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Storm (Luna Sea song)

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Released  April 15, 1998
Genre  Alternative rock
Label  Universal
Format  8cm CD
Length  11:02
B-side  "Kono Sekai no Hate de"

"Storm" is the ninth single by Japanese rock band Luna Sea, released on April 15, 1998. It is their fourth to reach number 1 on the Oricon singles chart, and was the 29th best-selling single of the year with 720,370 copies sold, also making it the band's best-selling single. It was used as the April 1998 theme song for NHK's music television show Pop Jam.

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Composition

Guitarist Sugizo cited "Storm" as one of the songs he tried to replicate the "psychedelic feel of shoegaze bands" by using effects, "like playing fast with a wah-wah pedal, or using tape-echo and harmonizers. I couldn’t figure out how they did it, so I just made it into my own thing."

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Luna Sea.

  1. "Storm" - 5:05
    Originally composed by J.
  2. "Kono Sekai no Hate de (この世界の果てで)" - 5:57
    Originally composed by Inoran.

Cover version

The song was covered by pop singer Nami Tamaki on 2007's Luna Sea Memorial Cover Album -Re:birth-.

It was also covered by Lolita23q on the compilation Crush! -90's V-Rock Best Hit Cover Songs-, which was released on January 26, 2011 and features current visual kei bands covering songs from bands that were important to the '90s visual kei movement.

References

Storm (Luna Sea song) Wikipedia


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