A Review Begorrah!

Which takes issue with my translation of Gits and mentions a certain Manchester band of the 1980s.

ザ・ギツやテレンス・トレント・ダービーなツイッターまとめ

June 19 [Thu], 2014, 20:02

A photograph of the Gits CD used for a review

どうもーっす♪(゜u゜)

さっそく行くのですッ!

シュバ!b(;◎ω◎)b

d(◎ω◎;)dハサッ!

ひょえ~ッ!d(◎ω◎)b

お馴染みのFirestationからのオブスキュア系ギターポップの発掘盤の最新作、The Gits『A Retrospeculatitve 1987-1990』買ったよ!( ゜∀゜)o彡(画像)
このバンド、数年前に突然YouTubeに大量の音源がUPされ驚いたッ!素晴らしいではないかと♪。
しかしまさかThe Gitsは『ギツ』と読むとは思わなかった…ぞ…(・Δ・´)
てっきり『ジッツ』だと思うじゃない?いや『ジッツ』でも大分キビしいよ、でも『ギツ』よりはマシじゃない?。てゆーか、ジャケにカタカナで『ギツ』漢字で『結局』って書いてしまうなんてさ………(・Δ・´)(一瞬【ジャケ買わない】しそうになったよね!!笑)。

ともあれシングル1枚で散った、ザ・スミスとオレンジ・ジュースの影響を微妙かつ絶妙かつ中途半端に感じさせるマジカルな個性が炸裂なのさ♪(笑)
ヴォーカルはやはりモリッシーの影響が強い感じがしますが、ギターは基本的にリズム・カッティングでグイングイン攻めてきます。
ギターはザ・スミス(ジョニー・マー)ってよりもオレンジ・ジュースの影響下って印象。
しかし、オレンジ・ジュース・フォロアーと呼ぶにはリズム隊が弱すぎる。
そんなザ・スミスにもオレンジ・ジュースにも振りきれないあたりがオブスキュア系なんでしょうなぁ…善くも悪くも。
さてこのお蔵出し音源満載の全23曲はもちろんこの手のオブスキュア系特有の玉石混淆のクオリティですが名曲がかなりの確率で確認できますッ!( ロ_ロ)ゞ
いや、玉石混淆っていうよりも同一アイデアの楽曲が多いので個々の印象が薄くなってしまってるよ…。
リズム面でのアレンジをもう少し頑張ればクローズ・ロブスターズやボディーンズ級になれた気がしますが、とにかくその手のファンは買って損なしの作品だと思われますッ!〇(^&^)οドーンッ!
「The Gits – Happy Song」
「The Gits – Cut」
「The Gits – Bottled Of Delight」
「The Gits – JK Rant (With Commentary On)」

To which I attempt to reply. Starting with a disclaimer about how little Japanese I know, agreeing it’s a mixed bag and attempt to explain that I was somewhat over ambitiously trying to use the kana of Gits to also signify a guitar headstock and smile.

July 03 [Thu], 2014, 20:24

Rob
すみません。 日本語が少しだけ話せます。

Thank you for the write up.

玉石混淆 :-) Can’t argue with that.

ギツ isn’t a literal or straight transtlation but plays on the coincidental similarity of the kana to a guitar headstock and smile…

ギターのヘッドと笑顔 (Hopefully that’s not gobbledegook).

Farewell

Rob

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ドラム猫
>Robさんへ

Thank You Rob♪(゜u゜)

Your Music Is Jangle Pop Classics Everlast!\(^&^’)/

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The Punter

Review of the Gits cassette 'Chris Morris' in the Brighton magazine The Punter

Review of the Gits cassette 'Chris Morris' in the Brighton magazine The PunterBased on the release date of the Gits Chris Morris cassette and the review of the 14 Iced Bears album below it this appearance in the Brighton magazine The Punter was probably at the very end of 1988.

Mike Bradshaw, the reviewer, was a presenter (and engineer) of Radio Sussex’s Sunday evening local music program Turn It Up and can now be found at Totally Radio.

I never really got the Smiths comparison as the only thing I can think of in common was that Johnny Marr also liked Nils Lofgren. All my attempts to work out how to play their songs ended in dismal failure, which was actually a huge advantage of the pre-internet era when TAB books weren’t so common. You couldn’t easily just copy someone and had to develop your own style through trial and error, particularly if like me you were completely self taught.

They may have spoiled repeated listenings of the cassette but the clips between songs paid off yet again by catching peoples attention.

It would appear that it came as some surprise to The Gits.

This recording was made at the hub of Horsham’s alternative music scene, The Bear Public House, and is most likely from early January 1989. The first voice is Adrian De’Ath of No Geraniums & The Loveless with later accompaniment by Chris, Ben, Rob and Jim of The Gits.

In Local News…

Horsham / Crawley band Bitter are back on the gig scene with a new vocalist. The man on the keyboards Alan Stubbs said she was called Nicola but he couldn’t remember her last name.