by Chris MaGee
A year ago we posted a fun little item about actors turned singers (or singers turned actors, or both) in which we featured a song, yes a song, by none other than yakuza eiga star Riki Takeuchi called "Ma-Tsu-Ri". After the initial shock of seeing the guy who growled his way through the "Dead or Alive" films getting his groove on we actually realized how catchy "Ma-Tsu-Ri" was. My girlfriend still goes nuts for this song, so for her and all of you out there who became converts to Takeuchi-mania last September we have a treat for you: another song by Rrrrrrr-iki (Make sure to roll your R's when you say his name!)
This one is actually a cover of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume's 1999 hit "Love Machine", and damned if that isn't an apt title for the likes of Riki, I mean Rrrrrr-iki, all decked out in pink leather and sporting his trademark pompadour. Thanks to Kevin Ouellette over at Nippon Cinema for pointing this out. Enjoy!
More Exclusives hit SHUDDER in February
42 minutes ago