Going Under Ground

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Going Under Ground
Also known as Going
Origin Okegawa, Saitama, Japan
Genres Rock, alternative rock, pop rock, emo (early)
Years active 1991–present
Labels DNA Capsules, John?, Sunnyside, Victor Entertainment, Pony Canyon
Website Going Under Ground official website
Members Matsumoto Sou
Nakazawa Hiroki
Ishihara Satoshi
Past members Itoh Yoichi
Kohno Takehiro

Going Under Ground (ゴーイング・アンダー・グラウンド?) is a Japanese alternative rock band, formed in Okegawa, Saitama, 1991. Sometimes referred to as just "Going", they got their name from the British hit single, "Going Underground" by The Jam.

Members[edit]

  • Matsumoto Sou – lead vocals, guitar
  • Nakazawa Hiroki – guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Ishihara Satoshi – bass, backing vocals

Past members[edit]

  • Itoh Yoichi – keyboards, percussion (left in 2009)
  • Kohno Takehiro – drums, percussion, guitar, violin (left in 2014)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • GOING UNDER GROUND (May 24, 2000, re-released in May 7, 2003 as enhanced CD with bonus tracks)
  • Kayowaki Energy (かよわきエナジー, "Feeble Energy", October 24, 2001)
  • Home (ホーム, September 11, 2002)
  • Heartbeat (ハートビート, October 22, 2003)
  • h.o.p.s. (February 9, 2005)
  • TUTTI (February 22, 2006)
  • Oyasumi Monster (おやすみモンスター, "Goodnight Monster", December 7, 2007)
  • LUCKY STAR (March 4, 2009)
  • Inagawa-Kun (稲川くん, April 27, 2011)
  • Roots & Routes (November 14, 2012)
  • Hitoribocchi ni Naru Hi no Tameni (ひとりぼっちになる日のために, "For a Day to Be All Alone", March 5, 2014)

Mini Albums[edit]

  • Cello (December 12, 1998)
  • Shishunki no Blues (思春期のブルース, "Puberty Blues", September 23, 1999)

Compilations[edit]

  • BEST OF GOING UNDER GROUND with YOU (June 28, 2006)
  • COMPLETE SINGLE COLLECTION 1998–2008 (May 21, 2008)

Singles[edit]

  • "Sakura ga Saitara" (桜が咲いたら, "When the Cherry Blossoms Bloom", April 21, 2000)
  • "Romantic Kaidō" (ロマンチック街道, Romantic City Street", September 3, 2000)
  • "Arrow" (アロー, March 10, 2001)
  • "Graffiti" (グラフティー, June 21, 2001)
  • "Sentiment Express" (センチメント・エキスプレス, September 19, 2001)
  • "Mirage" (ミラージュ, April 27, 2002)
  • "Rumble" (ランブル, July 10, 2002)
  • "Diary" (ダイアリー, May 7, 2003)
  • "Twilight" (トワイライト, September 24, 2003)
  • "Heartbeat" (ハートビート, January 21, 2004)
  • "Thank You" (サンキュー, September 22, 2004)
  • "Onaji Tsuki o Miteta" (同じ月を見てた, "We Were Looking at the Same Moon", December 8, 2004)
  • "Ageha" (アゲハ, "Swallowtail", February 9, 2005)
  • "STAND BY ME" (May 18, 2005)
  • "Kirari/Tomorrow's Song" (きらり/トゥモロウズ ソング, "Twinkle/Tomorrow's Song", August 17, 2005)
  • "Happy Birthday" (February 1, 2005)
  • "VISTA/Humming Life" (VISTA/ハミングライフ, May 3, 2006)
  • "Mune Ippai" (胸いっぱい, "Heartful", March 21, 2007)
  • "TWISTER" (June 13, 2007)
  • "Sakasama World" (さかさまワールド, "Upside Down World", October 17, 2007)
  • "Hatsukoi" (初恋, "First Love", March 19, 2008)
  • "Issho ni Kaerou" (いっしょに帰ろう, "Let's Go Home with Me", January 21, 2009)
  • "Listen to the Stereo!!" (Opening theme for the anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn!", May 19, 2010)
  • "LONG WAY TO GO" (November 23, 2010)
  • "Ai Nante" (愛なんて, November 2, 2011)
  • "Break through" (13th Opening for the anime Fairy Tail, November 14, 2012)
  • "the band" (May 11, 2016)

DVD[edit]

  • "every breath" (March 24, 2004)
  • "GOING UNDER GROUND TOUR TUTTI at BUDOKAN" (October 25, 2006)
  • "Tour 2008-2009 “LUCKY STAR” FINAL LIVE at 日比谷" (September 1, 2009)

Song use in media[edit]

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