18 April 2018

LMH Mixtape #69: Fighting Games Round 2

Fighting games rarely end after one round, so why would a focus on their music end after just one episode?  Brent and Rob dug deep into more obscure titles for LMH's second setlist of fighting game tunes, so either get ready to mash your way through this eclectic mixtape or go home and be a family man.


Instant new favorite:  Yu Yu Hakusho: Makyou Touitsusen - Sub-Space 2 BGM
Other instant new favorite:  Fighting Masters - Arena 2
Brewed new favorite:  King of the Monsters 2 - Grand Canyon
Other brewed new favorite:  King of the Monsters 2 - Unknown (Sound Test 87)

Pachelbel's Cameo Award: Street Smart - Staff Roll

Track listing and original episode:


04 April 2018

Episode 199: Mmm Poppin'

More shirt popping happens on Episode 199 which leads into a conversation the boys have about a slang phrase Brent often uses out in public.  Rob also shows off his new look, which you can only see in the episode photo.  Gabe, Rob, and Brent get into a bit of a debate about whether Sega CD should be legal on the Legacy Music Hour.  Brent and Gabe also talk about how much they love the Ganbare Goemon series on SNES/SFC.  Full track listing below.

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

Soul Blazer - Yukihide Takekawa - Mountain of Souls - Quintet/Enix - Super Nintendo - 1992

Zaxxon's Motherbase 2000 - Naoshi Kunisawa - Title Screen - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Kouryuu Densetsu Villgust Gaiden - Shinichi Tanaka - Town - TOSE/Angel (Bandai) - Famicom - 1993

Dragon Spirit - Shinji Hosoe (Megaten Hosoe) (comp., arr.), Astron Ishii (arr.), Yoshinori Kawamoto (Kawagen) (arr.), Kazuo Noguchi (Thunder Noguchi) (arr.) - Cave Road (Area 5) - Namco - TurboGrafx-16 - 1988

Leading Company - Yoshihisa Tomabechi, Mark Soskin (improvised solo) - Luis - Koei - Super Famicom - 1993

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

Ganbare Goemon 3: Shishijyuurokubei no Karakuri Manji Katame - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Noriko Takahashi, Jun Funahashi, Tomoya Tomita, Nobuyuki Akena - Stage 5 - Konami - Super Famicom - 1994

Metal Head - Teruhiko Nakagawa - Emergency - Sega - Sega 32X - 1995

Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Douchuu: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake - Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Tomoya Tomita (guitar) - The Caves - Konami - Super Famicom - 1995

Sensible Soccer: European Champions - Richard Joseph, Matt Furniss (arr.) - Title Theme - Sensible Software/Renegade - Mega Drive (Europe) - 1993

Umihara Kawase - Masahito Nakano (Pas De chat), Atsuhiro Motoyama, Shinji Tachikawa) - Umibe Theme - Atelier Double/TNN - Super Famicom - 1994

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