28 November 2012

Episode 109: Rock Music 2

Rock music is the theme of Episode 109.  Distorted guitars, heavy drums beats, solos -you know, that kind of stuff.  Brent also talks about marching band for a little bit and Rob makes a new friend.  Full track listing below.

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

Mission: Impossible - Jun Funahashi (Dog-Man), Yoshiyuki Hagiwara (Hagiiiin.) - Stage 2: Venice - Konami/Ultra Games - NES - 1990

Lightening Force: Quest for the Darkstar - Takeshi Yoshida - Strike Out (Stage 4 Boss) - Technosoft - Genesis - 1992

Dynamite Headdy - Katsuhiko Suzuki (Nazo² Suzuki), Aki Hata, Norio Hanzawa (NON), Yasuko, Koji Yamada - Sky High - Treasure - Genesis - 1994

Zero4 Champ - Tsukushi Sasaki - Killer of the Highway - Media Rings - PC Engine - 1991

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Frozen Mountains - Natsume/Bandai - SNES - 1995

Curse - Shaka - Stage 5 - Micronet - Mega Drive - 1989

F-1 Grand Prix Part III - Naoki Itamura - City Course - Video System - Super Famicom - 1994

Fire Pro Wrestling 3: Legend Bout - unknown - gameplay - Human Entertainment - PC Engine - 1992

Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden 3 - Kenji Yamamoto, Shinji Amagishi (Amayang), Chatrasch, Akihito Suita (Switch.E) - Staff Roll - TOSE/Bandai - Super Famicom - 1994

Moto Roader - Goblin Sound - Danger Signal - NCS - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Natsume Championship Wrestling - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita - Theme of Dan Kroffat - Natsume - SNES - 1994

Dragon's Fury - Toshiaki Sakoda - Bonus Table 1 - Technosoft/Tengen - Genesis - 1992

Journey to Silius - Naoki Kodaka, Nobuyuki Hara, Shinichi Seya - Stage 2 - Sunsoft - NES - 1990

Herzog Zwei - Tomomi Ohtani - There is No Time to Lose - Technosoft - Genesis - 1990

Darius Twin - Norihiro Furukawa (Wiz. Master), Pochi - Noeru - Taito - SNES - 1991


  1. This was an awesome episode as always. BUT you forgot MUSHA Rob! it has the best rock soundtrack on the genesis!

  2. Great episode. :) That was a pretty good jam on the Dragonball Z game, I'll have to check out those soundtracks.

    I've been listening to this NES game I played when I was like a child, and it has some pretty great tunes:


    Makes me nostalgic in a crazy way but they are pretty good jams too!

    This is a pretty great tune too, and without checking I hazard they are both made by the same person, or at least both Westerners


    1. What a coincidence. Before reading this comment, earlier today, I realized that I never looked at the Sesame Street games for the TV Shows episode, so I checked out this game's soundtrack. It's unmistakably David Wise.

    2. It's weird to think I've been listening to David Wise for so long. I remember playing the Sesame Street games when I was 6 or 7 and I'm 28 now.

      That's a pretty huge length of time for a musician to be "in your life"!

  3. VIRT: I'm on it!

    Marching bands may be dorky, but some of the best drummers I've ever heard were marching band drummers. Steve Gadd was a marching band drummer, and he's amazing. My friend Jeff also played high school band percussion, he's also amazing. When you're in band, it teaches you finesse. And there are three drummers in the world: Power drummer, finesse drummer, and one that does both. My favorite drummers can beat the hell out of their drums and also can pull off the smooth stuff (Damon Che from Don Caballero). How many jazz drummers were in their high school band? Most of them is my guess.

    In F1Grand Prix 3 I hear The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy), the guitar duet at the end. Not 100%, but it was what I heard.

    Moto Roader wins best track of the episode, but I don't hear Whitesnake or Poison, I hear Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark or Psychedelic Furs. Definitely synth pop or new wave.

    Toshiaki Sakoda might be Yngwie Malmsteen in disguise, judging by that track.

    Could you use your composer hotphone to ring up Akio Dobashi and Noriyuki Takahashi and ask them why Lagrange Point is so amazing? When do we get a game focus on that? The whole soundtrack is on YouTube, you know.

  4. I think the intro to Moto Roader sounds a bit like the first vocal hook in The Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star, but I know there's another song that sounds more like it, it's killing me. And I think the voicing is similar to a track from Super Double Dragon (mission 4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dk1ZsTYLDKU

  5. "Heat of the moment" by Asia. The Moto Roader track sounds like that to me.

  6. I am Super Late (the SNES sequel to just Late) to this, but I came here to see if anyone suggested either The Buggles or Asia for what the Moto Roader track sounded like. I always heard the two as really similar.