I think the world has forgotten what spectacle is supposed to make you feel like. As someone somewhere surely once said, “the extraordinary has become common, and the common has become mind-numbingly boring.”
Japanese recording artists are expected to put out an album a year, release 3-5 singles in the lead up to the album release, release the cover art, title and tracklisting at least 3 months in advance and to promote said singles and album by going on a variety of talk shows and appearing in a pile of magazines. Although some of the rules vary, it’s the same sad hype machine as anywhere in the world and it’s become a drag.
That’s why it was so much fun to watch Mr. Children piss all over it.