01 May 2019

Episode 212: Kindergarten Graduation

In Episode 212, the boizz talk a bit about kindergarten graduations, among other things.  Brent learns that Faxanadu is pronounced "Fazanadu," and Rob shows off his new hat as well as his fondness for thickness.  Full track listing below.



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

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

Mario no Super Picross - Toshiyuki Ueno - Mario Puzzle 4 - Jupiter Corporation/Nintendo - Super Famicom - 1995

Military Madness - Jun Chikuma (?) - Ending - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Legend of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse - Yayoi Fujimori, Kayoko Maeda, Shigenori Kamiya (Kamiya Studio) - Tree of Life - Aspect - Game Gear - 1995

Viewpoint - Sizlla Okamura - Un Caillou Ricochet (Area 2) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Burning Force - Yoshinori Kawamoto, Kaeru Taniguchi (Kwaeru) (arr.) - Graduation - Nova Games Ltd./Namco - Genesis - 1990

Eternal Champions - Joe Delia, John Hart, Jeff Marsh, Adrian Van Velssen, Andy Armer - Battle Room - Sega interActive - Genesis - 1993

Jaseiken Necromancer - Jun Chikuma (A. Chikuma) - Town - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1988

Second Samurai - Matt Furniss - Game Complete - Psygnosis/Vivid Image - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1994

Human Grand Prix IV: F1 Dream Battle - Yukie Sugawara - World Champion - Human Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1995

Gigandes - Takaro Nozaki - Factory of Dizziness (Episode 5 - Save the Colony Part 2) - East Technology - arcade - 1989

25 comments:

  1. Last episode was BONK! This one is BONK! as well.

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  2. Of course we loved last month’s episode! Put me on to Peg and Steely Dan: I had heard Peg on the radio but never really HEARD it, and now I have a new spotify radio station built from Peg which i’ve dubbed 70s white guy jams. Grab your balls and get out on the floor because Spaceship from Treasure Land Adventure was so bonk.

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  3. Great episode. Thanks!

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  4. Good stuff, Boizz!!! Both Viewpoint and Burning Force have better arcade soundtracks, at least in my opinion. Also great PCE tracks! I remember Nectaris/Military Madness back in the day was a game that made me really wish I had a Turbografx.

    Second Samurai prominently used the PSG! I remember Matt Furniss saying in his LMH interview that he didn't use the PSG because he viewed it as having an archaic sound, and then later noticing how certain Japanese composers used it to great effect. Because of that, it makes sense that this was a late composition. Listening to the other tracks on this OST, I can definitely hear Koshiro's Streets of Rage influence.

    Lastly, Gigandes.......whooooo boy. That's some bonkness right there.

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  5. The jams were tasty, the street fighter was hyper. Thank you legacy music boys.

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  6. Another great episode. Question for Rob that I hope he can answer on the podcast. What does he think of the Sonic trailer?

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  7. Loved the Viewpoint tune... I've just remembered that my arcade machine has Viewpoint, very good shmup.

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  8. I listened to both eps! Just a busy time so got distracted.

    That Human Grand Prix track is the best I've heard in a while. Absolutely love it. I have a feeling I have a guess for Brent's year best list

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  9. Yes, the F1 Dream Battle track is truly a dream! And nothing but love for the Mario no Super Picross soundtrack. Straight jams.

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  10. Anybody else think the Military Madness track sounds like Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule The World"? Especially the little lead-in bit right before it loops, sounds like the last bit of the chorus to me.

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    1. That didn't cross my mind, but both pieces do have that shuffle rhythm to them.

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    2. Yes - I thought of the same similarity, during the episode

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    3. When I heard the Military Madness track "Leave me alone" by Michael Jackson immediately popped into my head.

      @ Stefan Good call on describing them as having a shuffle rhythm. I was going to describe it that way but due to my lack of musical knowledge I wasn't sure if that was the correct term. "Leave me alone" also has that rhythm.

      I did some further research and both "Leave me alone" and Military madness came out in 1989.

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  11. I think the X pronunciation of Faxanadu can be defended, because there are some Greek roots that have a silent letter when they appear at the beginning of English words, but then the silent letter comes to life in other words where the root has a prefix before it. Like the silent P in "pneumonia" is pronounced in "apnea," and the silent M in "mnemonic" is pronounced in "amnesia. So the X could be said to have a silent K sound in "Xanadu" that comes to its full glory when prefixed in "Faxanadu."

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  12. I definitely heard the last episode as I do all episodes. I just don't often have much to say (and I suspect there are others like me, as well).

    But this time around I do have something to say: the Human Grand Prix IV track was pretty amazing (and that's saying something, coming from a metal guy :P) I also think it's pretty cool that - after all these years of the podcast - you're still finding tracks like these.

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  13. Awww, I got a little upset when you guys bashed kindergarten graduations. My kids both worked really hard on learning their lines for the little plays they put on, and they sang songs and celebrated their first year at school. The jump from kindergarten to 1st grade is a big one, and little ones need to know that their parents are proud of them for what they've done.

    Also, it's pronounced "Fazzanadu." Always has, always will. Users who mispronounce it should be sentenced to 3 hours of Time Lord per infraction. ;)

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  14. This episode really hit the spot. Man, every track when it came on was just what I needed to hear.

    The last episode was good, eps are getting out, at least to me. It might be easier to see new eps if the mixtapes were handled on a separate list/site though. I dunno if maybe the mixtapes are confusing for new users of the podcast.

    Are you getting my emails, Brent, Rob? Are they getting out there?

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  15. Joseph BourgeoisMay 7, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    I heard the episode

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  16. A slight return of the Bront voice this episode!

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  17. HEY!!! Way late on this, finally listened up to date, but HUGE mistake on 163 racing games 2. The track from "Nigel Mansell's" is NOT from Nigel Mansell etc., it is from Lotus RECS 2 Or it is on BOTH. I dont know. It is my favorite Genesis track ever, so id love to know the story there.

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    1. Nigel Mansell's:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snOIdvGKwLI

      Lotus II's:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbw3g3KuxsU

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  18. I love this podcast. You guys are the best. It really has given me so much entertainment and even comfort this last year. Thanks for what you do.

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  19. Still on top boiz! Loved the episode!

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  20. Always listening and grooving to every episode here! But usually I don't have much to say. I'd sure like some VGM Karaoke or Mame That Tune in the next episodes, just for a little bit of old time's sake.

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