The truth about Hideaki's Song!

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Offline Andy

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The truth about Hideaki's Song!
« on: June 06, 2004, 01:31:34 PM »
Well, mere hours after I put up that song, I got an email from Takayuki Nakatsuka who obviously knows his stuff! I shall tell you exactly what he told me..

Hideaki's Song was a result of a radio show Ben did in Japan. Listeners sent in their love stories, and Ben then selected one and turned it into a song. It was made on an old synthesizer known as an omnichord.

He even sent me a link to an ebay auction to illustrate the instrument. I have attached the picture to this post.

So it seems it was part of a radio show, and absolutely nothing to do with Hiro's Song. Apologies for that!

Many thanks to Takayuki Nakatsuka! And also everyone else who wished me a happy birthday. The amount of fun I had can be measured by the fact that I got his email first thing Saturday, and it's now almost Monday...
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Re:The truth about Hideaki's Song!
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2004, 03:51:46 PM »
very interesting, i wonder why the omnichord never made it to mainstream music? ....  ;D

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Re:The truth about Hideaki's Song!
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2004, 05:09:24 PM »
Ahh the OmniChord.
Ben used it during 'THE BENS rock over Australia' tour.

They used it for one of their songs, the song skips my mind. But yea... it aint nothing overly special. It just plays simple chords.
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Offline Andy

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Re:The truth about Hideaki's Song!
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2004, 11:43:33 PM »
I would guess that the Bens used this on "Stop!" and also for their song on the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tribute track.

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Re:The truth about Hideaki's Song!
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2004, 07:07:05 AM »
Thats SOO cool...so Andy what have you been upto all weekend? :P
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Re:The truth about Hideaki's Song!
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2004, 10:26:21 PM »
I would guess that the Bens used this on "Stop!" and also for their song on the Hedwig and the Angry Inch tribute track.

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Yeah, I think you're right. Hmmm... I can't remember what song, but Stop sounds about right. I do remember the omnichord though from the concert, I thought it was just a keyboard. But you can hear it from the start of Stop!

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