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EZO / Fire Fire JAPAN Loudness VDR-1596 w/TIN Box Limited 1ST PRESS!!!!! C8
EZO / Fire Fire JAPAN Loudness VDR-1596 w/TIN Box Limited 1ST PRESS!!!!! C8
Ezo "Fire Fire" cd Geffen
EZO / Fire Fire JAPAN Loudness VDR-1596 TB10
EZO / Fire Fire JAPAN Loudness VDR-1596 TB10
EZO Fire Fire CD 1989 GEFFEN 9 24230-2
EZO Fire Fire CD 1989 GEFFEN 9 24230-2

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Fire Fire

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1989

Label: Geffen

Catalog Number: 07599-24230-21

Average Rating: 82 / 100 (15 ratings)


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Masaki Yamada vocals
Taro Takahashi bass
Hiro Homma drums
Shoyo Lida guitar
1.  Love Junkie  4:45
2.  Night Crawler  4:21
3.  Fire Fire  5:51
4.  Wild Talk  4:39
5.  Burn Down the Night  4:39
6.  Black Moon  3:55
7.  Back to Zero  4:24
8.  Cold-Blooded  3:59
9.  She's Ridin' the Rhythm  3:55
10.  Streetwalker  4:17
11.  Million Miles Away  3:52
Total Running Time:  48:37

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Slayer Date: April 17, 2001 at 15:06
Amezing and Straight foward Japanese Metal band!!!

From: Kevin D. Date: June 10, 2001 at 1:43
Better than Loudness! A must have if you like high-speed yet melodic metal.

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: April 2, 2002 at 8:26
Here's some triva.'EZO' was first known as 'Flatbacker'.I think we all know that Gene Simmons was the producer on the first album.'Love Junkie' was a tribute to the movie 'Fatal Attraction'.Ripe aggressive hard rock tunes, melodic guitar work and very strong vocals.They might have 'Made in Japan' stamped on there ass, but these ravin haired rockers kick AMERICAN ASS!!

From: Tony Date: May 2, 2002 at 19:50
If you gotta check these guys out go with this album as it's MILES beyond the first one. Don't quite get why you'd even remotely compare these guys to Loudness though as these guys are much heavier, and if it's because of being Japanese I'd argue what moron would compare Zeppelin to Poison because they're both 'white'?? This is just good solid metal if this is what you're into.

From: Kevin D. Date: June 28, 2002 at 1:37
Of course I am comparing them because they are two Japanese metal bands. How many others have you heard? What moron would assume that I was comparing their musical styles by my earlier comments? This record still kicks ass.

From: Desslar Date: June 28, 2002 at 13:43
How many other Japanese metal bands have I heard? How about: Earthshaker Anthem X-Japan XYZ-A Dirty Trashroad Outrage United Seikimatsu Concerto Moon Saber Tiger Sly etc.

From: curt Date: July 21, 2002 at 10:22
Tony your right about this being a much better cd than the 1st one and if your going to compare these guys to someone they sound more like kingdom come. Yamada vocals sounds a times a little bit like KC and some of the guitars do to, except EZO is alot more complicated and has more drive behind them. I'm going to say Shoyo Lida is such and exceptional guitarist that the rest of the band is just triing to keep up. Don't care much for the vocals-5.5, guitars-10, and bass and drums a 7.

From: poisonarrow Date: November 30, 2002 at 11:58
this is one of my favourite all time discs. The surging power of the title track is breathtaking. The vocals rip out your spine and the axe work is superb. gimme more!!

From: poisonarrow Date: November 30, 2002 at 11:58
this is one of my favourite all time discs. The surging power of the title track is breathtaking. The vocals rip out your spine and the axe work is superb. gimme more!!

From: Julian Date: January 7, 2003 at 3:16
All I know is that this album rocks. Is the first album just as good?

From: Poison Arrow Date: January 9, 2003 at 14:48
oh and where can I get the flatbacker stuff? Can anyone fix me up? please? eZO just rule. can't say enough good about this band. also get the Loudness s/t album with the ezo singer and drummer (they were on everything Loudness did after that unbtil very recently as well) The Gene Simmons produced s/t album is awesome, though the production on Fire Fire is more to my tastes. Oh yeah,Shanghai recently covered the EZO song Flashback Heart Attack. respect!

From: CC Date: November 2, 2003 at 17:31
This is the best album I`ve heard from any Japanese band bar none! Fucking fantastic CD from start to finish with Nighcrawler being my fave!

From: CC Date: November 2, 2003 at 17:32
Oh & Desslar how could you forget probably the most successful Japanese band,Vow Wow!

From: Baddstuff Date: December 9, 2003 at 22:26
I'm fortuante enough to have the vinyl album with 'Flashback Heartattack' and I picked up this CD back in 1989 when it came out and this is far superior to their previous effort. 'Wild Talk' and 'Night Crawler' kick royal ass!

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: December 13, 2003 at 20:06
Hay,'POISON ARROW'. Flatbacker's on ebay right now!!!

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From: Blue Charvel Date: December 15, 2003 at 9:54
I really like the self-titled release, but this one kicks its ass all over the place. A lot of feeling in their playing, just some good balls out hard rock. I always liked the talent in Loudness, but IMHO they were never able to capture the art of songwriting, these guys on the other hand know how to write a hook. Standouts for me are Back to Zero, Love Junlie, Streetwalker and my fav, Wild Talk...awesome, fucking awesome. 9.5/10

From: Scott Date: December 18, 2003 at 17:15
A solid heavy metal platter. Many people compare these guys to Loudness. There are some similarities, mostly in the vocals. However, the music is more aggressive than Loudness were doing at the time. The album opens with scortcher 'Love Junkie'. Apparently this song was somwhat of a tribute to the movie 'Fatal Attraction'. Personally, I'd compare EZO to Kingdom Come, a heavier, more aggressive, Japanese version of Led Zeppelin. Lots of tasty solos, soaring vocals, and steady, pounding drums.

From: figgy Date: May 2, 2004 at 8:19
Not enough respect for these guys in the 80's.They deserved better.They play with passion.good stuff here

From: jack Date: June 15, 2004 at 2:27
These guys are as good as DOKKEN,man!

From: You Dont Get it Date: July 27, 2004 at 9:23
The comparison between the two bands is because that two of the members from EZO formed Loudness. Do your homework! GEEEESSSSHHHH!

From: chris Date: July 29, 2004 at 16:46
attn; "you don't get it" E-Z-O singer and drummer joined loudness in 1994. loudness released thier 1st album in 1981. ezo formed in 1984 totally independant of loudness. none of my 80,s loudness albums any E-Z-O members. DO YOUR HOMEWORK DUDE!!!!!!

From: Kip Date: August 26, 2004 at 15:26
I've owned this CD for a few years now. Am I the only one that likes every song on the 2nd half of the CD more than all the first half? One of the best melodic metal songs of all time is Back To Zero. Listen to that song build right before the final climax at the end, it's perfect! Blood Moon, Nightcrawler, Streetwalker, Million Miles Away, and She's Ridin' The Rhythm are my favorite songs here. (In That Order)

From: Metalhead66 Date: November 12, 2004 at 13:59
Amazing Band!!!! Over looked by all it seemed.They are not a loudness Clone(not that that would be a bad thing at all)but that's what most people would think. this is hard to find,so if you see it grab it!!!

From: jeff Date: December 15, 2004 at 1:37
fire-fire does not even compare to the first - the first was raw and very unique - fire-fire was ezo trying very hard to write commercial metal - its like comparing gunsnroses appetite to use your allusion - the former being very raw and unforgiving to the latter which again was an attempt from a band to write more commercial material - ezo's first album is a classic raw in your face punch you in the mouth one of a kind classic

From: BOLIN44 Date: January 15, 2005 at 20:09
Ok, here goes, I have NEVER been a fan of Japanese bands. I just don't like the vocal/accents. To me they sound laughable and out of place! But one day in a music store, I gave this CD a spin. I had to double check the cover! Yep, they are Japanese! These guys are BAD ASS! No funny accents or annoying whining like some other Jap bands. I thought the singer was VERY good! Production and songwriting is all there as well!! I skipped to the 2nd song "NightCrawler", Oh Shit, I bought right then!

From: pt88 Date: January 27, 2005 at 20:39
I guess I'm the only one that liked the first one better. I thought it was darker. This one just isn't as easily remembered. I do recollect that my intial reaction was that I liked it. The sound on the first disc just seemed different and a liitle more interesting to me.

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From: Jez Date: January 28, 2005 at 8:24
I can see your point regarding the debut, definately darker, but i honestly think this is generally better material wise, maybe because as someone pointed out above, it is more commercial/accessible. Anyways, both releases are good and have alot to offer in terms of songs and technical ability. Standouts on this one for me are 'Night Crawler' and the excellent title track,although all the material is well above the average marker.

From: Geoff Date: February 27, 2005 at 6:23
I sold this and I stand before the jury and admit this might be the only one I ever regret selling. I still think this is just a slightly lesser version of straight ahead hard rock like say, Black n' Blue at 'In heat' era... in that it's good solid hard rock, but just unspectacular. Good and solid though. But no gems for me

From: ROBERT Date: April 20, 2005 at 9:17
1989!! No Comments!! Por cierto: żAlguien sabe algo o tiene algun disco d estos solitstas Japoneses d WEST/COAST? ANRI Miki Asakura Bread & Butter Char Eri Gaijn Heaven Mari Hamada Joe Hisaish Mari Iijima Mutsumi Inoue Takeshi "T.K" Ito Yukiko Ito Hiromi Iwasaki Toshiki Kadomatsu Kimoko Kasai Yuki Katsuragi Naoko Kawai Junichi Kawauchi Kengo Kurozumi Marlene with Seawind MARLENE Masaki Matsubara Seiko Matsuda The Kazu Matsui Project Kazu Matsui The Kazu Project Keiko Mizukoshi Miho Morik

From: ROBERT Date: April 20, 2005 at 9:19
Keiko Mizukoshi, Miho Morikawa, Fumiaki Nakajima, Masatoshi Nakamura, Nanno Songless, Minako Obata, Off Course, Mika Okudoi, Masami Okui, Kenji Omura, Taeko Onuki, Ami Ozaki, Parachute, Reimy, M. Sasaji & L.A. Allstars, Hiroshi Sato, Chikuzen Satoh, Tomoe Sawa, Hiroshi Shinkawa, Kiyotaka Sugiyama, Kiyomi Suzuki, Mariya Takeuchi, Naoki Takao, Ken Tyla, Vocaland, Momoe Yamaguchi, Tatsuhiko Yamamoto, Eikichi Yazawa,...ETC ETC

From: ROBERT Date: April 20, 2005 at 9:21
JAPONESES: ANRI, Miki Asakura, Bread & Butter, Char, Eri, Gaijn Heaven, Mari Hamada, Joe Hisaish, Mari Iijima, Mutsumi Inoue, Takeshi "T.K" Ito, Yukiko Ito, Hiromi Iwasaki, Toshiki Kadomatsu, Kimoko Kasai, Yuki Katsuragi, Naoko Kawai, Junichi Kawauchi, Kengo Kurozumi, Marlene with Seawind, MARLENE, Masaki Matsubara, Seiko Matsuda, The Kazu Matsui Project, Kazu Matsui, The Kazu Project, Keiko Mizukoshi,... ETC

From: aMetalhead1966 Date: February 15, 2006 at 13:10
I said it before this is killer...I love this band....I wish they were doing something now.I had a hard time getting this and the first one but they are worth it.10/10!!!

From: Japangea Date: May 17, 2006 at 10:47
The title track,"Fire Fire",is one of best Japanese Hard Rock songs ever.Take carefully listen to both acoustic-guitar riffs and solo by the electric guitar.They must remind you both Jimmy Page and Randy Rhoads.

From: Japangea Date: May 17, 2006 at 11:01
As Japanese,I can tell you one interesting story about their band's name.When Gene Simmons decided to produce the band,they're still called Flatbacker(early days,it was Flatvacker),but Gene hates it and offered the band to change it into Praying Mantis.But this time the band hates it,and come up with EZO.Such a strange name but they were from the north island in Japan called Hokkaidou and this land used to be called "E-Z-O".Also "I-I-Z-O" means "great" in japanese.EZO has 2 meanings.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 4, 2006 at 11:04
Good Hard Rock, buen album por parte de estos Japoneses, un album muy competente Hard Rock agresivo por momentos recuerdan a Black 'N' Blue y en otros a The Cult pero claro lejos de estos SuperMostros, casi todos los temas estan a un nivel aceptable sin haber algo grande por alli pero si parejos 7.5/10

From: Fat Freddy Date: February 9, 2007 at 17:29
We have a true "lost classic" by the "other" Japanese metal band here. EZO had some serious chops but unfortunately were overshadowed (at least in the US) by their brothers in Loudness, who made the jump to America a few years before them. I'm still pissed that I missed an EZO/Crimson Glory gig in New York City back in 1989. Though both of the EZO albums are pretty cool, I prefer FIRE FIRE, there isn't a duff track on this one.

From: pejailrock Date: December 14, 2010 at 7:48
A great band and like above, I enjoy both albums but Fire Fire just hits it hard. Tracks like Night Crawler really show what this band is about. Although I see a lot of comparisons to LOUDNESS, after EZO disbanded the vocalist went on to join LOUDNESS for a self titled album called LOUDNESS. If you like EZO and LOUDNESS or know of Taiji of the Japanese metal band X (joined Loudness as well for this album, after leaving X)you will love that album.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 21, 2011 at 19:08
More or less in the same line of their debut but a bit more consistent in music matters...best shots for me are "Cold-Blooded"(catchy chorus),"She's Ridin' The Rhythm" & "Streetwalker"...tracks 2,4,5 and 6 have also something to offer...enjoyable release and as far as i know their last one...86/100

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