11 September 2013

Episode 150: Free Play 15 (Live)

For the 150th anniversary, The Legacy Music Hour records live.  Jordan Morris, Andrew DeWitt, Jerry Rocha, and some LMH users join in and listen to 8-bit and 16-bit era video game music.  Also, one particular listener contributes a very special portion to the episode.  Note: Like last year, the photo is missing some people.  Full track listing below.

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

Susano Oh Densetsu - Takahito Abe - Credits - Alfa System/Hudson - PC Engine - 1989

Tetris Blast - Niwaka‑Zu, Bunbunmaru, Lah++, Gockey7 Arrived - Contest Theme - TOSE - Game Boy - 1996

Chi Chi's Pro Challenge Golf - Masahito Miyamoto - Main BGM 1 - Virgin Interactive/Soft Machine - Genesis - 1993

Wagyan Paradise - Eriko Imura - Cape - Namco - Super Famicom - 1994

Knight Rider Special - Shigehisa H., Junichi Saito - Stage 3: New York - Pack-In-Video - PC Engine - 1989

Chuugoku Janshi Story: Tonpuu - Hitoshi Akashi - Main BGM - Natsume/Zap - Famicom - 1989

Ganbare! Golf Boys - Atsuhiro Motoyama - Fair Wind - Masaya/Dual - PC Engine - 1989

Contra Force - Kenichi Matsubara, Yasuhiko Manno, Tomoya Tomita, Jun Funahashi, Jun Chuuma - Last Boss - Konami - NES - 1992

Timeball - unknown - Credits -  Hudson Soft - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990

Classic Road II: Real Kouma Simulation - Hayato Matsuo, Hitoshi Sakimoto (prog.) - Opening - Opera House/Victor - Super Famicom - 1995

TwinBee - Yoshinori Sasaki (?), Shigeru Fukutake (?) - Fantastic Power (Power-Up) - Konami - Famicom - 1986


  1. I was driving when Tetris Blast came on. I had a one person dance party for the next two minutes. That song is such a jam!

  2. Now that I've heard the rest of the episode: Major props to Sentimental In San Gabriel -- that was some sick VGM karaoke!

  3. Love the Hitoshi Sakimoto and Hayato Matsuo, Ogre Battle is one of my ALL-TIME fav's. They made my top 10 for the 90's! Loved this episode too, wish I was there!

    1. And yes, Mucho kudos to Sentimental that was seriously BADASS!

  4. Wagyan Paradise...WHAT A JAM!! It sounds like something that should be in Katamari Damacy

  5. Give it up to Sentimental in San Gabriel! That was seriously awesome. Seems like so long ago you made your debut on the show with that text about female Japanese composers making you cry. Great show guys.

  6. Thanks for the appreciation, fellow vgm enthusiasts! You have made an already special moment even more fantastic. I look forward to the world of music that our fearless leaders continue to uncover. And I look forward to hearing vgm karaoke from my fellow users at future events! Cheers!

    S in SG

  7. Oh man, I wish I could have been there, the energy was crazy!
    I would have been able to introduce that one track too, I have listened to every single episode.

    S in SG, awesome job, that was really great.