Friday, 6 March 2009
"Samurai Soul" by Ulfuls, a Japanese rock band from Osaka. A comment on the condition of Japanese masculinity?... The lyrics are sweeter than I expected. Here's a translation.
The lead singer and soulful (hence 'ulful') samurai is Atsushi 'Tortoise' Matsumoto.
Photo from this interview. The next one I picked from another interview - it's one of the rare photos where guitarist Ulful Keisuke (first guy on the right) smiles! Click to view larger.
Drummer Sankon Jr.'s teeth are so adorably mixed up.
Posing like the Shinsengumi... (just look at Hijikata Toshizo at the National Diet Library's portrait gallery!)