t’s time to get serious about the square-wave. So let’s have the talk… COME ON AND SLAM AND WELCOME TO THE JAM! COME ON AND SLAM IF YOU WANT TO JAM! NES! NES!
Rob and Pernell listen to their favorites from the Nintendo Entertainment System! Things get a little silly, and we ask for silly suggestions from Facebook live on the show, get weird with us! Continue reading Episode 12-10 NES Jams!
Arm your Mega Buster and GET EQUIPPED with excellent game music from the Mega Man series! We hit games ranging from NES all the way through to the PlayStation in search of the best and baddest Mega Man tracks there are!
Joining us on this quest is Josh Breeding of the Mega Man inspired rock band The Megas! The Megas cover Mega Man (and more!) music with their own arrangements and inspired lyrics. Going beyond VGM karaoke and giving life and emotion to the Blue Bomber and his robot brothers! Continue reading Episode 12-9 Mega Man with The Megas’ Josh Breeding
Once again Rob and Pernell fly the starship VGM into the Wildcard Nebula, looking for the hottest video game tracks, and it’s tight. Expect slamming heavy metal tunes, killer NES jams, and good friends. Rob talks about his days playing Marvel vs. Capcom 2 back in his arcade days, and Pernell wants to see more exercise-related video games in gyms. The conversation continues, and continues further than usual due to problems with the space-time-continuum in this: The Wildcard Nebula. Continue reading Episode 12-7 The Wildcard Nebula
What do you with all that gold? When your pockets are filled to the gills with Gil? Hit the shops and grab better weapons! Better armor! Stock up on health potions and GET OUT OF HERE! Continue reading Mixtape 1-9 Shopping
We leave the comfy confines of episode topics and dive head-first into the dangerous waters of video game recommendations! Rob suggests that games that weren’t as bad as you might remember, and Pernell talks about forgotten favorites. It’s an eclectic episode with a surprising amount of Nintendo DS music! Continue reading 12-6 R&P Recommends
Enjoy a selection of mostly classic 8 and 16 bit tracks composed for video game cutscenes! Continue reading Mixtape 1-8 Cutscenes
This episode is all about monsters in video games! Rob thinks it’s about games where you play as monsters, and Pernell thinks it’s about games where the focus is destroying monsters. Will this misunderstanding finally end their friendship!? Spoiler! Nothing can ruin their friendship. They talk about how to describe music and attempt to find more uses for the word ignorant. Continue reading Episode 12-5 Monster Party!
High adventure and HEAVY METAL! We listen to great Zelda game music from all across the generations. Joining us this week is the Zelda-inspired heavy metal group Master Sword! We talk hook-shots, operatic metal, and winding stair-cases. It’s dangerous to go alone, listen to this podcast! Continue reading Episode 12-3 Zelda with Master Sword
Who knew that a little bass instrument sample would change Rob’s life? Enjoy these FINE selections of Sunsoft’s greatest hits on the Nintendo Entertainment System Continue reading Mixtape 1-3 Sunsoft NES
When I think of shmups, I think of grazing bullets, exploding pop-corn, 1CC’s, and the STG bible: The Full Extend of the Jam. But let’s get into the music! We’re joined by VGM rock-MASTER Chris Baines to share our favorite 2D shooter music! He shares his love of all things Gradius, and we get into how there’s so many awesome jazz-licks in these games. Wait are you waiting for? ENEMY APPROACHING! Continue reading Episode 12-1 Shmups with Chris Baines Music
New every Friday! We are releasing classic-VGM-only mixtapes of our old shows! Enjoy Contra-jams from classic to the present! Continue reading Mixtape 1-1 Contra
For those who are about to Rockman, we salute you! This is the podcast’s second dive into video game rock music, and this time it’s personal. Pernell gives blood just before recording, so you’re in for an extra special treat. Rob sings his favorite fighting game moves, and Pernell reminisces about childhood games played in his neighborhood. (it’s amazing we survived our childhood) Continue reading Episode 11-9 Rock Music 2
This very special episode was recorded in front of a live Facebook studio audience! We listen to great snowy and icy tunes! We talk about Gameboys of Christmas’s past! And we goof off with everyone on Facebook during the live stream! So let’s have some fun! Continue reading Episode 11-7 Holiday Special!
This week we listen to game music used typically in desert stages, often to create the atmosphere of Arabic architecture and landscapes. Stereotypes aside, there are some fantastic melodies and rhythms to be found in these games. So take off your shoes and dive in with us! Continue reading Episode 11-6 Arabesque Music
Grab your baguettes and arm yourself with scones! It’s time for a food fight! We tackle music around food-related stages and characters, and it gets messy! We talk about what makes a great salad, the problems with 3D Sonic The Hedgehog games, and why there are so many chefs who become great martial artists. And also… Gonzalo Varela, the composer of Fight’N Rage! This week we … Continue reading Episode 11-3 Food Fight featuring Gonzalo Varela from Fight’N Rage!
It’s nearly Halloween, so Rob and Pernell get in the mood with some music from spooky and scary video games! That’s the plan anyway, Pernell comes up with his own episode theme. Your hosts talk about their favorite horror movies, and crack jokes at their listeners taking part in the live stream! Continue reading Episode 10-8 Halloween Music
Join us on a deep-dive exploration of cave related music! Creepy caverns, dangerous dungeons, and um.. uh… murky mines? Pernell’s tracks make Rob feel like he’s in a chill and romantic underground grotto, hanging with all of his magical friends with none excluded. Keep listening for the Bonus Round part of the show, it’s an awesome one this week! Continue reading Episode 10-6 Cave Music
You’re training hard, but there isn’t enough time to show everyone? That’s when you need a montage! We’re talking tough-hard-hitting music for boxers to work out to. But we’re also talking about fun, harmonica-filled jams for the end of a 90s sitcom. Like Family Matters. What if that actually was Carl Winslow helping out Bruce Willis in Die Hard? Continue reading Episode 9-9 Montage Music with Cameron from The Mad Gear
It’s been a long week, so we hit the freestyle button and listen to game tunes with no topic restrictions. Continue reading Episode 9-8 Wildcard 3
Okay, where did I put that password. Is it in the back of the game’s manual? Is it on a post-it note stuck to my Gameboy? Oh there it is, of course! I had it tattooed on Pernell so I would never lose it! Continue reading Episode 9-6 Password and Save Select