Villains are just plain terrible. Sometimes they’re trying to end the world, sometimes they’re turning woodland creatures into evil robots. But mostly all they want is to bring back swing music in the 90s, big brass bands and all. We have Cameron from The Mad Gear and joining us to sing along with these villainous hits, and think back fondly of all the bad guys who tried to destroy us.
Rising from the streets, crawling out of the slums, a force known as The Mad Gear is gaining critical mass in Turbo Citysince 2014. They are draped in leather and denim, and armed with the toughest tunes from video games past, and original compositions of their own.
They are bad enough dudes to rescue the president, but probably won’t due to issues with authority.
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!
Do not MISS! Check out Chris Baines Music! Creative adaptations and arrangements of classic VGM with the highest standard of quality!
Go by Chris’s newest solo project, TofuMakoToro! And go to his YouTube page for regular tunes and medleys!
Stage 1 – Super R-Type – Super Nintendo – Yasuhiro Kawakami, Takushi Hiyamuta, Hiroshi Kimura
Classic Japanese computer systems? We can do that! This week your hosts go on an adventure into awesome FM synth music and a surprising amount of risque RPGs! The NEC PC-98 series of computers were also the birth-place of Touhou Project, so you know there’s going to be some great shmup style tracks too! Let’s do this!
To Believe is a Power! – Only You Sekimatsu no Juliet-tachi – PC-98 – Shade
Level 6 – Marble Cooking – PC-98 – Kasumi Mirai
Mugen Yuugi: Dream War – Touhou Yumejikuu: Phantasmagoria of Dim. Dream (3rd in series) – PC-98 – ZUN (Jun’ya Ota)
Tea All You – Variable Geo – PC-98 – Takahiro Yonemura, Naoya Shimokawa, Tatsuya Watarai