26 September 2012

Episode 100: Free Play 10 (Live)

Brent and Rob celebrate the 100th episode of The Legacy Music Hour video game music podcast with a special live recording.  It's basically just another free play episode, but with coconut cake, orange juice, vegan peanut-butter cookies, and a small audience in attendance.  Kind of like a listening party.  Guests include Nathan Barnatt, Pablo Bert, Jacob Sirof, and Kevin Shea.  Plus, VGM Karaoke.  Special thanks to Katie for dealing with the tech stuff.  Also, thanks to the NerdMelt Theater.  And, thanks to Lindsay for the cookies.  One more, thanks to Amoeba Music for sponsoring the prize (what prize? you'll see).  Note: Unfortunately, the photo isn't an exact representation of who was there, as some people had left by the time the picture was taken.  Full track listing below.



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

Wedding Peach - Masafumi Ogata, Noriko Yamamoto - We Did It! - Shimada Kikaku/KSS - Super Famicom - 1995

Utsurun Desu.: Kawauso Hawaii e Iku!!! - unknown - Stage 3, 6, and 9 - Takara - Famicom - 1992

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

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Bomb Game - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

High Seas Havoc - Emi Shimizu, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa) - Going on an Adventure - Data East - Genesis - 1993

Pebble Beach Golf Links - Yumi Kinoshita, Shigekazu Kamaki, Yusaburo Shimojyo - Menu - T&E Soft/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Elfaria II: The Quest of the Meld - Yukihide Takekawa - Thief Baja's Theme - Red/Hudson - Super Famicom - 1995

Stealth - unknown - Weapon Select - Hect - Super Famicom - 1992

Shatterhand - Iku Mizutani - Area C (05) - Natsume/Jaleco - NES - 1991

Magical Chase - Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata - Final Boss - Quest/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1993

Pitfall II: Lost Caverns - David Crane - Main BGM (Good and Neutral) - Activision - Atari 2600 - 1983

19 September 2012

Episode 99: Air and Sky

In Episode 99, Brent and Rob focus on music from levels and parts of video games related to air, clouds, and the sky.  And if you run in to any trouble while listening to this episode, don't worry, just call the Air Police!  Full track listing below.



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

Tales of Phantasia - Motoi Sakuraba, Shinji Tamura, Ryota Furuya - Aviators - Namco/Wolf Team - Super Famicom - 1996

Contra: Hard Corps - Hiroshi Kobayashi (H. Devi Kobayashi), Akira Souji (Akiropito), Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane (Chiru2 Yamane), Akira Yamaoka (Gajokai), Hirofumi Taniguchi (Nitachigu) - Zephyr - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Devilish: The Next Possession - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Stage 4: Air Passage - Sage's Creation/Aisystem Tokyo - Genesis - 1992

Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose! - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto - Buster Sky-Jinks - Konami - SNES - 1993

Wonder Boy - Shinichi Sakamoto - Bonus - Sega/Escape - Sega Master System - 1987

World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck - Haruyo Ogura (Lotty), Tomoko Sasaki (Maguro) - Level 2-1 - Sega - Genesis - 1992

Little Nemo: The Dream Master - Junko Tamiya - Cloud Ruins - Capcom - NES - 1990

Super Mario Bros. 3 - Koji Kondo - Up Above - Nintendo - NES - 1990

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - The Sky Runner - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Mega Man 7 - Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama, Makoto Tomozawa - Cloud Man - Capcom - SNES - 1995

Pocky & Rocky - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki - Battle in the Sky - Natsume - SNES - 1993

Skyblazer - Harumi Fujita - Cliffs of Peril - Ukiyotei/Sony Imagesoft - SNES - 1994

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Big Whale - Square - SNES - 1991

Wolverine - Geoff Follin - Trial By Air - LJN/Software Creations - NES - 1991

Kirby's Dream Land - Jun Ishikawa - Bubbly Clouds - HAL Laboratory - Game Boy - 1992

12 September 2012

Episode 98: Shorties 2

In this episode, Brent and Rob focus on video game music tracks which are absolutely no longer than 15 seconds.  Ironically, this ends up being one of the Legacy Music Hour's longest episodes.  Brent and Rob are also joined by an unannounced and unexpected guest.  A very big and flighty guest, in fact.  A wide variety of consoles are covered, consoles including the Sega Master System, Game Gear, and TurboGrafx-16.  And finally, there seems to be a strong theme of nostalgia in this episode which is discussed and heard throughout the music.  A long, nostalgic journey through a wonderful selection of "micro songs".  Full track listing below.



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

Thunder Force III - Naosuke Arai - The Wind Blew All Day Long (Opening Theme) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Double Dribble - Miki Higashino - Set Up - Konami - NES - 1987

Castlevania: Bloodlines - Michiru Yamane - Pressure (Invincibility) - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Rambo - Tohru Hasahe, Minki Motoyama - Headquarters/Safe Zone - Acclaim/Pack-In-Video - NES - 1988

Chou Kyuukai Miracle Nine - Naofumi Hataya - Play Ball - Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Utsurun Desu.: Kawauso Hawaii e Iku!!! - unknown - Ending 4 (?) - Takara - Famicom - 1992

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

Black Belt - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Title Screen - Sega - Sega Master System - 1986

City Hunter - unknown - Wrong Door - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1990

Cosmic Wars - Hidenori Maezawa, Harumi Ueko - Buy Ships - Konami - Famicom - 1989

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

Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - T.K.O. (Kazuo Hanzawa, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Satoshi Murata) - Play Again? - Treasure - Mega Drive - 1994

Xevious: Fardraut Saga - Masatomo Miyamoto, Masanobu Tsukamoto, Toshiaki Sakoda, Takayuki Hirono - gameplay - Compile/Namco - PC Engine - 1990

Super Oozumou Netsusen Dai-Ichiban - Hiromi Shibano - Main Menu - Namco - Super Famicom - 1992

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

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

Captain America and the Avengers - Tomoyoshi Sato, Tatsuya Kiuchi, Shogo Sakai, Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Unused (Arcade Continue) - Data East - Genesis - 1992

Sonic Drift 2 - Saori Kobayashi, Masayuki Nagao - Balloon Panic - Sega - Game Gear - 1995

Contra: Hard Corps - Hiroshi Kobayashi (H. Devi Kobayashi), Akira Souji (Akiropito), Kenji Miyaoka, Michiru Yamane (Chiru2 Yamane), Akira Yamaoka (Gajokai), Hirofumi Taniguchi (Nitachigu) - What a Painful World - Konami - Genesis - 1994

Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - Albatross Boss - Capcom - NES - 1988

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

Superman - Kenji Tamasaki, Junichi Ueda, Hiroshi Tsukamoto - Round Clear - Sunsoft - Genesis - 1992

Fighting Masters - Masapi, Shioya (Hiromitsu Shioya?) - Player Select - Almanic/Treco - Genesis - 1992

X - Kazumi Totaka - Junction - Nintendo - Game Boy (Japan) - 1992

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

Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de - Keroppi Inoue, Noriko Takahashi - Yukari at the Tennis Club - Konami - Super Famicom - 1996

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

Golgo 13: Top Secret Episode - Michiharu Hasuya - Target Mode Ground - Vic Tokai - NES - 1988

Puyo Puyo - Akiyoshi Nagao (Einosuke Nagao), Masanobu Tsukamoto - Sorrow - Compile - Mega Drive - 1992

Cyborg 009 - unknown - Title Menu - Bec - Super Famicom - 1994

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard, Mike Bartlow - Busted - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

The Peace Keepers - Atsuyoshi Isemura, Hyu - Ending Story (part 2) - Jaleco - SNES - 1994

Phelios - Yoshinori Kawamoto - Sogin's Jar (Chapter 2-1) - Namco - Genesis - 1990

Transformers: Convoy no Nazo - unknown - Main BGM - ISCO/Takara - Famicom - 1986

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - David Wise - Judge Defeated - LJN - NES - 1989

Commando - Tamayo Kawamoto - Title Theme - Capcom - NES - 1986

Volfied - Hisayoshi Ogura, Kouichi Dekune (?) (arr.) - Final Round Clear - Taito - PC Engine -1989

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link - Akito Nakatsuka - Indoors 1 - Nintendo - NES - 1988

Xexyz - Hirohiko Takayama - Force Star Boss/Face of God - Atlus/Hudson Soft - NES - 1990

EarthBound - Hirokazu Tanaka - The Cliff That Time Forgot - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Mega Man - Manami Matsumae - Stage Select - Capcom - NES - 1987

05 September 2012

Episode 97: Manga

Manga is the focus of Episode 97.  That is, 8-bit and 16-bit era video games based on manga (Japanese comics).  Wow, what a ton of unheard titles the boys discovered in preparation for this episode.  Brent and Rob narrow it down to some nice tracks for your "duguh duguh duguh" and "brrrrrrrruhh" listening pleasure.  Full track listing below.



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

Sakigake!! Otokojuku: Shippu Ichi Gou Sei - Haruki Adachi - unknown - TOSE/Bandai - Famicom - 1989

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - unknown - gameplay - Advance Communication/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1992

Kingyo Chuuihou! Tobidase! Game Gakuen - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Flag Game - Jaleco - Super Famicom - 1994

Akazukin ChaCha - Kazuya Suyama - Battle - Landwarf/Tomy - Super Famicom - 1996

Mouryou Senki Madara 2 - Tappi Iwase, Miki Higashino, Hirofumi Taniguchi - A Short Ensemble~Sky's Blueness, Tears and You - Konami - Super Famicom - 1993

JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken - Noboru Yamane - Credits - WinkySoft/Cobra Team - Super Famicom - 1993

Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - unknown - Title Screen - Advance Communication/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1992

Susano O Densetsu - Takahito Abe - Dungeon 1 - Alfa System/Hudson - PC Engine - 1989

Rokudenashi Blues: Taiketsu! Tokyo Shitennou - M2, Kyomoe - Battle with Onizuka - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Super Bikkuriman - Tomoyuki Hamada - Devil Zeus - Tom Create/Bec - Super Famicom - 1993

Mouryou Senki Madara - Konami Kukeiha Club - Fighting Human's Way - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Bari Bari Densetsu - unknown - gameplay - Taito - PC Engine - 1989

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon - Aki Hata - Stage 5-1 (Glacier) - Angel Studios/Ma-Ba - Mega Drive - 1994

Wedding Peach - Masafumi Ogata, Noriko Yamamoto - End of Game - Shimada Kikaku/KSS - Super Famicom - 1995

Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Takano, Nakajima, Tonkupon, Chatrita - Staff Roll - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1996

04 September 2012

Live Event: SEATTLE Dance Party on 10/2/12

mudpieluv presents Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch's Legacy Music Dance Party, a dance night featuring ONLY video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era. No remixes, no covers, no adaptations of non-video game music -just pure, original, dancy music from the Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and more!  This is an ALL AGES event and ADMISSION IS FREE!!


Plus, special video game music related contests and prizes! There's a "name that tune" contest (Mame That Chune), a video game music karaoke contest (VGM Karaoke), and a video game music dance battle (Legacy Dance Party: Battle Mode). Sign up at the beginning of the night to become a possible contestant.  Prizes courtesy of Pink Gorilla Games located in Seattle, WA.

Note about VGM Karaoke: You can sing along to a song of your choice with either prepared written lyrics, lyrics you make up on the spot, or humming along gibberish.  Audience will vote by applause on the winner, based on overall performance.

The Legacy Music Dance Party
October 2nd, 2012
9 PM - 12 Midnight
Full Tilt Columbia City
5041 Rainier Ave S #105

Seattle, Washington 98118(map)