Wednesday, October 16, 2013

X JAPAN - On The Verge of Destruction (double cd version)

Sawadika. Oppss tu Thailand. Banzai!!!! Nippon!!!

"It's a dream, I'm in love with you.
Hold me warmly in your arms.
I awake from my dream
I can't find my way without you
The dream is over.
I can no longer hear the voice of your gentle words.
Floating off tear stained walls.
So awakening in the morning, I'll move into my dreams ...
until I can forget your love."




Firstly lets get the negatives out of the way first,
Three things that makes me miserable being a X Japan fan is
- Lack of news about them, and having zero knowledge on Japanese language and websites is difficult.
- Their cd/dvd releases are fuckin expensive being it a Japanese release, unless you go for the slightly cheaper Korean pressings. 
- They dont play live in this ass-of-the-world region. But I think there are definitely fans who traveled to see their reunions.

X Japan is like Yoshiki himself, one moment a high stamina mad fast speedy drummer, another moment an emotional classical pianist.
So X Japan songs borders from speed and power heavy metal stuffs with dual guitars and the next moment they can just switched to the tear-jerking love ballads.
(oo and I realised I post a photo of the recent Maiden's Killers bloody tshirt a week back , and its a legend of the demo tapes of X Japan performing this exact song haha).




Today lets talk cock about On The Verge Of Destruction - Live at Tokyo Dome 7 January 1992. The double CD version not the dvd one.
"Psychedelic Violence Crime Of Visual Shock" indeed. So this one is the Audio Shock I guess haha.
Last show before Taiji left and join Loudness. Seems the truth is I guess he got sacked for questioning why Yoshiki gets more money than the rest haha.
If you guys have seen the video/dvd of this show, basically you will notice its like the whole Tokyo Dome is filled with 55,000 hysterical crying ladies screaming non-stop haha. But they can rock too, love the audience participation on KURENAI.

cd1
SILENT JEALOUSY starts immediately at the speedy part. I think this is one of the best heavy metal songs ever, everything about this song, even the song-title is already so attractive. I used to read translations of X Japan lyrics and found they are beautiful indeed. 
SADISTIC DESIRE raise the tempo further, then it goes DESPERATE ANGEL, STANDING SEX and the happy pop sounding WEEKEND.
YOSHIKI DRUM SOLO is next, reminds me of the late Great Cozy Powell who drum solos to 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. Yoshiki's usage of classical music and ends with that famous part of Air On A G String by JS Bach.  For rock music fans will be quite familiar to this classical piece due to Vinnie Moore's April Sky.
HIDE SHOWCASE is next. Really maniacal and frighteningly crazy haha. Anyway, Hide's funeral was really something isnt it? The way the Japanese people especially the ladies showed their grief.
VOICELESS SCREAMING ends cd1, X JAPAN really knows how to write sad lonely heartbreaking love ballads.



cd2
Yoshiki remains on the piano for quite some time on this cd2 haha.
YOSHIKI PIANO SOLO starts. He used Tchaikovsky classical music too. Again for rock fans, this is the Tchaikovsky classical piece taken by Ritchie Blackmore for his Blackmore's Night song Writing On The Wall from their first breathtaking album Shadow Of The Moon
Then Yoshiki plays ES DUR piece which is the intro of Jealousy album.
Then UNFINISHED starts. Now I really really love this song... SEDIH GILER!!!
This song is depressive haha - Really love the way X JAPAN have this song as an UNFINISHED SONG on the first album, and then records it again as a more FINISH UNFINISHED SONG on the next album.

Then Yoshiki goes back to his drums and its rock n roll with CELEBRATION.
""""CELERY-BRATION!!!""" 
ORGASM is next, love this song....  very fast, very trashy haha.
*KURENAI* is next, I remember on their cds there are two versions of this song, at least on the two studio versions of both Vanishing Vision and then Blue Blood, I prefer one over the other, I forgot from which one though.
Whatever it is, Kurenai-Red?-Crimson?-Maroon? or a short discussion last night and I realised the name of NARUTO's sword is something like this Kurenai too, this is another X Japan song that I really like.. starts slow and then explodes like crazy. Fabulous song with English/Japanese lyrics. 
JOKER is next, another great song...
then the song X.
I run out of superlatives to describe the songs at this show. X is another nice fast song. Though a translation on the words will help haha.
ENDLESS RAIN ends the show...14 minutes of crying the eyes out.
The audience were singing and singing.
First time I saw the video of X Japan playing live this song and the reaction of the audience, its really an eye opener haha. I remember if correctly that they used a drum backing track as YOSHIKI will be on the piano for this song.
" I am rose, blooming in the desert " this part Toshi did not sing haha.

Antara lagu cinta paling sedih dan best la kira....ni baru alih bahasa..


I'm walking in the rain,
though everything seems to be hurting me for some reason.
There is only nothing.
Just kill me now ... as I roam forever.
Until I can forget your love.

To me sleep is a confusing, narcotic
that only quiets the beating heart.
All my love seems to flow from my body like a heart felt memory.
I keep my love for you to myself.


Endless rain, fall on my heart In this wounded soul.
Let me forget, all of the hate, all of the sadness,

Days of joy, days of sadness slowly pass me by.
As I try to hold you, you are vanishing before me.
You're just an illusion.
When I am awake, my tears have dried in the sands of sleep.
I'm a rose blooming in the desert.

It's a dream, I'm in love with you.
Hold me warmly in your arms.
I awake from my dream
I can't find my way without you

The dream is over.
I can no longer hear the voice of your gentle words.
Floating off tear stained walls.
So awakening in the morning, I'll move into my dreams ...
until I can forget your love.

Endless rain, fall on my heart In this wounded soul.
Let me forget, all of the hate, all of the sadness,

Endless rain, fall on my heart, in this wounded soul.
Let me forget, all of the hate, all of the sadness.
Endless rain, let me stay a memory in your heart.
Let me take in your tears, take in your memories.




mendiang HIDE paling stylo mylo, dressing dia untuk Dahlia dvd, last live dvd semua pengsi giler.
Yoshiki terover sangat la dressing dia cam pompuan, tapi Toshi menang rambut haha.
Pata paling cool dan low profile haha.
Dorang main live 2 , 3 jam, ribut, tapi maintain je....tip top!

ok.

ARIGATO!!!

oo you say ARIGATO! just like a Japanese says ARIGATO! .
- Kill Bill Sushi seller who is actually the best samurai sword maker talking to uma thurman haha.



I think I want to re-listen to Dahlia next. This is the one with Forever Love right? I had forgotten all these already..

7 comments:

dilabangiWORLD said...

dep ang cakap arigato
aku kena lah jwab DOMO'
doitashi mashite ecehhhh

gayour said...

lagu x japan petama gua layan - 'X' speed metal gilo!

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Rafi said...

Cd x japan ni pun payah nak jumpa..kalo loudness senang je.live album dia best jugak eh

Adi Herman said...

Perghhh this is truly madness! X japan punya trademark memang mcm tu, one minute diorang main fast and speed metal, the next one terus ubah jadi ballad...but that's the good thing about japanese mentality, the absorb easily to any kind of musics they listen to.

berteromber said...

tu hari aku bukak live ni kat tv...anak aku yang K-pop tu terus minat....cuma dia komen...apasal la rambut dorang ni pelik...hahaha...

sekarang time naik kereta...dia cakap "abah...bukak X-Japan"...sayangnya aku cuma ada "Jealousy"

faizal abd fathi said...

kasi anak layan Loudness dari Kpop...