31 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #97: Manga

Back before media companies discovered the booming national market for Japanese graphic novels and anime, video games of popular manga characters often stayed within their country of origin.  What kinds of VGM were Japanese kids listening to on the regular in the 80s and 90s that other regions may have missed?  With their Manga episode, the Legacy Music Hour gave us the opportunity to find out.


Instant new favorite: Kidou Keisatsu Patlabor: 98-Shiki Kidou Seyo! - Title Screen
Other instant new favorite: Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension - Staff Roll

Brewed new favorite: Susano Oh Densetsu - Dungeon 1
Other brewed new favorite:  Bari Bari Densetsu - unknown

Track listing and original episode:


24 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #96: World Music

Make sure you've got your luggage and your boarding pass, because we're off on a tour of music from el mundo!  This Legacy Music Hour episode featured tunes that aimed to invoke indigenous music from specific places all over the globe.  We'll be traveling to INDIA, JAPAN, BRAZIL, and even places beyond the Street Fighter II announcer's repertoire.  You don't need to stow your electronics or keep your seat in an upright position for takeoff or landing, though, so this flight should be comfy from beginning to end.  Bon voyage!


Instant new favorite:  New Horizons - The Mahout
Other instant new favorite: Fantasy Zone - Hot Snow (Round 5)
Brewed new favorite:  Earthbound - Threed, Free at Last

Blatant Favoritism Award:  Street Fighter II Turbo - Dhalsim

Track listing and original episode:


17 July 2019

LMH Mixtape #95: Title Screen Music 2

Have you ever encountered title screen music so good, you had to put the controller down and just listen?  For episode 95 the boizz compiled fifteen more opening tracks that might have a similar effect on you -- and in mixtape form, you won't even have to worry about your impatient sibling mashing past the intro screens!  You gotta admit... that's pretty skitchin'.


Instant new favorite: GT Racing - Title Screen
Other instant new favorite: Tecmo World Wrestling - Title Screen
Brewed new favorite: Moon Crystal - Prologue (Part 3)

Gets me a little emotional:  Tecmo World Wrestling - Title Screen

Track listing and original episode:


03 July 2019

Episode 214: Virgin

The word “virgin” is a sort of running gag throughout this episode.  Brent clears his throat while recording (apologies for that), Rob confirms his youthful presence and performs improvised spoken word poetry, and other than that, just playing some tracks and joking around as usual.  Virgin.  Full track listing below.

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

Saint Dragon - Sizlla Okamura - Dark Subterranean Cave “La Danse Magnetique” (Area 2) - NMK/Jaleco - arcade - 1989

Battle Tycoon: Flash Hiders SFX - Tadashi Sawashita, Shinji Kawashima - Map - Right Stuff - Super Famicom - 1995

Viewpoint - Megumi Matsuura - Be Your Age! (Area 3) - Nexus Interact/Sammy - Genesis - 1994

Hani in the Sky - Atsuko Iwanaga - Altar of Dreams - Sankindo/Face - PC Engine - 1989

Warrior of Rome II - Pirata, Kappa - Unknown (Sound Test 12) - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Coron Land - Tomoyuki Hamada - Factory - Aroma/Yumedia - Super Famicom - 1995

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Morihiko Akiyama - Idaten - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Heavy Nova - Shaka, Studio River Kids, T. Iijima - Training Boss 1-1: Trol (IZ-HD310) - Micronet - Genesis - 1992

Exciting Billiard - Atsushi Fujio - Stage 7 - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1987

Side Pocket - Masaaki Iwasaki (Koremasa), Emi Shimizu - Ace In The Hole - Data East - Genesis - 1992

Tuff E Nuff - Yashuhiko Takashiba, Suguru Ishida - Staff Roll - Jaleco - SNES - 1993

BS-X: Sore wa Namae o Nusumareta Machi no Monogatari - unknown - Naming Screen - Nintendo - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1995