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(Group) Guso Drop / 2&
« on: July 18, 2016, 09:31:00 PM »
Guso Drop
偶想Drop





This is a long overdue thread for the self-proclaimed "heaviest idols in the world" Guso Drop. As such, they do rock music, with an emphasis on a fun live experience with all sorts going on - the members like to crowdsurf, walk all over the crowds, spit water all over them, and sometimes slap them. Rei sometimes wanders about with a baseball bat and Yura will hit you over the head with a plastic mallet. Saki and Rei do the screaming.

Members (from left to right in the above picture):

Rei -  https://twitter.com/BOSS_gdrop
Saki - https://twitter.com/saki_gdrop
Yura - https://twitter.com/yurapiko_gdrop
Anna - https://twitter.com/anna_gdrop

Saki is also a solo artist by the name of 2& (pronounced DOUBLEAND). This project started a couple of years before Guso Drop, and was originally a 2-piece. Originally they treated Guso Drop Saki and 2& Saki as different people, before revealing, in late 2015, that they were indeed the same person.
https://twitter.com/DOUBLE_AND
http://www.double-and.info/

There was a 5th member, Shion, who left to study for university. She was absent at the end of 2015 for a while before returning, but then decided to quit. The group then decided to continue on as a 4-piece and the old songs were slightly re-arranged to suit.

CD releases:

2015/04/25 - Meshi no Tane
   1. Level
   2. Betsuni Jouzu Janakute Iijan, Takaga Ongaku Nandakara. Nee?… Toge Onna△
   3. slow RAIN@Tokyo
   4. Hankouki Kuma-san Bokoboko paradise!!
   5. Level6
   6. Doinaka PUNK Pseudo Girl
Comes in a 12" vinyl size sleeve

2015/12/23 - Bousou Shoujo
   1. Bousou Shoujo
   2. Bousou Shoujo (instrumental)
Comes with a 90minute DVD of their 1st one-man-live (with band) at Shinjuku Blaze 2015/10/03.
This song is written by Gotou Mariko

2016/06/08 - Mushi
   1. Guso Drop
   2. Hirari Hira Hira
   3. I do! I do!
   4. No.18
Comes in a pack of 4 identical CDs

A few videos to start off with:

Level Music video:



And some old official live vids:

Level:



slow RAIN@Tokyo



Hirari Hira Hira



Betsuni Jouzu Janakute Iijan, Takaga Ongaku Nandakara. Nee?… Toge Onna△



There's now loads of Guso Drop live vids available on youtube, since filming is now allowed. Hopefully these can be posted in this thread in the future :)

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2016, 07:04:48 PM »
Too bad Shion left, she was kinda hot.

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2016, 10:19:04 PM »
2016/07/21 One-Man at Akichika




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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 04:50:05 PM »
Guso Drop on the main stage of Sekigahara Idol Wars 2016/07/23




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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2016, 08:37:24 PM »
Sound quality isn't good, but interesting to see them do cover versions of classic idol songs:

Nerve:



Hatsukoi Cider:


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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2016, 11:42:08 PM »
Adding links to live versions of some unreleased songs:

女々しいMen (this vid is actually from the song's debut performance)



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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2016, 08:30:20 PM »
So the new range of Guso Drop merchandise is quite amusing.

It starts with some nice t-shirts:



Moves on to some other items I can imagine otaku buying...



Then ends up with granny trolleys, and nailclipper sets...



Amongst some other odd stuff...

More at https://twitter.com/CBK0529


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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2016, 11:47:17 AM »
They'll also be putting out a live 7" on 2016/11/3!

"Live at XXX"
Hirari Hira Hira
Ido! Ido!



https://twitter.com/CBK0529/status/775544629852635139

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2016, 01:07:29 PM »
They held their 2nd anniversary live today at Shinjuku Loft. The subtitle for this was 〜There is important news〜

Turned out to be quite damn important...

Saki announced her graduation from Guso Drop.

Most of the announcement is in this image, but from what I can tell (and I may be wrong), she'll graduate on 2016/12/31, and continue on from then as just 2&, and Guso Drop will continue on in 2017 and want to recruit 3 more to make it a 6-piece group.



https://twitter.com/gu_dro/status/778186380199485440
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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2016, 01:51:54 PM »
Sad but not that surprising, I've seen people mention that she might leave.

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2016, 05:37:38 PM »
Hmm, yeah, Guso Drop to me, without Saki, will be quite a different group. It's good there is 3 months notice, so the fan's can enjoy 4-member Guso Drop for a good while. Personally, I've always preferred Guso Drop's music and lives a lot more than 2&'s, so it's a little sad she's chosen 2&. Also kinda odd is that nowadays mostly they've been performing at the same live events. Although both are quite demanding lives, so doing double duty like that is indeed difficult.

Anyway, here's a video of the announcement, during today's 2& set:

https://twitter.com/l_lakiral_l/status/778188634402861056

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2016, 06:05:44 PM »
Saw Guso drop for the first time today. I wasn't really a fan before but I am now. They give a really good live show. They also threw cds and (fake) vynils in the crowd (boxes and boxes). It was funny.

I didn't stay for tsubasa fly's final concert. Apparently the o-west concert hall was packed so tightly you couldn't leave during their set even if you wanted to.

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2016, 06:10:00 PM »
In my opinion they are the best live group - (also it's not really a fake vinyl is a cd).

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2016, 09:40:29 PM »
Saw Guso drop for the first time today. I wasn't really a fan before but I am now. They give a really good live show. They also threw cds and (fake) vynils in the crowd (boxes and boxes). It was funny.

I didn't stay for tsubasa fly's final concert. Apparently the o-west concert hall was packed so tightly you couldn't leave during their set even if you wanted to.

Glad you liked them!



Looks like the details are being set for Saki's graduation show:

https://twitter.com/gu_dro/status/778530574965231617

15:00-19:00 on 2016/12/31 at Meguro Rockmaykan.

It's quite fitting to hold it there - it's kinda like their home.

Saki's blog post about the graduation announcement: http://ameblo.jp/gusodrop/entry-12202114923.html

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2016, 10:11:22 AM »
I should go, now that I don't drink I it's less likely that I get hurt.

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2016, 10:43:47 AM »
First glimpse of a vocal version of Snow Rain@Tokyo!

There's almost 2minutes of it in this practice vid: https://twitter.com/gu_dro/status/781411437772103680/video/1

It's been 11months since they posted the no-vocal version on soundcloud so thought it was never going to appear! https://soundcloud.com/drop-12/snow-rain

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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2016, 02:21:42 AM »
This is interesting, it's Guso Drop doing a cover of a 2& song


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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2016, 12:42:41 PM »
Seems like Guso Drop have been recording the song 「偶神」 "Gushin" (also the name of their official fanclub) today for CD release on 11/23. Rei's twitter says the CD will have 5 songs, and, err, 26 covers...

https://twitter.com/BOSS_gdrop/status/786511741320429568
https://twitter.com/yurapiko_gdrop/status/786392282912075776

Edit: PV preview:



Seems like the 26 covers will be Types A through Z, LOL
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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2016, 04:21:45 PM »
Guso Drop new members:



Left to right: Rin, Waka, Miyako

https://twitter.com/gu_dro/status/793808900885655552

Interestingly enough that Waka is Wakapiku, ex-Gekidol. She also was meant to be a Lolisyn REBOOT member but quit 3 days before their live debut: https://twitter.com/wakapiku77



Also, a new group Junkies made their live debut on Monday's Guso Drop regular live:



https://twitter.com/JUNKIES_JUNK

Member introduction tweet: https://twitter.com/JUNKIES_JUNK/status/789485390163877890

Yes... they wear McDonald's paper bags over their heads... so did most of the crowd... and yes, they keep them on for chekis... and eat McDonald's during the MC and chekikai... and yes, they still wear the bags for chekis... and feed you fries...



Also, last night DOUBLEAND performed with a live band (who were wearing helmets with lights for eyes...) They debuted 2&'s new song "Chippoke Hero", which will be released 2017/3/11:






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Re: (Group) Guso Drop
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2016, 11:36:48 PM »
"Gushin" full MV:



Really enjoyed that, IMO, a really good music video.

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