18 July 2018

LMH Mixtape #73: Jazz Music 2

All right, look.  KeyGlyph here.  I've been trying to compose a measured introduction to this mixtape for the usual Legacy Music Hour blog post, and I'm officially giving up.  Jazz Music 2 is just too darn good.  It's dreamy, it's busy, it's romantic, it's introspective; it'll conjure up images of bustling cities one moment and lonely hotel lounges the next.  I can't quite put it into words, but there's some real magic going on in this one.  So please, let this VGM genre tour whisk you away to a place where piano is king, everyone knows the Fox Trot, and life seems to glitter just a tiny bit more than you're used to.


Instant new favorite: Zero4 Champ - Seaside Memories
Other instant new favorite: Earthbound - Venus Live!
Brewed new favorite: Bahamut Lagoon - Menu
Honorable Mentions:  Everything else?!

Most hopeful for a Brent Weinbach piano cover of:  Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu - The End?

Track listing and original episode:


04 July 2018

Episode 202: TurboGrafx-16 3

Yet another TurboGrafx-16 focus, although it’s mostly all PC Engine tracks this time.  In this episode, the boizz get cross-wibed, the boizz talk cereal, and Brent shares some special food recipes of his own creation.  NOTE: Rob played the wrong track for Mahjong Gakuen, which was just a variation loop of the beginning of his intended track.  He had become so sleepy by that point that he didn’t notice it wasn’t the track in its entirety.  The full track was added later, which is why the full track doesn’t play while the boizz are talking over it.  Full track listing below.

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

Dragon Egg! - D. Takahashi, M. Masimoto - Unused 2 - Tenky/NCS/Masaya - PC Engine - 1991

Wai Wai Mahjong: Yukai na Jantomi-tachi - unknown - Riichi - Video System - PC Engine - 1989

Cross Wiber: Cyber Combat Police - Hiroto Saitoh (Dandy Hiroto) - Story Out - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1990

Makai Hakkenden Shada - Shogo Sakai, Masaaki Iwasaki, Takafumi Miura, Seiichi Hamada, Yuji Suzuki, Yusuke Takahama - Battle with Garyo - Data East - PC Engine - 1989

Mahjong Gakuen Touma Soushirou Toujou - Atsuko Iwanaga (Ako Matsudaira) - M.A.M.I. (Story Mode Ending) - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1989

Yuu Yuu Jinsei: Victory Life - Takeaki Kunimoto - gameplay - Hudson - PC Engine - 1988

Jinmu Denshou - Takane Okubo, Masaaki Uno, Goblin Sound - Semimaru - Manjyudo/Big Club/Wolf Team - PC Engine - 1989

Aoi Blink - Shinichi Sakamoto, Souichirou Harada - In-Game 7 - West One/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1990

J.J. & Jeff - Takeaki Kunimoto (Kinoko Kunimoto) - Field 3 - Hudson/Turbo Technologies - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Takeda Shingen - unknown - Round 1 - Jaleco/Aicom - PC Engine - 1989

Spiral Wave - unknown - Space Battle - Media Rings - PC Engine - 1991

20 June 2018

LMH Mixtape #72: Funk Music

Get ready for some serious bass lines, horn stabs, and syncopated beats, because it's time to revisit the LMH funk focus.  This mixtape has enough food, folks, and funk for every user, so whether you're a purple belt or just a white belt with a little yellow on the tip, you'll be lovin' it.


Instant new favorite:  Maniac Mansion - Michael
Other instant new favorite:  Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - Dungeon
Brewed new favorite:  Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shogun Magginesu - Tunnel Passage

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Toejam & Earl - Funkotronic Beat
Blatant Favoritism Award X2:  Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Marble Garden Zone 1

Track listing and original episode:


06 June 2018

Episode 201: TurboGrafx-16 2

The boizz do another focus on TurboGrafx-16 and PC Engine music (and SuperGrafx too).  Rob plays tracks he’s been sitting on for a bit, while Brent plays all Darren Deluxe picks, so thank you to Darren Deluxe for the compilation he sent over.  Rob also has pretty bad allergies, so watch out for that.  The boizz really have a lot of fun with Tiger Road, so watch out for that too. Ha ha ha ha ha!!  Full track listing below.

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

Power League 4 - unknown - Result - Hudson - PC Engine - 1991

Cyber Dodge - Einosuke Nagao, Toshie Oya - Stadium (Court 6) - Compile/Tonkin House - PC Engine - 1992

Break In - Takeaki Kunimoto (Kinoko Kunimoto) - In-Game 1- Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1989

Neutopia II - Keita Hoshi - Sphere 4 - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Makai Prince Dorabocchan - Makiko Ito, Hiroshi Nishikawa - Stage 5 - Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1990

Out Live - Masashi Kageyama - Prologue - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1989

J.J. & Jeff - Takeaki Kunimoto (Kinoko Kunimoto) - Credits - Hudson/Turbo Technologies - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Tiger Road - Harumi Fujita, Tamayo Kawamoto, Osamu Kasai (arr.), Masaaki Harada (arr.), Shinji Nakayama (arr.) - Title - Advance Communication Company/NEC/Capcom - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

After Burner II - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Shigeharu Isoda, Kenichiro Isoda - Final Take Off - Bits Laboratory/NEC/Sega - PC Engine - 1990

Hana Taaka Daka!? - Kinuyo Yamashita - Kaori - Natsume/Taito - PC Engine - 1991

Madou Ou Granzort - Norihiko Yamanuki - Stage 7 - Mutech/Hudson - SuperGrafx -  1990

30 May 2018

LMH Mixtape #71: Handheld Consoles

When you played your handheld systems back in the day, were you the sort of gamer who made use of the headphone jack, or did you just rely on those tiny external speakers?  Regardless of who you were in the past, today you're a fully grown LMH User -- and that means you relish the opportunity to listen to portable VGM tunes through your finest headset, just as the composers had always intended.  So get comfy for an extended dose with this mixtape of Brent and Rob's Handheld Consoles focus.  No squinting or double A batteries required!


Instant new favorite: X - Tunnel Scene
Brewed new favorite: Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru - Credits
Blatant Favoritism Award:  The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - Mt. Tamaranch (Tal Tal Heights)

That solo, though!:  Blue Lightning - Title Screen

Track listing and original episode:


16 May 2018

LMH Mixtape #70: Free Play 7

Free Play 7:  Just good music, all around.™


Instant new favorite: Magical Chase - Variations on a Ra Melody (Stage 6: Sanctuary)
Brewed new favorite: Treasure Hunter G - Sad Freedom

Blatant Favoritism Award: Paperboy - Main Theme
Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It: Magical Chase - Variations on a Ra Melody (Stage 6: Sanctuary)

Track listing and original episode:


02 May 2018

Episode 200: Episode 200! (Live)

Brent and Rob celebrate the 200th episode of The Legacy Music Hour with a live recording in Los Angeles.  Lots of fun and laughs and hijinks take place during this momentous occasion with a handful of guest commentators, a healthy amount of audience participation, a few in-person video game music related performances, and even some actual video game playing.  Bad boizz, birth-talk, and baseball -this episode is jammed packed with action and good video game music from the third and fourth generation.  Thank you to all who have supported the podcast over the last seven and a half years.  Note: Just like Episode 100 and 150, the photo is missing some people, because it wasn’t taken immediately after the show was over and they had already left.  Full track listing below.

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

Nightmare Circus - Kurt Harland, Jim Hedges, Andy Armer - Credits - Funcom/Tec Toy - Mega Drive (Brazil) - 1996

Mario no Super Picross - Toshiyuki Ueno - Mario Puzzle 2 - Jupiter Corporation/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

Nantettatte!! Baseball - Naoki Kodaka, Guys - gameplay - Sunsoft - Famicom - 1991

World Class Baseball - unknown - Main BGM - Hudson/NEC Interchannel - TurboGrafx-16 -1989

Rent A Hero - Hiroshi Kawaguchi - Twilight Rent-a-Hero - Sega - Mega Drive - 1991

Leading Company - Yoshihisa Tomabechi, Mark Soskin, Bruce Williamson (improvised solo) - Ta-Ta-La - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Navy Blue - Masahiro Kusunoki - Board Theme - Use/I’Max - Famicom - 1992

Touge Densetsu: Saisoku Battle - unknown - gameplay - Lenar/Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1996

Peek-A-Boo Poker - unknown - BGM I - Idea-Tek/Panesian - NES - 1991

St.GIGA 10 Gatsu Gou - unknown - Main BGM - St.GIGA/Nintendo (?) - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1998 (?)

Galaxy Robo - Akihiko Mori - Scramble Attack - Copya Systems/Imagineer - Super Famicom - 1994

18 April 2018

LMH Mixtape #69: Fighting Games Round 2

Fighting games rarely end after one round, so why would a focus on their music end after just one episode?  Brent and Rob dug deep into more obscure titles for LMH's second setlist of fighting game tunes, so either get ready to mash your way through this eclectic mixtape or go home and be a family man.


Instant new favorite:  Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - Sub-Space 2 BGM
Other instant new favorite:  Fighting Masters - Arena 2
Brewed new favorite:  King of the Monsters 2 - Grand Canyon
Other brewed new favorite:  King of the Monsters 2 - Unknown (Sound Test 87)

Pachelbel's Cameo Award: Street Smart - Staff Roll

Track listing and original episode:


04 April 2018

Episode 199: Mmm Poppin'

More shirt popping happens on Episode 199 which leads into a conversation the boys have about a slang phrase Brent often uses out in public.  Rob also shows off his new look, which you can only see in the episode photo.  Gabe, Rob, and Brent get into a bit of a debate about whether Sega CD should be legal on the Legacy Music Hour.  Brent and Gabe also talk about how much they love the Ganbare Goemon series on SNES/SFC.  Full track listing below.

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

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Mountain of Souls - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1992

Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 - Naoshi Kunisawa - Title Screen - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Kouryuu Densetsu Villgust Gaiden - Shinichi Tanaka - Town - TOSE/Angel (Bandai) - Famicom - 1993

Dragon Spirit - Shinji Hosoe (Megaten Hosoe) (comp., arr.), Astron Ishii (arr.), Yoshinori Kawamoto (Kawagen) (arr.), Kazuo Noguchi (Thunder Noguchi) (arr.) - Cave Road (Area 5) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1988

Leading Company - Yoshihisa Tomabechi, Mark Soskin (improvised solo) - Luis - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Battle Mania: Daiginjou - Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko - Brawing Up - Vic Tokai - Mega Drive - 1993

Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Noriko Takahashi, Jun Funahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena - Stage 5 - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

Metal Head - Teruhiko Nakagawa - Emergency - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Tomoya Tomita (guitar) - The Caves - Konami - Super Famicom - 1995

Sensible Soccer: European Champions - Richard Joseph, Matt Furniss (arr.) - Title Theme - Sensible Software/Renegade - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1993

Umihara Kawase - Masahito Nakano (Pas De chat), Atsuhiro Motoyama, Shinji Tachikawa) - Umibe Theme - Atelier Double/TNN - Super Famicom - 1994

21 March 2018

LMH Mixtape #68: Hitoshi Sakimoto

In Episode 68, Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch LIVE put the spotlight on Hitoshi Sakimoto, a composer whose work has made him a Legacy Music Hour favorite ever since.  A master of multiple platforms with styles ranging from the funky freshness of Hourai High School to the cinematic sweeps of Treasure Hunter G to the relentless rush of Verytex, Sakimoto's versatility and complexity inspires as much awe as alliteration.  So get ready to re-experience the magic (al chase) all over again... this time in mixtape mode!


Instant new favorite: Magical Chase - Waltz of Meditation Part 2 (Stage 5: Hell Fire)
Other instant new favorite: Verytex - Act 3 (Ruined Area)
Brewed new favorite: Moldorian: Hikari to Yami no Kyoudai - Field
Other brewed new favorite: Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - School 2

Impossible not to pump your fist to:  Verytex - Act 3 (Ruined Area)

Track listing and original episode:


19 March 2018

Live Recording: Episode 200

To honor the 200th episode of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob are inviting users and anyone else interested to attend the recording.  This is just like a normal episode where Brent and Rob pick some tracks and comment on them, except there will be some extra microphones so that anyone who’s there can chime in and comment as well.  Previous LMH guests will also make appearances.  So think of this as a sort of video game music listening party or like a regular episode but with a lot more guests than usual.

The 200th episode recording will take place at 4pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth 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 200th Episode Recording
 Sunday, April 29, 2018
4pm - 6pm (doors at 3:45pm)
Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Admission: $5 (this is just to help pay the staff at the venue)
Venue Website: www.dynastytypewriter.com
Ticket Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-legacy-music-hour-200th-episode-recording-tickets-44091634265

07 March 2018

Episode 198: Shirt Popping

Rob pops his shirt a lot during this episode, which is something you can’t hear, but should be aware of while listening to the music.  Perhaps the tracks are so hot, he had to pop his shirt to sort of fan his self down.  Brent talks a little bit about something that was initially discussed on Episode 9, way back in 2010, which finally comes to fruition in 2018, and also relates to a different sort of “shirt popping.”  A couple VGM Karaokes are heard on this episode as well, and Gabe and Trevor get to open a package from Keyglyph.  Also, it seems as though Excentric from American Idol makes something of an appearance during one of the tracks.  Full track listing below.

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

Moto Roader - Goblin Sound - Running From Home (Ending) - NCS - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Socket - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko, Yasuyuki Hamada - Olein Cavern - Vic Tokai - Genesis - 1994

Combat Cars - John Carehag - Mountain Track - Scangames Norway/Accolade - Genesis - 1994

Leading Company - Yoshihisa Tomabechi, Chuck Loeb (improvised solo 1), Steve Slagle (improvised solo 2) - The Diver - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Benkei Gaiden - Masashi Kageyama - Ending - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1989

J.League Soccer: Dream Eleven - M. Itoh - Tournament Bracket - SIMS - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

Aoi Blink - Shinichi Sakamoto, Souichirou Harada - In-Game 2 - West One/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1990

Magic Sword - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh) - Impending Danger - Capcom - SNES - 1992

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - The Evil Person - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

The Great Battle IV - Norihiko Togashi - Water World Saus - Sun L/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1994

Xexex - Motoaki Furukawa (Carol Queen), Hidenori Maezawa (Michael Oldriver), Satoko Miyawaki (Rosetta Stone), Akiko Hashimoto (Shanghai Manmos) - Boost Up! (Boss BGM) - Konami - arcade - 1991

21 February 2018

LMH Mixtape #67: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Remember in 2012 when Legacy Music Hour released their Racing Games 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes back-to-back?  Had life ever been so good?  Well, get ready to relive the magic through these mixtapes as we serve up a slice of some of best tunes Konami had to offer -- and you won't even have to redeem that Pizza Hut coupon in the back of your NES manual to enjoy it!  Radical, dudes!

(aka Everything Gets an Award)

Track listing and original episode:


07 February 2018

Episode 197: Friends

While Rob is in France, Brent (and Gabe and Trevor) is joined by friends Andrew Michaan and Mike Fischer.  In this episode, Brent plays a decent amount of music from games he’s been playing lately, Andrew intentionally uses corny phrases to express positivity, and more information is shared as the Green Lantern saga continues.  But mainly, they all just focus on the music and joke around a bit.  Full track listing below.

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

Touge Densetsu: Saisoku Battle - unknown - Name Entry/Options - Lenar/Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1996

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones - Michiharu Hasuya - Underworld 2 - Hudson/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Tomoya Tomita - Forest Moon Fortress Pt 2 - Konami - Super Famicom - 1995

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama - Rush and Beat - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Dragon View - M. Takenaka, Mari Komatsu, T. Sekido, Mercado Inc.- Close to Home - Kemco - SNES - 1994

Zig Zag Cat: Ostrich Club mo Oosawagi da - Masako Inata - Inn - Opera House/Den'Z - Super Famicom - 1994

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie - Noboru Yamane - Space - WinkySoft/Zamuse - Super Famicom - 1993

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru - Tsutomu Ogura (Kingorō), Bareika, Michiru Yamane (Tozan Yamane), Harumi Uekō (Gakki Uekō), Satoko Minami (Minami Sushi), Jinsei Iroma) - Credits - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Tube Panic - Ichiro Takagi - Attract Mode - Nichibutsu - arcade - 1984

Dragon Saber - Shinji Hosoe - Volcano (Stage 2) - Namco - arcade - 1990

Wagyan Paradise - Eriko Imura - Satellite - Namco - Super Famicom - 1994

17 January 2018

LMH Mixtape #66: Racing Games 2

Remember how amazing the original Racing Games setlist was?  Well, buckle in for your 2nd lap, because Racing Games 2 is just as incredible as the first.  You'll definitely be tasting the bitterness when this ride is over, but don't be too disappointed... there're only 67 more mixtapes to go until Racing Games 3!


Instant new favorite: Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing - BGM C
Other instant new favorite: F1 Circus MD - Blue Warm
Brewed new favorite: Super Hang-On - Outride a Crisis
Other brewed new favorite: Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Sound Test 6

Most stuck in my head: Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving - Machine Select
I'd like some toast with that jam: Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Sound Test 6

Track listing and original episode:


03 January 2018

Episode 196: Beyond 16-Bit 3

Brent’s brothers join in for Rob and Brent’s third-time focus on video game music from the fifth generation and beyond.  Rob does play a significant amount of Game Boy Color games, however, while each of Brent’s selections are from a different console -overall, the episode ends up sounding more retro than one would expect.  NOTE: When Rob mentions Tamayo Kawamoto, Brent would have immediately recognized her name from the work she did on games like Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Legendary Wings, but due to a technical error with the audio feed, Brent didn’t hear everything Rob said.  Full track listing below.

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

Ronaldo V-Soccer - Alberto José González - Main Menu - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy Color - 2001

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Michiru Yamane - Lost Painting - Konami - PlayStation - 1997

Silent Hill - Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill - KCET/Konami - PlayStation - 1999

Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - No Weapons Here (Village) - Yacht Club Games - Wii U - 2014

Hole in One Golf - Iku Mizutani (?), Kinuyo Yamashita (?) - Congratulation - Natsume - Game Boy Color - 1999

Bomberman Max: Red Challenger - unknown - World 1: Zaurus Star - Hudson Soft - Game Boy Color - 2000

YU-NO: Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo - Ryu Umemoto, Ryu Takami, Kazuhiro Kanae - Other World 1 - Elf - Sega Saturn - 1997

The Unfinished Swan - Joel Corelitz - The Unfinished Swan - Giant Sparrow/SCEA - PlayStation 3 - 2012

Alice in Wonderland - Robert Baffy - Stage 11 - Digital Eclipse/Nintendo - Game Boy Color - 2000

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 - Randy Sly - Bidiots Draw Music B - Jackbox Games - PlayStation 4 - 2015

Thunder Force VI - Tamayo Kawamoto - Ruined Green (Stage 1-A) - Sega - PlayStation 2 (Japan) - 2008

Star Trigon - Jesahm - Intro/Title Screen - Namco - arcade (Japan) - 2002

AirForce Delta - Matthew Simmonds - Intro - Climax Entertainment/Konami - Game Boy Color - 2000

The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Mitsuhiko Takano - Minish Village - Flagship/Nintendo - Game Boy Advance - 2005

Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion - Alberto José González - Action 4 - Bit Managers/Acclaim - Game Boy Color - 2000

Blaster Master Zero - Ippo Yamada, Tatsuhiko Kasuga (arr.) - Fire the Blaster Rifle - Inti Creates - Nintendo Switch - 2017

Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita - Foulwater Falls - Good-Feel/Nintendo - Wii - 2008