Der Zibet

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DER ZIBET
Origin Japan
Genres Rock
Years active 1984–1996, 2007–present
Labels Sixty, Columbia/Triad, BMG/Ariola, Pop Mania, Danger Crue
Website derzibet.com
Members Issay
Hikaru
Hal
Mayumi
Mahito

Der Zibet (stylized as DER ZIBET) is a Japanese rock band formed in 1984, which made its debut in 1985.[1] They went on an indefinite hiatus in 1996, but resumed activities in 2007.[1]

History[edit]

Der Zibet was formed in 1984 by vocalist Issay and bassist Hal, who were previously in a band called Issay and Suicides.[2] They were joined by guitarist Hikaru, drummer Mayumi and Mahito on keyboards. Only a year later, Mahito left the group just before they signed to a major record label (though he would continue to perform with them as a support member) and they released their debut album Violetter Ball.[2]

Their fourth album Garden was recorded in London in 1988, with the process was videotaped and released on VHS.[2] Der Zibet continued to put out many releases and collaborate with other artists, but after their 1996 live compilation album Ari the band went on hiatus.[2]

In 2007 Der Zibet resumed activities, with Mahito a full member again.[1] They released their thirteenth studio album Primitive on March 6, 2009.[3] On November 10, 2010, they released the album Kaikoteki Mirai ~ Nostalgic Future, which is composed of new songs as well as self cover, live and remix versions of songs from throughout their 25 year career.[4]

In 2012 they released two more studio albums, Romanoid 1 and Romanoid 2.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • Violetter Ball -Purple Ball- (Violetter Ball-紫色の舞踏会-, October 21, 1985)
  • Electric Moon and More (February 25, 1987)
  • Der Zibet (March 21, 1988)
  • Garden (November 21, 1988), Oricon Albums Chart Peak Position: #32[5]
  • Carnival (December 10, 1989)
  • Homo Demens (October 1, 1990)
  • Shishunki I -Upper Side- (思春期Ⅰ-Upper Side-, July 7, 1991
  • Shishunki II -Downer Side- (思春期Ⅱ-Downer Side-, October 21, 1991) #64[5]
  • Trash Land (March 24, 1993) #100[5]
  • Pop Mania (January 21, 1994) #100[5]
  • Green (April 21, 1995) #100[5]
  • Kirigirisu (キリギリス, March 24, 1996)
  • Primitive (March 6, 2009)
  • Romanoid 1 (April 26, 2012)
  • Romanoid 2 (August 15, 2012)
  • Nine Stories (ナイン・ストーリーズ) (December 25, 2013)
Singles
  • "Matsu Uta" (待つ歌, October 1, 1985)
  • "Girls -Radical Dance Mix!-" (May 21, 1986)
  • "Baby, I Want You" (February 25, 1987)
  • "Only "You", Only "Love"" (March 21, 1988)
  • "Blue Blue" (November 21, 1988)
  • "Funny Panic" (September 21, 1989)
  • "Mammoth no Yoru" (マンモスの夜, December 10, 1989)
  • "Akari wo Keshi te" (灯りを消して, October 1, 1990)
  • "Natsu no Nichi no Typhoon no Youni" (夏の日のタイフーンのように, January 21, 1993)
  • "Nire no ki no ue" (楡の木の上, March 23, 1994)
  • "Red Bitez (reD biteZ)" July 13, 2008)
Live albums
  • Official? -Live Anthology- (August 21, 1993)
Compilation albums
  • Selected '90-'91 Best (May 1, 1992)
  • Histric Flowers (March 24, 1993)
  • Ari (アリ, March 24, 1996)
  • Kaikoteki Mirai ~ Nostalgic Future (懐古的未来~NOSTALGIC FUTURE, November 10, 2010) #300[5]
Videos
  • Der Zibet in Concert Yo-Yo-Yo
  • Der Zibet in Garden
  • Live Mania
  • Live at Marz
  • Genshi Chikara Tsua (原始力ツアー)
  • Primitive Tour 2009 ~Winter~
  • Acoustic Mania

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Sakurai Atsushi Participating in New Album by Der Zibet!". musicjapanplus.jp. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d "DER ZIBET Profile". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-12-17. 
  3. ^ . "DER ZIBET's New Album". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  4. ^ "Der Zibetの25周年アルバムにBUCK-TICK櫻井敦司参加". natalie.mu (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-12-07. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f DER ZIBETのアルバム売り上げランキング. oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2011-12-07.

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