Uchusentai Noiz, a Japanese visual kei band has performed their own version of “Narda,” one of the biggest hits of local rock group Kamikazee. And they sang it in Filipino.
The five-piece band, recorded and even shot a video for the "Narda" song, which was uploaded on YouTube on Aug. 7. Instead of translating the song into Japanese, Uchusentai Noiz’s vocalist Angel-Taka sang “Narda” with its original Filipino lyrics—though with a thick Japanese accent. The video has so far hit 160,000 views on YouTube....
“Narda” is the carrier single off Kamikazee’s album “Maharot,” which was released in 2006. The song serves as a serenade to classic comic book heroine Darna and her “secret” identity, Narda.
Kamikazee lead singer Jay Contreras, as well as Chito Miranda of Parokya Ni Edgar, (who had done numerous collaborations with Kamikazee) has also seen the video.
Uchusentai Noiz, formed years ago in 1999, is composed of vocalist Angel-Taka, guitarists Kotaro and Masato, bassist Kyo, and drummer Yamato. Their genre, visual kei, is usually identified with Japanese rock music, and a type of fashion characterized by heavy make-up as well as flamboyant hair and costumes—reminiscent of glam rock.
The group is scheduled to perform shows in Manila and Davao in September.