1 (edited by west_haven 2009-11-06 05:29:28)

Topic: 54 Nude Honeys

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm73/llawlietongaia/CD154nudehonneys.jpg

Anyone recognize the young woman on the far right? 8)

So from what information I've gathered, Fumi was the guitarist for this band before Polysics. She was invited to play bass for Polysics around in 1999 or so, and somehow along the way, she became a full member of the band we're more familiar with her being in (Source).

I didn't find out the band name, though, 'till I was randomly looking at the Japanese Wikipedia page for Polysics and I discovered the odd band name of "54 Nude Honeys" under the little blurb about Fumi. After a google search revealed the, uh, interesting outfits that they wear, I was instantly floored.

The little picture above is the only picture of Fumi from back then I can find (found it here), but.... wow XD

I find it neat that she was a guitarist and only played bass for Polysics since they needed one. I think I remember hearing somewhere (I believe it was in this bunch of moonspeak) that she started playing bass at age 20, so by the sounds of it she never even picked one up before Polysics. Just like Kayo and how she never played a synth 'till Hiro asked her to join the band.

So, I hope this stuff isn't common knowledge 'round here or anything, haha.

And I can't be the only person who wants to see more pictures of Fumi back then.

Edit: after some random searches, I may have found one of their early PVs and I think Fumi is in it. It's hard to tell, though; the quality isn't too great and with the crazy cinematography, it's hard to get good looks at everyone's faces, minus the lead singer. Here it is, and if this is against the rules, I'll take it down.

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Awesome! I want more!

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Brilliant detective work, west haven! A whole new back catalog opens up for us smile Now if only a whole new paycheck would open up to cover it....

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I remember the name 54 Nude Honeys from somewhere so I might have looked them up before, just not tried very hard. Good job on the research!

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5 (edited by west_haven 2009-11-06 22:10:15)

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http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm73/llawlietongaia/54nudehoneysFumi08.png

That's our Fumi-chan, all right!! I can tell it from the shape of her eyes, nose and lips even though she's wearing darker makeup than she wears today. Ah, she's so pretty <3

In case you guys try to track down some of their stuff (in whatever way you choose, lol), I believe the only albums that Fumi played a part in is at least Drop the Gun and Snakes & Queen. Since she became a full member of Polysics in 2001-ish, then these two albums should coincide that time frame. I'll be listening to 'em soon, too, once I get 'em on my iPod. I'm curious!

And how could you resist this?

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm73/llawlietongaia/54nudehoneysFumi05.png


And also in the same vein of talking about her, I believe she got her star tattoo that's on her hand somewhere between 2000 and 2004. I was watching a low quality of DVDVPVDVLIVE a few weeks ago and it was hard to tell if she had it there or not. So, if anyone could hook me up with some better quality images of that show, that would be lovely 8)

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A friend got me into them a year or so ago. Fun stuff!

I never knew she used to be a member. Nice find!

7 (edited by west_haven 2009-11-07 04:31:08)

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And a live video! Uh, not enough face shots, too many crotch shots XDD I love their random background dancer too rofl.

I'm listening to the Drop the Gun album and they're not bad; the guitar sound sounds really sharp and exciting. I'm getting used to the vocals (when I saw that music video, that's what, for lack of a better word, startled me at first) and I'm likin' 'em O: haha now I have two oddly named artists on my iPod and both were Fumi-inspired (this group and then Ogre You Asshole).

So how is their other stuff, Fox? Any albums you'd recommend? O: I would listen to Snake&Queen, but I think the download is corrupted and so it sounds weird....

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Still bowled over by the awesomeness of finding Fumi's old band, but please explain how Ogre You Asshole is Fumi-inspired? (In many ways I feel a newbie to the whole Polysics lore.)

9 (edited by west_haven 2009-11-08 01:19:28)

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asb813 wrote:

Still bowled over by the awesomeness of finding Fumi's old band, but please explain how Ogre You Asshole is Fumi-inspired? (In many ways I feel a newbie to the whole Polysics lore.)

Ogre You Asshole is, at least to my limited knowledge, one of Fumi's favorite bands. (On this page [again], Fumi says for question 371 that the Japanese artist she's paying attention to the most is this band.)

Tying into this, in the Polyblog, Fumi posts a picture of her and the lead singer/guitarist. The translation says, more or less, that she experienced love at first sight with their music and she loves going to their live shows.

They're a really nice band, too; their vocals are, well, odd sounding, but it fits the music. The guitars are simply wonderful, too <333 Fumi recommends them and so do I!!

And don't feel too much like a newbie, haha. I'm, just, well.... a Fumi-enthusiast?

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You and your Fumi. xD

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Irotokage wrote:

You and your Fumi. xD

Yes, me and my Fumi XDDD

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Searching for 54 Nude Honeys on ebay gives some... interesting results.

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TheMongKey wrote:

Searching for 54 Nude Honeys on ebay gives some... interesting results.

I got underwear and makeup, rofl. That's not right XDDDD

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west_haven wrote:

They're a really nice band, too; their vocals are, well, odd sounding, but it fits the music. The guitars are simply wonderful, too <333 Fumi recommends them and so do I!!

And don't feel too much like a newbie, haha. I'm, just, well.... a Fumi-enthusiast?

Thanks for clearing that up, West Haven. I'm going to have to check out Ogre. And who can help but be a Fumi enthusiast? She rocks! smile

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Ogre You Asshole! opened for Polysics on there Myspace Secret Show

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuse … =307185793

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Downloaded an Ogre You Asshole album and it's really good so far. (I got AlphaBeta vs. Lambda.)

17 (edited by west_haven 2009-12-21 04:02:09)

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Dave12D3 wrote:

Downloaded an Ogre You Asshole album and it's really good so far. (I got AlphaBeta vs. Lambda.)

That album is really neat!! I think I like every song on that album, but I lovelovelove Flag and Coin Laundry the most.

Some of my other favorite songs by them is Kaisentou, Tanishi (both from their self titled album) and then Advantage. The sound of their guitars is so pretty and such a pleasure to listen to!

And that's really neat about that concert! If only there were some pictures.....!

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I like them. They're very tight together and their singer has a very distinctive (but nice) voice.

(It also helps that the songs are catchy.)

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Oh yes, that's it exactly! The vocalist's voice did throw me for a bit of a loop when I first heard it, but yeah, distinctive is a good word. Unique, odd, but still fits the music. (Very similar to Hiro's voice)

And actually, I would listen to a bit of 'em now, but I'm dead set on listening all the way from 1st P to Absolute POLYSICS, so I don't wanna stop, haha. Currently on Nitt 8)

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Awesome find, I think I might pick up their album.

21 (edited by west_haven 2010-04-09 21:04:39)

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I found this while Googling, and wow, it's some good information! It explains about the name of the band, even! I also didn't know that this band had disbanded in 2007, or that it had started in 1992! Great information, great information!!

Also, if you check Natsu Bam Bam tomorrow, there will be a very interesting entry and I will explain a little bit more about Fumi's involvement in this band. I can't wait for everyone to see it~

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22 (edited by ruthyruth 2012-03-26 15:58:46)

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54 Nude Honeys - /Q-Tee SPY

Info on 54 Nude Honeys is hard to find...but as I do my digging I came across this auction - which I think runs another 12 days...

http://www.bidders.co.jp/item/89619133

I have not found this album on any discographies of the band yet - however, it does appear to be the five (6? 7?) member group. I'm guessing Fumi is in the group shot (scroll down the auction page) but I'm not sure who she is...I'm guessing either the one standing in the back on the left - or the one on the left in the front, with an outside possibility that she is in the very front with the platinum wig...my DNA will never be used to create bionic-face-recognition software!!

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I'm on my iTouch and it's jot letting me see the picture. Can someone save and post it here? I'm sure I can pick Fumi out of the group.

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Okay I think it's the front left, the one right in the bottom left corner in the picture. That looks like her, what with the eyes, cheeks and shape of face.

Great find, man!! Another picture of Fumi in this band is always something interesting to see!

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I don't remember where I said I was gonna post these but this seems like a good spot. Sorry they didn't come sooner, I was sick as hell. Also sorry for the glare.

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/roundhouse87/polysics/IMG_1029.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/roundhouse87/polysics/IMG_1031.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/roundhouse87/polysics/IMG_1032.jpg

http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g255/roundhouse87/polysics/IMG_1033.jpg