Cascade (band)

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Cascade
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, new wave, pop rock, pop punk
Years active 1993–2002, 2009-present
Labels Universal/Polydor, Victor, Amuse Soft Entertainment
Website Official site
Members Tama
Masashi
Hiroshi
Past members Makko
Q-Shi
Miyuki
Kagemary

Cascade (stylized as CASCADE) is a Japanese visual kei rock band, with a sound not typical of others in the movement, in that it is strongly influenced by new wave music.[1][2] The band formed in 1993 and disbanded in August 2002,[1] but six years later the band reunited and released a new album in 2009, Vivo.

Cascade's song "S.O.S. Romantic" was covered by Mix Speakers, Inc on the compilation Crush! -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs-, which was released on January 26, 2011 and features current visual kei bands covering songs from bands that were important to the '90s visual kei movement.[3] Their song "Flowers of Romance" was covered by Adapter. on Crush! 2 -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs-, its sequel released on November 23, 2011.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Tama (Vocals) was born on January 13, in Kyoto.
  • Masashi (Guitar) was born on November 30, in Kagosima.
  • Hiroshi (Drums) was born September 18, in Okayama.
Former members
  • Kagemary (Synth)
  • Miyuki (Bass)
  • Q-Shi (Drums)
  • Makko (Bass) was born on June 24, in Yamanashi.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Narikiri Bonnie and Clyde" (なりきりボニー&クライド, 1996/9/21)
  • "Oh Yeah Baby" (1997/3/21)
  • "Yellow Yellow Fire" (1997/6/21)
  • "Super Car" (スーパーカー, 1997/11/21) Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 30[5]
  • "S.O.S Romantic" (S.O.S ロマンティック, 1998/4/22) Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 17[5]
  • "Flowers of Romance" (1998/8/12) Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 5[5]
  • "Cuckoo" (1998/11/11) Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 10[5]
  • "Memories" (メモリーズ, 1999/1/27) Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 13[5]
  • "Azayakana Kiseki" (アザヤカナキセキ, 1999/2/24) Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 26[5]
  • "Dance Capriccio" (1999/10/27) Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 15[5]
  • "Congracche" (コングラッチェ, 2000/1/26) 9th Ending Theme of Japanese Anime Kindaichi Case Files, Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 28[5]
  • "Tokyo Darling" (TOKYOダーリン, 2000/5/17)
  • "Sexy, Sexy," (2000/11/16) Ending Theme of Japanese Anime Ghost Stories, Oricon Weekly Single Chart Top Position: 25[5]
  • "Strawberry Moon" (2001/4/25)
  • "Partiful Saruman Life" (2010/4/13)
  • "Bonnou Hakusho Part 2" (2011/2/2)

Albums[edit]

  • Viva! (1995/11/22) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 55[6]
  • Beautiful Human Life (1996/3/23) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 71[6]
  • Samurai Man (サムライマン, 1996/10/23) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 49[6]
  • Apollo Exercise (1997/3/25)
  • Yellow Magical Typhoon (1997/7/24) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 31[6]
  • 80*60=98 (1998/6/17) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 6[6]
  • Kodomo Z (コドモZ, 1999/3/25) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 8[6]
  • Piaza (ピアザ, 2000/2/23) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 18[6]
  • Adrenalin No.5 (2000/6/14) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 15[6]
  • Butterfly Limited Express (2001/6/13) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 33[6]
  • Viva Nice Best (2002/9/19) Oricon Weekly Album Chart Top Position: 46[6]
  • Vivo (2009/4/15)
  • Magallanica (2010/5/19)

Video releases[edit]

  • Macaroni (マカロニ, 1996/6/21) VHS
  • Teritori-Machinegun (1997/4/23) VHS
  • Kageki na Bouryoku (カゲキな暴力 CASCADE SHOW AT BUDOKAN, 1998/3/21) VHS
  • Komanchi (コマンチ, 1999/6/23) VHS and DVD
  • Risutora Shite Kudasai yo (リストラして下さいよ。, 2000/11/8)
  • Viva Nice DVD (2002/11/21) DVD
  • Last Tour 2002 Omise Dekinai Noga Zannen Desuga (ラストツアー2002 お見せできないのが残念ですが Live at Osaka, 2002/11/21) DVD
  • Adios (2003/8/30) DVD

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oricon Artist Profile Retrieved Aug 28, 2007
  2. ^ CD Journal Band Profile Retrieved Aug 28, 2007
  3. ^ "Mix Speakers, Inc covers "S.O.S. Romantic"". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-03-06. 
  4. ^ "Aoi, Moran, and more to release ’90s Visual Kei cover album". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i www.oricon.co.jp Cascade Single Rankings Retrieved February 20, 2011
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j www.oricon.co.jp Cascade Album Rankings Retrieved February 20, 2011

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