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Episode 21 – Classic vs. Covers with Lame Genie

Episode 21 – Classic vs. Covers with Lame Genie

Video game music cover bands have been going for decades now. It’s tough to stand out in a crowded genre, but we think Lame Genie pulls off something special. On this episode, we are joined by Lame Genie members Mike Costigan, Kyle Sawaia and Jeff McGowan for a not-so-serious discussion on their band, Taco Bell sponsorships, melting their brains with anagram knowledge, all while comparing 5 of their covers to the songs they’re based on! Get ready for some tracks that you don’t hear covered that often, in this very goofy, extremely radical episode of XVGM Radio!

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TRACK LISTING:

Intro – MegaMan III (NES – 1990) “Medley” Harumi Fujita, Yasuaki Fujita / Cover from Retropander
1 – Mario Kart 64 (N64 – 1996) “Kalimari Desert” Kenta Nagata / Cover from Play Games, Eat Tacos
2 – Undertale (PC/Vita/PS4/Mac/Linux/Switch – 2015-2018) “Asgore” Toby Fox, guitars by Stephanie MacIntire / Cover from Retropander
3 – Mega Man X (SNES – 1993) “Chill Penguin” Setsuo Yamamoto, Makoto Tomozawa, Yuki Iwai, Yuko Takehara, Toshihiko Horiyama / Cover from The Pretension Index Vol 2: Moist
4 – Silent Hill 2 (PS2 – 2001) “Theme of Laura” Akira Yamaoka / Cover from Play Games Eat Tacos
5- The Messenger (Switch/Windows – 2018) “The Frozen Light (Glacial Peak)” Rainbowdragoneyes / Cover from Play Games Eat Tacos
Outro: Killer Instinct (SNES/Arcade – 1995/1994) “Title Theme” Cover from Retropander

Episode 20 – Free Picks: Beginnings 始まり

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Episode 20 – Free Picks: Beginnings 始まり

Sometimes, tracks we pick for the show don’t quite fit a theme or we find something special we want to hold onto for a while, only to unleash it to the world along with a barrage of other ear-melting tracks. Such is the case with free picks. Every 20 episodes, we’ll be gathering up the stragglers that didn’t quite make it onto our themed shows, from games both popular and obscure. From Mike and Justin admitting embarrassing stories about certain tracks and knowing what RPGs are, to multicolor-haired anime girls with digital jiblets, and even talking about controversial murder simulators, Free Picks is a great place to pickup the podcast if you’re new to it!
Special thanks to former co-host of PixelTunes Radio and current VGMbassador on The VGMbassy, Ed Wilson! Check out his show on www.theVGMbassy.com
Huge thank you to our Patrons who help donate to the show! We’re so grateful for each and every one of you! Thanks to: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Meyers, Scott McElhone, Chris Murray, Kung Fu Carlito, Peter Panda, Mixxmaster and The Autistic Gamer 89.
Join our Facebook group to hear and see more about this episode, as well as chat with us about previous episodes, and other VGM and video game related goodness! www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMRadio
Our social media is another great way to stay in touch with us! Our Twitter and Instagram handle is @XVGMRadio , please follow us!
You can also join our Discord for free: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Want to reach out to us? Email us comments or suggestions at: XVGMRadio@gmail.com

TRACK LISTING:

Intro: Justin’s Pick: Cyber Troopers: Virtual-On (SAT – 1996) “Burned by the Fire” Naoshi Kunisawa, Kentaro Koyama
1 – Super Mario RPG: Legend of the 7 Stars (SNES – 1996) “Fight Against Culex” Nobuo Uematsu, Yoko Shimamura
2 – Daffy Duck in Hollywood -(Mega Drive – 1995) “Options/Game Over” Matt Furniss
3 – Offspring Fling (Mac/PC – 2012) “Lil Piggy” Alec Holowka
4 – Continental (SX68K – 1992) “FRPG2B” Kiyotaka Sato, Ryu Takami, Megumi Matsuura, BAKI
5 – Super Dodge Ball (NES – 1988) “Bean Ball” Kazuo Sawa
6 – Flying Warriors (NES – 1991) “Tournament Stage 1/Practice” Akinori Sawa
7 – Gitarooman (PS2 – 2002) “Born to be Bone” Sadayoshi Okamoto (COIL), Yosuke Sato (COIL)
8 – Cyber Block Metal Orange (PC98 – 1993) “Opening” Hitoshi Sakimoto, Masaharu Iwata, Yoshio Furukawa
9 – Final Fantasy VIII (PS1 – 1999) “Julia” Nobuo Uematsu
10 – Legend of Kage 2 (DS – 2008) “The Heavens Weep” Kenichiro Iwasaki, Masato Koshikawa