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Anzen Chitai II
Anzen Chitai Got to Stardom by Who?
Date:06, Jul, 2018
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Anzei Chitai needed Inoue Yosui. Inoue Yosui had lifted them up to stardom. It made me notice that to listen to "Anzen Chitai II" the second studio album of a Japanese rock band Anzen Chitai.

You might tweet "What are you talking about?" to me. It's reasonable. I should have talked from the beginning, or nobody got me.


Anzen Chitai II
Release: May 1, 1984

Kitty Record

01. ワインレッドの心
02. 真夜中すぎの恋
03. 眠れない隣人
04. Masquerade
05. あなたに
06. …ふたり…
07. 真夏のマリア
08. つり下がったハート
09. Dancer
10. La-La-La


Blue lines are my recommendations.


Produced by Hoshi Katsu & Kaneko Shohei
Anzen Chitai is a Japanese rock band led by Tamaki Koji. They are originally from Asahikawa, Hokkaido. Let us go back to around 1980 for explaining. The band was already popular in Asahkawa although before their major debut. They were not unsure of their music, but couldn't decide whether to advance into Tokyo. One day, an unfamiliar man called on them. He was Kaneko Shohei, a pro musical director in Tokyo. It's considered that he found something like a rosy prospect of Anzen Chitai at the first contact. He introduced them to Inoue Yosui, a Japanese pop singer and Hoshi Katsu, a Japanese musical arranger.

Then, Inoue Yosui brought them to Tokyo. He decided to trust them with playing as his backup band. The members of Anzen Chitai all agreed so willingly, and had experienced Inoue Yosui's backup band from 1981 to the beginning of 1983.

In 1982, they made their major debut, but sales of their works, the early singles and the first studio album, didn't go very well. Kaneko and Hoshi were probably at their wits end at the time. How should we do? What makes Anzen Chitai brighter than any other singers? Finally, they decided to trust Inoue Yosui with writing lyrics of Anzen Chitai's fourth single. It's Wine Red no Kokoro (ワインレッドの心) which made a big hit. In 1984, by the way, Inoue Yosui also sang the song in a studio album of his.

By way of precaution, let me say that Anzen Chitai needed Inoue Yosui not out of being untalented. They needed a key to unlock the door to stardom. In other words, Inoue Yosui only helped them to seize an opportunity to be a star. Inoue Yosui has not, in fact, supplied his lyrics to them since 1986 when Anzen Chitai was already well-known enough.

Now, let us turn it back to 1984. Their second studio album "Anzen Chitai II" including the hit song, also went very well as ranked second of Oricon Weekly Chart. Anzen Chitai could get in everybody's mouth. Many girls went mad at their songs and concerts. The result says Inoue Yosui had lifted them up to stardom. Are you denying my conclusion?


Tamaki Koji & Anzen Chitai OFFICIAL WEBSITE (Japanese)





 

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