Friday, December 10, 2021

Hide - Psyence (1996)

Hide - Psyence (1996)

Tracklist front / back album covers

1. "Psyence"   3:18

2. "Erase"   3:25

3. "Genkai Haretsu (限界破裂)"   4:42

4. "Damage"   4:34

5. "LEMONed I Scream (Choco-Chip Version)"   2:47

6. "Hi-Ho"   5:46

7. "Flame"   5:20

8. "Beauty & Stupid"   4:06

9. "Oedo Cowboy"   1:22

10. "Bacteria"   5:39

11. "Good Bye"   3:59

12. "Cafe Le Psyence"   1:00

13. "Lassie (Demo Master Version)"   3:33

14. "Pose"   4:57

15. "Misery (Remix Version)"   5:10

16. "Atomic M・O・M"   2:38


Hide Band Members / Musicians

hide – vocals, guitar, bass (except for tracks 3, 10), arranger, producer

Kazuhiko Inada – programming, engineer

Takashi Kaneuchi – bass on tracks 3, 10

Satoshi "Joe" Miyawaki (ZIGGY) – drums except tracks 7, 11

Eiki "Yana" Yanagita (ZEPPET STORE) – drums on tracks 7, 11

Eric Westfall – piano, engineer

Cover versions

"Genkai Haretsu" and "Flame" were covered, by Oblivion Dust and Zeppet Store respectively, on the 1999 hide tribute album Tribute Spirits. Oblivion Dust performed their version live on May 4, 2008 at the hide memorial summit, with "Flame", "Damage" and "Pose" also covered live earlier that same day by Hurdy Gurdy (Seizi Kimura of Zeppet Store), Ladies Room and D'espairsRay respectively. "Flame" was covered by defspiral for their 2011 hide tribute maxi single "Reply -Tribute to hide-". The Kiddie covered "Damage" for Tribute II -Visual Spirits-, while Tribute III -Visual Spirits- included a cover of "Genkai Haretsu" by Griever and "Bacteria" by Awoi. Both albums were released on July 3, 2013. Chay and J covered "Flame" for Tribute VI -Female Spirits- and Tribute VII -Rock Spirits- respectively. The second album also included D'erlanger covering "Genkai Haretsu" and a recording of "Pose" by Cutt. Both albums were released on December 18, 2013. "Bacteria" was covered by SexFriend, a duo consisting of Aina The End from BiSH and UK from Moroha, for the June 6, 2018 Tribute Impulse album.

Psyence is the 2nd album by Japanese musician hide, released on September 2, 1996. It topped the Oricon Albums Chart and was certified double platinum by the RIAJ for sales over 500,000 copies. The album was re-released on the Japan only format SHM-CD on December 3, 2008.

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