Southern All Stars went on an indefinite hiatus after their 30th Anniversary concert at Yokohama's Nissan Stadium in August of 2008.
- So it's already been 5 years...
- They took a break for 5 years?
- Kuwata's also been doing solo work so I actually got confused.
- I wonder if the agency has financial problems
- When were they labelled as our "National Rock Band", and who gave them that title?
- How many artists hail from the same generation as Southern?
- He probably missed his comrades after falling ill.
- His solo efforts have recently been misses, so the timing's perfect.
- I'm glad that they made a comeback while CDs still exist.
- To be honest, I totally forgot about them.
- I hope their song is good.
- They should mark their comeback with a festive song similar to "Sindbad"
- I bet that all of them thought "We'll eventually come back anyway" when they all decided to go on hiatus.
- I thought Omori would return once SAS decides to make a comeback, but it wasn't so...
- Omori still labels himself as a "former member" of Southern All Stars, and I think he wants to return but the Soka Gakkai problem was probably too huge to handle.
- Only a handful of bands have staying power like this as most disband after a couple of years, but I think Keisuke Kuwata's talent is the adhesive that binds the fans together.
- So the opening act is READ ALOUD, whose vocalist is Kuwata's son.
- CDs don't sell anymore these days so bands just have to earn by doing large-scale concerts. Amuse is listed on the stock exchange so they still have to come up with a decent amount of sales. And that's why they have to make SAS (Kuwata), Fukuyama, and Porno Grafitti work like horses.
- Congrats on your comeback
- I seriously envy the members of SAS other than the Kuwata couple, and the members of MisChil other than Sakurai.
- So a band just makes a comeback once they run out of money?
- So Kuwata's also having rough times?
- I'm tired of Makoto Saito's guitar playing.
- They should just let Omori come back already.
- I AM A PANTY、青い空の心、ごめんねチャーリー、シャッポ・・・
- "I AM A PANTY", "Aoi Sora no Kokoro", "Gomenne Charlie", "Shappo"...
- I only found out about these recently, but even their B-side singles in the 80s were good.
- I want to hear these songs live.
- Kuwata's singing hasn't really deteriorated, but his songs and lyrics have...
- I hope he just does covers of old songs.
- Kuwata-san and Hara-san probably lived off their royalties these past 5 years, but I wonder how the other members have been making a living?
- Guitar --- Too much influence from Soka Gakkai > Quits > Drug addict
- Bass --- Ukelele and Hawaii
- Percussion --- Hernia
- I think that only the Kuwata couple and the drummer were serious about making "music".
- The 3 of them could have even called themselves SAS, but it would be like betraying the SAS fans so they just decided to go on hiatus.
- I think they just got together for the festivities of their 35th anniversary. But I don't think Kuwata will say "I'll only focus on Southern All Stars".
- I wonder if his voice will come out properly
- Southern's sales are amazing.
- When I looked at the rankings, I was surprised to see that L'Arc, which I thought was a huge band, were only leading Akina Nakamori by a small margin.
- I got surprised, this was all so sudden
- I think they still have a lot of fans.
- And with a comeback like this, Amuse will be putting in a lot of effort.
- I don't think this is what Kuwata personally wants, but they'll be able to earn a lot.
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