Joined: 22-March 05
From: Illinois, USA
Member No.: 10,221
i love the pillows, they're definitely my favorite j-rock band ever. their music is just awesome and sounds really mellow. my favorites are ride on shooting star and crazy sunshine. and i'm also goin to one oft heir shows soon. they're playing at an anime convention this may in downtown chicago. i can't wait to see them!
You are a fool! I'm going to crush you, and throw you into the wind!
Joined: 12-December 04
From: Soviet Cambodia
Member No.: 3,609
'__' I have basically only heard their stuff from Furi Kuri as well, but I also like the Pillows. Hehe, I am obsessed with Subhuman. I can always get more songs from my Pillows dtictionary though (AKA: Goldfish-kun). I also like the OP and ED, Ride on Shooting Star and Little Busters
Joined: 16-January 06
Member No.: 29,359
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The Pillows are definately one of the most influential bands of Japan for such artists like Mr. Children, GLAY, STRAIGHTENER, BUMP OF CHICKEN, GOING UNDER GROUND, and more.
They've worked very hard from their first album, Pantomime, in 1990 to Thank You My Twilight in 2002, making it very enjoyable to listen to. They've experimented with many types of genre, most noticeably with jazz [Living Field and Kool Spice and some of White Incarnation], progressive rock, and a little reggae.
The Pillows deserve my respect, but unfortunately their recent stuff just doesn't appeal to myself and other serious fans. Penalty Life was where it started, showing signs of weariness; GOOD DREAMS brought that weariness into mediocrity; and their most recent album, MY FOOT, was a mix of the two, also showcasing Sawao Yamanka's [Vocal, harmony guitar] age with his voice. Combining the three weak albums would make one pretty decent album overall.
The Pillows will always be remembered for their great work, and will be recognized worldwide.