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Jul 8, 2018

Dance-y. Synth-y. This is what nostalgia sounds like. Anyone who grew up in the 1980s knows that there’s a great deal of that era’s music echoed in video games. This episode looks at one style of ’80s music in particular — italo disco — and how it overlaps with video game music. And no worries if you’ve never heard of italo disco, I’ll explain it. And if you don’t care? Well, I made it easy to skip my explanation and just get to the goods. Track listing: 0:19: Disco Train / Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest / David Wise 4:10: Jimmy T’s Big Tipper / WareWare: Twisted! / Kenichi Nishimaki, Masanobu Matsunaga and Yasuhisa Baba 7:17: Polaris / Cyber People 8:35: I Wanna Fly Away / Blue Russell 10:03: Love Spy / Mike Mareen 11:21: Track 1 / Top Gear / Barry Leitch 16:23: Basement Melodies / Haunted Castle / Kenichi Matsubara and Masahiro Ikariko 19:38: Master of Water / Lagoon / Hideki Suzuki 23:29: Unbreakable Determination / Ninja Gaiden / Keiji Yamagishi and Ryuichi Nitta 25:44: Duke / Battle Arena Toshinden / Yasuhiro Nakano 29:47: Special Levels / Batman (Genesis) / Naoki Kodaka 33:29: Trade / Romancing Saga 3 / Kenji Ito 36:42: Dynamite Plant ~ Try Again (Bean’s Theme) / Sonic the Fighters / Maki Morrow and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi 40:44: BGM 1 / Shinobi (Arcade) / Yasuhiro Kawakami 41:53: Long Distance / The Revenge of Shinobi / Yuzo Koshiro 43:32: Idaten / Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master / Hirofumi Murasaki, Morihiko Akiyama and Masayuki Nagao 46:35: Love Will Never Die / Twinkle Star Sprites / Takao Oshima 50:02: Gorgonzola Goblins / Pocky & Rocky / Hiroyuki Iwatsuki 53:00: Under / Phantasy Star II / Tokuhiko Uwabo 55:31: DIsco / Shin Megami Tensei II / Tsukasa Masuko 58:34: Altered Beast / Altered Beast (Arcade) / Tohru Nakabayashi 62:45: Levels 5 & 6 / Dance Aerobics / Unknown Composer 65:23: Theme of Adol / Ys: Ancient Ys Vanished / Yuzo Koshiro 68:18: Morrigan / Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo / Takayuki Iwai (a.k.a. Anarchy Takapon) 70:05: 604800sec / Breath of Fire 3 / Yoshino Aoki and Akari Kaida 72:20: Wario Dance Company (Wii Dance) / WarioWare: Smooth Moves / Naoko Mitome, Masanobu Matsunaga and Yasuhisa Baba 74:40: Sentimental Solder / Valis II (PC-88) / Masahiro Kajihara Drew on Twitter: twitter.com/drewgmackie Singing Mountain on Twitter: https://twitter.com/singmopod On Facebook: www.facebook.com/singingmountainpod/ On iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/singi…ain/id1252832457 On Google Play: play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/…bs27wb6cqr24dlgl4 On Instagram: www.instagram.com/singingmountainpod/ On SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/singingmountain On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9f9iAcO1ZMTYVH91c2Jsyw Official website: https://singingmountainpod.com/