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SCANDAL The Most Powerful Japanese Girlie Pop Rock 23 replies to this topic Started by Petit Melon , Feb 08 2012 06:43 AM · 

#1 Petit Melon

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:43 AM

FIRST: The original thread is out of the first page on music chat. SECOND: The girls just had a major image change. THUS I feel a new thread is in order.

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r->l: Tomomi(b/vo), Haruna (g/vo), Rina (dr), Mami (lg/vo)

Album Discography:
YAH YAH YAH SCANDAL - Indies
BEST SCANDAL - First Album, highly recommended
TEMPTATION BOX - Second Album
R GIRLS ROCK - Cover Album
BABY ACTION - Third Album
SCANDAL SHOW - Technically first best album, since their previous best was a comp of indies/major singles and album tracks while this one is all singles.
QUEENS ARE TRUMPS - Fourth Album
ENCORE SHOW - B-side collection

Major Image change? Yes, awhile back they held a press conference and essentially said they are not going to wear their signature sailor fuku-esque outfits anymore, but I can't remember the source and now I'm wondering if it was a dream.



Pretty obvious by now the sailor fuku are done for.

#2 Petit Melon

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:54 AM

CURRENT RELEASES

 

 

 

ALBUM: STANDARD

 

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(first press comes with poster from cdj)

 

TRACKLIST:

01. Brand new wave
02. OVER DRIVE
03. Uchiagehanabi (打ち上げ花火; Skyrocket)
04. Orange Juice (オレンジジュース)
05. Metronome (メトロノーム)
06. Weather report
07. Hachigatsu (8月; August)
08. Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne (会わないつもりの、元気でね; I Don't Plan On Seeing You; Take Care)
09. Kagen no Tsuki (下弦の月; Waning Moon)
10. Koi no Gestalt Houkai (恋のゲシュタルト崩壊; The Collapse of Love's Gestalt)
11. Kimi to Mirai to Kanzen Douki (キミと未来と完全同期; Fully Synchronized With You and the Future)
12. Namida yo Hikare (涙よ光れ; Shining Tears)
13. STANDARD

 

(src-scandal heaven)

 



#3 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:05 AM

I dig the Sheena Ringo look they're going for, but they better put their damn school uniforms back on by the next one!

#4 Petit Melon

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

So now Tomo's a redhead, Mami and Haruna are blondes, and Rina stays perfect Rina. :rofl: I love the colors on them because they actually look good. See that H!P? That's how you go blonde! I'm liking the image change, though I hope it wasn't (but it probably was) influenced by AKB48 essentially stealing all current and future seifuku inspired designs. It doesn't matter those because those kimono rock my socks!

As for Harukaze, it's an alright song. It's more like Kimi/Story and Beauteen, which aren't my favorite singles. I would've preferred something more akin to LOVE SURVIVE, which was a nice blend of that style and their usual rock, but alas. Here's hoping they can make Orange Range listenable I mean it'll be a good cover.

The PV was nice. I liked how the story shots and band shots were separate. As for their set, I could swear I've seen that place in another rock band PV (maybe JDA because the image feels old in my head). But it really does nothing to improve the song and instead I'm enjoying Mami whip her hair back and forth.

#5 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:00 PM

Is it just me or does Mami now look like Yossie, Haruna like Goto and Rina like Yasuda's younger sister. Tomo still looks like Tomo and hopefully she's still as mad as a trumpet which is why we love her.

I like the new look and the single's not bad, not their best but not their worst. I think it might be a grower.

#6 Petit Melon

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

Kickass performance of Yumemiru Shoujo ja Iranai

I don't know if you guys remember, but back when they were in the beginnings of their career, there was a vote to cover this song. Secret Base won (those boring fans) but now we finally got a performance AND it's with the Queen Nanase herself! :dance:

Oh, and Al, they can keep the schoolgirl outfits in the closet if it means we get moar Mami in hotpants. :nosebleed: That blonde hair is wicked on her I love it!

Another collab with Uzaki Ryodo - Rock and Roll Widow

It doesn't work as well, simply because their voices are so different. Haruna's voice is so crisp and clear and his is more of a lovely growl and it doesn't mesh well. Tomo fared better in this song, I think, simply because she puts a little more sass into her voice.



#7 Petit Melon

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 01:24 AM

Totally blindsided by an album release.

I was not impressed by any of the lead singles, so I didn't care to follow them closely.

Now I have a dilemma. Do I continue my album collection of photobooks, or do I forego the band?

#8 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 10:59 AM

Totally blindsided by an album release.

I was not impressed by any of the lead singles, so I didn't care to follow them closely.

Now I have a dilemma. Do I continue my album collection of photobooks, or do I forego the band?

NO, NO, NO, they need our love.

I have got both copies of the album winging their way to me even though I really didn't think much of the last two singles and Pin Heel Surfer seems to have crashed and burnt as regards sales (looks like it will only shift about 35% of the recent sales). You have to give any album with tracks entitled Rock 'n' Roll, Bitter Chocolate and Kill the Virgin a chance.

In the end Tomomi's lunacy will carry them to new heights :wub: .

#9 Petit Melon

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 03:05 AM

I will admit, the album tracks were better than what I was expecting. Now to hope they have it in stock when I get my second paycheck next Thursday.

Both copies=Photobook and DVD?

#10 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 04:39 PM

Both copies=Photobook and DVD?

But of course. I am a record company's dream, I HAVE to buy different versions otherwise I get twitchy about what I might be missing. I know, I'm pathetic :cryalot:.

#11 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

Quail before my might puny mortals.....

...for I have won a prize with CDJapan.

Yes I am now the proud owner of a set of Scandal playing cards with the Scandal logo on the back and each of the queen cards has a picture of one of the girls. It may be the highlight of my life so far sniff, sniff, sob.

#12 Petit Melon

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

So here's their PV for Playboy promoting their B-side collection, ENCORE SHOW.

I like it when they do fun videos like this. And on another note, I love Tomo's outfit and would rock it any chance I could if I owned it. <3

Edit -

If anything the opening track to their album was awesome, so here's a live of it. I laughed when Tomo missed her line and Mami gave her the "GUUURRRLLL" look. And here's the complete thing (Rock'n Roll, Shunkan Sentimental, Queens are Trumps)

Edit 2 -

Okay, so I've been neglecting this thread.
There was a live action movie out recently called Kyou, Koi ga Hajimemasu (an adaptation of a melodramatic shoujo manga) and their song Happy Collector was used for it (featured on the compilation album for the movie). Here's a live of it from the nico nico special for the film.

#13 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:06 PM

So here's their PV for Playboy promoting their B-side collection, ENCORE SHOW.

I like it when they do fun videos like this. And on another note, I love Tomo's outfit and would rock it any chance I could if I owned it. <3

Edit -

If anything the opening track to their album was awesome, so here's a live of it. I laughed when Tomo missed her line and Mami gave her the "GUUURRRLLL" look. And here's the complete thing (Rock'n Roll, Shunkan Sentimental, Queens are Trumps)

Edit 2 -

Okay, so I've been neglecting this thread.
There was a live action movie out recently called Kyou, Koi ga Hajimemasu (an adaptation of a melodramatic shoujo manga) and their song Happy Collector was used for it (featured on the compilation album for the movie). Here's a live of it from the nico nico special for the film.

OOh, ooh, thanks for those :thumbsup:.

They are really rocking on the live stuff, both Mami and Rina are getting a lot more confident in their playing, Haruna is doing a very sexy strut :nosebleed:, and Tomo is, as ever, being Tomo :wub:.

#14 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:17 PM

SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 Wonderful Tonight , 2 hours and 12 minutes of wonderfulness :D/ .

#15 Petit Melon

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 11:38 AM

SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 Wonderful Tonight , 2 hours and 12 minutes of wonderfulness :D/ .


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

THANK YOU MY GOOD FRIEND! :danceman:

#16 Petit Melon

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 01:17 PM

I can't find it on youtube, but on jpopsuki there's an hour long subbed documentary about the girls. It's interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes and my heart now melts for Haruna.

It actually helped answer something I was wondering after listening to QAT over and over - "Tomo is singing more than she used to now, they're more 50/50 duets now and a couple were mostly Tomo..." And it turns out that Haruna injured her voice and she lost it for awhile before the Budokan tour. :cryalot: So the divided lines are probably to make it easier on her voice for their crazy tour and studio schedule. Bawwwwwww ; ;

Anyway, the girls are amazing and watching this made me love them even more.

#17 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:55 AM

I can't find it on youtube, but on jpopsuki there's an hour long subbed documentary about the girls. It's interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes and my heart now melts for Haruna.

It actually helped answer something I was wondering after listening to QAT over and over - "Tomo is singing more than she used to now, they're more 50/50 duets now and a couple were mostly Tomo..." And it turns out that Haruna injured her voice and she lost it for awhile before the Budokan tour. :cryalot: So the divided lines are probably to make it easier on her voice for their crazy tour and studio schedule. Bawwwwwww ; ;

Anyway, the girls are amazing and watching this made me love them even more.

I haven't got a jpopsuki account so I can't see it :cryalot:. I read about Haruna, let's hope she recovers fully.

In all the behind the scenes stuff they always seem to get on really well with each other although with somebody as mad as Tomo in the band I don't see how you can do anything except spend the whole time having fun :thumbsup:.

#18 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 25 April 2013 - 04:57 PM

New single

That's my girls :wub:

Looking good Rina, but why the MC Hammer pants Mami?

#19 Petit Melon

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:12 PM

New instruments! Rina is finally using her new drums! :D

I love their outfits, and I like the song. It's a good balance of their poppier and rock stuff that doesn't end up boring me. (But I eventually grew to love all those songs too hahaha)

edit - can you not use torrents or do you need a jpopsuki invite?

#20 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:02 PM

New instruments! Rina is finally using her new drums! :D

I love their outfits, and I like the song. It's a good balance of their poppier and rock stuff that doesn't end up boring me. (But I eventually grew to love all those songs too hahaha)

edit - can you not use torrents or do you need a jpopsuki invite?

Torrents are a complete mystery, I did try them a while back but just about everything I tried to download took about 6 days and I gave up :rolleyes:. I don't know anything about jpopsuki but I'm willing to learn :thumbsup:.

#21 Petit Melon

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 02:17 PM

Rina is on a variety show and gets the highest score ever!

https://www.youtube....h?v=bcfhMxuCYWQ

Rina is on a variety show and gets the highest score ever!

https://www.youtube....h?v=bcfhMxuCYWQ

#22 Petit Melon

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:46 PM

I got the new cd in today! Yay!

 

I am still upset it is not a photobook edition, but the T-shirt is cool looking. Only complaint is that it's really really thin, so I'm afraid to wear it and wash it and ruin it after a couple of times. :( I'll post album impressions later.



#23 Star

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:44 PM

SCANDAL is the new group working with J-Mello for the new song project. Go to the J-Mello website to help SCANDAL "write a new song".

#24 Samantha

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 02:37 PM

Kind of in love with Scandal right now.