Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina Momoclo Ban

Momoclo Ban

  1. Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina
  2. Rock and Roll All Nite
  3. Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina (off vocal ver.)
  4. Rock and Roll All Nite (off vocal ver.)

Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina Kiss Ban

KISS Ban

  1. Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina
  2. Rock and Roll All Nite
  3. Samurai Son
  4. Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina (off vocal ver.)
  5. Rock and Roll All Nite (off vocal ver.)
  6. Samurai Son (off vocal ver.)

Review

Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina is a collaboration between J-Pop idol group Momoiro Clover Z and American rock band KISS.

Given the musical madness both these groups create this may not be as hard rocking or bombastic as KISS or Momoiro Clover Z fans would like. And that is most likely the only real complaint about this collaboration. The song is stuck in low gear the majority of the time so that may bore those with short attention spans or unrealistically high expectations.

The b-sides you get will depend on what version of the single you buy. The Momoclo ban version features a cover of KISS’ Rock and Roll All Nite and the KISS ban version has the additional song Samurai Son.

Both are points of interest with perhaps the cover of Rock and Roll Nite being the track that garners the most attention. Momoiro Clover Z’s English pronunciation isn’t the greatest but they should be comprehensible enough to native English speakers to understand the lyrics.

KISS purists may not enjoy the Momoclo swag being placed on a classic rock staple but it is what it is. At least it fits the youthful enthusiasm of Momoiro Clover Z. Can you imagine them covering Beth instead? Didn’t think so.

My initial impression of the song from watching the PV was that it was a fairly decent collision of two worlds. And after listening to it in a higher quality I still feel that way. It’s not the greatest, most epic collaboration ever but I think it’s something that is worth giving a quick listen to if you’re a fan of either group or are just curious about what all the hype is about.

Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina (Momoclo Ban)

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Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina (KISS Ban)

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Yume no Ukiyo ni Saitemina

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