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Saturday, June 09, 2007

It's Party Time PV

Here it is.

First time listeners might want to sit down, get comfortable, and perhaps pour yourself a nice cup of tea as you'll probably want to give this a few listens before making up your mind about it.

Let's just get right into it- I don't know about you, but those recent 2ch comments had me worried, especially since I was expecting a lot from this new song. It was another FPM collaboration after all, a guy whose come up with the Halcali goods in the past, and after a few mediocre singles I really wanted Halcali to get back on track with this.

I was actually really enjoying it until the sha-na-na sample from The Hi Lows Sunday Messenger came in. It was a rap, it was certainly upbeat (if not the floor stomper the press release had us believe) and it had a cute rolling loop in the background.

The first time I heard it though, a hated the sample. Unlike O.T.F's rip of the Magnificant Seven theme tune in Twinkle Star, which integrated itself smoothly and effortlessly, FPM's sample in this song just seemed a bit jarring, a bit too out of place and forced in.

A few listens later and it's growing on me a bit more though. It isn't the big let down I was fearing, but at the same time it still doesn't have that special something that made their better singles so much fun. So although it's not an instant classic, I can easily imagine myself liking it a lot more after I've spent a bit more time listening to it.

As cynical as this sounds, including a sample of such a popular song might work to turn a few heads and hopefully hopefully hopefully get this a bit further up the charts than their other recent, dismal showings. How much longer will a record label tolerate putting money into a band that gives them nothing back?

Anyway, I like the video. The looks on their faces when they knock the cake over are just too cute.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Cobs said...

I just saw this posted on Jpopsuki and I hoped it would be here. PV's a bit dark though, isn't it? Initial thoughts - Not the best, but a bit more memorable than some of their previous singles. I'm still going to be playing their earlier work more though. Will they ever go back to songs as good as those, who knows.

Plus, i never realised they both had metal legs :p.

Perhaps we'll have a better B-side.

9:23 AM

 
Anonymous Sebastian said...

Well my first impression is that I hate the video... Halcali's videos have allways been interesting and differnent, but now they are reduced to messing about in a supermarket at night....

Is there some significance to the lyrics?

4:48 PM

 
Blogger johnny said...

i like it!

the first time i listened, i agreed it seemed like the "sha na na na" came from nowhere and didn't belong. but after the second listen, i'm okay with it. weird!

i think the video is fine. not great, but definitely cute and fun (those back-up dancers are awesome) and halcali. it's just as good as the tougenkyo video, and miles ahead of LOOK.

i wonder if there are lyrics for this and other recent songs (tougenkyo, LOOK, L,C.A!) anywhere?

11:38 PM

 
Anonymous sora-kara said...

mmmm. its cute!
i like how its peppy and upbeat without being too sugary or generic.
it's really not their best song, but I think its more HALCALI than stuff they've been putting out recently.

i definitely like it more than Togenkyo. i think i'm already a little sick of that song.
the pv is ok. they're cute as usual, and some of those dance moves look like a little dance my friend and i used to do while waiting for the bus. o_o hahhaa

3:35 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am I the only one who thinks the sha na na's are pretty good? ^_^ its a pretty fun song XD I like the videos poor-ish quality too as it reminds me of the video quality of their first few videos like giri giri surf rider.

4:35 AM

 
Blogger beneneuman said...

There's another version on YouTube that's seems a bit brighter than the one on here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV3vyRiwdeA

Personally, I think it's a great song! :-)

10:16 PM

 
Anonymous johnny said...

i'm changing my opinion from "i like it" to "i really like it". it's growing on me exponenentially.

4:22 AM

 
Blogger jariten said...

cobs> well, the b-side has been done by Hiroshi Nakamura, whose done a lot of great things with Halcali recently , so hopefully 'Clutch' will continue the trend.

sebastian> I dont think theres any relation between the lyrics and the video...I'll have to listen more closely.

johnny> do you mean in English or Japanese?

It's growing on me too, actually. Slowly, but surely...

10:11 AM

 
Anonymous johnny said...

both. or japanese, if i had to pick one. i know the CDs of the singles usually (always?) come with lyrics, but i can't read the kanji. haha.

10:32 AM

 
Anonymous Patrick said...

I see what you meant about the sample, but... I definitely love the track!

2:13 AM

 
Blogger nelloxx said...

Gosh what a silly and cheesy Track, urghs ... the PV is cool, but the Song itself is horrible in my Opinion.

http://www.veoh.com/videos/v604243scbERQRf

great Quality !

2:22 AM

 
Blogger Jack said...

I think it's alright but I liked Togenkyo better than this and I liked LOOK better than both of them, hmm weird..

The video is pretty funny too and reinforces my love for Yukari [ahhh Yukarii..]

Certainly not as good as A Halcali Sensation or Electric Sensei though

7:22 AM

 
Anonymous cupcake-bento said...

@_@.
a lot different than i thought it would be but...a step in the right direction...cute pv though.

7:28 PM

 
Blogger jariten said...

johnny>
Can you read hiragana? It'd be pretty easy for me to change the kanji parts of the lyrics to hiragana for you and post the full thing here.

12:52 PM

 
Anonymous Tak said...

I'm another in Camp I really like it.

I too was preparing for the worst, something even more horrific than LOOK - yet I find myself constantly humming the tune and singing the hook as I make cups of tea. I think it's one of those 'get into your head' songs that you initially don't like or get, but slowly worms its way into your brain until you have to surrender.

The video...I'll just say it's spandexy.

12:47 AM

 
Anonymous johnny said...

hiragana i can deal with. that'd be sweet!

4:50 AM

 
Blogger jariten said...

tak> I'm really starting to agree with you! It's growing on me more and more.

johnny>
Here's Lights Camera Action to start with. I'll have to think of a better way of posting the others, but this should keep you going for a bit

Lights,Camera.Action! / HALCALI
作詞:KOHEI JAPAN 作曲:Kaoru Kondo


ま ま ま またやらかしたドンくさいミス
へコたれないのがとりえです ティス!
ド ド ドタバタのコメディ キー外す(はずす)ドレミ
まだまだ未熟(みじゅく)のストロベリー

汗(あせ)と涙(なみだ)のつゆダクたいらげ
さ さ さらなるステージに TRY AGAIN

さぁGimme the MIC
Gimme the スポットライト アーイ?
目指(めざ)そうよ結果(けっか)オーライ
C'mon! Lights,Camera.Action!

毎日(まいにち)がライブオンステージ(yeah!)
がんばりますんでお願(ねが)いしまーす(ティース)
Like this または Like thatどうなるか分(わ)からないけど
照(て)らして星(ほし)の照明(しょうめい)サン(woo~)
派手(はで)な感(かん)じでお願(ねが)いしまーす(ティース)
Like this または Like that
気持(きも)ち的(てき)には前(まえ)のめりで...

TAKE1 TAKE2 TAKE3

ゼゼゼ絶対(ぜったい)いかないシナリオ通(どお)り
昨日(きのう)もハチャメチャぶち壊(こわ)すストーリー
ここ「後悔(こうかい)」の二文字(にもじ)「あきらめ」の四文字(しもじ)
辞書(じしょ)にない っていうか辞書(じしょ)がない(yeah!)

コケて擦(こす)りむいたひざ小僧 (こぞう)ホラ痛(いた)いの痛いのは飛(と)んでけー!
ハイ! 恐縮(きょうしゅく)なさんなひじ小僧 まぁ気(き)にせず遊(あそ)んでけ!
さぁさぁさぁ本番(ほんばん)です
相変(あいか)わらずGOマイペース アーイ!
きっとまた結果(けっか)オーライ
C'mon! Lights,Camera.Action!


CHORUS

Everything gonna be オーライ!(オーライ!)
Ah!んじゃ少(すこ)し休憩(きゅうけい)(ウィス) 3.2.1.BREAK!

汗と涙のつゆダクたいらげ
さ さ さらなるステージに TRY AGAIN

さぁGimme the MIC
Gimme the スポットライト アーイ?
目指そうよ結果オーライ
C'mon! Lights,Camera.Action!

CHORUS

Keep on(Keep on)And we don't stop
Yeah んじゃいきますか? ウィス! Lights,Camera.Action!

6:48 AM

 
Anonymous johnny said...

thanks jariten! here's the roomaji i typed out, for any other plebs out there who might be interested.

ma ma ma matayara kashita don kusai misu
hekotarenaino ga toriedesu tisu
do do do tabata no komedi kii hazusu doremi
mada mada mijyuku no sutoroberii
ase to namida no tsuyu daku tairage
sa sa saranaru suteeji ni try again

saa gimme the mic
gimme the supottoraito aai?
mezasou yo kekka oorai
C'mon! Lights,Camera.Action!

mainichi ga raipuonsteeji (yeah)
ganbarimasen de onegaishimaasu (diisu)
like this mata wa like that dounaruka wakaranaikedo
terashite hoshi no shoumei san (wooo)
hadena kanji de onegaishimaasu (diisu)
like this mata wa like that
kimochi teki niwa mae no meri de

TAKE1 TAKE2 TAKE3

ze ze ze zettai ikanai shinario do ori
kinou mo hachamecha buchikowasu sutoorii
koko koukai no nimoji akirame no yomoji
jisho ni nai tteiuka jisho ga nai (yeah!)

koketekosuri muitabizakozou horaita ino ita ino wa tondeke
hai! kyushykuna sannahiji kozuo maa ki ni sezu asondeke

saa saa saa honban desu
aika warazu GO maipeesu aai
kitto mata kekka oorai

C'mon! Lights,Camera.Action!

mainichi ga raipuonsteeji (yeah)
ganbarimasen de onegaishimaasu (diisu)
like this mata wa like that dounaruka wakaranaikedo
terashite hoshi no shoumei san (wooo)
hadena kanji de onegaishimaasu (diisu)
like this mata wa like that
kimochi teki niwa mae no meri de

everything gonna be oorai (oorai)
ah! njusukoshi kyuusai (uisu) 3 2 1 BREAK

ase to namida no tsuyu daku tairage
sa sa saranaru suteeji ni try again

saa gimme the mic
gimme the supottoraito aai?
mezasou yo kekka oorai
C'mon! Lights,Camera.Action!

mainichi ga raipuonsteeji (yeah)
??? onegaishimaasu (diisu)
like this mata wa like that dounaruka wakaranaikedo
??? (wooo)
??? de onegaishimaasu (diisu)
like this mata wa like that
kimochi teki niwa mae no meri de

Keep on (Keep on) And we don't stop
yeah nja ikimasu ka? uisu lights, camera. action!

10:15 AM

 

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