Happy Aloha~♥ Friday!!!
~The Summer of ’99 remains fresh in my mind for it was the ascent of Momusu♥ to the pinnacle of idol♥fandom~*…the numbers speak for themselves…over 1.6 million sold! It was their 7th single “Love Machine” and with the already sudden and most unexpected addition of what was later known as “2nd Gen.”, then at the time it was a jolt of just wow~! as groups don’t typically grow in size so significantly without notice~*! Just my recollections and remember that back then the internet wasn’t so, not like today as news didn’t travel as quickly, so was the introduction of what would be later known as the 3rd generation…..the introduction of Gomaki. Somehow her name itself has always made me think of sushi♥, don’t ask why..I’m strange that way (。ーωー。) ♪♪～。
Suffice to say when Momusu released what was to be their definitive pv♥ collection, all inclusive (it’s posted here =) ) and yet I was so surprised/disappointed to not see the complete pv♥ version of “Love Machine” (・д・`*) included and not even in the bonuses/extras even (´⌒｀。)！！！”Love Machine” after all is their “Abbey Road” their “Sgt. Peppers” their “White Album” maybe?? in the sense of popularity~* and yet it’s totally absent in its original form, but why???
To this day the full pv♥ version of “Love Machine” remains only available on VHS…lol yep VHS~ (人∀`*)。。。
..no it’s not even on the Bluray release =O,
…and you may be wondering why oh why do I have two copies of “Love Machine” on such a unreliable source?? Thinking back I just had such an overwhelming love of Momusu♥, they being one of a very short list of groups/artists which I had discovered on my own back then =) ) and with VHS being so vulnerable to degradation over time (Ugh! if you own any VHS you’ll feel compassion o(*´∀｀)o゛）。。I had felt the need to purchase a second copy of “The Video Love Machine” on VHS :P….for fear of wearing out my first copy with too many viewings and then later crying over it when it went out of print (;´□｀)↓！！！
Funny…..my second copy remains unopened till this day as you can see above….untouched by a VCR lol what was I thinking??? (人∀`*)！！
So after a file transfer from VHS to digital, as macrovision continues to haunt me with so many releases which have never made the leap from VHS to DVD ・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。And I sort went back on YouTube actually for some time now..something which I pledged not to do as in the past it’s meant losing countless clips over the years while I was back at Vox blogging =/ but in any case I’ll be using this account sparingly (most likely not at at all) as at any moment YouTube may once again eat all of my videos there despite them being there for promotions~* sake ( ┰_┰)。
So please enjoy~* the complete 10 minute version of Momusu’s♥ “Love Machine” and at just under 10 minutes there’s lots of extra visuals and taking into account the amazing arrival of Gomaki♥ in kinpatsu arguably the most impact~ful and influential member of Momusu♥ over the years~ (so wish she’d kept the look much longer even after her legendary appearance on Utaban back then and even P~chan loved her looks so~!! =)). The opening montage is of their “Second Morning” billboard, then just a bit over a month old at the time being taken down via billboard workers, as it gives way to the ascension of all the awesomeness which is “Love Machine!!!!!” 3rd Gen. Gomaki pure o(*´∀｀)o゛♥♥♥！！！。。the song♪, a legendary part of idol J~Pop history and even though staged, the reactions on the street sugoi!!! Plus imagine yourself so deeply immersed in a song♪ o(*´∀｀)o゛。。that is until,
….a very special member of the group actually appears nearby!!!!!..watching you adoringly in the record store~!
His final expression is priceless~* here at the end of the music video (*´∀｀*)♥
So here’s the complete ”Loveマシーン” in all of its 10 minute glory~*, a golden era in J~Pop♥..a moment in time as Momusu helped to elevate the genre of idols to an entirely new level, perhaps an impressive length of clip and achievement which will never be seen again。。。。。those being my thoughts back then as the ascension of AKB48 have all but ended such a drought of the extended 10 minute plus idol music video =)!