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May 20, 2019

Back before mainstream pop started sampling video game music willy-nilly, The Pixies went a step further and wholesale covered a VGM composition: the theme from NARC, a 1988 arcade game. This says as much about The Pixies as it does Brian Schmidt’s great soundtrack for this game, and in the scope of Singing Mountain’s series looking into the intersection of VGM and mainstream pop music, it’s an outlier in that the latter isn’t screwing over the former. This episode’s show notes: Listen to all VGM+POP episodes: Track listing: 0:07: Krak Street (Main Theme) / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 2:09: The Bridge / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 4:12: The Junkyard / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 6:04 The Pipeline / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 8:53: Sunset Strip / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 9:41: Where Is My Mind? / The Pixies 10:08: Velouria / The Pixies 11:01: Sunset Strip / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 11:38: Theme From NARC / The Pixies 13:23: Skyhich’s Nursery / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 16:32: The Nursery / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 17:30: The Inner Sanctum / NARC / Brian L. Schmidt 20:10: Title Theme / Black Knight 2000 / Brian Schmidt, Dan Forden and Steve Ritchie Drew on Twitter: Singing Mountain on Twitter: On Facebook: On iTunes: On Spotify: On Google Play: On Instagram: On SoundCloud: @singingmountain On YouTube: Official website: Patreon: TableCakes Productions: Subscribe to the newsletter: