26 November 2014

LMH Mixtape #12: Mega Man

The Mega Man compilation needs no introduction.  Get equipped with mixtape twelve and enjoy!


Instant new favorite:  Mega Man 3 - Shadow Man
Brewed new favorite:  Mega Man 7 - Shade Man

This song needs lyrics:  Mega Man X3 - Credits
This song HAS lyrics:  Mega Man 3 - Magnet Man*

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wiley Stage 1

*For an extra dose of this week's theme, skip to the 1:04:00 mark of Episode 155 for a special VGM karaoke by user Graeme!

Track listing and original episode:



  1. This is definitely a jam-after-jam podcast. Great selection, almost feels like a greatest hits of 8/16-bit era Mega Man VGM.

    Mega Man X3 - Credits (06:07) I definitely agree, this needs lyrics! Very singable material.

    Mega Man 6 - Wind Man (15:29) - Great intro and a great little breakdown towards the middle of the track.

    Mega Man X2 - Bubble Crab (Dangerous Reef) (21:00) - Some fairly complex drum patterns. Really great! I can hear some double bass used in this too. The sampling on the drums are pretty good as well.

    Mega Man 2 - Dr. Wily Stage 1 (22:43) - Great way to start the track. Love the drive of the track!

    Mega Man - Elec Man (27:01) - The intro reminds me of the breakdown/outro of Journey - Faithfully. Stil, a great and catchy track.

    Mega Man - Bubble Man (29:01) - This is such a jam! The part where the arpeggiation happens is so great.

    Mega Man 3 - Dr. Wily Stage 1 (32:20) - Some funky note bending going on in this track, or rather, note slidage. Solid bass line too.

    1. I love these long comments! Also, nice idea including the time cues with each track you mention.

      This was one of those mixes where I had to severely limit my superlatives list, lest it rage out of control. I wanted to mention almost every track for one reason or another!

      That said, I do want to give special mention to Tomahawk Man (MM6) and Blizzard Buffalo (MMX3). Tomahawk Man never fails to get me dancing, and Blizzard Buffalo's slightly out-of-tune creepiness really, *really* grew on me. It sounds like music that's being warped by storm winds, if that makes any sense. Definitely the unexpected dark horse of the mix for me.

  2. BUBBLE MAN! A friend of mine played this in a jazz piano trio and killed it every time. I might have to send a recording to Brent because I think he'd probably really appreciate it.