To start off BEMANI Month to celebrate OLR's 10th Anniversary, we're really turning on the heat with some "Firery" songs all this week.
Today's track is "Fire" by Pink Pong from Beatmania 6th Mix!
Please note due to copyright issues I can not make this song available for you to download directly.
We can't really talk about BEMANI without mentioning it's roots. And what can I say about Beatmania that most of you probably don't know about already? So I'll just talk about my first Beatmania experience.
Back in the day, when I played DDR, I knew about the BEMANI franchises but hadn't gotten the opportunity to play them. Until a close friend told that an arcade the town next to ours had gotten a BM machine, so I was truly excited to play, even though it wasn't a IIDX one. We naturally went to check it out and at first it was weird. While BM is quite basic stuff it's still hard to learn and master. So we failed and failed until we got it right. And the first song in the whole setlist is this one, "Fire". It isn't the most amazing song ever (not even one the best songs in this mix), but it's good and it does help you to learn how to follow the rhythm and hit the keys on time.
So I personally picked this song just because it's special to me. It was my first Beatmania experience outside DDR (and probably GuitarFreaks/DrumMania). In other words, nostalgia, what can you do?
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