30 November 2016

LMH Mixtape #51: Girls, Girls, Girls

Episode 51 was definitely ladies' night at the Legacy Music Hour. Not only was the setlist comprised entirely of tracks by women composers, but Brent's sister Laura sat in on the magic from the observation booth and added to the thematic atmosphere.  Enjoy this feminine focus, then get ready to wrap up the first full year of LMH mixtapes with the upcoming Best of the Year In Review!


Instant new favorite: Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Nightmare Land (Dream 8)
Other instant new favorite:  Thunder Fox - Ending
Brewed new favorite: SimCity - Capital

Track listing and original episode:


16 November 2016

LMH Mixtape #50: Free Play 5

Well users, we made it to Mixtape 50 -- which means that the Best Of the Year In Review is just two episodes away.  If you never got around to making your top 10 list back in 2011, or you think your list might be different after ingesting all these mixtapes, now's your chance! Start thinking about it while you take in Free Play 5, and maybe we'll all be comparing countdowns when we hit Mixtape 52.


Instant new favorite: Nosferatu - Main Theme
Other instant new favorite: Rygar - Cave
Brewed new favorite: Soul Blazer - The Shrine of the Master

This song has lyrics: Wonder Momo - Ending*
This song also has lyrics: Rygar - Cave**

* VGM Karaoke begins at 00:55:30 in the original episode
** VGM Karaoke begins at 01:00:22 in the original episode

Track listing and original episode:


02 November 2016

Episode 182: Best Of Year In Review 5

Once again, Brent and Rob countdown their top tracks of the year (Episodes 170 through 180).  This year, they present their favorite five (instead of ten) in order from fifth to first best.  As usual, tracks selected for this episode are pieces of video game music they became aware of only within the last year and that were played on the show.  Similar to last year’s countdown, Brent talks a long time at the beginning of the episode, which might be kind of boring, so sorry about that.  However, unlike any previous year, something kind of neat happens with Brent and Rob.  Listen and find out what it is.  Partial track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 2 - Kenji Yamamoto - Ending - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1993

19 October 2016

LMH Mixtape #49: Koichi Sugiyama

Koichi Sugiyama was a famous composer in more traditional musical circles before he got involved with Dragon Quest, a game which quickly expanded into one of the most popular video game series in Japan.  Enjoy the classical sophistication that Sugiyama packs into his 8-bit and 16-bit compositions, and delight in the fact that he is still writing the music for the franchise today, with Dragon Quest XI slated for Japanese release in 2017.


Instant new favorite: Sylvalion - Chapter 1
Other instant new favorite: Master of Monsters - Into the Deep Blue Sky

Brewed new favorite: Monopoly - Game on 1F
Other brewed new favorite: Dragon Warrior IV - Cursed Towers

Picardy Third Alert:  Dragon Quest II - All Hope is Lost
Makes me want to build a house in the Sims:  Monopoly - Game on 1F

Track listing and original episode:


05 October 2016

Episode 181: Game Grumps

Brent and Rob are joined once again by Dan Avidan (having appeared two episodes ago) and this time, by Arin Hanson as well, for the full Game Grumps package.  Arin and Dan host the video game playthrough web series Game Grumps and start this episode off with some Mame That Chune-esque action, leaving Brent and Rob feeling a bit inadequate as video game music connoisseurs, but perhaps you, the users, may fare better than the boys.  Also, just in time for Halloween, Brent, Rob, Arin, and Dan share scary stories to help set the mood of the month.  Time Lord.  Full track listing below.

Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Rad Racer II - Nobuo Uematsu - Gum Ball Crash - Square - NES - 1990

Knuckles' Chaotix - Mariko Nanba, Junko Shiratsu - Evening Star - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Getsu Fuuma Den - Hidenori Maezawa - Overworld Theme - Konami - Famicom - 1987

OutRunners - Takayuki Nakamura, Junko Shiratsu, Tatsuya Kouzaki - Blow Your Cool - Data East/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Bananan Ouji no Daibouken - Nobuyuki Shioda - Tomato Factory - KID/Takara - Famicom - 1991

Task Force Harrier EX - Tenpei Sato - Night Mountain District - Jorudan/Treco - Genesis - 1991

Marvelous: Mouhitotsu no Takarajima - Yuichi Ozaki - The Engine Started Up - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1996

New 3D Golf Simulation: Waialae no Kiseki - Yumi Kinoshita, Shunsuke Minomiya, Shigekazu Kamaki, Hiroshi Morita, Yusaburo Shimojyo, Akira Tamada - BGM 1 - T&E Soft - Mega Drive - 1994

Ecco Jr. - Andy Armer DMP, Gabor Foltan, Laszlo Fazekas - The Fish Caves, Vents of Pearl - Novotrade International/Sega - Genesis - 1995

Skeleton Krew - Nathan McCree - Opening Theme - Core Design Ltd. - Genesis - 1995

Shadow Squadron - Masaru Setsumaru - Mission 4 - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Relevant Links:

Arin and Dan's video game playthrough series, Game Grumps...


Arin's YouTube channel...


Dan's band, Ninja Sex Party...