25 March 2020

LMH Mixtape #115: Mountain Areas

There are lot of biomes in video games -- aquatic, desert, forest, futuristic city, candy, the moon -- and alpine is certainly one of them.  Pack some extra restoratives and let this mixtape guide you up the mountains, deathly or otherwise; that amazing overworld view at the top is worth it.


Instant new favorite:  The Smurfs - Act 6: The Mountains
Other instant new favorite:  Golden Axe III - Death Mountain (Stage 5A)
Other other instant new favorite:  Brain Lord - Road to Droog

Impossible not to groove to:  Turok: Battle of the Bionosaurs - Mountain Forest

Track listing and original episode:


18 March 2020

LMH Mixtape #114: Neo Geo

Clocking in right after the boizz'z early New Year's New Age celebration came the first show of the Neo year: a Neo Geo focus!  Instantly recognizable by its red cabinet, four bright buttons, and two joysticks*, this cartridge-based arcade system brought its own incredible sound to the video gaming landscape.  Kick back with this eclectic mix of textures, attitudes, and tunes.  The future is now!


Instant new favorite:  Alpha Mission II - The Space Flight (Area 1)
Other instant new favorite:  Blue's Journey - Boss
Brewed new favorite:  Thrash Rally - Round 4: 1000 Lakes (Finland)
Other brewed new favorite:  Magician Lord - Castle of Devils

* lyrics borrowed from Keith Apicary's classic Neo Geo Song (Four Bright Buttons and Two Joysticks)**
** which I cannot believe is now almost exactly a decade old, oh my god

Track listing and original episode:


04 March 2020

Episode 222: You're Fired

Brent and Rob do some job firing in this episode, but it’s very laid back so it’s actually enjoyable.  They also talk a bit about the Sonic movie and well, lots of other things.  Join the Legacy Music Hour Patreon at www.patreon.com/LegacyMusicHour for bonus content like game playthroughs by Gabe and Brent, top ten lists, random on-the-field videos from Rob, additional audio clips and insights, and much more.  Full track listing below.

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

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - Shigenori Kamiya (Kamiya Studio) - Boss - Sega - Genesis - 1990

Nebs ’n Debs - Richard Armijo (kulor) - Mines - Dullahan Software - NES - 2018

Mole Mania - Taro Bando - Evaluation - Nintendo/Pax Softonica - Game Boy - 1997

Top Management II - unknown - Fired in the General Meeting 2 - Koei - Super Famicom - 1994

Tsurupika Hagemaru: Mezase! Tsuruseko no Akashi - Yasuyuki Suzuki - Island - Jaleco - Famicom - 1991

Alisia Dragoon - Mecano Associates (Fumihito Kasatani, Nobuyuki Aoshima, Mamoru Ishimoda, Yoko Sonoda) - Stage 1-2 - Game Arts - Genesis - 1992

Air Rescue - Yoko Wada (Nasubi) - Breakdown Darkstar (Round 5) - Sanritsu/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1992

Aaahh!!! Real Monsters - Greg Turner, Eric Swanson, Dave Javelosa - Dump 2 - Realtime Associates/Viacom New Media - Genesis - 1995

Baseball Simulator 1.000 - Akinori Sawa - World Champions - Culture Brain - NES - 1990

World Class Rugby - Koji Hayashi - Main Theme - Denton Designs/Misawa - Super Famicom - 1993

Trinea - Kazuyasu Hiroe (Ya-Su), Kohji Abe (Koji), Tsuyoshi Tanaka (Chackey), Senkyokukun - Shop - Japan Art Media/Yanoman - Super Famicom - 1993

Jack Nicklaus: Turbo Golf - unknown - Set-Up - Accolade - TurboGrafx-16 - 1990