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Friday, July 15, 2005

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I was In HMV the other day looking for the new Harvard album when I noticed, to my surprise, that the new version of No Susume is already out. I say surprised because it’s been released to absolutely zero fanfare. Although I wasn’t expecting it to have it’s own stand or anything, I did at least expect HMV to have the good grace to turn the cover round to the front in the Halcali section and write one of those little messages underneath explaining what’s going on. Unless you had access to their website (and scrolled down to the ‘albums’ bit), I don’t see how you’d be aware that the cover had been changed at all. So what’s going on? What’s the point of going to the trouble to stick the pakuri in the bin and come up with a new cover, only then to gently shush-shush it into the shops?

Well, for those of you interested, the new cover is ugly. Ugly, cheap and (dare I suggest it?) it looks like a bit of a rush job. Buying it again did give me a chance to give the album a bit of a second chance though, considering I haven’t even put it on for about 2 months. Time has given it a bit more distance from Bacon, and in that respect it stands up rather well, or at least better than it did last Christmas. Here’s my quick reappraisal then.

SONGS THAT CUT IT
Fuwa Fuwa Brand New
Marching March
Strawberry Chips
BABY BLUE!

SONGS THAT DON’T CUT IT
Introduction
History
Densetsu No Futari
Shibafu

SONGS THAT CUT IT, BUT DON’T SOUND LIKE HALCALI
OBOROGE COPY VIEW
Hare Doki Doki

SONGS THAT CUT IT LIKE NO OTHER HALCALI SONG HAS CUT IT BEFORE
Wakakusa Dance
Continued

5 Comments:

Anonymous Sora said...

That cover is hideous....rather frightening actually...

I can't help but laugh that you say Wakakusa Dance cuts it like no Halcali song has cut it before.
It's too true.
In all it's cheesy disco-esque glory, that song rocks my socks. ^_^

4:52 AM

 
Blogger jariten said...

actually, knowing that Haruka and Yukari had a hand in the lyrics to that song, I wonder who decided to swear in English?

6:07 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am addicted to Marching March... I just can't hear it enough! I love it.

I thought the cd cover/insert was kinda clever... how it unfolds into the changing landscape.

Keep up the awesome work jeriten! It's great to find other Halcali fans out there

2:08 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

Thats what I thought, until I found out that Nagi Noda had just lifted someone elses idea and put her name to it. I'm with you on Marching March too. New song coming this month!

1:21 AM

 
Anonymous louis said...

I really like Densetsu no Futari. Baby Blue is my favorite though.

2:53 PM

 

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