2011/02/10

Tokyo Jihen - 2006.07.02 - Society of the Citizens Vol.1

What better way to wait for Jihen's soon-to-be-released new single, than to listen to one of the greatest performances the band has ever given? That's what I bring to you!

This is one of the most sought-after Tokyo Jihen bootlegs ever, and someone over at KMC was kind enough to (finally) share it with all us westerners. The audio quality of the original files is fine, but I had to tweak the channels a bit to actually put it in great condition, in my honest opinion. The original files had the band playing in the left channel and the audience clapping in the right channel, so I tried to center everything, without really losing the stereo.

Hata Toshiki was absent from this performance due to an arm injury back then, so Yasuo Sano (佐野康夫) played that part. Some members from ZAZEN BOYS also performed along with the band in "Mirror Ball" and "Service". Ringo sang two duets with them, during their own concert at this festival, but I don't have those.

Just enjoy this amazing concert. And here's hoping that I update this blog more often...


Festival: SOCIETY OF THE CITIZENS VOL.1
Venue: 日比谷野外音楽堂 (Hibiya Open-Air Concert Hall)
Date: 2006.07.02

01 - Beginning
02 - 御祭騒ぎ (Omatsuri Sawagi)
03 - 少女ロボット (Shoujo Robot)
04 - 歌舞伎 (Kabuki)
05 - MC1
06 - 茎 (Kuki)
07 - ゴング (Gong)
08 - ミラーボール (Mirror Ball)
09 - サービス (Service)
10 - 喧嘩上等 (Kenka Joutou)
11 - MC2
12 - 秘密 (Himitsu)
13 - MC3
14 - 映日紅の花 (Ichijiku no Hana)

Download (MP3 V1)

PS - Both "Gong" and "Mirror Ball" are covers of Petrolz songs, Ukigumo's band. Only "Mirror Ball" ended in a Tokyo Jihen album tho.

12 comments:

  1. Why are they clapping to Ichijiku? It ruins the only live rendition of the song I have ever heard. :p

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  2. Oh my god. Kuki is my favourite song from KZK and holy crap did they give it an awesome makeover in this live. Never heard it like that before. Thanks for uploading!

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  3. Oh snap, I gave up all hope that I would ever hear this :O Thanks so much!

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  4. :)

    This made my night. Thankyou.

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  5. OMG. Thank you so much for putting this on your website. And also, much thanks for the original uploader. :)

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  6. Holà, glad to see you are back ! and thank you for that... :-)

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  7. Thank you ! Domo arigato"!

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  8. THANK YOU SO MUCH~
    and... .did you already watch this CM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRoVoToruPU
    Ringo's so beautiful!!

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  9. woohoo you're back! i was a bit worried that there wouldn't be anymore update.

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  10. I don't have as much free time as I used to, but I don't plan to let this blog die. I simply haven't figured a way to do regular updates, so I just do it when I can.
    Thanks for all the comments and glad you enjoy this concert!

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  11. Please re-upload!

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