Shiina Ringo - 1995.05.14 - Teen's Music Festival '95

Here's a really old one, from 1995. To be more exact, this isn't solo Ringo per se, but instead her pre-debut band Marvelous Marble, that was composed of the following members:

Vocal: 椎名裕美子 (Shiina Yumiko)
Guitar: 津田由貴子 (Tsuda Yukiko)
Bass: 中川愛 (Nakagawa Ai)
Keys: 末永いずみ (Suenaga Izumi)
Drums: 時津梨乃 (Tokitsu Rino; Drummer of Roletta Secohan during 1998-2008)

They participated in the 9th edition of Yamaha's Teen's Music Festival, with hopes of getting the grand prize. At the end, they only got an Encouragement Award (奨励賞), in the Earnest Award (ひたむき賞) category. The grand prize went to singer aiko.
The song they chose to perform, "Just Missed the Train", is actually a cover of the original version by Trine Rein (1993), and not by Dannielle Brisebois (1994) like the video says, because the lines Ringo sings at the end of the video are only found on Trine Rein's version. That said, I think any of those versions of the song are pretty good and Ringo's is too. The sad part is there's no recording of the complete performance, at least that I know of, so we only get a 1:22 clip... Well, better than nothing! Here it is.

01 - Just Missed the Train
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PS - If anyone has the complete performance, I will give you all the cookies you want if you share it with me!


Shiina Ringo - 1999.02.05 - Music Station

Time sure flies, and I'm not talking about Ringo's career. Is it August 18 already? Geez... Well, anyway, here is something nice for everyone, an old Music Station performance, back from 1999, some weeks after the release of the single "Koko de Kissu Shite". What's nice about this is not exactly the performance itself, but more her looks. Ringo, you were a freak back in the day! That said, I wouldn't mind if you came back just like that, with crown and girlish hair included.

01 - ここでキスして。 (Koko de Kissu Shite.)
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Shiina Ringo - Tsugou no Ii Karada PV

Ok! Sooner than I expected, here is the full PV for "Tsugou no Ii Karada", someone kindly uploaded to YouTube.

Video was removed from YouTube.

I will update this post with a download link once I have a nice source to encode from. For now, here is the low resolution MP4 from YouTube, just because there might be other people with shitty internet access like me and can't really load up the YouTube video everytime they want to watch this amazing PV again, and again, and again...

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Shiina Ringo - Tsugou no Ii Karada PV (preview)

EMI has just released a preview video for the "Tsugou no Ii Karada" PV. As previously reported, the PV will be included in Seiteki Healing 4, released 26 this month. It was uploaded on YouTube and you can watch it here:

Video was removed from YouTube.

The video is directed by Kodama Yuuichi, the same person responsible for "Ryuukou", "Ariamaru Tomi", "Mellow", "OSCA", "Killer Tune" and "Senkou Shoujo". Aside from Ringo or Jihen, he also directed the 60s themed Namie Amuro "New Look" PV.

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EDIT: Just noticed the island is called "Nice Body Island", at the beginning of the video. Makes sense, since the translation of "Tsugou no Ii Karada" is "A Convenient Body".


Tokyo Jihen - 2004.07.25 - Meet the World Beat 04

Haven't put Tokyo Jihen stuff up in a while, so here is something nice. Meet the World Beat, like Sweet Love Shower, is one of the many usual summer music festivals in Japan. In 2004, soon after the formation of the band, Tokyo Jihen performed in the the grass fields of the Expo '70 Commemorative Park, near Osaka. In fact, they participated in 4 different festivals that summer, this one being the smallest in terms of number of songs.
Needless to say, it's a pretty nice concert and the setlist has something for everyone's taste. I really like the "Tsumiki Asobi" arrangement, by the way.

Concert: Meet the World Beat 2004
Venue: 万国博記念公園もみじ川芝生広場 (Expo '70 Commemorative Park - Maple River Grass Area)
Date: 2004.07.25
01 - Introduction
02 - 丸の内サディスティック (Marunouchi Sadistic)
03 - 積木遊び (Tsumiki Asobi)
04 - MC 1
05 - その淑女ふしだらにつき (The Lady is a Tramp)
06 - 御祭騒ぎ (Omatsuri Sawagi)
07 - 林檎の唄 (Ringo no Uta)
08 - MC 2
09 - 群青日和 (Gunjou Biyori)
10 - MC 3
11 - ダイナマイト (Dynamite)

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Shiina Ringo - 1999.09.05 - Sweet Love Shower '99

Here is another concert from 1999, Sweet Love Shower '99, one month before the release of the yet-to-be super popular "Honnou". Actually, it was in this concert that Ringo first performed that song, so it's amusing to see that the audience doesn't really react to the opening lines, contrary to want happens currently (see Ringo EXPO 08). But I really like every performance in this concert. Gyakutai Glycogen is the backing band and you shouldn't miss Kameda with his amazing mohawk, playing the bass.
About the files, the audio is pretty decent quality, since we're talking about a Space Shower TV broadcast and not some audience recording. For the MP3s I picked a different source than the video, and they should present no kind of problem. As for the video, I had actually different sources for each performances, so I did my best to merge them all into one single contiguous video. You may notice changes in video quality but I think I can guarantee that nothing is missing.

Concert: Sweet Love Shower '99
Venue: 日比谷野外音楽堂 (Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall)
Date: 1999.09.05
01 - Introduction
02 - 歌舞伎町の女王 (Kabukichou no Joou)
03 - 丸の内サディスティック (Marunouchi Sadistic)
04 - MC1
05 - アイデンティティ (Identity)
06 - 幸福論(悦楽編) (Koufukuron (Etsuraku-hen))
07 - MC2
08 - 本能 (Honnou)
09 - シドと白昼夢 (Sid to Hakuchuumu)
10 - リモートコントローラー (Remote Controller)
11 - Ending

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PS - Just wanted to point out that she doesn't perform "Kabukichou no Joou" completely, but only the opening lines.