when the kids sing out the future/ maybe, kids don’t need the masters/ just waiting for the little busters, oh yeah. yeah yeah yeah.

Unlike all the other kids these days, I do not have a fancy-schmancy mp3 player. This is because I don’t feel such a thing would be worth the investment (however, considering how often I travel on a daily basis, it probably would be, I’m just cheap.) Therefore, whenever I go out on extended road trips and the like, I bring along my bulky CD player and CD-catalog. Now, I usually listen to music on my PC, and usually just to the songs on my PC, as I can’t be arsed to import or push CDs in and out of the thing too much. So, basically what I’m saying is, I rarely listen to my CD collection. This is a shame, because there are a lot of great things in there. On my way to a wedding last night, I popped the second FLCL soundtrack into my portable CD player and fell in love with it all over again.

I don’t like rock music too much, but The Pillows have this kind of raw spirit that I just totally dig. However, the problem with the FLCL soundtrack is, while wild and cool, it is just a soundtrack, so most of the songs are instrumental. While that isn’t so bad, my favourite songs across the two discs are the ones with vocals. Crazy Sunsine, Blues Drive Monster and Last Dinosaur to name a few.

Thanks to FLCL’s success over here in the states, a lot of The Pillows’ records have been released domestically and can be acquired for cheap. So, what I’m asking is, anyone know any good Pillows records? If they are one of the domestic releases, that’d be even better. I’m trying to expand my musical taste beyond the anison a bit. Thanks.

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8 Responses to when the kids sing out the future/ maybe, kids don’t need the masters/ just waiting for the little busters, oh yeah. yeah yeah yeah.

  1. ik says:

    the third FLCL soundtrack has all songs with vocals.

  2. Calawain says:

    As the above poster said, the second OST is probably the weakest as it has a lot of drama tracks and stuff without vocals. The best of the three is the third OST, which you can get domestically without much problem. For a regular Pillows album I would recommend either My Foot or Thank You, My Twilight, those two would be my favorite.

  3. BrendantheJedi says:

    Thank You, My Twlight is definately one of their best CDs. I like the 3rd FLCL, since it has the vocal versions of all the songs, but I noticed the sound quality was a bit down. Penalty Life is also worth checking out, but it doesn’t have as much as one would expect.

  4. digitalboy says:

    yep, i’ve got the all-Pillows soundtrack too. It’s preetty good –
    I’m not a huge fan because I don’t think The Pillows are all that different from other indie bands, and i usually listen to much heavier stuff, but certain songs are just awesome (especially Hybrid Rainbow)

  5. Ah yes, I figured some of the songs may have been altered for the show. I’ll try and secure that third OST and the rest of the albums you guys mentioned. Thanks.

  6. Protodude says:

    the pillows are fuck awesome, but if you’re looking for other groups too might I recommend the following:
    Radwimps-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaCsYEAz2Fo
    Sambomaster-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn_DcAj62lQ&feature=related
    and Monkey Majik, who actually sings in english a lot of the time-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnwaS4TDyDk

  7. plounted says:

    i used to really like the pillows, but after a while, they just feel weak to me. there are only two or three songs i still like, most notably stalker goes to babylon.

    also, that newest whole album, third eye i think, was better than almost the entire…everything that came before it.

  8. ddogt says:

    the pillows are amazing, and I would also second the Sambomaster suggestion. they’ve got a lot of energy and power behind their music.

    as for good pillows albums, you can find the full versions of most songs of the FLCL soundtracks spread across the LITTLE BUSTERS, Happy Bivouac, and RUNNERS HIGH albums. Fool on the Planet is a greatest hits compilation that also includes several of the FLCL tracks, if you want something more compact. their two most recent albums, MY FOOT and Wake up! Wake up! Wake up! are also really good listening.