06 December 2017

Episode 195: Brent’s Recent Games

For Episode 195, Brent picks tracks he only recently discovered by playing through the actual games.  Gabe also blesses the boys with various gifts due to this being the Christmas episode.  Rob accidentally comes up with a new expression to describe things that are bonk.  Trevor accidentally ruins a surprise for himself.  And there’s a big debate about if a track played on the show is legal or not.  Brent also plays a message Rob left on his answering machine, a name-that-tune situation which you can guess for yourself in comments section below.  NOTE: In case there is any confusion, during Rob’s phone message, there’s a video game sound effect which was put in during the editing of this episode in order to censor a bad word Rob said during the message.  That is, it wasn’t a sound effect Rob left while recording the message.  Full track listing below.

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

Ys: The Vanished Omens - Yuzo Koshiro, Tokuhiko Uwabo (Bo) (arr.), Izuho Numata (Ippo) (arr.), Neko (arr.) - Tower of the Shadow of Death - Falcom/Sega - Master System - 1988

Dragon Slayer: Eiyuu Densetsu II - Mieko Ishikawa, Atsushi Shirakawa - Town - Falcom/Sega - Mega Drive - 1995

Brain Lord - Masanao Akahori - Demon Invasion - Produce/Enix - SNES - 1994

Devilish: The Next Possession - Hitoshi Sakimoto - Stage 7: Prairie - Sage's Creation/Aisystem Tokyo - Genesis - 1992

Kirby's Dream Land 3 - Jun Ishikawa - Iceberg - HAL Laboratory - SNES - 1997

The Flintstones - Dean Evans - Unused Song 2 - Ocean - SNES - 1995

Ranma 1/2: Chougi Ranbu Hen - Toshio Okamoto - Herb (Parthenon Temple) - Atelier Double/Shogakukan - Super Famicom - 1994

Gods - Jason Page - High Score Tune - Graftgold/Mindscape - Genesis - 1992

Gargoyle's Quest - Harumi Fujita, Yoko Shimomura, unknown, unknown - Short Stage - Capcom - Game Boy - 1990

Green Lantern - Dean Evans - Game Complete - Ocean - SNES - 1994 (unreleased)

Aerobiz - Opening - Pacific - Koei - SNES - 1993

29 November 2017

LMH Mixtape #64: Ninja Games

Just as there is a wide variety in ninja types (turtle ninjas, intergalactic ninjas, ninjas named Joe), so too is there great variety in the video game music of ninja-themed titles.  As you listen through Brent and Rob's hand-picked tunes, many of which backed the adventures of some the greatest shadow assassins of all time, you might find yourself wondering where YOUR ninja future is headed.  Will you become a legendary warrior after you graduate, or will you just stay at home, binging on smoke bombs and cereal?  Ultimately it's up to you, so grab your diploma, throw your shuriken in the air, and try to make the most of it.


Instant new favorite: Zool: Ninja of the 'Nth' Dimension - Worlds 2 & 6 (Music ~ Carnival)
Other instant new favorite: Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Solitary

Brewed new favorite: Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Water Moon Cliffs
Other brewed new favorite: Shinobi - Yasuhiro Kawakami - Bonus Stage

Track listing and original episode:


15 November 2017

LMH Mixtape #63: Flying and Shooting 2

In this unexpectedly romantic episode, the boizz revisited the flying and shooting genre and reminded us of just how awesome it is.  The original episode was a milestone as well, with Brent and Rob announcing their official induction into the Nerdist network.  So clink your glasses in honor of the Legacy Music Hour, these tunes, and yourselves.  May our worlds never be forgotten.


Instant new favorite: Phelios - Staff Roll
Other instant new favorite: Axelay - Colony

Brewed new favorite: Air Zonk - Stage 1 (Aqua Base)
Other brewed new favorite: Star Solider - Stage Music

I'd like some toast with that jam: Axelay - Colony

Track listing and original episode:


01 November 2017

Episode 194: Rob Loses

A lot of birthdays are mentioned on Episode 194, not to mentioned the start of a new year for LMH.  Rob also tells a story about him losing at Street Fighter II -and in front of a user.  But other than that, the episode is pretty focused on the music, which is really good.  Full track listing below.

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

Waterworld - Dean Evans - Diving - Ocean - SNES (Europe) - 1995

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

Virtua Fighter 2 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Takayuki Nakamura, Akiko Hashimoto, Tomohiro Endo (arr.), Hitoshi Ohori (arr.) - Ride the Tiger (Akira) - Gaibrain - Genesis - 1997

Wai Wai World 2: SOS!! Paseri Jou - Yuichi Sakakura, Kenichi Matsubara, Satoko Minami - Parsley City - Konami - Famicom - 1991

Quartet - Katsuhiro Hayashi -  Quartet Theme (Stage 1) - Sega - arcade - 1986

Skate or Die: Bad 'N Rad - Hidehiro Funauchi, K. Noguchi - Stage 1 (Outside) - Konami - Game Boy - 1990

Vixen 357 - Opus Studio Inc. - Staff Roll - NCS - Mega Drive - 1992

Breath of Fire - Yasuaki Fujita - True Ending - Capcom - SNES - 1994

Thunder Cross - Seiichi Fukami (Prophet Fuka) - A Long Way (Ending) - Konami - arcade - 1988

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

Super Castlevania IV - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudou - Theme of Simon - Konami - SNES - 1991

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.


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: