After the violation of hide’s grave, I’ve decided to dedicate this week to him and X-Japan; to honor his memory in times when others don’t. This is for all of you who loves hide.
I’ll start with something that might cheer us up a little. It might be needed, since I guess a lot of you – just like me – got very upset by the news.
This is an very old TV-reportage where a silly looking reporter knocks on the door to a very young Yoshiki. They take a look at his apartment and I must say that Yoshiki’s hair was awesome back then. I’m sorry for the bad quality. As I said, it’s an old video. First there’s an interview that unfortunately isn’t subbed in English, and then follows silly games which seems to be popular in Japan.
Some claims that this is hide’s first performance as a X-member. The funniest part is when they visit a restaurant and a bit blunt performs the song “Orgasm”. Here you get a good look at the young hide. The girls at the restaurant probably had no idea that these guys would become such great legends one day.
Well, if I had been sitting there, I would probably wonder what the heck these guys were doing. The climax of this video is when Toshi climbs up on the guests chairs and by accident breaks the interior. Awkward moment I guess. Even a tough guy like Toshi got disconcerted. ^^
I just love to watch this.
Changed name: from X to X JAPAN 1992 to distinguish from an American punk group with the same name.
|Guitar: hide (Hideto Matsumoto) (松本秀人)
Dec 13th 1964
May 2nd 1998
|Bass: TAIJI (Sawada Taiji) (沢田 泰司)
July 12th 1966
July 17th 2011
- Vo. Toshi → DYNAMITE → NOISE → X → X JAPAN, TOSHI(solo) → TOSHI(solo), X JAPAN, TOSHI with T-HEART → ToshI, X JAPAN
- Gt. Pata → Black Rose → JUDY → X → X JAPAN, PATA(solo) → P.A.F. → Dope HEADz → Ra:IN → Ra:IN, X JAPAN
- Gt. Sugizo → PINOCCHIO → KASHIMIR → LUNA SEA → SUGIZO(solo) → LUNA SEA → SUGIZO[solo], SUGIZO & THE SPANK YOUR JUICE, SHAG → The FLARE, SUGIZO[solo], SHAG → SUGIZO[solo], SHAG, S.T.K. → SUGIZO[solo], SHAG, S.T.K., S.K.I.N., Juno Reactor, X JAPAN → SUGIZO[solo], SHAG, S.T.K., S.K.I.N., Juno Reactor, X JAPAN, LUNA SEA
- Ba. Heath → PARANOIA → Chaos Mode → Beet Sweet → Sweet Death → Majestic Isabelle → Media Youth → PARANOIA → X JAPAN → X JAPAN, HEATH(solo) → HEATH(solo) → HEATH(solo), Dope HEADz → HEATH(solo), RATS → HEATH(solo), Lynx → X JAPAN, HEATH(solo) → X JAPAN, TOSHI with T-EARTH→ X JAPAN, HEATH(solo)
- Dr&Pi. YOSHIKI → DYNAMITE → NOISE → X → X, V2 → X JAPAN, YOSHIKI(solo) → YOSHIKI(solo) → VIOLET UK, globe, YOSHIKI(solo) → VIOLET UK, YOSHIKI(solo), S.K.I.N. → VIOLET UK, X JAPAN, S.K.I.N.
- Gt. hide → (SABER TIGER→SAVER TIGER) → X → X JAPAN, hide(solo) → hide with Spread Beaver, zilch → [deceased May 2nd 1998]
- Ba. TAIJI → TRASH → DEMENTIA → PLOWER → X → FATIMA, DEAD WIRE → X → LOUDNESS → D.T.R., Kings → D.T.R. → Cloud Nine → Otokaze → Taiji with Heaven’s, The Killing Red Addiction, D.T.R., Cloud Nine, TSP → [deceased July 17th 2011]