to listen to this song repeatedly when I first purchased their album "Black & Blue." It was really bad, I'd neglect the rest of the album and just listen to this one song. 😛 Wow I have a playlist?! 🙂 I don't know…N'sync just never appealed to me the same way….but weren't they way more popular than the Backstreet Boys or is this just a misconception of mine? I've heard of the Corrs and they do have some really great songs! Ah a couple of friends at work have "Rock Band" and I think they're addicted! When they come to work with sore hands and sleepy eyes I know what they were up to the night before!! I've never played it before but I wonder if it may just be easier to play an actual guitar instead…although I'm so out of practice. After injuring my left pinkie trying to play basketball my guitars have gone into storage. I've actually sold most of them but I still have 4. My John Lennon Rickenbacker is my most prized although I've played it the least…it's like I was preserving it even though I never intend to sell it ever! Did I mention that I LOVE THE BEATLES?!!!!

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  19. Mikey says:

    All You Need Is Love! 🙂 I have just about of everything of theirs! Did you ever see the Beatles cartoons?? Another talent! I didn't know that you play guitar too. 🙂 Wow, moonlight serenades I'm thinking… to… Tiny Bubbles?! ^^N'Sync was more popular, I think, though I am by no means Boy Band historian. ^^ Both have about a handful of songs that I like. There were lots of others out there too. Success breeds imitation, I guess. The Corrs are awesome! One of my first "world music" discoveries, supported by my Internet friends. Their first big CD called Talk On Corners (Special Edition – USA) is a MUST have, I'd say!Corrs cover of Jimi Hendrix's Little Wing:
    Well shes walking through the cloudsWith a circus mind that's running roundButterflies and zebrasAnd moonbeams and fairy talesThats all she ever thinks aboutRiding with the wind.When I'm sad, she comes to meWith a thousand smiles, she gives to me freeIts alright she says, its alrightTake anything you want from me, anythingAnything.Fly on little wing,Yeah yeah, yeah, little wing

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  20. Thank you for replying…I know it may have been difficult! I like this song too! 🙂

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  21. Thank you for the link! The demonstration makes my phone seem even better than I know!…but that's due to my lack of knowledge about it of course! 😛 I'm like…it can do that?…really?! 😛 The person that created the BlackBerry should never seen me using mine or it'll bring them much pain! 😛

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  22. Mikey says:

    Just knowing that it can do something is a great motivator! Especially if it is something you really *want* to do. Have you got their PC software installed? It only requires a 486 CPU and USB 1.1 I notice. I can't believe that Dino is that old (does he have gray hair??) ^^ I was noticing that it plays videos too! You could take your H!P collection with you on the road! I am starting to do that with my music video collection – convert them to iPod/iPhone video format. Good thing I am experienced at helping deserving souls with technology. :)Does your digicam make movies? I'd love for you to sing a song with your guitar! You pick the song. And, yes, you can just show your hands, if you are too shy! 🙂

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  23. Okay I'm sorry I went straight to Mr.Children!! in your reply…I LOVE them soooo much and I may have sounded like a damn bursting when I posted about them awhile ago. 😛 We have a lot in common in our love of J-Pop artists/groups! I hope to share more in the future. I'm thinking that you've been listening to J-Pop for a long time now and I thank you so much for sharing some of your favorite artists! 🙂 It was late one night when I read an e-mail from a friend about Sakai Izumi and my heart just sank….I still find myself in disbelief today although so much time has passed since…her songs make me smile so much and her words I really can relate to. Why she was taken away I can't understand and I may never fully get past the sorrow. I totally understand your sentiments…I'm yet to receive her "Zard Request Best~Beautiful Memory~" album and I'm really looking forward to hearing which live tracks they have selected. I hopefully will receive it next week after Buono!'s new pv DVD single is released.

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  24. Okay now you've done it…The Beatles!! I have to ramble before going to sleep!! Originally I was very ignorant of their music….I've never seen their animation but it gets even better..uh or worse depending on how you look at it! 😛 Don't ask me how or why as it's beyond explanation…okay it's actually ignorance!… 😛 …but the first thing that I owned was Paul McCartney's "Give My Regards to Broadstreet" and I can't tell you how much I loved this recording!!! One day a friend at work mentioned The Beatles and "Good Day Sunshine" and I excitedly said I know that song!!…from "Give My Regards to Broadstreet"!! I remember his expression vividly…like I had stated that the new Coke was better than the original….okay I don't even know what the new Coke tasted like but I heard that it wasn't to be compared to the original. I'm not much of a soda drinker so I don't know where that came from! 😛 Each week afterwards he would suggest a single Beatles album for me to purchase until I owned their entire catalog. Sometimes I would "cheat" and buy two in one week! 😛 There was a great documentary on The Beatles back then and I can't remember it's title…"The Complete Beatles"…I think…but it's not the massive documentary that was later released on multiple discs. If the greatest love affair with a group could have ever began for me it was with The Beatles after seeing this program! I used to have a larger bedroom when I was younger and it was covered wall to wall with Beatles posters. It was a strange sight…friends looking at me and the posters in my room…but it didn't bother me at all as I had Beatles mania in the most severe form!! Ah they're all in storage now (except for my "Let it Be" framed poster) but I've kept them all! I used to make copies of their music for friends in hopes of making new fans and it was always a challenge trying to choose which songs to include…I don't think that there is a more beloved musical catalog out there for me! My favorite members in order?….Paul, John, George, & Ringo! I know that revelation was lame! 😛

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  25. Mikey says:

    Alright young lady, it's off to bad with you after this!! ;)Beatles love! I am not surprised. Immortal stuff there. They changed the whole music industry. I hardly know where to start. So many songs from different periods pop in to my mine and demand "me! me!" to be mentioned first. lol! I gave the lil' Princesses Yellow Submarine as their first Beatles song on their playlist CD. It was really hard to decide, but with the sound affects and well as the sunny lyrics ("Sky of blue, and sea of green, everyone of us has all we need") it was a natural. And they are on a nautical binge for some reason? ^^Let me just throw out one more (we could go on forever discussing all their songs, and I wouldn't mind doing so!) The Long and Winding Road is a real favorite of mine.
    The long and winding roadThat leads to your doorWill never disappearIve seen that road beforeIt always leads me hereLead me to you doorThe wild and windy nightThat the rain washed awayHas left a pool of tearsCrying for the dayWhy leave me standing hereLet me know the wayJohn, Paul and George all had very high IQs – John's was like 160(!) Their lyrics and innovative arrangements are simply brilliant!You are the revelation dear! Your modesty melts me. I look forward to sharing so much with you…Now, here's your bedtime lullaby… :)"My Precious One" – Celine Dion

    My precious one, my tiny one lay down your pretty head
    My dearest one my sleepy one its time to go to bed
    Just lie your head and give your cares to me.
    Just close your eyes and fall into the sweetest dream in my loving arms.
    My precious one my darling one don't let your lashes weep.
    My cherished one my weary one it's time to go to sleep.
    Just lie your head down and give your cares to me.
    Just close your eyes and fall into the sweetest dream in my loving arms.
    Your safe as you will ever be so hush my dear and sleep.
    And in your dreams you'll ride on angels wings.
    Dance with the stars and touch the face of god
    And if you should awake I'll send you back to sleep.

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  26. Aww, answering you is never difficult!
    I posted "I Want It That Way" at the end of this weeks top 100 list for you.

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  27. I haven't installed the software yet…I was just thinking that the USB connection would be too slow so I've put that idea on hold. It'd be great to be able to watch music videos while out…I'd show my friends at work! It may just have to wait though and it's okay because I can't miss something that I've never been able to do. My digital camera does record video and I recorded Jimmie Johnson's qualifying laps at LVMS last March! The problem was that I didn't know how to zoom in so when he's on the back stretch he's really really tiny! 😛 Hahah my guitars are in hiding! For awhile I was so obsessed with The Beatles!! Two of my favorite publications on them are "Beatles Songs" and "The Abbey Road Sessions." Actually I'm not sure if that's the correct title of the second one as I lent it to someone and never got it back. 😦 "Across the Universe" was just released yesterday and I was thinking about purchasing it. The trailers look really amazing and it appears to be somewhat of a musical.

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  28. Wow you own their album?!! I'm very impressed!! 🙂 Thank you so much…I'll be by to listen!

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  29. Mikey says:

    I think you are right about your current PC perhaps working with your Blackberryz, but being problematical at best… 😦 So much the better when you get your shiny new Dino II! :)I assume you know how to zoom now? (sorry!) ^^ That's so cool that you did get to "film" there. I thought I saw your guitars gently weeping at not being played by their lovely owner, and starring in your soon to be famous online performances, a la Marie Digby or The Bathroom Girl!Check out these Japanese SQUARE watermelons!! ^^And here's an Awesome compilation of Beatles books! @@ I've got a hookup with Sony Pictures, and was looking at that trailer too. So much rich material in the their works! Did you ever see the Sgt. Peppers the Bee Gees did?! (snort)I think I just heard that there's a NASCAR event in my area soon! Gotta' check that out! 🙂

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  30. Ummm, no. -Actually I just own the single. I liked the song sooo much when I heard it, I just HAD to have it!!!
    🙂
    (-I hope you're still impressed 'tho…)
    😉

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  31. Oh no that's just as great that you own the single!! In fact it's even more special as it represents a specific song that moved you so much! 🙂

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  32. Quite honestly, money's been soo tight I can't afford to buy everything every artist puts out, even if I really want it, so sometimes I make do with a single. Not being their biggest fan, I wouldn't have killed myself to buy a whole album for just one song.
    This song was special to me, and like I said, I just HAD to have it! Some songs just say the right thing at the right time, and this was like that.

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  33. Jeff D says:

    Tora Tora Tora is a very interesting title for the song. I wonder how many Japanese are aware of the historical significance of those words.

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  34. Hello Jeff D! I hope that their usage of this phrase wasn't a hurtful one as it was used in war by the Japanese pilots as "Tiger Tiger Tiger." War is such an ugly thing and I'd hate for any of these bad feelings to be brought up. I was born on December 7th and I've read many books on the war and how Hawaii and the Mainland was affected so badly back then. It was all so devastating. 😦 I was born and raised here in Hawaii and was also able to visit the memorial and it's so emotional to see and hear what happened back then. I'm happy that the U.S. and Japan are allies now but this terrible tragedy will never be forgotten and nor should it.

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  35. Jeff D says:

    I didn't imply anything negative, it was just a thought. I had two Japanese classmates in grad school and they said that they learned very little about Japan's actions in the war during their schooling, and what they did learn was incomplete. One of the classes I took while I did my semester abroad in Tokyo was about Japan in the 20th Century. Our teacher told us he had received death threats from right wing extremists because he publicly acknowledged that Japanese soldiers committed atrocities in Nanking. It's a shame many of them fail to realize that simply admitting error and asking forgiveness would quickly lead to all the issues Japan still has with China and South Korea being resolved.

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  36. Ah I'm sorry once again I've read too much into something that wasn't there at all. 😛 I've heard that they don't teach some things about the war in school and now you've confirmed that. It's really odd that they choose to try and hide part of their history like this as bad as it is and you're right about an acknowledgment and apology being the right thing to do and how it would ease their tension.And it's even more frightening how some will go to such extremes to keep these things hidden. I feel badly for your teacher. Thank you for replying and sharing your first hand knowledge and experiences.

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  37. Most wise men acknowledge war, in it's many forms…,
    -But the really wise know that there aren't any more words to say about a particular tragedy, that will make anything feel any better.
    -Dude, just try to enjoy some music, k?
    History learns to NOT do it again.

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  39. philipleslie says:

    I really hoped you’d have a Max post!! I’ll bookmark this and read it properly after Christmas.X

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    • It’s uncanny how many mutual music loves we share =D!! MAX goes way back as I was most into them during their first generation of releases and they were literally everywhere back then….on shows…CMs and even that popular Black Black Gum which everyone sooooo ♥’s! A friend got me some from our local Marukai Warehouse back then and there was MAX upon its package….I have an odd feeling that I kept it somewhere even after the gum was gone as a collectible of sorts =P.

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      • philipleslie says:

        Over here around the same time The Spice Girls were everywhere: packets of crisps (potato chips) especially. They must have earned a fortune from advertising. But they weren’t anywhere near as good as Max! Oh, there’s so song to compare with the truly beautiful ‘Not Alone’.

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        • A~h we do agree on that…no offense to the Spice Girls though as I know they were so successful in their careers =). In fact one of the Spice Girls had a notable appearance on Smap X Smap awhile back and she even appeared in their skits too which was really humorous ^^.

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          • philipleslie says:

            The SGs were all very likeable and had a lot of ability, but the music was really dull. Compare any SG song to one by Max or Speed and there’s really no comparison! One of them (Scary Spice) has been touring in Jesus Christ Superstar for a while now as Mary Magdalene.

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            • U~n agreed!! I regret including so few of their songs here as I should have chronicled their singles from their very debut as you’d hear MAX’s transition from a very similar sound to early Amuro Namie/ Super Monkeys to their own style as both were originally fueled by the techno craze back then…MAX has soooo many beautiful, energetic and moving songs throughout their early career as for me the original MAX lineup will always be the true MAX =). “mum” is an all time favorite out of many, the type of song one could easily recommend to even complete strangers on the street…so to speak ^^.

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              • philipleslie says:

                Good choice of song! The first album (I’m probably repeating myself here) is very different from the one’s that follow, in that it’s very electronic-sounding. Some of the mixing reminds me of moments in Tsunku’s output. It’s all pretty wonderful, though, and always beautifully sung.

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                • U~n MAX debuted in that age of techno craze and it was inevitable to their debuting style and especially on the heels of all of the success with Amuro Namie whom put herself on the map with the iconic “Try Me…”, still I’d hoped you’d explored the Amuro Namie post a bit more as in contradiction, her very first song which had such an amazing impact as her as a soloist was actually an AMAZING ballad and it’s really a song for the ages…perfect melody….not generic….sweet beyond words. Really Amuro~chan has evolved into much more of an R&B artist now and for some time and in particularly with her songwriting team but still her roots in true J-pop are there and it’s culminated within her true first album…not her dance tracks vol. 1, still I think that title in itself back then threw a lot of people off.

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                  • philipleslie says:

                    It’s weird, and short-sighted (or short-eared) of me, but up to now I’ve not listened to a great deal of Amuro Namie, or even Kumi Koda and Ayumi Hamasaki. I don’t know why, but I do know that I must do something about it. I’ll start with Amuro Namie!

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                    • Okay hold that thought! I’m right now adding to the Amuro link I’ve sent earlier to include her entire ‘Original Tracks’ album which pretty much covers all of Amuro Namie’s w/ Super Monkeys early singles….still though I so hope you will begin with her song “Rainbow Moon” which is her most amazing b-side and she was still so little then when she recorded that as her first solo! I’ll resend the link when it’s done.

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                    • philipleslie says:

                      Hi there! I’m writing this on the older, obsolete Mac, and each page is taking about 2-minutes to load! Good thing I have Nakamori Akina singing to me: I’ve just cleaned my LPs and they sound super-clear. .. Thanks in advance for link-providing! Hey, it must be early morning with you. Hope you have a great weekend ahead of you!

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                    • Okay the editing is finished =) and here’s the link, I think you may be surprised by her earlier songs from “Original Tracks Vol.1” as they’re nothing like her now R&B style which she’s been doing for years since as these early songs are really J-Pop songs at heart.

                      https://morningberryz48.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/amuro-namie/

                      I’d say “Rainbow Moon” first and then the rest of the album in any order…note they’re a bit jumbled in order in the post too.

                      Ah you have more than one Mac!!…they’re so pricey! Have a wonderful weekend too…haha I did get up a bit early today as usually Saturday’s are for sleeping in.

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                    • Looking forward to hearing your reactions and thoughts on Ueto Aya and Amuro Namie =D.

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