05 December 2018

Episode 207: Homework

In Episode 207, the boizz talk about beating games and how homework sucks.  Brent also unveils his new alter ego, B’ront.  Fair amount of laughs in this one.  Full track listing below.



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

Falsion - Shinya Sakamoto, Shigehiro Takenouchi, Atsushi Fujio - Narrow Road (Stage 3) - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Warrior of Rome II - Pirata, Kappa - Campaign Map - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Beyond Oasis - Yuzo Koshiro - Mysterious Green - Ancient - Genesis - 1994

Richard Scarry's Busytown - András Magyari - Building The House - Novotrade - Genesis - 1994

Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - Junko Tamiya - Planet 4, Area 1 - Capcom - NES - 1990

Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Editi on - Takuya Hanaoka, Tetsukazu Nakanishi - Injured - Tecmo - Genesis - 1994

Kabuki Quantum Fighter - Masaki Hashimoto, Takahiro Wakuta - Round 6: Final Boss (Part 2) - Human Entertainment/HAL Laboratory - NES - 1991

Golden Axe Warrior - Chikako Kamatani (Tarnya) - Village - Sega - Sega Master System - 1991

Bubblegum Crash! Knight Sabers 2034 - Makiko Itou - In-Game 1 - Spiel/Naxat Soft - PC Engine - 1991

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - Soldier - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

Battle Lode Runner - Jin Watanabe - Norway - Mutech/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1993

21 November 2018

LMH Mixtape #79: Slap Bass

We all thought LMH Episode 72 was going to be peak VGM funkiness, but then along came the slap bass episode!  So groove along to these selections that exemplify exceptional bass technique, and enjoy that Funkotron-fresh feeling all over again.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Zool: Ninja of the "Nth" Dimension - Fruity Forest
Other instant new favorite:  Gimmick! - Aporia (Boss Theme 1)
Brewed new favorite:  Actraiser - Fillmoa

Best use of the orchestra hit:  Batman - Stage Areas 7-9


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/05/legacy-music-hour-episode-79-slap-bass.html

07 November 2018

Episode 206: Halloween (Live)

Recorded in September, Episode 206 was conducted live at the Bit Bar in Salem, Massachusetts, a town known for witches and Halloween related stuff.  And very organically, witches, Frankenstein, werewolves, clowns, and other monsters came up in conversation, not really because of being in Salem or October coming up the month after, but mostly related to talking about the music.  This wasn’t meant to be a Halloween episode, but it just accidentally worked out that way.  Also, treats (prizes) were given out to raffle ticket winners, and Rob and Brent even received some treats theirselves.  Plus, a couple VGM karaoke performances.  Thanks to Max Clark and Bit Bar Salem for making it all happen.  Note: You can click the photo to see it bigger.  Full track listing below.



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

The Lawnmower Man - Allister Brimble - The Shop Building - The Sales Curve/THQ - SNES - 1993

Super Glove Ball - David Wise - Stage Theme 4 - Rare/Mattel - NES - 1990

LandStalker - Motoaki Takenouchi - Deserted Street Corner - Climax Entertainment - Genesis - 1992

McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki - Stage 1: Magical Forest - Treasure/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Monster Max - David Wise - Stage BGM 7 - Rare/Titus - NES (Europe) - 1994

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

Willow - Harumi Fujita - Sacred Tower - Capcom - NES - 1989

Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends - Geoff Follin, Mike O'Donnell, Junior Campbell - The Jigsaw Puzzle - Software Creations/THQ - SNES - 1993

Light Crusader - Aki Hata, Katsuhiko Suzuki - Ninja World - Treasure - Genesis - 1995

Hisou Kihei X-Serd - Hiroshi Taguchi, Hiro Nakayama - Opening 2 - NCS - PC Engine - 1990

Street Fighter II Turbo - Isao Abe - Sagat - Capcom - SNES - 1993

31 October 2018

LMH Mixtape #78: Beyond 16-Bit 2

Hey, what's that buried at the bottom of your trick-or-treating pillowcase?  No, it's not a copy of Time Lord -- it's another Legacy Music Hour mixtape!  And while Halloween is all about celebrating the spiritual beyond, there's definitely something fitting about using the holiday to celebrate the musical beyond, too.  So, enjoy this collection of tracks from the spiritual realm past the 16-bit era as supplied by Brent, Rob, and two special guests: Tetris Attack master Pablo Bert and video game music cover artist Stedman Wilson.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Kirby's Epic Yarn - Outer Rings
Other instant new favorite:  A Boy and His Blob - Subterra
Brewed new favorite:  Mr. Driller 2 - Mr. Driller's Theme (Ardenten Version)

This song needs lyrics*:  The Terminator - Future Shock
Somebody please expand these lyrics**:  Virtua Tennis - Beginning A Destiny

*as requested by Rob F. Switch in the original episode
**collaborative freestyle begins at 00:38:58 in the original episode


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-78-beyond-16.html

17 October 2018

LMH Mixtape #77: Sunsoft

If you weren't already well acquainted with Sunsoft's signature sound, the Legacy Music Hour focus featuring Bucky's expert commentary was an education you'd never forget.  Put your hands together for that signature bass sample, those driving beats, the soaring melodies, and yes, the occasional call-and-response meow.  All in all, this mixtape might just be the moment you've all been waiting for.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Journey to Silius - Stage 3
Other instant new favorite:  Super Fantasy Zone - Credits
Other other instant new favorite:  Trip World - Credits
Other other other instant new favorite:  Benkei Gaiden - unknown
Other other other other instant new favorite:  Tel-Tel Stadium - Sound Test 0B

Put your hands together for the one, the only:  Noaki Kodaka


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-77-sunsoft.html

03 October 2018

Episode 205: Best Of Year In Review 7

It’s that time of the year again.  Brent and Rob share their top ten tracks of the year (Episodes 193 through 204).  To refresh you with the rules, tracks chosen must be pieces of video game music they became aware of only within the last year and that were played on the show.  See if you can guess which tracks were chosen!  Partial track listing below.



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

TwinBee: Rainbow Bell Adventure - Kenichi Matsubara, Yukie Morimoto, Saiko Miki - Peace Has Returned - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

19 September 2018

LMH Mixtape #76: Sports 2

If you were a fan of the first Legacy Music Hour sports focus, here's your ticket back to the stadium for another one!  Sports 2 will make you move, groove, and maybe even turn you on a little bit.  Don't say we didn't warn you.  Game on.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  From TV animation: Slam Dunk: Kyougou Makkou Taiketsu! - Ending
Other instant new favorite:  Rackets & Rivals - Next Opponent

Brewed new favorite:  Konami Hyper Soccer - Ending
Other brewed new favorite:  ATP Tour Championship Tennis - Hikoshi Hashimoto - Congratulations!


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-76-sports-2.html

05 September 2018

Episode 204: David Wise

Paralleling last month’s episode, The Legacy Music Hour finally does a focus on the music of David Wise (known for popular franchises such as Donkey Kong Country, Battletoads, RC Pro Am, and Wizards & Warriors), and more importantly, finally does an interview with David Wise himself.  The interview was originally set to happen back in 2012, but for one reason or another, it didn’t happen until now.  Unrelated to the episode topic, the boizz also talk quite a bit about McDonald’s.  Thank you to David Wise for taking the time to speak to Brent and Rob and providing insight regarding his work.  Track listing below.



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

WWF WrestleMania Challenge - David Wise - Title Screen - Rare/LJN - NES - 1990

Super Glove Ball - David Wise - Title Theme - Rare/Mattel - NES - 1990

IronSword: Wizards & Warriors II - David Wise - Store/Game Over - Rare/Acclaim - NES -1989

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - David Wise - Los Angeles Sidewalk View - Rare/LJN - NES - 1989

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - David Wise - Flight of the Zinger - Rare - SNES - 1995

Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warship - David Wise - Planet Theme 6 - Rare/Tradewest - NES - 1990

Monster Max - David Wise - Stage BGM 3 - Rare/Titus - NES (Europe) - 1994

Battletoads in Ragnarok's World - David Wise - Stage 5: Wurm's Brain - Rare/Tradewest - Game Boy - 1993

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - David Wise - In a Snow-Bound Land - Rare - SNES - 1995

29 August 2018

LMH Mixtape #75: Food

We learned a lot of things in The Legacy Music Hour's food-themed episode.  We learned that Brent loves peanut butter and candy, Rob prefers dinner and/or cake, and that Penta the Yume Penguin Monogatari penguin really needs to find a partner who appreciates him just the way he is.  These mixtapes are an absolutely judgment-free zone, so don't you start worrying about your figures too, users.  Fill up on these tracks, and then come back for seconds!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Yume Penguin Monogatari - Stage 2
Other instant new favorite:  Zool: Ninja of the 'Nth' Dimension - World 3 (Fruits and Vegetables)
Brewed new favorite:  Cool World - Candy Land


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/04/legacy-music-hour-episode-75-food.html

15 August 2018

LMH Mixtape #74: Asiatic Music

Japanese and Chinese locales pop up a lot in video games, and as you might have noticed, they often have amazing background music.  For Episode 74, Brent and Rob searched far and wide for some of the best Asiatic tracks around, and they came back with souvenirs from all the major console cultures of the 8-bit and 16-bit era -even the arcade scene!  So come and sample this amazing buffet of tunes from the Far East... and yes, you can invite your samurai hype man as a plus one.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  The Revenge of Shinobi - China Town
Other instant new favorite:  Sangokushi Retsuden: Ransei no Eiyuutachi - China Unified

Brewed new favorite:  The Legend of the Mystical Ninja - Oedo (Kid Ying's House/Goemon's House)
Other brewed new favorite:  Brutal: Paws of Fury - Bridge in the Mountains


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-74-asiatic.html

01 August 2018

Episode 203: Tim Follin

The Legacy Music Hour finally does a focus on the music of Tim Follin, and more importantly, finally does an interview with Tim Follin himself.  The interview was originally set to happen back in 2011, but for one reason or another, it didn’t happen until now.  Lots of interesting stuff here as well as some clarification regarding composer credits.  Thank you to Tim Follin for taking the time to speak to Brent and Rob and providing insight regarding his work.  Track listing below.



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

Magic Johnson's Fast Break - Tim Follin - High Score - Software Creations/Tradewest - NES - 1990

Pictionary - Tim Follin - Mini-Game 2 - Software Creations/LJN - NES - 1990

Sky Shark - Tim Follin - Stage 2 - Software Creations/Taito - NES - 1988

Time Trax - Tim Follin - Stages 1, 3, 8 - Malibu - Genesis - 1994 (unreleased)

Treasure Master - Tim Follin - The Moon (World 2) - Software Creations/American Softworks - NES - 1991

Solstice - Tim Follin - Ending - Software Creations/Sony Imagesoft - NES -1990

Time Trax - Tim Follin - Stages 4, 6 - Malibu - Genesis - 1994 (unreleased)

25 July 2018

Live Event: SALEM Podcast Recording and Dance Party on 9/8/18

The Legacy Music Hour is doing a live podcast recording at the Bit Bar arcade/restaurant/pub in Salem, MA.  The recording (Episode 206) will start promptly at 10:30am on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  It'll take about two hours to record and it will be like a regular episode but with a live audience.  If you live in the area or close to the area, come on out and bring who ever you like, as long as they won't be bored by people listening and talking about video game music (and singing along to video game music).  All ages welcome.  Admission includes access to the all-you-can-eat cereal bar, $10 dollars in arcade tokens, and a raffle entry for prize giveaways including video games, gift cards and more!


Later that night, starting at 8:30pm, Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch will DJ video game music from the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  Dancing is encouraged!  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!s!.

 
The Legacy Music Hour Salem Extravaganza
September 8, 2018
10:30AM - 12:30PM
8:30PM - 11:00PM
Bit Bar Salem
50 St Peter St.

Salem, MA 01970

Facebook Event Page here:

More info and tickets here:

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.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-73-jazz-music.html

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.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-72-funk-music.html

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 (arr.), Kenichiro Isoda (arr.) - 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!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/03/legacy-music-hour-episode-71-handheld.html

16 May 2018

LMH Mixtape #70: Free Play 7

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


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-70-free-play.html

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.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-69-fighting.html

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!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-68-hitoshi.html

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!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS are TEMPORARILY CLOSED
due to IMPOSSIBLY BODACIOUS PERSONAL BIAS
(aka Everything Gets an Award)


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-67-teenage.html

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!


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

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:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/02/legacy-music-hour-episode-66-racing.html

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