Electric Mole

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Electric Mole
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Blu-ray edition cover.
Video Live DVD by
ReleasedDecember 17, 2003
RecordedSeptember 27, 2003
GenreJ-pop, Live
Length120 minutes
LabelEMI Music Japan/Virgin Music
ProducerInoue Uni
Shiina Ringo chronology
Seiteki Healing ~Sono-San~ Electric Mole Dai Ikkai Ringohan Taikai no Moyou
Sugoroku Ecstasy
Tour by Shiina Ringo
Start dateAugust 23, 2003
End dateSeptember 21, 2003
September 27, 2003 (additional concert)
No. of shows10 (+1)
Shiina Ringo concert chronology

"Electric Mole (エレクトリック・モール)" is a concert video recorded on Ringo Shiina's nationwide "Sugoroku Ecstasy (雙六エクスタシー, Sugoroku Ecstasy)" tour in the summer of 2003. The DVD was released on December 17, 2003 by distributor Toshiba EMI/Virgin Music.

The first pressing of the DVD was available as a special limited edition, entitled "Hardcover Karakuri Book Shiyou (ハードカバー・カラクリ・ブック仕様, Hardcover Trick Book Style)" and included a book attached to the DVD case which included a photographic history of Shiina's life and musical activities over the past five years, as well as bonus video content on the DVD.

Outline[edit]

"Electric Mole" is a recording of the final concert of Shiina's nationwide 2003 "Sugoroku Ecstasy (雙六エクスタシー, Sugoroku Ecstasy)" tour, held at the Nippon Budokan. The concert showcases a variety of songs from her debut album "Muzai Moratorium", sophomore album "Shōso Strip", and cover album "Utaite Myōri: Sono Ichi".

Midway through the concert, footage cuts to a different night's performance, skipping the songs "Kōfukuron" and "Ringo no Uta", the debut of the latter, which were played live but did not make it onto the concert DVD. Consequently, some fans expressed disappointment with the way the footage was edited for the DVD.

As background video displayed during the concert shows Shiina's trademark mole disappearing from her left cheek, the DVD's title of "Electric Mole" is assumed to reference to this, and the way she later had the mole surgically removed in the winter of 2003.

DVD Contents[edit]

Track list[edit]

  1. Kōfukuron (Etsuraku-hen) (only first half part)
  2. Tsumi to Batsu
  3. Mayonaka wa Junketsu
  4. Dopperugengā (ドッペルゲンガー, Doppelganger)
  5. Okonomi de (おこのみで, As You Wish)
  6. Ishiki (意識, Consciousness)
  7. Suberidai (すべりだい, Slide)
  8. Kuroi Orufe (黒いオルフェ, Manhã de Carnaval)
  9. Marunouchi Sadistic
  10. Keikoku (警告, Caution)
  11. delayed brain (A cover of the song by Number Girl. She sang a part of this song a capella.)
  12. Torikoshigurō (とりこし苦労, Worrying Unnecessarily)
  13. Minato-machi Juusanbanchi (港町十三番地, Port City 13) (A cover of the song by Misora Hibari)
  14. Porutāgaisuto (ポルターガイスト, Poltergeists)
  15. Gips
  16. Meisai (迷彩, Camouflage)
  17. Kuki
    〜Encore1〜
  18. Shiroi Hana no Saku Koro (白い花の咲く頃, When White Flowers Bloom) (Partial performance. A cover of the song by Atsuo Okamoto.)
  19. Mr. Wonderful
  20. Tadashii Machi (正しい街, Correct City)
  21. Odaiji ni (おだいじに, Get Well Soon)
    〜Encore2〜
  22. Ringo no Uta (only first half)
    〜Special Bonus Video〜
  23. Suberidai (すべりだい, Slide)

Others[edit]

  • Studio rehearsal footage
  • Animated video

Sugoroku Ecstasy[edit]

"Shiina Ringo Jitsuen Tour (椎名林檎 実演ツアー, Shiina Ringo Stage Show Tour) Sugoroku Ecstasy (雙六エクスタシー, Sugoroku Ecstasy)" is the third nationwide concert tour by Ringo Shiina. The tour was in support of her third album Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana, though she performed material from her first two albums extensively, and spanned eight cities in prefectures across Japan, namely Tokyo, Aichi, Hiroshima, Hyougo, Kyoto, Hokkaido, Fukuoka and Okinawa. Two tour dates each were held in Tokyo and Fukuoka, for a total of ten. The tour initially spanned August 23 to September 21, with the final Budokan concert on September 27 added at the end.

This tour is characterized by a greater inclusion of cover songs than any of her past concerts.

A special limited edition Duesenberg DSR-SR Ringo Shiina model guitar, nicknamed the "Ichimatsu (市松, Check Pattern)" and patterned after Shiina's signature model electric guitar, was produced for sale by "Duesenberg Guitars" to commemorate the fifth anniversary of her debut.

Tour Dates[edit]

Date City Prefecture Venue
August 23, 2003 Shibuya Tokyo Shibuya Public Hall
August 24, 2003
August 27, 2003 Nagoya Aichi Nagoya Civic Hall
August 30, 2003 Hiroshima Hiroshima Wel-City Hiroshima
September 1, 2003 Kobe Hyōgo Kobe International Hall
September 3, 2003 Kyoto Kyoto Kyoto Kaikan First Hall
September 9, 2003 Hakodate Hokkaido Hakodate Civic Hall
September 16, 2003 Fukuoka Fukuoka Fukuoka Sunpalace
September 17, 2003
September 21, 2003 Ginowan Okinawa Okinawa Convention Center
Additional concert
September 27, 2003 Chiyoda Tokyo Nippon Budokan

Backing Band[edit]

This tour marks the formation of the band that would later be known as "Tokyo Jihen (東京事変, Tokyo Incidents)", although the members served as Shiina's backing band and were not formally introduced until the conclusion of the tour.

Tour members' names were written out in katakana with the exclusion of the final character. For example, keyboard player H ZHETT M's name was rendered as "ヒイズミ マサユ機" (Hiizumi Masayuki).

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