X Japan – Intro

On April 30, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

Two months ago, I clicked their video  by chance on You Tube .  It was a song called “Kurenai” from their “Last Live” 1997.

I wondered what this drummer was. He was banging drams like crazy. In distance I noticed his blond hair with corset on neck and naked upper body.  Close up, he was not Caucasian, so I thought maybe he was mixed. And I thought the guitarist was a girl, with pink hair in orange suits.

That was my first time I watched “X Japan”, Japanese heavy(?) metal band. The drummer was Yoshiki, the guitarist was Hide and not a girl.  Since then I have watched a ton of their live videos, interviews since 1989 or earlier on YouTube.

They disbanded in 1997 and reunited 2007.  Their current objective is to succeed in the USA, “becomes household name” (by Yoshiki), long after they became one of most successful rock bands in 1990s in Japan.

Can they succeed?  We will see soon.

Here’s some links:

X Japan official site http://xjapanmusic.com
X Japan Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Japan

X-JAPAN 紅 (Kurenai) LAST LIVE (1997) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nngquYgFh5M

 

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