alrick13 wrote:AKB members playing musical instruments live? or just part of the PV
AKB formed an 18 member band called "Baby Blossom" for their single "GIVE ME FIVE!" that was released last week. They've been secretly learning how to play instruments since August of last year. Prior to that, most of them had no previous experience playing.
My first thought was that the idea isn't terribly original. (Their front 4 instantly made me think of SCANDAL when I first saw them.) But it was something completely unexpected and different from what they usually do, not to mention a big effort on their part to actually learn how to play despite their crazy schedules.
I actually think this is good for SCANDAL in the long run. They have massive exposure, so it's going to get more people interested in playing instruments and will probably draw more attention to girl bands in general.
I'm not sure what you all mean by "too light," but I'd think most of you have only been exposed to a limited range of their songs, which isn't unusual.Seigaku wrote:A few vids on Youtube of them playing GIVE ME FIVE. Again, a bit too light for my liking. I feel dissatisfied about where Harukaze is though.
I agree though that I feel Harukaze deserves to be higher, but it is a tough week with a lot of big names. I'm anxious to see how the weekly ranking will go and the actual numbers. I still feel SCANDAL's singles in general go under-appreciated on the charts.