17 May 2017

LMH Mixtape #57: TurboGrafx-16

The Legacy Music Hour's first console focus was on the deliciously crunchy TurboGrafx-16.  Although the system did very well in Japan as the PC Engine, its limited popularity in North America and Europe may have left you relatively underexposed to its fantastic sound.  Starting to feel the TurboGrafx deficiency in your blood? Hook this mixtape directly into your veins and watch your vitals soar along with these fantastic jams.


Instant new favorite: Silent Debuggers - Opening
Other instant new favorite:  Zero4 Champ - Zero 4 Champ!
Brewed new favorite: Dragon Spirit - Area 3

Gets me a little emotional:  Dragon Spirit - Area 3
I'd like some toast with that jam:  Silent Debuggers - Opening

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03 May 2017

Episode 188: Nexting Etiquette

In Episode 188, Brent and Rob talk about nexting etiquette, the do’s and don’ts of putting a quarter on an arcade cabinet to signify being next on the game.  They also talk about “Contra dancing” and 1980’s interactions.  There’s also another installment of Prizes From Gabe as well as a new user-submitted VGM Karaoke performance.  At one point, Rob adopts a new console (as seen in the photo), and at another point, the boizz sing about Vanilla Ice.  So nexting etiquette is hardly the subject of this episode -it’s a whole grab bag of stuff, including good video game music.  Full track listing below.

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

Nastar Warrior - Hisayoshi Ogura (......OGR.) - IV: The Big Swords (Ending) - Taito - arcade - 1988

Buggy Run - unknown - Final Lap - Sims/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1994

Splatterhouse 3 - Eiko Kaneda (Milky Eiko) - Opening Theme - Namco/Now Production - Genesis - 1993

Flying Hero - unknown - Into Building BGM - Aicom/Epic Sony Records - Famicom - 1989

Xerd no Densetsu 2: Xerd!! Gishin no Ryouiki - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Tinpu Uchibori - Ending - Graphic Research/Vic Tokai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Under Water ~ Act 4 - Sting/Sofel - Super Famicom - 1992

Earth Defense Force - Tsukasa Tawada, Yasuhiko "Zep" Takashiba (arr.) - Name Entry - Jaleco - SNES - 1992

Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! - Yusuke Takahama - Icebaby Planet - Kaze/Meldac - Super Famicom - 1994

Shin Kidou Senshi Gundam Wing: Endless Duel - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Seaside - Natsume - Super Famicom - 1996

Traverse: Starlight & Prairie - Daisuke Tamura - Starlight - Pandora Box/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1996

Bio-Miracle Bokutte Upa - Kouji Murata (Denden Murata), Seiichi Fukami (Lydian Fukami), Jetbath Fujii, Yuko Kurahashi (Yuko Chan),  Kyohei Sada (Charley Sada), Atsushi Fujio (Sukemaro Fujio) - Digging - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1988

19 April 2017

LMH Mixtape #56: The Old West

Better get yer doggies rollin' in the general direction of the Legacy Music Hour Dude Ranch, because Boss Brent Weinbach and F. Switch the Kid are about to serve up one of best mixtapes ever made (at least in Chief Silver Key's opinion).  So what are you waiting for? Tie up your hoss, grab a plate of vittles, and pour in the jam.


Instant new favorite: Lucky Luke - Credits
Other instant new favorite:  Live A Live - Sancho de Los Panchos
Other other instant new favorite: Sunset Riders - Gunfight at the Sunset Corral (Town Stage 1)
Brewed new favorite: Day Dreamin' Davey - Wild West Theme 2
Other brewed new favorite:  Gun.Smoke - The Boulders (Stage 2)

Inspires the loudest sing-alongs:  Live A Live - Sancho de Los Panchos
Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It:  The entire Lucky Luke soundtrack

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05 April 2017

Episode 187: Rob's World

Rob finally returns and has a LOT to share about what’s being going on in his life, in this somewhat manly themed episode of the Legacy Music Hour.  Plus, a new segment: Prizes From Gabe.  Legacy Music Hour sound engineer Gabe Castro is kind enough to give Brent and Rob some neat prizes.  Also, another new segment: VGM Karaoke Face-Off.  Two different people sing along different lyrics to the same video game music track, and everyone decides who did a better job.  It’s a pretty action packed episode, not to mention the great music.  NOTE: The farting noise in this episode is a sound the equipment was making -not one of the boizz cutting loose.  Full track listing below.

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

Undercover Cops - Takushi Hiyamuta - Sarah Sowertty - Irem/Varie - Super Famicom - 1995

Road Rash - Michael Bartlow - Grass Valley - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Kiss Shot - Naofumi Hataya (Hata), Hiroshi Kubota (Jimita) - Lose Theme - Sega - Mega Drive Meganet - 1991

Nastar Warrior - Hisayoshi Ogura (......OGR.) - Ya-Bu’s Dream (Name Entry) - Taito - arcade - 1988

Pachi-Slot World Cup '94 - unknown - gameplay - I'Max - Game Boy (Japan) - 1994

Metal Slader Glory: Director's Cut - Takane Okubo - Drive - Nintendo/HAL - Super Famicom - 2000

Xexex - Hidenori Maezawa, Motoaki Furukawa, Satoko Miyawaki, A. Hashimoto - Happy Daymare (Stage 6a) - Konami - arcade - 1991

Ski or Die - Rob Hubbard - Title Screen - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Time Trax - Tim Follin - Mission Briefing - Malibu - Genesis - 1994 (unreleased)

Splatterhouse 3 - Eiko Kaneda (Milky Eiko) - Boreworm Boss (Embryo Boss) - Namco/Now Production - Genesis - 1993

Super Mario Land - Hirokazu Tanaka - Muda Kingdom - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1989

29 March 2017

LMH Mixtape #55: Fire and Lava

Lava levels have been a staple in video games since the early days, so of course the Legacy Music Hour needed a fire and lava focus of their very own. Now get toasty with Brent and Rob F. the Switch's picks all over again, this time in mixtape form, as you carefully platform your way through some of the best video game tunes to feature words like "blaze," "burning," and "inferno" in their titles.


Instant new favorite: Ristar - Round 3-1 (Busy Flare)
Other brewed new favorite: Gradius II - Burning Heat (Stage 1)

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Sonic 3D Blast - Volcano Valley Zone 2
Somebody please expand these lyrics*: Tetris Attack - Blaze Stage

*Brent's freestyle begins at 00:51:36 in the original episode

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