Are You "Fried Chickenz"??

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Are You "Fried Chickenz"??
Gackt areyoufried.jpg
Compilation album by Gackt
Released June 23, 2010
Genre Alternative rock, art rock, hard rock, neo-progressive rock, symphonic rock
Length 63:00
Label Nippon Crown
Producer Gackt
Gackt chronology
Re:Born
(2009)
Are You "Fried Chickenz"??
(2010)
The Eleventh Day: Single Collection
(2010)

Are You "Fried Chickenz"?? is Japanese recording artist Gackt's fifth compilation album, released on June 23, 2010 in Japan by his former label Nippon Crown. First a solo project, it became a newly formed band which besides Japan two times toured Europe.

Overview[edit]

Prior to the transfer announcement to Avex in 2010, separately from Gackt's solo career was organized a band "Yellow Fried Chickenz", which name refers to human cowardice.[1] Although in the beginning it was meant to be a solo project, a new band was founded.[2][3] The first event by the band was the male-only concert on March 21, 2010, at Kawasaki's Citta Club.[4][5] Besides the nationwide tour in June and August,[6] from July 16, Gackt with the band made his first appearance touring Europe, performing at sold-out clubs in London, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, and Bochum.[7][8]

In July and August 2011, the band toured Europe for the second time, besides previous cities, also visiting Cologne, Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, Warszawa, Leipzig, Stockholm and Moscow,[9] and later toured across Japan.[10][11][12][13] With both parts from the tour was donated revenue to the Japanese Red Cross. A year later on July 4, at the concert in Nippon Budokan the group was disbanded.[14][15]

Several records were released from the band, a live album in 2011 from the 2010 European recording, studio album in 2012, two singles, and several video recordings.[16]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Gackt C.; all music composed by Gackt C. (except M-9,M-12,M-14).

No. Title Length
1. "Zan" (斬~ZAN~ "Slash")  
2. "Dybbuk"  
3. "Nine Spiral"  
4. "Speed Master"  
5. "Lu:na"  
6. "Kimi ga Matteiru Kara" (君が待っているから "Because You Are Waiting")  
7. "Mind Forest"  
8. "White Eyes"  
9. "Justified"  
10. "Jesus"  
11. "Flower"  
12. "Kagero"  
13. "Uncontrol KyoukiRanbu edition (Mar. 21, 2010 Live ver.)" (UNCONTROL ♂狂喜乱舞edition♂ (Mar. 21, 2010 LIVE ver.))  
14. "Justified (Mar. 21, 2010 Live ver.)"  

Chart Performance[edit]

Oricon sales charts[edit]

Release Provider(s) Chart Peak position Sales total
June 23, 2010 Oricon Weekly Albums 10 12,404
/ / 21,514

Billboard Japan[edit]

Provider(s) Chart Peak
position
Billboard Top Albums 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gackt、男性限定ライブで女性限定「音漏れを聞くチケット」発売" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-03-18. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  2. ^ Jennifer (2011-12-11). "Interview with Yellow Fried Chickenz at V-Rock Fes 2011". Nippon Project. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ Sarah (2011-12-15). "Yellow Fried Chickenz Won't Forget". Purple Sky Magazine. Retrieved December 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Gackt to hold concert just for men". Japan Today. 2010-03-20. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gackt、新天地ツアーは70分スピードライブ「ついてこい!オラー!」" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2010-06-11. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Gackt、エイベックスへの移籍を発表". barks.jp (in Japanese). Global Plus. 2010-04-17. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Gackt ends his European tour". TokyoHive. 6Theory Media. 2010-07-26. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Gackt、猛暑をさらに熱くした初ヨーロッパツアーが終了". barks.jp (in Japanese). Global Plus. 2010-07-26. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Gackt率いるバンド、欧州ツアー初日に1000人のファンが集結" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-02-22. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  10. ^ "『V-Rock Festival '11』チケット先行は29日まで" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-08-18. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Gackt率いるYFC、6万人動員ツアースタート" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-09-16. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Yellow Fried Chickenz、水着着用限定ライブを開催" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-09-26. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Yellow Fried Chickenz、国内ツアー最終公演で6500人熱狂" (in Japanese). Oricon. 2011-11-07. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Gackt、39歳誕生日に1万人とYellow Fried Chickenz解散ライヴ。「たかだか1ミュージシャンだけど、夢を叶えるっていうのはいくつになっても関係ない。」". barks.jp (in Japanese). Global Plus. 2012-07-05. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 
  15. ^ Claire (2012-11-06). "Yellow Fried Chickenz to Disband". jame-world.com. Japanese Music Entertainiment. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Yellow Fried Chickenz Discography" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved July 15, 2014. 

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