29 August 2012

Episode 96: World Music

Brent and Rob travel the globe, discovering world music tracks from 8-bit and 16-bit era video games.  The music heard on Episode 96 resembles the kind of music one might hear on a world music radio program, that is, traditional ethnic music, world-fusion, and even New Age.  The boys also share stories of traveling to foreign lands such as Minneapolis.  Full track listing below.



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

Elfaria II: The Quest of the Meld - Yukihide Takekawa - Plot - Red/Hudson - Super Famicom - 1995

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - The Mahout - Koei - SNES - 1994

Street Fighter II Turbo - Yoko Shimomura - Dhalsim - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Wally wo Sagase!  Ehon no Kuni no Daibouken Where's Wally? - Masanao Akahori - Egyptian Village - Tomy/Natsu System - Super Famicom - 1993

Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken - Harumi Fujita - Marmaid Island - Capcom - Famicom - 1987

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Harvest - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Bonus Room Blitz - Rare - SNES - 1994

Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu - unknown - Final Stage - Konami - Famicom - 1986

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - Enjoy Your Stay - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Sparkster - Akira Yamaoka, Michiru Yamane, Kazuhiko Uehara, Masahiro Ikariko, M. Matsuhira - Musical Town - Konami - SNES - 1994

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - David Wise - Steel Drum Rhumba - Rare - SNES - 1995

Seiken Densetsu 3 - Hiroki Kikuta - Damn Damn Drum - Square - Super Famicom - 1995

Fantasy Zone - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Hot Snow (Round 5) - Sega - arcade (Japan) - 1986

Bonk's Adventure - Tsukasa Masuko, Hirohiko Takayama - World 3-1, 3-2, 3-3 - Red Company/Atlus - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

EarthBound - Keiichi Suzuki - Threed, Free at Last - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

26 August 2012

Live Recording: Episode 100

To honor the 100th episode of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob are inviting the listeners and anyone else interested to sit in on the recording.  This is just like a normal free play episode where Brent and Rob pick some tracks and comment on them, except there will be some extra microphones so that anyone who attends can chime in and comment as well.  Previous LMH guests will also make appearances.  So think of this as a sort of listening party or like a regular episode but with a lot more guests than usual.

The recording will take place at noon on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Nerdist@Meltdown in Los Angeles, CA.  It'll take about two hours to record.  If you live in the area, feel free to come and bring who ever you like, as long as they won't be bored by people listening and talking about video game music.

The Legacy Music Hour 100th Episode Recording
September 23th, 2012
12pm - 2pm
Nerdist@Meltdown
7522 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

22 August 2012

Episode 95: Title Screen Music 2

Title screen music is the focus of Episode 95, as it was on Episode 29.  But this time, Brent and Rob play a Populous composer guessing game and another game called "Fun with Skitchin'."  Finally, "Skitchin'" and "Jaleco" face off in an all out, no-holds-barred battle leaving Brent and Rob hot for Matt "Furnace."  Full track listing below.



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

High Seas Havoc - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa) - Havoc's Theme - Data East - Genesis - 1993

Battle Squadron - Ron Klaren, Rob Hubbard (arr.) - Title Theme - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1990

Populous - Rob Hubbard, Kazuo Sawa, Dave Hanlon, Les Edgar - Main Theme - Bullfrog/Infinity/Acclaim - SNES - 1991

Batman: Return of the Joker - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya - Opening (Main Theme) - Sunsoft - NES - 1991

Musya: The Classic Japanese Tale of Horror - Seiko Asukagawa - TItle (Part 2) - SETA - SNES - 1992

Gokujou Parodius! - Seiichi Fukami (Prophet Fukami), Satoko Miyawaki (M.Puddin' Satoko), Kazuhiro Senoo (Sitar Senoo), Hideto Inoue (Keroppi Inoue) (arr.), Nobuyuki Akena (arr.) - Show Time in the Parodius - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

GT Racing - unknown - Title Screen - Lenar/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1996

Tecmo World Wrestling - Keiji Yamagishi, Mayuko Okamura, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Mitsuhito Tanaka - Title Screen - Tecmo - NES - 1990

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode - Michiharu Hasuya - Title Screen - Vic Tokai - NES - 1988

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Title Screen (With Voice) - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Hudson's Adventure Island - Jun Chikuma - Title Screen - Hudson Soft - NES - 1988

Romancing SaGa 2 - Kenji Ito - Opening Title - Square - Super Famicom - 1993

Predator 2 - Matt Furniss - Title Theme - Teeny Weeny Games/Arena - Genesis - 1992

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - The Moon Crystal - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Gunstar Heroes - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa) - Legend of the Gunstars - Treasure - Genesis - 1993

15 August 2012

Episode 94: Pirates

Arrgh, mateys!  Pirates be the topic of this week's episode.  Captain Brent and Rob F. Beard set sea to focus on pirate themed games and pirate themed levels, and capture a great booty of gold treasure (in the form of music) along the way.  Full track listing below.



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

Moon Crystal - Tsukasa Tawada - Pirate Ship (Stage 4) - Hect - Famicom - 1992

Gimmick! - Masashi Kageyama - Good Weather (Stage 2) - Authentic Entertainment/Sunsoft - Famicom - 1992

The Pirates of Dark Water - Fox Productions - Citadel (part 1) - Iguana Entertainment/Sunsoft - Genesis - 1994

Rockman and Forte - Naoshi Mizuta, Akari Kaida, Kirichan - Pirateman - Capcom - Super Famicom - 1998

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - Land of Luxury - Koei - SNES - 1994

New Horizons - Yoko Kanno - Wind Ahead - Koei - SNES - 1994

Sk├╝ljagger: Revolt of the Westicans - Dave Hayes, Rod Barr - Warehouse - Realtime Associates/American Softworks - SNES - 1992

Uncharted Waters - Yoko Kanno - Aboard in the Temparate Area - Koei - NES - 1991

Pirates! - David Wise - Tavern - Rare/MicroProse/Ultra Games - NES - 1991

The Pirates of Dark Water - Fox Productions - The Sunken Bridge - Iguana Entertainment/Sunsoft - Genesis - 1994

The Pirates of Dark Water - Phase Out - Miregone Jungle - Sunsoft - SNES - 1994

Ardy Lightfoot - Akiko Hashimoto, Katsuhiro Hatano - Gilson's Pirate Ship - ASCII/Titus - SNES - 1994

Higemaru Makaijima: Nanatsu no Shima Daibouken - Harumi Fujita - Cuck Island - Capcom - Famicom - 1987

Pirates! - David Wise - Merchant - Rare/MicroProse/Ultra Games - NES - 1991

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Pirates Ahoy! - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

08 August 2012

Episode 93: Toys

Brent and Rob put out some real positive energy in this episode of The Legacy Music Hour, which focuses on toys.  That is, music from video games based on toys and toylines, as well as games and game stages that are toy-themed.  It all ends up being a sort of focus on Barbie, kind of like how ducks became the focus of the Cartoons episode.  Pink was the new black, now Barbie is the new duck.  Also, Rob performs a rap!  And best of all, there's tons of positivity.  Full track listing below.



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

Monster in My Pocket - Hiroshi Takeyasu, Kozo Nakamura - Towering Catastrophe (Stage 4) - Konami - NES - 1992

Barbie - Mark Van Hecke - Storyline Theme 2 - Imagineering Inc./Hi Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

Barbie - Mark Van Hecke - Stage Theme 1 - Imagineering Inc./Hi Tech Expressions - NES - 1991

Barbie: Vacation Adventure - Paul Tonge - Scuba Diving - Software Creations/Hi Tech Expressions - SNES - 1994

G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero - Yusuke Takahama (Takaha) and Nobuyuki Shioda (Shiochan) - Mission 02 (Antarctica) - KID/Taxan - NES - 1991

Transformers: Convoy no Nazo - unknown - Secret Room - ISCO/Takara - Famicom - 1986

G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Yusuke Takahama - Level 8 (Shuttle Launch)/Level 13 (Ancient Armory I) - KID/Capcom - NES - 1992

Super Troll Islands - Richard Joseph - Even Level - Millenium Interactive/ASC Games - SNES - 1994

Marble Madness - Brad Fuller, Hal Canon - Silly Race - Atari Games - arcade - 1984

Barbie: Super Model - Danny Toft - Sorry, Barbie! - Hi Tech Expressions//Software Creations - SNES - 1993

Dynamite Headdy - Katsuhiko Suzuki - Headdy the Hero - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Micro Machines - Matt Gray - Title Screen - Codemasters/Camerica - NES - 1991

Barbie: Super Model - Danny Toft - Changing Clothes - Hi Tech Expressions//Software Creations - SNES - 1993

Home Alone - Mark Van Hecke - The Toy Wing - Imagineering Inc./THQ - SNES - 1991

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - House of Toys (Dream 3) - Capcom - NES - 1990

01 August 2012

Episode 92: Punching and Kicking 2

The Double Dragon Boyz return to the topic of Beat 'Em Up Games (which includes Hack and Slash Games). They discuss what it means to be a beat 'em up game, Brent shares his going to bed process, and they both discover the true pronunciation of Jaleco.  Full track listing below.



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

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

Sonic Blast Man II - K. Watanabe, Naoto Yagishita - City - Taito - SNES - 1994

Final Fight 2 - Mari Yamaguchi, Yasuaki Fujita, Yuki Iwai, Setsuo Yamamoto, Yuko Takehara - Creeping Wheeping - Capcom - SNES - 1993

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Kozo Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita - Scene 4 - Konami - NES - 1992

Kabuki Quantum Fighter - Masaki Hashimoto, Takahiro Wakuta - Round 2 - Human Entertainment/HAL Laboratory - NES - 1991

Knights of the Round - Isao Abe - Battle at the Castle Fort - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Streets of Rage 2 - Yuzo Koshiro - Dreamer - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Streets of Rage 3 - Motohiro Kawashima - The Poets I - Sega - Genesis - 1994

River City Ransom - Kazuo Sawa - Unused 1 - Technos Japan - NES - 1990

Golden Axe III - Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda (Ryunosuke), Haruyo Oguro (Lotty), Tomonori Sawada - The Vast Field (Stage 1) - Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

Golden Axe III - Naofumi Hataya, Tatsuyuki Maeda (Ryunosuke), Haruyo Oguro (Lotty), Tomonori Sawada - Cursed City (Stage 6B) - Sega - Mega Drive - 1993

The Combatribes - Kazunaka Yamane - Martha's Truth - Technos - SNES - 1993

Brawl Brothers - Atsutoshi Isemura, Hajime Uchida - Street Beat - Jaleco - SNES - 1993

Splatterhouse 3 - Eiko Kaneda (Milky Eiko) - Staff Roll - Namco/Now Production - Genesis - 1993

Rollergames - Kazuo Hanzawa (N. Hanzawa), Katsuhiko Suzuki, Atsushi Fujio, Shigemasa Matsuo - Ending - Ultra Games/Konami - NES - 1990