21 March 2018

LMH Mixtape #68: Hitoshi Sakimoto

In Episode 68, Brent Weinbach and Rob F. Switch LIVE put the spotlight on Hitoshi Sakimoto, a composer whose work has made him a Legacy Music Hour favorite ever since.  A master of multiple platforms with styles ranging from the funky freshness of Hourai High School to the cinematic sweeps of Treasure Hunter G to the relentless rush of Verytex, Sakimoto's versatility and complexity inspires as much awe as alliteration.  So get ready to re-experience the magic (al chase) all over again... this time in mixtape mode!


Instant new favorite: Magical Chase - Waltz of Meditation Part 2 (Stage 5: Hell Fire)
Other instant new favorite: Verytex - Act 3 (Ruined Area)
Brewed new favorite: Moldorian: Hikari to Yami no Kyoudai - Field
Other brewed new favorite: Hourai Gakuen no Bouken! The Adventures of Hourai High School - School 2

Impossible not to pump your fist to:  Verytex - Act 3 (Ruined Area)

Track listing and original episode:


19 March 2018

Live Recording: Episode 200

To honor the 200th episode of The Legacy Music Hour, Brent and Rob are inviting users and anyone else interested to attend the recording.  This is just like a normal episode where Brent and Rob pick some tracks and comment on them, except there will be some extra microphones so that anyone who’s there can chime in and comment as well.  Previous LMH guests will also make appearances.  So think of this as a sort of video game music listening party or like a regular episode but with a lot more guests than usual.

The 200th episode recording will take place at 4pm on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth in Los Angeles, CA.  It'll take about two hours to record.  If you live in the area, feel free to come and bring who ever you like, as long as they won't be bored by people listening and talking about video game music.

The Legacy Music Hour 200th Episode Recording
 Sunday, April 29, 2018
4pm - 6pm (doors at 3:45pm)
Dynasty Typewriter at the Hayworth
2511 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Admission: $5 (this is just to help pay the staff at the venue)
Venue Website: www.dynastytypewriter.com
Ticket Link: www.eventbrite.com/e/the-legacy-music-hour-200th-episode-recording-tickets-44091634265

07 March 2018

Episode 198: Shirt Popping

Rob pops his shirt a lot during this episode, which is something you can’t hear, but should be aware of while listening to the music.  Perhaps the tracks are so hot, he had to pop his shirt to sort of fan his self down.  Brent talks a little bit about something that was initially discussed on Episode 9, way back in 2010, which finally comes to fruition in 2018, and also relates to a different sort of “shirt popping.”  A couple VGM Karaokes are heard on this episode as well, and Gabe and Trevor get to open a package from Keyglyph.  Also, it seems as though Excentric from American Idol makes something of an appearance during one of the tracks.  Full track listing below.

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

Moto Roader - Goblin Sound - Running From Home (Ending) - NCS - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Socket - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, Shigenori Masuko, Yasuyuki Hamada - Olein Cavern - Vic Tokai - Genesis - 1994

Combat Cars - John Carehag - Mountain Track - Scangames Norway/Accolade - Genesis - 1994

Leading Company - Yoshihisa Tomabechi, Chuck Loeb (improvised solo 1), Steve Slagle (improvised solo 2) - The Diver - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

Benkei Gaiden - Masashi Kageyama - Ending - Sunsoft - PC Engine - 1989

J.League Soccer: Dream Eleven - M. Itoh - Tournament Bracket - SIMS - Game Gear (Japan) - 1995

Aoi Blink - Shinichi Sakamoto, Souichirou Harada - In-Game 2 - West One/Hudson Soft - PC Engine - 1990

Magic Sword - Manami Matsumae (M. Gotoh) - Impending Danger - Capcom - SNES - 1992

Langrisser II - Noriyuki Iwadare - The Evil Person - NCS - Mega Drive - 1994

The Great Battle IV - Norihiko Togashi - Water World Saus - Sun L/Banpresto - Super Famicom - 1994

Xexex - Motoaki Furukawa (Carol Queen), Hidenori Maezawa (Michael Oldriver), Satoko Miyawaki (Rosetta Stone), Akiko Hashimoto (Shanghai Manmos) - Boost Up! (Boss BGM) - Konami - arcade - 1991

21 February 2018

LMH Mixtape #67: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Remember in 2012 when Legacy Music Hour released their Racing Games 2 and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles episodes back-to-back?  Had life ever been so good?  Well, get ready to relive the magic through these mixtapes as we serve up a slice of some of best tunes Konami had to offer -- and you won't even have to redeem that Pizza Hut coupon in the back of your NES manual to enjoy it!  Radical, dudes!

(aka Everything Gets an Award)

Track listing and original episode:


07 February 2018

Episode 197: Friends

While Rob is in France, Brent (and Gabe and Trevor) is joined by friends Andrew Michaan and Mike Fischer.  In this episode, Brent plays a decent amount of music from games he’s been playing lately, Andrew intentionally uses corny phrases to express positivity, and more information is shared as the Green Lantern saga continues.  But mainly, they all just focus on the music and joke around a bit.  Full track listing below.

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

Touge Densetsu: Saisoku Battle - unknown - Name Entry/Options - Lenar/Bullet-Proof Software - Super Famicom - 1996

Keith Courage in Alpha Zones - Michiharu Hasuya - Underworld 2 - Hudson/NEC - TurboGrafx-16 - 1989

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Tomoya Tomita - Forest Moon Fortress Pt 2 - Konami - Super Famicom - 1995

Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master - Masayuki Nagao, Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama - Rush and Beat - Sega - Genesis - 1993

Dragon View - M. Takenaka, Mari Komatsu, T. Sekido, Mercado Inc.- Close to Home - Kemco - SNES - 1994

Zig Zag Cat: Ostrich Club mo Oosawagi da - Masako Inata - Inn - Opera House/Den'Z - Super Famicom - 1994

Choujikuu Yousai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie - Noboru Yamane - Space - WinkySoft/Zamuse - Super Famicom - 1993

Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ougon Kiseru - Tsutomu Ogura (Kingorō), Bareika, Michiru Yamane (Tozan Yamane), Harumi Uekō (Gakki Uekō), Satoko Minami (Minami Sushi), Jinsei Iroma) - Credits - Konami - Famicom - 1990

Tube Panic - Ichiro Takagi - Attract Mode - Nichibutsu - arcade - 1984

Dragon Saber - Shinji Hosoe - Volcano (Stage 2) - Namco - arcade - 1990

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

17 January 2018

LMH Mixtape #66: Racing Games 2

Remember how amazing the original Racing Games setlist was?  Well, buckle in for your 2nd lap, because Racing Games 2 is just as incredible as the first.  You'll definitely be tasting the bitterness when this ride is over, but don't be too disappointed... there're only 67 more mixtapes to go until Racing Games 3!


Instant new favorite: Al Unser Jr. Turbo Racing - BGM C
Other instant new favorite: F1 Circus MD - Blue Warm
Brewed new favorite: Super Hang-On - Outride a Crisis
Other brewed new favorite: Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Sound Test 6

Most stuck in my head: Aguri Suzuki F-1 Super Driving - Machine Select
I'd like some toast with that jam: Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing - Sound Test 6

Track listing and original episode:


03 January 2018

Episode 196: Beyond 16-Bit 3

Brent’s brothers join in for Rob and Brent’s third-time focus on video game music from the fifth generation and beyond.  Rob does play a significant amount of Game Boy Color games, however, while each of Brent’s selections are from a different console -overall, the episode ends up sounding more retro than one would expect.  NOTE: When Rob mentions Tamayo Kawamoto, Brent would have immediately recognized her name from the work she did on games like Ghouls 'n Ghosts and Legendary Wings, but due to a technical error with the audio feed, Brent didn’t hear everything Rob said.  Full track listing below.

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

Ronaldo V-Soccer - Alberto José González - Main Menu - Bit Managers/Infogrames - Game Boy Color - 2001

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Michiru Yamane - Lost Painting - Konami - PlayStation - 1997

Silent Hill - Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill - KCET/Konami - PlayStation - 1999

Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman - No Weapons Here (Village) - Yacht Club Games - Wii U - 2014

Hole in One Golf - Iku Mizutani (?), Kinuyo Yamashita (?) - Congratulation - Natsume - Game Boy Color - 1999

Bomberman Max: Red Challenger - unknown - World 1: Zaurus Star - Hudson Soft - Game Boy Color - 2000

YU-NO: Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo - Ryu Umemoto, Ryu Takami, Kazuhiro Kanae - Other World 1 - Elf - Sega Saturn - 1997

The Unfinished Swan - Joel Corelitz - The Unfinished Swan - Giant Sparrow/SCEA - PlayStation 3 - 2012

Alice in Wonderland - Robert Baffy - Stage 11 - Digital Eclipse/Nintendo - Game Boy Color - 2000

The Jackbox Party Pack 2 - Randy Sly - Bidiots Draw Music B - Jackbox Games - PlayStation 4 - 2015

Thunder Force VI - Tamayo Kawamoto - Ruined Green (Stage 1-A) - Sega - PlayStation 2 (Japan) - 2008

Star Trigon - Jesahm - Intro/Title Screen - Namco - arcade (Japan) - 2002

AirForce Delta - Matthew Simmonds - Intro - Climax Entertainment/Konami - Game Boy Color - 2000

The Legend Of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Mitsuhiko Takano - Minish Village - Flagship/Nintendo - Game Boy Advance - 2005

Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion - Alberto José González - Action 4 - Bit Managers/Acclaim - Game Boy Color - 2000

Blaster Master Zero - Ippo Yamada, Tatsuhiko Kasuga (arr.) - Fire the Blaster Rifle - Inti Creates - Nintendo Switch - 2017

Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita - Foulwater Falls - Good-Feel/Nintendo - Wii - 2008