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I hate the lips. I actually hide the cover art when I'm playing it on my MP3 player, so people don't think I'm listening to Rocky Horror (which I obviously also hate).
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If it's called "Beast" im hoping for this album to be as majorly rockin/party excitin as Hyde described as "Demons" dancin without care (not like moshing, but like the feeling you get when you hear the song Trouble)
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(05-17-2010, 07:56 PM)Billkwando Wrote: I hate the lips. I actually hide the cover art when I'm playing it on my MP3 player, so people don't think I'm listening to Rocky Horror (which I obviously also hate).

So I guess you'd get mad if I told you that...

I'M JUST A
SWEET TRANSVESTITE
FROM TRANSSEXUAL...
TRANSYLVANIAAAAAAAAAAAA

Okay not really, but for the sake of annoying you, I thought it would be a good idea to bring that up c:
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(05-17-2010, 04:10 PM)VAMPkito Wrote:
(05-17-2010, 03:49 PM)VAMPS + American Street Team + Wrote: Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the tour is actually called "VAMPS Live 2010 BEAST." The "VAMPS Live 2010 Beauty and the Beast" is in reference to the "men-only" (Beast) and "women-only" (Beauty) lives. But thanks for the heads-up, VAMPkito.

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You're probably right. I was reading in a rush and didn't understand 80% of it.

Call me crazy, but I don't think I like being referred to as a "beast." Time for a sex change operation!! =D (Nah, I kid, but I really would rather be called "Beauty" than "Beast.") I mean, I guess they're referring to "Beast" as in 'sexy beast' so it's not like it has an ugly connotation, but... well, I don't think I'd like to consider myself 'beast' in that sort of context either @_@ ....

Also, everyone be sure to keep attract of how many times I misspell "BEAST" as "BREAST" as that's bound to happen more than once >__>


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(05-17-2010, 08:21 PM)Hedelex Wrote: "VAMPS Live 2010 BREASTS TOUR."
I bet VAMPS would love that X-D
Sadly, it's also something I can picture VAMPS actually doing @_@;;;
HYDE and K.A.Z can have a tour of my breasts any day ;3... although since I'm a male, I doubt they would want to.
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(05-17-2010, 08:07 PM)VAMPkito Wrote: Okay not really, but for the sake of annoying you, I thought it would be a good idea to bring that up c:

LOL My wife owns the DVD. It not like I hate it hate it. I just don't like musicals. I do hate me some Meatloaf, but he's a good actor nowadays. Tim Curry does make me laugh, also.

But yeah. This actually kinda brings up my main gripe with Live Wire. If I wanted to listen to gemeric American rock, I would totally do that, and pay a lot less than $30 a CD. It's just one song, but it's like....I endured Sex Blood RnR & Hunting cos, like Hyde said "We created music especially for cool lives" but I didn't know they were just planning on being a party music band.

Granted, Cosmos, Sweet Dreams, Secret in my Heart, Redrum, those are songs that could be on any Hyde album. I guess I just think it's a shame that as they get a wider audience, it seems like people are missing out on some of the depth that Hyde's solo work (w/ KAZ too) has had in the past.

I still love their music, and I'm glad they're having fun. I just don't see how anyone could hold up Vamps and say that album is better than 666 or Faith.

It sounds harsher than I really mean it. I guess I'm saying that if the songs can be 100% awesome, why settle for 97%?
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(05-17-2010, 08:42 PM)Billkwando Wrote:
(05-17-2010, 08:07 PM)VAMPkito Wrote: Okay not really, but for the sake of annoying you, I thought it would be a good idea to bring that up c:

LOL My wife owns the DVD. It not like I hate it hate it. I just don't like musicals. I do hate me some Meatloaf, but he's a good actor nowadays. Tim Curry does make me laugh, also.

But yeah. This actually kinda brings up my main gripe with Live Wire. If I wanted to listen to gemeric American rock, I would totally do that, and pay a lot less than $30 a CD. It's just one song, but it's like....I endured Sex Blood RnR & Hunting cos, like Hyde said "We created music especially for cool lives" but I didn't know they were just planning on being a party music band.

Granted, Cosmos, Sweet Dreams, Secret in my Heart, Redrum, those are songs that could be on any Hyde album. I guess I just think it's a shame that as they get a wider audience, it seems like people are missing out on some of the depth that Hyde's solo work has had in the past.

I still love their msuic, and I'm glad they're having fun. I just don't see how anyone could hold up Vamps and say that album is better than 666 or Faith.

It sounds harsher than I really mean it. I guess I'm saying that if the songs can be 100% awesome, why settle for 97%?



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(05-17-2010, 08:42 PM)Billkwando Wrote:
(05-17-2010, 08:07 PM)VAMPkito Wrote: Okay not really, but for the sake of annoying you, I thought it would be a good idea to bring that up c:

LOL My wife owns the DVD. It not like I hate it hate it. I just don't like musicals. I do hate me some Meatloaf, but he's a good actor nowadays. Tim Curry does make me laugh, also.

But yeah. This actually kinda brings up my main gripe with Live Wire. If I wanted to listen to gemeric American rock, I would totally do that, and pay a lot less than $30 a CD. It's just one song, but it's like....I endured Sex Blood RnR & Hunting cos, like Hyde said "We created music especially for cool lives" but I didn't know they were just planning on being a party music band.

Granted, Cosmos, Sweet Dreams, Secret in my Heart, Redrum, those are songs that could be on any Hyde album. I guess I just think it's a shame that as they get a wider audience, it seems like people are missing out on some of the depth that Hyde's solo work (w/ KAZ too) has had in the past.

I still love their music, and I'm glad they're having fun. I just don't see how anyone could hold up Vamps and say that album is better than 666 or Faith.

It sounds harsher than I really mean it. I guess I'm saying that if the songs can be 100% awesome, why settle for 97%?


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But no one IS saying that "VAMPS" is better than "666" or "FAITH." When listening to VAMPS, you've got to keep an open mind about where they are coming from in terms of why they are writing the album. Are they writing to be deep and philosophical? No. Are they writing songs that would sound great when played live? Yes. And to be quite honest, I don't know how "Live Wire" could have been done better. It's a difficult song in itself to cover, especially since the guitar work of the original is what makes the song. They took it and made it their own. They worked hard to make the cover kick-ass and you know what? It shows. HYDE's pronounciation has greatly improved and to me, I think it's really cool to witness awesome musicians cover the songs by those they have been inspired by. It's like....their way of saying, "Thanks for lighting that fire within me." Or something.

But anyway, I don't want to sound like I'm totally bashing or flaming you, 'cause I am most definitely not. VAMPS may not write deep lyrics like "FAITH" or "666," but the music is still powerful enough to move me and inspire me. Again, this is all just my two cents, so yeah.... Rock on.

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(05-17-2010, 08:42 PM)Billkwando Wrote: LOL My wife owns the DVD. It not like I hate it hate it. I just don't like musicals. I do hate me some Meatloaf, but he's a good actor nowadays. Tim Curry does make me laugh, also.

But yeah. This actually kinda brings up my main gripe with Live Wire. If I wanted to listen to gemeric American rock, I would totally do that, and pay a lot less than $30 a CD. It's just one song, but it's like....I endured Sex Blood RnR & Hunting cos, like Hyde said "We created music especially for cool lives" but I didn't know they were just planning on being a party music band.

Granted, Cosmos, Sweet Dreams, Secret in my Heart, Redrum, those are songs that could be on any Hyde album. I guess I just think it's a shame that as they get a wider audience, it seems like people are missing out on some of the depth that Hyde's solo work (w/ KAZ too) has had in the past.

I still love their music, and I'm glad they're having fun. I just don't see how anyone could hold up Vamps and say that album is better than 666 or Faith.

It sounds harsher than I really mean it. I guess I'm saying that if the songs can be 100% awesome, why settle for 97%?
Well, to me, I don't think much has changed since the 666 and FAITH days. I know you're all thinking "OH, BUT IT HAS CHANGED. HE'S BECOME A BAD BOY" and yadda-yadda-yadda, but actually... he hasn't -become- a bad boy; he's always acted that way. (Also, the whole "K.A.Z NOW GETS MORE SPOTLIGHT AND IS AN ACTIVE PART OF THE BAND" is sort of invalid, as he got a lot of screen time beforehand too; granted not as much as he deserved or as much as he gets now, but compared to HIROKI and FURUTON, he was treated with a generous amount of attention) When people think of HYDE, they usually think of romantic and emotional works, so the first thing they think about is L'Arc, BUT when you mention his solo work, they think of FAITH, which is the undeniably the most emotional of all his albums, but they don't think of SWEET VANILLA, WORDS OF LOVE, and songs like that, which are very VAMPSy in my opinion. To me, songs like HUNTING and SEX BLOOD ROCK N' ROLL could also easily fit into one of HYDE's solo albums.

My only problem with the direction VAMPS has gone is the fact that tracks like HUNTING are often treated like full songs. I've said this many times before and I'll say it again: HUNTING is just a modified version of the HELLO live intro, and during lives, it still serves its purpose as an intro track to either HELLO or HIDEAWAY (whichever one they feel will be most beneficial to the live), BUT it's on the set list as a full song, not an intro track, which essentially means that, in reality, we get only 18 songs instead of the traditional 19, and the VAMPS LIVE 2009 U.S.A. DVD gets only 9 songs as opposed to 10.

I also disagree with your comment that they planned to be only a "party music" band. Like you said, the other songs could easily fit into a HYDE album, which is a dramatic, liek, 9 songs that are like that compared to about 4 songs that can technically be considered "party music." So to me, the original depth is still there. HOWEVER, I do see your point. I definitely prefer HYDE's more emotional, heart-felt albums, and FAITH was an amazing album that overflowed with amazing songs with lots of depth both in the lyrics and in the musical composition. It was, in my opinion, perfect; without a single bad song. 666 was close, but the aforementioned SWEET VANILLA and WORDS OF LOVE, while they are amazing songs, pale to compare with the rest of the songs. Those are the songs I compare to songs like LOVE ADDICT and SEX BLOOD ROCK N' ROLL. They are great songs, but aren't the songs that make the album amazing.

Although I don't know if I agree about LIVE WIRE sounding like generic American rock music, I see why you might say that. To me, it sounds a lot like HIDEAWAY so my only real complaint is that it sounds too much like something they've already put out.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that to me, 666, FAITH, VAMPS and eventually BEAST... well, while two of them may have been part of a completely different project, but I still get the same feeling when I'm listening to them, no difference at all (although I'll admit that when LOVE ADDICT came out, I was scared for the quality of the rest of the songs; I didn't like the fact that the CD art had a naked woman on it, and I didn't like the fact that the song was mostly about sex. HYDE's solo project debuted on a powerful note, evergreen, but VAMPS debuts with... LOVE ADDICT?)

But I guess I understand what you're getting at and although I don't exactly agree, I respect.
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(05-17-2010, 08:42 PM)Billkwando Wrote:
(05-17-2010, 08:07 PM)VAMPkito Wrote: Okay not really, but for the sake of annoying you, I thought it would be a good idea to bring that up c:

LOL My wife owns the DVD. It not like I hate it hate it. I just don't like musicals. I do hate me some Meatloaf, but he's a good actor nowadays. Tim Curry does make me laugh, also.

But yeah. This actually kinda brings up my main gripe with Live Wire. If I wanted to listen to gemeric American rock, I would totally do that, and pay a lot less than $30 a CD. It's just one song, but it's like....I endured Sex Blood RnR & Hunting cos, like Hyde said "We created music especially for cool lives" but I didn't know they were just planning on being a party music band.

Granted, Cosmos, Sweet Dreams, Secret in my Heart, Redrum, those are songs that could be on any Hyde album. I guess I just think it's a shame that as they get a wider audience, it seems like people are missing out on some of the depth that Hyde's solo work (w/ KAZ too) has had in the past.

I still love their music, and I'm glad they're having fun. I just don't see how anyone could hold up Vamps and say that album is better than 666 or Faith.

It sounds harsher than I really mean it. I guess I'm saying that if the songs can be 100% awesome, why settle for 97%?


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But no one IS saying that "VAMPS" is better than "666" or "FAITH." When listening to VAMPS, you've got to keep an open mind about where they are coming from in terms of why they are writing the album. Are they writing to be deep and philosophical? No. Are they writing songs that would sound great when played live? Yes. And to be quite honest, I don't know how "Live Wire" could have been done better. It's a difficult song in itself to cover, especially since the guitar work of the original is what makes the song. They took it and made it their own. They worked hard to make the cover kick-ass and you know what? It shows. HYDE's pronounciation has greatly improved and to me, I think it's really cool to witness awesome musicians cover the songs by those they have been inspired by. It's like....their way of saying, "Thanks for lighting that fire within me." Or something.

But anyway, I don't want to sound like I'm totally bashing or flaming you, 'cause I am most definitely not. VAMPS may not write deep lyrics like "FAITH" or "666," but the music is still powerful enough to move me and inspire me. Again, this is all just my two cents, so yeah.... Rock on.

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