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TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE – ROAD TO BUDOKAN 2012 -Bad Flower- October 22, 2012

Filed under: TOKYO GIRLS' STYLE — solarblade @ 1:44 am

Track Listing

  1. Bad Flower
  2. LolitA☆Strawberry in summer
  3. Discord
  4. Bad Flower -Royal Mirrorball Mix- (CD only)
  5. Bad Flower (Instrumental)
  6. LolitA☆Strawberry in summer (Instrumental)
  7. Discord (Instrumental)

1. Bad Flower

As the leading track (and A-side), Bad Flower isn’t too much different from “Limited addiction” (or any of its leading songs) since it has a long intro and the overall feel is similar.  However, the song really stood out to me since it’s darker and has an eerie feel to it.  I’ve also noticed that these girls had some training because they sound great!  Especially some of the back girls who really sound powerful in the song.  It’s just a sweet and badass track from them ^_^!

2. LolitA☆Strawberry in summer

So we learned of this track because of the “Senkou Ongen” from the last single.  Though learning that it’s another cover of a different SweetS track (their first being “Love like candy floss”) is interesting…I wonder if avex is grooming them to be the next SweetS but more badass LOL.  I didn’t expect the track to open with acoustic guitar (almost made me think it was a country song).  Though it speeds up and the song begins.  I don’t think the track is as strong or as powerful as “Bad Flower” but for being a cover song, it’s a different take and I commend them for that. 

3. Discord

The other original track on the single starts off on a really cool synth melody and follows through with a pretty nifty 80’s new wave feel and guitarwork as well.  I actually thought this was pretty nostalgic but also quite strong from them…it’s dark (but not like “Bad Flower” dark….just dark tinted).  I was surprised they filtered the verses out but everything is clear…different but I like it.  Not bad for a B-side, one of their better ones in recent times.

4. Bad Flower -Royal Mirrorball Mix-

Of course the single ends with the signature remix and this time Bad Flower gets it.  Unlike the original’s dark rock feel, it’s given more of an 80’s feel (just like “Discord” but I kind of dig this one as well).  It gives the vocal melody a different feel for something and the identity of the song shifted but I don’t mind it because it’s smooth and catchy!  I’m starting to see Royal Mirroball really getting better at this now!

 

 

After taking a short break to train a little more, TG’S releases Bad Flower and I’m just surprised that this single was really good!  Bad Flower might have the same direction as “Limited addiction” but you can’t deny that the girls here sound AMAZING.  It even follows through with Discord which sounds really nice as well bearing a synth-focused melody.  Even the remix is just awesome to listen to and gives Bad Flower a different take.  The only track that disappointed me was their SweetS cover…it just wasn’t as good nor did it make much of an impact on the single…Yeah this single is a *RECOMMEND*

 

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