On Focus: MUCC

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MUCC (ムック) is a Japanese visual kei rock band formed on May 4th, 1997 in Mito, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. The band’s name, decided upon by guitarist Miya, was originally the name of a character from the Japanese children’s program ”Ponkickies.” The band is also known as “six-nine” from a play on words, since six-nine can be pronounced “muku” (六九) in Japanese. The original member line-up was Tatsuro on vocals, Miya on guitar, HIRO on bass, and SATOchi on drums. Later in the year, in December, the band’s first demo tape “NO!?” was distributed. 1998 started with a live at Mito LIGHTHOUSE on February 22nd. A month later, also at Mito LIGHTHOUSE, MUCC released their second demo tape “Aika”. At this point the band had signed with the indies label “Missitsu Neurose”. MUCC’s third demo tape, “Tsubasa wo Kudasai”, was distributed on December 1st at their live at Mito LIGHTHOUSE. Febraury 14th, 1998 was an important date as it was the bands first one-man live at Mito LIGHTHOUSE, and it was also HIRO’s last live with the band. Later HIRO is replaced from Miya’s childhood friend YUKKE, joined the band on February 22nd. MUCC’s first tour titled “Shinrei Taiken Buss Tour Vol.1” started on July 24th and ended on August 30th,and make nine concerts. Their second tour titled “1999~2000 Misemono Antique” went from December 12th to February 1st, 2000, hitting 16 stops. On December 25th MUCC’s first mini-album Antique was released.
In 2000 the band had their first magazine interview in the 221st issue of the monthly publication “FOOL’S MATE”. MUCC’s first national tour, titled “Kichiku no Shikake Saiku”, started on July 22 and ended with the finale on August 29th. On August 14th, the band changed their name to the katakana-stylized ムック (pronounced Mukku).
On January 7th, 2001 MUCC joined the indies label “DANGER CRUE RECORDS” under “MAVERICK D.C. GROUP”. The first release on the label was their first full length album “Tsuuzetsu”.
2002 began with the creation of MUCC’s own label “Shu”, which is a sub-label of “DANGER CRUE RECORDS”. During this time their official fan club called “Shuu no To” was also created. The new single “Fu wo Tateru Uta” is the first to be released through their own label.
The group made ​​his first European tour in 2005 and participate in Wacken Open Air.
The next year in USA participate in Otakon, anime meeting in Baltimore and Maryland.
In February to May, MUCC participate in the tour “Taste of Chaos 2008” and do 26 concerts.
When they returned to Japan in May participate in “hide memorial summit ” along with the groups X Japan, LUNA SEA, Dir en grey.
In October MUCC continue their European tour in countries Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and England.

 

Members:

tatsuroTatsuro – Vocal
Date of birth – 21 August
Blood type – А

miyaMiya – Guitar
Date of birth – 26 July
Blood type – O

yukkeYukke – Bass
Date of birth – 5 November
Blood type – А

satochiSATOち – Drums
Date of birth – 12 August
Blood type – А

Ex.Member:

HIRO – Bass

Discography:

EPs:

25.12.1999 – Antique
25.12.2001 – Aishū

Demos:

хх.10.1997 – No!
20.03.1998 – Aika
01.12.1998 – Tsubasa o Kudasai
14.02.1999 – Shuka
24.07.1999 – Aka

Albums:

25.12.1999 – Antique (1st Press)
09.06.2000 – Antique (2st Press)
07.01.2001 – Tsuzetsu
25.12.2001 – Aishuu
06.09.2002 – Hоmura Uta
03.09.2003 – Zeku
01.09.2004 – Kuchiki no Tоu
23.11.2005 – Hоyoku
26.04.2006 – 6
06.12.2006 – Gokusai
26.03.2008 – Shion
04.03.2009 – Kyutai
06.10.2010 – Karma
28.11.2012 – Shangri-La

Singles:

09.06.2000 – Shoufu – Hai
15.07.2001 – Aoban
15.07.2001 – Akaban
21.01.2002 – Fu wo tataeru uta
09.06.2002 – Suisou
20.05.2003 – Ware, Arubeki Basho ( Type A,B,C)
24.12.2003 – BOØWY Respect
25.02.2004 – Rojiura boku to kimi e
09.06.2004 – Monochrome no keshiki
30.03.2005 – Kokoro no nai machi
08.06.2005 – Ame no orchestra
19.10.2005 – Saishuu ressha
15.02.2006 – Gerbera
24.05.2006 – Ryusei
23.08.2006 – Utagoe
08.11.2006 – Horizont
21.03.2007 – Libra
02.05.2007 – Flight
31.10.2007 – Fuzz
27.08.2008 – Ageha
06.02.2009 – Sora to ito
25.11.2009 – Freesia
25.12.2009 – Diorama
09.06.2010 – Yakusoku
22.09.2010 – Falling Down
21.05 2011 – Akatsuki
23.11.2011 – Arcadia featuring DAISHI DANCE
07.03.2012 – NIRVANA
31.10.2012 – MOTHER (Anime Limited Edition)
25.09.2013 – HALO
30.10.2013 – World’s End

Live Albums:

26.01.2005 – Kuchiki no Tо Live at Roppongi
23.08.2006 – MUCC LIVE BOOTLEG #1
08.11.2006 – MUCC LIVE BOOTLEG #2
06.12.2006 – MUCC LIVE BOOTLEG #3
28.03.2008 – Psychedelic Analysis

Best albums :

06.06.2007 – BEST OF MUCC
06.06.2007 – WORST OF MUCC
12.08.2009 – COUPLING BEST (カップリング・ベスト)
19.08.2009 – COUPLING WORST (カップリング・ワースト)
09.06.2012 – Aishuu no Antique (Re-mastered Album)

Compilation albums :

06.06.2006 – Cover Parade
06.06.2007 – Best of Mucc
06.06.2007 – Worst of Mucc
12.08.2009 – Coupling Best
19.08.2009 – Coupling Worst
22.08.2012 – Aishū no Antique (哀愁のアンティーク)






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