Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ongaku Gatas - Ready! Kick Off! preview

After almost a year and half without a new single it seemed like Ongaku Gatas was just a dead group. Though they were added to M-Line and insisted they were still I group, I still thought they wouldn't release anything for a while. But sure enough Ongaku Gatas are back with their 3rd single, Ready! Kick Off!

At first listen the song isn't anything to get that excited over. The song is catchy and has a pretty decent chorus. I love the Hey joshi parts. But it's just not strong enough to be an a-side. It should just be one of those b-side that are great and could almost be an a-side but it's not quite good enough. Just like Come Togther's b-side Aisaretai Aisaretai. That song is great. but it's still not strong enough to be an a-side. But I'll probably end up liking this song after about a month or two. When I first heard Come Together I wasn't impressed with it. I actually hated it. But I heard it a few months ago and I've been addicted to it. So the same thing will probably happen with Ready! Kick Off! Since it's pretty catchy anway.
But still with yet another disappointing song they will most likely follow Abe Natsumi's release schedule and release a new single twice a year.
And of course the line distribution isn't really fair. Yossie and Rika are leading the song, KonKon and Mai are minor singers, and then everyone else. But I think I actually heard Noto Arisa get a solo line. But it could have been someone else. I'm not 100% familiar with the other Ongaku voices.
Come together was divided almost exactly the same way, except the 4 main singer got an even amount of lines. Would it really kill them to make another song like Narihajimeta Koi no Bell? I haven't heard the rest of the members since then. Not that I really care because I mostly listen to Ongaku Gatas for Konno. But still I'd be nice to hear the other girls. It seems like Buono and S/mileage are the only H!P groups with fair line distribution. And that's only because they have 3-4 members.