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"FANTASY?S CORE REVIEWED"

SXSW's Japanese showcase are always filled with one wildcard act after the next, and Fantasy's Core is no exception. The Nagasaki City band plays campy, corny blues rock that plays like an odd hybrid of Delta 72 and The Commitments .

- Austin American-Statesman


"-Live Shots- Fantasy's Core The Limelight, March15(Thu)"

Nagasaki's "Fantasy's Core" also had a penchant for R&B-scented punk rock, but the quintet's allure was heightened by the application of slapstick antics straight outta Airplane! To start with, the singer was a bald guy wearing sunglasses with a thin white streak running neatly down the center of his face. His excellent dance moves seemed to be a fusion of kabuki and New Wave. When he wasn't feigning hara-kiri with a toy light saber, he pretended to play guitar using a racquetball racquet. "Fantasy's Core" switched tempos frequently from "John Lee Hooker"-style blues to Sixties soul to metal rap (!) as the singer smiled and wooed the crowd with a stage persona somewhere in between "Screamin' Jay Hawkins" and "Robin Williams" on a talk show. At set's end, he fell to the floor like Jack Palance at the Oscars and did several one-armed push-ups as the crowd cheered. All in all, a two-for-one Rising Sun Spectacle of E-Ticket caliber.

- THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE


"FANTASY?S CORE REVIEWED"

Is this quintet Japan’s answer to England’s Sex Pistols or America’s Ramones? Only time and you will tell. Singing in Japanese, they delved into an intro that sounded like Iron Maiden playing covers of Slowdive. But then again, you thought The Boredoms were hard and wild. Actually, if your domestic partner appreciates you , (s)he’d take you to see those wizards next time they’re in town. Fantasy’s Core stopped in Houston on their way to South by Southwest. They bring on their own type of punk that is turned inside out with poppy elements. The guitar solo’s were double-fold at times going slow to fast maintaining vast harmony delivered by this quintet of quasi-freaks. At others, they sounded like The White Stripes meet The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. Japanese vocal psychosis closed ‘Stone Age Bug’ and then another rumbled through. All this I witness while I couldn’t believe it was happening. I asked Mau after the show about singing in Japanese and their translator comes back with the very convincing answer, "growing up, I saw The Rolling Stones and many other bands, and they sang in English. We didn't understand what they sang but we loved them much the same. So, I think singing in Japanese shouldn't matter." The emperor has spoken the truth.-ea01/march 2003

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"FANTASY?S CORE REVIEWED "

Where from : Nagasaki, Japan
Series of word meant to convey their sound : Punk, R&B, R&R, metal, and more...Fun Fact : Well-traveled in Austin, with gigs at both the 2001 and 2002 SXSW, Fantasy's Core is this close to having to apply for Texas driver's licenses. Bottom Line : Among the most theatric shows around, it includes blues stylings suddenly upshifted to punk, antics ranging on slapstic, and one-armed pushups. Sounds like rock'n' roll to us. - Austin 360


"Fantasy's Core"

Fantasy's Core (http://www.fantasyscore.jp) is a cult rock band from Nagasaki.
I wanted to see at least one of the Japanese bands in the showcase because I knew it would be what it had been heavier pop rock tunes thrown out by superstar looking band members draped in. Is that Gucci? The lead-singer, who had painted a white streak from forehead to chin, danced around like the pied piper ?opposite knees and index fingers shooting alternately up towards the sky. They sang tribute, in their best English, to The Dead Kennedy?s, They Might Be Giants and even SXSW. If there?s ever a showcase of Japanese rockers nearby, definitely attend. I?d prefer to hear them playing an aoba-no-fue or something made of bamboo though but I?m wrong for that.

- achael K LeValley


"Peace and keep rockin'!!"

It was great to see you guys at Room 710 during the SXSW. I wasn't able to see your show at the Elysium, as I was out of town on a gig in Galveston, Texas. You guys took the stage and kicked b*tt!! I have been playing your CD for all friends and they ask why I didn't call them up so they could see your show. Maybe next year. Hope to stay in touch. Peace and keep rockin'!!


- Scott L. French...Administrative Associate Urban Issues Program The University of Texas.


"Fantasy's Core"

Fantasy's Core (Nagasaki City, Japan) - SXSW has a great selection of Japanese bands ever year, and this was to be no exception. First up, a four piece with a lead singer that can only be described as Peter Gabriel in the "Shock the Monkey" video. He had more energy that all the bands that I had seen up to this point put together. His props included tennis rackets, tambourines, colored balls, and a lightsabor. His band members could best be described as John Taylor on bass, Elvis on Guitar, and Lars Ulrich (Metallica) on Drums.
- nubrecords (Austin,TX)


"Cheers!"

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"Pachinko"

Fantasy's Core: Nagasaki's Fantasy's Core are a zany troupe that flip-flops between punk, blues, metal, and soul. The quintet's 2001 SXSW set blew several minds with the antics of Mao Karisu, a rocabidly charismatic vocalist who feigned hara-kiri with a toy light saber, did Jack Palance-style one-armed push-ups, and sang an ode to Pachinko. (Elysium, 8pm) --
- THE AUSTIN CHRONICLE


"The Peak Show"

The Peak Show... Holland Greco
Hello!
Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I LOVED Fantasy's Core's live performance!!! Please come to Los Angeles, California VERY SOON!!
- Holland Greco


Discography

1st.LP "POTEN HIT"

2nd.LP "NAGASAKI BLUES"

3rd.LP "NAGASAKI ATOM"

Compilation"CLO CLO MADE IN JAPAN" tributed to Claude Francois Release in France (FGL) and Japan (Columbia).

Japan-U.S. collaboration /Compilation CD"Fantasy?fs Core presents BOND CLUB vol.1 ~ Ngasaki Moves Obama?fs Change To Miracle."

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http://www.fantasyscore.jp
http://www.myspace.com/fantasyscore69
http://www.fantasyscore.jp/bcdpod/
http://maolog007.blog96.fc2.com/

*&* PROFILE

FANTASY 'S CORE was born in Nagasaki city bombed by an A-bomb of the world last by the U.S. There are us to change pain of the people who suffered by radioactivity energy into wisdom of the new human.
We believe that only rock'n roll has mind and energy to enable it.
We cannot speak English. But we can speak rock'n roll.
And the enthusiasm is beyond an opposition of people and goes over a border.
Utilization of radioactivity is us. So, we are the band showing the performance to fire humor and the beats blindly in turn.
We always leave for a tour from Nagasaki country. We leave with a bag of the heart to be generosity. The things which have in the bag are eccentricity, chaos, eros, love, vanguard namely comedic violence and musical madness.
We are worthless human beings individually,
but, as the member of this band FC, we will be useful for your soul.
Then, everybody, let's meet in the venue, and let's make noise.

*/* HISTORY

2001...USA SXSW (SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST) 01
2002...USA SXSW 02, NEW YORK-TOKYO MUSIC FESTIVAL,
GERMANY POPKOMM 02,
1st.CD "POTEN HIT" Release, SASEBO MUSIC DRIVE 02 (JAPAN)
2003...USA SXSW 03, USA TEXAS TOUR, FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL 03 (JAPAN),
SAPPORO MIX 03 (JAPAN)
2004...2nd.CD "NAGASAKI BLUES" Release, USA SXSW 04,
USA TEXAS~WEST COAST TOUR
2005...USA SXSW 05, USA SOUTH-EAST TOUR,
USA VAPERS INDEPENDENT MUSIC FESTIVAL 05
2006...USA NY-CMJ MUSIC MARATHON 06, USA EAST-COAST TOUR
2007...3rd.CD "NAGASAKI ATOM" Release.
2008...USA EAST-COAST TOUR
Compilation CD "CLO CLO MADE IN JAPAN" tributed to
Claude Francois Release in France (FGL) and Japan (Columbia).
Shinjuku GAIJIN FANTASY 08 @ Shinjuku LOFT
2009...Drive To 2010 @ Shinjuku LOFT
Japan-U.S. collaboration / compilation CD "Fantasy's Core presents BOND CLUB
vol.1 ~ Ngasaki Moves Obama?fs Change To Miracle." Release.
4th. CD Now In Recording?c