Collaborations


Collaborations are special songs that usually are done with another artist. They usually aren't available on Missile Innovation's CDs, either. I've listed all of their collaborations below, in chronological order. New collaborations are always displayed on the first page.

Sometimes the entire band will collaborate with an artist; other times, only 1-2 members will do a collaboration. As a result, I've used bold red to indicate who did which collaboration.

There are two ways you can sample the songs:

1) HTML: This is the original way I had it set up, where you'll have to manually download and listen to each file. Also, if you hover over the links, you'll see the kanji title of each song.

2) Flash Player (and Hear all collabs): This flash player will let you listen to each sample in REAL TIME. (^^) Occasionally you can choose between different playlists (especially if the CD is a remake/tribute to another artist's work).

Here's a quick summary of how the flash player works (image opens in a new window)

Click on the 'Lyrics' icon to access the lyrics. ALL lyrics will open in ONE popup (i.e.: all of the lyrics share the same popup). This way, you won't have a TON of popups open. Besides, you can't read two lyrics at the same time, right? (^^) But if you want to open the lyrics in more than one window, feel free to right-click the links and choose "Open in New Window".

Lastly, to make the pages load faster, the collaborations have been split into several pages (hence why I alternated/color-coded the links).


19 COLLABORATIONS
regular text (no link) = song not available yet

  1. Misaki
  2. HEY! SLOT MACHINE
  3. Koe
  4. Boku no Heya ni Oide
  5. flower garden
  6. COME ON, NOW!!
  7. El Dorado
  8. Smile
  9. Misao
  10. VIEWTIFUL WORLD
  11. Sakuranbo ~Studio Live Version~
  12. OVER DRIVE [and "Love me darling"]
  13. U-BOOTO (U-Boat)
  14. BLOOD on FIRE [Live Version]
  15. DRAGON FIRE [Live and "Original" Versions]
  1. HARERUYA (Hallelujah) [Live Version]
  2. Tokyo Purin ga 10(juu)-shuu-nen
  3. GO! CRESCENDO
  4. Yoake







NEWEST COLLABORATION
19) Yoake
Ryo by himself

CD cover
TIME
(Album - 10 tracks)

+Produced by: BounDEE records
+Catalogue #: DQC-61
+Release Date: April 23, 2008


+More Info:
This song is by Yeux., an Indies artist. And yes, she DOES have a period at the end of her name. And, her name isn't the only "odd" thing with this song. For some reason, most sites (including her official website) list "Yoake" as Track #10. But iTunes Japan (which is where I first got the song from) lists it as Track #2. (o_O) However, since most sites list it as Track #10, I decided to do the same thing.

As for the actual song/music: Yeux. has a pretty nice voice, but the song is a bit too repetitive. However, it DOES grow on you overtime. Plus, Ryo plays the acoustic AND electric guitar in this song...and that's definitely a reason to give this song a try. =)

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1) Misaki
Ryo by himself (with Dai Nagao)

CD cover
Misaki
(CD Single - 4 tracks)

+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30181
+Release Date: December 16, 2000


+More Info:
Ryo (and Dai Nagao) played guitar in this song. (^^) "Misaki" was the opening theme to a drama series called "Shinjuku Bousou Kyuukyuu-tai". Takako Uehara starred in the drama series (and she's also another artist that Dai Nagao worked with).

You can learn more about London Boots on this page (in the "D.A.I.'s Other Works" section).

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2) HEY! SLOT MACHINE
Ryo by himself (with Dai Nagao)

CD cover
Misaki
(CD Single - 4 tracks)

+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30181
+Release Date: December 16, 2000


+More Info:
This is the B-side/bonus track on the "Misaki" CD single. Ryo (and Dai Nagao) played guitar in this song as well. Also, the lyrics are...kinda short and repetitive. Which also means they're kinda fun and catchy, and annoying at the same time. Yeah. xD

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3) Koe
Ryo by himself

CD cover
Koe
(CD Single - 4 tracks)

+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30233
+Release Date: March 22, 2001


+More Info:
Here's yet another London Boots 1go-2go song. (^^) Ryo is the only guitarist in this song, so Dai Nagao wasn't involved this time.

Anyway, "Koe" was used in a commercial for LaVenus Color Appear, a line of hair color products. (You may remember that Do As Infinity also did LaVenus commercials, and that at one point, Tomiko Van was a model for LaVenus.)

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4) Boku no Heya ni Oide
Ryo by himself

CD cover
Koe
(CD Single - 4 tracks)

+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-30233
+Release Date: March 22, 2001


+More Info:
This is the B-side/bonus track on the "Koe" CD single. Ryo played guitar in this song too (and Dai Nagao didn't do anything in this song, either).

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5) flower garden
Ryo by himself (with Dai Nagao)

CD cover
I am...
(Album - 15 tracks)

+Produced by: avex trax
+Catalogue #: AVCD-17037
+Release Date: January 1, 2001


+More Info:
This is a hidden track on Ayumi Hamasaki's album, "I am...". It plays right after "Endless sorrow" (which is track 15). If I recall correctly, the song didn't even have a name until MUCH later on, which is one reason why lyrics for it were hard to find.

Anyway, Ryo played guitar in this song...and Dai Nagao co-composed this song with CREA (that's Ayumi Hamasaki's pen name when she writes music).

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