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(Some Japanese Guy)   Sweet Home Yokohama, Japanese Lynyrd Skynyrd cover band   ( divider line
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4085 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Mar 2002 at 4:37 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-31 04:40:21 AM  
it would be more authentic if they died in a plane crash
2002-03-31 04:47:29 AM  
"it would be more authentic if they died in a plane crash"

And probably more merciful.

Saweet Homm Arabama!
2002-03-31 04:51:01 AM  
Their keyboard player's name (fzfŠ) is, if my katakana doesn't fail me, "Hori"
2002-03-31 04:51:05 AM  
Skynyrd never had a chick drummer. That just ruins the whole thing for me.

A little dedication, people...that's all I ask.
2002-03-31 04:52:32 AM  
Hata. I wonder if that has something to do with his hat. Hmm...
2002-03-31 04:53:21 AM  
I saw a cover band once bellowing...
"Takin' caw op beeeeezzzznissst epwy tay!!!"
I had another Asahi and thought they farkin' rocked...
2002-03-31 04:57:11 AM  

Click on the MORE BANDS LINK to see some more of that down home, Nagasaki-style pickin' and grinnin'.
2002-03-31 05:07:27 AM  
gotta love japanese rednecks

i also noticed that some of the other 'southern' bands on the more bands link cover some phish and grateful dead songs?
2002-03-31 05:11:09 AM  
don't be dissin', gaijins
2002-03-31 05:21:07 AM  
That is awesome.
2002-03-31 05:25:50 AM  
I like their name "Leotard Alabama"

2002-03-31 05:32:07 AM  
What do Lynard Syknard and the Japanese air force have in commom?

A bunch of Zeroes that crash and burn.
2002-03-31 05:35:37 AM  
Sacrilege! It's sacrilege I tell ya. Skynyrd will live forever, but not this way dang it.

This would be like Rosane sings Pavarotti.
2002-03-31 05:36:53 AM  
Lynyrd Skynyrd, sorry I misspelled their name. If that is the worst thing that happens to them they should consider themselves lucky. What? oh....
2002-03-31 05:46:28 AM  
That rebel flag just makes it all the more funnier.
2002-03-31 06:10:48 AM  
Lose the zero

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and get with the hero

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2002-03-31 06:20:12 AM  
2002-03-31 06:22:00 AM  
Guys, lemme tell you as an American living in Japan, that there are some kick-ass bands and guitarists over here, and I wouldn't be surprised if these guys could knock you on your ass. Mainstream Japanese pop is just bubblegum crap, can't stand any of it. But having lived here almost 8 years, if I look at trends in US music, I could righteously surmise that all of you are pantywaists listening to the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears, but I know it ain't so. Ask Clapton, Dylan, BB King, Dr. John, Aerosmith et. al. why they keep coming back to Japan every year, and they'll tell you that there are many knowledgeable and devoted fans in Japan. Three years ago at the annual Osaka Blues Carnival (Buddy Guy headlining in May), an unknown local band opened for BB King, and this guy did a mind-blowing, tire-smoking, nitro-burning rendition of Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Chile that tore the roof off the sucka. I don't know any of these bands, living far from Tokyo in Kyoto, but I have seen plenty of bands with real Rock and Roll
spirit. There are 3 country-western bars where I live in North Kyoto. How's that? One of them is owned by a dentist, who's office is downstairs. five days a week he's mild-mannered dentist Kenji Nagatomi, then Saturday night he's the singing cowboy, leader of Kenny and the Tennessee Five. steel guitar, fiddle, the works. authentic place, too. Guy plays at the Opry once a year, has recorded with Jordanaires, and more.
All I'm saying is, open your mind.
2002-03-31 06:23:18 AM  
Check out the names of the other Skynyrd cover bands on this poster:

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2002-03-31 06:29:05 AM  
PlanetKyoto: I have an open mind about music, but anyone, anywhere, doing covers of Lynyrd Skynyrd is going to be ridiculed. Just like Lynyrd Skynyrd. That they are Japanese just makes it amusing, like a Garth Brooks polka.
2002-03-31 06:47:07 AM  
2002-03-31 06:53:48 AM  
Fantastic headline
2002-03-31 07:21:19 AM  
(obligatory on-topic comment)
Skynyrd rules! Um, yeah.

This is the second time I've seen a Farker living in Japan. Just out of curiosity, any other Farkers in Korea? That would be sweet...
2002-03-31 07:27:56 AM  
You know, it's too bad there aren't any sound clips on the site; I woulda liked to hear what they sound like. At least, I couldn't find any, but then my Japanese vocabulary is pretty much limited to "schoolgirl", "tentacle" and "sodomy", so they could have a link somewhere on the site and I'm just not seeing it.
2002-03-31 08:30:51 AM  
You know, I didn't think a band would take it seriously when someone shouted "Play some Skynyrd!!" I have been proven wrong.
2002-03-31 08:45:50 AM  
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2002-03-31 08:46:19 AM  
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2002-03-31 09:32:39 AM  
Anyone remember "Loudness" ? They had that hell of a guitarist (can't remember is name, time for some Google)
2002-03-31 09:37:11 AM  
Akira Takasaki is his name. They were a Japanese Puffy hair metal band (Motley Crew, Ratt, etc)
2002-03-31 09:44:46 AM  
03-31-02 04:51:01 AM Arthur0Dent
Their keyboard player's name (fzfŠ) is, if my katakana doesn't fail me, "Hori"
If you need to brush up, check out this site.
Nifty little java program that helped me learn my kanas. Too bad I can't read kanji worth shiat. :(
2002-03-31 11:15:28 AM  
speaking of funny covers... has anyone here heard of Ani Difranco/ Jackie Chan cover of 'Unforgettable'?

yeah... is a classic.. and btw, the japanese have *the* best zeppelin cover band in the world... they are called 'cinnamon', I think.
2002-03-31 11:17:11 AM  
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Come'on, gimme a break. It had to be done!
2002-03-31 11:34:00 AM  
"Sweet home Arrabama... Rord I'm coming home to you"
2002-03-31 11:35:18 AM  

There are some really good Japanese bands, I swear! Right now I'm enjoying Schwein, a band made up of members from Buck Tick (a grat J-rock band) and KMFDM. Really good stuff.

I have a weakness for Malice Mizer, but more becuse they are so damn pretty.

2002-03-31 11:46:01 AM  
The "Nihon-jin" had some pretty cool metal bands back in the 80's (Loudness, EZO, Bow Wow), but my favorite Jap band has got to be Shonen Knife. 3 hot little geisha's who sing about wanting to be "Twist Barbie". Excellent!
2002-03-31 12:18:05 PM  
sometimes when nobody is home, i roll up a copy of "street survivors, the unauthorized biography" and put my ding-dong in it. then i make believe i'm a female jap
2002-03-31 12:20:11 PM  
2002-03-31 12:39:01 PM  
Rebel flag tattoo
Stinks of rotten ham and yells
"Play some Skynard, man!"

Mullet Haiku
2002-03-31 12:49:18 PM  
Angstmonger: Shonen Knife doing a cover of The Ramones' 'I Wanna Be Sedated' - a classic punk moment. I actually enjoy Shonen Knife's cover songs ('Daydream Believer', 'Top of the World', even The Rutles' 'Goose Step Mama') more than I enjoy their original stuff.
2002-03-31 12:58:19 PM  
No offense intended to the Nipponese, but do Japanese bands ever do anything original. Seems like all of them I've ever heard about are pathetic caricatures of some American style.
2002-03-31 01:33:45 PM  
Wow.... this is, suprisingly, one of the LEAST racist threads on Fark. And so far, I haven't seen any dumbasses mention "them damn hippy tree-huggin leftists" like they usually do.
2002-03-31 01:47:02 PM  
Screw the yellow freaks and the damn hippy tree-huggin leftists.
2002-03-31 01:47:32 PM  

How about...
"Gimme tree steps, gimme tree steps a honorable mister..."
2002-03-31 01:48:13 PM  
Shonen Knife, Taka Minekawa, Butter 08, Cibo Mato, The Boredoms, Yellow Magic Orchestra, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Melt Banana. There's lot's of good Japanese bands.

A great CD to find is, "Cambodia Rocks!" Late 60's and early 70's Cambodian and Vietnamese bands that mimiced American and English bands at the time for Gi's stationed over there. I haven't laughed so hard since the first time I heard Ween's "The Pod."
2002-03-31 01:59:19 PM  
I found a decent review of the CD, "Cambodia Rocks."

It's a great CD and the sound quality is suprisingly good. Great music to play if you have a knucklehead roommate and you want him to drive him insane.
2002-03-31 02:00:38 PM  
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2002-03-31 02:22:57 PM  
It's a crime that they don't have any audio on that site - I want to hear this, damnit!

2002-03-31 03:09:19 PM  
A (crappy) translation, thanks to our (crappy) friends at Altavista:

6 human groups which cover the Lynyrd Skynyrd hard lock, utilize.
When one time you hear, it is the band which had the splendid where it becomes the.
2002-03-31 03:10:52 PM  
Haha, of all the bands to cover . . . the confederate flag is a nice touch, too. Crazy. How does Japanese redneckspeak sound?
2002-03-31 03:24:09 PM  
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