Grass Arcade

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Grass Arcade
Also known asGrass Arc.
OriginJapan
GenresRock, pop rock
Years active1998–1999
LabelsGarage Indies Zapping Association (1999)
Giza Studio (1999)
Associated actsHirohito Furui
WebsiteOfficial Website
Past membersSeri Kamimine
Kouji Ueno
Hiroyuki Wakita
Keishi Sanada

Grass Arcade was a Japanese rock-band under Giza Studio label active in 1999. Their management office was Ading.

Members[edit]

  • Seri Kamimine (上峰芹) - vocalist
  • Keishi Sanada (早灘圭志) - drummer and chorus
  • Kouji Ueno (上野幸司) - guitarist
  • Hiroyuki Wakita (脇田啓行) - bassist

History[edit]

The formation of band had begun in 1998 when Seri and Keishi were high school classmates. Later on summer 1998 Kouji and Hiroyuki joined and performed together street lives.[1]

On February 1999, along with first Giza Studio artists Sweet Velvet and New Cinema Tokage on same day they've made major debut with single Brave in double formats: 8 cm and 12 cm maxi single. The single was used as an opening theme for Anime television series Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo. The single reached #36 in Weekly Oricon rankings, charted for 2 weeks and sold over 10,000 copies.

On the same month they've released their first mini album ![2] under indies label Garage Indies Zapping Association. Mini album includes the demo version of the single Brave, b-side track So Long and two cover song by bands Happy End and The Spiders.

In June 1999 they released their second and final single Butterfly which was used as an theme song for NNS television program Tokoroteki Dazoku Kousa

In July 1999, there were plans to release debut album Sing-a-horic (with the disc code GZCA-1010), however during the recording the band has disbanded and as result the album was never released.

In September 1999, Hiroyuki left the band and in June 2000 joined to the band New Cinema Tokage as the replacement of the bassist.

In 2014, when they has crossed their 15th debut anniversary, Seri and Keishi has performed under name Grass Aracde in live session QUNIWO☆SONIC in live house Ogimachi Para-dice as a guest members for the band Robo&Peace.[3] Ueno and Hiroyuki weren't involved.

Discography[edit]

Mini album[edit]

Release Day Title Rank
1st 1999/10/20 ! UCR-001

Singles[edit]

Release Day Title Rank CD code
1st 1999/2/10 Brave 36[4] GZDA-1002
2nd 1999/6/23 Butterfly - GZDA-1007

Unreleased studio album[edit]

Release Day Title CD code
1st 1999/7/28 Sing-a-horic GZCA-1010

Magazine appearances[edit]

From Music Freak Magazine:

  • Vol.51 1999/February[5]
  • Vol.55 1999/June[6]
  • Vol.56 1999/July[7]

From J-Rock Magazine:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grass Arcade NEWS (BIOGRAPHY)". Being Music Fantasy (Web-Archived).
  2. ^ It's the official title don't erase it please
  3. ^ "Event page for Robo&Peace preseents Quniwo Sonic from the Facebook". Robo and Peace Facebook Page (Events).
  4. ^ "Brave (Grass Arcade)". Oricon News.
  5. ^ "Music Freak Magazine 1999 Releases". Official Website of Music Freak Magazine (in Japanese).
  6. ^ "Music Freak Magazine 1999 Releases". Official Website of Music Freak Magazine (in Japanese).
  7. ^ "Music Freak Magazine 1999 Releases". Official Website of Music Freak Magazine (in Japanese).
  8. ^ "Back Number 1999". Official Website of J Rock Magazine (in Japanese).
  9. ^ "Back Number 1999". Official Website of J Rock Magazine (in Japanese).
  10. ^ "Back Number 1999". Official Website of J Rock Magazine (in Japanese).

External links[edit]