Picture this, you're at school on a rainy Wednesday morning. You're sitting comfortably in your seat when you start to feel a strange sensation in your sweat pants. You then think to yourself,"Oh shit. I have a boner." You ponder,"How can I get this to go away?" Just then, the teacher calls you to the front of the room. You come to the realization that your erection isn't going to deflate any time soon. Curse those NREs!
Guy #2: Man, I didn't need to know that...
Played mainly 'remixed' versions of old Inari and Machikara songs, but possessed four of their own Japanese punk rock songs written by Machiko and TJF titled, "six past f***ing midnight", "We will never forget", "Sakura" and "Falling".
Their sound is original and experimental, often using guitars to emulate the sound of Japanese instruments such as the koto and shamisen. Machiko's voice sounds the most beautiful, unlike her typical Shonen Knife / Ramones sounding voice in Machikara, and she skilfully emulates a traditional bunraku voice to off beat punk rock. Machiko sings most vocals in NRE, but is accompanied by TJF in songs, "We will never forget" and "Falling".
Quite surprisingly, the music only contains a hint of punk rock, and most of the music seems quite carefully composed and constructed. The guitar riffs show an obvious progression in Machiko and TJF's guitar style and TAKU's bass lines could stand alone on a drum and bass record.
However, NRE only played 2 public concerts at the Sydney Japan Foundation nighttime concert in Sydney during 2003 before slowly disappearing with punk rock band, Oil and NEVERGIVEUP. All members have since returned to Japan, marking the end of Inari, Machikara, and NRE.
Both of their performances were energetic and sincere, and as you can guess, my favorite song is "We will never forget". It's a song which has caused me to bleed so much, yet mature in a way which I would have never anticipated before. NRE belittles Inari and Machikara, and it was a wonderful parting gift from both bands.
NRE I LOVE YOU!
Anyone know where to get their other songs???
Girl 2: Yeah! We hate America!
Girl 3: nRe ROX!!!!!!!!!11111