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November 01, 2004

Dir en Grey

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The Flea's quest for Japanese "visual rock" music in Toronto drew blank looks and no records in the computer at HMV's Canadian flagship store. There was a certain more goth than thou satisfaction to be had but I was left gloomy, nay morose, as I continue to pine for the musical stylings of whatever the heck Dir en Grey sounds like. MasaManiA has images of Dir en Grey fans to tide me over. Remember folks: you are Japanese (and Swedish) goths so no smiling!

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 1, 2004 09:44 AM

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Posted by: Flea at November 2, 2004 05:54 AM

HMV can find you Japanese artists like you can find a grain of salt in a pile of sugar. They have HMV Japan yet they can not import you Japanese artists, yet HMV Japan can import you Amercian stuff.

Posted by: Minako at November 10, 2004 05:09 AM

HMV Japan can get you American music because a lot of Japanese fans actually like certain bands... And you don't really want to pay CN$75 for a Japanese album at HMV

here's a reliable site in English if you have to buy some and be dissapointed.
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/list_from_code_banner.html?key=6902

They are Visual-kei. It's all about the band's looks and style, gushing about them with other fans, adoring your favorite member. The lyrics are surely appreciated by the fan but the music is most likely an afterthought and just there to hang the image on.

Posted by: ndkent at November 19, 2004 02:01 PM