Title: HINOI チーム (Team Hinoi): King Kong
Vocals: HINOI チーム (Team Hinoi)
Release Date: 7/27/05
Catalog No.: AVCD-16068/B
I haven't had such a good laugh in ages. This album is so bad that it's pretty good.
Rather than listening to the CD first, I went directly to the bonus DVD. Like their previous CD, it contains a music video, a para-para version, and a making of. On top of that, it also has a special version of Ichigo 100% ending with Koriki Chushu, a pro-wrestler. The lyrics to the song are ridiculous, but that's kinda to be expected from a title such as this. It turns out that this song is a cover of a euro-beat song, "King Kong" by E-rotic. While the original is in English, this song is mostly in Japanese with sprinkles of English. The first two verses translated goes something like this (Engrish in all caps):
Hold me, KING KONG DO IT RIGHT
This city is a jungle ALL NIGHT LONG
I had been looking for you
This love will someday...
There's just one KING KONG HOLD ME TIGHT
It's the first LOVE CHANCE so
Please turn and look at me
Right now DING DONG MY KING KONG
So lyrics aside, this song is one of those that drills itself into your brain and stays there.
Anyway, back to my first reactions when I watched the videos. The first one is a regular music video. At the time, I was thinking, this song is pretty dumb. The lyrics make absolutely no sense at all. The dancing isn't as great as their first single. I was laughing the whole time thinking how ridiculous it is. The second video is the Para Para version. By now, the song has started seeping into my noggins. While this dance-only version isn't as good as its counterpart from the other album, it's still fun to watch. Still impressed with those 3 inch heels. The third video sealed it off. It has Koriki dancing in the foreground with the girls in the background. They have him dress up in a small shirt and speedos, enough so you can see his belly bounce around. I was cracking up at this point. Finally, the last video has the song playing in the background while they show behind-the-scenes footage. By now, I was already humming King Kong. I was also laughing at myself for becoming sucked in by these middle school girls. Quite deadly, this group is.
In addition to the original mix, there's a eurobeat version which is what the girls dance Para Para to. Personally, I like the eurobeat version over the original mix. There's another song on this CD, but it's not as catchy. Very heavy techno though. Finally, it has another remix of IKE IKE.
First pressing comes with a card of one of the four girls. Probably like everyone else, I wanted to get Asuka, but got Rina instead. Am a HINOI-OTA, now? I fear so.
Damn, can't get this song out of my head!!!