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プラスティック トゥリー

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Plastic Tree (プラスティック トゥリー) also known as PuraTuri (プラツリ), or more affectionately, Pura-chan by fans (kurage), Plastic Tree formed between 1993 and 1994. They can generally be described as alternative, although their beginnings tend to be labeled as visual kei, and are often compared with brit-rock bands.

While it has been popularly speculated that the band’s name was derived from Radiohead’s song, Fake Plastic Trees, the formation of the band and the release of this song do not coincide properly. Recently Ryuutarou and Tadashi revealed the real origin of the name - they wanted to combine two words to form the band name; something artificial and something natural. After trying a few combinations, they decided on ‘Plastic Tree’. Even though their name may not have came from the Radiohead song, Radiohead is still a major influence on the band. It is common knowledge that Plastic Tree’s Rira no ki is a ‘cover’ of Radiohead’s My Iron Lung. Ryuutarou once answered the question “If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one album, which album would it be?” He responded with “Pablo Honey by Radiohead.” Also, on the DVD Kuro Tent 2, many of the live names are derived from works by The Smashing Pumpkins.

When on the Sweetheart label, Plastic Tree’s fan club was called “Sickroom”. When the band changed to the label J-Rock, they opened a new fan club “Jelly Fish Breed”.

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