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08 January 2011 @ 03:13 pm
oh baby baby  

OKAY for the people who didn't hear me flail since it was announced: I WAS REALLY REALLY EXCITED FOR SUBARU BAND ON SCP. Now you are caught up for me saying IT LIVED UP TO ALL THE HYPE I WAS CREATING FOR MYSELF AND WAS IN FACT THE BEST THING EVEEERRRRR. And so, a breakdown:


First of all, I love that Taichi arranged it. ♥ I think he's a talented guy but also since Eito is lacking on the piano side of thing (I say with love for Hina), it's really cool to see what he does there. Plus I love how much he loves Wurlitzers.


HOT. Seriously, drummer Tacchon is the hottest version of Tacchon.



Okay, when this was first announced, I had a fleeting second of "Aw, Ryo has really joined the band, he should have been invited to the instrumental event! I bet he was bummed not to jam with Nagase." However, I'm going to let you guys into a little secret: this is actually my ideal band SCP set up. I mean, Ryo has already gotten that song with Taichi last Christmas and that whole thing with Kazuyoshi Saito on SCP. I have this thing where I feel in my heart that since there are so many talented band people in Eito, sometimes Yamada don't get enough attention for my taste. SHINE, YAMADA! TAKE THOSE EXTRA LINES, YAMADA! I'm so happy for them here. :)


Meanwhile Nagase is just being PRETTY. :)


YAY, WE'RE STARTING! See already I think it's cool that they didn't start with the distinctive guitar riff from the album and have this cool little keys part instead.



Eeeeeeee! We skip right to Yasu's lines, which used to be the secondary hook of the song! I'm all for them becoming the start. :)



Yay, they get a little more Ohkura vocals in by starting him off singing before the drums come in! He has such a strong voice but it does seem to take some work for him to play and sing at the same time. I'm always amazed when drummers sing lead while drumming anyway. :) I loooooove that "mieru kaNA" high note.




SUBARUUUUUU~ Delightful as always, he's just so flexible! I was kind of pleased they took out the harmony line here, you never need more than Subaru's voice. ♥ Though POOR YOKO, I keep imagining him listening to this part and being like "SO much better! They totally don't need me here!" Aw, bb… in my imagination. :)



NAGASE!! Seriously, to have him sing after Baru, I'm already like SOMEONE PINCH ME, AM I DREAMING, NO WAIT DON'T WAKE ME UP!! I totally don't mind at all that he took Yasu's lines and not many people could make me say that. ♥



THEY ARE SINGING TOGETHER, HELP, JOYFUL TEARS IN MY EYES ALREADY STARTED. For each having such distinct voices, I really like the combined effect. :D




EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! I'm SO SO GLAD that even with Nagase here, they gave Yasu a big guitar solo too! And not even the one in the song! I thought he'd just get that part! Though it does make sense, that was someone else's playing and this is the freedom to do his own. Sighhhhhh, I adore when we get to see he's such a talented kid. ♥


NAGASE. He just really loves music, he always seems so happy in whatever part he has, backing people up is just fine by him!



YAY! MARUUUUU~ SERIOUSLY. SERIOUSLY. What do I DO, all my favorites voices are being featured in solo lines one after another!



Aw! They kept the harmony from the CD here, which makes sense as he's drumming. At least I was pretty sure that was Yasu in the background, I really need to see this performed because my ear still has trouble picking out the high harmonies and I have a terrible tendency to create them all to Yasu when it's indistinguishable. XD That's one of the reasons I fell hard for him, I love that he takes that essential but totally unglamorous role so much. ♥



I'd say "Sorry, Hina!" but I don't think Hina would be hurt to hear Subaru do his lines. He'd just be able to focus on "Subaru is SO GOOD". And he IS. BARUUUUUUUUU~



Maru rocking out! Taichi looking so happy and satisfied! Eeeeeeee!




I really like those "ride on time" chord changes!



EEEEEEEEEEEE! NAGASE AND SUBARU AND YASU ON THE CHORUS! I DIDN'T EVEN DREAM THAT BIG!!



Oh Nagase, you are so good!


Eeeeeeeeee! MY LIFE IS COMPLETE NOW.



PERFECT CHOICE. I knew Nagase had to bring in something only he could bring. Obvs ANY keyboard Taichi added would be amazing but for Nagase to do slide guitar really made this special. I don't feel well versed enough in TOKIO to talk about their styles but I do associate that as a Nagase specialty. :DD





Good drumming, Tatsu! ;DD



Augh, all the jamming and head-bobbing!



Yasu and his tongue, OF COURSE. :DD


Maruuuuuu! It always takes me a while to actually start hearing the bass part but I always appreciate it when I do. :)




;_; I'M SO HAPPY



Yeahhhhhhh Maruman, work your line!




Eeeeeee, Yasu gets these Ryo lines! It's even the really dramatic Ryo lines. ♥ Before this aired, I thought Nagase might just take Ryo's part but the arrangement they made is so much better.


Wheeeeee!





;_;! They even managed to include a line of Subaru/Yasu harmony! I'm so happy since I really associate that with Baby Baby. ♥




The build! I actually really like that Subaru starts it off by himself. :)





AUGH. Okay, this is really the first time in life where I was like "Since when has Taichi been so hot??" hahaha, I like Taichi but before this hair style/sweater/intense rocking out/musical skill combination, I hadn't been particularly attrached to him. BABY BABY, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE. :DD





WAHHHHHHHHH, SUBASSAN HARMONY PLUS NAGASE COUNTERPOINT? HOW IS THIS SONG SO BRILLIANT??



*DIIIIIIIEEEEEESS*




Waaaaaaaahhhhh! They are just killing it.


OH BABY BABY



BARUUUUUUUUU~ Your voice is just so beautiful. ;_;


Thank you, SCP, thank you.



And we end where we started, the simple piano riff by Taichi and then Yasu joining on guitar, which I think is a nice callback on the center guitar riff on the original recording.


FAVORITE. SCP. PERFORMANCE. EVERRRRRRR.
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Lena: 8 Lovekhaus414 on January 8th, 2011 08:16 pm (UTC)
these are great screencaps!
this was also my new favorite SCP performance! seriously.... nagase... <3 AHHH!

aside from him, how is it possible that Ohkura is now hotter than EVER?!?! :*
Top: ∞: Music is HOTtopazera on January 13th, 2011 08:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That means a lot since I'm picking about all steps of screencapping and had to wait for the perfect file to cap from. :D

SERIOUSLY MY FAVORITE. I've said that before but I really mean it this time. ;)

I really love this HAIR on Ohkura. When it's styled all pushed up and forward? SO GOOD. It's that style that sold me on the blond too. ♥
Lena: 8 Lovekhaus414 on January 13th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
hahaha, we all always claim something be our favorite... until we find our new favorite!! don't worry! i'll keep it a secret! XP

but SERIOUSLY! ohkura. YUM. XD
madisonfink: Sho-chanmadisonfink on January 8th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
WHERE DO I GET THIS?! I need this in my life XD

Taichi has always been hot, and just UNFFF NAGASE WHAT IS THIS THAT YOU DO TO ME?! I'm oddly fond of Nagase's facial hair and I don't /even/ like facial hair XD (except on Nagase and Yoko apparently) but just unfff!!!!

Tacchon drumming! Yes this is the hottest Ohkura around, seriously.

Maru with his bass and Yasu with his guitar solo, I haven't even seen this but can already imagine the gloriousness that is this guitar solo

and Subaru! His voice is very distinct and I really really like it, and in combination with Nagase oh my someone please who do I have to thank? Oh wait, Johnny-san of course, but seriously Nagase and Subaru singing yes please!

*flails some more*
Top: ∞: Shibuyantopazera on January 8th, 2011 09:08 pm (UTC)
You're totally right, I should have said where you can get it! You find various smaller copies of Baby Baby at dozchan's post here. These caps were taken from the super nice HQ file I got from estherzax over here. :DD

I'll reply to the rest of your lovely comment in a minute but you clearly need these links ASAP. :DD
madisonfink: Arashi-Organizedmadisonfink on January 8th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
Clearly! XD thank you~! *glomps* 8D You're so good to me~~
madisonfinkmadisonfink on January 8th, 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
JUST WATCHED IT AND JUST
kdjf;akjtfriawmdcmaljrifoajw;kcanrigtiuoaejdvmcaijaerijklcmlakQWE$@(#"Q$(AMDS,....♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥!!!!!!!!

MY HEART! TOP IF ARASHI DIDN'T ALREADY OWN IT I WOULD GIVE IT TO YOU HELL, YOU HAVE PARTIAL RIGHTS TO IT!! THIS! EVERYTHING! NAGASE AND SUBARU SINGING TOGETHER IS FAR MORE GLORIOUS THAN ANYTHING I COULD EVER IMAGINE then the whole "oh baby baby" while Subaru and Yasu are singing/vocalizing ;o; my beating heart and Maru's voice is so amazing, and Ohkura's is so strong and he's so hot drumming and singing and I'm pretty sure Yasu is wearing a long denim skirt and that makes me even happier and just guh....*rewatches a couple more times*
Top: ∞: GOOD FACEtopazera on January 13th, 2011 09:23 pm (UTC)
AUGH AUGH AUGH, I CAN'T EVEN TALK ABOUT IT. I mean, this whole post already did but AKDJK;GKDLKAGD

UNFFFFFF EVERYBODYYYYYY It's all the TALENT being displayed here, that's totally it.

NAGASE AND SUBARU SINGING TOGETHER IS FAR MORE GLORIOUS THAN ANYTHING I COULD EVER IMAGINE
YES. YES. ALSO YES.

...Oh! In my original commentary (I lost a copy when my computer froze :( ) I noted that it wasn't until the very last shot when they pull back here that I noticed that I think Yasu is actually wearing pants. I love that I just assume Yasu is in a long denim skirt unless told otherwise. ♥

HAPPY TO HELP TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO WATCH. :DD
madisonfink: Aiba-chan smilingmadisonfink on January 13th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
XD becasue it's so good that all I can think of saying is ADFKLADLKF"WR@@I(RI#$R::DLFKLadnfakj;coadsmkca';f/a;dfak;ldn;fa and make flaily arm movements and some wounded animal noises because it just makes me so happy! and just :D

It totally is!

THE WORLD NEEDS MORE NAGASE AND SUBARU SINGING TOGETHER!! I'm sure it would solve the worlds problems!

LOL, when I realized he wasn't, I felt strangely disappointed, Yasu~ wear a long denim skirt~ or just a skirt in general~♥

THANK YOU A THOUSAND TIMES OVER :DD
Yo.: tunesinsipid_paragon on January 8th, 2011 09:36 pm (UTC)
or each having such distinct voices, I really like the combined effect. :D
Yes! I was really blown away by how well their very strong, very unique voices twined together.

I am incredibly partial to Maru's singing, always, it is a little ridiculous and I don't even understand it. But yeah, his singing bits were the ones that brought tears to my eyes even as I was grinning like a damn fool. Oh bb.

Aw and Yasu and Tacchon and Taichi and his content little bouncing, aw this is so good.
Top: ∞: Crumpled with LOVEtopazera on January 13th, 2011 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yes! I was really blown away by how well their very strong, very unique voices twined together.
I was excited to see how that would work but I think it was even better than I could guessed. Subaru's earthy, lower part of his range goes so well with Nagase. ♥

I am incredibly partial to Maru's singing, always, it is a little ridiculous and I don't even understand it.
AUGH, I know what you mean! There's some voices that just hit you right in the heart. I feel like I should have disclaimed that for me that is YASU. But I seriously adore the all the voices used here and AUGH, I wish Johnny's would do more acoustic things! I love the crack and the dancing too but there's not enough just singing for my tastes sometimes. :)

SO GOOD. ♥♥&hearts!!!
nana_komatsu7: Subassannana_komatsu7 on January 8th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
I'm going to watch it NOW. Too much to catch but I love how Taichi rearranges songs so I'm really looking forward this!
Top: ∞: 大切なひとtopazera on January 13th, 2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Oh YES, I think it is a wise decision to catch THIS even if you are low on fangirling time. But as you can see by this post, I am biased. ♥

I love how Taichi rearranges songs
AGREED. The other things I have been listening to a lot of this week are his arrangements of "Graduation" and "STAY WITH ME" for Heikeha on SCP. Taichi is seriously ACES. I really need to find out what in TOKIO they've had creative input on and listen to that. ♥
hello, hello: jun smileinscrupulaties on January 9th, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
maru! guitar! guitar! maru! this is enough for me to go watch this, and the rest of the je boys being there is a huge huge bonus!
Top: 嵐: Look at that magnificent plumage!topazera on January 13th, 2011 10:03 pm (UTC)
YES. THAT IS A GOOD REASON. Have you seen the Maru bass solo + Nakamaru beatboxing from Shounen Club? That was like my ultimate sighhhhhhhhhh~ INSTRUMENTAL SKILL IS HOT for him. ♥
hello, hello: jun smileinscrupulaties on January 15th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
WAITWHAT? SOLO? I will have to look this up asap! There is seriously nothing hotter than JE boys playing instruments ♥_♥ EVERYONE SHOULD PLAY INSTRUMENTS
Top: ∞: Music is HOTtopazera on January 15th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC)
YES, SOLO! It's the best. I personally often have trouble picking out the bass part when I'm just casually listening to something, so watching this the first time I was like "omg Maru is so good". No looking up needed, you can find it here! :DDD (Unrelatedly, it's also where I started really liking Nakamaru's voice. :D)

EVERYONE SHOULD PLAY INSTRUMENTS
YOU WILL FIND NO DISAGREEMENT FROM ME. ~SKILLS~ ARE SEXY.
Otai: RUotai on January 9th, 2011 04:49 pm (UTC)
Great screencaps X3 This preformance was really pure love.
I was shocked they sing "just go and..." becuse i wasn't even sure what did they sing, i couldn't hear that on orginal ver.
Top: ∞: Dorky Hirokitopazera on January 13th, 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I indulged myself and colored all the screencaps carefully this time. :D :D

I was shocked they sing "just go and..." becuse i wasn't even sure what did they sing, i couldn't hear that on orginal ver.
I'm pretty sure I misheard a word there too but now that I know the real version, I can't remember what I used to think it was! :DD
Aegis: hold meaegistheia on January 10th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
Oh man, I was just hopping around the Internet some, but this post- I don't even- there is too much love in here for me to even be coherent. Thank you for capping and sharing your thoughts on this performance - it was a really excellent flashback to my own initial reactions, much of which was, "asklfjadfkjgLKJAFJKSG" and ♥_________♥ and etc. ♥

On that note, I am also letting you know that I am friending your journal. It is filled with greatness and awesomeness, and I would like to keep up with your posts. ♥
Top: NC: Stalking is caring!topazera on January 13th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh, thanks so much for finding me and letting me know! I just knew I had to make a post about this performance even though it would be hard to turn my keysmashing into words. I just loved it SO MUCH, I could not move on with life without saying so. ♥♥

I hope you don't mind that I immediately friend you back! :DD I've thought well of you for a long while but I still hadn't pulled the friending trigger! :D YAY, I'm glad you did! Your journal seems like such a nice combination of thoughtful and loving. ♥
stringless_kitestringless_kite on January 10th, 2011 11:31 am (UTC)
& you've pretty much summed up my thoughts on their performance. Seriously. This was so beautiful. I was going to cry. lol. Btw, did you receive my christmas card? ;)
Top: FF: The Parasoltopazera on January 13th, 2011 10:11 pm (UTC)
I think this performance gave us all A LOT of feelings. I maaaaay have had tears in my eyes the first time I watched it. ♥

Btw, did you receive my christmas card? ;)
Oh yes! I'm sorry I haven't told you that already! I was planning to make a post in response to all my Christmas cards.. and then two never came. BUT YES, your enclosed picture made me happily laugh and is currently tucked in the corner of a picture frame. :) I'm glad I have a fellow Hanson fan on my flist too! Thanks for being so sweet and adding that touch! ♥
stringless_kitestringless_kite on January 19th, 2011 10:16 am (UTC)
I don't know what the heck, but they should do it more often with TOKIO. xD I couldn't get over it/will not get over it. The performance was AMAZING.

Naww! That's awesome :D <3 I'm glad you received it ;)
peaches in the creases of a plastic bag: Beaton: perhaps we should back away nowphrenk on January 11th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
I HAVE NO COHERENT RESPONSE TO THIS PERFORMANCE OF BABY BABY AND I NEVER WILL.
Top: ∞: Crumpled with LOVEtopazera on January 13th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC)
THAT IS MOST REASONABLE RESPONSE TO HAVE TO SUCH AN UNREASONABLY GOOD THING. ♥