Talk:Genki Rockets

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Article creation[edit]

Everything is sourced from their official website and Myspace. Kat, Queen of Typos 07:09, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I'm still working on the article, and am going to explain why it is notable. Kat, Queen of Typos 07:19, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
I have put in a section on their uniqueness, hopefully satisfying notability. However, I am still working on the article. Kat, Queen of Typos 07:23, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

You are using their own website and MySpace pages as the main sources, neither of which are considered reliable sources. If they have not released an album, charted on a recognized chart, or actually received a notable award (not just a nomination), then they do not pass notability standards for bands and the article should be deleted. Realkyhick 07:40, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Again, they are notable for being unique in using holograms as their only "face" and using unnamed musicians. Kat, Queen of Typos 07:48, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Notability. Articles that seem to have obviously non-notable subjects are not eligible for speedy deletion unless the article does not assert the importance or significance of its subject. If the article gives a claim that might be construed as making the subject notable, it should be taken to a wider forum. Wp:csd Kat, Queen of Typos 07:59, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

In other words[edit]

I guess my point is that where before in history have you seen a band and not known how many musicians were in it, or even what instruments they play, let alone their names or faces? They are only represented by a fictional character. I don't understand how that could not be notable. I respectfully request a chance at more Wikipedians discussing this, whether through a full AFD discussion or whatever. Kat, Queen of Typos 08:15, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Genki Rockets is not a band, it is a musical/visual project (similar to the Gorillaz). GR's "live" shows are similar to a DJ performance: the tracks are pre-recorded/mixed and are accompanied by visuals of Lumi performing on large projection screens. The DJ spinning the tracks is usually visible at the shows, but wears a costume to conceal his/her identity. It is most probable that not only do Mizuguchi and Tamai write the songs (for which they are credited), but also record the songs as well. As they are dance/electronica tracks, it's very likely that the songs are created using synthesizers and computer software, with Rhodes and Miyahara providing the vocals. There is no band, and the article really needs to be re-structured to reflect the fact. Here is a YT video of a GR live show, just to give an idea of what the "band" actually is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvD09E3-D5I ~Zargabaath 12:20, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Live Earth Performance[edit]

This band played the Live Earth concert in Japan. See the official link [1]. This source describes Genki Rockets as

"..the brainchild of Tetsuya Mizuguchi, who heads up Q-Entertainment; the company created Genki Rockets exclusively for the video games Lumines II and Lumines Live, fashioning the vocals by sampling and then mixing together several female singers."

—Official Microsoft description, [Live Earth on MSN]

This fulfills Wikipedia's Criteria for musicians and ensembles (10) - "Has performed music for a work of media that is notable, e.g. a theme for a network television show, performance in a television show or notable film, inclusion on a compilation album, etc."

I am now removing the deletion tag from this article. Zylox 18:15, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

The article was indeed kept per its AfD discussion, but in the future, please do not remove AfD tags from the article until the discussion is closed. Thanks. — TKD::Talk 20:55, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
I was not aware of the separate AfD discussion page. My apologies. Zylox 12:17, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

YouTube Live Tokyo Performance[edit]

This band played in YouTube Live on the Japanese YouTube site and had an 8 minute video. I have taken the liberty of putting the section in and linking to the actual video where they played the song, and added a short description on how it is different from other concerts. It would be appreciated to add onto it if you have anymore insight to this event, saw something new, or thought I missed something. Thank you. --Link740 (talk) 12:30, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

It is important to note: there is no band, but rather a DJ spinning the tracks. ~Zargabaath 12:34, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Infobox Pic[edit]

Can I take a screenshot of a Genki Rockets live performance from youtube and upload that as the infobox pic? --FlamingCobra (talk) 15:20, 29 June 2011 (UTC)

There is no band to take a picture of. The music is "performed" by a DJ spinning the tracks, and Lumi "singing" via large LED projection screens. I have attended two of GR's live shows, however, none of my photos would be particularly useable in this instance. A screencap from YT might be useful. ~Zargabaath 12:45, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

Lumi and the ISS[edit]

I'd like to know the source of the tidbit saying Lumi was born on the International Space Station. I've seen a few sources saying she was born in space, but nothing about the ISS.--68.204.141.149 (talk) 04:24, 20 October 2013 (UTC)