Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cute Japanese High School Girls Singing... Heavy Metal? Must Be Seen/ Heard to be Believed.

Once again, Japan has the market on weird cornered. I was just turned onto this band by a friend.... Make that ex-friend.

Japan has all sorts of cute stuff and tons of cute pop stars. So cute that you want to strangle them all.... Well , maybe excepting this one. 

I don't know what to make of this... It's a new artist from Toys Factory. Toys Factory was a good label twenty years ago. The person responsible for this, though, should be shot.

But, you've got to see this to believe it. It's called "Baby Metal." Leave it to Japan to create a "cute" heavy metal group.

This is some girls from Sakura Gakuin, which sounds like a school named "Cherry Blossom School" but I suspect that this isn't a school at all. It also says that "Baby Metal is the Heavy Music section of Cherry Blossom School."

Most probably Sakura Gakuin is the name of some crappy cute girls band... Let me check for you....


Oh, my freaking Jesus God in plaid! It is! Sakura Gakuin is more cute crap from pop hell!... That makes Baby Metal, cute heavy metal from... well... Hell, I guess (so if heavy metal is from hell it's supposed to be good, like Spinal Tap, right?) 

Click on the video... if you dare!

Jeez. Seriously there are people who actually buy this crap.... The girls are cute.... Just wish they'd shut their mouths....

Baby Metal... Or Sakura Gakuin.... Pick your poison. What kind of twisted and demented soul would take the girls from Sakura Gakuin and make a heavy metal unit!?.... Seriously, there are some very sick individuals running around. 

Baby Metal and Sakura Gakuin: Only in Japan. Enjoy! Er, if you can!  

"Oh Lordy, what hath befallen us?" - Exodus 16 Jackson 5


diego.a said...

It's even worse: J-pop trying to disguise itself as a girl-friendly version of heavy metal.

There are so many things wrong with it ON SO MANY LEVELS, I bet you had a hard time trying to focus where to start.

I bet next year your frienemy will try to get you to join his Hello Kitty biker gang. That is the only way he can top this.

mikeintokyorogers said...

Hello Kitty Biker Gang!? WHAT A BRILLIANT MONEY MAKING IDEA!!!! We'll be rich!

boo said...

Sorry, I don't understand what is supposed to be weird about this. Best viewed on a large full screen.

Steve McClure said...

Dear Mr. Rogers,

A very Happy New Year to you and yours. Thank you for sharing these examples of refined Japanese culture with us. While some may find Japan's continuing fetishization of high-school girls troubling and indicative of a collective lack of maturity and fear of female sexuality on the part of the male population, I like to think that it springs from a refreshing sense of innocence that has nothing to do with sick, depraved, Lolitaesque, pederastic tendencies that would be considered immoral if not illegal in most countries. Take North Korea (please), where music videos feature include crass displays of militarism which offer a glaring contrast with the wholesome images you have been so kind to disseminate through your esteemed online organ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwa5_-KiRHY

mikeintokyorogers said...

Boo san & McClure san,
You guys crack me up. Steve! I wouldn't kick those North Korean girls out of bed for eating government approved rice crackers.

True Story: Sandii & the Sunsetz, Go-Bang's and Rodney Bingenheimer and Me.

Some readers might know that I am a disc jockey in Japan. I have been doing this a long time.  Long ago, I was the assistant for the lege...