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"Soul Flower Union" , posted Mon 11 Nov 19:25post reply


Which Soul Flower Union album(s) have words referenced by the game? I was thinking of picking one up. Thanks.






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"Re(1):Soul Flower Union" , posted Tue 12 Nov 08:24post reply


quote:
Which Soul Flower Union album(s) have words referenced by the game? I was thinking of picking one up. Thanks.


Fortunately, it just so happens I did the research on this last week, so I can provide you with a detailed answer. Unfortunately, I'm at work right now, so I won't be able to post the info (which is on my home PC) until I finish my shift. I should be home and able to post in a little more than 8 hours. Check back in then and I should have the info for you.

--Chris, Hoteiya Las Vegas





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"Re(1):Soul Flower Union" , posted Tue 12 Nov 18:25post reply


Sorry for the delay, Gen. I'm working up a detailed album listing for you, but I have to run a family member into town for a few hours. I hope to post the info before I turn in tonight, tho. Thanks for your patience.

--Chris, Hoteiya Las Vegas





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"Re(2):Soul Flower Union" , posted Tue 12 Nov 18:27post reply


hooray.

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Sorry for the delay, Gen. I'm working up a detailed album listing for you, but I have to run a family member into town for a few hours. I hope to post the info before I turn in tonight, tho. Thanks for your patience.

--Chris, Hoteiya Las Vegas



no problem thank you





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"Re(1):Soul Flower Union" , posted Wed 13 Nov 01:17post reply


Well, at last I've got everything collated. Angel's technique names are English phrases, rendered phonetically in Katakana. Soul Flower Union's song titles are sometimes in English, but most of the time they're in Japanese. These Japanese titles, however, usually have an English translation written just below them. It is these English translations that are the origin of Angel's technique names. Some of Angel's technique names use a song's entire title, and some use only a partial title.

The band appears to have worked under different names over the years:
1986-1993: Newest Model
1986-1993: Mescaline Drive
1993-Present: Soul Flower Union
1995-Present: Soul Flower Mononoke Summit (when recording more traditional Japanese songs)
1997,1998: Soul-cialist Escape

I point out the change in names since some of the song titles Angel uses date back to the Newest Model and Mescaline Drive albums. In the discography info I'm providing here, the "Title" of the album consists of the BANDNAME/ALBUMNAME, and I wanted to avoid confusion when dealing with albums that don't have Soul Flower Union in the "Title."

First, here's the names of Angel's techniques:
GO-GO Fuuten Girl*
Starlit Field
Senseless Chatter
At the Wasteland
Beyond the Flames
Red Sky of Japonesia**
Mad Murder Roulette***
Repun Kamui
Formalists' Blue
Citizen of the World
Welcome to Ryuuguu****
Bye Bye Ryuuguu
Impotent Symptom
Buggy and Coffin
With a Lamp for the Passway
A Train to See Cherry Blossoms
Shelter from the Storm
Crown Under the Sky
State of Heat Haze*****
A Fullmoon Evening
Ride Your Cycle
A Garden to Play with Ghosts
Loyalty Test for the Liberalists
The Unidentified Victim Consciousness

...and don't forget her Unchain combo sequences.

* When rendered in English on SFU's album's, it is written as GO-GO Futen Girl (phonetically, it's Fuuten)
** It's spelled Japonesia, but it's pronounced Yaponesia
*** The song's English title is Mad Murderer Roulette, but Angel's technique name is written in Katakana as Mad Murder Roulette
**** Ryuuguu is the sea god's dragon palace in Japanese folklore
***** In State of Heat Haze, "state" means nation or country, not a condition

Here are the albums that feature the songs that inspired the above-listed technique names (Title...Date...Item#...CDS = CD Single, CDA = CD Album):

NEWEST MODEL / Ubaguruma to kan'oke...4-21-90...KIDS-5...CDS
-Buggy and Coffin

NEWEST MODEL / Crossbreed Park...5-21-90...KICS-30...CDA
-Formalists' Blue
-Buggy and Coffin

MESCALINE DRIVE / Ohanami Ressha...7-21-90...KIDS-14...CDS
-A Train to See Cherry Blossoms

NEWEST MODEL / The Formalists' Blue...9-21-90...KIDS-22...CDS
-Formalists' Blue
-Impotent Symptom

NEWEST MODEL / Solid Foundation - Early Days 1986-1987...12-25-90...BOYS14C...CDA
-Senseless Chatter

MESCALINE DRIVE / Ideology Cooking...3-21-91...KICS-76...CDA
-Welcome to Ryuuguu
-The Unidentified Victim Consciousness
-Bye Bye Ryuuguu

NEWEST MODEL / Chishiki o ute, kokoro o aki, jitensha ni nore!...9-21-91...KIDS-60...CDS
-Ride Your Cycle

NEWEST MODEL / UNIVERSAL INVADER...2-21-92...KICS-145...CDA
-With a Lamp for the Passway
-Ride Your Cycle

NEWEST MODEL / Counter-Censorship...3-5-93...KICS-291...CDA
-Shelter from the Storm
-Formalists' Blue
-Impotent Symptom
-Ride Your Cycle

MESCALINE DRIVE / RESPECTABLE SINGLES...3-5-93...KICS-292...CDA
-A Train to See Cherry Blossoms

SOUL FLOWER UNION / Kamui Ibirima...11-1-93...2854 yen...KSC2-60...CDA
-Citizen of the World

SOUL FLOWER UNION / Sekai shimin wa subete no hata o orosu...12-1-93...KSD2-1048...CDS
-Citizen of the World

SOUL FLOWER UNION / Watatsumi Yamatsumi...10-1-94...2854 yen...KSC2-82...CDA
-Repun Kamui
-State of Heat Haze
-A Garden to Play with Ghosts
-Loyalty Test for the Liberalists

NEWEST MODEL & MESCALINE DRIVE / Soul Flower Box 87-93...12-2-94...KICS-461~3...CDAx3
-Senseless Chatter
-Buggy and Coffin
-Formalists' Blue
-A Train to See Cherry Blossoms
-Impotent Symptom
-The Unidentified Victim Consciousness
-Welcome to Ryuuguu
-Bye Bye Ryuuguu
-Ride Your Cycle
-With a Lamp for the Passway
-Shelter from the Storm

SOUL FLOWER UNION / Mangetsu no yuube ...10-1-95...KSD2-1100...CDS
-Repun Kamui
-A Fullmoon Evening

SOUL FLOWER UNION / GHOST HITS '93-'96...6-1-96...3059 yen...KSC2-155...CDA
-Repun Kamui
-Citizen of the World
-State of Heat Haze
-A Fullmoon Evening
-A Garden to Play with Ghosts
-Loyalty Test for the Liberalists
-Formalists' Blue

SOUL FLOWER UNION / Mukaikaze...7-21-96...KSD2-1138...CDS
-Impotent Symptom

SOUL FLOWER UNION / ELECTRO ASYL-BOP...10-21-96...2854 yen...KSC2-164...CDA
-A Fullmoon Evening

SOUL-CIALIST ESCAPE / LOST HOMELAND...2-21-98...3059 yen...KSC2-201...CDA
-A Fullmoon Evening

NEWEST MODEL / BEAST HITS ~ THE BEST OF EARLY SOUL FLOWER...4-24-98...KICS-675...CDA
-Buggy and Coffin
-Formalists' Blue
-Impotent Symptom
-Ride Your Cycle

MESCALINE DRIVE / Burst Hits ~ The Best of Early Soul Flower...4-24-98...KICS-676...CDA
-Welcome to Ryuuguu
-Bye Bye Ryuuguu

SOUL FLOWER UNION / MARGINAL MOON...7-8-98...1835 yen...KSC2-232...CDA
-A Fullmoon Evening

SOUL FLOWER UNION / Aotenjou no Crown...1-21-99...KSD2-1213...CDS
-Crown Under the Sky
-A Fullmoon Evening

SOUL FLOWER UNION / HIGH TIDE & MOONLIGHT BASH...12-8-99...RES-34...CDA
-Beyond the Flames
-A Fullmoon Evening
-A Garden to Play with Ghosts

SOUL FLOWER UNION / WINDS FAIRGROUND...2-20-99...3059 yen...KSC2-268...CDA
-Beyond the Flames
-Red Sky of Japonesia
-Crown Under the Sky

SOUL FLOWER UNION / UNCHAIN...8-23-00...1800 yen...PSCR-5903...CDS
This single's title is UNCHAIN, and features 2 tracks with this word in their titles: Unchain no thema [Theme of Unchain], and Unchain My Heart (originally by Ray Charles).

SOUL FLOWER UNION / Screwball Comedy...7-25-01...3150 yen...RES-52...CDA
-GO-GO Futen Girl
-Starlit Field
-At the Wasteland
-Mad Murder Roulette

SOUL FLOWER UNION / GHOST HITS '95-'99...12-12-01...3059 yen...KSCL-420...CDA
-Beyond the Flames
-A Fullmoon Evening

SOUL FLOWER UNION / LOVE±ZERO...8-23-02...2625 yen...BMCD-1002...CDA
-Shelter from the Storm

NEWEST MODEL / Solid Foundation - Early Days 1986-1987...10-2-02...2600 yen...KICS-967...CDA
-Senseless Chatter
This CDA is a re-release; the album was originally released in 1992.

NEWEST MODEL / Crossbreed Park...10-2-02...2300 yen...KICS-972...CDA
-Formalists' Blue
-Buggy and Coffin
This CDA is a re-release; the album was originally released in 1990.

MESCALINE DRIVE / Ideology Cooking...10-2-02...2300 yen...KICS-973...CDA
-Welcome to Ryuuguu
-The Unidentified Victim Consciousness
-Bye Bye Ryuuguu
This CDA is a re-release; the album was originally released in 1991.

NEWEST MODEL / UNIVERSAL INVADER...10-2-02...2300 yen...KICS-974...CDA
-With a Lamp for the Passway
-Ride Your Cycle
This CDA is a re-release; the album was originally released in 1992.

NEWEST MODEL / Soul Flower Clique 1988-1992...10-2-02...4800 yen...KIBM-38...CDA
-Ride Your Cycle
-Impotent Symptom
-Buggy and Coffin
-A Train to See Cherry Blossoms
This CDA is a re-release; the album was originally released in 1992.

SFU also has a few omnibus CDs, but I haven't listed them here, since I'm still trying to get track listings for each of them.

Senseless Chatter comes from the title "Senseless Chatter & Senseless Fists" -- the earliest SFU song to be used by Angel, it was released on vinyl (by Newest Model) in January, 1988.

Oh, yeah -- here's a link to part of the band's official English site (http://www.breast.co.jp/soulflower/sfu/sfu_profile_e.html) -- the website also has Korean pages, and Japanese of course.

* * * * * * *

Phew! Well, Gen, I hoped that helped you a bit. Man, I'm gonna have to get a Code Red Mountain Dew 7-11 Double Gulp on the way to work this morning! Crap, it's already after 1am here, and I have to get up at 4:15am to get ready for work. Eep.

My friends and I run an online Japanese CD/DVD shop (www.hoteiyalv.com), and I was planning to buy a couple of SFU CDs this month from our supplier in Japan. Let me know if you'd be interested in placing an order with us. Later!

--Chris, Hoteiya Las Vegas (http://www.hoteiyalv.com/)





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"Re(2):Soul Flower Union" , posted Wed 13 Nov 10:32post reply


Good work! Thanks a bunch!