28 March 2012

Episode 74: Asiatic Music

Brent and Rob focus on 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music with an Asiatic/oriental sounding influence and in doing so, they discuss Eastern philosophy, chopsticks, and Street Fighter II.  Full track listing below.



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

The Revenge of Shinobi - Yuzo Koshiro - China Town - Sega - Genesis - 1989

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

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

Live A Live - Yoko Shimomura - The Birds Fly in the Sky, the Fish Swim in the River - Square - Super Famicom - 1994

Street Fighter II': Special Champion Edition - Yoko Shimomura - E. Honda - Capcom - Genesis - 1993

Samurai Shodown - Yasuo Yamate (Tate Norio), Masahiko Hataya (Papaya), Hiroo Ikeda (arr.) - Tokyo Kabuki Theater - Takara/SNK - SNES - 1994

The Ninja Warriors - Hisayoshi Ogura - Up Stairs (Name Register) - Taito - PC Engine - 1989

The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - Oedo (Kid Ying's House/Goemon's House) - Konami - SNES - 1992

Battle Golfer Yui - Naka-chan 3-sai, Kenta-kun. Yada!, Maru-chan wa omotta, Kyoporiran - Theme Dibot - Santos/Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Shinobi - Yasuhiro Kawakami - Stage - Sega - Sega Master System - 1988

Avenging Spirit - Takahiro Ogata - Stage 1 - Jaleco - Game Boy - 1992

Super Ninja Boy - Eiji Miyabi (Neon Kidd) - Peaceful Chinaland - Culture Brain - SNES - 1993

The Legend of Kage - Hisayoshi Ogura - Name Register (Fog Princess Theme) "Feast" - Taito - arcade (Japan) - 1985

Brutal: Paws of Fury - Doug Brandon - Bridge in the Mountains - Eurocom/Cybersoft - SNES - 1994

Street Fighter II Turbo - Yoko Shimomura - E. Honda's Ending - Capcom - SNES - 1993

21 March 2012

Episode 73: Jazz Music 2

The Cat Allergy Twins visit the genre of Jazz once again, having first explored the topic back in Episode 13.  Who are the Cat Allergy Twins, you ask?  Oh, that's just one of the many jazz-style nicknames Brent and Rob find for each other in this swinging edition of The Legacy Music Hour.  Check it out, you cool cats, and stop making these guys allergic.  Shoobie doobie wah yah yahhh!  NOTE: Rob made a huge error in that he accidentally played a track he had played on a previous episode.  Brent made an error in that he didn't notice Rob's error until it was too late.  As you may already know, The Legacy Music Hour makes a specific effort to not repeat tracks on any episode.  Oh, well.  Full track listing below.



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

Vegas Stakes - Kimitaka Matsumae - The Hideaway - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - SNES - 1993

Bubsy in Claws Encounters of the Furred Kind - Matt Berardo, Rudy Helm - Shadow Bopping (Shadow Shirt Theme) - Accolade - Genesis - 1993

Snoopy Concert - Dave Brubeck, Minako Hamano (arr.) - Daylight Forest (Benjamin) - Mitsui Fudosan/Pax Softonica/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

Zero4 Champ - Tsukushi Sasaki - Seaside Memories - Media Rings - PC Engine - 1991

EarthBound - Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu, Toshiyuki Ueno - Venus Live! - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Thunder Fox - Kazuko Umino - Aircraft Carrier, Boss 3 - Taito - Genesis - 1991

Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Masanori Adachi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane - Stage 4 - Konami - Genesis - 1993

Championship Bowling - Nakamiti - Slow Lane - Soft Machine/Mentrix Software - Genesis - 1993

Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun Magginesu - Kazuhiko Uehara,Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena - The End? - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Dynamite Headdy - Katsuhiko Suzuki (Nazo² Suzuki), Aki Hata, Kazuo Hanzawa (NON), Yasuko, Koji Yamada - Tonight's a Jazzy Night - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Wally wo Sagase!  Ehon no Kuni no Daibouken Where's Wally? - Masanao Akahori - Area Full of Waldo Watchers - Tomy/Natsu System - Super Famicom - 1993

Itadaki Street: Watashi no Oten ni Yottette - Toshiyuki Ueno - Roulette - ASCII/Game Studio/Loginsoft - Famicom - 1991

Bahamut Lagoon - Noriko Matsueda - Menu - Square - Super Famicom - 1996

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict - Motoaki Takenouchi - Devoted Soldier's Requiem - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Tomoya Tomita - Mini Game Menu - Konami - Super Famicom - 1995

14 March 2012

Episode 72: Funk Music

Brent and Rob funk things up on Episode 72 with a genre focus on 8-bit and 16-bit era funk music from video games.  These tracks are not just funky, these tracks are funk.  So turn up the volume and get down!  Full track listing below.



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

Home Improvement: Power Tool Pursuit! - Jim Wallace, Steve Melillo - Dialogue - Imagineering Inc./Absolute Entertainment - SNES - 1994

ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron - John Baker - Mellow Groove - Johnson Voorsanger Productions/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Maniac Mansion - Dave Govett - Michael - Jaleco/LucasArts - NES - 1990

Syvalion - Hayato Matsuo, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - A Little Harder - Taito/Toshiba - Super Famicom - 1992

ToeJam & Earl - John Baker - Funkotronic Beat - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Dungeon - J-Wing/Dynamite - Super Famicom - 1996

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - Battle Against a Weird Opponent - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Altered Beast - Tohru Nakabayashi, Kazuhiko Nagai (arr.) - Game Over, Name Entry - Sega - Genesis - 1989

ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron - John Baker - Funk Down Under - Johnson Voorsanger Productions/Sega - Genesis - 1994

Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun Magginesu - Kazuhiko Uehara,Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena - Tunnel Passage - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

Star Fox - Hajime Hirasawa - Fortuna - Nintendo - SNES -1993

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata - Stage 2: Magical Town - Treasure/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Michael Jackson, Brad Buxer, C. Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby III - Marble Garden Zone 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1994

07 March 2012

Episode 71: Handheld Consoles

For Episode 71, Brent and Rob focus solely on music from handheld consoles of the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Exploring the Game Boy, Game Gear, and Lynx soundtrack libraries, Brent and Rob discover some really great, compelling music.  It's amazing the music you'll hear coming out of these tiny machines.  Full track listing below.



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

Castlevania II: Belmont's Revenge - Hidehiro Funauchi - Ripe Seeds (Plant Castle) - Konami - Game Boy - 1991

Blue Lightning - Alex Rudis, Bob Vieira - Title Screen - Epyx/Atari - Lynx - 1989

X - Kazumi Totaka - Tunnel Scene - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Trip World - Tsutomu Ishida, Masayuki Iwata, Atsushi Mihiro, Phase Out - World 3 (Part 1) - Sunsoft - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru - Kazumi Totaka - Credits - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Crayon Shin-Chan - unknown - Bubbles - TOSE/Bandai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa - Mt. Tamaranch (Tal Tal Heights) - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1993

Avenging Spirit - Takahiro Ogata - Stage 6 - Jaleco - Game Boy - 1992

Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict - Motoaki Takenouchi - Distant Journey Calls - Camelot Software Planning - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard, Mike Bartlow, Elliot Gay (arr.) - Redwood Forest - Ocean - Game Boy - 1996

GG Aleste II: Lance Bird - Imami Pon, BA.M - Inter Algo - Compile/Sega - Game Gear (Japan) - 1993

Momotarou Dengeki: Momotaro Thunderbolt - Masakatsu Maekawa - unknown - Hudson Soft - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Defenders of Oasis - Type-O - Long time ago (Intro) - Sega - Game Gear - 1992

Heisei Tensai Bakabon - unknown - Continue? - Namco - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

Chip's Challenge - Alex Rudis, Bob Vieira - Level 10 - Epyx/Atari - Lynx - 1989