BIGBANG K-Popped my Cherry.


I’ve been reborn.

Let me explain: music used to be huge in my life, starting with my first band-crush, KISS.

I was probably the only kid I knew that liked them but it didn’t matter. I knew I wasn’t alone because they sold out STADIUMS for crying out loud! And my mom would listen with me so it was all good! Actually now that I think about it, my taste in music has always had an acceptance of the theatrical, or artistic Flair. KISS’ look has been described as Kabuki-like because of the use of heavy black/white/red face paint. I can’t think of anyone else who used face paint with the exception of Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, and maybe David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust days. While it’s true the face paint and costumes were eye-catching, I really really loved their music! And when we talk about KISS’ music, we are talking about LIVE music. I’ve heard the same thing from so many sources, nobody but NOBODY put on a better Live Rock Concert than KISS. That legacy has lasted unchallenged (in my opinion) for nearly 40 years.

Until recently. While perusing YouTube for K-drama news, I happened to see suggested videos about BIGBANG and T.O.P (who I knew about from a K-drama called IRIS).

Out of curiosity I clicked on the music video called Bang Bang Bang. That was it, I fell down the rabbit hole! That video grabs you in the first 3 seconds and doesn’t let go! And it ups the ante throughout the song so that by the time you are done watching it, you want to party, or run some laps or go calling every radio station you can think of and begging them to play BIGBANG! So now, after a dry spell of maybe 20 years, I’ve gotten inspired by music again! Thank you G-dragon, T.O.P, Taeyang, Daesung, and Seungri!

Here is the link for Bang Bang Bang music video. The production values are phenomenal, the outfits and props are over the top, and the music is catchier than anything I’ve heard in YEARS. Of course it’s a few years old at this point, it came out in 2015.

Another favorite is Fantastic Baby . This one is even earlier, it came out in 2012.

I have to say my life has changed. I’m motivated to do things I really didn’t care about before! I’ve got BIGBANG and T.O.P on my wall above my bed. I’ve got jewelry and artwork and cell phone cases and clocks and CD’s on order from eBay! I troll the internet for news and videos, and I even started posting about my BIGBANG (and T.O.P) love on Twitter (which I hadn’t used since it came out!)

If you are interested in getting some music for yourselves, I strongly STRONGLY recommend their CD MADE.

By the way, I don’t know if this is intentional or not but one of the members, Taeyang, may have been acknowledging the connection to KISS, as I happened to see him wearing a KISS shirt during an Interview. I also found these of G-dragon (bless him!):

Anyways, I’m off to troll YouTube for more reaction vids and fan-made stuff.

~ by irishgrl on August 18, 2018.

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