History Music / Loudness

8th Apr '18 10:13:33 AM nombretomado
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* RearrangeTheSong: Repeatedly. Most {{egregious}}ly with ''On The Prowl'' (which almost entirely consists of rearranged songs) and ''Rockshocks'' (which entirely consists of rearranged songs). Another example would be "Ares's Lament" from ''Disillusion'' which shows up virtually unchanged as "So Lonely" on ''Hurricane Eyes.'' Also with "The Eternal Soldiers" for which the music is a complete remix of "Death Machine" from ''King of Pain'' even if the words are changed.

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* RearrangeTheSong: Repeatedly. Most {{egregious}}ly JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly with ''On The Prowl'' (which almost entirely consists of rearranged songs) and ''Rockshocks'' (which entirely consists of rearranged songs). Another example would be "Ares's Lament" from ''Disillusion'' which shows up virtually unchanged as "So Lonely" on ''Hurricane Eyes.'' Also with "The Eternal Soldiers" for which the music is a complete remix of "Death Machine" from ''King of Pain'' even if the words are changed.
26th Jan '18 6:41:22 PM SmytheOrdo
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* ''Rise To Glory''(LP)- 2018
6th Jan '18 8:56:10 PM nombretomado
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The original lineup consisted of Music/AkiraTakasaki (guitar), Music/MinoruNiihara (vocals), Music/MunetakaHiguchi (drums), and Masayoshi Yamashita (bass). Takasaki and Higuchi had formerly been members of the band Lazy (which also included singer [[JAMProject Hironobu Kageyama]]), which disbanded earlier that year; Niihara had earlier been the bassist/singer in the band Earthshaker (although he left before they made any records). The band's early musical style was in line with the first generation and second generation (such as the NWOBHM scene) of heavy metal, especially Music/{{Rainbow}} (Ritchie Blackmore having been one of Takasaki's main musical influences; notice that his previous band was named after a Music/DeepPurple song).

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The original lineup consisted of Music/AkiraTakasaki (guitar), Music/MinoruNiihara (vocals), Music/MunetakaHiguchi (drums), and Masayoshi Yamashita (bass). Takasaki and Higuchi had formerly been members of the band Lazy (which also included singer [[JAMProject [[Music/JAMProject Hironobu Kageyama]]), which disbanded earlier that year; Niihara had earlier been the bassist/singer in the band Earthshaker (although he left before they made any records). The band's early musical style was in line with the first generation and second generation (such as the NWOBHM scene) of heavy metal, especially Music/{{Rainbow}} (Ritchie Blackmore having been one of Takasaki's main musical influences; notice that his previous band was named after a Music/DeepPurple song).
28th Dec '17 6:17:33 PM nombretomado
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* CoverVersion: During the time when Masaki Yamada was in the band, "House of 1000 Pleasures" by Yamada's previous band EZO was in their live repertoire (featured on the 1993 live album ''Once and for All'' and on the 1992 concert video ''Welcome to the Slaughter House''). 1994 live album ''Loud 'n' Raw'' includes a cover of Music/DeepPurple's "Speed King". As for other bands covering Loudness songs, Music/{{Therion}} covered "Crazy Nights" on their 1999 album ''Crowning of Atlantis'', and there have also been two Loudness tribute albums (one from 2001, the other from 2003). One of Music/XJapan's very first live performances in the 80s (when the band consisted only of Yoshiki and Toshi) was "In The Mirror," and {{Galneryus}} once covered "Soldier of Fortune" in the Yama-B days.

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* CoverVersion: During the time when Masaki Yamada was in the band, "House of 1000 Pleasures" by Yamada's previous band EZO was in their live repertoire (featured on the 1993 live album ''Once and for All'' and on the 1992 concert video ''Welcome to the Slaughter House''). 1994 live album ''Loud 'n' Raw'' includes a cover of Music/DeepPurple's "Speed King". As for other bands covering Loudness songs, Music/{{Therion}} covered "Crazy Nights" on their 1999 album ''Crowning of Atlantis'', and there have also been two Loudness tribute albums (one from 2001, the other from 2003). One of Music/XJapan's very first live performances in the 80s (when the band consisted only of Yoshiki and Toshi) was "In The Mirror," and {{Galneryus}} Music/{{Galneryus}} once covered "Soldier of Fortune" in the Yama-B days.
5th Sep '17 12:36:11 PM SeptimusHeap
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* CoverVersion: During the time when Masaki Yamada was in the band, "House of 1000 Pleasures" by Yamada's previous band EZO was in their live repertoire (featured on the 1993 live album ''Once and for All'' and on the 1992 concert video ''Welcome to the Slaughter House''). 1994 live album ''Loud 'n' Raw'' includes a cover of Music/DeepPurple's "Speed King". As for other bands covering Loudness songs, Music/{{Therion}} covered "Crazy Nights" on their 1999 album ''Crowning of Atlantis'', and there have also been two Loudness tribute albums (one from 2001, the other from 2003). One of XJapan's very first live performances in the 80s (when the band consisted only of Yoshiki and Toshi) was "In The Mirror," and {{Galneryus}} once covered "Soldier of Fortune" in the Yama-B days.

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* CoverVersion: During the time when Masaki Yamada was in the band, "House of 1000 Pleasures" by Yamada's previous band EZO was in their live repertoire (featured on the 1993 live album ''Once and for All'' and on the 1992 concert video ''Welcome to the Slaughter House''). 1994 live album ''Loud 'n' Raw'' includes a cover of Music/DeepPurple's "Speed King". As for other bands covering Loudness songs, Music/{{Therion}} covered "Crazy Nights" on their 1999 album ''Crowning of Atlantis'', and there have also been two Loudness tribute albums (one from 2001, the other from 2003). One of XJapan's Music/XJapan's very first live performances in the 80s (when the band consisted only of Yoshiki and Toshi) was "In The Mirror," and {{Galneryus}} once covered "Soldier of Fortune" in the Yama-B days.



* {{Guyliner}}: Masaki Yamada often wore this onstage in both EZO and Loudness. Music/TaijiSawada tended to wear it as an artifact of his far heavier makeup from his time in the VisualKei band [[XJapan X]].

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* {{Guyliner}}: Masaki Yamada often wore this onstage in both EZO and Loudness. Music/TaijiSawada tended to wear it as an artifact of his far heavier makeup from his time in the VisualKei band [[XJapan [[Music/XJapan X]].
17th Jul '17 4:38:05 AM StFan
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This lineup did not last long; in 1993, both Sawada and Higuchi left, leaving Takasaki as the only original member still in the band. Higuchi was replaced by Yamada's former bandmate Hirotsugu "Hiro" Honma, and guitarist Takasaki temporarily took on the role of bassist for the next studio album (''Heavy Metal Hippies'', 1994). Afterwards, new bassist Naoto Shibata (formerly from the band Anthem) joined, and this lineup recorded three studio albums throughout the late 1990s (which, unlike all their earlier albums, were released by a small record company, "Rooms Records", owned by Tak Matsumoto of the band B'z). The band's musical style throughout 1994-1999 remained very heavy, but slower than on the self-titled album, with influences from contemporary musical styles such as {{groove metal}} and {{post-grunge}}.

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This lineup did not last long; in 1993, both Sawada and Higuchi left, leaving Takasaki as the only original member still in the band. Higuchi was replaced by Yamada's former bandmate Hirotsugu "Hiro" Honma, and guitarist Takasaki temporarily took on the role of bassist for the next studio album (''Heavy Metal Hippies'', 1994). Afterwards, new bassist Naoto Shibata (formerly from the band Anthem) joined, and this lineup recorded three studio albums throughout the late 1990s (which, unlike all their earlier albums, were released by a small record company, "Rooms Records", owned by Tak Matsumoto of the band B'z). The band's musical style throughout 1994-1999 remained very heavy, but slower than on the self-titled album, with influences from contemporary musical styles such as {{groove metal}} GrooveMetal and {{post-grunge}}.
PostGrunge.
2nd May '17 11:48:45 PM RevolutionStone
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* BannedInChina: Loudness has been ''banned from entering the USA,'' possibly permanently, due to either paperwork errors, the Trump administration, or some combination thereof.
2nd May '17 11:47:33 PM RevolutionStone
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* BannedInChina: Loudness has been ''banned from entering the USA,'' possibly permanently, due to either paperwork errors, the Trump administration, or some combination thereof.
15th Apr '17 7:50:51 AM DustSnitch
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* ReligionRantSong: A few. Some overlap with ProtestSongs (most notable being "King of Pain," which if the EpilepticTree that it refers to {{Jesus}} rather than to a PresidentEvil or a CorruptCorporateExecutive was true, would make it a Type 1). "Racing The Wind" is a type 1. "Broken Jesus" is arguably a type 2. "Apocalypse" is a type 1. "Babylon" is a type 2. "Desperate Religion" is a type 2 or 3.

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* ReligionRantSong: A few. Some overlap with ProtestSongs (most notable being "King of Pain," which if the EpilepticTree that it refers to {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} rather than to a PresidentEvil or a CorruptCorporateExecutive was true, would make it a Type 1). "Racing The Wind" is a type 1. "Broken Jesus" is arguably a type 2. "Apocalypse" is a type 1. "Babylon" is a type 2. "Desperate Religion" is a type 2 or 3.
27th Jan '17 4:25:39 PM Xtifr
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** In the 1992-94 era, almost everyone was a WalkingShirtlessScene at times. AkiraTakasaki was in the ''Once And For All'' live, and TaijiSawada was in at least one photoshoot (which is the only place all of his tattoos can be seen).

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** In the 1992-94 era, almost everyone was a WalkingShirtlessScene at times. AkiraTakasaki Akira Takasaki was in the ''Once And For All'' live, and TaijiSawada Taiji Sawada was in at least one photoshoot (which is the only place all of his tattoos can be seen).
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