Berryz Koubou Ryuusei Boy Cover

Berryz Koubou’s 21st single comes in the form of a funky disco track.  From the first few notes I knew that this would be kick ass.  This is reminiscent of the up tempo tracks from Ongaku Gatas like Dakishimete… Namida and Seishun no Custard and that’s definitely a good thing in my books.

I also like this track because it squarely fits in what I play in my DJ sets.  I am so tempted to drop this in a mix, even if it will piss off more than a few of my regular House mix listeners.  In this case I may have to overrule all of you, because this is going into an upcoming set for sure.

I realize that H!P doesn’t allow remixes of their songs anymore (I have no idea why they stopped) but this track screams to have a few dance music producers put their spin on it.  If I could get a relatively clean sounding acapella of this I would totally work it.   Hint, hint, nudge nudge to any readers who would be so kind to provide one if  you can find it. =)

The line distribution here goes mostly to Miyabi & Risako with the other members getting thrown a few lines here & there.  What I liked was there were no artificial chipmunk effects added to the vocals.  Any chipmunking was all natural (/me points to Momoko).

The video is interesting enough with the group dressed in bright yellow dresses, dancing on a bright blue glowing disc in front of a desolate looking planet somewhere in space.  After a bunch of dancing that involves a  hell of a lot of hip thrusting, pointing in various directions & jumping around the girls turn into orbs of light & through the magic of Berryz bring life to a once lifeless planet.

I’m assuming whatever beings develop on said planet will dress like Mongols & sing about the virtues of raping & pillaging in front of a bunch of school children?  Will there be statues of the Berryz in various disco poses for all the citizens to worship?  What kind of folk songs and lore would one write about a bunch of Japanese girls who founded your planet & then left to go disco their way across the universe?

Sorry, went off topic… As with most Berryz videos Miyabi & Risako look yummy, Momoko looked eternally 12 & Yurina is fucking tall.  Have the other members of Berryz always been that short or is Yurina just that tall?  Anyway, great stuff.

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Watashi no Mirai no Dannasama / Ryusei Boy (Jacket A)(SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)

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Watashi no Mirai no Dannasama / Ryusei Boy (Jacket B)(SINGLE+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)

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Ryusei Boy / Watashi no Mirai no Dannasama (Jacket C)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)

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Ryusei Boy / Watashi no Mirai no Dannasama (Jacket D)(Normal Edition)(Japan Version)

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