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Go! Go! 7188 Calls It Quits Sucks... 13 replies to this topic Started by JPope , Feb 20 2012 01:31 AM · 

#1 JPope

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:31 AM

This blows.

Apparently Yuu just wasn't feeling it anymore. Damn. They've been my favorite band for nearly a decade now. I was watching a bunch of Judy And Mary vids yesterday and thinking how they were one of the bands that I wish I had been able to see live, while also thinking that as long as Go! Go! 7188 were still together there was at least a chance I might see them. Not any more. All of the links to my JPop introduction in 2000 are now either gone or boring. Over 12 years they released eight albums, all of them great, even their so-called "bad" ones. Go! Go! 7188 on their worst day was still better than nearly every other rock band in the world.

#2 Petit Melon

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 01:54 AM

FUCK MY LIFE.

Much like Jpope, they were one of my introductions to the world of Jrock. I'm now crying I didn't go see them when they were touring with Japan Nite at that music festival in Austin. This is sad news. :cryalot:

#3 Plum

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 02:54 AM

AUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH.

JPope, you expressed my exact sentiments. They were far and away my favorite Japanese group. I often lamented the end of Judy and Mary and I had high hopes of seeing GO!GO! in the US. This blows. They even came to Atlanta and I didn't go. LIKE AN IDIOT. :cryalot:

I guess at least Yuu will continue in some capacity. Her solo album is forever on my desert island albums list. But it just won't be the same. Ugh.

#4 JPope

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 03:11 AM

The closest they ever came to Detroit was Chicago a few years back, and I just couldn't spare the time to go. I can't believe how bummed I am about this. I' a grown man, and I feel like a 20 year old kid whose favorite band of two years just split up. Seriously, Judy And Mary re-lit the flame for rock and roll in me, then broke up two months later, which is when I discovered Go! Go! 7188. They kept flame going for a decade, but now I don't know... I'm probably too old to be blown away by anything anymore.

#5 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:30 AM

Being ignorant I hadn't heard of them so I went to YouTube and what came up first. Spooky or what :ph34r:.

Having heard that I will listen to more, sounds good.

#6 Plum

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

I am going to suggest a few songs to you now.

Ukifune
Otona no Kusuri
Ruriiro

I have a real soft spot for Ashi no Ke, whether or not it's in their top songs. Like JPope said, even bad GO!GO!7188 is awesome. :lol: Maybe because it is the song I really wanted to see live. LEG HAIR!

#7 Sabaku Ika

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:40 AM

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They were my favorite band for a time as well.
I will try to see this positively. They can now form new bands and do great things we are not expecting!

#8 The Turtle Moves

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

I am going to suggest a few songs to you now.

Ukifune
Otona no Kusuri
Ruriiro

I have a real soft spot for Ashi no Ke, whether or not it's in their top songs. Like JPope said, even bad GO!GO!7188 is awesome. :lol: Maybe because it is the song I really wanted to see live. LEG HAIR!

Damn, more money.....now where's my credit card :thumbsup:.

#9 Plum

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 11:34 PM

Thanks to this I am going through old songs. I forgot how much I loved some of these. Umashika Mono, for example.

Turtle, and anyone who hasn't-- check out Yuu's solo album. I bullied Pucchi and EmEl into listening to it and both admitted it was pretty great. It's got the most insane combination of styles and some absolutely incredible moments. Seriously one of my all time favorite albums by anyone anywhere ever. I AM FANGIRLING.

#10 Wapiko

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 02:30 AM

Ruriiro was the shit.

I wanna recommend "Aa Seishun" too :thumbsup:

#11 JPope

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:47 AM

Thanks to this I am going through old songs. I forgot how much I loved some of these. Umashika Mono, for example.

I played their entire catalog at work today. It's weird how, even though I followed their career from nearly start to finish, I still feel like I took then for granted a lot. Like I just assumed they'd always be there, so I didn't always appreciate them as much as I might have. Then again, anytime anyone asked who my favorite band was, the answer was Go!Go! 7188.

And Holy Wapiko sighting! I don't post here much anymore, but have I just managed to miss your posts or did you just make a return recently?

#12 Wapiko

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

Hahaha, what's up Pope!?!? And why is Yuko in your avatar not wearing your trademark mitre? I just came back last night :joyful:

#13 Pucchi mo

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:38 PM

That's sad about Go! Go! 7188, I remember the first time I saw them was when someone showed me their version of Hyokkori Hyoutanjima.

Plum is a bully, but that was a great solo album!

In other news:
HOLY SHIT, IT'S WAPIKO!

#14 JPope

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:28 AM

Hahaha, what's up Pope!?!? And why is Yuko in your avatar not wearing your trademark mitre? I just came back last night :joyful:


Right on. Welcome back!

I haven't been using the mitre for years. I got lazier as I got older.