Nakajima Nobu -In the Midst of Youth Today-



Nobu brought innovation to “Ningen Isu”

It has already been 10 years since Nobu joined “Ningen Isu”.

When I saw “Ningen Isu” concert for the first time, the drummer was still Goto Masuhiro, so I have been a fan of the band for a long time.

I think Nobu brought innovation to “Ningen Isu” not so much in his drum playing style but in other aspects.

I feel that he has thrown some light on the depressing image of “Ningen Isu” (which is very attractive).

It was new to “Ningen Isu”

The banter at the live performance was cheerful and energetic.

“Can I sing!” and “Call me brother!”.

A taste that was never possible before Nobu joined the band.

It was a common rock call-and-response, but it was new to “Ningen Isu”.

There is a clarity that neither Wajima nor Suzuki possess

The vocal style was high-pitched, strong, and clear.

There is a clarity that neither Wajima nor Suzuki possess.

The songs were often made in a pop style for him to sing.

Rapidly accepted by their fans

Speed fanatic, he can sleep anywhere, Hino Hideshi, dams…and so on.

I think his humanistic episodes, combined with his personality, were rapidly accepted by their fans.

I wouldn’t have known about the dam card if Nobu hadn’t mentioned it.

I felt that Masuhiro’s simple and unassuming character matched “Ningen Isu”.

But Nobu’s match is better than Masuhiro’s.

The drummer of “Ningen Isu” will never change again

He has been involved in a wide variety of activities, but I think he will play in “Ningen Isu” until the end.

The drummer of “Ningen Isu” will never change again.

Let me assure you here.

February 25,2014 Freakz


I wrote this article in 2014.

Nine more years have passed, and it seems that I was right.

Well, the new album and tour dates of “Ningen Isu” have been announced.

I don’t know what I should do… The Aomori show is a must (if I win the lottery), but I might go see one of the other shows as well.

In any case, I have one more thing to look forward to.

July 3,2023 Freakz