18 October 2017

LMH Mixtape #62: Comic Books

Comic books were one of the primary sources of video game fodder in the 80s and 90s, and although neither Brent nor Rob were "comic book guys" growing up, they made sure to give the genre a proper focus.  Now reissued as a mixtape, follow the tracks panel by panel and cover a wide variety of musical styles before slipping the MP3 back into its protective cardboard-backed plastic sleeve for safekeeping.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety - Main Theme/Staff Roll
Other instant new favorite:  Silver Surfer - BGM I
Brewed new favorite:  Wolverine: Adamantium Rage - Level 5: Madripoor


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2012/01/legacy-music-hour-episode-62-comic.html

04 October 2017

Episode 193: Best Of Year In Review 6

Time for another Legacy Music Hour year-end countdown!  Brent and Rob share their top ten tracks of the year (Episodes 181, and 183 through 192 -the closing track of 182 is possibly eligible as well).  In case you don't know 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.  Plus, aside from Gabe and Trevor being present, the gang is joined by the hosts of The VGM Jukebox podcast, Emily and Josh.  Emily also does the LMH Mixtapes and Josh often times contributes VGM Karaoke songs heard on The Legacy Music Hour.  Thank you to all the support from the users over the years!  Partial track listing below.



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

Dark Lord - Shogo Sakai, Yusuke Takahama, Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Seiji Momoi, Yuji Suzuki, Takafumi Miura - Quest Finished - Data East - Famicom - 1991

20 September 2017

LMH Mixtape #61: Animals

Feel the Tiger Instinct all over again with this mixtape rendition of LMH Episode 61: Animals.  Determining which games fit this theme was surprisingly complicated as Rob questioned whether monkeys were too evolutionarily similar to humans to qualify and Brent puzzled over what the protagonist of Sutte Hakkun even is.  In the end, however, they settled on a setlist that represented a nice variety of musical genres as well as creatures great and small.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Stickerbush Symphony
Brewed new favorite:  Lion King II - Qin's Tomb
Other brewed new favorite: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Flower Garden

Now that I've found it, I can't live without it:  Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest - Stickerbush Symphony


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/12/legacy-music-hour-episode-61-animals.html

06 September 2017

Episode 192: Pinball Music

For one episode only, Brent and Rob do an entire focus on arcade pinball machine music.  They limit the range to 1992 and before to preserve the legacy aesthetic usually featured on the show.  As pinball was never prominent in Japan, it happens to be an all western composer focus as well.  Lots of good music here and more tracks than usual.  Full track listing below.




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

Time Machine - David Thiel - 1970’s - Data East - arcade (pinball) - 1988

Millionaire - Chris Granner - Main Play - Williams - arcade (pinball) - 1987

Vegas - unknown - Main Play - Premier/Gottlieb - arcade (pinball) - 1990

Big Guns - Chris Granner - Main Play - Williams - arcade (pinball) - 1987

Checkpoint - Brian Schmidt - Jazz Music - Data East - arcade (pinball) - 1991

Earthshaker! - Jon Hey, Chris Granner - Lock 1 Enabled - Williams - arcade (pinball) - 1989

TX-Sector - unknown - Main Play - Premier/Gottlieb - arcade (pinball) - 1988

Gold Wings - unknown - Main Play - Premier/Gottlieb - arcade (pinball) - 1986

Playboy 35th Anniversary - Cy Coleman, Kyle Johnson (arr.) - Main Play - Data East - arcade (pinball) - 1989

The Bally Game Show - Jon Hey) - Main Play - Midway/Bally - arcade (pinball) - 1990

Lights...Camera...Action! - Dave Zabriskie (?) - Stunt Scene - Premier/Gottlieb - arcade (pinball) - 1989

The Addams Family - Chris Granner - Main Play - Midway/Bally - arcade (pinball) - 1992

Night Moves - unknown) - Main Play - International Concepts - arcade (pinball) - 1989

Road Kings - Bill Parod, Chris Granner - Time Lock - Williams - arcade (pinball) - 1986

Swords of Fury - Brian Schmidt - Two Balls Locked - Williams - arcade (pinball) - 1988

Victory - Dave Zabriskie (?) - Main Play - Premier/Gottlieb - arcade (pinball) - 1987

Atlantis - Robin Seaver - Prelaunch - Midway/Bally - arcade (pinball) - 1989

16 August 2017

LMH Mixtape #60: Free Play 6

Leave your roll of quarters at home, users -- it's time for another free play!  Sit back and enjoy this excellent selection of tunes provided to you by Brent and F. Switch, free of charge.


KEYGLYPH'S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE

Instant new favorite:  Sonic Blast Man II - Plane
Brewed new favorite:  Tales of Phantasia - Lake on Ymir

Blatant Favortism Award: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Majestic Castle
Picardy Third Alert:  Master of Monsters - Standing in the White Fortress (BGM 05)
This song has lyrics: Romancing SaGa - Sailing the Ocean*

* VGM Karaoke begins at 00:59:47 in the original episode


Track listing and original episode:

http://legacymusichour.blogspot.com/2011/12/legacy-music-hour-episode-60-free-play.html