Arui wa Anarchy Tracklist & Cover

The cover art, track list, and other details for Arui wa Anarchy have just been released. The track list is as follows:

01. DADA DISCO -G J T H B K H T D- (Imai/Imai)

02. Uchuu Circus (Space Circus) (Sakurai/Hoshino)

03. masQue (Sakurai/Imai)

04. Devil’N Angel (Imai/Imai)

05. Baudelaire de Nemurenai (Baudelaire Won't Let Me Sleep) (Imai/Imai)

06. Melancholia (Sakurai/Imai)

07. PHANTOM VOLTAIRE (Sakurai/Imai)

08. SURVIVAL DANCE (Sakurai/Hoshino)

09. Satan (Sakurai/Hoshino)

10. NOT FOUND (Imai/Imai)

11. Sekai wa Yami de Michiteiru (The World is Ripe With Darkness) (Imai/Imai)

12. ONCE UPON A TIME (Imai/Imai)

13. Mudai (Untitled) (Sakurai/Imai)

14. Keijijou Ryuusei -metaform- (Metaphysical Meteor) (Sakurai/Imai)

Though the imagery for Keijijou Ryuusei clearly owes a lot to Russian Constructivism and Soviet propaganda posters, this album cover takes a more surrealist bent, mixing the militant imagery of naval flags, loudspeakers, and rockets with mysterious Delvaux-esque mannequin figures and trains outside the doorway of what would appear to be a child's bedroom, complete with hanging paper stars, matyroshka dolls (there's your Soviet theme again) and toy airplanes.  In the promo photo, the band members are standing in this room, holding the various toys, and the faceless figure in the doorway on the cover would appear to be dressed in the same clothes as Imai.

Russian Constructivism, as exemplified by the work of Aleksandr Rodchenko.  (Look on Buck-Tick's website to see how they ripped off this poster)

...and here's the toy plane.

...and here are some of the visual effects from the "Keijiou Ryuusei" PV, viewable here.


Trains, perspective, architecture, and mysterious figures in the work of Paul Delvaux. Note the similar imagery, composition and color palette.

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Ikonokrusm & More

The following delicious items are now for sale via This is NOT Greatest Shopping Service!

Ai no Wakusei Explosion Live DVD

This is the live DVD of Sakurai Atsushi's solo concert at NHK Hall in 2004.  Reportedly, this concert was what inspired Imai to create the concept for the 13kai wa Gekkou album, though as the stage sets are minimal, I feel sure that Imai must have been inspired by Sakurai's performance itself. Sakurai is joined onstage by an all-star backup band, including Fujii Maki (formerly of Soft Ballet) on synth, Jake CloudChair (formerly of Guniw Tools) on guitar, and guest appearances by Satou Taiji (Theater Brook) and Cube Juice. In addition to his own solo works, Sakurai performs covers of David Bowie's "Space Oddity," Sawada Kenji's "Love -Dakishimetai," and Yuming's "Amaoto wa Chopin no Shirabe."  The DVD contains the full concert, plus a live music video for "Wakusei -Rebirth," and a bonus image gallery. It comes in a smoke grey hard plastic case.  The copy I currently have for sale is in perfect condition and includes the obi strip. Very rare and out of print. Region 2. A true treasure for any fan of Mr. Sakurai, including non-fangirl fans - it's a great show and a beautiful video.
11100 yen.

Front Cover


Track List

Wonderful World
Yellow Pig
I Hate You All
Amaon Wa Chopin No Shirabe -I Like Chopin- (Yuming cover)
Love (Dakishimetai) (Sawada Kenji cover)
Space Oddity (David Bowie cover)


Screen Shots

Buck-Tick Singles on Digital Video Disc (Limited Edition)

Released in 2006 as part of Buck-Tick's 20th anniversary promotions, this limited edition DVD contains the music videos for all of Buck-Tick's singles from "Just One More Kiss" through to "Romance."  Housed in a deluxe LP-sized box, it also comes with a bonus disc containing sexxxy making-of footage, a jumbo booklet full of promo photos from all the single releases, a keychain, and a huge and really awesome poster. Fun fact: Cayce has had this poster hanging on the walls of various apartments for approximately five years.  Anyhow, I can personally say that watching all these music videos in DVD quality is a lot more fun than watching them on YouTube.  You can put them on the big screen and see them in all their crisp glory, delectating over all kinds of details you'd never be able to see on the YouTube screen!  Highly recommended, rare and out of print. Region 2. Great condition. Loads of PV screencaps available on BT Zone.
8000 yen. 

Box Cover

Inside the box!


Track List

Disc 1 (Music Videos)

Just One More Kiss
Aku No Hana
Mienai Mono Wo Miyou To Suru Gokai    Subete Gokai Da
Bran-New Lover
21st Cherry Boy
Kyokutou Yori Ai Wo Komete
Gensou No Hana

Disc 2 (Extras)

Making of Aku No Hana
Making of Speed
Making of Zangai
Aku No Hana (another edit)
Speed (another edit)
Kyokutou Yori Ai wo Komete (multi-angle)
Dress (multi-angle)


The awesome poster (it's huge!)

Ikonokrusm Photobook Set

Released in 2002 to commemorate Buck-Tick's 15th anniversary, this deluxe photobook set contains two volumes of arty photographs of the band.  The green volume contains mostly posed shots of the band members backstage and wandering around in front of a big brooding clanking oil refinery of the type Imai thinks is so sexy (fun fact: Cayce actually knows the guy who built this oil refinery!)  The red volume contains live photography and backstage candids from the Warp Days Tour.  The two photobooks are housed in a big shiny black slipcase.  Aside from a small dent at the top of the slipcase, the set is in perfect condition.  Rare and out of print.
5500 yen.

Slipcase Cover

Photobooks and slipcase

Side view of photobooks in slipcase

Big brooding clanking oil refinery! Imai is aroused.

Cigarettes suck! (get it?)

Just look at that phallic symbol.

There are like a zillion shades of grey in this photo. Eat that, Christian.

More shades of grey, and one shade of blond. That Imai's such an iconoclast I mean, ikonokrust.

Fangirl juices time.

Slugging wine out of the bottle, to fortify himself against fangirl juices.

Acchan-chan smokes. Yutaka is smokin'.


Hide buttons his pants. Where was that thing a moment ago, Hide?


All inquiries should be made to themadaristocrat at gmail.  If you're sure you want an item but you just don't have the money to pay for it yet, I strongly recommend you email me to put the item on reserve, otherwise there's a good chance someone else will come along and buy it first.


Tour Tickets For Sale

Attention Blog-Tickers:

We currently have two pairs of fan club tickets available for Buck-Tick's 2014 Arui wa Anarchy Hall Tour!

2 tickets for the show on Sunday, July 20th at Nara Centennial Hall in Nara, Nara Prefecture (within easy travel distance of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, and Nagoya)


2 tickets for  the show on Monday, July 21st at Kobe Kokusai Kaikan in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture (within easy travel distance of Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Okayama)

Seating is not released until three weeks before the tour, but these are fan club tickets, so there is a chance they are good seats.  Both sets of tickets are contiguous pairs, so you can bring a buddy or a sweetie.  Both locations are accessible by bullet train from Tokyo for about 12000 yen one-way ticket.  From Tokyo, the trip would take about three hours door to door.

If you're one of those kids who's planning on flying to Japan from another country to see the tour, and but you lost the ticket lottery for the shows in Tokyo, I highly recommend you consider attending the tour in Kansai instead!  Tickets to shows in Tokyo are highly sought after and if you lost out on the lottery you're going to have a hard time getting tickets through general admission sales and/or auctions.  The prices are likely to be higher and the seats aren't likely to be as good.  Furthermore, Tokyo fans can be spoiled snots, but Kansai fans are famous for being friendly and knowing how to party.

In addition, Kansai is a great place to visit if you're a tourist.  Kobe is famous for its beautiful hilly scenery and delicious sake, while Nara is famous for being the original capital of Japan, and home to a number of very famous and beautiful temples, as well as the largest bronze Buddha in the world, situated in the middle of a park full of tame deer who will eat out of your hand.  Both cities are a short train trip from Kyoto, the historical heart of the country, packed with all kinds of interesting places to visit.  As a bonus, Kansai received minimal fallout from Fukushima so you don't even have to worry about a radioactive holiday.

If you are interested in buying any of these tickets, please email me at themadaristocrat at gmail for further details.

For those of you who are concerned about whether our tickets are ethically sourced, we'll say that these are tickets we're selling on behalf of a fan who has become unable to make it to the tour due to unfortunate circumstances. They couldn't be more free-range and fair trade.


Buck-Tick Book Bonanza, Part 3

The following delicious Buck-Tick books are now available for purchase via This is NOT Greatest Shopping service!  I'm reposting some that I already introduced, but there are also some new ones, so be sure to check out all of them!

Rock and Read #42

Volume 42 of Rock & Read magazine, with a 32-page cover feature on Sakurai Atsushi, including a long interview and 13 pages of full-color photos. Also includes a bonus postcard. Other artists featured include Inoran of Luna Sea, Gara of Merry, Asagi of D, Akihide of Breakerz, Bansaku of Baroque, and others. This was one of the best selling issues of Rock & Read magazine and is very difficult to find for sale compared to the other issues. Perfect condition, out of print. 1700 yen.

Front Cover

Back Cover

Bonus Postcard

That giant butts picture.

SOLD! (blimey that was fast!)
Sakurai Atsushi Solo Photobook

This gorgeous, giant hardcover photobook was released as part of Sakurai Atsushi's solo project.  Contains 158 pages of sexy, arty photographs of dear Mr. Sakurai. Most of the photos are black and white, but a few are in color, including that one that all the fangirls love to make into livejournal icons. This is a must have for any fangirl, though you'll have to take care not to stain the lovely glossy pages with your fangirl juices. Rare and out of print. The cover is slightly warped but aside from that, the condition is perfect. 7500 yen. Special shipping rates apply (this thing is so heavy you could use it as a weapon.)

Front Cover

Like the guy in The Crow said, smoking is bad for you.

Nice visual metaphor for... ;)  Also, way to encourage fans to consume alcohol.

Wow. Such tongue! Very sex! Very livejournal icon!

COSMOS Tour Pamphlet

Softcover, LP-sized tour pamphlet contains 32 full color pages of really trippy photos of the band members and various drug-related objects, such as ash trays full of cigarettes (but smoking is bad for you!)  It also contains 48 black-and-white pages full of candid photos of the band members goofing around backstage and on the road, including humorous commentary (written in Japanese, of course.) This is probably the largest collection of behind-the-scenes photography of Buck-Tick ever printed, so if you love your band members makeup-free, drunk and giggling unawares, you need this. For serious. Great condition, rare and out of print. 3800 yen.

This is what the color drug photos look like.

In the candids, Toll has a beard, and Sakurai has a smoke-beard (but smoking is bad for you!!!)

Sakurai and Imai brave the dangers of the convenience store to buy some pre-packaged underwear.

Imai says, "no photos, yo!"  Too late.

Hide makes goggle eyes at Acchan-chan.

Sexy Stream Liner Tour Pamphlet

Softcover, LP sized tour pamphlet from the Sexy Stream Liner era contains 38 pages of glossy full-color photos of the band members. Great condition, rare and out of print. 2000 yen.

Front Cover

Inside Cover

 Look at those head tattoos!

Aku no Hana Tour Pamphlet

Hardcover, LP sized tour pamphlet from the Aku no Hana era contains 35 pages of big glossy photos of the band members. Includes both full-color live photography and black and white art shots. Perfect condition, rare and out of print. If you love Mr. Sakurai with long hair, this one is for you. Sample photos below. 2000 yen.

Kurutta Taiyou Tour Pamphlet

Hardcover, LP sized tour pamphlet from the Kurutta Taiyou tour contains 36 full-color pages of REALLY ARTY photos, some of them featuring Buck-Tick members. Excellent for poring over while under the influence of quasi-legal herbs and the kind of candy Imai likes. Great condition, rare and out of print. 1500 yen.

Six/Nine Tour Pamphlet

Very large, soft-cover pamphlet from the Six/Nine tour contains 40 pages of full color and arty black-and-white photos, including soft-focus closeups of the band members and some interesting full-body black and white nighttime outdoor shots. Great condition, rare and out of print. 2000 yen.

This is NOT Greatest Tour Pamphlet

Very large, softcover tour pamphlet from This is NOT Greatest Tour contains 30 pages of glossy full-color studio and live photography of the band members. The unusual design includes foldout covers and a section of flipbook-style divided pages in the middle. Great condition, rare and out of print. 3000 yen.

These two posters are also still available.  The Cosmos poster is 52 x 72 cm, and the Zangai poster is slightly larger.  Great condition, very rare (especially the Zangai poster.)  4000 yen each.  Special shipping rates apply.

All inquiries about reservations and shipping should be directed to themadaristocrat at gmail.  Also it is with regret that we announce that EMS is not shipping to the Ukraine at this time.  Sorry, Ukrainians.  It's not our fault.