Hysteric Blue

Hysteric Blue look like 100,000,000 yen and sound like at least half that.

Which is to say they are a poppy-punk-ska kind of band, more cute than anything else, that come up with catchy songs - almost all in Japanese, with some English punctuation.

Tama in particular looks great and sounds quite chirpy, even sings well enough, and Naoki and Takuya do an excellent job backing her up. Actually, it's the other way around (although it doesn't look that way promotionally since Tama's so cute...) and altogether they're a pretty tight trio.

[Baby Blue], their first album, is probably the poppiest of them all, with tons of energy and catchiness. [Wallaby] is more accomplished yet largely more of the same, and their latest collection, [bleu-bleu-bleu] takes more of an atmospheric turn - different, yet equally rewarding after a few listens.

Their Hey Hey Hey sets are always fun and so I assume they're good live. In the end it doesn't matter, because they sound quite swell on expensively imported CDs. Start with the first album, stay for the rest.

hysteric blue

Tama: Vocals
Naoki: Guitar
Takuya: Drums

 

 

Note: Naoki Arrested For Rape, Band Is Over

Guess I haven't been paying attention, but I just found out that Hysteric Blue has disbanded, due to the heinous crimes of Naoki Akamatsu, perpetrated in early 2004. Yeah, you can separate the music and the participants, but it all just taints the great sounds with a horrendous representatvive.

I might complete their discography later, if get around to it. Just know that [Junction], their last album, was great.

New Album Now Out

Milestone

[Milestone]
SRCL 5302, 3059 yen
2.20.2002

I haven't bought it yet, but the clips sound great. I'll report more when I get up to speed.

New Maxi Single out 1.23.2002!

Bayside Baby

[Bayside Baby]
SRCL 5282, 1,223 yen

Yet another fine single, this time harkening back to their second album. Listen to a sound clip of [Bayside Baby] (RA), or [Like or Love] (RA), and see what you think.

New Maxi Single out 10.24.2001!

Frustration Music

[Frustration Music]
SRCL 5237, 1,223 yen

Once again, some super-duper new music from our hysterical friends. Listen to two different sound clips here, and then track down the single, because [Frustration Music] is such a great song.

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albums

Baby Blue

1st Album:
[Baby Blue] JM
Sony-J SRCL4476
4.1.1999

Wallaby

2nd Album:
[Wallaby] JM
Sony-J SRCL4776
2.23.2000

bleu-bleu-bleu

3rd Album:
[bleu-bleu-bleu] JM
Sony-J SRCL 4978
1.24.2001

Milestone

4th Album:
[Milestone]
Sony-J SRCL 5302
2.20.2002

singles

1st Single:
[Rush]
Sony-J SRDL 4571
10.31.1998

2nd Single:
[Haru - Spring]
Sony-J SRDL 4595
1.21.1999

3rd Single:
[Little Trip]
Sony-J SRDL 4614
5.8.1999

4th Single:
[Naze]
Sony-J SRDL 4644
7.28.1999

5th Single:
[Futari Bochi]
Sony-J SRDL 4664?
10.20.1999

6th Single:
[Chokkan Paradise]
Sony-J SRDL 4680
1.26.2000

7th Single:
[Dear]
Sony-J SRDL 4686
3.29.2000

8th Single:
[Grow Up] JM
Sony-J SRCL4928
10.25.2000

9th Single:
[Daisuki] JM
Sony-J SRCL 4960
11.22.2000

10th Single:
[Reset Me]
Sony-J SRCL 5129
8.22.2001

11th Single:
[Frustration Music] JM
Sony-J SRCL 5237
10.24.2001

12th Single:
[Bayside Baby]
SRCL 5282
1.23.2002

music

hysteric blue

6.1.2006

Due to Naoki, Sony has removed all information about Hysteric Blue from their site.

All Hys@b [J/E]
Nice Fan Site

Hysteric Blue [J]
Under Construction

HysBlue @ POT [J]
Good Fan Site

Naoki's Site [J]
Good Fan Site

Hys@b RUSH! [J]
Great Fan Site

Hysteric Blue P.O.T. Station [J]
Good Fan Site

Zakkaya [J]
Lots of Links

I Love Hysteric Blue [J]
Good Fan Site

Yahoo Japan Hysteric Blue [J]

 

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