DENKI GROOVE – EDISON POWER [EJISON-DEN] (2000)

lyrics by TAKKYU ISHINO & PIERRE TAKI
music by TAKKYU ISHINO & DJ TASAKA

A mystery of a song, but very Denki Groove. Seven full minutes of seemingly meaningless lyrics, sound effects, and a fun beat. 2000’s VOXXX is generally a pretty good album, even if it’s a bit more on the experimental side compared to some of the band’s other albums (save for “Nothing’s Gonna Change,” there’s a dearth of real pop singles).

There are rumors on the internet that this song was banned from radio airplay in Japan due to “causing unease in listeners,” but I can’t substantiate this claim. Fun to think it might be true, but also I don’t know who in their right mind would play this song in the first place.

Translation and notes under the cut:

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DENKI GROOVE – N.O. (1994)

lyrics and music by TAKKYU ISHINO

There’s a translation of this song floating around on the Internet already, but I wasn’t happy with it, so I decided I’d try my hand at it, partially because I don’t want to only post Togawa content here.

This was one of Denki Groove’s biggest hits, reaching #6 on the Oricon and living in pop culture afterwards. More modern weebs would probably know them for doing the opening theme for Devilman Crybaby, which is actually pretty good.

Translation and notes are under the cut:

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