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Approved: Momoiro Clover Z v Kiss

By | Published on Wednesday 21 January 2015

Momoiro Clover Z v Kiss

J-pop quartet Momoiro Clover Z have had a number of unusual collaborations, such as tracks with The Go! Team and former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman, but recording a song with Kiss still stands out as a bit odd.

Released internationally next Monday, ‘Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina’ (something about blooming and fleeting dreams), the video for the track went live earlier this week and in many ways highlights the ridiculousness of this pairing further. However, while it’s a way off the heights of the girl group’s 2013 single ‘Neo Stargate’, the song itself is pretty good, with Kiss themselves taking a step back with a fairly understated backing that allows Momoiro to get on and do their thing.

The two bands have also recorded a new version of Kiss’s ‘Rock And Roll All Nite’. Meanwhile Kiss’s 40th anniversary best of compilation will feature a third collaboration called ‘Samurai Son’. All of which brings the phrase ‘diminishing returns’ to mind. Speaking of which, Momoiro Clover Z will open for Kiss at the 55,000 capacity Tokyo Dome in March.

Here’s ‘Yume No Ukiyo Ni Saitemina’: