Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Bump of Chicken
The anti-SMAP brigade at uni have suggested that I actually introduce a band that most young people really like. They took a vote and Radwimps, Flumpool, Rip-Slyme, Kat-tun, Glay, Gackt and even Ikimonogakari made good running but the overwhelming winners were Bump of Chicken. Which is a pity because I think they are boring and bland. So my student will introduce them:
My favorite band is Bump of Chicken. They`re 4 people and consists of two guiters, base and dram. They`re rock musicians. They`re all from Chiba-Sakurai-shi. They met in their nursery school student. Their birth year is all 1979. Their brief is equality so they haven`t decide leader. They`re so cool!
Apparently, they chose their name because it means `cowards strike back`. They claim to be influenced by the Beatles (God knows how) and my students say their songs have beautiful and complex lyrics.
Well, try them. The first video, Namida no Furusato (Hometown Tears) will at least give you some idea of what a typical Japanese high school looks like. The second, `Danny`, is in English and will give you some idea of what a typical Japanese high school student`s English ability is like. Bloody awful.