Being newish to the Japanese music scene, I’ll admit that I’m not as familiar with Judy and Mary as some others may be. So while I may not be the best judge of how awesome this could turn out to be, I am looking forward to an upcoming tribute album, to be released on March 18.
Reading up on their history and seeing some of the tunes they’ve produced, things did begin to click in my head and perhaps a few bits of familiarity as well. What I’ll say tho, is that I’m most excited about is the list of artists who are giving this a go.
- Ikimono Gakari – Classic
- Ai Otsuka – LOVER SOUL
- Okuda Tamio – Sanpomichi
- Kimura Kaela – Happy?
- SHIGI – KYOTO
- SCANDAL - DAYDREAM
- school food punishment – Brand New Wave Upper Ground
- SUNEOHAIR – Chiisa na Koro kara
- Nakagawa Shouko – Sobakasu
- PUFFY – motto
- HALCALI – Lucky Pool
- Takeshi Hanzawa (FreeTEMPO) – RADIO
- Magokoro Brothers – Doki Doki
- Midori – Music Fighter
- mihimaru GT – Over Drive
15 artists for 15 years; a great line up, ne? Nakagawa Shouko had previously covered an opening theme from Rurouni Kenshin with 1/2, which I loved. She’s at it again similarly with Sobakasu, which I’ll definitely be looking forward to. Being familiar with a big chunk of the artists on the list is what’s really got me anticipating this, plus from my limited listening, Judy and Mary’s overall sound is great.
Hmm, so far it doesn’t look like I’m going to get my wish of fewer cover songs this year. Ah well, at least they’re breaking the resolution early and who am I to complain.