Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ganbatte Lin Lin!

A few days ago I got the chance to watch Morning Musume's Spring 2008 concert Single Daizenshuu. I had to wait until it was put on a veoh as I don't have the means to buy a legal copy. XD I was surprised when Onna Ni Sachi Are was preformed. Lin Lin sounded a lot better. I was a little skeptical at first when Jun Jun and Lin Lin joined the group not so much because they were Chinese and Momusu might be compromising themselves just to branch out farther into Asia. Mostly because they didn't really sound up to par in Morning Musume. Jun Jun was always ok but Lin Lin in my opinion was terrible. When I first heard Onna Ni Sachi Are I had to rewind to her one solo line cause I didn't believe that's what her voice really sounded like. And let's be honest Jun Jun kind of out sang Lin Lin in song Suki Na Senpai preformed at the 2007 fall concert Bon Kyu! Bon Kyu! Bomb. And sorry to all Lin Lin fans I may have just ofended that was my honest opinion, but I have nothing else but good things to say about her now. You can really tell in Hyokkori Hyoutan-Jima how much she really has improved. And, it's hard to tell just how long she has been noticeably better. Since she had 0 solo lines in Mikan and the "ranchi mo michi mo" line (from RB's b-side) isn't really good for judging singing ability.
She also didn't even sing in Resonant Blue. Because I don't count fu, wow, and ah as singing since they are usually lip synced during lives. Or maybe that's just Koharu? O_O Anyway, Lin Lin has shown huge improvements which shows what can happen with a little time to grow. Just look at Risa. :D Though it can be argued "some members" never improved, but that's another topic all together.

Since I really love doing reviews I have to review the spring concert. I'll start off by saying in the opening act my eyes were glued to Mittsi, and not in a good way. I noticed throughout the song she didn't smile once and it looked like she didn't even want to be there. But her expression changed entirely as soon as the next song played and she actually had a chance to sing. You can tell from Aika and Sayumi that the members, not just the fans, are angry about the unfair line distribution in Resonant Blue. I also didn't like that Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari was stuck into a medley. That was the song I was most excited for when I heard they were doing an every single concert. I really wanted to hear 8th gen verses instead of another Ai-chan one. I was very impressed with the solos though, especially Sayumi's, she really has come a long way. The holded mother note was amazing! Ai's Do It! Now was my second favorite. Even though I would have like to seen a trio do it or at least Risa also, it was still good. She kinda looked like a pimp with the hat and jacket combo. Haha. I think Ai Araba It's Allright is one of my favorite performances from this because it's one of my favorite MM single and everyone had a solo line in it. And it sounded almost as good as the original. I must admit I am starting to get sick of Love Machine as it is sung frequently in H!P concerts. But it was a good version so I can't complain. It was better than the one preformed at Sexy 8 Beat. Aruiteru was unexpectedly good as well. The harmonies were just amazing. Everyone really blends well together. This concert was a lot better than I expected it to be. It was better than Sexy 8 Beat and Rainbow Seven. But that's just my opinion of course. I think it would also be cool to see an every b-side concert, but that's very unlikely. It's more of something I would just like to see.