07 November 2018

Episode 206: Halloween (Live)

Recorded in September, Episode 206 was conducted live at the Bit Bar in Salem, Massachusetts, a town known for witches and Halloween related stuff.  And very organically, witches, Frankenstein, werewolves, clowns, and other monsters came up in conversation, not really because of being in Salem or October coming up the month after, but mostly related to talking about the music.  This wasn’t meant to be a Halloween episode, but it just accidentally worked out that way.  Also, treats (prizes) were given out to raffle ticket winners, and Rob and Brent even received some treats theirselves.  Plus, a couple VGM karaoke performances.  Thanks to Max Clark and Bit Bar Salem for making it all happen.  Note: You can click the photo to see it bigger.  Full track listing below.

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

The Lawnmower Man - Allister Brimble - The Shop Building - The Sales Curve/THQ - SNES - 1993

Super Glove Ball - David Wise - Stage Theme 4 - Rare/Mattel - NES - 1990

LandStalker - Motoaki Takenouchi - Deserted Street Corner - Climax Entertainment - Genesis - 1992

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki - Stage 1: Magical Forest - Treasure/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Monster Max - David Wise - Stage BGM 7 - Rare/Titus - NES (Europe) - 1994

Werewolf: The Last Warrior - Shogo Sakai, Takafumi Miura, Yusuke Takahama - Werewolf Form - Data East - NES - 1990

Willow - Harumi Fujita - Sacred Tower - Capcom - NES - 1989

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends - Geoff Follin, Mike O'Donnell, Junior Campbell - The Jigsaw Puzzle - Software Creations/THQ - SNES - 1993

Light Crusader - Aki Hata, Katsuhiko Suzuki - Ninja World - Treasure - Genesis - 1995

Hisou Kihei X-Serd - Hiroshi Taguchi, Hiro Nakayama - Opening 2 - NCS - PC Engine - 1990

Street Fighter II Turbo - Isao Abe - Sagat - Capcom - SNES - 1993

31 October 2018

LMH Mixtape #78: Beyond 16-Bit 2

Hey, what's that buried at the bottom of your trick-or-treating pillowcase?  No, it's not a copy of Time Lord -- it's another Legacy Music Hour mixtape!  And while Halloween is all about celebrating the spiritual beyond, there's definitely something fitting about using the holiday to celebrate the musical beyond, too.  So, enjoy this collection of tracks from the spiritual realm past the 16-bit era as supplied by Brent, Rob, and two special guests: Tetris Attack master Pablo Bert and video game music cover artist Stedman Wilson.


Instant new favorite: Kirby's Epic Yarn - Outer Rings
Other instant new favorite:  A Boy and His Blob - Subterra
Brewed new favorite:  Mr. Driller 2 - Mr. Driller's Theme (Ardenten Version)

This song needs lyrics*:  The Terminator - Future Shock
Somebody please expand these lyrics**:  Virtua Tennis - Beginning A Destiny

*as requested by Rob F. Switch in the original episode
**collaborative freestyle begins at 00:38:58 in the original episode

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17 October 2018

LMH Mixtape #77: Sunsoft

If you weren't already well acquainted with Sunsoft's signature sound, the Legacy Music Hour focus featuring Bucky's expert commentary was an education you'd never forget.  Put your hands together for that signature bass sample, those driving beats, the soaring melodies, and yes, the occasional call-and-response meow.  All in all, this mixtape might just be the moment you've all been waiting for.


Instant new favorite:  Journey to Silius - Stage 3
Other instant new favorite:  Super Fantasy Zone - Credits
Other other instant new favorite:  Trip World - Credits
Other other other instant new favorite:  Benkei Gaiden - unknown
Other other other other instant new favorite:  Tel-Tel Stadium - Sound Test 0B

Put your hands together for the one, the only:  Noaki Kodaka

Track listing and original episode:


03 October 2018

Episode 205: Best Of Year In Review 7

It’s that time of the year again.  Brent and Rob share their top ten tracks of the year (Episodes 193 through 204).  To refresh you with the rules, tracks chosen must be pieces of video game music they became aware of only within the last year and that were played on the show.  See if you can guess which tracks were chosen!  Partial track listing below.

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

TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventure - Kenichi Matsubara, Yukie Morimoto, Saiko Miki - Peace Has Returned - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

19 September 2018

LMH Mixtape #76: Sports 2

If you were a fan of the first Legacy Music Hour sports focus, here's your ticket back to the stadium for another one!  Sports 2 will make you move, groove, and maybe even turn you on a little bit.  Don't say we didn't warn you.  Game on.


Instant new favorite:  From TV animation: Slam Dunk: Kyougou Makkou Taiketsu! - Ending
Other instant new favorite:  Rackets & Rivals - Next Opponent

Brewed new favorite:  Konami Hyper Soccer - Ending
Other brewed new favorite:  ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Congratulations!

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