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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Sing Like Talking -- Rise

Sing Like Talking has always had some great hooks to their songs. "Rise"is a funky number which has a great intro as well. It was originally released as part of the band's 5th album in 1992, "Humanity"which peaked at No. 3 on the Oricon weeklies, before it was released as a single in August of that year. It was around this time that SLT started garnering its legions of fans.

Aomori Prefecture(青森県) native Chikuzen Sato(佐藤竹善)got his unusual name in this manner. "Chikuzen"is separated into two kanji characters with the final character, "zen"(善)being the kanji used in the names of his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The kanji for "chiku"(竹)represents bamboo, and it was said that it had been hoped that the child who would become the lead singer for SLT would grow as straight and steady as a bamboo stalk.

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