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Song Challenge Day 17: Hearing live

“A song you like hearing live”

I don’t go to a lot of concerts. And trying to find a favorite out of those songs I have heard live, I’m kind of drawing a blank here.

Instead, I’m going to name songs I wish I had heard live, which are mostly the ones that really get my blood pumping. I would have really loved to have been there for this recent performance of “SKILL” by JAM Project, but, you know, I’m not in Japan. Yeah, they’ve still got it.

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Awesome Music Thursday: Kanjite Knight

It’s a little difficult to fully explain the greatness that is Mazinger Edition Z, but I’ll probably try eventually, after I’ve seen the whole series. But to put it simply, what I’ve seen so far is even better than what I’d expected from the hype.

I’m not sure who’s the biggest ham; Juzo Kabuto, Dr. Hell, Zeus, or the narrator.

And it’s only fitting that great anime should have great openings. Here’s the first one, Kanjite Knight by Ultimate Lazy for Mazinger. I cannot get this song out of my head.

(uploaded by Karu Chanel)

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Awesome Music Thursday: Shining Collection

This song is really by Iceman, but in the anime Gravitation, it’s performed by the Nittle Grasper.

What I know about Gravitation can be summed up in three sentences:

  1. It’s a shounen ai/BL series.
  2. It’s also about a band.
  3. As you would hope from (2), it has great music.

“Shining Collection” is one of the most hectic songs I’ve ever heard, but I mean that in a good way.

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