Haruhiko Ash/The Zolge

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  1. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 1:08 pm

    Since everyone's been discussing this elder statesman of ROCK lately: anyone have any recommendations as far as THE ZOLGE is concerned? I'm thinking of trying to get one of their releases.

    Zolge CD with old Ash picture:
    http://page10.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/m17601712
     
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  2. Naja -member-

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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 2:12 pm

    egad, you're interested in extasy bands? i recommend Earth Shakers ::kisaki::
     
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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 2:40 pm

    not a big fan of the zolge here, but i like their rolling stones cover and their Christine song. ::gaku::
     
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    Herr Doktor Knave
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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 3:00 pm

    Yeah, they do have some hilarious Engrish covers, thier original songs are okay I suppose.
     
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  5. Kinsao -member- -member-

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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 4:49 pm

    I've only got one album of theirs, Deadly Sanctuary, and I really like it. So I guess I can recommend, but I can't compare it with any of their others. :P
     
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  6. Amatsu -member-

    Amatsu
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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 5:03 pm

    regarding haruhikos wrinkly look i think makeup use might be a facotr, he may have encountered some horrible makeup brands in the past which could have screwed with his skin.
     
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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 7:16 pm

    I think Haruhiko just partied.............ALOT. ::erm::
    Deadly Sanctuary is good though. I would suggest that.
     
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    Posted: Tue Aug 1, 2006 8:39 pm

    Haruhiko has aged.

    The Zolge are on a compilation I have. I didn't like it too much, neither did I like Deadly Sanctuary. :(

    Priss
     
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    ambient
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    Posted: Wed Aug 2, 2006 1:08 am

    I have deadly sanctuary as well, great album by the way. Good for fans of old school goth rock. Compareable to sisters of mercy, bauhaus etc.. If you get the goth black bible it has one of the songs on it.. I think ash will live forever..
     
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    Posted: Wed Aug 2, 2006 4:34 am

    Is it within the rules to upload that album? :P
     
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    Posted: Wed Aug 2, 2006 8:44 pm

    I have their Catholic Day single, it's pretty good.
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 9:37 am

    I thought Deadly Sanctuary was interesting...and I found it amusing that they had a song with the same name as the Sugarbabes. The only song I didn't like was Holiday in Canbodia, because I had it on repeat over and over again...
     
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  13. Geisha -member- -member-

    Geisha
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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 12:03 pm

    I just think it's funny that Haruhiko, with his much publicised hatred of Visual Kei, released CDs on Extasy.
     
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  14. flowersofnight -moderator- -moderator-

    flowersofnight
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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 12:10 pm

    Geisha wrote:
    I'm pretty sure that when The Zolge was active, "visual kei" as we know it didn't really exist. A Google search says they broke up in 1993. (my personal opinion is that a real 'VK' scene didn't really develop till 1993/4 or so)
     
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  15. Geisha -member- -member-

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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 12:16 pm

    I guess he doesn't consider X Japan VK then since I think EOD played at a hide memorial concert in 2004.
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 12:18 pm

    Geisha wrote:
    Most people don't. X was more of an 80's glam metal band if anything. I don't really see anything VK about them.
     
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  17. Geisha -member- -member-

    Geisha
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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 12:41 pm

    Actually, most people consider them to have started the whole VK phenomenon and given that Haruhiko has severed ties with magazines and promoters because they also had ties to JaME I would have thought he'd be more careful not to give the "wrong" impression.
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 12:44 pm

    Geisha wrote:
    Most westerners, yes. And that's very unfortunate for them. There's nothing VK about X. If they were, then hell I should tell my aunt (she looked very much like Taiji did) she was VK. xD
     
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    Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 6:22 pm

    I didn't know that Haruhiko 'hated' VK, more that he considered EoD to be a goth band rather than anything to do with VK, and he didn't listen to Japanese music.

    Why's he anti-JaME? (Just curious... ^^)

    Hmm about the X thing... I think it's easier with hindsight to look back and see such-and-such a band kicking off such-and-such a movement, being 'precursors' if you like, or giving other bands ideas; perhaps taking something existant (like glam rock for example) and bringing to it their own thing. And after years have passed, they become associated to what was built on those foundations... as though they became part of what came after. @_@ (And they are the first band mentioned under VK in Wiki, although it says there were several came before them too, not like Wiki is the Bible or something XDD)!
     
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    Posted: Fri Aug 4, 2006 5:27 am

    I recommend buying Deadly Sanctuary if you have the chance. It is quite good ^_^
     
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