Friday, July 18, 2008

What's Up With The Japanese?

Three Japanese bands, in their own ways, do 21st Century Schizoid Man total justice. Here's the string orchestra Seasons, with their impossibly gorgeous arrangement of the King Crimson classic that I can't stop watching. Below, a punk band named Z.O.A. and a rock outfit called Ninjen-Isu both take the original up a few notches. I don't know what it is with the Japanese, but they really, really get this song. Maybe their culture is even more fucked up than ours. A video of the King Crimson version can be found by clicking on the label below.


Mark p.s. said...

a youtube tip for you all, add &fmt=18 to then of any youtube URL and you should get a higher quality sound and video.
Click on the link here
it sounds better (and below the video window [bottom right] you now get the option to watch in "standard")

Mark p.s. said...

*to the end of

"Uta" Urban said...

2 favorite Japanese punk bands:

GUITAR WOLF and the 5,6,7,8's (chicks!)