28 September 2011

Episode 48: Keith Apicary and Nathan Barnatt

Episode 48 is almost like two episodes in one, lengthwise and content-wise.  The Legacy Music Hour welcomes retro video game expert and star of the ongoing documentary Talking Classics, Keith Apicary.  Then, Brent and Rob welcome a second guest, sketch comedian and actor, Nathan Barnatt.  In preparation for the recording, Keith and Nathan sent Brent and Rob a list of games to choose music from, so Keith and Nathan not only act as guest commentators, but also act as guest game curators.  Full track listing and Keith/Nathan links below.

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

Road Rash - Rob Hubbard - Sierra Nevada - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1991

Rambo III - unknown - Ending - Sega - Genesis - 1989

M.U.S.H.A. - Toshiaki Sakoda - For the Love of... - Seismic/Compile - Genesis - 1990

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Tatsuyuki Maeda, Sachio Ogawa, Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka, Jun Senoue - Angel Island Zone 1 - Sega - Genesis - 1994

Cyborg Justice - AndrĂ¡s Magyari, Brian Coburn - Level 5 - Novotrade/Sega - Genesis - 1993

Solar Striker - T. Osada - Ending - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1990

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Miki Higashino, unknown - Krang - Konami - arcade - 1989

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Bellybutton Lint - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

Comix Zone - Howard Drossin - Episode 2, Page 1-3 (Last to Follow) - Sega - Genesis - 1995

Flashback: The Quest for Identity - Jean Baudlot, Fabrice Visserot - Conrad's Memories - Delphine Software International/U.S. Gold - Genesis - 1993

Sonic the Hedgehog - Masato Nakamura - Special Stage - Sega - Genesis - 1991

Solar Striker - T. Osada - Stage 6 - Nintendo - Game Boy - 1990

Flashback: The Quest for Identity - Jean Baudlot, Fabrice Visserot - Ending Theme - Delphine Software International/U.S. Gold - Genesis - 1993

Skitchin' - Jeff van Dyck - Psycho Deep Fry - Electronic Arts - Genesis - 1993

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  1. I'm really enjoying the episode! However I have a suggestion for future recordings, because the volume of each persons voice is unbalanced. I would suggest applying some compression/limiting to the individual vocal tracks in your audio editor of choice (I use Audacity) and then boosting their respective volume levels. It could give you a more polished sound, and make it easier to listen to. Anyways, keep up the good work.

  2. Skitchin' was the absolute shit back in the day.

  3. Where did you get that Masayuki Nagao composed Angel Island Zone? I know somebody that has conversed with him, and Nagao says he doesn't remember doing any musical work, but rather arranging and producing the music. The only thing he clearly remembers is arranging act 2 of Hydrocity Zone.

  4. We got it from the composer breakdown here (it's the hidden spoiler part of posting #10):


    But I guess Nagao didn't do it. Do you know who did?

  5. According to this. http://vgmdb.net/album/2072

    Tomonori Sawada and Yoshiaki Kashima did it. But then on later releases, the composer is credited as only SEGA.

    I've spoke to Tokuhiko Uwabo, Masaru Setsumaru, Howard Drossin, and Cirocco Jones in order to get to the bottom of the Sonic 3 music debate. No real luck thus far.

  6. I think I'll go with Tomonori Sawada and Yoshiaki Kashima then.