Many of you have asked about how to vote for songs to go on the Best of Buck-Tick: 30th anniversary edition, so here's our step-by-step how-to guide.
Step 1. Read "The Best of Buck-Tick, Part I" and "The Best of Buck-Tick, Part II" right here on Blog-Tick, to remind yourself of the existence of some of the great Buck-Tick songs you may have forgotten about.
Step 2. If you were considering voting for "Muma -The Nightmare-" even for a brief moment, don't. Not only is it the most annoying song Buck-Tick have ever written, it was also on their previous two anniversary best albums. Nobody loves it anymore and neither should you.
Step 3. Here are the track lists of Buck-Tick's previous two anniversary best-of albums. Don't vote for any of the songs on here if you can help it. See how many of the same songs are on both of these albums already? Also, see how most of these are singles, album title tracks, massive fan favorites, or songs that had just been released at the time this album was released? That's how shallow most B-T fans are, apparently. Don't let this be you.
20th Anniversary Best (Catalogue 2005)
01. Hurry Up Mode
02. Sexual XXXXX!
03. Physical Neurose
04. Just One More Kiss
08. Angelic Conversation
10. Aku no Hana
18. My Fuckin' Valentine
02. Baby, I Want You
05. Shippu no Blade Runner
06. 21st Cherry Boy
07. Kyoktou Yori Ai wo Komete
08. Long Distance Call
11. Mona Lisa
12. Gensou no Hana
13. Nocturne -Rain Song-
14. Muma -who the fuck likes this song and why-
25th Anniversary Best (Catalog Victor-Mercury-Ariola)
Disc 1 Catalog Victor-Mercury 87-99 (a.k.a most of these were already on the far superior best-of collection BT back in the 90's)
01. Just One More Kiss
02. Aku no Hana
10. Mienai Mono wo Miyou to Suru Gokai, Subete Gokai da
15. Bran-New Lover
Disc 2 Catalog Ariola 00-10 (basically just a singles collection)
02. 21st Cherry Boy
03. Kyokutou I Love You
05. Gensou no Hana
09. Alice in Wonder Underfart
12. Dokudanjou Beauty
Step 4. Go to the voting page, here.
Step 5. Vote away! You can vote for one single track and one album track, so vote wisely. Click on the "track list" for each album to get a drop-down menu with all the songs, then click the song you want. The songs you request will appear in the box below.
Step 6. When you've selected your songs, hit the big button at the bottom that says 「リクエストする」. A small box will pop up where you enter personal info.
Step 7. In the small pop-up box, select your age: under 10 / teens / twenties / thirties / forties / fifties / over sixty.
Step 8. Next, select your sex: 女性 for female, 男性 for male. Victor doesn't believe in non-binary gender. Sorry, fans.
Step 9. Write-in your location. Rather than the nebulous 「海外」 ("overseas") I suggest you disabuse some more Japanese people of the notion that the world is divided into Japanese people and gaijin by writing the country you're from, to give Victor an inkling that Buck-Tick have fans all over the world.
Step 10. Add your personal message, up to 200 characters.
Step 11. Click 「送信内容の確認」to confirm your entry.
Step 12. Click the red button to confirm and send your request. Click the grey button to revise your request before you send it.
Voting stays open until 11:59 PM on June 30th, so you have plenty of time to carefully consider your request before voting. Happy voting!