Japanese title: HEY! 真昼の蜃気楼
Romaji: HEY! mahiru no shinkirou
English: Hey! A Midday Mirage
Release date: 2000.07.19
Catalog nr: EPCE-5061
First press: no, but some releases came with a flyer for original T&C Bomber goods.
«Hey! Mahiru no Shinkirou» is Taiyou to Ciscomoon‘s 8th single, and their second under their new name T&C Bomber. It is also the last single release from the group before they disbanded.
It was released on July 19th, 2000 on the record label zetima, containing the title track and its instrumental, as well as the b-side «Kawaii Hito». The single entered the charts at #31. It sold 12,010 copies in its first week and 18,440 copies total.
«Hey! Mahiru no Shinkirou» was used as the theme song for the folk festival «Sekai Minzoku Geinou Matsuri -Wasshoi 2000-» in Osaka. It was also featured in the movie «Country Girl Hokkaido Bokujo Monogatari», in which T&C Bomber had a guest appearance.
Tsunku’s comments about the single:
"‘HEY! Mahiru No Shinkirou’ ‘This Is Oriental Funk’
This is a sexy dance beat that they haven’t sung for a long time. I arranged lots of oriental flavor into the sound. The girls have experienced a wide variety of sounds, and I set the goal for this album pretty high for them. I am very happy for their ability to deliver the “soulfulness” that I wanted to express. Shinoda’s shout, Inaba’s fast-paced singing style, RuRu’s powerful vocal, and Kominato’s unique arrangement are to me, all satisfactory.
Arranged by Ken Matsubara, whose popularity is increasing in a rapid speed, the song was completed with a beautiful mixture of intensity and elegance. I think the girls had lots of fun singing this song. Please enjoy."
01. HEY! 真昼の蜃気楼 (Hey! Mahiru no Shinkirou; Hey! A Midday Mirage)
02. かわいい男性 (Kawaii Hito; My Cute Darling)
03. HEY! 真昼の蜃気楼 (Instrumental)
HEY! 真昼の蜃気楼 (Hey! Mahiru no Shinkirou)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Ken Matsubara
かわいい男性 (Kawaii Hito)
Lyrics: Tsunku | Music: Tsunku | Arrangement: Shunshuke Suzuki