02 March 2016

Episode 174: Free Play 26

Episode 174 is an unofficial focus on haircut tracks.  That is, track names that are haircut related.  Rob specifically made his track list haircut themed, and Brent did too, but spontaneously while the episode was recording, after finding out how Rob prepared.  And actually, regardless of the track names, this is definitely the haircut episode, because there's lots of talk about haircuts and scissors and other barber related stuff.  So, to recap, this is officially the haircut episode, but musically, it's ultimately, basically a free play.  Well, you be the judge.  Full track listing below.

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

The Lawnmower Man - Allister Brimble - Main Theme - The Sales Curve/THQ - SNES - 1993

Itadaki Street: Watashi no Oten ni Yottette - Toshiyuki Ueno - Hello, World (Set-up) - ASCII/Game Studio/Loginsoft - Famicom - 1991

Blades of Steel - Shinya Sakamoto, Kazuki Muraoka, Atsushi Fujio, Kiyohiro Sada - Intermission - Konami - NES - 1988

Bionic Commando - Junko Tamiya - Albatross HQ - Capcom - NES - 1988

Tinhead - Paul Tonge - Ending Theme - MicroProse/Ballistic - Genesis - 1993

Super C - Kazuki Muraoka, Motoaki Furukawa, Hidenori Maezawa (arr.) - Stage 1: Lightning and Grenades - Konami - NES - 1990

After Burner II - Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Noriyuki Iwadare (arr.) - Red Out - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Kozo Nakamura, Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita - Scene 2 - Konami - NES - 1992

Soldier Blade - Keita Hoshi, Makiko Tanifuji - Operation 2 - Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1992

Light Crusader - Aki Hata, Katsuhiko Suzuki - Title Screen/Boss Defeated - Treasure - Genesis - 1995

Lucky Luke - Alberto José González - Unused (?) - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy (Europe) - 1996


  1. That haircut is still looking good two weeks later, Brent.

    That baby Light Crusader track was a highlight for me.

  2. Some more honorable mentions:

    A Boy And His Beard
    Rad Razor
    5 O'Clock Shadow Of The Ninja
    Stubble Bobble

    1. ^ Hilarious. A few more:

      Darius Trim
      Streets of Fades
      Highlightening Force
      Parodius 'Do!

    2. Shave or Die
      Sideburn Pocket
      Clips Challenge

      ...Great Giana Scissors?

    3. Jazz Jackrabbit: Holiday Hair

      Space Quest III: The Pirates Of Pet Salon

      Space Quest V: Roger Wilco And The Last Beautician

      Arnold Palmer Tournament Coiffe

      The Amazing Spidermanbun

  3. I live for Rob's honorable mentions. Brent's Super C bit was amazing too.

    Also, that kinda squeaky part of the Manhattan Project track is definitely when the Turtles are getting their scalps buffed after a nice close shave.

  4. Keep it coming guys. This show gets me though my work week as a software developer. Great tracks!

  5. Bionic commando had some of the best music ever composed and the game was awesome as well. I look forward to hearing the banter and tunes every month guys Best podcast ever!!!!!

  6. When Brent was talking about the game he's been playing for the past month, I was like, "Please say The Witness, please say The Witness"! I'm playing on a computer, and that version only has achievements for finishing the game and 100% completion (apparently the extra PS4 achievements are only there because Sony required them), so I have no idea how rare anything I've done has been. I want to talk about the game with someone, but I'm afraid of spoiling and/or being spoiled.

  7. Great episode. I loved Brent's return to his (hair) roots.

  8. Hah, yea! I'm the user Brent that emailed in with this show suggestion! I am tickled pink with epic bonkness!

    Don't forget the honorable mention for Space Hairier 2 on the Sega Genesis.

  9. I have read many reports that The Witness is giving people motion sickness/nausea. Has anyone here experienced this yet?