Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:39 pm

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arudoin

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Of course, the first time I heard Scandal was Bleach's newest opening at that time which was Shoujo S, I liked the song and even searched for the MV, but that didn't spark anything yet for me to listen to their songs. While Bleach had released the final chapter  I decided to listen to all the openings while reading it, then got me thinking what the Scandal sounds like live then I searched and saw them perform Shojou S live on the Perfect World tour with their awesome solos that got me hooked. 
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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:37 pm

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Vincent J

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I discovered SCANDAL just listening to videos on YouTube. One day, their video LOVE SURVIVE appeared into my recommended videos and from that moment I felt in love with their music. 
And a lot later, I started investigating about the members of SCANDAL, and from that moment I felt in love again but this time with Mami.  Love
And that's how I met this amazing band. xD

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:49 pm

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arudoin

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ChrisFTW wrote:Let's see,while watching tv a commercial for Windows 8 came up.I thought the song was pretty catchy so I searched for it.Search results came up and it's titled Satisfaction by "Scandal"

Omg I remember this commercial in the PH, also remember thinking the song was catchy only realized now that was SCANDAL OMG

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:05 pm

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Windows 8 commercial - Satisfaction was the first song I heard from them and since them I like most of thier songs. Still I think the old songs were better, since helo world they went more pop than rok.

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Posted on Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:38 pm

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I am not an anime fan.  I don't dislike anime, just none have ever really grabbed me.  I'm not that into Japanese culture and have never been very interested in speaking or reading Japanese.  Again, not because I dislike anything about Japan, just that my interests have always been elsewhere.  Consequently I have never paid much attention to Japanese music because, well, I didn't understand the lyrics.  Something changed for me a little over a year ago.

For some reason I still don't understand, I clicked on a YouTube link for LADYBABY's Nippon Manju.  Like most, my reaction was "WTF Japan?"  In the suggestions was a video for a group called BABYMETAL.  Again, for some reason I was drawn to click that link.  The video was "Gimme Chocolate", that lead to "Road of Resistance" and so on.  I can't explain it but the spirit and talent that shines through BABYMETAL's music and performance grabbed me and honestly still hasn't let me go.

Inexplicably, the language barrier that kept me from enjoying Japanese music didn't matter anymore.  I began to seek out more Japanese artists and quickly became overwhelmed with the volume of great music to chooses from.  I decided to take things slow and focus on one at a time and only chase out connections and suggestions when they grab me right from the beginning.  I started with the group most closely associated with BABYMETAL, Sakura Gakuin.  I spent months learning about the world of idols and honestly still don't quite get it.  A lot of the music is great but the culture surrounding idols baffles me.  I love much of what Sakura Gakuin does but at the end of the day my western upbringing makes this 46 year old man with a wife and children a little uncomfortable trying to explain my joy of watching young girls singing and dancing.

Somewhere in there I discovered the non-idol part of Japan which lead to Doll$boxx and Gacharic Spin.  Then I found BAND-MAID.  These bands represent more mature themes and sound that are far more easy for me to explain to uninitiated friends and family.  I still respect and adore BABYMETAL and Sakura Gakuin and, even though much of their music has a maturity beyond their age, my soul desires more adult content.

About a month ago I saw SCANDAL's 10th Anniversary Festival on YouTube.  I had seen a video or two of theirs a few months ago but my attention wasn't grabbed at the time.  The 10th Anniversary concert really got to me.  These women are so talented and hard working but are so down to earth and obviously love what they do.  Their spirit shone through the the brutal heat and fatigue they were fighting that day and they delivered a beautiful performance.  The past few weeks have been all SCANDAL all the time for me.  I have a lot of catching up to do but I know my journey with them is just beginning.  I look forward to many more years of SCANDAL.

By the way, I just bought the "YELLOW" CD.  My understanding is that this is the first album of theirs that is 100% written and composed by the girls.  How proud they must be because it is a fantastic album!
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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:13 pm

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I think I came across a video of AKB48 and I liked a lot of their songs but other Japanese bands seemed the same then I saw a video for Harukaze and I thought WOW!!! who are these girls. They were beautiful, their songs were so melodic with incredible changes and great riffs by Mami. I just fell in love with them. I also learned that they liked a band called Zone, who I like too. I thank Scandal for just being who they are, because they make me happy and also for making me crazy for Japanese bands and singers like, Zone, One ok Rock, Babymetal, Spyair, Aoi Eir, Kana Nishino, and AKB48.

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sun May 27, 2018 2:34 pm

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I think the start would be same for a lot of people, I found them through Bleach, back when Shojo S was the opening of Bleach. Back in 2009, being young, and having absolutely no interest in music, I did not really go crazy and started digging into their stuff, rather I just didn't pay much attention and just focused on the show. But unlike any other songs featured as the theme songs of Bleach, Shojo S was the only one that I did not forget even though I did not listen to it for years, and it wasn't just the song but the title was stuck in my head too. After 8 years since it was used as Bleach's opening, I somehow saw a music video on youtube with the title "Shojo S", and I instantly recalled that song that had been in me as a memory for long and clicked on it. It wasn't same as I remembered it to be because it had been so long since I listened to it and I had only listened to the shortened version used for opening, but it was still great, actually it was better than how I thought it was, however not good enough for me to check out every other song they had. Right after that I saw a live version of it, someone ripped the Perfect World live and Shojo S of that show and uploaded to youtube, and that's what really got me into them, the song is great and the solos there just drove me crazy. And that's how I got to really know about Scandal. 


Sorry if it was long and boring, I'm really bad at taking out useless parts when writing stuff.

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sun May 27, 2018 3:43 pm

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No that was not boring at all Happy


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I have said before how I came across SCANDAL but I will say it again for the new members, I saw a tiny advert for "Doll" in my daughter's 'Anime News' and I thought they were a live action version of K-On, I have been buying their CD's since then Happy



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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Mon May 28, 2018 12:07 am

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In a discord chat group I was discussing with some friends about girls hair, if it's better long or short. I was on the long side, but one of them posted a youtube video (STANDARD from perfect world dvd) and I fell in love with Mami instantly, and started watching every video (I hated Tomomi for a couple of weeks lol)
I'm watching and listening them everyday since then, which is somewhat weird, I never was a fan of any group, before them I only listened to videogame OST or anime openings

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Tue May 29, 2018 6:44 pm

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I've always loved Shonen Knife. While watching a video of some TV show that had S.K. and a bunch of other girl bands, I notice some cute girls in and thought, I'll check this out. First song I clicked on was SL Magic and I was hooked after that.

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:00 am

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My first exposure to Scandal was when I was incredibly lucky to be in Tower Records Osaka in 2009. Best Scandal was being played in the store. But not having yet accepted how much more expensive CD's were in Japan I didn't buy it (I am so stupid). So alas, I was forced to wait until a year later when my mother and sister-in-law came to visit. I love omiyage:) FYI this is my first post and I'm really happy to have finally registered on Scandal Heaven. I can't wait to see Scandal at HOB in September! (please feel free to critique this post. I am anxious to learn as I don't really have much forum experience)

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:00 pm

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planet3r wrote:My first exposure to Scandal was when I was incredibly lucky to be in Tower Records Osaka in 2009. Best Scandal was being played in the store. But not having yet accepted how much more expensive CD's were in Japan I didn't buy it (I am so stupid). So alas, I was forced to wait until a year later when my mother and sister-in-law came to visit. I love omiyage:) FYI this is my first post and I'm really happy to have finally registered on Scandal Heaven. I can't wait to see Scandal at HOB in September! (please feel free to critique this post. I am anxious to learn as I don't really have much forum experience)
Welcome to SH! Yeah, CDs are so expensive in Japan. They cost like 2-3 times than in other countries plus they come in multiple versions. Takes a toll on the wallet. Lol.

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My first experience with SCANDAL is same as most people Shoujo S, plus START from Star Ocean on the PSP. I wasn't really into music enough to bother looking for MVs or researching about bands so SCANDAL's songs really just ended up on my anime playlist. I just liked them enough that I downloaded whatever anime songs they had. They were kind of on the same level as FLOW and UVERworld to me in that I always liked whatever stuff they put out for anime, but I really knew zero about the band itself. Fast forward to earlier this year, I saw the Honey tour announcement on Facebook suggestions on my newsfeed. I was like "Hey! I know this band!" So I started looking them up: wiki pages, MVs, interviews, etc. Just binged on whatever I could find. The more I got to know about them, the more I was interested in the band itself. Their origin story, their funny interviews, the change of their sound thru the years, I was amazed by all of it. Aaaaand now I'm here. Love

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Re: How did you discover SCANDAL?
Posted on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:41 pm

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planet3r wrote:My first exposure to Scandal was when I was incredibly lucky to be in Tower Records Osaka in 2009. Best Scandal was being played in the store. But not having yet accepted how much more expensive CD's were in Japan I didn't buy it (I am so stupid). So alas, I was forced to wait until a year later when my mother and sister-in-law came to visit. I love omiyage:) FYI this is my first post and I'm really happy to have finally registered on Scandal Heaven. I can't wait to see Scandal at HOB in September! (please feel free to critique this post. I am anxious to learn as I don't really have much forum experience)
Hi planet3r! Welcome to SCANDAL Heaven! Congrats on the first post!
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I also heard that CDs at Japan are TERRIBLY EXPENSIVE so don't be too hard to yourself.  Although that's kinda of a wasted opportunity indeed. Haha.
Nothing to critique on your post, be assured. I'm a relatively new member here and also a relatively neophyte at forums too. Just keep on visiting this forum and you'll get the hang of it. 

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planet3r wrote:My first exposure to Scandal was when I was incredibly lucky to be in Tower Records Osaka in 2009. Best Scandal was being played in the store. But not having yet accepted how much more expensive CD's were in Japan I didn't buy it (I am so stupid). So alas, I was forced to wait until a year later when my mother and sister-in-law came to visit. I love omiyage:) FYI this is my first post and I'm really happy to have finally registered on Scandal Heaven. I can't wait to see Scandal at HOB in September! (please feel free to critique this post. I am anxious to learn as I don't really have much forum experience)
Welcome to SH! Yeah, CDs are so expensive in Japan. They cost like 2-3 times than in other countries plus they come in multiple versions. Takes a toll on the wallet. Lol.

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My first experience with SCANDAL is same as most people Shoujo S, plus START from Star Ocean on the PSP. I wasn't really into music enough to bother looking for MVs or researching about bands so SCANDAL's songs really just ended up on my anime playlist. I just liked them enough that I downloaded whatever anime songs they had. They were kind of on the same level as FLOW and UVERworld to me in that I always liked whatever stuff they put out for anime, but I really knew zero about the band itself. Fast forward to earlier this year, I saw the Honey tour announcement on Facebook suggestions on my newsfeed. I was like "Hey! I know this band!" So I started looking them up: wiki pages, MVs, interviews, etc. Just binged on whatever I could find. The more I got to know about them, the more I was interested in the band itself. Their origin story, their funny interviews, the change of their sound thru the years, I was amazed by all of it. Aaaaand now I'm here. Love
Wow, there are lots of us who was introduced to SCANDAL via the Shoujo S way! So you also become a full-fledged fan this year, eh?



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