Perfume snatch the whole of Tokyo with a performance of "Edge"

Perfume "Edge" performance @ JAPAN NIGHT | Random J Pop

Perfume held wigs for raSdom during their performance set at JAPAN NIGHT. These girls put "Cling cling" to bed, brought "Edge" back from the dead and sent other girl groups to school. The title of this song could not be any more fitting, because edges are the one thing nobody was left with after Perfume snatched and scraped for 8 minutes straight.

Perfume fans will be familiar with this performance and how cutting edge it was back in 2010 and it still holds brilliantly now; which is why it was great to see the girls revisit it with updated visuals and a new level of confidence. In true Perfume flair, everything just came together perfectly to create a visual masterpiece; right down to the sea of glow sticks in the audience changing colour to the music. Perfume's visual team do no f**k around. Not for a second. They keep it tight.


Long before "Spending all my time" and "Party maker", was "Edge"- which set the standard and tone for all of Perfume's set piece performances which came after.

Team Perfume need to put "Edge" on the set list for World tour 3rd and give me all the screens, lifts, visuals, lasers. All that.

28 comments:

  1. 'Saturday Night' was great tho even if 'Eyes Wide Open' was mediocre. Also she's always had these discount music videos. To this day i can't bear to watch the 'All About the girls..' mv.


    Sigh @ her career cause 'Up To You' was great. I get the feeling Shishido Kavka will go down this same path into music oblivion. Similar to ICONIQ and Mademoiselle Yulia. BTW I blame you J for introducing me to this flops, flawless yet still flops.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You take that back about Shisido Kavka. Don't jinx the bitch. I want at least one more good album from her. Michi had two, so there's hope!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hahaha. There certainly is. Her last singles have been really good. You should check them if you haven't yet.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Old song is same ol'song.

    Are they desperate or what performing this? Speaks volumes as to what condition their current single is in.

    This is what they get.

    Next up......."Secret Secret"! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  5. It used to be good the first two times but I feel like I'm seeing the same stuff.

    COME ONNN!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This concert happened way before Cling Cling was released, like 3 months ago.

    Perfume has been performing a lot of their old album songs alongside their new singles, its not like they're desperate or anything. It actually means that Perfume is confident enough to perform unpopular old songs, they don't give a f*ck if the general public hasn't heard it before.

    Consider this was a music festival most of the audience probably had no clue about the song "edge" so this was a nice way to showcase a different side of Perfume to the public.

    Compare that to most pop artists today who wh*re out their string of new singles in one big ass medley and completely forget their old songs.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Am I the only person who thinks this group is overrated ( yes apparently), what am I missing?

    First off can these girls even sing? All they did was lip sync during this whole set which would have been fine if the music wasn't so derivative and repetitive and they weren't such stiff dancers. (The Kpop groups I've watched on Youtube make Perfume look like complete amateurs in the dancing dept IMO)
    Maybe I'm getting too old but I think groups like AKB48 and Perfume are everything that is wrong with the Japanese music industry today.

    I can't wait till Utada comes back, Japan should figure out a way to clone her.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Not people insulting perfumes dance abilities or their choice in bringing this song back? Ridiculous. Regardless of the state of their current single, I will always respect the visual game behind these girls. An 8 minute long nearly constant dance performance while maintaining synchronicity with each other and the screens behind them? Talent. No they aren't hip hop dancers likeSOME of the girls in Kpop but what does that matter when said Kpop girls don't even get to utilize that anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  9. In other news, Kuri has released her Fantasia 2000 music video for "Dum Ditty Dumb" featuring the Robo-Hoes themselves krumping! ;)

    http://youtu.be/l6T24JfZZrM

    ReplyDelete
  10. they didn't perform anything from cling cling cos it wasn't out yet when they did japan night
    ya
    bish

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow
    these girls can sing
    not great at it but they can sing

    and they are really good dancers
    you dont realize about their dances till you try to copy their dance, you need to be good dancer, you need to dance sharply and have to look good. you can copy the movements but you will look stiff if you arent a good dancer

    akb is not something to write along with Perfume. srsly Perfume can sing better, dance better, prettier than them and they are more popular. they arent in same level tbh, only thing akb can do good is handjob so they can sell millions

    ReplyDelete
  12. cling cling wasnt released at that point but you tried

    ReplyDelete
  13. I shed my tears when i saw more than 50.000 people screamed SAY YES

    ReplyDelete
  14. Perfume aren't the greatest singers nor dancers, but that doesn't detract from their ability as performers. They know how to command a stage, which is more than can be said for 90% of K-pop idols. There are very few good dancers in K-pop, and the only great female K-pop dancer is BoA and not one K-idol comes close to snatching that tittle from her. I don't think a majority of the groups in Kpop could pull this performance off, nor the SAMT choreography, or nee footwork.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I can't think of any others... LOL I have yet to see one other K-pop idol that I've been impressed with speaking strictly of females.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh okay. I do have another female in mind but I was shading you hard with my neck kirked sideways to the 10th power of da fuq at the males you ignored. lol

    ReplyDelete
  17. "Secret Secret"'s my jam, though!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Who is the other female just out of curiosity? Also, I don't think it's fair to compare the male dancers to the females only because their routines are usually a lot more intense and there's a lot more physicality involved. Not to say that the females are incapable of performing more intense routines. Miss A comes to mind as a group that has delivered some performances that have required a certain degree of physicality.

    ReplyDelete
  19. So they excluded Cling Cling but instead performed "Magic of Love", one of their lowest-selling singles since 2007. Makes perfect sense.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Explain it to me then. Because I don't see it.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I think you meant to say our girls held those Tokyo wigs for RANSOM J unless u meant to imply that the dance routine(s) was a little RANDOM despite being still pretty top notch...

    ReplyDelete
  22. "Cling Cling" isn't a hit, Even though it hit #2 on Oricon and has almost gone Gold... ok.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Omg leave... Every K-Pop female I've seen dance has been stiff as fuck with basic choreography, Just because ten of them do it doesn't make it good.


    (Not including BoA in the above obviously)

    ReplyDelete
  24. ayumi hamaSUCKY didn't. You mad? loooooool!

    ReplyDelete
  25. They are the best of the best. And your blog is the best of the best sites to read commentary about Perfume.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Actually the horrible thing is that AKB is way more popular than Perfume, mainly for doing suggestive things in their PVs and showing up dressed in lingerie. That said, Perfume is way more credible as artists internationally. As for "they can't sing" -- you're right, they're not amazing but A-chan especially is a gifted singer and she was pretty torn up back in 2008/whenever when Nakata started techno-doctoring her voice. They can sing, but for techno+dance purposes it's better not to.

    ReplyDelete

HTML tags for bold, italic and hyperlinks are allowed