Smoking hot news has just tangoed and djangoed forth from the Buck-Tick press, and the 25th anniversary mail magazine even sent me a coy email warning me that "the website will be updated at midnight" and that I should "check the main page for more details." Even better than a Halloween scavenger hunt!
Anyhow, the announcement is:
In honor of Buck-Tick's giving all their old labels the finger, their old labels (Victor, Mercury, and RCA Ariola) will be cooperating and releasing two "special box" best-of collections on the same day in March, 2012.
The special boxes will have the scintillating and creative titles of "Catalogue Victor-Mercury 87-99" and "Catalogue Ariola (the label formerly known as BMG) 00-10."
The track lists of each CD will be decided by fan vote, with the voting scheduled to take place from November 1st to November 30th at 23:59 PM.
If, like last time, they ask you to list your home prefecture but you don't live in Japan, show solidarity with the victims of the disaster by saying you live in Miyagi, or Fukushima. Especially if you know, you actually live in Colorado's plutonium belt, or in a 3-floor apartment with a glass facade, a garden and a pool a mere 5 minute drive from historic Pripyat, because in that case you will have earned your solidarity giving rights good and well.
Also, if you just became a Buck-Tick fan five minutes ago: yay, welcome to the club, Buck-Tick are an indies band now and they need your moneyz. But be aware--first, fans voted "Muma -the Nightmare-" onto the last fan-voted collection. It has more than had its chance in the spotlight, please do not vote for it again. Second, Buck-Tick also has a lot of wonderful songs that are not "Dress," 'Romance," "Kuchizuke," "Baby, I Want You," "Cream Soda," or "Kimi no Vanilla." Which is not to say don't vote for these songs anyway, but, there are a lot of other good ones that are really worth a listen. For some recommendations on where to start, see this post.
P.S. Special thanks to Veronica Mendez, for being The Blog-Tick Phenomenon's 100th follower!
Question that immediately rises: how does that voting thing work? Will it be accessible to those of us who still haven't mastered more than three words of Japanese?ReplyDelete
Omg! Where to begin!? Snow white, flame, long distance call...this is sooo awesome. SugoiReplyDelete
Oh sapphire, nakayubi, this is impossibleReplyDelete
When they post the voting page, we shall see how it works. Last time as I recall they asked for your name, age, prefecture of residence, song title, and your message for the band members.ReplyDelete
How can I not vote for Muma The Nightmare, if I even have dreams about me singing that song?? :) But I must admit, every single song is amazing! and I love itReplyDelete
I didnt really understood the voting system. Can you only vote for 1 song? I wonder why they choose that system, because with such system, chances are that less famous song will end up not being chosen. Anyways, i voted for Sapphire, why? Just because its a genius song.ReplyDelete
Currently you are only allowed to vote for one song per compilation, but it looks like if you wait for a bit, you can vote multiple times. I send you a virtual high-five for voting for Sapphire, I love that song.ReplyDelete
I was able to vote for one song on each album to pick from (I think, there was a 'thank you' message after each time I tried), but not for multiple songs from one album. I figured out 'e-mail adress', 'gender' and 'prefecture', I think?ReplyDelete
Anyway, I voted for Rasen Chuu, Yuuwaku, and Aikawarazu something something. Can't really decide on the other compilation yet.
BUCK-TICK now have their own Android app chocked full of goodies. It's mainly in Japanese but with some English. Love & Media portable members get bonus pics. How does one get on that list? Check it out everyone.ReplyDelete
I hate smartphones and I won't own one. Figure it out yourself :PReplyDelete