What is SONGS and why should you care? Well, it's a concert/performance show that also mixes in bio info and interviews. It's sort of a retrospective show, but with a live performance as the centerpiece. Nice thing is it's narrated by the band itself - in this case, both Ami and Yumi. Pretty neat if you're a fan.
I posted it earlier, but here's the set list:
Electric Beach Fever
Kore ga Watashi no Ikirumichi
Circuit no Musume
Ajia no Junshin
The audience is obviously small and controlled, and the stage and lights are all NHK's - so believe me, this is not what a real Puffy show feels like. But it's close enough, and it's national TV - great seeing them get the exposure. Some pics, with video at the bottom:
Yumi in an interview segment
A little of the crowd...
The trademark Puffy concert banter
Yumi's harmonica solo during "Kore ga Watashi no Ikirumichi"
Puffy perform "Kuchibiru Motion"
(I can actually read and understand all of those lyrics! Maybe I know a little more of the language than I thought...)
One of the retrospective segments.
Yumi looked and sounded completely different in those days. She's changed a lot.
And Ami looked tiny!
There's obviously a lot of talk in the show about Tamio Okuda.
The odd thing is both the photo and the way they talk about him makes it sound like he's dead! (He very much isn't.)
Ami in an interview segment. She always looks so serene these days.
Yumi during "Ajia no Junshin".
"Ajia no Junshin" (1996)
Ami near the end of the show
And here you go, "Ajia no Junshin" in action: