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The Blue Hearts (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)

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The Blue Hearts (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
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Product Title: The Blue Hearts (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version) The Blue Hearts (初回限定版)(日本版) The Blue Hearts (初回限定版)(日本版) The Blue Hearts (初回限定盤)(日本版) The Blue Hearts (First Press Limited Edition) (Japan Version)
Singer Name(s): The Blue Hearts THE BLUE HEARTS The Blue Hearts THE BLUE HEARTS  The Blue Hearts
Release Date: 2010-02-26
Publisher Product Code: MECR-3031
Language: Japanese
Disc Format(s): CD
Other Information: Album
Package Weight: 160 (g)
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1005018684

Product Information / Track List

01 未来は僕等の手の中 (2'25)
02 終わらない歌 (3'04)
03 NO NO NO (2'26)
04 パンク・ロック (3'41)
05 街 (3'19)
06 少年の詩 (2'41)
07 爆弾が落っこちる時 (2'06)
08 世界のまん中 (2'20)
09 裸の王様 (2'50)
10 ダンス・ナンバー (1'27)
11 君のため (4'19)
12 リンダ リンダ (3'22)
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January 30, 2008

Discovering The Blue Hearts
If you were in Japan during the late 1980s and early 90s, The Blue Hearts needs no introduction. For the rest of us, it might have been Yamashita Nobuhiro's 2005 film Linda Linda Linda and Bae Du Na's endearing screeching that announced the rocking sounds of the iconic 80s pop punk band. The Blue Hearts' albums are a bit hard to track down though when you join the bandwagon over a decade late, making the recent reissues of the band's early albums all the more worthy of belated collection. The Blue Hearts' first three albums - The Blue Hearts, Young & Pretty, and Train-Tain - were re-released in November last year with conveniently minimal packaging and very affordable price tags. Hopefully, the rest of their albums will also see reissues soon.

Originally released in 1987, The Blue Hearts' self-titled debut is one of those albums that inspire teenagers to go out and start a band, as echoed in the leading track The Future is in our Hands. This hyperactive rock anthem complete with fierce drumming, guitar riffing, and healthy screaming kicks off the album with fighting spirit. An Endless Song (Track 2) maintains the energy level with a catchy punk melody and even catchier chanting refrain plus guitar underlay. The clean acoustic guitar interlude in the middle of the track adds a nice touch to the mayhem. For more noisy cheer, there's the sporadic beats and funky guitar riffs of Machi (Track 5) and the feverish mix of frantic beats and rushed lyrics that is Dance Number (Track 10), which seriously sounds like a conga line punk number.

Punk Rock (Track 4) slows down the tempo for a punk tribute that elicits smiles with its simple, almost innocent declaration of "We like punk rock". Power ballad Kimi no Tame ni (Track 11) also has a distinct 80s mood of simpler times and simpler places thanks to its non-self-conscious emo lyrics and Kohmoto Hiroto's husky, raw vocals. Simple lyrics don't always mean simple thoughts though, as mischief hides message in "The Naked Emperor" (Track 9) and the incredibly fun A Boy's Song (Track 6) which seems be constructed from on-the-whim sounds and thoughts. Less positive, though no less rocking are NO NO NO (Track 3) and When the Bombs Fell (Track 7) whose dark imagery remind that the band members came of age in the Cold War era.

Closing out the classic album is its most famous track, Linda Linda (Track 12). Opening with guitar strumming and husky singing, the song starts off on folk rock chords with this memorable line: "I want to be beautiful like a sewer rat" (me too!). After four lines, moody acoustic suddenly and completely bolts into jumping beats and loud, repeating outcries of "Linda Linda". Catchy, rousing, and unabashedly fun, the song makes a great finale to a brilliant album that rocks as much today as it did 20 years ago.

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