The Blue Hearts – The Blue Hearts – Cassette
The Blue Hearts is the self-titled debut album by the Japanese punk rock band The Blue Hearts. It was released in 1987 and is considered one of the most influential and iconic punk albums in Japan.
The Blue Hearts’ self-titled album features fast and energetic punk rock songs with catchy melodies and lyrics that often tackle social and political issues. The band’s sound is characterized by raw guitar riffs, aggressive vocals, and a relentless punk spirit.
The Blue Hearts was a popular Japanese upbeat punk rock band. Its members were Hiroto Kōmoto (vocalist), Masatoshi Mashima (guitarist), Jun’nosuke Kawaguchi (Bassist) and Tetsuya Kajiwara (Drummer). The group made its major debut in May 1987. The Blue Hearts broke up in 1995 and Koumoto and Mashima went on to became the founding members of another band, The High-Lows.
Notable tracks from The Blue Hearts include “Linda Linda,” which became one of their most popular songs and a punk rock anthem in Japan. Other standout tracks include “no no no,” “be nice,” and “dance number.”
The album was well-received by fans and critics and helped establish The Blue Hearts as one of the leading punk rock bands in Japan. Their raw and rebellious sound, coupled with their socially conscious lyrics, resonated with a generation of youth in the late 1980s.
Some of their songs are popular, especially Train-Train which nowadays can be found in many karaokes. Their song Linda Linda was used in the 2005 Nintendo DS video game Ouendan, the 2004 drama Sekai no chūshin de, ai wo sakebu and the 2005 film Linda Linda Linda, the premise of which is a group of high school students bond while practicing The Blue Hearts’ songs for a school concert. A portion of the song is also used as the theme song for the podcast Ctrl+Alt+Chicken.
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic
i wanna a kiss
no no no