hide tribute spirits & singles collection tab on ebay… for $8.00! 

the tribute one also has L’Arc’s “Heaven’s Drive” in it — wtf!? (Shows you how often I even looked at that one. I got it for the Luna Sea version of “scanner” back when I was covering j-rock songs with Lo-Rez in the Bowery in 1999/2000.)

Uh, and if you win this hide auction, AND the luna sea tab book auction, AND the x japan tab book auction… i’ll give you dir en grey’s GAUZE tab book for free. that’s like 30 pounds of music for the price of 3! 

X Japan band scores for Dahlia and On the Verge of Destruction 

~only $8 on ebay!~

I have this thing going, if one person wins all three auctions — the Luna Sea, X Japan, AND hide tab books — then i’ll include my copy of Dir en grey’s GAUZE tab book too, for free.

Luna Sea ~Never Sold Out~ band score / tab (guitar, bass, drums, even violin!)

The reason I got these (for $75 a dozen years ago?) was to see how they played the songs live rather than on record with overdubs.

Also, live tab books have no album filler :)

~ only $5 on ebay ^_^ ~

(PLUS $10 SHIPPING FOR EACH “SET”)

I cherished these for a long time, but it’s time to face it, I’m not gonna learn any more songs.

I ~almost~ bought a sheet feed scanner and started cutting off the bindings to scan, but I don’t have time to play guitar, so how am I supposed to spend time SCANNING things I’m never going to look at again!?!

I’m tempted to send these to people for free (one at a time) if they promise to scan each page, but I guess that’s illegal.

Luna Sea rockers Sugizo and Inoran talk life at 25

From the Japan Times:

“Our 25th anniversary show was a celebration. I think everyone in the band feels the same way, but we only have feelings of gratitude. That’s what has been the biggest difference between then and now. Before, we wanted everyone to blindly follow us. I think Luna Sea is a very sadistic band — I mean, our fan club is called ‘Slave’! But we have a much more refined attitude now than we did in the ’90s.” - SUGIZO

“When we did the ‘shūmaku’ gig in 2000, we promised to each other that we would all go out into the world while we were in our 30s, absorb things and regroup. We did exactly that. That was the point from which we were able to start again.” - INORAN

“I feel there’s something very close in the Luna Sea sound to the guitar work and psychedelic feel of shoegaze bands. On songs such as ‘Wish,’ ‘Rosier,’ and ‘Storm,’ I tried really hard to replicate the sound by using effects, like playing fast with a wah-wah pedal, or using tape-echo and harmonizers. I couldn’t figure out how they did it, so I just made it into my own thing…. At the time, the word ‘shoegaze’ didn’t exist yet. I think young shoegaze bands now use the term with no hesitation, but I reckon Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine probably dislikes the term. It’s like ‘visual-kei,’ which is also a word that doesn’t describe the music. Behind that guitar noise there was house music, and I liked bands such as Primal Scream. So I think what I try to do with the Luna Sea sound comes from trying to express all that psychedelica, house and drug culture in a rock, guitar-band format.” - SUGIZO