T-Bolan

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T-Bolan
Origin Japan
Genres Pop rock
Years active 1990–1999, 2012-present
Labels Rock It Records (1991–1992)
Zain Records (1992–1999)
Website www.being.co.jp/t-bolan
Members Arashi Moritomo
Kazuyoshi Aoki
Takeshi Gomi
Hirofumi Ueno

T-Bolan was a Japanese rock band which debuted in 1991. Its members were vocal Arashi Moritomo, drummer Kazuyoshi Aoki, guitarist Takeshi Gomi, and bassist Hirofumi Ueno. The name of this band was inspired by T. Rex and its vocalist Marc Bolan.[1]

The band was formed in 1990. Their 1991 song "Hanashitaku wa Nai" (lit. "I do not want to release you") became a hit song in the cable broadcast.[2] After this success, the band released several hit songs and albums. Their 1993 song "Osaekirenai Kono Kimochi" (lit. "Inextinguishable This Heart") was used for the ending theme of Ichigo Hakusho (in which then-unknown Namie Amuro played a role). The single reached number 1 on the Japanese Oricon weekly charts, becoming their first number-one single. However, Morimoto suffered throat problems so his doctor advised that he should give up singing. Despite this, he was forced to perform a live concert on March 26, 1995. It became their final concert. After a long hiatus, the band officially disbanded in December 1999 and it was not until around 2010 that Morimoto finally regained his voice, he then began a solo career. After hearing fans wishing for the group to reform however, Morimoto and the rest of T-Bolan agreed to reunite in late 2012 and are set to go on a nationwide tour of 16 cities beginning in October 2012.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 'Kanashimi ga Itaiyo' (10 July 1991)
  • 'Hanashitakuwanai' (18 December 1991)
  • 'Just Illusion' (26 February 1992)
  • 'Sayonara kara Hajimeyo' (27 May 1992)
  • 'Jirettai Ai' (22 September 1992)
  • 'Bye for Now' (18 November 1992)
  • 'Osaekirenai Kono Kimochi' (10 February 1993)
  • 'Surechigai no Junjo' (10 March 1993)
  • 'Setsunasa wo Keseyashinai' (16 June 1993)
  • 'Wagamama ni Dakiaetanara' (10 November 1993)
  • 'Love' (11 May 1994)
  • 'Maria' (5 September 1994)
  • 'Shake It' (28 August 1995)
  • 'Ai no Tame ni Ai no Naka de' (20 November 1995)
  • 'Be Myself' (25 March 1996)

Albums[edit]

  • T-Bolan (21 November 1991)
  • Baby Blue (22 April 1992)
  • Natsu no Owari ni: Acoustic Version (22 September 1992)
  • So Bad (11 November 1992)
  • Heart of Stone (26 May 1993)
  • Looz (8 December 1993)
  • Natsu no Owari ni II: Lookin' for the Eighth Color of the Rainbow (6 August 1994)
  • Singles (8 August 1996)
  • Ballads (12 December 1996)

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Japanese) "亀田大毅が歌ったT-Bolanのルーツ! T.Rexの無料映像を配信!". Barks. 2006-06-08. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  2. ^ (Japanese) "T-Bolanが表現した"うた"そして"4ピースバンドとしての在り方"". Barks. 2008-01-09. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 

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