Tonight’s Jack in the Radio was great. Love it when these two weirdos get together. They mostly talked about Commune and Ryutaro’s solo album and played Manegoto off it. They’ll be hooking up again next week!
Interview translation: Tatsuro (MUCC) x Arimura Ryūtarō (Plastic Tree)
Here I am with the translation, later then
promised but later is better then never, right? The interview belongs to the
Visulog site, I own nothing except the translation work.
Please don’t use or repost my translation without
my permission and credit.
Vol.2」Special project: Tatsuro × Arimura Ryūtarō SPECIAL
[COMMUNE Vol. 2.] the event organized by Miya (Gt.) from MUCC will take
place in Zepp Tokyo, on November 25 and 26.
The event will be held for the second time, this time the keyword is
MUCC, Plastic Tree and Lynch will perform both days. Plastic Tree was the
first band greeted as a guest performer. Tatsuro
from MUCC and Arimura Ryūtarō from Plastic Tree are old friends, who known each
other long before the debut of MUCC.
In the dialogue of the two, whose friendship is still as strong as ever
we will hear about the event and their secrets as a vocalist.
Interviewer: Yamamoto Hiroko
Tatsuro: I wonder how many times I chatted with you. Arimura Ryūtarō: Around 30 times maybe? (laughs) Tatsuro: In private, yes. (laughs) But it’s been several years since we had an
– You may already get
this question several times, but would you talk about your friendship for the
Tatsuro: If we have to talk ourselves hoarse, I would say that Plastic Tree is
our great senior. Arimura: If we have to talk ourselves hoarse, I would mention that we are from
the same period, though. (laughs) Tatsuro: If I have to talk myself hoarse, I am grateful for this friendship.
– You first met
through a battle of bands, right?
Tatsuro: We never had a battle of bands; that still await us. I first saw him
during ‘Tokyo Basement’ (event organized by cali≠gari) at the time when
Shinjuku LOFT was in west Shinjuku. I was around 19 years old.