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Episode 50 – Listener Requests

Episode 50 – Listener Requests

A Podcast is nothing without it’s listeners. That’s why Episode 50 is both a celebration for us AND a chance to celebrate YOU! We’ve been advertising this one for a few months now, and thankfully, you guys brought the goods. But instead of picking and choosing which tracks to play, we decided to just play them all! Janine, or favorite sweater and glasses wearin’ producer (Who also happens to be a Metroid) rolls the dice to see which of the 13 tracks go where on this epic episode of video game music. Ya’ll have great taste! Join us as we also bask in the nostalgia of 4 different commercials we’ve done for the show for the past (almost) two years!
Big thanks to the listeners who sent us tracks! Thank you to Bedroth, Joel Berube, Nick Chuzas, Dan Laughton, Kevin Lundberg, Mariamaguchi, Scott McElhone, Chris Myers, Chris Murray, Tim Ryan, Sam Thomas, John Sowell, and UtopiaNemo! We literally couldn’t have done it without you! 🙂
We’d love to hear what you thought about this celebratory episode! What was your favorite song that fans chose? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
We have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share a random or obscure VGM song you love, or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Chris Hart, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, MixxMaster, Jason SuperJES Dos, Brad Austin, Dan Laughton, Matthew Hannola, Jeremy Rutz and The Autistic Gamer 89. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Our Twitter and Instagram are great ways to interact with us! Find us on there under our handle @XVGMRadio
If you’re an Apple Podcasts listener, please consider leaving a rating and a review to let us know how we’re doing! It also helps with getting the show to show up when others are searching for VGM!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro: Blazing Chrome (Switch, XBONE, PS4, WIN, 2019) “Mission 2-1” Dominic Ninmark, Tiago Santos
1 – X-Men Children of the Atom (ARC/SAT/DOS/PS1, 1994/1995/1997/1999) “Avalon – Magneto’s Theme” – Takayuki Iwai, Shun Nishigaki, Hideki Okugawa, Isao Abe
2 – Heavy Nova (MegaCD/GEN/SX68K, 1992/’92) “Rebel Boss 2–1: Garo (SX-D07RR)” – Studio Riverkids, Tosimasa Iijima, Shaka, Naoko [Vocals]
3 – Celeste (Switch/PS4/XBOne/Win, 2018) “Starjump” – Lena Raine
4 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~The Golden Country (Switch, 2018) “Battle!!” – Yasunori Mitsuda, Tomori Kudo (ACE), Hiroyo Yamanaka (ACE), Kenji Hiramatsu (ACE), Manami Kiyota
5 – Cadence of Hyrule (Switch 2019) “Overworld combat” – Danny Baranowsky (original by Minako Hamano, Kozue Ishikawa, Kazumi Totaka, Koji Kondo)
6 – Double Dragon Neon (PS3/XB360/Win, 2012/2014) “End Credits (Dared to Dream)” – Jake Kaufman
7 – Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore (Wii U, Switch 2016/2020) “Special Battle (Dual Battle)” – Yoshiaki Fujisawa
8 – Transistor (Multi Consoles, PC/Mac, 2014/2018) “We All Become” – Darren Korb, Ashley Barrett (vocals)
9 – Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii/WiiU, 2010/2015) “Cloud Court Galaxy (Fluffy Bluff Galaxy?)” – Mahito Yokota, Ryo Nagamatsu, Kōji Kondō
10 – Sky Shark (NES, 1989) “Stage 4” – Tim Follin
11 – Aliens (ARC, 1990) “Stage 3-3” – Masanori Adachi
12 – Lunar: Eternal Blue (SCD, 1995) “Boss Theme/Fierce” – Noriyuki Iwadare

Episode 49 – Licensed from the 80’s

Episode 49 – Licensed from the 80’s

Growing up in the 1980s, Justin and Mike latched onto tons of different IPs in various incarnations. From cartoons to movies and even commercials, the nostalgia of the 80s has never burned brighter for our generation. Even newer generations are looking back at the 1980s for everything from fashion to music. On this week’s show, the XVGM boys are listening to music from video games that took their licenses from the 1980s. With a surprising amount of sock hop 50s tunes, synth hits and blazing guitars, there’s a wide variety to listen to as Mike and Justin chat about the cartoons, movies, commercials and toys that made them who they are today! Plus, embarrassing stories, not watching the classics, and pizza requests, it’s gonna be a tubular audio journey!
*Note: The audio on this episode (regarding Justin’s voice) was partly caused by the Stay-At-Home restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. We had to scramble in order to record this in time when the restriction was placed. However, we’ve adjusted how future episodes will sound during this time, so please keep that in mind when listening and note that Episode 50 and beyond will sound much better! Thanks for understanding during this crazy time!*
We’d love to hear what you thought about this nostalgia-fueled 80s-tastic episode. What was your favorite song that we played? Did we miss your favorite franchise? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
We have a Discord Channel! Join us [insert custom bit here], or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Chris Hart, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, MixxMaster, Jason SuperJES Dos, Brad Austin, Dan Laughton, Matthew Hannola, Jeremy Rutz and The Autistic Gamer 89. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Our Twitter and Instagram are great ways to interact with us! Find us on there under our handle @XVGMRadio
If you’re an Apple Podcasts listener, please consider leaving a rating and a review to let us know how we’re doing! It also helps with getting the show to show up when others are searching for VGM!

TRACK LISTING:

Intro – G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero (Arcade, 1992) “Mission 1-1” Tsutomu Ogura, Kenichiro Fukui
1 – Ghostbusters 2 (NES, 1990) “Driving Music” Mark Van Hecke, Frank Covitz (Sound Consultant)
2 – Akira (FC, 1988) “Track 23” – Toshiko Kawanishi
3 – James Bond: The Duel (GG, SMS, GEN, 1993) “Space Hop” Matt Furniss
Patreon Request: Chris Hart– Yo Noid (NES, 1990) “Level 3 & 4” Masakatsu Maekawa
4 – Back to the Future Part II (Amiga, 1990) “Stage 4: Enchantment Under the Sea” – Alan Silvestri, David Whittaker
5 – Transformers; Devastation (PS3/360/ PS4/XBONE, 2015) “Kickback: Insecticon’s Theme” Tetsuya Shibata and Jun Okubo (Unique Note Co. Ltd.)
6 – Platoon (NES, 1988) “Boss” – Naoki Kodaka, Akito Takeuchi
7 – Rambo (NES, 1987) “Mission Theme (Vietnam Jungle)” Toru Hasabe, Minki Motoyama (Special Thanks-Music)
8 – Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (GB, 1992) “BGM 06” – Amy Dyson (as Amy Bamberger), Ed Bogas
9 – Masters of the Universe: The Movie (AM CPC, AST, MSX, ZXS, C64 1987) “Title Theme” Ben Daglish
10 – The Goonies (FC, 1986) “Cavern Theme” – Satoe Terashima

Episode 48 – The Music of Final Fantasy VII (feat. Knight of the Round)

Episode 48 – The Music of Final Fantasy VII (feat. Knight of the Round)

Hailed as one of the greatest video game experiences ever, Final Fantasy VII was a game changer. It revolutionized the Japanese Role Playing Game market and the art of storytelling in a video game at the time of its released. Now, almost 23 years later, we are about to see a remade version of the game that captured our hearts back in 1997. But on the eve of Final Fantasy VII Remake’s release date, XVGM Radio sat down with Knight of the Round band member, Justin Taylor, to chat about the significance of the original game, it’s landmark music by Nobuo Uematsu, and showcase KotR’s latest release, a Metal-infused thematic cover album aptly titled: “SEVEN.” We’ll give you one guess what the theme is. From chatting about Cid’s character growth to the importance of Tifa in Mike’s teen years and Justin’s teenage confusion over numbering the Final Fantasy games back in the day. It’s a musical celebration of a true masterpiece, both musically and gameplay wise. Also, MAD Cait Sith hate!
We’d love to hear what you thought about this landmark JRPG soundtrack. What was your favorite song that we played? Did we miss your favorite tune? Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
We have a Discord Channel! Join us and chat about the show, share a random or obscure VGM song you love, or just chit chat with Mike and Justin about tacos! Join for free here: https://discord.gg/zWxDYfn
Thanks to all of our wonderful Patrons: Alex Messenger, Cam Werme, Chris Murray, Chris Myers, Chris Hart, Scott McElhone, Jordan & Anson Davis, Llama Adam, Peter Panda, Kung Fu Carlito, Bedroth, Nick Davis, MixxMaster, Jason SuperJES Dos, Brad Austin, Dan Laughton, Matthew Hannola, Jeremy Rutz and The Autistic Gamer 89. Become a Patron, get cool rewards, and more at http://www.Patreon.com/XVGMRadio
Our Twitter and Instagram are great ways to interact with us! Find us on there under our handle @XVGMRadio
If you’re an Apple Podcasts listener, please consider leaving a rating and a review to let us know how we’re doing! It also helps with getting the show to show up when others are searching for VGM!

TRACK LISTING:

Final Fantasy VII – Sony Playstation, 1997
Composed By: Nobuo Uematsu
Arrangements/Covers by Knight of the Round

Intro – “Prelude”
Knight of the Round – “Opening/Bombing Mission”
1 – “Hurry!”
2 – “Tifa’s Theme”
3 – “Turk’s Theme”
4 – “Rufus Welcoming Ceremony”
5 – “Underneath The Rotting Pizza”
6 – “Jenova Absolute”
7 – “Crazy Motorcycle”
8 – “Cid’s Theme”
9 – “Fiddle de Chocobo”
10 – “Highwind Takes To The Skies”
Knight of the Round – “One Winged Angel”