With the announcement of the new solo project from Mr. Sakurai, and the release of the Ai no Wakusei super-duper collector box, we've been hearing a lot of Buck-Tick fans talking again about the side projects from the various band members. Surprisingly, though Mr. Sakurai appears to have more fans among the overseas crowd than any other band member, we've been hearing a lot of people say they didn't really care much for Ai no Wakusei, because the music wasn't written by Imai. And if that applies to you, all I have to say is...if you only like Mr. Sakurai when he's singing Imai's melodies, then for all that Mr. Sakurai's gothically handsome sulky glare may razzle-dazzle your pixie, the fact is, sorry, fangirl - you are actually a fan of Imai! Best admit it and get it over with.
In any case, we're curious to hear your opinions, so we're starting another dicussion thread post, about the following questions:
- Have you listened to all the band members' side projects (Sakurai's solo, Lucy, Schwein, dropz, Yagami Toll & Blue Sky, Wild Wise Apes)? If not, which ones have you heard, and which ones have you not listened to yet?
- Which side project did you like the best?
- Did you like Ai no Wakusei? Why or why not? Which is your favorite song, and why?
Please keep your responses polite, concise, and relevant to the topic. Also, if possible, please post under a name other than "Anonymous"!