Lipstick release video for Japanese cover song “Cha La Head Cha La”
Nashville, Tennesse, USA based theatrical glam rockers Lipstick have released a video for their first single “Cha La Head Cha La” from their upcoming sophomore album Lipstick II.
Lipstick‘s press release states in part:
“…The theatrical rock band, Lipstick, have debuted their new music video for a song called “Cha La Head Cha La”. Originally a Japanese progressive rock song by Hironobu Kageyama, the song served as the theme song to the television show Dragonball Z. Lipstick have recorded a new version of the song for their upcoming album, “Lipstick II”. The stunning video features Lipstick in a live-action recreation of the style of Dragonball Z, complete with flying through the air, laser blasts, and people being punched through mountains….
“Lipstick II” is now available for pre-order on the band’s website, http://www.lipstickgeneration.com
“Lipstick II” features a wide array of guest musicians on the album, including Billy Morris (Warrant/Quiet Riot), Tom Pappas (Superdrag), Jace McLain (Nuclear Bubble Wrap), and the narrator of the English version of Dragonball Z, Kyle Hebert. The album is scheduled for release on January 25th.
ABOUT LIPSTICK: Lipstick is a theatrical rock band based in Nashville, TN. The band is a musical collective led by two core musicians, Greg Troyan (vocals) and Stephen Smith (bass) with a large number of backing musicians filling out the rest of the lineup. The band is known for epic stageshows driven by catchy, optimistic, hard rock.”
Lipstick‘s “Cha La Head Cha La” video:
Music video for the Lipstick Generation song “Cha La Head Cha La” (the original Dragonball Z theme) from the album “Lipstick II”. In this music video, Lipstick Generation battles the living manifestation of Doubt. Will they succeed?
Troyan and Smith were interviewed by Sleaze Roxx back in August 2015 during which they discussed the new songs that would be included on Lipstick II.
Troyan stated: There is a lot of exciting stuff on the new album. It’s starts off with — there are two really strong songs very early on. There is a song called “Fight Back” which was written at around the time of all the other songs on ‘Lipstick I.’ It was written around when I was 17. It is this anti-child abuse song that just has a really great groove to the riff. That is one that we are really excited about. It is going to be the first Lipstick song with a cover song. We have a song called “Cha La Head Cha La”.
That one is interesting. It’s a Japanese song that has been a hit, a top 40 single in Japan twice. It’s the Japanese theme song for a Japanese show called ‘Dragonball Z’ which Steve and I are big fans of. I would always pitch to the guitar players in bands that I was in. I was always like “We should cover “Cha La [Head Cha La]” and every guitar player thought that I was insane. They would never want to cover it. Then we finally found a guitarist that wanted to do it and when we did it, everyone thought that it was a Lipstick song. People thought that we wrote it because it sounded so much like our other material and it’s become a big part of our set where everyone wants to hear it at every show. It is one of our concert staples. People love it. And we have been doing the song for years and we do a great job of it so we decided that it was obvious to record. So that song is one that we are excited about because people love it, we do a great version of it, and it is a song that has been a proven hit in Japan multiple times so we are hoping that we will be the ones to make it a hit States side.
Like Quiet Riot doing “Cum On Feel The Noize” which was a hit all over the world except in America. And so we are like “Let’s take something that was a hit elsewhere and see if we can make it a hit here!”