Misery (hide song)

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"Misery"
Single by hide
from the album Psyence
Released June 24, 1996
Genre Alternative rock
Label Universal Victor
Writer(s) hide
hide singles chronology
"Tell Me"
(1994)
"Misery"
(1996)
"Beauty & Stupid"
(1996)

"Misery" is the fifth single by Japanese musician hide, released on June 24, 1996. It reached number 3 on the Oricon chart.[1] On May 2, 2007, the single was re-released with a slightly different cover.[2] On August 4, 2010, it was re-released again as part of the second releases in "The Devolution Project", which was a release of hide's original eleven singles on picture disc vinyl.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by hide.

No. Title Length
1. "Misery" 5:01
2. "LEMONed I Scream" 2:49

Cover versions[edit]

"Misery" and "LEMONed I Scream" were covered by Glay and Shame respectively on the 1999 hide tribute album Tribute Spirits.[4] Glay performed their cover live on July 31, 1999 at their first Glay Expo, entitled Glay Expo '99 Survival, it was recorded and used as a b-side on their 2000 single "Happiness: Winter Remix". "Misery" was covered live by DaizyStripper at the hide memorial summit on May 3, 2008 and Hurdy Gurdy (Seizi Kimura of Zeppet Store) covered "LEMONed I Scream" later that same day.[5][6] A studio version of "Misery" by DaizyStripper appears on the Tribute II -Visual Spirits- tribute album, which was released on July 3, 2013.[7] May's covered the title track for Tribute VI -Female Spirits-, while Glay's version was remixed by Spread Beaver member INA for Tribute VII -Rock Spirits-. Both albums were released on December 18, 2013.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "hideのシングル売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ "hideの8cmシングル12cm化シリーズ第3弾、ついにリリース!". barks.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  3. ^ "hide singles on vinyl". tokyohive.com. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  4. ^ "hide TRIBUTE SPIRITS". amazon.co.jp (in Japanese). Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  5. ^ "hide Memorial Summit Day 1 - Part A". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  6. ^ "hide Memorial Summit Day 1 - Part B". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  7. ^ "Two hide Tribute Albums to be Released Simultaneously!". musicjapanplus.jp. Retrieved 2013-05-05. 
  8. ^ "hide Tribute VI -Female SPIRITS-". cdjapan.jp. Retrieved 2013-12-15. 
  9. ^ "hide Tribute VII -Rock SPIRITS-". cdjapan.jp. Retrieved 2013-12-15.