It has sure been a while since we talked about SPARK SPEAKER. They have come a long way since starting out as Dinosaur Brain, changing members several times and moving to live houses more often, as opposed to street lives (which they still do).

This is their first true music video, and I will say it is not bad. The song is catchy and the video itself, although plain is not boring.

Official Website:

You can pick up their brand new album, just released today (November 22nd) here:

SPARK SPEAKER – KYO-MEI (limited edition)

SPARK SPEAKER – KYO-MEI (standard edition)

The Alt Idol Podcast Ep. 23: The Father The Son and The Holy Sex

Hey you all, we have a podcast this week. Things…… Stuff…… Excitement.

Anyway, I couldn’t think of anything to say, but we covered a lot of stuff and I am tired, so here it is.

In the news this week:

  • Living Dead I Dolls suffer a mass exodus of members.
  • BiSH perform at the 2017 VMAJ.
  • EMPiRE finally reveal their faces.
  • Bonnou Paradox lose 2 members.
  • Kuromiya Rei from LADYBABY is going on hiatus.
  • NECRONOMIDOL suffer a slight hitch, also announce a brand new single.
  • BiS make a bunch of announcements at their BAD SOCiAL TOUR FiNAL.
  • PassCode’s “bite the bullet” features as the theme song for a television drama.
  • Kaqriyo Terror Architect release their first single, immediately announce their second.
  • SPARK SPEAKER announce details of their first album.
  • Does It Escape Again team up with Uijin for a split release.
  • Uijin also announce details of their upcoming double single release.
  • EMPiRE preview new song “EMPiRE is COMiNG”.
  • Watanabe Junnosuke and Pour Lui release a duet.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from Candye♡Syrup, NECRONOMIDOL, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da, Does It Escape Again X Uijin, SAiNT SEX and Kaqriyo Terror Architect.

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The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.8: Everybody Gets A New Member

Garry, Terry and John are back again, for the third week in a row. Please, hold the applause. Somehow we managed to eek a full show out of a pretty thin docket. Plus we had a couple of unexpected listeners, they got a special shout-out, Pure Idol Heart and Ruruko. Thanks for listening. A big thanks to all of our regulars as well. We wouldn’t do this with out your support.

In the news this week:

  • BiS, GANG PARADE, Gokigen Teikoku and Spark Speaker show off their new line-ups.
  • NECRONOMIDOL announce a show in France, and a separate very mysterious online livestream.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da announce their 3rd album.
  • CY8ER lose out on Tokyo Candoll, announce a new tour and also hold the strangest fan event we’ve ever seen.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from BiS, Zenbu Kimi no Sei da and Avandoned.

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We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast and iTunes.

The Alternative Idol Podcast Ep.7: Not Doing Things By the Book (Girl)

We managed to do two weeks in a row, and that is just fantastic, don’t you think? Garry is back from parts unknown, chatting with John and Terry about various idol happenings. Plus, things get a little sideways for a second and the show get a bit spicy.

In the news this week:

  • We talk about Spark Speaker, formerly known as Dinosaur Brain.
  • CY8ER and Gokigen Teikoku provide us with details of their new members.
  • Zenbu Kimi no Sei da preview 2 more brand new songs.
  • Codomomental are auditioning for an as yet unannounced project.
  • Local man tries to sue idol group, fails miserably.

We also share our thoughts on MVs from mistress, Maison book girl, Neuchan and Koutei Camera Gal.

Multiple audio formats available of all our podcasts at

We are now available on Stitcher, Pocket Cast and iTunes.

Spark Speaker Looking For New Member

Not long ago a friend of mine was in Japan on business. After a pleasant dinner out he was walking the street and came across a small idol unit consisting of three girls, one primary singer and two dancers, performing on the street. That unit was Spark Speaker. They were also selling their first demo CD “Go my way!”, not only that but set an ambitions goal of selling 1000 by March 3, 2017, the date of their first hosted live. He bought one and sent it along to me when he got back to the US. They almost hit their goal, selling 957. Not bad for idols that performed exclusively street shows every Tuesday and Thursday since December 6, 2016.

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