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


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


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


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


park23

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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


AngelBeats

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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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