You Can Tell All Sorts of Lies With Your Clothes On
by Dan
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Puffy AmiYumi - "Call Me What You Like"

Puffy AmiYumi are back, and they're bringing a flood. Avril's producer, John Spencer, the guy from Polysics, and I think I hear a theremin. Here's what I see: Ami and Yumi dancing in their living room to this song, and their performance of it somehow allows them to bend all backwards and twisty so they become all contorted in an inhuman way. Then someone (a ninja?) steals their record, and plays it for the whole town, and everyone starts contorting and dancing in this way, and our two heros are scared at first, and then annoyed, everyone trying to congratulate them for making great music, but just looking like bendy aliens. Ends with a chase scene.

I really hope beyond reasonable hope that they play their own instruments. [info]

Hidden Cameras - "Lollipop"

It's not okay to eat junk food until you die. You shouldn't run until you faint, even if you're in a rush. You can't knock on every door you see just to find out if there's a party going on inside. Not if you plan on getting anything done. This song tries to do all of these, and yet succeeds. Like finding a quarter in the return slot of a phone every time you look. [Buy old stuff]

Posted by Dan at June 8, 2006 2:09 AM

Awesome I've been waiting for someone to post on Puffy AmiYumi!!!!

Posted by jose mutiny at June 8, 2006 8:27 PM

I really like that last sentence-

Posted by Kevin at June 9, 2006 1:08 AM

My Sharona?

Posted by Akio at June 9, 2006 3:31 AM

Yes, Your Sharona.

Posted by tim+ at June 9, 2006 9:41 AM

It's BOTH of your Sharonas... And if you like that, you should check out "No Good Advice" by Girls Aloud; an equally ace Sharona homage... I like this Puffy song! All i knew of theirs was The Teen Titans theme and their own cartoon. Didn't think they could be this accessable!

Posted by bulldoggy at June 12, 2006 5:26 PM

Wow! I've never heard of Puffy AmiYumi but that song is AWESOME. Thank you!! I am totally going to check them out.

Posted by Trixie at June 16, 2006 6:30 AM

hey you got lyrics to Call me what you like? i can't seem to figure out one thing that they say and it bothers me, well two things. the first part being when they say "dont call me if you listen to ____-and soul"
and the second thing is right before they say "We aint no harajuku girls" and after they say "were no country girls"

email me if you know what it is

Posted by bri at June 23, 2006 4:53 PM

oh yeah.

Ami and Yumi can both play the piano, harmonica, guitar, and ami can play drums. they usually play harmonica live. in their song "korega watashi no ikiru michi"

Posted by bri at June 23, 2006 4:55 PM

bri is absolutely right. Also, PUFFY's( as they're called outside any English speaking country because that rapper Diddy used to be called Puffy when PUFFY played at SXSW in Austin in 2000) changed so much since they started out in 1996, both Fashion/look-wise, live-wise, and a bit ,music-wise.

They've always played different styles of rock, from rockabilly, to ska, to power girl punk, so modern pop punk to stadium rock ,etc. Anyone that's just hearing about them now have alot of catching up to do.

They're established idols in Japan, and had so many endorsements and albums and singles , their own variety t.v. show, countless tours, etc. When they started out, they'd play their own instruments live, but now they just sing and head bob, and play the harmonicas for Kore Ga Watashi No Ikiru michi, the official English title is "That's the way it is" , which is NOT the translation. "Kore ga watashi no ikiru michi" means "this is my way of life". So, I rant...

Check out their other US releases, "An Illustrated History", "NICE", "SPIKE" (currently out of print, you can only get it from eBay), and "Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Music From THe Series" (not an actual studio album, just a collaboration). I strongly recommend NICE.

They will celebrate their 10th Anniversary next month. Their myspace has more songs off of SPLURGE.

You can also check out their music videos and live performances on Just type in "PUFFY" in the search engine and sift through the pages. Don't try "Puffy AmiYumi" or you will miss good videos. Us die hard fans call them by their real name. Stupid Diddy, who ended up changing his own name 3 times....

Posted by PUFFYsaidGo at June 24, 2006 12:53 PM

I've been trying to figure out those lyrics for Call Me What You Like, too. That's how I ran across this page. I was able to dig them up here:

Posted by Anna at July 21, 2006 4:02 AM

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