Friday, December 18, 2009

Boris - Japanese Heavy Rock Hits Vol. 4 [7"] (2009) [24.96FLAC/FLAC/V0]

Here it is, surprise. Unlike the others this is just one song. Despite being very pop-rockish, mellowing out towards the end, it's actually quite listenable, nothing I'd keep on repeat for too long though. Wata shares her very average singing voice, sorry, she's a great guitarist but I really don't see why so many of the Boris fans want her to do more vocals.

At first I thought this whole 7" series was quite ridiculous, it seemed more like a folly to print expensive exclusive releases without actually much content. Now, I'm actually quite glad they didn't make an album out of these, it would've been a horrible album. Being a series of 7" singles it never really aroused much anticipation or expectation and is therefore a great excuse for being less than stellar. I understand that sometimes you just want to release material without having that perfectionist burden hanging over your shoulders, at least that's how I'd feel. I wouldn't pay 100$ for this on ebay myself, am I really that bad for wanting to listen to it anyway? Perhaps I am.

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14 comments:

  1. I'm beginning to miss your unusually amazing ugly music.

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  2. "Wata shares her very average singing voice, sorry, she's a great guitarist but I really don't see why so many of the Boris fans want her to do more vocals."

    Because she's female and when a band has one girl in a band a lot of people will drool over her whenever she does anything. Fetish objects really. And I completely agree what you said by the way. She did sound nice on She's So Heavy though, imho.

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  3. Thank you very much for posting the complete set. If you look at their recorded output this year, i agree it's very incoherent, but it's also opening up a few directions possibly worth developing (like the weirdo pop / funk of Black Original and Tokyo Wonder Land). If anything this series might have kept them from being stuck in a (however multidimensional) rut, plus there were at least some very good songs. At first i expected a cd version of this series, after listening to the complete set I'm not so sure. Still I remain intrigued what they will come up with next.
    Wata sounded great on Angel and Rainbow, btw.

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  4. @Talvi, I miss it too. I'll post some asap.

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  5. Sorry to be the pooper
    but I REALLY like this 4x7'' set
    I think it is pop-ish ,new and refreshing , sure Pink,Smile,Altar and Rainbow are better but these tracks are good!
    Actually the word ART comes to mind
    an artist or in this case a band should know when to redefine himself/themself
    and this is a new Boris in comparison to the early drone-days

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  6. Awesome Earth and Fire cover I must say.
    As for the vocals, I don't mind.

    Thanks for posting it!

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  7. I don't like her vocals either but remember it is Pop-Rock, and normally they don't have a very good vocalist. And also, pop-rock fans are not that enlightened to know what a real vocalist is and needs tod do.

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  8. Boris is an ecellent Rock Band. I love their style. In fact, I went to one of their concerts, and it was very nice. I screamed too much, and I kicked some guys

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  11. Willing to sell volume 4 to me? Email gabriel.john.strange@gmail.com

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