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Episode 90 – Nostalgic Themes

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Episode 90 – Nostalgic Themes

Nostalgia can be a powerful thing. Growing up in the 80s and 90s, there was plenty of stuff Mike and Justin reflected on in this episode from their youth. Though as always when they pick a topic, sometimes they approach the idea differently for fun results. Episode 90 is a perfect representation of this method of madness. Listen to the guys wax nostalgia when talking about retro television, cartoons and how the theme songs converted to video games. They also go over the composers on the original theme songs and their thoughts on comparing them. Mike gets goofy with the best anime ever (courtesy of the internet meme about Corey in the House), Justin shares his take on Dragon Ball Z’s music, Mike talks about college drinking games involving Power Rangers, and the guys collectively discuss sick days with Bob Barker, all on this memory-filled episode of XVGM Radio!
Big thank you to Candice of Candi’s Game Shrine for reprising her Jill Valentine role in this episode’s commercial! Check out her youtube and twitter here:
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/Candi_CGS
Special thanks to Patreon members Jordan and Anson Davis for their Patreon pick this episode! What was your favorite track? Your least favorite? What theme songs are YOU nostalgic for?  Shoot us an email at XVGMRadio@gmail.com or join in on the discussion at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/XVGMradio
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Intro – Tiny Toon Adventures – Buster Busts Loose (SNES – 1992) “Theme of Tiny Toon Adventures” Kazuhiko Uehara, Yukie Morimoto, Bruce Broughton (original)
1 – Batman The Animated Series (GB – 1993) “Title” Yoshiyuki Hagiwara, Yuko Kurahashi (Music Image) Danny Elfman (original)
2 – Aaahh! Real Monsters (GEN – 1995) “Title, Score” Greg Turner, Eric Swanson, Drew Neumann (original)
3 – Choujin Sentai Jetman (FC – 1991) “Title Screen” Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Hironobu Kageyama (original)
4 – Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (GB – 1994) “Title Screen & Boss Theme” Ron Wasserman (orig comp) Keisuke Nishino
5 – Zillion (SMS – 1987) “Pure Stone (Title Theme)” Tokuhiko Uwabo, Jun Irie(original)
6 – Dragon Ball Z – Supersonic Warriors (GBA – 2004) “Cha-La Head-Cha-La (Short)” Studio PJ Co. Ltd Hironobu Kageyama (original)
7 – Patreon Pick – Jordan/Anson Davis – The Price is Right (APL2 – 1990) “The Price is Right Theme” Wayne K. Hoy, Kevin Kruse (Programmers), Edd Kalehoff (original)
8 – Stone Protectors (SNES – 1994) “Main Theme” Steve Duckworth, Steve Zuckerman (original)
9 – Cory in the House (DS – 2008) “Main Theme” Chris Alan Lee and Scott Clausen (original composer) David Jaeden Conley (arranger)
10 – Disney’s Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2 (NES – 1993) “Title” Mark Mueller (Orig Comp), Jeff Pescetto (TV version), The JETS (extended version), Sachiko Oita, Akihiro Akamatsu, Minae Fujii

Episode 19 – No-Nostolgia Classics

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Episode 19 – No-Nostolgia Classics

Most video game music podcasts focus on bringing the nostalgia on hot and heavy. Normally, we partake in this ideology. After all, video games and specific VGM tracks are home to some of our warmest memories from childhood and on. Today, we’ll be diving into the unknown as we explore games we’re told are classics, and yet…we have little to no experience with the games or their soundtracks! Mike and Justin listen to tracks they may not necessarily agree on, compare one of the picks to the Duck Tales theme song and try to figure out what’s on an Aleste Salad (hint: It’s Extra Musha.) All on this extra-exploratory, no-nostalgia classics episode of XVGM Radio!
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Intro: Burning Rangers (SAT – 1998) “Burning Hearts (Burning ANGEL) – Japanese Version” Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (vocals), Naofumi Hataya, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru
1 – Secret of Mana (SNES – 1993) “The Little Sprite” Hiroki Kikuta
2 – Phantasy Star II (GEN – 1990) “Exciting Town”  Tokuhiko Uwabo
3 – M.U.S.H.A. (GEN – 1990) “Armed Armor” Toshiaki Sakoda
4 – Earthbound (SNES – 1995) “Battle Against Belch” Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka
5 – Final Fantasy 2 (IV) (SNES – 1991) “Overworld Theme” Nobuo Uematsu
6 – River City Ransom (NES – 1989) “Mid Boss(A Tougher Fight)” Kazuo Sawa
7 – Kirby’s Dream Land 2 (G -, 1995) “Coo The Owl”  Tadashi Ikegami, Hirokazu Ando
8 – Jumping Flash! (PS1 – 1995) “World 4-3 (Boss Turtle Machine)”  Takeo Miratsu
9 – New Adventure Island (TG16 – 1992) “Icy Forest (Stage 3-3)” Keiji Sakata
10 – Legend of Zelda: OoT (N64 – 1998) “Gerudo Valley”  Kōji Kondō