31 August 2011

Episode 44: Funny Music

Usually, Brent and Rob share what they think is really good music.  In this episode, however, good music isn't necessarily the goal.  This time, the focus is on music that sounds funny (though most of the tracks in this episode are very good nonetheless).  They also welcome two stand-up comedians as guest commentators, Jacob Sirof and Kevin Shea, to help flesh out the funny theme.  Full track listing below.

NOTE: This was their second attempt at recording this episode, because the first time they recorded it, Jacob and Kevin's microphones didn't work.  The Legacy Music Hour believes the first recording was funnier, fresher, and overall more fun than this one, so even though you can't hear Jacob and Kevin very well, the talking parts from the original recording will be released in a couple days, so stay tuned for that.  In the meantime, check out this "second try" episode, which isn't as funny and fun, but, here it is anyway.



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

Jurassic Park - Sam Powell - Sega Logo - BlueSky Software/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Pilotwings - Soyo Oka - Bonus Game - Nintendo - SNES - 1991

NFL Sports Talk Football starring Joe Montana - Sam Powell - Title Screen - BlueSky Software/Sega - Genesis - 1992

Global Gladiators - Tommy Tallarico - Story Line - Virgin Games - Genesis - 1992

Double Dragon V: The Shadow Falls - unknown - Cody's Nutron Grill - Tradewest - Genesis - 1994

The Battle of Olympus - Kazuo Sawa - Argolis - Broderbund - NES - 1990

Beast Wrestler - Shinobu Ogawa, Takaharu Umezu - Shop - Telenet Japan - Genesis - 1991

Clay Fighter - Mitchell Stein, Brian Luzietti - Title Screen - Interplay - SNES - 1993

Armadillo - S. Big Land - Map - IGS - Famicom - 1991

Blaster Master - Naoki Kodaka - Area 4 - Sunsoft - NES - 1988

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Ra-ra's Theme - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

International Superstar Soccer Deluxe - Hideyuki Eto, Harumi Ueko, Tomoya Tomita - Main Menu - Konami - SNES - 1995

Beast Wrestler - Shinobu Ogawa, Takaharu Umezu - Training - Telenet Japan - Genesis - 1991

Cho Aniki: Bakuretsu Rantou Hen - Sanae Kasahara, Taku Iwasaki, Don McCow - Big Flower Field - Masaya - Super Famicom - 1995

DynamiTracer - Nobuo Uematsu - Monster Stomac - Square - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1996

24 August 2011

Episode 43: Ice and Snow

Brent and Rob take a break from the summer heat to explore the music of ice and snow levels in 8-bit and 16-bit era games.  Grab a cup of cocoa, put on your ski jacket, and take nice, cool listen to this episode of The Legacy Music Hour.  Full track listing below.



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

Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Ice Cave Chant - Rare - SNES - 1994

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Ice Everywhere - Nintendo - NES - 1990

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Walking the Snowy Mountains - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest - Yasuhiro Kawakami - Dungeon and Waterfall - Square - SNES - 1992

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Eight Ringing Bells (Ice Palace) - Square - SNES - 1993

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Ryuichi Nitta (Shitamachi Kajiya), Mayuko Okamura (Mayu) - Battling Precariously (Act 2-2, 4-2, 5-1a, 7-2) - Tecmo - NES - 1990

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Another Winter - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Snow Bros.: Nick & Tom - Osamu Ohta - Stage Theme 3 - Toaplan/Tengen - Genesis - 1993

Hudson's Adventure Island - Jun Chikuma - Ice Caverns - Hudson Soft - NES - 1988

Jungle Strike - Brian Schmidt - Campaign #6 Intro - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Battletoads - David Wise - Ice Caves - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1991

Clay Fighter - Mitchell Stein, Brian Luzietti - Bad Mr. Frosty - Interplay - SNES - 1993

Xandra no Daibōken: Valkyrie to no Deai - Norihiko Togashi, Nakanobu, Ebihara - Haunted Forest - Namco - Super Famicom - 1992

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer, C. Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, and Doug Grigsby III - Ice Cap Zone 2 - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Brain Lord - Masanao Akahori - Romus' Ice Castle - Enix - SNES - 1994

Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Northern Hemispheres - Rare - SNES - 1994

DuckTales - Hiroshige Tonomura - The Himalayas - Capcom - NES - 1990

19 August 2011

Episode 42: Boss Music

In Episode 42, Brent and Rob focus solely on boss music.  Final bosses, regular bosses, mini-bosses -they welcome bosses from all walks of life.  They also share stories about crash symbols and good deals and they talk about other stuff, as usual.  Full track listing below.



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

Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Gang-Plank Galleon - Rare - SNES - 1994

Alcahest - Jun Ishikawa - Alcahest (First Form) - Square/HAL Laboratory - Super Famicom - 1993

Midnight Resistance - Azusa Hara, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Hitomi Komatsu, Hiroaki Yoshida, Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - In the Forest (Boss 2) - Data East - Genesis - 1990

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Boss - Square - SNES - 1991

Super Castlevania IV - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou - Dracula Battle - Konami - SNES - 1991

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - The Sacrifice, Part Three - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Altered Beast - Tohru Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko Nagai (arr.) - Gaum-Hermer (Boss Theme) - Sega - Genesis - 1989

Secret of Mana - Hiroki Kikuta - Danger - Square - SNES - 1993

Streets of Rage - Yuzo Koshiro - Big Boss - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Märchen Adventure: Cotton 100% - Kenichi Hirata - Mini Boss Battle - Datam Polystar - Super Famicom - 1994

A Nightmare on Elm Street - David Wise - Boss Battle - LJN - NES - 1990

Bonk's Adventure - Tsukasa Masuko, Hirohiko Takayama - Boss - Red Company/Atlus - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Kirby Super Star - Jun Ishikawa, Dan Miyakawa - Boss Battle - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1996

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Final Boss - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Fester's Quest - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara - Boss - Sunsoft - NES - 1989

Sunset Riders - Motoaki Furukawa, Masahiro Ikariko (arr.), Hideto Inoue (arr.) - The Great Petal (Sir Richard Rose) - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Contra - Kazuki Muraoka, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Base Boss - Konami - NES - 1988

10 August 2011

Episode 41: Only In Japan

Brent and Rob explore music from games only released in Japan (during the 8-bit and 16-bit era).  The spirit of Milli Vanilli also makes an appearance to embrace this music from the Land of the Rising Sun.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year

Magical Pop'n - Ichirou Ishibashi - Mystic Forest - Pack-In-Video - Super Famicom - 1995

Cutie Suzuki no Ringside Angel - Don - Pin Her Down! - Asmik Corporation/Copya System Ltd. - Mega Drive - 1990

Madou Monogatari: Hanamaru Dai Youchienji - Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Tsuyoshi Matsushima - Village - Compile/Tokuma Shoten - Super Famicom - 1996

Crisis Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Jun Chuuma - Stage 1: Advanced City - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Super Back to the Future II - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Round 3-4 - Toshiba EMI - Super Famicom - 1993

Sangokushi Retsuden: Ransei no Eiyuutachi - unknown - Introduction - TOSE/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Donald Duck Mahou No Boushi - Takahisa Hirano, Takeshi Miura - The Magic Hat - Epoch - Super Famicom - 1995

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters - Kenichi Kamio - Statistics (?) - Konami - Game Boy (Japan) - 1998

Star Ocean - Motoi Sakuraba - Innocence - tri-Ace/Enix - Super Famicom - 1996

Barunba - M. Itoh, H. Nishikawa - Stage 2 (Reefer Area) - Namco/Zap Corp. - PC Engine - 1990

Sutte Hakkun - Akito Nakatsuka - Stage 1 - Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1998

Crisis Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Jun Chuuma - Stage 7: Inside the Lair - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Hamelin no Violin Tamaki - Yoshiyuki Mori - Lake - Enix - Super Famicom - 1995

A Ressha de Ikou MD - Takaharu Umezu - gameplay - Artdink/Sega - Mega Drive - 1992

Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun - Shinji Tasaka, Satoko Minami - Level 9 - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Barunba - M. Itoh, H. Nishikawa - Final Boss - Namco/Zap Corp. - PC Engine - 1990

Rockman and Forte - Naoshi Mizuta - Museum - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1998

Magical Hat no Buttobi Turbo! Daibouken - Anzaki Waraco - Sub-Window, Bonus Race - Vic Tokai - Mega Drive - 1990

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Ancient Castle - Square - Famicom -1988

03 August 2011

Episode 40: Free Play 4

Brent and Rob celebrate Episode 40 with more great tunes and another installment of Mame That Chune!  Full track listing below.



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

Power Blade 2 - Kinuyo Yamashita - Stage 4 - Taito - NES - 1992

Super Nazo Puyo 2: Ruru no Tetsuwan Hanjyou ki - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Superkenta, BA.M - Overworld - Compile - Super Famicom - 1996

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Opening (Part 2 - Dark Noble's Theme) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters - Miki Higashino - Continue - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Captain America and the Avengers - Tomoyoshi Sato, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Shogo Sakai, Hitoshi Sakimoto - Almost Victorious - Data East - Genesis - 1992

World Boxing - Koichi Yamanishi - Title (?) - TSS - Famicom - 1990

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Fighting Edition - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Airport - Natsume/Bandai - SNES - 1995

Pocky & Rocky - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki - Haunted House - Natsume - SNES - 1993

Crüe Ball - Brian Schmidt - Feeding Frenzy (Volume Level 9) - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1992

Quartet - Katsuhiro Hayashi -  Sky (Stage 5) - Sega - arcade - 1986

To The Earth - unknown - Main BGM - Nintendo - NES - 1989

Battle Grand Prix - Yusuke Takahama, Nobuyuki Shioda - Race Theme 6 - Hudson Soft - SNES - 1993

Lotus II: R.E.C.S. - Patrick Phelan - Miami Ice - Electronic Arts/Gremlin Graphics - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1993

Stinger - Kyohei Sada (Charley Sada) - Stage 7 - Konami - NES - 1987

After Burner II - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare (arr.) - After Burner - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Nightshade - Marshall Parker - Metro City Sewers - Beam Software/Ultra Games - NES - 1992

Madou Monogatari I - Tsuyoshi Matsushima, Polygon Junkie - Main BGM 1 (Floors 1-10) - Compile - Mega Drive - 1996

Legendary Wings - Tamayo Kawamoto, Manami Matsumae (arr.), Yoshihiro Sakaguchi (arr.) - Area 1 - Capcom - NES - 1988

Super Tennis - Yoshiki Nishimura - Ending - Tokyo Shoseki/Nintendo - SNES - 1991