Friday, May 22, 2009

After School does Morning Musume

Korean girl group After School covers Morning Musume's Love Machine, to be the theme song for the Mnet and Hello!Project's joint audition show Great Tokyo Girls. The song will also be After School's new digital single. And instead of being called Love Machine its title is Dream Girl.
It was said After School was picked to do the song because many girls preformed After School's songs for the audition. And also because they modeled their graduating and adding new members after Momusu's original concept.

I find the reasons for them being chosen a little weird. Watching the audition commercials I mostly saw girls singing SNSD's Gee rather than anything by After School. And After School was modeled after The Pussycat Dolls rather than Morning Musume. Aside from adding new member Uee to the group recently, they don't really share any characteristics of Morning Musume.
After School is supposed to have a sexy and sultry theme to them, rather than H!P's cute and happy theme. If they were going to choose any Korean girl group shouldn't it have been SNSD? They are the closest thing Korea has to Morning Musume. Both song wise and large member wise.

With all the aside, I actually really love the song. The music has been updating a lot and has a nice techno vibe to it. And even though the lyrics have nothing to do with the original, I think it's a pretty good cover. All the girls sound really great singing it. I even think After School's signature rap in this sound sounds pretty cool.

So here's your video. Decide for yourself if they did Momusu justice.


Radreview said...

This remix of "Love Machine" goes far in explaining why Tsunku's arrangements are 100 times better than anyone else's out there. This K-pop version is just to thin and wishy-washy. The original slams you with percussion and raw beat -- so much better! Keep on truckin' Tsunku!