Looking for the best C64 music the little computer system has to offer? How about the most ROCKIN Genesis tunes you’ve ever heard? Then look no further! We do a composer-focused episode devoted to none-other than Rob Hubbard!
Rob Hubbard is a Commodore 64 music composer master, and later on home consoles after accepting a position with Electronic Arts in the 90s. This is where we decide to focus on, the Rob Hubbard of our youth!
Vermont – Road Rash 2 – Genesis – Rob Hubbard
Pacific Coast – Road Rash – Genesis – Rob Hubbard
Theme – Lakers Versus Celtics NBA Playoffs – Genesis – Rob Hubbard
Title – John Madden Football – Genesis – Rob Hubbard
Skate Shop – Skate or Die – NES – Rob Hubbard
Match Theme – Kings of the Beach – NES – Rob Hubbard
You! Traveler! Stop there! You may not enter the town of Pernellshire without first collecting some items I require. My family has been attacked by orcs, and I need you to collect 50 squirrel skins. There, off you go! No use standing around. Go on then.
That’s right, it’s all PC DOS music on today’s show! Specifically, we listen to music from RPGs for the PC from the mid to late 90s. We talk about the intense difficulty of the games, and share stories of MMO adventures from long ago. Specifically Puzzle Pirates!
And joining us is Austin Green from the PC music cover-band WASD!
Title – AD&D Champions of Krynn – DOS – John Halbeib
Morte Theme (Alternate) – Planescape: Torment – PC – Mark Morgan, Richard Band
Jhelom Theme – Ultima Online – PC – Kirk Winterrowd, Joe Basquez, Hal Milton
Ending – Wizardry 7: Crusaders of the Dark Savant – PC – David W Bradley
Metallic Monks (Lost Hills) – Fallout – PC – Mark Morgan
Exploring the Plains – Baldur’s Gate – PC – Michael Hoenig
Tune in as we focus on the works of composer Yoko Shimomura! She has worked in the business since the 80s with such amazing music ranging from Street Fighter II to Kingdom Hearts. Rob and Pernell share tracks from her amazing career, and share stories of old arcades, and mythical animals.
This episode is the first of our monthly Patreon-only live streams! We setup a camera in the studio and allow our Patreon members to watch us record the episode live! It was a blast to do and we can’t wait to do it again next month! 🙂 If you would like to be a part of these exclusives, head over to our Patreon page!
Hard Long (Stages 2 and 9) – The King of Dragons – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura
Majestic Fire – Pop’n Music 13 Carnival – Arcade – Yoko Shimomura
This week we take a second look at music composed specifically for world maps in games. We are honored to have a musical guest joining us, Amanda Lepre from the band Descendants of Erdrick! She brings her vast musical knowledge and love of fantasy RPG’s to the conversation. We discuss how important it is for world map music to create the mood, emotionally setting up the player for a new section of the game. We also share our gaming guilty pleasures, each of us judging Pernell. 🙂
Amanda Lepre is a guitarist and vocalist of Descendants of Erdrick. Descendants of Erdrick is progressive-metal band that creates beautiful and epic arrangements of classic RPG video game music.
Amanda Lepre also has a solo project of heavy, progressive, and electronic melodies. You can find her music over at www.amandalepre.com!
World of Ruin – Final Fantasy VI – SNES – Nobuo Uematsu
The New Continent – Thousand Arms – Playstation –
Field Map: Fall – Taikou Risshiden – Super Famicom – Michiru Oshima
Dark World – Link to the Past – SNES – Koji Kondo
Field To Tomorrow – Lunar 2 – Sega CD – Noriyuke Iwadare