How popular is Eurobeat in your area/school?

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Everyone and their mom
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3%
Pretty popular
1
3%
Kinda popular
2
7%
Not so popular
1
3%
Not at all
24
83%
 
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How popular is Eurobeat in your area/school?

Post by gs68 » 10 Oct 2005, 06:30

Where I attend school, there are a few people who listen to Eurobeat, though just the stuff from Initial D. There is NOBODY at school who is quite a fan of Eurobeat, aside from me.

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Post by oresama-chan » 10 Oct 2005, 12:13

Yeah, I'd say it's kinda popular here cuz we can hear Eurobeat being played in various spots like shopping malls, pachinko parlors, casual restaurants, eyeball palace (XD) and so on. 8)

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Post by Chico Chico » 10 Oct 2005, 12:16

I don't know anyone here in Maine where I now live or back in Connecticut where I used to live that listened to Eurobeat.... I wish it was more popular! :)
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Post by Cosmic_Bard » 10 Oct 2005, 20:10

Yeah, dude, seriously, I envy anyone who chooses anything but the last choice.

I mean, with eurobeat anywhere but east asia, the word 'popularity' isn't even appropriate. I'd be agape with shock if I ever met someone at random where I live who just happened to even have a passing interest in eurobeat.

"Oh yeah, that's that Initial D music. I like that."

I'd settle for that.
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Post by Victor » 10 Oct 2005, 21:09

I don't bother telling people that I like Eurobeat here because they wouldn't understand.

In London there is what must be one of the biggest CD shops in the world. ( HMV Oxford St).

I can't find even one Eurobeat track in there.

I've been to CD shops in Italy and couldn't find it there either.

I think about 0.000001% of the British population like Eurobeat.

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Post by Cosmic_Bard » 10 Oct 2005, 21:53

Victor wrote: In London there is what must be one of the biggest CD shops in the world. ( HMV Oxford St).

I can't find even one Eurobeat track in there.

I've been to CD shops in Italy and couldn't find it there either.
That's because they don't sell them anywhere but Japan.
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Post by Jayveemon » 10 Oct 2005, 22:10

The Virgin Mega Store had a single copy of SEB 160 and two copies of SEB100 when I went to the import section of the Virgin mega Store in times Square >_>

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Post by Cosmic_Bard » 10 Oct 2005, 22:15

Hm, yeah and I recall once asking at an HMV nearby on a whim for 150 and they said "Well, we have 120 usually in stock. We're out, though."

I don't know what was more surprising, that they had it, or that they were out of them.
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Post by Chico Chico » 11 Oct 2005, 02:13

Jayveemon wrote:The Virgin Mega Store had a single copy of SEB 160 and two copies of SEB100 when I went to the import section of the Virgin mega Store in times Square >_>
Yea, one time when I went there I found a copy of 100 and some other CD's released by SAIFAM (Let's here it for the boy; ect.). I even searched Chinatown for something, but alas... NEGATIVE RESULTS :(
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Post by Vadim » 11 Oct 2005, 04:00

We really don't have many reasons to complain when it comes to
an italian eurobeat. Most of sebs are in print and just a mouse click
away from being in your virtual shopping basket on cdjapan.
Those who dig this music are rarely at much difficulty in getting
to listen to eurobeat tunes. Popularity for any kind of pop or dance music
in Japan is affected by what gets picked up by major labels an what
charts over there. Eurobeat is an indi affair in Japan,which means
a limited marketing compared to resources of majors.
I have discovered that in a context of 80-s dance music and hi nrg,
you just may find more people who will like this new eurobeat if it is
presented as a hi nrg rather as techno. There is a great number of
eurobeat songs which are essentially a direct continuation of 80-s hi nrg,
but this part is being downplayed while the techno clishes are hyped.
This is where I see a problem.

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Post by Cosmic_Bard » 11 Oct 2005, 04:08

Techno clichées? Huh? I don't get it. What does eurobeatr have to do with techno?
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Post by Vadim » 11 Oct 2005, 04:15

Cosmic_Bard wrote:Techno clichées? Huh? I don't get it. What does eurobeatr have to do with techno?
I saw a lot the point of view on this very forum that eurobeat is
eurodance(obviously part of techno genre),or techno(self-discribing).
In fact,there is almost no mention conscerning it's modern variety as
hi nrg or eurodisco in reviews or in forum comments.

Our listeners must be onto something,eh..?

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Post by Cosmic_Bard » 11 Oct 2005, 13:27

No, eurobeat is not part of the techno genre.

Eurobeat is a subgenre of the house genre.

Other examples of subgenres in the house genre are, Disco, Italo, New Wave, Eurodance Hard House, Anthem Dance, Booty House.... etc.
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Post by Nine » 11 Oct 2005, 13:37

The only people I knew from school who knew slightly what Eurobeat was were those IIDX/DDR Konami fanboys, and they only knew Eurobeat outside the selection found in those games, which is quite unfortunate. :(
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Post by Rave Dodgers » 16 Oct 2005, 21:07

Not popular by any means. Most people have not heard it enough to recognize the style. Don't know anyone over 25 besides myself who likes this music.

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