21 June 2017

LMH Mixtape #58: Military and War

Who knew a military episode could be so jazzy?  That was the question of the week during the Legacy Music Hour's war-themed focus.  Now you can ponder this question again as you travel through history and tour its conflicts: the fictional, the factual, the raw, the romanticized.


Instant new favorite: G.I. Joe: The Atlantis Factor - Level 3 and 16 (Rooftops)
Other instant new favorite: P-47: The Freedom Fighter - Stage 2
Brewed new favorite: Genghis Khan II: Clan of the Gray Wolf - Mongolian Strategy

Inspires the most chair dancing:  P-47: The Freedom Fighter - Stage 2

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07 June 2017

Episode 189: Keeping Things Up

It’s been a while since Brent and Rob have recorded an episode in different cities.  Rob actually stays awake the entire time!  The music keeps things moving.  And everyone stays positive.  That’s the theme of the show: Keeping Things Up (awake, in motion, and positive).  So let this episode be a positive influence on you when you listen to it, or may it help you stay awake, or help you keep going, or all the above.  And most of all, enjoy the music.  Full track listing below.

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

Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Islands at the Sea ~ Act 3 - Sting/Sofel - Super Famicom - 1992

Battle Mania: Daiginjou - Fumito Tamayama, Yasuyuki Hamada, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko - Hachimaki Please - Vic Tokai - Mega Drive - 1993

Rolling Thunder 2 - Ayako Saso - Across The Tube (Round 3) - Namco - arcade - 1990

Alien 3 - Matt Furniss - Main Title Part 2  - Probe Entertainment/Arena - Genesis - 1992

Pachi-Slot World Cup '94 - unknown - gameplay - I'Max - Game Boy (Japan) - 1994

Pro Mahjong Kiwame III - unknown - Normal Game 2 - Athena - Super Famicom - 1995

Power League 5 - unknown - Main BGM 1 - Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1992

Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island - Koji Kondo - Ending (part 2) - Nintendo - SNES - 1995

Wondrous Magic - Yuji Nomi, Hiroki Kamata - Battle - System Sacom/ASCII Entertainment - Super Famicom - 1993

The Ninja Warriors - Hisayoshi Ogura - Paradox (Ending) - Taito - arcade - 1988

Sansara Naga 2 - Kenji Kawai - Sky Palace - Victor Interactive Software - Super Famicom - 1994

The Lawnmower Man - Allister Brimble - The Cyber Tube - The Sales Curve/THQ - SNES - 1993

Super Mahjong Taikai - Fiori Wakakuwa - Theme of Ieyasu Tokugawa - Koei - Super Famicom - 1992

17 May 2017

LMH Mixtape #57: TurboGrafx-16

The Legacy Music Hour's first console focus was on the deliciously crunchy TurboGrafx-16.  Although the system did very well in Japan as the PC Engine, its limited popularity in North America and Europe may have left you relatively underexposed to its fantastic sound.  Starting to feel the TurboGrafx deficiency in your blood? Hook this mixtape directly into your veins and watch your vitals soar along with these fantastic jams.


Instant new favorite: Silent Debuggers - Opening
Other instant new favorite:  Zero4 Champ - Zero 4 Champ!
Brewed new favorite: Dragon Spirit - Area 3

Gets me a little emotional:  Dragon Spirit - Area 3
I'd like some toast with that jam:  Silent Debuggers - Opening

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03 May 2017

Episode 188: Nexting Etiquette

In Episode 188, Brent and Rob talk about nexting etiquette, the do’s and don’ts of putting a quarter on an arcade cabinet to signify being next on the game.  They also talk about “Contra dancing” and 1980’s interactions.  There’s also another installment of Prizes From Gabe as well as a new user-submitted VGM Karaoke performance.  At one point, Rob adopts a new console (as seen in the photo), and at another point, the boizz sing about Vanilla Ice.  So nexting etiquette is hardly the subject of this episode -it’s a whole grab bag of stuff, including good video game music.  Full track listing below.

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

Nastar Warrior - Hisayoshi Ogura (......OGR.) - IV: The Big Swords (Ending) - Taito - arcade - 1988

Buggy Run - unknown - Final Lap - Sims/Sega - Sega Master System (Europe) - 1994

Splatterhouse 3 - Eiko Kaneda (Milky Eiko) - Opening Theme - Namco/Now Production - Genesis - 1993

Flying Hero - unknown - Into Building BGM - Aicom/Epic Sony Records - Famicom - 1989

Xerd no Densetsu 2: Xerd!! Gishin no Ryouiki - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Tinpu Uchibori - Ending - Graphic Research/Vic Tokai - Game Boy (Japan) - 1993

Flying Hero: Bugyuru no Daibouken - Mitsuhito Tanaka - Under Water ~ Act 4 - Sting/Sofel - Super Famicom - 1992

Earth Defense Force - Tsukasa Tawada, Yasuhiko "Zep" Takashiba (arr.) - Name Entry - Jaleco - SNES - 1992

Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! - Yusuke Takahama - Icebaby Planet - Kaze/Meldac - Super Famicom - 1994

Shin Kidou Senshi Gundam Wing: Endless Duel - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Haruo Ohashi - Seaside - Natsume - Super Famicom - 1996

Traverse: Starlight & Prairie - Daisuke Tamura - Starlight - Pandora Box/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1996

Bio-Miracle Bokutte Upa - Kouji Murata (Denden Murata), Seiichi Fukami (Lydian Fukami), Jetbath Fujii, Yuko Kurahashi (Yuko Chan),  Kyohei Sada (Charley Sada), Atsushi Fujio (Sukemaro Fujio) - Digging - Konami - Famicom Disk System - 1988

19 April 2017

LMH Mixtape #56: The Old West

Better get yer doggies rollin' in the general direction of the Legacy Music Hour Dude Ranch, because Boss Brent Weinbach and F. Switch the Kid are about to serve up one of best mixtapes ever made (at least in Chief Silver Key's opinion).  So what are you waiting for? Tie up your hoss, grab a plate of vittles, and pour in the jam.


Instant new favorite: Lucky Luke - Credits
Other instant new favorite:  Live A Live - Sancho de Los Panchos
Other other instant new favorite: Sunset Riders - Gunfight at the Sunset Corral (Town Stage 1)
Brewed new favorite: Day Dreamin' Davey - Wild West Theme 2
Other brewed new favorite:  Gun.Smoke - The Boulders (Stage 2)

Inspires the loudest sing-alongs:  Live A Live - Sancho de Los Panchos
Now That I've Found It, I Can't Live Without It:  The entire Lucky Luke soundtrack

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