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October 12, 2004

I saw Puffy AmiYumi at The Fillmore last night. I first heard about them when I found out that they did the theme song for the Teen Titans.

According to Japan Today (thanks for the link, Melanie), most Japanese bands don't hit it big in the U.S. unless they can sing in English. I say, Fuck English! If a band rocks, they rock in whatever language they happen to speak. Personally, I can't understand most of the lyrics I hear when they are sung in English anyway.

At a couple of points in the show, Ami and Yumi read from speeches they had prepared in English. It was very cute. I even enjoyed the banter between them and their band (drums, guitar, two (2!) basses, and keyboard) in Japanese, even though I understood only a small portion of it.

They really rocked. They did actually play Teen Titans, which brought the house down, but their other songs (sung mostly in Japanese) were just as excellent. Luckily, I have lots of room on my iPod for them.

Posted at October 12, 2004 09:41 AM


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