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Music videos filmed in Japan #6: Muse

Muse

Muse are an English alternative rock band from Teignmouth, a town in Devon, which lies in the south west of England. The band is formed of 3 members; Matthew Bellamy, Christopher Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard. The band started out in 1994 with their first album released 1999 called Showbiz. Since then to the present album, The 2nd Law, there has been six studio albums released by Muse to date.

Panic Station

The latest single of the album is Panic Station, and this video was mostly filmed in Tokyo while Muse was on a tour there in January 2013. The video was released on 22 April 2013. One of the locations that can be seen is the Shibuya crossing, which is one of the most famous crossings in the world (because of the amount of people that cross it at once). Another place that can be seen is Center Gai, one of the streets that leads off the Shibuya crossing. The video was also shot inside the robot restaurant which can be found in Kabukicho in Shinjuku-ku.

Official site for Muse is http://www.muse.mu





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Music Video Filmed In Japan #4: Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs – Man On Mars

The Kaiser Chiefs are a British indie rock band that as of present consists of Ricky Wilson, Andrew White, Simon Rix and Nick Baines. This song, Man On Mars, also has Nick Hodgson in the video, who has left the bad now. The band started in  in Leeds 1996.

The video for the song Man On Mars was filmed while the band was visting Japan to play at the 2011 Fuji Rock Festival. The video shows different clips of around Tokyo
and some of their performance from the Fuji Rock Festival. The video also consists of some of the fans singing to their songs at a karaoke bar and the video also follows one of their fans on his trip from Tokyo to the gig at the  Fuji Rock Festival.

One bit of the video to listen to is when the audio cuts out at the train station and you can hear the platform melody.

The video was first relased on to YouTube on August 11, 2011.

The Kaiser Chiefs official homepage: http://www.kaiserchiefs.com/





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Music videos filmed in Japan #2: Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

Intergalactic is a song by the American hip-hop group the Beastie Boys. The video was filmed mostly in Tokyo with scenes in both Shibuya and Shinjuku train stations. The video has a large robot that can be seen in the video, which is very Japanese. In the video the guys can be seen wearing street construction workers clothes that are called “koji” in Japanese. The video made is premier on may the 12th 1998.

The members of the band at the time of making of the video were Michael “Mike D” Diamond, Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz, and Adam Yauch, who sadly past away last year.

Here is the official site for the Beastie Boys: http://www.beastieboys.com





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Music videos filmed in Japan #1: The killers

Music videos filmed in Japan

There have been quite a few music videos filmed in Japan for some well know and some not well known international artists over the years. Some of the videos have been Japanese inspired by using using different asbescts of Japan, other videos have purely used Japan as a  awesome backdrop to its videos.

Over the next month or so I will post some of the videos that I’ve seen on the Internet. Some of the videos are songs that I like and some are songs that Ive never even heard of or seen before I started researching.

The Killers – Read my Mind

The first music video is “Read my mind” by the rock band The Killers. The group is from Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and has four members: Brandon Flowers, Dave Keuning, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci Jr.

This video was shot in Tokyo with shots from Shinjuku video game aracde and a capsule hotel. The video was directed by Diane Martel. It had its premier on February 8, 2007, on the MTV show Total Request Live.

Check out The Killers website at http://www.thekillersmusic.com





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