Saturday, October 09, 2004

Braving the Typhoon For Lucy and Plectrum 2

Advantage Lucy Posted by Hello

I’ve gushed frequently and at length about the Tokyo guitar pop band advantage Lucy in the pages of Japan Live, but up until now I didn’t have any photos of their live shows. Part of the reason for that is they haven’t played much in the last half a year. They’ve been busy recording a new album. In any case, here's a glimpse of what they look like.

The members of Lucy said after the show that, at the rehearsals, their playing was a mess and everything came together only tonight. I wouldn’t have known if they hadn’t said so. It was another fantastic Lucy show, the sort that lets me forget all worldly concerns.

Advantage Lucy's rhythm section. Posted by Hello

Lucy Singer Aiko’s voice is distinct, one that is high and slightly whiney in an attractive way. There’s no mistaking that voice on the radio. She sings to beautifully melodic pop music crafted by guitarist Yoshiharu Ishizaka.

They played several new songs tonight, including ‘Glider’, Everything’ and ‘Is This Love’. I’ve listened to their old songs so much, if they were vinyl records the surfaces would be worn down. So, it’s refreshing to listen to these new, good songs. And it was nice to hear once again that they are in the final stages of putting together their new album.

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