Razzle Dazzle (album)

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Razzle Dazzle
Razzle Dazzle (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 13, 2010
Recorded2010 at Victor Studio, Prim Sound Studio Form, Galva Studio, Hitokuchi-zaka Studios, Sound Studio Dali
Length63:14
LabelAriola Japan
ProducerBuck-Tick
Buck-Tick chronology
Memento Mori
(2009)
Razzle Dazzle
(2010)
Catalogue Victor→Mercury 87–99
(2012)
Singles from Razzle Dazzle
  1. "Dokudanjō Beauty"
    Released: March 24, 2010
  2. "Kuchizuke"
    Released: September 1, 2010

Razzle Dazzle is the seventeenth album by Japanese rock band Buck-Tick, released on October 13, 2010.[1] Graphic artist Aquirax Uno provided the illustrations for the album's cover.[2] The limited edition came with a DVD of music videos and an interview. It reached number six on both the Oricon chart and Billboard Japan.[3][4]

With Razzle Dazzle, Buck-Tick wanted to go beyond the straight rock "band sound" from their previous two albums.[5] Incorporating elements of dance music,[6] its title was taken from a song in the 2002 American musical film Chicago.[7]

"Dokudanjō Beauty" was used as the second ending theme song to the Japanese version of Battlestar Galactica. This album version features Lucy, vocalist of the all-female rock band LAZYgunsBRISKY, singing the chorus.[8] The single version of "Kuchizuke" was used as the opening theme for the Shiki anime.[9] The anime also used "Gekka Reijin", as its second ending song.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Razzle Dazzle Fragile" Imai1:18
2."Razzle Dazzle"ImaiImai4:04
3."Kyōki no Dead Heat" (狂気のデッドヒート)SakuraiHoshino3:52
4."Dokudanjō Beauty -R.I.P.-" (独壇場 Beauty -R.I.P.-)ImaiImai4:31
5."Hamushi no Yō ni" (羽虫のように)ImaiImai3:52
6."Yōgetsu -Yōgetsu no Utage-" (妖月 -ようげつの宴-)SakuraiHoshino4:13
7."Bolero"ImaiImai4:52
8."Django!!! -Genwaku no Django-" (Django!!! -眩惑のジャンゴ-)ImaiImai4:48
9."Sakuran Baby" (錯乱 Baby)SakuraiImai4:36
10."Pixy"SakuraiHoshino4:29
11."Kuchizuke -Serial Thrill Kisser-" (くちづけ -Serial Thrill Kisser-)SakuraiImai4:30
12."Gekka Reijin" (月下麗人)SakuraiImai4:52
13."Mugen" (夢幻)SakuraiHoshino4:22
14."Tango Swanka"Sakurai, ImaiImai3:37
15."Solaris"SakuraiImai5:18

Personnel[edit]

Buck-Tick
Additional performers
  • Kazutoshi Yokoyama – manipulator, synthesizer on tracks 1–3, 5 & 7–9
  • Cube Juice – programming, synthesizer on tracks 4, 6 & 11
  • Lucy (LAZYgunsBRISKY) – chorus on track 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Razzle Dazzle". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-04-13.
  2. ^ "Discography information". Buck-tick.com. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2010-10-12.
  3. ^ "BUCK-TICKのアルバム売り上げランキング". Oricon (in Japanese). Retrieved 2011-04-27.
  4. ^ "Billboard Japan Top Albums│Charts│Billboard JAPAN". Billboard (in Japanese). Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  5. ^ "BUCK-TICK、「JAPAN」に14年ぶりのインタビューで登場!櫻井と今井が語る". Rockin'On (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  6. ^ "BUCK-TICK @ 渋谷C.C.Lemonホール". Rockin'On (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  7. ^ "DISCOGRAPHIC BUCK-TICK". Tower Records (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-17.
  8. ^ "LAZYgunsBRISKY interview". jame-world.com. Retrieved 2011-04-02.
  9. ^ "死神に与えられし神曲". Rockin'On. Retrieved 2018-02-17.