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Does anyone else here like jrock? I'll start talking about some of my favorite bands and it seems that no one has the slightest idea what I'm talking about.
 

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Gackt! Gackt is so hot!<br><br><br><br>
*fans self*<br><br><br><br>
I enjoy the occasional tracks from Glay, L'arc en Ciel, and X Japan.<br><br><br><br>
I also have some interesting Shonen Knife tracks, including a cover of "Daydream Believer" and the "Hokey Pokey" song. XD<br><br><br><br>
ETA: I saw some footage of Gackt and Ayumi singing "Silent Night" on a Japanese Christmas Special. ^________^
 

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I saw a really cool Japanese punk band a few years ago called Hellchild. I'm not too familiar with any other Japanese bands.
 

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the Pillows! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> I love their song "One life" from the FLCL soundtrack ..<br><br>
I would be happy if some one could tell me what group did the song "Go Dream" from one of the FFX cds...
 

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Yes, a thread I can finally get turned on by!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Yay!!! Lets Jpop!!!<br><br>
Sorry I mean Jrock!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:large;">Hey, I'm serious!!!!!</span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Jpop! I love Jpop!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by ceryna</i><br><br><b>Jpop! I love Jpop!</b></div>
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....Sure okay....Well if even its just us two appealing for more I can live with that.... Jpop cheers from me to all !!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/beer.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":beer:"> BUT Lets encourage some more of both Cernya!....MORE!!! MORE!!!...There has to be a potential folowing here, lets create one, japanese style!!!!!! List your faves right here!!!<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:large;">Seeking other Jpopsters & Jrocksters now!!!!!!</span> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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So I was <i>not</i> talking to myself, after all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Although I don't like much of Gackt's music, I must admit that, he, well... does look very <i>nice</i>. *trying to think of a way to put it*<br><br><br><br>
Some of my favorites are Malice Mizer, Deadman, Merry, Plastic Tree, hide and Miyavi. And, if you couldn't tell from my avatar, Közi from Eve of Destiny.
 

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For Japanese music in mind etc, I thought to add interest from a past thread, so here is a VB thread for "foreign music" with my out-take of "vegankat" (below) showing her japanese music interest quoted here and found at the link as shown here...<br><br><a href="http://veggieboards.com/boards/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2927&highlight=japan" target="_blank">http://veggieboards.com/boards/showt...ighlight=japan</a><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Vegankat</i><br><br><b>I also listen to a lot of Japanese rock, techno, and pop. There is a shop in my town that sells anime, books, and CDs straight from Japan, and that's my primary source. However, I know pretty much no Japanese, so I don't know what most of the songs are about.<br><br></b></div>
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*spazzes* I love Jpop!!!!! I like some Jrock, like Pride of Mind and X Japan, but I LOVE Jpop and Kpop (Korean pop). I adore Hamasaki Ayumi, Utada Hikaru, Kuraki Mai, Every Little Thing, S.E.S., Baby VOX, Kang Ta. . . . Shall I continue? ^_^;;;;;<br><br><br><br>
Okay, I'm done being a rabid otaku now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Vegankat</i><br><br><b>*spazzes* I love Jpop!!!!! I like some Jrock, like Pride of Mind and X Japan, but I LOVE Jpop and Kpop (Korean pop). I adore Hamasaki Ayumi, Utada Hikaru, Kuraki Mai, Every Little Thing, S.E.S., Baby VOX, Kang Ta. . . . Shall I continue? ^_^;;;;;<br><br><br><br>
Okay, I'm done being a rabid otaku now. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"></b></div>
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Yes come on, please continue, I am taking notes, <seriously>!!!<br><br>
I want to know more, more, more... many, many, many... as I am somewhat a beginner, at listing/deciding who I like, so please list away VeganKat!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
......(okay "a lot somewhat" and I don't know where to <i>begin</i> but lets rock anyway!!) ^_^ ...So each of y'all feel free to PM me too!!! I really do wanna give this Japanese rock/pop a chance at<br><br>
becoming my fave music. ^_^
 

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<a href="http://www.jpophelp.com/scripts/artistlist.asp?majorcategory=JPOP" target="_blank">Here</a> is an exhaustive list of Jpop artists. I'd recommend downloading a few songs by an artist before buying a CD... sometimes the music can be weird. ^_^;;; My favorite songs at the moment are "Colors" by Utada Hikaru and "ever free" by Hamasaki Ayumi. If you're into techno at all, there are a lot of really good remixes of Ayumi's songs.
 

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I love "Ayumixes".<br><br><br><br>
I have a nine minute mega-mix that was a bonus track on Love Appears that is absolutely fantastic.
 

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Hey VeganKat, thanks, there's even a group/band called *BEGIN* by the looks of things!!!!!! LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> This must have been with me in mind heh!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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For fun, <a href="http://www.ever-free.net/ayumi.jpg" target="_blank">this</a> is a picture I drew of Hamasaki Ayumi. ^_^;;;; It's the only thing I've ever drawn that looks somewhat like what it should look like. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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How cool, I will simply say what simply appears.... I see what appears a good straight forward use of very slight *gradient light* tones-- (in the skin especially) with minimum contour lines and shading(?) etc ...Anyhow, looks like a real person to me so you did well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> ...The hair of course must have been quite tuff to do as always is the case on any drawing...<br><br>
I see just a nice blend of simple placid tones basically .. What type of colour pencils did you use to create it VeganKat?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I used Prismacolor pencils for that. They are godlike in their smoothness and they come in millions of colors. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Oh, and thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Vegankat</i><br><br><b>I used Prismacolor pencils for that. They are godlike in their smoothness and they come in millions of colors. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Oh, and thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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hmmm.....<br><br>
Why certainly-}} <i>*Smoothness*</i> is the word I was looking for! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> which then to speak of the PrismaColour-ing pencils means I'll be keeping an active look out for those as I am rather taken by their joyous *Smoothness* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/naughty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":naughty:"> ...oh and their 'millions'<br><br>
(?)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> of <span style="color:#FF0000;">C</span><span style="color:#0000FF;">o</span><br><br><span style="color:#FFA500;">l</span><span style="color:#800080;">o</span>u<span>r</span><span style="color:#008000;">s</span>!!!... Yay!!<br><br><br><br>
Okay back to the music now!... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by VegAnaconda</i><br><br><b>I really do wanna give this Japanese rock/pop a chance at<br><br>
becoming my fave music. ^_^</b></div>
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Well, if you're interested in jrock... what kinds of music do you like?<br><br>
Hard rock? Alternative? Pop? Industrial? Classical?
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Meo</i><br><br><b>Well, if you're interested in jrock... what kinds of music do you like?<br><br>
Hard rock? Alternative? Pop? Industrial? Classical?</b></div>
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I could go completely AWOL and wacko on this MEO as alas I just realized <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> in doing a long (offline draft) analysis of what makes japanese music herald the most, in retaining its cultural element<br><br>
and yet reaching out to the masses world wide at the same time.<br><br>
.................................................. .................................................. .....................(as is inevitable with all marketing worldwide) .....SO I guess the world market (concerning japan) would ultimately do the same and have to please both admirers outside AND in japan itself... [of both japanese and non-japanese peoples around the world]... but aside from whomever is the listener/observer, I would first of all like to establish "possible grey areas" so that I can assess where the most "inherently japanese material" is coming from exactly and where its to be found -- (obviously at the heart of japanese society) ...BUT wherein also that which otherly may not be(?) so uniquely japanese<i>!?!?</i>)...<br><br>
So now for my main questions about that!! ->>><br><br>
Do ANY of japanese music exports contain music inherent to the nature and way of japanese culture or not???... and if so, is this being distributed on a broader scale as well as for Japans own cultural integrity and consumption?? I need to ask, in getting to know as much <b>Complete WHEREWITHALL of japanese music contributors/artists worldwide..as possible to do (or as much as<br><br>
my time and patience will allow, by virtue of enthusiasm!!) ....</b><br><br>
...I'm interested in music sources BOTH culturally INHERENT or otherwise, so that we can know WHAT is being distributed and made available on a broader spectrum and get a fuller picture of the overall market <span style="text-decoration:underline;">[for the purpose of obtaining our desired particular "brand" or general broadsweep of music that we seek]</span> of which hopefully the japanese export out for us ALL to enjoy... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
...............................<span style="text-decoration:underline;">**as in my question: which of their <i>OWN</i> CULTURALLY HOMEGROWN music palletes/tastes are exported and made accessible/available universally**</span>...including niche markets or rare labels etc... (and catagories for which that are sometimes maybe considered "alternative" or "elusive to get hold of" or simply just lessor well known)....<br><br>
....................................<b>>>SO>> therein I ask as to whether we worldwide are getting as good a cross-section of japanese music as "the japanese themselves" no doubt enjoy, this has to be my main question I'd like answered for now,</b> so that I can begin to narrow down some of the bands of true japanese inherentness and of course quality/value and cultural essence, etCetera...etc.<br><br><br><br>
(To add to my ^^MAIN text^^ above, I say in short that in an ALL in ALL nutshell, I'm enquiring to anyone that can shed light on outlets/websites/ sources of availability, which may carry ALL (or some) of such VARIED stocks/types/genres etc all of which is hopefully made available to a wider audience too!... <i>(so that is essentially what I want to know please)</i> ......<span style="text-decoration:underline;">but preferably where the cultural japanese essence (OLD and MODERN) is not lost in consumerism/commercialization and so on).</span>
 
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