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Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast

Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast

By bedroth & Shootkapow

Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music!

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Episode 75: All's Well That Ends Well
Episode 75: All's Well That Ends Well
Greetings, game music lovers. Welcome to the penultimate episode of Very Good Music. We've beaten the big bad boss, and now it's time for a cutscene, epilogue, or some other small detour before the credits roll. We're not always sure where this last step of our journey will take us, but we know we'll be accompanied by some Very Good Music! Thanks again to our listeners and supporters who recommended tracks for this episode on Discord and Twitter! As always, we appreciate our amazing patrons who supported us for so long, as well as the artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/gfypDsuqFs Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm And you can find our other content in these places:  Shootkapow's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCheYf62G3VoUQHNdwl18TdA Shootkapow on Flat: https://flat.io/@boothkb0607 The Movie Bar: https://anchor.fm/moviebar Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Tracklist: Because I Love You - Earthbound - Hirokazu Ando - SNES, 1994 - Nintendo Ending Theme (Hard Mode) - TMNT IV: Turtles in Time - Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko - SNES, 1992 - Konami You're My Hero - Sonic 3d Blast - Jun Senoue - Sega Saturn, 1996 - Sega The Wake of Destruction - Mega Man X2 - Yuki Iwai - SNES, 1995 - Capcom Hall of Fame - Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver - Junichi Masuda, arr. Shota Kageyama - Nintendo DS, 2009 - Nintendo/Game Freak Wingding (Outro) - The Messenger: picnic Panic - Rainbowdragoneyes - Multiplatform, 2019 - Devolver Digital/Sabotage Studio Each to His Own World - Kirby's Return to Dream Land - Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa - Nintendo Wii, 2011 - Nintendo/HAL Laboratory Daybreak (Ending Theme) - Street Fighter Alpha 3 - Takayuki Iwai - Multiplatform, 1998 - Capcom Recommended by Lee Tyrell, writer, musician, podcaster (host of The Sound Test) and currently working on the Decent Land project. Find out more by visiting @decentdotland on Twitter. Lee's Medium Page: https://medium.com/@leetyrrell Ending (Olimar's Comeback) - Pikmin 3 Deluxe - Unknown Composer - Switch, 2020 - Nintendo Goodbye Geno - Super Mario RPG - Yoko Shimomura - SNES, 1996 - Nintendo/Square Blooper Reel: End Game (Sweet Little Dead Bunny) - Doom - Bobby Prince - MS-DOS, 1993 - id Software Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:11:51
November 10, 2022
Episode 74: I'm the Boss!
Episode 74: I'm the Boss!
Greetings, game music lovers. Welcome to the second of our final four official episodes. We've made our way through the final level, and now it's time to face the big bad boss! We don't know exactly what we'll be facing - a giant turtle-dragon, an even genius with a penchant for roboticization, or a one-winged angel, but we know we're in for some Very Good Music! Thanks again to our listeners and supporters who recommended tracks for this episode on Discord and Twitter! As always, we appreciate our amazing patrons who supported us for so long, as well as the artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/gfypDsuqFs Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm And you can find our other content in these places:  Shootkapow's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCheYf62G3VoUQHNdwl18TdA Shootkapow on Flat: https://flat.io/@boothkb0607 The Movie Bar: https://anchor.fm/moviebar Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Tracklist: Play-In: Premonition - Final Fantasy VIII - Nobuo Uematsu - PlayStation, 1999 - Square (Bryan  I'm the Boss - Power Overwhelming - Big Bad Bosses (Remix by DJ Cutman) - Original Album, 2015 - Remix by GameChops, 2016 One Winged Angel - Final Fantasy VII - Nobuo Uematsu - PlayStation, 1997 - Square Hymn of Light - Child of Light - Cœur de pirate (Béatrice Martin) - Multiplatform, 2014 - Ubisoft  RE-VGM: https://re-vgm.blubrry.net/ Radiance - Hollow Knight - Christopher Larkin - Multiplatform, 2017 - Team Cherry Todesengel (Angel of Death) - SaGa Frontier 2 - Masashi Hamauzu - PlayStation, 1999 - Square  VGMPorium: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMYBTQsYS8AmE3Tv-v35ySg CROWNED - Kirby's Return to Dream Land - Hirokazu Ando & Jun Ishkawa - Wii, 2011 - Nintendo The Unexpected Enemy - Panzer Dragoon II Zwei - Yayoi Wachi - Sega Saturn, 1996 - Sega  Transcending, Overpowering, Everlasting - Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - Tristan Alric - Multiplatform, 2019 - developed by Moonsprout Games, published by Dangen Entertainment Final Boss (Are You the True Form of Darkness?) - Mystic Ark - Akihiko Mori - Super Famicom, 1995 - Enix  Twitter: @ReddMcKnight Live and Learn - Sonic Adventure 2 - Composition and guitar by Jun Senoue, lyrics and vocals by Johnny Gioeli, performed by Crush 40) - Multiplatform, 2001 - Sega Rebirth - Fantasian - Nobuo Uematsu - Mobile, 2021 - Mistwalker (Brandon Specktor) Twitter: @BeardSpeck Blooper Reel: Gank-Plank Galleon - Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - SNES, 1994 - Rare/Nintendo Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:40:46
October 03, 2022
Episode 73: Last Levels
Episode 73: Last Levels
Greetings, game music lovers. Here we are at the beginning of our final four official episodes. You have joined Shootkapow and me on quite an adventure on this father/kid VGM road trip, but our quest isn't over yet! It's time to enjoy some Very Good Music from last levels and final areas. Thanks to all of our listeners and supporters who recommended tracks for this episode on Discord and Twitter! As always, we appreciate our amazing patrons who supported us for so long, as well as the artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/gfypDsuqFs Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm And you can find our other content in these places:  Shootkapow's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCheYf62G3VoUQHNdwl18TdA Shootkapow on Flat: https://flat.io/@boothkb0607 The Movie Bar: https://anchor.fm/moviebar BGMania Alberto Gonzalez Interview: https://anchor.fm/bgmania/episodes/Composer-Appreciation-Alberto-Jos-Gonzlez-w-An-Interview-e1n95a3/a-a6olb4h Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Tracklist: Play-In: Within These Castle Walls - Castlevania II: Simon's Quest - Kenichi Matsubara, Satoe Terashima, & Kouji Murata - Famicom/NES, 1987 - Konami Nerd Noise Radio: http://nerdnoiseradio.blogspot.com/ Wily Fortress 3 - Mega Man 3 - Yasuaki Fujita - NES, 1990 - Capcom Stage 7: Amarna - Pharaoh Rebirth+ - Peposoft - Steam, 2016 - KROBON Station/Degica Kotaku article by UtopiaNemo: https://kotaku.com/pharaoh-rebirth-has-that-nostalgic-playstation-sound-1847419303 Peposoft Website: http://www.peposoft.com/ Castle Theme - New Super Mario Bros. Wii- Shiho Fujii - Wii, 2009 - Nintendo Final Stage - Rave Master: Fighting Live - Toshihisa Furusawa - GameCube, 2002 - Konami Hammock's Website: https://www.kvgmradio.com/ Another Dimension - Kirby's Return to Dream Land - Jun Ishikawa - Wii, 2011 - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo A Melody to Break the Curse (Music Box Future) - The Messenger - Rainbowdragoneyes - Multiplatform, 2018 - Sabotage Studio/Devolver Digital VGM Journey: https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney Hyrule Castle (Exterior) - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Manaka Kataoka - Wii-U/Switch, 2017 - Nintendo Ignition - Sega Rally Championship - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (arr. for Saturn by Takayuki Hijikata) - Saturn, 1995 - Sega (electricBoogaloo) Within the Giant - Final Fantasy IV - Nobuo Uematsu (arr. for DS by Junya Nakano) - DS, 2007 - Matrix Software/Square Enix The Gate of Finis - Octopath Traveler - Yasunori Nishiki - Multiplatform, 2018 - Square Enix  Mustin's Website: https://www.mustinenterprises.com/ Blooper Reel: Undertale - Undertale - Toby Fox - Multiplatform, 2015 - Toby Fox Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:19:22
September 06, 2022
Episode 72-3: ProfJeff's Masters of VGM
Episode 72-3: ProfJeff's Masters of VGM
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM.  Part 2 was originally intended to be a one-episode listener recap. Instead, it evolved into three parts of its own! In this third and final episode you're in for some Very Good Music as Bedroth and his guest discuss ProfJeff's Masters of VGM! Thanks as always to our amazing artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on Anchor or Spotify and while you're at it, please rate and review the show and subscribe and to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Track List: Red Hot Skull - Sonic Adventure - Jun Senoue - Sonic Team/Sega - Multi-Platform, 1998 Concept of Love (Concept of Passion Remix) - Ollie King - Hideki Naganuma - Amusement Vision/Sega - Arcade, 2004 Pink Sadism (Haruka's Theme) - Senran Kagura Estival Versus - Mutsumi Ishimura - Tamsoft/Marvelous - PS4/Vita, 2015 MUST DIE (Susano Theme) - BlazBlue: Central Fiction - Daisuke Ishiwatari (also recommended by listener Muddle MADness) - Arc System Works - Multi-Platform, 2015 Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
48:20
August 13, 2022
Episode 72-2: Masters of VGM Listener Showcase
Episode 72-2: Masters of VGM Listener Showcase
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM.  Part 2 was originally intended to be a one-episode listener recap. Instead, it evolved into three parts of its own! In this episode, the second of the three, we start by featuring blocks of tracks suggested by keyglyph (including a special cameo from key!) and VGM uber-fan UtopiaNemo. Then, Prof Jeff joins Bedroth again to discuss 12 tracks recommended by VGM podcast listeners - all of which are, of course Very Good Music. Join us for Part 2-3 tomorrow for ProfJeff's Masters of VGM! Thanks as always to our amazing artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on Anchor or Spotify and while you're at it, please rate and review the show and subscribe and to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! I don't want to spoil the content of this episode, so I won't be listing tracks, but here are the composers we'll feature, along with who recommended them: Miki Higashino - keyglyph Tomomi Otani, Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Dean Evans, and Olivier Deriviere - UtopiaNemo  Kenji Yamamoto - Ganon11 Kenji Ito - InspectorSpecktor Ryu Umemoto - UtopiaNemo, Hammock, Mike Levy, and Rayjkayj Ryu Takami - Rayjkayj Masayoshi Soken - Ayymart Yasuhiro Kawakami - Hammock Jack Wall - ThePirateZee Jeremy Soule - ThePirateZee Yasuhisa Watanabe - Electric Boogaloo Masaya Matsuura - Naomi Rubin Tomoyuki Uchida - Naomi Rubin Christopher Tin - Martyrus Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:08:31
August 12, 2022
Episode 72-1: Bedroth's MoVGM Honorable Mentions
Episode 72-1: Bedroth's MoVGM Honorable Mentions
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM.  Part 2 was originally intended to be a one-episode listener recap. Instead, it evolved into three parts of its own! In this episode, the first of the three, Prof Jeff joins the party to help discuss Bedroth's honorable mentions for the event - composers who didn't quite make his Mount Rushmore, but still deserve recognition for their Very Good Music. Join us for Part 2-2 tomorrow for the listener showcase event, featuring additional commentary by ProfJeff and a cameo from the wonderful keyglyph of The VGM Jukebox and Sound Test Roulette podcasts! Thanks as always to our amazing artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on Anchor or Spotify and while you're at it, please rate and review the show and subscribe and to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Track List: In-Game Music - Treasure Island Dizzy - Allister Brimble - Oliver Twins/Codemasters - ZX Spectrum, 1989 Lunar - Lunar: The Silver Star - Noriyuki Iwadare - Game Arts/Working Designs - Sega CD, 1992 Megalovania - Undertale - Toby Fox - Multi-Platform, 2015 Las Vegas - Top Gear - Barry Leitch - Gremlin Graphics/Kemco - SNES, 1992 Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
38:42
August 11, 2022
Episode 71: Masters of VGM Recap - Part 1
Episode 71: Masters of VGM Recap - Part 1
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM. But how did it happen? And who ended up on the list? There are too many composers for me to list here (literally - word count wouldn't even allow me to list all the names, let alone attribute the songs we're playing or the games we're from), so you'll have to listen to this recap to find out. But trust us - everything is 100% very good music! Join us for part 2 some time this week to hear some of our listeners' choices for the Masters of VGM event! Thanks as always to our amazing artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on Anchor or Spotify and while you're at it, please rate and review the show and subscribe and to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:36:50
July 31, 2022
Bonus Episode 11: VGMVGM Presents O Som do Cartucho's Masters of VGM!
Bonus Episode 11: VGMVGM Presents O Som do Cartucho's Masters of VGM!
Greetings, Gamers! On this special bonus episode of Very Good Music, Bedroth is proud to present his VGM podcasting colleague Andre, host of the Brazilian O Som do Cartucho podcast! As one of only three international podcasts joining the event, and as the only podcast whose regular episodes have been released entirely in a language other than English, “Cartridge’s Sound” definitely lends a unique flavor to the proceedings. There was a bit of confusion at first as to whether this episode would be posted on the BGMania thread or the Very Good Music thread. However, since VGMVGM won’t be posting another regular episode for at least a couple weeks, and BGMania has a full slate of episodes for July, we opted to present it for you here. We hope you enjoy one of the final episodes in the inaugural Masters of VGM event! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/gfypDsuqFs Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  Check out O Som do Cartucho at https://www.osomdocartucho.com.br/ (website and podcast are in Portuguese) Check out the Masters of VGM at mastersofvgm.com or @MastersofVGM on Twitter! Track List: Funky Writer “Hangar” - Jesper Kyd - Sub-Terrania/Red Zone - Sega Genesis Stage 3 - Naoki Kodaka - Journey to Silius - NES Stage 4-1 “Gotham City Streets 2” & Stage 5 “In the Sky Over Gotham City” - Naoki Kodaka - Batman - Sega Genesis Across the Tube (Round 3) - Ayako Saso - Rolling Thunder 2 - Arcade Snow - Ayako Saso - Dirt Dash - Arcade Desert - Masashi Kageyama - Robot Construction R.C. - Sharp X68000 Good Night (True End) - Masashi Kageyama - Gimmick! - NES Special thanks to the Friends of the Show: ProfJeff "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube Martyrus, host of the RE-VGM Podcast SprintCade Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
32:50
July 06, 2022
Episode 70: Super Turbo Hyper Ultra VGM Robot Go!!!
Episode 70: Super Turbo Hyper Ultra VGM Robot Go!!!
Episode 70: Super Turbo Hyper Ultra VGM Robot Go!!! Greetings, game music lovers! In this episode, This month, Bedroth is exploring an area of popular culture he's not all that familiar with - giant robots! He has asked his friends ProfJeff and Kung Fu Carlito, who are regular experts in the subject matter, to serve as his guides through this SUPER EXCITING corner of nerddom in search of some Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist: Metal Beat - Metal Masters - Game Boy/Atari ST/AmigaOS, 1990 - Composer: Alberto Jose Gonzalez Go! Vulkaiser! - Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser - PC, 2015 - Composer: SAK - Lyrics: Sakeo - Vocals: Yasubara Hataro Mazinkaiser - Super Robot Taisen Alpha - PS1, 2000 - Composer: Chumei Watanabe - Vocals: Ichiro Mizuki  Wings - Metallic Child - Switch/PC, 2021 - Composer: Kim Hyun Office - Ninja Warriors Once Again - Switch/PS4, 2019  - Composer: Hiroyuki Iwatsuki  Giant Beast - Stonefly - Multi-platfoform, 2021 - Composer: Natureboy Flako A Despair-filled Farewell - Shadow of the Colossus - PS Series, 2005 - Composer: Kow Otani  Boss Battle - Rocket Knight Adventures - Sega Genesis, 1993 - Composers: Masanori Oouchi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane, Masanori Adachi, and Hiroshi Kobayashi I Am Impact- Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon - Nintendo 64, 1997 - Composers: Shigeru Araki, Yusuke Kato, Saiko Miki, Yasumasa Kitagawa - Vocals:  Ichiro Mizuki  Inherit the Stars - Daemon X Machina - Switch/PC, 2019 - Composer: Akihiko Ishikawa I Take Hold - Risk System - Multi-platform, 2019 - Composer: Chris Ekins  Blooper Reel Tracks: Sunset - Tech Romancer - Arcade/Dreamcast, 1998 - Composer: Yuki Iwai Hot Wind! Fierce Wind! (Cybuster Theme) - Super Robot Wars OG Gaiden - PlayStation 2, 2007 - Composer: Shinichi Tanaka - Arranger: Ryo Yonemitsu Special thanks to our Patrons: Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube SprintCade "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube Martyrus, host of the RE-VGM Podcast Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:25:37
June 18, 2022
Episode 69: Very Nice Music
Episode 69: Very Nice Music
Well, everyone, we've made it. This is the big one. Not 50. Not 100. Not an anniversary. Episode 69. Nice. In all seriousness, we're not doing anything naughty on this episode. Quite the contrary - Bedroth and Shootkapow have invited Dusklight back onto the show to discuss music from games that are just...nice. We hope you enjoy this very special helping of Very Nice Music. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist: Sweden - Minecraft - Daniel Rosenfield (C418) - Mojang/Microsoft C418's Bandcamp: https://c418.bandcamp.com/ Tube Town - Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Nintendo Tomoya's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/TomoyaTomitaMusic Golf: Results - Wii Sports - Kazumi Totaka - Nintendo Stratosphere - Journey of the Broken Circle - Andrew Rohrmann (scntfc) - Lovable Hat Cult scntfc's Bandcamp: https://scntfc.bandcamp.com/  Boss Battle 1 - Miitopia - Toshiyuki Sudo, Shinji Ushiroda, Yumi Takahashi, Megumi Inoue - Nintendo Calico Desert - Stardew Valley - Eric Barone (ConcernedApe) - Independent ConcernedApe's Bandcamp: https://concernedape.bandcamp.com/ Somewhere in the Woods - A Short Hike - Mark Sparling - Adam Robinson-Yu (Independent) Mark's Bandcamp: https://marksparling.bandcamp.com/ The Final Fall - Fall Guys - Jukio Kallio - Mediatonic/Devolver Digital/Epic Jukio's Website: https://jukiokallio.com/ Hang Glider - Pilotwings 64 - Dan Hess - Nintendo Dan's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=24306210 Hello? - A Short Hike - Mark Sparling - Adam Robinson-Yu (Independent) Otherside - Minecraft: Caves & Cliffs - Lena Raine - Mojang/Microsoft Lena's Bandcamp: https://radicaldreamland.bandcamp.com/ Route 22: Fireflow Volcano - New Pokemon Snap - Hiroki Hashimoto Blooper Reel: Flyswatter: Level 1 - Mario Paint - Hirokazu Tanaka, Ryoji Yoshitomi, Kazumi Totaka Under-music: Mysterious - Mario Paint Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:24:47
May 28, 2022
Episode 68: Setting Sail with Shootkapow
Episode 68: Setting Sail with Shootkapow
Ahoy, Game Music Lovers! Shootkapow is back again as the two of us set sail on the High Seas of VGM Goodness! Last year we brought you some excellent train tracks. Watergoing vessels may not ride on tracks, but they can still delever fathomless amounts of Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist: Intro - Kapp'n Song - Aninal Crossing: New Horizons - Kazumi Totaka, Yasuaki Iwata, Yumi Takahashi, Shinobu Nagata, Sayako Doi, and Masato Ohashi - Nintento (Switch, 2020) The Great Sea - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - Kenta Nagata - Nintendo (Wii-U, 2013) Dire Dire Docks / Jolly Roger Bay - Super Mario 64 - Koji Kondo - Nintendo (N64, 1996) Acid Tunnel of Love - Deltarune Chapter 2 - Toby Fox - Independent (Multi-Platform, 2021) Flea and Ozzie (Nautical Mix) - You Must Build a Boat - Daverd and Troupe Gammage - EightyEightGames (Mobile/PC, 2015) Boat Buds - A Short Hike - Mark Sparling - Adam Robinson-Yu (Multi-Platform, 2019) Bumper Boat Battle - Six Flags Fun Park - Elik Alvarez and Freddy Sheinfeld - Ubisoft (Wii, 2009) S. S. Anne - Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen - Junichi Masuda, arr. Go Ichinose - Nintendo/The Pokemon Company (Game Boy Advance, 2004) Sailing to Scaraba - EarthBound - Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka - Nintendo (Super NES, 1994) Daisy Cruiser - Mario Kart 7 - Kenta Nagata - Nintendo (3DS, 2011) Skull and Crossbones - Turtles in Time - Mutsuhiko Izumi - Tsutomu Ogura (cover by Lame Genie feat. Whang!) - Capcom (Arcade/Super NES, 1991) Check out Whang!'s Channel: https://youtube.com/WhangWhangWhang Support Lame Genie (TMNT album coming soon!): https://lamegenie.bandcamp.com Blooper Reel: Gang-Plank Galleon - Donkey Kong Country - David Wise - Nintendo (Super NES, 1994) Background Music: A Star to Sail By - Sea of Thieves - Robin Beanland - Microsoft Studios (Windows/Xbox Series, 2018) Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:10:01
May 04, 2022
Episode 67: Pikuniku (with Flare and Luna)
Episode 67: Pikuniku (with Flare and Luna)
This week, Bedroth is joined by his two youngest daughters, Flare and Luna. The kids have been very excited to do their first podcast, and after a lot of back-and-forth, decided to talk about one of their favorite games to play together: Pikuniku. The game, released in 2019 by Devolver Digital and developed by French-British indie collective Sectordub, stars a strange, red, ovoid creature named Piku (whose orange counterpart, Niku, is the avatar for player 2), as he takes on the megalomaniacal Mr. Sunshine, who wants to strip the land of all its resources, which he will use to hatch an even more nefarious plot. The single-player mode is a puzzle-platforming adventure, while the two-player mode includes both a cooperative adventure and competitive mini-games. The clever, lighthearted soundtrack by Calum Boen (sometimes known simply as Bo En)perfectly complimentes the simple, childlike art style designed by Arnaud De Bock (also the game's creator) and the quirky, humorous story by Remi Forcadel. You can find Calum at https://www.youtube.com/user/calumbowen and http://bo-en.info/, and you can check out (and purchase!) the Pikuniku soundtrack at https://calumbowen.bandcamp.com/album/pikuniku-original-soundtrack. For more about the soundtrack, check out Kate Remington's interview with Calum on Music Respawn: http://www.respawnshow.com/home-1/2019/2/7/calum-bowens-funny-lighthearted-soundtrack-for-pikuniku Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist: The Mountain Village Free Money! El Bunko King of the Dancefloor Run! Underground Friends Mother's Lullaby Don't Fall! The Sun Is Shining Everything's Gonna Be Okay Bonus Track: Enter The Mine Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:12:00
April 15, 2022
Episode 66: Cuphead (With Lemon Boy)
Episode 66: Cuphead (With Lemon Boy)
This week, Bedroth and Shootkapow are joined by Shootkapow's little brother, whose podcast personal is "Lemon Boy". Lemon Boy has made a couple of brief appearances before, but this time he is bringing his 10 favorite tracks from a game that has been taking up a lot of his attention: Cuphead! The 2017 indie sensation, developed and published by Studio MDHR, the company started by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, became famous for its unique visual aesthetic inspired by classic robber-hose animation style, as well as its high degree of difficulty. Also highly praised is the game's soundtrack, composed by Ontario jazz musician Kristofer Maddigan and performed by live jazz and big band musicians. If you enjoy this showcase of Very Good Music from Cuphead, you can reach out to us in any of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist: Don't Deal With the Devil Ruse of an Ooze Aviary Action Threatenin' Zeppelin The Mausoleum Botanic Panic Shootin n' Lootin Inkwell Isle Three Railroad Wrath Floral Fury Sugarland Shimmy Blooper Reel: Die House & All Bets Are Off Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:36:04
March 19, 2022
2022 State of the Podcast
2022 State of the Podcast
An announcement about some things happening in our world and the world of the podcast. Background Music: Super Training! - Pokemon X & Y  -  Shota Kageyama Things Mentioned in the Show: The Movie Bar - https://anchor.fm/moviebar The Literate Pixel - https://anchor.fm/literatepixelpodcast VGM Journey - https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney BGMania - https://rpgera.com/blog/category/podcasts/bgmania/ Talk to Us: https://twitter.com/vgmpod https://twitter.com/shootkapow Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6r-B1UHRbvZ5tcEGQHvrCg
07:00
January 31, 2022
Bonus Episode 10: The Very Best Music of the Podcast (2021 Edition)
Bonus Episode 10: The Very Best Music of the Podcast (2021 Edition)
Greetings, Gamsers, and welcome to the Very Best Music of the podcast in 2021! This episode is packed with some of our favorite tunes from this year. It's been such a great year for the show. Very good listeners, very good guests, and, as this episode showcases better than any words I could say - VERY GOOD MUSIC! Thanks so much for making 2021 a little more bearable. We're excited to see what 2022 holds! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is now proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist: Play-in: Studiopolis Act 1 - Sonic Mania - Tee Lopes (I couldn't download the cover Shootkapow metioned, but here's where you can listen to it: https://youtu.be/19YPbJl_hVs) Las Vegas - Top Gear - Barry Leitch Newer York - Aura - Shootkapow Let's Live in a Lovely Cemetery - IKUSAAAAAAAN! - ZUN, arr. Eru (originally from Touhou 13: Ten Desires) Polargeist - Geometry Dash - DJVI Boss (Gorilla Grodd) - Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame - Jake Kaufman Super Mario World - Ending/Credits - Koji Kondo Wastelands Loader (Live at Underworld with the Fastloaders) - The Last Ninja (performance from 2016) Mechanical Rhythm - Xenoblade Chronicles DE - ACE+ (Tomori Kudo, CHiCO, and Kenji Hiramatsu) The Office Theme - Gremlins 2 - Naoki Kodaka Activate! Burning Phase - Inazuma Eleven - Yasunori Mitsuda Driver's Delight - Wangan Midnight Maxium Tune - Yuzo Koshiro Mount Magmeow - Bowser's Fury - Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi Catlandia - A Spark in the Air - Ryan Steel Mega Man 3 - Title Theme - Yasuaki Fujita Attack of the Killer Queen from DELTARUNE Chapter 2 by Toby Fox, Lena Raine, and Marcy Nabors Fatalize - Tales of Symphonia - Motoi Sakuraba (GameCube/PS2, 2003, Namco) The Sandy Beach of Gumbo/Ganbo (Love Theme) - Grandia - Noriyuki Iwadare Watery Graves (Slow) - Plants vs. Zombies - Laura Shigihara THE WORLD REVOLVING - DELTARUNE Chapter 2 - Toby Fox Gambit's Theme - X-Men vs. Street Fighter (XvSF) – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Takehara Mothiva’s Grand Stand! – Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - Tristan Alric Play-Out/Blooper: Password - Mega Man X - Toshihiko Horiyama Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:11:35
December 31, 2021
Christmas 2021 Announcement
Christmas 2021 Announcement
Hi everyone! No episode this week. Just a great piece of winter music by Grant Kirkhope from 1998's Banjo-Kazooie, remixed and remastered for Grant's 2021 album Re-Jiggyed! And a brief announcement. Merry Christmas to you and yours. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, or don't celebrate it today, then happy December 25th! Love, Bedroth (@VGMPod) and Shootkapow (@shootkapow) 
04:12
December 25, 2021
Episode 4-12: What If Very Good Music...Had Brentalfloss???
Episode 4-12: What If Very Good Music...Had Brentalfloss???
This week, Bedroth and Shootkapow are joined by the one and only Brent Black, who became famous under his Internet persona "Brentalfloss" by asking one simple question: What if video games...had lyrics?" Brent is a talented musician and composer in his own right, and he's also an incredibly charming, funny, and nice guy. We hope you enjoy this epic 3-hour conversation covering everything from Mario and Zelda to Ducktales and Shovel Knight to...Flavoured Cats? Whether it's an inspiration, an arrangment, or an original, every tune you'll hear, as always, is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is now proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist Intro - Floss Man Theme 2013 Remix - Brentalfloss - 2013 16:15 - Mega Man 3 - Title Theme - Yasuaki Fujita - Capcom, NES, 1990 30:06 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past - Ending Theme (Beautiful Hyrule) - Koji Kondo - Nintendo, SNES, 1991 37:26 - DuckTales - The Moon - Hiroshige Tonomura - Capcom, NES, 1989 52:33 - Final Fantasy Main Theme (Orchestral Performance by the London Philharmonic) - Nobuo Uematsu - Square, NES, 1987 1:01:44 - Super Mario World - Ending/Credits - Koji Kondo - Nintendo, SNES, 1990 1:13:19 - Final Fantasy IV - New Orleans Remix - Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Brentalfloss - Square, SNES (as Final Fantasy II), 1991  1:31:21 - Super Mario Sunshine Without Lyrics - Koji Kondo, arr. Brentalfloss - Nintendo, GameCube, 2002 1:47:37 - Shovel Knight Without Lyrics - Jake "Virt" Kaufman, arr. Brentalfloss - Yacht Club Games, Various Platforms, 2014 2:11:49 - Flavoured Cats (cancelled game) - Winter Athletic Theme - Brent Black 2:22:59 - Buck & Miles - Haunted Valley - Brent Black - Astrojone, In Development 2:33:26 - Default Dan - Ending Credits - Brent Black - Kikiwik Games, Steam, 2015 Blooper Reel: Chicken Knights Soundtrack - Brent Black - Jack Klein, Mobile/Steam (Demo), 2016 Buy Brent's Stuff: https://brentalfloss.bandcamp.com/ | http://useyourwords.lol/ Subscribe to Brent on YouTube: www.youtube.com/brentalfloss Follow Brent on Twitter: www.twitter.com/brentalfoss Check out Brent's Musical: www.twitter.com/uastpm Check out Brent & Kate's Question Box podcast (NSFW): http://questionbox.libsyn.com/rss Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
03:01:14
December 18, 2021
Episode 4-11: A Rare Talent - Grant Kirkhope with ProfJeff
Episode 4-11: A Rare Talent - Grant Kirkhope with ProfJeff
Greetings, Gamers! It's Episode 11 of Season 4 and you know what that means - it's ProfJeff time! Jeff has joined us to talk about a composer whose work is special to all three of us: Grant Kirkhope. Kirkhope has been composing music for games for over 25 years, and we're bringing you an eclectic mix of his work, from famed classics like Banjo-Kazooie to a recent album of unused tracks. As always, everything you'll hear is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is now proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist Play-in: Banjo-Kazooie Main Theme cover by Hugo Junstrand https://youtu.be/dxqps72dO5Q 8: 03 - Treasure Trove Cove - Project: Dream - Rare, SNES, Unreleased 13:36 - Gobi's Valley - Banjo-Kazooie - Rare/Nintendo, N64, 1998 20:39 - The Sands of Mystery (Angry Aztec) - DK64 - Rare/Nintendo, N64, 1999 31:27 - Chicago Stealth - Perfect Dark - Rare, N64, 2000 40:15 - Fight - Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - 38 Studios/Big Huge Games/EA/THQ, multiple consoles, 2012 50:51 - Shadow Soldier - Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z - Spark Unlimited/Tecmo Koei, PS3/360/Windows, 2014 59:00 - Fractal Aquilon - Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide - Firaxis Games/2K Games, Windows, 2015 1:06:20 - Hot Start, Cold Finish - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Ubisoft, Switch, 2017 1:08:42  Spooky Skirmish - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle 1:17:46 - Match 4 - Bringing Back Golden Eye (motion picture) - Dan Guest/Jim Miskell, 2021 1:23:25 - Swashes - Minecraft Dungeons (Hidden Depths DLC) - Mojang/Double Eleven/Xbox Game Studios, Modern Consoles, 2020  1:36:01 - Zombies in the Snow - REJECTED - Album of unused music, 2021 https://grantkirkhope.bandcamp.com/album/rejected Blooper Reel: Rain Dance (Mumbo's Moment of Triumph) - Project Dream Special Feature: The Egg Nog Song Rob Paulsen Interviews the Justice League: https://youtu.be/P0IDnv1x8R8 Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:01:47
December 11, 2021
Episode 4-10: From Minnesota to Melee to Mother: Shogo Sakai with RJ
Episode 4-10: From Minnesota to Melee to Mother: Shogo Sakai with RJ
Greetings, Gamers! This time, we are joined by Shootkapow's good friend (and game developing partner) RJ! RJ's been recommending songs for the show for over a year, and we're really excited to have him on to talk about one of his favorite composers, Shogo Sakai! Sakai isn't quite as well-known as some of the others we've discussed this season, nor is he as prolific as far as the number of games he's composed. However, he's been involved in the VGM scene for over 30 years, and his work on the massive (and beloved) soundtrack to Mother 3 has made him famous in at least the VGM fandom. And as always, everything we're bringing from his discography is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Very Good Music is now proudly affiliated with RPGEra.com (https://rpgera.com/)! Check them out for lots of great content, including articles, videos, and podcasts covering a variety of pop culture topics! Playlist Play-In: Opening - Super Smash Bros. Melee - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - GameCube - 2001 Melee Vector U Remix (played under first round of discussion): https://youtu.be/KNQ8I80N4-M 10:16 - Unknown Track (Track 3) - Tantei Jingūji Saburō: Toki no Sugiyuku Mama ni - Data East - Famicom - 1990 16:42 - The Fine Draw - Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend - Data East - Sega Genesis - 1995 25:47 - Menu 2 - Super Smash Bros. Melee - HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - GameCube - 2001 31:19 - Fantasy Meadows - Kirby Air Ride - HAL/Nintendo - GameCube - 2003 From Mother 3 - Brownie Brown/HAL Laboratory/Nintendo - Game Boy Advance - 2006: 42:13 - Mind of a Thief 48:12 - Adolescence (Toilet Cow's Recommendation) 1:03:08 - A Certain Someone's Memories (originally by Keiichi Suzuki, arranged for Mother 3 by Sakai) 1:12:01 - Sixteen Melodies/Love Theme 1:22:27 - Porky's Theme - Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Sora Ltd/Nintendo - Wii - 2008 1:27:44 - Kirby Mass Attack - HAL/Nintendo - Nintendo DS - 2011 1:34:16 - Watch Out for That Sloth - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - HAL/Nintendo - 2015 1:41:04High School - Part Time UFO - HAL/Nintendo - iOS/Android/Switch - 2017/2020 Blooper Reel: Minnesota Fats: Pool Legend: Merry-Go-Round; Part Time UFO: Farm/Circus, Mother 3: Fun Bazaar/Fun Shopping/Fairies/we humming; Kirby Mass Attach: Dedede Pachinko, Fun Castle, Well Played Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey The Last Rican, host of VGM Fight Club and Senpai's Playlist Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:04:35
December 04, 2021
Bonus Episode 9: Our Compositions
Bonus Episode 9: Our Compositions
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we treat you to some Very Good Music composed by...us???  That's right! Bedroth and Shootkapow are also composers! Shoot has composed much more than her dad has - over 180 scores! - but they both still had enough to bring seven tracks to the table. Hopefully you'll all enjoy them. After all, this is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! The playlist this week features videos we uploaded especially for this episode. If you want to check out the rest of our work, just follow those links to see Shootkapow's account at Flat.io and Bedrot's Soundcould. Play-in: Anti-Chronon Base - Aura (Shootkapow) Bedroth 1: 5:06 - Title/Map Screen - Three Friends (nonexistent game that Bedroth used as inspiration) 8:32 - Sewer/Arcade Stage - Three Friends 10:51 - Fun Park Stage - Three Friends Shootkapow 1: 22:13 - Final Caverns - Aura (Mother-inspired game being deveoped by Shoot's friend RJ) 24:55 - Newer York - Aura 27:05 - Last Stand: End the Void - Aura Bedroth 2: 36:50 - Sylvan Dance/Forest Stage - Three Friends 38:30 - Thunder Elemental/Storm Stage - Three Friends 40:08 - Final Boss - Three Friends Shootkapow 2: 45:52 - Circuit Man Stage (Mega Man-style compostion) 47:30 - Trainer Battle (Pokemon-style composition) 38:52 - Swamp Man Stage (Mega Man-style composition) 1:00:38 - Play-out: All Is Well/End Credits - Three Friends (Bedroth) Blooper Reel: Bonus Stage - Three Friends (Bedroth) Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:04:27
November 20, 2021
Episode 4-9: The Metal Master from Oz, Mick Gordon with The Messenger
Episode 4-9: The Metal Master from Oz, Mick Gordon with The Messenger
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we are joined by the patron saint of VGM Podcasts, Alex Messenger, to discuss the work of the man who composed the music for the realm of demons in Doom and Doom Eternal: Michael John "Mick" Gordon! Gordon is well known for his hardcore musical style to modern re-imaginings of classic franchises like Killer Instinct, Wolfenstein, and the aforementioned Doom. He also happens to be Alex's favorite composer. We talk about all of that and more, and, as always, we play some Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: (all tracks composed by Mick Gordon alone unless noted elsewhere) Play-in: At Doom's Gate - Originally by Bobby Prince, heavily adapted by Gordon for Doom - id Software/Bethesda Softworks - multiple consoles- 2016 8:37 - Title Theme - Nicktoons: Attack of the Toybots - Blue Tongue Entertainmnet/Natsume/Firemint/THQ - multiple consoles - 2007 14:36 - Sexi (Free Roam 1) - Need for Speed: World - Quicklime Games/Electronic Arts - Windows - 2010 23:58 - Everything Is Going to Be Okay (Intro Theme) - Prey - Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks - Windows/PS4/Xbox One - 2017 30:48 - Damnation - Doom - id Software/Bethesda Softworks - multiple consoles- 2016 40:25 - Toska-9 - LawBreakers - Windows/PS4 - 2017 47:35 - The New Order - Wolfenstein: The New Order - MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks - multiple consoles - 2014 55:25 - Mesquite, Texas - Wolfenstein: The New Colossus - MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks - multiple consoles - 2017 1:06:45 - Meathook - Doom Eternal - id Software/Bethesda Softworks - multiple consoles - 2020 1:17:25 - Type-03 (Fulgore's Theme) - Killer Instinct - Double Helix Games/Microsoft - Xbox One/Windows - 2013 1:27:51 - Inferno (Cinder's Theme) - Killer Instinct, Season 2 - Iron Galaxy/Microsoft - Xbox One/Windows - 2014 - feat. LittleVMills on guitar, includes arranged portions of "Trailblazer" theme by Robin Beanland Blooper Reel: Changeover Day (performed by Die Kafer) - Wolfenstein: The New Colossus - MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks - multiple consoles - 2017 - written and composed by Mick Gordon & Alex Pfeffer Mick's Website: https://mick-gordon.com/ Alex's Podcast, A VGM Journey: https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:57:21
November 13, 2021
Episode 4-8: Final Fantasy Character Themes by Nobuo Uematsu
Episode 4-8: Final Fantasy Character Themes by Nobuo Uematsu
Greetings, Gamers! This time around, all of our Very Good Music will follow a very specific theme. Nobuo Uematsu is probably the most famous video game music composer in the world. As such, we're going to hone in on a very small but significant corner of his library: Final Fantasy Character Themes! Our songs today come from Final Fantasies IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X and run the gamut from slow and somber to soaring and heroic. We hope you enjoy this unique take on a composer focus as we look at the work of one of game music's greatest of all time. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: (all games by Square and composed by Uematsu. Names are from the American versions) Play-in: World Map Theme 1/Terra's Theme - Final Fantasy VI - SNES - 1994 8:54 - Red Wings/Cecil's Theme - Final Fantasy IV - SNES - 1991 16:07 - Edgar and Sabin - Final Fantasy VI - SNES - 1994 21:44 - Theme of Love/Rosa's Theme  Final Fantasy IV - SNES - 1991 27:58 - Julia - Final Fantasy VIII - PlayStation - 1999 33:17 - Barret's Theme - Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation - 1997 39:29 - Hey Cid! - Final Fantasy IV - SNES - 1991 40:36 - Cid's Theme - Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation - 1997 42:23 - Cid's Theme - Final Fantasy IX - PlayStation - 2000 48:48 - Aerith's Theme - Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation - 1997 54:18 - Tifa's Theme - Final Fantasy VII - PlayStation - 1997 58:24 - Rydia - Final Fantasy IV - SNES - 1991 1:03:23 - Rikku's Theme - Final Fantasy X - PlayStation 2 - 2001 Blooper Reel: Palom and Porom - Final Fantasy IV - SNES - 1991 Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:19:42
November 06, 2021
Bonus Episode 8 - Arachnophonia with Dusklight
Bonus Episode 8 - Arachnophonia with Dusklight
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to another bonus episode! Dusklight joines us once again as we take a week off of the regular full-length episodes we've been droping during our composer-focused season to bring you a special holiday-themed spooky show! Although they are among the most beneficial creatures on the planet, spiders have always had a creepy reputation. Maybe it's the silken death-traps they make with their butts. Maybe it's their fun way of liquefying their prey from the inside so they can drink them for dinner. Maybe it's just all those eyes and legs! Regrdless, there's some Very Good Music associated withour arachnid acquantances in the wide world of VGM, and we hope you enjoy the songs we've chosen for you. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Play-in: Title Screen - Spidersaurs - Harumi Fujita - iPhone/Mac - WayForward - 2019 Block 1 (Dusk) Citadel of Spiders - Pikmin 2 - Hajime Wakai - GameCube - Nintendo - 2004 Dancing with Spiders - NyxTheShield (Remix of Spider Dance from Undertale by Toby Fox) NyxTheShield's Bandcamp: https://nyxtheshield.bandcamp.com/ Lair of the Smooch Spiders - Yoshi's Wooly World - Tomoya Tomita - Wii U - Good-Feel/Nintendo - 2015 Rave in the Grave/Spiderweb Island - Shantae and the Pirate's Curse - Jake Kaufman - 3DS - WayForward - 2014 Block 2 (Shootkapow) Tephra Cave - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Manami Kiyota - Switch - Monolith Soft/Nintendo - 2020 Chargestone Cave - Pokemon Black & White - Shota Kageyama - DS - Game Freak/Nintendo/The Pokemon Company - 2010 Guardian Menace - Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Kumi Tanioka, Reo Uratani, Ryotaro Yagi, and Haruki Yamada - Switch - Omega Force/Nintendo/Koei Tecmo - 2020 His Friends Call Him Spuder (Don't Call Him Spuder) - Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - Tristan Alric - MultiPlatform - Moonsprout Games/Dangen Entertainment - 2019 Block 3 (Bedroth) Shelob the Great - Lord of the Rings Online: Minas Morgul Expansion (2019) - Bill Champagne - several publishers/devlopers: currently Standing Stone Games/Daybreak Game Company - PC - 2007 Side of Building/Along the Street - Spider: The Video Game - Barry Leitch - PlayStation - Boss Game Studios/BMG Interactive - 1997 Web Spider Stage - Mega Man X4 - Toshihiko Horiyama - Saturn/PlayStation - Capcom - 1997 Koala in the Spider's Web - Jets'n'Guns - Machinae Supremacy - PC - Rake in Grass/Reflexive Entertainment/Stardock Soft-World - 2004 Web Woods/Forest Interlude - Donkey Kong Country 2 - David Wise - SNES - Rare/Nintendo - 1995 Booper Reel: Packing Pests - Rhythm Heaven Fever - Tsunku, Masami Yone, Shinji Ushiroda, and Asuka Ito - Wii - TNX Music Recordings/Nintendo - 2011 Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:01:47
October 31, 2021
Episode 4-7: Skeletroy Presents the 8-Bit Best of Sunsoft Sensation Naoki Kodaka
Episode 4-7: Skeletroy Presents the 8-Bit Best of Sunsoft Sensation Naoki Kodaka
Greetings, Gamers! For this episode we're joined once again by Skeletroy as we go through the NES library (plus a couple of bonus Bat-tracks) of renowned Sunsoft composer Naoki Kodaka. We have a blast[er Master] discussing one of our very favorite composers who, while he definitely gets attention, is not as widely-known as industry titans like Kondo, Uematsu, and Shimomura.  Still, as this episode will show, few could rival the talents of Kodaka and his team in the realm of Very Good Music on the Famicom/NES. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: (all games by Sunsoft, all for the NES except where noted) 10:28 - Main BGM 2 - Batman: The Video Game (TG-16) (1990) 17:34 - Zone Theme 1 - Atlantis no Nazo (1986) 22:38 - Tower/Castle - The Wing of Madoola (1986) 28:52 - Stage 5: Terrorist Hideout - Freedom Force (1988) 36:28 - Area 2- Blaster Master (1988) 43:21 - Boss Battle - Fester's Quest (1989) 53:07 - Stage 3 - Journey to Silius (1990) 1:01:49 - Stage 1-2: The Office - Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) 1:12:56 - Slippery Slope - Uforia: The Saga (1991)  1:21:09 - Ending theme - Batman: The Video Game (GB) (1990) Links mentioned in show: Skeletroy's Journey to Silius Album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMDd3tSfLEk BGMania Kodaka Episode: https://anchor.fm/bgmania/episodes/Composer-Appreciation-Naoki-Kodaka-e1272ns/a-a5pn5de Shmupulations Interview: http://shmuplations.com/sunsoftmusic/ Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:36:13
October 23, 2021
Episode 4-6: Patreon Special with Skeletroy!
Episode 4-6: Patreon Special with Skeletroy!
For this episode, I'm joined by friend, patron, theme song guy, and returning guest Skeletroy to discuss 5 composers recommended by our patrons! Forrest, SprintCade, Carlos, Ryan, and Skeletroy himself all recommended some lesser-known or under-celebrated VGM composers, and all the patrons voted to hear a sampling from all five of them. We hope you enjoy this crowdsourced collection of Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist Mike Beckett - chosen by Forrest 8:10 - Night - Bugdom - Pangea Software - Windows - 1999 15:28 - Level Exploration - Nanosaur - Pangea Software - Mac/Windows - 1998 Satoshi Hori - chosen by SprintCade 22:44 - Beacon of Peace (End Credits) - Monster Hunter Rise - Capcom - Switch/Windows - 2021 35:46 - Magnamalo - Monster Hunter Rise - Capcom - Switch/Windows - 2021 Toshiya Yamanaka - chosen by Carlos 50:48 - Destructive Note/Slapping Ball - Knight Arms: The Hyblid Framer - Arsys Software - Sharp X68000 - 1989 1:02:55 - Frontier - Dragon Drive: D-Masters Shot - Treasure/Bandai - GameCube - 2003 Voltz Supreme - chosen by Ryan 1:18:17 - One Shot Jones - Western Music Pack - Voltz Supreme - Self-Produced Asset Pack - 2020 Download the music pack here: https://voltzsupreme.itch.io/western-music 1:29:36 - Final Ascent - Adams Ascending - Parable Worlds - Steam - 2020 Buy the game on Steam. Buy the soundtrack here: https://voltzsupreme.bandcamp.com/ Kazunaka Yamane - chosen by Skeletroy 1:39:53 - Theme of Williams and Linda - Double Dragon IV - Arc System Works - Multi-Platform - 2017 1:45:29 - Mission 2 - Double Dragon II: The Revenge - Technos Japan - NES - 1989 Blooper reel: Meowcenaries from Monster Hunter Rise Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:01:40
October 16, 2021
Episode 4-5: Three Young Composers (Tristan Alric, Lena Raine, and Toby Fox)
Episode 4-5: Three Young Composers (Tristan Alric, Lena Raine, and Toby Fox)
Greetings, Gamers! For the first time this season (but not the last!) we bring you an episode focusing on multiple composers! This time we wanted to give the spotlite to three non-Japanese composers whose experience doesn't stretch back quite as far as the others we spoke about, but who are doing great work and who we believe have a bright future ahead of them! Dusklight joins us (as always) for the season's 5th episode, where we Tristan Alric's wonderful, Paper Mario-inspired score for Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling; a wonderful, eclectic selection of tracks from Celeste's Lena Raine, and some highlights from the worldwide phenomenon, Deltarune, the latest work from multi-hyphenate Toby Fox. As always, each of these tracks follows our number one rule: it's all Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Intro - Bug Fables (Title Theme) Block 1: Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling - Tristan Alric - Moonsprout Games/Dangen Entertainment - Multiple Platforms - 2019 5:33 - High Above, Bee Kingdom 12:41 - Team, It's Getting Serious! 16:32 - Outskirts 20:20 - Transcending, Overpowering, Everlasting Block 2: Lena Raine 35:16 - electroheist - hackmud - Drizzly Bear - Steam - 2016 - Buy it on Steam! 41:20 - For Lack of Sausages (Magic Club) - PANIC! at Multiverse High - DoubleBear Productions  - Steam - 2016 - Buy it on Steam! 49:40 - Perception Shift - ESC - Radical Dreamland - Web/Steam - 2018 - Buy it on Steam or at https://radicaldreamland.itch.io/esc 56:40 - Lani's Trek (DX Mix) - Celeste Classic 2: Lani's Trek - Maddy Makes Games - Web/PICO-8 - 2021 - Play it at https://mattmakesgames.itch.io/celeste-classic-2 1:05:04 - Intermission: Attack of the Killer Queen & Cyber Battle from DELTARUNE Chapter 2 by Toby Fox & Lena Raine Block 3: DELTARUNE - Toby Fox - Multiple Platforms - 2018 (Ch.1), 2021 (Ch.2) 1:12:21 - A CYBER'S WORLD? 1:17:46 - THE WORLD REVOLVING 1:24:16 - Lost Girl 1:30:20 - Hip Shop Blooper Reel: IT'S CHAD (PANIC at Multiverse High), The One Left Behind/Leif's Theme (Bug Fables), and Checker Dance (Deltarune) Composer Links: Tristan's Bandcamp: https://tristanalric.bandcamp.com/ Lena's Bandcamp: https://radicaldreamland.bandcamp.com/ Toby's Bandcamp: https://tobyfox.bandcamp.com/ Thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:45:53
October 09, 2021
Episode 4-4: The SID Sensation, Ben Daglish with Lee from The Sound Test
Episode 4-4: The SID Sensation, Ben Daglish with Lee from The Sound Test
Greetings, Gamers! This week we have a very special episode, co-hosted by our first intercontinental guest: Lee Tyrrell, the UK-based creator of The Sound Test podcast, where for over three years, Lee has hosted live VGM celebrations on YouTube and interviewed renowned composers, including the subject of today's show: legendary musician and SID chip composer Ben Daglish. Lee has curated a playlist designed to celebrate Daglish's life and work, and we really think you're going to enjoy this week's helping of Very Good Music. VGMVGM hasn't explored the SID very much, so this deep dive is long overdue. It barely scratches the surface of this huge, historic part of the VGM landscape, so we encourage you to go on a deep dive of your own into the wonderful world of the C64 SID and its successors.  Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Intro: Main Theme - Krakout - Commodore 64 - Gremlin Graphics - 1987 11:06 - Wilderness Main Theme (Matt Gray Remix) - The Last Ninja - Commodore 64 - System 3 - 1987 (Remix from 2019) Matt's Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mattgrayc64/matt-gray-the-wilderness-from-the-last-ninja-preview 20:45 - Track 01 - Deflektor - Commodore 64 - Gremlin Graphics - 1987  33:42 - Main Theme - Auf Wiedersehen Monty (with Rob Hubbard) - Commodore 64 - Gremlin Graphics - 1987  46:00 - Main Theme - Federation of Free Traders - Commodore Amiga - Gremlin Graphics - 1989 58:37 - Main Theme for Classical Guitar (Jamie Maxwell Cover) - The Last Ninja - Commodore 64 - System 3 - 1987 (Remix from 2010) Jamie's Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mymorningjackets 1:10:34 - Mutant Camels (acoustic cover by Lee Tyrrell) - Return of the Mutant Camels - Commodore 64 - Mastertronic Ltd. - 1987 (Remix from 2020) Lee's Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5WVxuAWW5vAdUdxtiDp6Rf 1:24:48 - Track 02 - William Wobbler - Commodore 64 - Wizard Development - 1985 1:32:47 - Race to the Debt - Bedrooms to Billions (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Gracious Films - 2015 1:40:19 - Wastelands Loader (Live at Underworld with the Fastloaders) - The Last Ninja - Commodore 64 - System 3 - 1987 (performance from 2016 Fastloaders Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fastloaders 1:50:18 - Trap (8-bit Symphony Orchestral Rendition) - Demo - 1986 (performance from 2019) 8-bit Symphony website: https://www.8-bit-symphony.com/ Blooper Reel: Main Theme - Thing Bounces Back - Commodore 64 - Gremlin Graphics - 1987 Links mentioned in show: Ben Daglish Obit at C64audio.com: https://c64audio.com/blogs/news/ben-daglish-an-obituarySid Effects II at C64audio.com: https://c64audio.com/products/sid-effects-ii-tribute-to-ben-daglish-free?_pos=6&_sid=94c9bda53&_ss=r Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, SNES Thrash on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:14:34
October 02, 2021
Episode 4-3: The Dynamo, Yuzo Koshiro with Bryan from BGMania
Episode 4-3: The Dynamo, Yuzo Koshiro with Bryan from BGMania
Greetings, Gamers! This week, Bedroth is joined by the one and only Bryan Clutter, creator of Level Down Games, a multimedia company dedicated to covering the best that pop culture has to offer, through reviews, videos, and podcasts, including BGMania: A Video Game Music Podcast, on which Bedroth has been a guest several times! We are more than happy to welcome Bryan to join us this time to talk about his personal favorite VGM composer: Yuzo Koshiro! As we will learn, Koshiro is an absolute behemoth in VGM history. From his early days with Nihon Falcom working on the Japanese home computer system, the PC88, through his time as a freelance and as founder and president of his own development companny, Ancient, Koshiro has been an enduring presence in the world of games, and the source of a great deal of Very Good Music, just a small taste of which we are happy to bring you today. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist Prelude: Fillmore - Actraiser Renaissance - Current Gen Consoles/Steam - Square Enix - 2021 Intro: Go Straight - Streets of Rage 2 - Genesis- Sega - 1992 The Cursed Ship Queen Mary: After Disembarking - Sorcerian (Dragon Slayer V) - PC-88 - Nihon Falcom - 1987 Chinatown (Stage 6-1) - The Revenge of Shinobi - Genesis - Sega - 1989 Misty Blue Theme - Misty Blue - PC-88 - Enix - 1990 The Sadness I Carry on My Shoulders - Shenmue - Dreamcast - Sega - 1999 Protectors - Ys II Complete - Windows - Falcom - 2001 Driver's Delight - Wangan Midnight Maxium Tune - Arcade - Namco - 2004 Blind Fugitive - Protect Me Knight - Xbox 360 - Ancient - 2010 Disturbances: The One Called From Beyond - Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth - 3DS - P-Studio/Atlas - 2014 Raise Thy Sword in Pride - Etrian Mystery Dungeon - 3DS - Spike Chunsoft/Atlus - 2015 Through the Blowing Dust - Puzzle & Dragons X (Cross): Gods and Dragons - 3DS - GungHo Online Entertainment - 2016 Blooper: The Birth of the People - Actraiser - SNES - Enix/Quintet - 1990 Level Down Games: https://leveldowngames.com/ Episode 50 of BGMania (Deep Dive: Yuzo Koshiro): https://anchor.fm/bgmania/episodes/Deep-Dive-Yuzo-Koshiro--BGMania-Podcast-50-ej0gem/a-a33ove5 Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:05:26
September 25, 2021
Episode 4-2: The Queen of VGM, Yoko Shimomura
Episode 4-2: The Queen of VGM, Yoko Shimomura
Greetings, gamers! Let's talk about some of the most successful, longest-running franchises in gaming. Street Fighter. Mario. Final Fantasy. Mana. Kingdom Hearts. You know what they all have in common? Very Good Music, composed by the queen of VGM herself, Yoko Shimomura! This week, Bedroth and Shootkapow talk about another of their favorites, one of the most famous video game music makers on the planet. We trace her trajectory from her roots at Capcom all the way through her latest freelance collaboration with K-pop star Taeyeon. From chiptune jams to vocal-orchestral masterpieces, though, everything follows our number one rule: It's all Very Good Music! So good, this intro says it twice! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Intro: Dearly Beloved - Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix - Square Enix - PS3 - 2012 10:55 - Round 5: Bay Area - Final Fight - Capcom - SNES - 1990 20:21 - Attraction Medley - Adventures in the Magic Kingdom - Capcom - NES - 1990 26:49 - Vega's Theme - Street Fighter II: The World Warrior - Capcom - Arcade - 1991 36:25 - MEGALOMANIA - Live A Live - Square - Super Famicom - 1994 46:45 - Hello, Happy Kingdom - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars - Square - SNES - 1996 57:48 - Title Theme - Legend of Mana - Square - PS1 - 1999 1:10:01 - In the Final/The Grand Finale - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story - Nintendo - DS - 2009 1:17:49 - Primal Eyes for The 3rd Birthday - The 3rd Birthday - Square Enix - PlayStation Portable (PSP) - 2010 1:27:38 - Colony 9 - Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition - Nintendo/Monolith Soft - Switch - 2019 1:37:03 - Ahead of Destiny - Gran Saga - NPIXEL - Mobile - 2021 Blooper: BGM 1, 2, and 3 - Hataraku Chocobo - Square/Bandai - WonderSwan - 2000 Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:55:05
September 18, 2021
Episode 4-1: The RPG Maestro, Yasunori Mitsuda
Episode 4-1: The RPG Maestro, Yasunori Mitsuda
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to Season 4! This season is all about composers! Some of the folks we'll discuss this season may be new names for you, and a few will be very well-known. Our first focus is a special one, though. Yasunori Mitsuda is possibly most well-known as the composer of the phenomenal soundtrack to the equaly phenomenal Super Nintendo RPG classic, Chrono Trigger. But that was just the beginning.  This episode explores a lot of Very Good Music, as always, and ventures into realms of this maestro's discography that surprised even the two of us, who have long counted him among our favorite composers! We can't think of a better way to start this new phase of our VGM road trip, and we're excited to have you along for the ride! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Intro: A Premonition - Chrono Trigger  4:32 - Wings of Time (Epoch) - Chrono Trigger - Square - SNES - 1995  18:36 - Store Keeper - Front Mission: Gun Hazard - Square - Super Famicom - 1996  23:38 - Village Pride (Our Village Is Number One!) - Xenogears - PS1 - Square - 1998 30:42 - Scars of Time (Time's Scar) - Chrono Cross - PS1 - Square - 1999 36:41 - Battle with the Devil - Tsugunai: Atonement - PS2 - Sony/Cattle Call - 2001 44:48 - Blue Moon - 10,000 Bullets (Tsukiyo ni Saraba/Moonlit Farewell/Moonlit Shadow) - PS2 - Taito/Blue Moon Studio - 2005 49:53 - Activate! Burning Phase - Inazuma Eleven - Nintendo DS - Level-5 - 2008 57:58 - West Tumbara (Night) - Lime Odyssey - PC - Aeria Games - 2009 1:02:24 - Main Theme (Soul Melody) - Soul Sacrifice - PS Vita - Sony/Marvelous AQL - 2013 1:11:13 - To the Top: A New Beginning - Revolve8 - Sega - Mobile - 2018 Blooper Reel - Goodness Gracious! - Soukou Kihei Armodyne - Soy/Omiya Soft - PS2 - 2007 Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort PawPrint "Kung Fu" Carlito, host of Heroes Three: Adventures in Asian Cinema Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp and Bomb Show on YouTube SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:26:09
September 11, 2021
Bonus Episode 7 - Season 4 Prequel
Bonus Episode 7 - Season 4 Prequel
Greeting, Gamers! Welcome to our second consecutive bonus episode, al about the number 4! In season 4, as you've heard, we're using each episode to focus on a particular composer. However, a while back, Shootkapow had the cool idea to play "VGM related to 4 of something". I always figured we'd play it to open up season four...so why not use it as a prequel? It may seem like a limiting topic, but trust us...everything you'll hear is very good music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Forrest: Nintendo GameCube Alternate Startup (Intro Jingle) Carlos: Four Noble Devils - Romancing SaGa 3 - Kenji Ito - Square - Super Famicom - 1995 InspectorSpector: SIMnata #4 - The Sims  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Electronic Arts -  PC/Mac - 2000 (online crediting for this track typically goes to Sims composer Jerry Martin, but the tune is actually the "Allegro" movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata #4. Four Fiends Battle - Final Fantasy IV - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - SNES - 1991 Stage 1 (Quartet Theme) - Quartet - Katsuhiro Hayashi - Sega - Arcade - 1986 Elite Four Battle - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald - Junichi Masuda - Nintendo/The Pokemon Company - GBA - 2002  Four-in-a-Row (Remix) - Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - Chamy Ishi & Toshiki Aida (Remix by Jojo Tunes) - Nintendo - Switch - 2020 Jojo Tunes Remix on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mJ8AS2DrNmc Route 4 (Summer) - Pokemon Black/White/B2/W2 - Shota Kageyama - Nintendo/The Pokemon Company - Nintendo DS - 2010   The Four Wariors of Light - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light - Naoshi Mizuta - Square Enix - Nintendo DS - 2009 Elite Four Battle - Pokemon Black/White/B2/W2 - Junichi Masuda - Nintendo/The Pokemon Company - Nintendo DS - 2010  Course 2: Four Eye Square - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures - Koji Kondo & Asuka Hayazaki nee Ohta - Nintendo - GameCube - 2004 The Metropolis of Fourside - Earthbound - Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka - Nintendo - SNES - 1994 1989 - Tetris Effect - Russian folk melody, arr. Hirokazu Tanaka, arr. Hydelic - Enhance Games - PS4 - 2018 Blooper Reel: Koopa Bros Keep Cool / Attack of the Koopa Bros. - Paper Mario - Yuka Tsujiyoko - Nintendo - N64 - 2001 Special thanks to our Patrons: Alex Messenger Skeletroy Ryan Steel "Kung Fu" Carlito Forrest Shamlian SprintCade The Mysterious Nathan Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:04:31
August 28, 2021
Bonus Episode 6 - Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony Musical Commentary
Bonus Episode 6 - Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony Musical Commentary
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to a very special bonus episode, where Bedroth flies solo to discuss the songs featured in the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics! Special thanks to Nikkei on Twitter, who appears to have been the first to publish the official list of 19 songs played in the ceremony. Thanks also to YouTubers Deh Almeida and Nicolas Monteiro, who uploaded rips of the individual themes played at the ceremony which, along with the always-wonderful VGMDB website, helped make this episode possible. Anything I get right today will be a tribute to the information I found there, as well as on various crowdsourced info-banks like Wikipedia (only approved, source-citing articles!) and the Fandom Wiki (for the more obscure stuff). Here's a link to the MediaFiles episode mentioned in the intro. Seriously, you should totally be listening to this show! https://anchor.fm/the-mediafiles/episodes/Olympic-Games-Tokyo-2020-e15iikh/a-a69t9lj Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Roto's Teme/Theme of Erdrick - Dragon Quest/Dragon Quest III - Koichi Sugiyama - Enix -  1986/1988 Victory Fanfare - Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - 1987 Sorey’s Theme: The Shepherd - Tales of Zestiria  - Motoi Sakuraba - Bandai Namco - 2015 Proof of a Hero - Monster Hunter IV - Masato Kouda - Capcom - 2013 Olympus Coliseum - Kingdom Hearts - Yoko Shimomura - Square - 2002 Frog's Theme - Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - 1995 First Flight - Ace Combat 5 - Keiki Kobayashi - Bandai Namco, 2004 Royal Capital Majestic Grandeur - Tales of Graces - Motoi Sakuraba - Bandai Namco - 2009 Wind of Departure - Monster Hunter 4 - Marika Suzuki - Capcom - 2013 Robo's Theme - Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda - Square - 1995 Star Light Zone - Sonic the Hedgehog Masato Nakamura - Sega - 1991 Main Theme - Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - 1987 (with elements from the ending theme of 1999's Final Fantasy VII) Guardians - Phantasy Star Universe - Hideaki Kobayashi - Sega - 2006 Hero’s Fanfare - Kingdom Hearts III - Yoko Shimomura - Square Enix - 2019 Act I-1 - Gradius in Classic I - Miki Higashino and others in the Konami Kukeiha Club - This arrangement comes from 1 1993 orchestral album released in Japan by King Records, performed by the London Philharmonic and arranged by Michiru Oshima, Masamichi Amano, Kunihiro Kawano, and the late Norio Maeda, who is responsible for this arrangement. Song of the Ancients - Nier - Square Enix - 2010. The arrangement used for the opening ceremony comes from the Nier Orchestral Arrangement Album - Addendum. The game was composed by Keiichi Okabe (who also produced the album), Keigo Hoashi, and Kakeru Ishihama. The track on the album was arranged by Sachiko Miyano and performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic with Emi Evans & J'Nique Nicole on vocals “The Minstrel’s Refrain: SaGa Series Medley 2016” - This medley is taken from The Orchestral SaGa - Legend of Music album. The medley compiles tracks from several games in the series and includes pieces composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Ito, Ryuji Sasai, Masashi Hamauzu. It was arranged by Kosuke Yamashita The Brave New Stage of History - Soulcalibur VI - Junichi Nakatsuru - Bandai Namco - 2018
02:15:24
August 21, 2021
Episode 3-11: Superheroes with ProfJeff!
Episode 3-11: Superheroes with ProfJeff!
***Disclaimer for those who listen with kids - there are a few bad words and some dirty humor in this episode, especially the blooper reel. It's not a lot, but be forewarned.*** Greetings, Gamers! And welcome to the long-awaited (at least for me) Season 3 Finale: Superheroes with ProfJeff! The Professor hosted me at his apartment for the weekend and we finally recorded this episode, which we've been discussing for weeks and are really excited to finally share with you. There are a lot of great (and not so great) superhero games out there, and in this jam-packed episode, we bring you a wide variety of tunes featuring some of your favorite heroes, along with a few you've probably never heard of. Of course, everything follows our number one rule: Everything is Very Good Music. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Tracklist: Game Intro - Silver Surfer - Tim & Geoff Follin - 1990, Software Creations/Arcadia Systems, NES Title/Menu - Superman - Hiroyuki Masuno & Ryu Hasegawa - 1987, Kotobuki/Kemco, NES Main theme - Ultraverse Prime - Tim & Geoff Follin - 1994, Sony/Malibu Interactive, Sega CD Shoutout to electricboogaloo on Discord who informed me that Geoff is the vocalist on this track. For lyrics and fun facts, check out the Retro Pals video on YouTube. Boss (Gorilla Grodd) - Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame - Jake Kaufman - 2010, WayForward/Warner Interactive, Nintendo DS Final Duel with Joker - The Adventures of Batman & Robin - Konami Kukeiha Club (Kazuhiko Uehara, Harumi Ueko, Jun Funahashi, Masanari Iwata, Masahiko Kimura, Kayo Fujitani, and Masahiro Ikariko) - 1994, Konami, SNES Train (Stage 6) - X-Men: Mutant Wars - Kazuo Sawa - 2000, Activision/Avid/HAL, Game Boy Color Metro City (Stage 1) - Astro Boy: Omega Factor - Norio Hanzawa & Tsuyoshi Kaneko - 2003, Treasure/Hitmaker/Sega/Activision, Game boy Advance  Moliarty's Tower - Darkwing Duck - Yasuaki "Bun Bun" Fujita - 1992, Capcom, NES Menu Theme - Scud: The Disposable Assassin - Loudmouth, Tristan des Pres, DJR/IB3 Ltd., Fidget-X, and Unbelievable Jolly Machine - 1997, Syrox/SegaSoft, Saturn High Score - Green Lantern - Dean Evans - 1994 (Unreleased), Ocean, SNES Here Comes the Hero - X-Men - Seiichi Fukami, Yuji Takenouchi, Junya Nakano, and Ayako Hashimoto - 1992, Konami, Arcade Windy Night at the Park  - The Amazing Spider-Man: Lethal Foes  - Shoji Tomii, Minoru Endo, Makato Igarashi, and Daisuke Inoue - 195, Agent/Epoch, Super Famicom Gotham City/Streets of Desolation - Batman - Naoki Kodaka - 1989, Sunsoft, NES Theme of Dr. Doom - Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Hideyuki Fukasawa - 2011, Capcom/Eighting, PS3/Xbox 360 Trickster for Mayor - The Flash - Jeroen Tel - 1993, Probe, Sega Master System Ending Credits - The Incredible Hulk: The Pantheon Saga - Des Tong & The Gamma Gang (Mike Hehir, Chris Warne) - 1996, Attention to Detail/Eidos, Saturn/PlayStation Blooper Reel: The Fun House - Spider-Man - Fletcher Beasley - 1995, Western Technologies/Acclaim, Genesis Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:17:01
August 07, 2021
Episode 3-10: Marvel vs. Capcom, Part 2 with Darryl and Carlos
Episode 3-10: Marvel vs. Capcom, Part 2 with Darryl and Carlos
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we continue our exploration of the wonderful soundtracks from the Marvel vs. Capcom series with Kung Fu Carlito, Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers, and friend of the show ProfJeff! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Games Featured in this Episode: X-Men vs. Street Fighter (XvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1996 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Takehara Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (MvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1997 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Kadota Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (MvC) – Capcom – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS1 – 1998 – Masato Kuoda & Yuko Takehara Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (MvC2) – Capcom/Backbone Entertainment – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox – 2000 – Tetsuya Shibata & Mitsuhiko Takano Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (MvC3) – Capcom/Eighting – PS3/Xbox 360 – 2011 – Hideyuki Fukasawa Round 1: Spider-Man’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Cammy's Theme (XvSF) Round 2: Apocalypse’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Sakura's Theme (MvSF) Round 3: War Machine’s Theme (MvC) vs. Captain Commando’s Theme (MvC) Round 4: Shuma Gorath’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Clock Tower Stage (MvC2) Round 5: Cyclops’s Theme (XvSF) vs. Staff Roll (MvC) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Sprintcade Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:12:60
July 13, 2021
Episode 3-9: Marvel vs. Capcom Part 1 with Carlos & Darryl
Episode 3-9: Marvel vs. Capcom Part 1 with Carlos & Darryl
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we shake things up as we are joined (via pre-recorded testimonial) by two very special guests (and Patrons), Kung Fu Carlito and Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers. These two epic comic-book-and-VGM fans go head to head in the quintessential best-of-both-worlds Marvel vs. Capcom series. Tune in next time for Part 2! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm.  You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Games Featured in this Episode: X-Men vs. Street Fighter (XvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1996 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Takehara Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (MvSF) – Capcom – Arcade/Saturn/PS1 – 1997 – Yuki Iwai & Yuko Kadota Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (MvC) – Capcom – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS1 – 1998 – Masato Kuoda & Yuko Takehara Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (MvC2) – Capcom/Backbone Entertainment – Arcade/Dreamcast/PS2/Xbox – 2000 – Tetsuya Shibata & Mitsuhiko Takano Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (MvC3) – Capcom/Eighting – PS3/Xbox 360 – 2011 – Hideyuki Fukasawa Round 1: Gambit’s Theme (XvSF) vs. Network Mode (MvC2) (unused) Round 2: Rogue’s Theme (XvSF) vs. Ryu’s Theme (MvSF) Round 3: Cyclops’s Theme (MvSF) vs. Ken’s Theme (XvSF) Round 4: Spider-Man’s Theme (MvC) vs. Swamp Stage (Funk arr. Lord Bif) (MvC2) Swamp Stage Funk Arrangement W/ Guests by Lord Bif: https://youtu.be/9mRPZb_DPp4 Round 5: Super Skrull’s Theme (MvC3) vs. Captain Commando’s Theme (MvC) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:27:42
June 21, 2021
Episode 3-8: VGMVGM Grab Bag 1
Episode 3-8: VGMVGM Grab Bag 1
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we bring you a handful of random tunes. The only commonality here is that everything follows our #1 rule: Everything is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content below! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Las Vegas - Top Gear - Barry Leitch (1992, SNES, Gremlin Graphics/Kemco) Barry's Bandcamp: https://barryleitch.bandcamp.com/ Mechanical Rhythm - Xenoblade Chronicles DE - ACE+ (Tomori Kudo, CHiCO, and Kenji Hiramatsu) (2020, Switch, Monolith Soft/Nintendo) Koopa Troopa Beach - Mario Sports Mix - Masayoshi Soken & Kumi Tanioka (2010, Wii, Square Enix/Nintendo) Crisp Climb Castle - Bowser's Fury - Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi (2021, Switch, Nintendo) Main Theme - Fairy Fencer F - Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Tsutomu Narita for Earthbound Papas (2013, PS3, Compile Heart) Main Theme (Chibi Robo) - Super Smash Flash 2 - Hirofumi Taniguchi/Alex Mourey (chernabogue) (2005/2011, Bandai/Nintendo/McLeodGaming) chernabogue's Bandcamp: https://chernabogue.bandcamp.com/ Indignant Divinity - Tower of Heaven - flashygoodness (2009, Windows, Askiisoft) flashy's Bandcamp: https://flashygoodness.bandcamp.com/ Battle (Sinis Trio) - Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia - Takuto Kitsuta, Kinta Sato, Shinobu Amayake (2008, DS, Creatures, Inc./Nintendo/The Pokemon Company) Blitz It! by the Chirpy Chips - Splatoon 2 - Shiho Fujii (2017, Switch, Nintendo) Route 205 (Daytime) - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl - Hitomi Sato (2006, DS, Game Freak/Nintendo/The Pokemon Company) Orbital Ring Systems Cargo Bay - Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars - Yoshinori Ono (2008, Arcade/Wii, Eighting/Capcom) 2-Player Vs. - Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - Masanori Hikichi/Masayuki Nagao (1993, Genesis/Game Gear, Compile/Sega) Beyond the Speed of - Sonic Runners - Tomoya Ohtani (2015, Mobile, Sonic Team/Sega) At the End of Time - Chrono Trigger - Yasunori Mitsuda (1995, SNES, Square) Blooper: Sunny Side Up - Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Grant Kirkhope (2017, Switch, Ubisoft/Nintendo) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:32:25
June 08, 2021
Episode 3-7: The Music of the Pikmin Series
Episode 3-7: The Music of the Pikmin Series
Greetings, Gamers! This week, Shootkapow takes us on a tour through the quirky, often delightful world of the Pikmin series and its music, composed by Nintendo stalwart Hajime Wakai. The entire playlist has been curated by Shoot this time, and you’ll learn more about the titular quirky little plant/animal soldier/friends and their world than you ever realized you wanted to know! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: The composer for both Pikmin and Pikmin 2 is Hajime Wakai. Pikmin 3's soundtrack was composed and arranged by Wakai along with Asuka Hayazaki and Atsuko Asahi. Pikmin – GameCube, 2001 (Re-released as part of Wii’s New Play Control! series in 2009) 2:49 - Title Theme 10:20 - Impact Site 19:16 - Today’s Results 24:13 - Forest of Hope Pikmin 2 – GameCube, 2004 (Re-released as part of Wii’s New Play Control! series in 2009) 33:02 - Title Theme 35:47 - World Map 40:05 - Valley of Repose 46:57 - Boss Theme 56:05 - Perplexing Pool 1:04:35 - The Water Wraith is Coming 1:07:32 - Wistful Wild Pikmin 3 – Wii U, 2013 (Re-released with bonus content as Pikmin 3 Deluxe on Switch in 2020) 1:15:31 - Garden of Hope 1:21:17 - Tropical Wilds 1:29:52 - One More Blooper Reel – Bulblax Kingdom – Pikmin 2 Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:48:46
May 25, 2021
Episode 3-6: Catlandia Bloopers and Commentary with Ryan Steel
Episode 3-6: Catlandia Bloopers and Commentary with Ryan Steel
Listen as Bedroth, Shootkapow, and special guest, composer Ryan Steel, discuss a super-wide variety of topics as they listen to the songs from Episode 3-6 of the podcast. Trigger warning: there is some discussion about American/Canadian political/economic topics (specifically healthcare and military spending) between 24:31 and 26:35. If that’s not your jam, skip it, and enjoy our chatter about composition, sound design, the pronunciation of our names, learning from failure, game jams, and, of course, the reality of the Flat Earth, among many other topics! In case it's not obvious, if you haven't listened to Episode 3-6, you should really pause and go check it out first! Here's a link: https://youtu.be/WNI7qKQq-P4 Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint was developed and published by Polar Tabby Interactive for mobile and Steam in February 2020. Tracklist: Title Theme Cats at the Fort | Pawprint Nights The Darkness in the Trees Bites and Scratches Howdy, From the Farm! | Sleepy Boy A Spark in the Air Build It Up A Fight in the Yard Twilight Gravel The World Is Flat Hammered Concrete Catlandia Trailer Theme Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:21:14
May 19, 2021
Episode 3-6: Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint with Ryan Steel
Episode 3-6: Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint with Ryan Steel
Greetings, Gamers! Coming off of our cat-stravaganza with Dusk last week, we are excited to finally bring you our interview with Ryan Steel, VGMVGM patron and composer of Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint! This is just such a diverse, well-made soundtrack, and we had a blast talking about it! Ryan is a Sound Designer and Music Composer from Canada. Playing video games were some of his earliest memories, and he grew up loving the music, learning a variety of instruments growing up and trying to play all those sweet VGM tunes on them. When he moved out to the farm he decided to stop playing in metal bands and started writing video game music because everything he was writing already fit the bill. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Catlandia: Crisis at Fort Pawprint was developed and published by Polar Tabby Interactive for mobile and Steam in February 2020. Tracklist: Opening - Title Theme 25:33 - Cats at the Fort | Pawprint Nights 37:56 - The Darkness in the Trees 46:40 - Bites and Scratches 53:37 - Howdy, From the Farm! | Sleepy Boy 1:05:47 - A Spark in the Air 1:16:10 - Build It Up 1:23:58 - A Fight in the Yard 1:29:16 - Twilight Gravel 1:37:11 - The World Is Flat 1:43:45 - Hammered Concrete Closing - Catlandia Trailer Theme Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA The Mysterious Nathan… Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:04:04
May 18, 2021
Episode 3-5: Feline Fine with Dusklight
Episode 3-5: Feline Fine with Dusklight
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to a special episode of Very Good Meowsic…er…Music. This week, Bedroth is joined by Dusklight once again, as Shootkapow takes a brief hiatus to focus on some end-of-year stuff (although you might hear him a couple of times if you stick around until the end! Dusk has 2 kitties at home, who you can see on the YouTube video for this episode, so she and Bedroth will be discussing some of the best music they could find from feline-centric games. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Twitter: @VGMpod and @Shootkapow E-mail: verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com Voicemail: Anchor.com/vgmvgm. Discord: https://discord.gg/qpbXPdCf2N You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! World 03 - Purrs in Heaven – Pau Damià Riera (2020, Switch, Pixel Bones Studio/EnjoyUp Games) Haretree – Legend of Kay – Jake Kaufman (2005, PS2, Neon Studios/Capcom) Theo - Bright Paw - Will Bedford (2020, Switch/Mobile/Windows, Radical Forge/Rogue Games) Mount Magmeow - Bowser's Fury - Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi (2021, Switch, Nintendo) A Kitten More Evil Than You Could Possibly Imagine - Cat Quest – Brian Havey, aka zminusone (2017, Multiplatform, The Gentlebros/Pqube) PowerPro Baseball Collab Battle Music – The Battle Cats – unknown composer, possibly Shigeru Araki or Tomoaki Hirono (2014, Mobile, PONOS Corporation) Creamy Cove - Aqua Kitty – Mark Day, aka Electric Café (2014, Multiplatform, Electric Café/TIKIPOD) Fans: (Voltz Supreme) Tracks 21 & 33 - Doraemon - Nobita no Shin Makai Daibouken – unknown composer (2007, DS, Global Entertainment/Sega) (The Last Rican) Stage One – Black Panther – unknown composer (1987, Arcade, Konami) (Skeletroy) Final Boss: Cutscene (Ready to Fight!) – Ninja Kat/Kyatto Ninden Teyandee/Samurai Pizza Cats – Ryuichi Nitta (1991, Famicom, Tecmo) Ferra Lunar Canyon Main – Whisker Squadron – Chel Wong (In Development, Windows, Flippfly) Calling (Witching Woods Night) – Calico – John Smith, aka Slide20XX (2020, Multiplatform, Peachy Keen Games) Time Square – Blinx the Time Sweeper – Mariko Nanba, Keiichi Sugiyama (2002, Xbox, Artoon/Microsoft) Nostalgia Cutscene – Cattails - Tormod Garvin (2017, Switch/PC/Falcon Development) Claws and Effect – Catlateral Damage – Brandon Ellis, aka cityfires (2013, Windows/Linux/Mac, Chris Chung/Fire Hose Games) Mystic theme - Cattails - Tormod Garvin (2017, Switch/PC/Falcon Development) Blue Rose Ruin – Taiko no Tatsujin Wii: Kettei-Ban – Zeami (2011, Wii, BANDAI NAMCO) Meow Meow Lullaby Remix - Petz: Catz 2 – Nada Surf (2007, DS/PS, Ubisoft) The soundtrack was composed by Jake Kaufman, but this song was written for the game and performed by Alt Rock group Nada Surf Thanks to our patrons: Alex, Darryl, Troy, Ryan, Carlos, Forrest, and Nathan! Check out links to their work on the YouTube video! Thanks to Naomi Rubin, Carlos Leon-Roman, and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our artwork! Thanks to Skeletroy for our theme song!
01:38:21
May 11, 2021
Episode 3-4: The VGM Hype Train of Hype Cool VGM
Episode 3-4: The VGM Hype Train of Hype Cool VGM
All aboard, Gamers! The time is finally here – after one extra week of waiting (while listening to some excellent Train Tracks brought to you by your fellow listeners), the VGM Hype Train of Hype Cool VGM is finally ready to leave the station! We’ve got 14 cool tracks (plus our intro and blooper reel track) for your listening pleasure, so let’s keep to good times rollin’ down the track! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! (Play In) Wreck Train - Wario Land - Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita, Minako Hamano (2008, Wii, Good-Feel/Nintendo) 4:35 - Bury My Sheel at Wounded Knee (Genesis Cover by Chiptuned Raijin) - TMNT: Turtles in Time - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kozo Nakamura (1991, Arcade, Konami) Raijin's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChiptunedRaijin 8:58 - Charge Man - Mega Man 5 - Mari Yamaguchi (1992, NES, Capcom) 13:47 - Stage 6 (Capital Railway Theme) - Hard Corps: Uprising - Daisuke Ishiwatari (2011, PS3/360, Arc System Works/Konami) 19:13 - Derailed Express - Wario Land: Shake It! - Tomoya Tomita, Minako Hamano (2008, Wii, Good-Feel/Nintendo) 22:52 - Chaser - Densha De D: Climax Stage - Fran Dyer (2012, Windows, Jinushilppa) Fran's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AdwardMess/featured 26:36 - Toy Tracks - Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita (2010, Wii, Good-Feel/HAL/Nintendo) 30:34 - Sonic 06 Radical Train Modern - Sonic ATS (After the Sequel) - Tomoya Ohtani, arr. Falk (2013, Windows, LakeFeperd/Felipe Daneluz) Check out the site and download the game: https://sites.google.com/site/sonicbtsbooth/ 34:56 - Sunset Express - Paper Mario: Color Splash - Takeru Kanazaki, Shigemitsu Goto, Fumihiro Isobe (2016, Wii U, Intelligent Systems/Nintendo) 40:10 - Rush Hour- A Hat in Time (Nyakuza Metro) - Pascal Michael Stiefel (2017, Windows/PS4/XB1, Gears for Breakfast/Humble Bundle) Stiefel on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3FU61shb6MdX8NLBnBauTI 44:19 - Loud Locomotive (Train Area 2) - Kirby Planet Robobot - Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa (2016, 3DS, HAL/Nintendo) 48:14 - Union Station Alternative (London Stage) - Street Fighter V - Masahiro Aoki, Hideyuki Fukasawa, Keiki Kobayashi, Takatsugu Wakabayashi, Zac Zinger (2016, Windows/PS4, Dimps/Capcom) 53:09 - The Bullet Bill Express - Super Mario 3D World - Koji Kondo, Mahito Yokota, Toru Minegishi (2013, Wii U, Nintendo) 59:29 - Rydeen (Main BGM) - Super Locomotive - Yukihiro Takahashi (1982, Arcade, Sega) 1:04:27 - A Railway in Our Village! - Mother 3 - Shogo Sakai (2006, GBA, HAL/Nintendo) (Blooper) Stage 2 (Train Ride) - McDonald's Treasure Land Adventure - Katsuhiko Suzuki (1993, Genesis, Treasure/Sega) Patrons: Alex Messenger The Last Rican Ryan Steel Skeletroy Kung Fu Carlito Forrest Shamlian The Mysterious Nathan Artists: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:20:39
April 26, 2021
Episode 3-4 Bonus: Listener Train Tracks
Episode 3-4 Bonus: Listener Train Tracks
Greetings, Gamers! We’re taking things a little out of order this week. Some more crazy happenings in the Bedroth household have postponed the regular episode for a week, but never fear! We asked, and you answered the call! We’ve got 14 super-cool train tracks recommended by our loyal listeners, and we can’t wait for all of you to hear them. Each song/set of songs below is filed under the name of the listener who recommended it. Extra special thanks to all of you! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! The Last Rican Red Eye 2 - Lost Planet 2 - Marika Suzuki, Akiyuki Morimoto (2010, PS3/360, Capcom) - originally released for BlackBerry by Beeline Interactive Ryan Converted Missile Train/The Train Is About to Explode! - Goldeneye 007 - Grant Kirkhope, Robin Beanland, Graeme Norgate (1997, N64, Rare/Nintendo) Skeletroy Thunderstorm (Stage 2-1) from Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos - Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura (1990, NES, Tecmo) Greased Lightning/Trucks & Trains (Stages 2 & 5) - Bad Dudes vs DragonNinja (cover by the Mad Gear from the album Symphony of the Fight) - Azusa Hara, Hiroaki Yoshida (1988, Arcade, Data East) Buy it on The Mad Gear’s Bandcamp! ProfJeff Stage 2-2 - Rocket Knight Adventures - Michiru Yamane, Aki Hata (1993, Genesis, Konami) Military Train - Rapid Reload/Gunner’s Heaven - Kazuhiko Toyama (1995, PS1, Media Vision/Sony) Forrest Time Limit - Viewtiful Joe - Masakazu Sugimori, Masami Ueda (2003, GameCube/PS2, Capcom) Western Land - Mario Party 2 - Hironao Yamamoto, Sohei Bando, Kazuhiko Sawaguchi (1999, N64, Hudson Soft/Nintendo) Welcome to Station Square - Sonic Adventure - Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Masaru Setsumaru (1998, Dreamcast/GC/Windows/360/PS3, Sonic Team/Sega) Voltz Supreme - check out his website! Underground (Sarah in the Subway) - Virtua Fighter 3 - Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Fumio Ito, Hidenori Syoji, Takayuki Nakamura (1996, Arcade, Sega - Ported to Dreamcast in 1998) Mystery Train - Final Fantasy VI - Nobuo Uematsu (1994, SNES, Square) Train Graveyard - Final Fantasy VII Remake - Masashi Hamauzu (2020, PS4, Square Enix) Forrest & Voltz Subway - Mortal Kombat 3 - Dan Forden (1995, Arcade, Midway) Patchpen Overworld Adventure/Full Steam Ahead - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Toru Minegishi, Manaka Tominaga, Asuka Ota, Koji Kondo (2009, DS, Nintendo) Patrons: Alex Messenger of A VGM Journey podcast Skeletroy of YouTube Thrash Remixes Ryan Steel, composer of Catlandia Kung Fu Carlito of the Heroes Three podcast The Last Rican of VGM Fight Club and Senpai’s Playlist podcasts Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp on YouTube The Mysterious Nathan Artists: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:07:38
April 21, 2021
Episode 3-3: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies, Part II
Episode 3-3: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies, Part II
Greetings, Gamers! Welcome to our first ever sequel episode: Rivals, Rogues, and Frenemies, Part II! The first time we heard from the likes of Proto Man, Shadow the Hedgehog, and Skyward Sword’s Groose. Who will be on the roster this time? Join us, and find out! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: X vs Zero – Naoto Tanaka – Mega Man X5 (PlayStation, 2000, Capcom) Mothiva’s Grand Stand! – Tristan Alric – Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Windows 2019, Switch/PS4/XB1 2020, Moonsprout Games/DANGEN Entertainment) Battle! Rival – Junichi Masuda – Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver (DS, 2009, Game Freak/Nintendo) The Only Thing I Know For Real – Logan Mader & Jamie Christopherson, vocals by Tyson Yen – Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3/360/PC, 2013, PlatinumGames/Konami) Revali, Ace Archer & Aviator – Kumi Tanioka, Reo Uratani, Ryotaro Yagi, Haruki Yamada – Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Switch, 2020, Omega Force/Nintendo) Cafeteria (Raphael's Stage) – Kazuhiko Uehara, Hideto Inoue, Harumi Ueko – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters (SNES, 1993, Konami) Magalor the Wayfarer (Lor Starcutter) – Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa – Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii, 2011, Hal Laboratory/Nintendo) Knuckles Theme Special Remix – Tee Lopes, feat. Jun Senoue, originally by the Sonic 3 & Knuckles sound team – Sonic Mania Adventures (2018, YouTube, SEGA) Together with Shauna – Shota Kageyama – (HoopsandHipHop Remix) – Pokemon X & Y (3DS, 2013, Game Freak/Nintendo) The Loner, Falco Lombardi (Reorchestrated) – Hajime Wakai, arr. Literal Orchestra – Star Fox Command (DS, 2006, Q–Games/Nintendo) Felix’s Battle Theme – Motoi Sakuraba – Golden Sun: The Lost Age (Game Boy Advance, 2002, Camelot Software/Nintendo) Bury the Light Dynamic Montage – Casey Edwards feat. Victor Borba, arr. Case Tech279 and RK) – Devil May Cry 5 (PS4/XBox1/PC, 2019, Capcom) Mid-Boss Mayhem – Grant Kirkhope – Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Switch, 2017, Ubisoft/Nintendo) Bass's Theme/Theme of Forte – Makoto Tomozawa – Mega Man 7 (SNES, 1995, Capcom) and Shusaku Uchiyama – Mega Man 8 – (PS1/Saturn, 1996, Capcom) Blooper Reel: Customization – flashygoodness – Rivals of Aether (Windows/XB1 2017; Switch 2020, Developed and Published by Dan Fornace) Patrons: Alex Messenger The Last Rican Ryan Steele Skeletroy Kung Fu Carlito Forrest Shamlian The Mysterious Nathan Artists: Naomi Rubin Carlos Leon-Roman Ben "The Diad" Dishman Skeletroy
01:47:44
April 06, 2021
Episode 3-2, Part 2: The Drums of War (RPG Battles)
Episode 3-2, Part 2: The Drums of War (RPG Battles)
Greetings, Gamers! Here we are at Part II of our RPG Battle Themes episode: The Drums of War! Get ready for even more fighting-taking-turns goodness, and let us know about any of your favorite themes that were left off the list! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Battle 2 - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV (SNES, 1991, Square) FIGHT!!: Version 3 - Noriyuki Iwadare - Grandia II (Dreamcast, 2000, Game Arts) Battle! Strong Wild Pokemon - Junichi Masuda - Pokemon Black/White (DS, 2010, Nintendo/The Pokemon Company/Game Freak) The Drums of War: Ikusamanui - Takahiro Yonemura - Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen (Windows/PS2/PSP, 2002, Leaf/Sting) (Utawa reru mono means "what is sung") Isaac's Battle Theme (Remix) - Motoi Sakuraba, arr. Ema 194 Alvarado - Super Smash Flash 2 (PC, 2007, McLeod Gaming) Rise or Fall - Tokuhiko Uwabo - Phantasy Star II (Genesis/Mega Drive, 1989, SEGA) Fatalize - Motoi Sakuraba - Tales of Symphgonia (GameCube/PS2, 2003, Namco) Battle 1 - Masahiro Andoh - Arc the Lad III (PlayStation, 1999, Sony/ARC Entertainment) Boss Battle 2 - Yasunori Mitsuda - Chrono Trigger (SNES, 1995, Square) An Obstacle in Our Path - ACE+ - Xenoblade Chronicles Original/Definitive Edition (Wii/Switch, 2010/2020, Monolith Soft/Nintendo Blooper Reel: Franky – Keiichi Suzuki & Hirokazu Tanaka - Earthbound (SNES, 1994, HAL Laboratory/Ape Inc./Nintendo) Thanks to Naomi Rubin, Carlos Leon-Roman, and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our show's artwork, and to Skeletroy for our theme song - including the amazing rendition he did for this two-part special!
01:08:48
March 30, 2021
Episode 3-2, Part 1: Let the Battles Begin! (RPG Battle Themes)
Episode 3-2, Part 1: Let the Battles Begin! (RPG Battle Themes)
Greetings, Gamers! This time around, we ended up splitting our playlist into two episodes, because this topic – RPG Battle Themes – is just too big to narrow down to 14 tracks! This week, Shootkapow and I each bring you 5 tracks (out of a total of 10 we each picked) from tactical, turn-based, or adventure-style role playing games. There are some classics here, as well as some more obscure picks, but as always, everything is Very Good Music! Bear with us – I actually decided partway through this episode to split the tracks up instead of going for one full-sized, 20-song extravaganza. We hope you enjoy the format and the rare opportunity for some back-to-back episodes! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Let the Battles Begin - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation, 1997, Square) Slay the Snake! - Kazumi Totaka - Kaeru no Tame ni Kane wa Naru/For the Frog the Bell Tolls (Game Boy, 1992, Nintendo/Intelligent Systems) For Achieve! - Motoi Sakuraba - Star Ocean (Super Famicom, 1996, Enix/tri-Ace) Assault - Naoki Kodaka - Albert Odyssey Gaiden: Legend of Eldean (Saturn, 1996, Sunsoft) Regular Battle 1 - Revo (Yasuo Kamanaka) - Bravely Default II (Switch, 2021, Square Enix/Claytechworks) Battle: Navi Clash! - Yusuke Beppu - Rockman.EXE N1 Battle/Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge (Game Boy Advance/WonderSwan Color, 2003, Capcom/Inti Creates) Fight! (original and 8-bit) - Takeru Kanazaki, Shigemitsu Goto, Fumihiro Isobe - Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U, 2016, Nintendo/Intelligent Systems) Battlefield: Storm - Yuzo Koshiro - Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan (3DS, 2012, Atlus) Dangerous Guys - Shogo Sakai - Mother 3 (Game Boy Advance, 2006, Nintendo/Hal Laboratory) GONG: Version Alpha III - Michiaki Watanabe, Koji Hayama, Naofumi Tsuruyama, Takuya Hanaoka, Takahiro Kamikawa, Yasufumi Fukuda, JAM Project - Super Robot Taisen Alpha 3: To the End of the Galaxy (PS2, 2005, Banpresto) Blooper Reel: Battle Against a Clueless Foe - Shane Mesa, Dani Person, Nick Elward - Oddity (PC, in development, fan game) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA And thanks to our newest patron, Nathan! Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:13:34
March 23, 2021
Episode 3-1: Level 3 Unlocked!
Episode 3-1: Level 3 Unlocked!
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to Level 3! To kick our third season (and 2nd year, wow!), we've selected tunes from the 3rd level/area/stage of some of our favorite games, along with a few others we've never played! As usual when it's not a spotlight episode, we're featuring a wide range of publishers, platforms, and eras in gaming, but as always, everything follows our number one rule: It's all Very Good Music! While a couple of tracks from some of our MVPs are notably absent (no Flowers of Antimony from Shovel Knight or Threed from Earthbound???), Shootkapow and I are very proud of this list we've put together. We've also included links in the YouTube video description to the Bandcamp pages of some of our featured artists, so be sure to check them out! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Studiopolis Zone, Act 1 - Tee Lopes - Sonic Mania (MultiPlatform, 2017, SEGA) Castelia City - Pokemon Black/White - Shota Kageyama (DS, 2010, Nintendo/Pokemon Company) Reach the Control Room! - Hideto Maeda, Konomi Ito, Hironori Tanaka, Hiroyuki Naka  - The Firemen (Super Famicom/SNES (Europe only), Human Entertainment, 1994) Underground Conduit - Batman - Naoki Kodaka (NES, 1989, Sunsoft) Waterfall of Bloodshed - Kazuki Muraoka, arr. Hidehiro Funauchi - Operation C (Game Boy, 1991, Konami) Watery Graves (Slow) - Plants vs. Zombies - Laura Shigihara (PC, 2009,PopCap Games) The Cave - Masanori Adachi, Taro Kudo - Super Castlevania IV (SNES, 1991, Konami) Polargeist - DJVI - Geometry Dash (iOS/Android, 2013, RobTab Games) Let's Live in a Lovely Cemetery - ZUN, arr. Eru - IKUSAAAAAAAN! (originally from Touhou 13: Ten Desires) (PC, 2016, Yuyusansan) Flower Fields - Tomoya Tomita - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii, 2010, Nintendo/Good-Feel) Stage 3 - Masaharu Iwata, Hitoshi Sakimoto - Revolter (PC-88, 1988, A.S.C. Group) Waterfall - Toby Fox - Undertale (MultiPlatform, 2015, Self-published by Toby Fox) Foulwater Falls - Tomoya Tomita - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii, 2008,Nintendo/Good-Feel) Koopa Troopa Beach - Kenta Nagata - Mario Kart 64 (N64, 1996, Nintendo) Blooper Reel: The Mixing Room - Jake Kaufman - M&M's: Minis Madness (Game Boy Color, 2000, Majesco) Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA Thanks also to our newest patron, Nathan! Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:40:56
March 09, 2021
Episode 3-1 Trailer
Episode 3-1 Trailer
Greetings, Gamers! Dues to some unforeseen circumstances, Bedroth wasn't able to get the episode edited in time for today's premier, so we're pushing things back 1 week. Don't worry - you'll still get your full season's worth! To tide you over until the episode proper drops next week, we've given you a taste of all 14 tracks we'll be featuring. Can you guess which games they come from? Do you know the songs so well that you can spot them within a few seconds?  Check out the YouTube video and let us know in the comments, shout out your guesses @Shootkapow on Twitter, or email Bedroth at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com! We'll see you next week!
04:14
March 02, 2021
Episode 2-13, Part 2: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy
Episode 2-13, Part 2: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy
For this special two-part finale, the hosts are joined by the original Thrash Canadian, Skeletroy, to discuss the fantastic music of Mega Mans X and X3. Why did we skip X2? Why did we split up the playlists this way? How did we decide which mavericks should go head-to-head? Find the answers to these and other questions you never thought to ask in Episode 2-13: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Mega Man X was developed and published by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and released on December 17th, 1993. Except where noted below, the soundtrack was composed by Setsuo Yamamoto. Mega Man X3 was developed by Capcom and Minakuchi Engineering and published by Capcom in Japan and North America. It was released for the SNES on December 1st, 1995. The full soundtrack was composed by Kinuyo Yamashita. Playlist: Play-in - X1 Dr. Light Theme / X2 Dr. Cain's Lab Sting Chameleon / Tunnel Rhino Chill Penguin (comp. Yuki Iwai) / Blizzard Buffalo Launch Octopus / Blast Hornet Boomer Kuwanger (comp. Yuko Takehara) / Neon Tiger Flame Mammoth / Toxic Seahorse Storm Eagle (comp. Makoto Tomozawa) / Crush Crawfish Spark Mandrill (comp. Makoto Tomozawa) / Gravity Beetle Armored Armadillo / Volt Catfish MMX Credit Roll / X3 Staff Roll Play-out - MMX Casting Theme Skeletroy's Mega Man X Thrash Remixes on YouTube by searching "Skeletroy Mega Man X" or visiting the Very Good Music VGM Podcast channel playlists page!
01:36:57
February 16, 2021
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 5: What the World Needs Now
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 5: What the World Needs Now
Greetings Gamers, and Happy February 14th! Not everyone celebrates Valentine's Day (or even Love Day from Animal Crossing), but there is one thing we all like to celebrate around here: Very Good Music! Brief Disclaimer - this episode was put together fairly quickly and doesn't have quite the level of rigorous research that I like to put into most. Please let us know of any mistakes in the comments so we don't misinform anyone! Join us for this special bonus episode where we listen to 13 great songs with "Love" in the title. This one is for all of you, gamers - we love you!! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Finally, you can check out our special under-music for this episode, "The Sandy Beach of Ganbo - Relaxing Synth Remix" from Voltz Supreme's album Synth VGM Remixes Vol.3 - Underwater and Slightly Moist Themes Part 2 on YouTube and purchase the album by searching "Voltz Supreme distrokid". Playlist: Octopus, I Love You - Octodad - Dalmatian Rex & the Eigentones (In the original student version of Octodad the developers had been able to use Dalmatian Rex and the Eigentones’ indie pop song, “Octopus I Love You" for the end credits as well as for the promotional video.( The Sandy Beach of Gumbo/Ganbo (Love Theme) - Grandia - Noriyuki Iwadare Love You Love You Love - Mighty Switch Force - Jake "Virt" Kaufman Oh! One True Love - Undertale - Toby Fox Love Theme - Cattails - Tormod Garvin Love Theme - Fantasy Life - Nobuo Uematsu Love Theme - Mother 3 - Shogo Sakai Theme of Love (Rosa's Theme) - Final Fantasy IV - Nobuo Uematsu Ai no Uta (Love's Song) - Pikmin - Hajime Wakai (?), performed by Strawberry Flower Too Full With Love - Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - Mieko Ishikawa Love Grows - Final Fantasy VIII - Nobuo Uematsu Dearly Beloved - Kingdom Hearts - Yoko Shimomura I Want Love (Studio Mix) - Silent Hill 3 - Akira Yamaoka, lyrics by Joe Romersa, performed by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (This version appears on the official soundtrack, but not in the game) Blooper Reel – Monkey’s Love Song – Mother 3 – Shogo Sakai
56:24
February 14, 2021
Episode 2-13, Part 1: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy
Episode 2-13, Part 1: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3 with Skeletroy
For this special two-part finale, the hosts are joined by the original Thrash Canadian, Skeletroy, to discuss the fantastic music of Mega Mans X and X3. Why did we skip X2? Why did we split up the playlists this way? How did we decide which mavericks should go head-to-head? Find the answers to these and other questions you never thought to ask in Episode 2-13: Mega Man X vs. Mega Man X3! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Mega Man X was developed and published by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and released on December 17th, 1993. Except where noted below, the soundtrack was composed by Setsuo Yamamoto. Mega Man X3 was developed by Capcom and Minakuchi Engineering and published by Capcom in Japan and North America. It was released for the SNES on December 1st, 1995. The full soundtrack was composed by Kinuyo Yamashita. Playlist: Intro Jingle: SNES Capcom Logo Title & Opening Stage Zero (X1 Zero's Entrance/Theme and X3 Zero's Theme) Stage/Boss Select (X1 Boss Select originally composed by Takashi Tateishi) Boss Battle/Victory/Weapon Get Vile (X1 Boss Battle 2 and X3 Vile's Theme) X1 Sigma Stage 1 and X3 Doppler Stage 1 X1 Sigma Battle 1 and X3 Sigma Battle 2 Password (X1 password theme by Toshihiko Horiyama) Ending Theme Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:57:29
February 09, 2021
Episode 2-12: Link, He Come to Town!
Episode 2-12: Link, He Come to Town!
Greetings, Gamers! This week, the hosts take another virtual road trip through the wide world of VGM...but this time, they are making stops in what are probably some very familiar places: Hyrule, Termina, Koholint Island, and other various locales from the Legend of Zelda series! Join us as we travel through one of Bedroth's favorite Nintendo worlds and listen to some of our very favorite video game tunes. Who knows? We might leave the road entirely to travel the sea, fly through the sky, or even take a trip through time itself! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Opening Track – "Zelda" Joe Pleiman of the band Rabbit Joint from their self–titled album Rabbit Joint, 1998 Town BGM – Akito Nakatsuka – Zelda II: The Adventure of Link – Famicom Disk System, 1987 Clock Town, Day 1 – Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask – Nintendo 64, 2000 Market – Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time – Nintendo 64, 1998 Skyloft – Shiho Fujii, arr. Garret Williamson – Super Smash Flash 2 (originally from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword) – Web–based Fan Game, 2007 Medley: Mabe Village – Kozue Ishikawa – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Game Boy, 1993 Horon Village – Minako Adachi & Kyohiro Sada – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons – Game Boy Color, 2001 (Developed by Capcom) Lynna Village (Past) – Minako Adachi & Kyohiro Sada – The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages – Game Boy Color, 2001 (Developed by Capcom) Outset Island – Toru Minegishi, Hajime Wakai, Kenta Nagata, Koji Kondo – The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker – GameCube, 2002 Village – Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes – 3DS, 2015 Village of the Blue Maiden – Koji Kondo, arr. Asuka Hayazaki (nee Ohta) – The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures – GameCube, 2004 Ordon Village – Toru Minegishi – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Wii/GameCube, 2006 Rito Village (Night) – Kenta Nagata, arr. Yasuaki Iwata – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U/Switch, 2017 Tarrey Town – Yasuaki Iwata – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Wii U/Switch, 2017 Mercay Island – Kenta Nagata & Toru Minegishi – The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass – DS, 2007 Mabe Village – Kozue Ishikawa, arr. Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Switch, 2019 Play out: Animal Village – Kozue Ishikawa – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Game Boy, 1993 and Animal Village – Kozue Ishikawa, arr. Ryo Nagamatsu – The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening – Switch, 2019 Patron Info: Alex Messenger, host of A VGM Journey podcast Skeletroy, creator of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube Ryan Steele, composer of Catlandia and other games Carlos's Leon-Roman, host of the Heroes Three podcast The Last Rican, host of the Senpai’s Playlist and VGM Fight Club podcasts Forrest Shamlian, creator of Castle Corp. on YouTube Artist Info: Naomi Rubin, artist, moonsproutstation.com – patreon.com/naomirubin Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:44:21
January 26, 2021
Episode 2-11: Platformers with ProfJeff!
Episode 2-11: Platformers with ProfJeff!
Greetings, Gamers, and Happy New Year! This week, the hosts are joined by Apparently-Regular-Episode-Eleven-Cohost ProfJeff! The trio has an absolute blast discussing some of what might be considered lower-tier platformers. Or at least 2D side-scrollers. We play it a little fast and loose. But just like always, you can rest assured in the fact that everything we’re playing is Very Good Music! Note - we usually try to keep this show G-rated. This one gets solidly PG in a few places - notably in our discussions about Donk and Tembo and after our Spelunky discussion. For anyone who is sensitive to mild cursing or innuendo, discretion is advised. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: 3:58 - Stage 1-1 (Kingdom of Zebulos) – Rocket Knight Adventures - Masanori Oouchi, Aki Hata, Michiru Yamane, Masanori Adachi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, and Akira Yamaoka – Genesis, 1993 14:14 - Time Castle - Socket/Time Dominator - Fumito Tamayama, Yoko Suzuki, and Shigenori Masuko - Genesis, 1993 20:42 - Forsaken City (Sever the Skyline Mix) - Celeste - Max Coburn/Maxo - Multiplatform, 2018 27:10 - Main Title – Donk! Samurai Duck! – Music by Tim Ericson, title music by Fate! - Amiga/Amiga CD32, 1994 36:23 - Stage 1: Battle of Shell City - TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT - Hideaki Kuroda - PC/PS4/XBone, 2015 42:28 - Goblin Sword - Ancient Castle Theme - Andrew Riley - iOS, 2014/Switch, 2020 48:07 - Jurassic Beach – Ecco the Dolphin – Spencer Nilsen, Brian Coburn, and Andras Magyari – Genesis, 1992 59:37 - The Concrete Pathway (The Toxic Wasteland)/Stage 2-1 - Kid Chaos - Pipe Smoker's Cough - Daniel Davies / Rob Fenn - Amiga/Amiga CD32, 1994 1:07:35 - Boss 1 (Olmec Fight) - Spelunky (Remake) - Eirik Suhrke - Multiplatform, 2013 1:17:18 - The Young Descendent of Tepes – Touhou Luna Nights – original compositions by ZUN, arrangements possibly by peposoft, according to Steam - Windows, Xbone, Switch, 2018 1:28:23 - The Sorceress - Reknum - Sinesita/Ines Miras - Switch/PS4, 1/31/2020 1:36:07 - Meltdown 2 - Cave Story+ - Daisuke "Pixel" Amaya arranged by Danny "dannyB" Baranowsky - Multiplatform, 2011 1:40:34 - Sunset Heights (Stage 6) – Spark the Electric Jester – Funk Fiction/Materia Collective – Windows, 2017 1:51:59 - Graveyard - Sleepwalker - Barry Leitch - Windows, C64, Amiga/CD32, Atari ST, 1993; later ported to DOS and adapted for SNES under the Eek! The Cat license 2:10:54 - C.H.A.D.'s Broken Wind/Chapter 2, The Hospital (Dark World) - Super Meat Boy - Danny Baranowsky - Multiplatform, 2010 Blooper Reel: Scab or Die (Night on Bald Mountain) - The End is Nigh - Modest Mussorgsky/Ridiculon - Multiplatform, 2017 Patrons: Alex “The Messenger” Messenger of the A VGM Journey podcast Skeletroy of YouTube’s SNES Thrash Remixes Ryan Steel, Composer (Catlandia) Carlos's Leon-Roman of the Heroes Three podcast The Last Rican of the VGM Fight Club and Senpai’s Playlist podcasts Forrest Shamlian of YouTube’s Castle Corp and BombShow! Show Artists: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
02:14:42
January 12, 2021
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 4: Interview with Artist Naomi Rubin
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 4: Interview with Artist Naomi Rubin
In this very special bonus episode, the hosts are joined by the artist who designed their awesome cover art: Naomi Rubin! We had a blast digging into Naomi’s process for coming up with the VGMVGM design, and in talking about some of her influences. Of course, there’s still plenty of Very Good Music, as the trio listens to three songs, each representing one of the stars of the art itself: Sans, Zelda, and Proto Man! No playlist this week. Naomi is the star of this show, and we want to keep the music a bit of a surprise. More than ever, we would love for you to check out the accompanying video on YouTube, where you can get an exclusive look at some of Naomi’s in-process artwork! Finally…we have a Discord now! Come join us and talk about the music here: https://discord.com/invite/qpbXPdCf2N That’s all for now. We’ll see you in one week for Episode 2-11: Platformers with ProfJeff! Musical artists featured: Toby Fox, Toru Minegishi, Yasuaki Fujita, Hideki Sakamoto, and Kenta Nagata Links Naomi mentioned: Pueblo Unido PDX - https://www.pueblounidopdx.org/ Pueblo Unido is a non-profit organization that supports Portland metro community members in the fight against deportation Ava’s Demon by Michelle Czajkowsk - https://www.avasdemon.com/ Helvetica by J. N. Wiedle - http://helvetica.jnwiedle.com/ Patron Links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Ryan's Bandcamp: https://polartabby.bandcamp.com/album/catlandia-soundtrack Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/ The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Forrest’s Show: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgEAyaGKcvUoMsovGYtPQhA Artist Links: Naomi Rubin - patreon.com/naomirubin | comics at moonsproutstation.com Carlos Leon Roman - Instagram.com/kf_carlito Ben "The Diad" Dishman - @TheDiad Skeletroy - patreon.com/skeletroy
01:30:53
January 05, 2021
Episode 2-10: Very, Very Good Music (2020 Podcast Year in Review)
Episode 2-10: Very, Very Good Music (2020 Podcast Year in Review)
Here it is, gamers...our 10 best favorite most memorable(?) tracks from the podcast in 2020. Yeah, the only real rhyme or reason to this is that these are the tracks we picked when we HAD to pick 10 tracks for our end-of-year special. Take from that what you will! Either way, we had a blast. We even get to open up with a few picks from our wonderful patrons! Thanks for a great year, and let's all hope that 2021 holds many great things for us all! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! No track list, to maintain the mystery. If you really want one, it's available on the YouTube video!
02:14:07
December 29, 2020
Episode 2-9: A Holly Jolly Podcast
Episode 2-9: A Holly Jolly Podcast
Sleigh bells ring...are you listening? Yes, you are...to another batch of winter vgm! Join the hosts for another episode, this one exploring the less icy, snowy side of the season and exploring the jollier, more festive kind of music we all associate with this time of year. In fact, see if you can count how many times Bedroth says "festive" in this episode! This episode also features a lot of bonus music in between the main tracks. Check the show notes for information about those songs, and check out our accompanying YouTube playlist to hear the songs without our inane chatter on top of them. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Playlist: Jingle Bells - Santa Claus no Takarabako (FDS, 1987) - Composer Unknown 3:25 - Snow (Super Mario World) - Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch, 2019) - Koji Kondo Loading 'Arsys Christmas Song' - Knight Arms: The Hyblid Framer (Sharp X68000, 1989) - Toshiya Yamanaka 8:00 - Magical Snow Day - Sonic Runners (Mobile, 2015) - Tomoya Ohtani Sadistic Xmas/Arctic Dream (Finland) - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Multiplatform, 2011) - Keiichi Okabe 15:52 - Mt. Slide - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii, 2010) - Tomoya Tomita Cozy Cabin - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii, 2010) - Tomoya Tomita 21:52 - Monsters, Inc. Scream Team (aka Scare Island in Europe) - Arctic Pursuit (PS1, 2001) - T. Sohet and P. Roger 26:39 - Mount Wario - Mario Kart 8 (Wii-U, 2015) - Ryo Nagamatsu God Rest Ye, Deadly Gentlemen - Rise of the Triad (DOS, 1994) - Robert Prince, Lee Jackson 32:52 - Merry Mountain - Mario Kart Tour (Mobile, 2019) - Composer Unknown, possibly Kenta Nagata or Ryo Nagamatsu 36:37 - A Little Light Snowfall - Yoshi's Wolly World (Wii-U/3DS, 2015) - Tomoya Tomita Penguin Iceberg: Snow Court Song - Mario Tennis Open (3DS, 2012) - Motoi Sakuraba 43:49 - Yeti Caves - Spelunky (Multiplatform, Originally Windows, 2008, Remake 2013) - George Buzinkai, Jonathan Perry, and Eirik Suhrke (remake only) Sasquatch's Stage - Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors (Arcade/PS1/PS2, 1994) - Takayuki Iwai, Hideki Okugawa 47:10 - Mammoth Glacier - Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii, 2007) - Takashi Kouga 50:57 - Alpine Peak - Donkey Kong Barrel Blast (Wii, 2007) - Takashi Kouga Jangle Bells - Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES, 1996) - Eveline Novakovic (née Fischer) 55:50 – Penguin Slide - Wii Fit (Wii, 2007) - Toru Minigishi Christmas Party - LovePlus (DS, 2009) - Composer Unknown 1:00:08 - Snowfield (Stage 1) - Gradius Gaiden (PS1, 1997) - Norikazu Miura 1:04:59 - Don't Freeze - Mario Party 9 (Wii, 2012) - Toshiki Aida, Ryosuke Asami Blizzard of Balls - The Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Windows, 2013) - Sam Beddoes 1:16:35 - Winter Star Festival - Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Multiplatform, 2008 | Expansion in 2019) - Akihiko Narita Blooper Reel: Remix II Stage 7 (Mario Winter Theme Remix) - NES Remix 2 (Wii-U, 2014) - Koji Kondo/Toshiyuki Sudo
01:20:27
December 15, 2020
Episode 2-8: In the Land of Ice and Snow
Episode 2-8: In the Land of Ice and Snow
It's beginning to look a lot like...well, winter! And you know what that means in VGM Podcast Land: a special, winter-themed episode! We wanted to start this tradition off with a bang, so Bedroth cooked up something wildly involved and time-consuming to bring you some wintry VGM you're unlikely to have heard before on other VGM winter specials. In fact, the hosts worked so hard to find you some bangin' good tracks to welcome in the season, there were too many to fit into one episode! You'll learn more about that as you listen to this, our first of TWO winter-themed shows. This episode, which we're calling "In the Land of Ice and Snow" features themes that fit the darker, more emotional side of the season. If it gets a little heavy for you, tune in in ONE WEEK to hear the 2nd show, which will be a lot more festive. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkpow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you! Track List: A Song of Ice and Snow - Heroes of Mana (DS, 2007) - Yoko Shimomura Iceberg - Kirbys Dream Land 3 (SNES, 1997) - Jun Ishikawa and Hirokazu Ando Northpole - Jett Rocket (WiiWare, 2010) - composer unknown  Shackled Snowhorn - Super Smash Flash 2 (PC, 2007) - David Wise, arr. Auraka Auraka's Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/757MJas7q02YAHamq8ZDZE Glacius - Killer Instinct (Arcade, 1994) - Robin Beanland, Graeme Norgate Frostfall - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC/PS3/360, 2011 | Frostfall Mod 2016) - Jeremy Soule Winter Night - Brave Dwarves 2 (Windows, 2002) - Valery Belozertsev, aka Butch Ice Mountain - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS/Wii, 2009) - Kumi Tanioka Stillsnow - Octopath Traveler (Switch, 2018) - Yasunori Nishiki Frozen Heel - Tales of Graces (PS3, 2009) - Motoi Sakuraba Blizzard - Addams Family Values (Genesis/SNES, 1995) - Keith Tinman Old Ferrum Town (Winter) - Pokken Tournament (Wii-U, 2015) - Hiroki Hashimoto, Hiroyuki Kawada, Rio Hamamoto, Taku Inoue, Eriko Sakurai, Yoshinori Hirai, Takafumi Sato, Mitsuhiro Kitadani, Yu Sugimoto, and/or Shota Kageyama Snow Sound - Touhou Arranged (originally from the album Fairy Queen, 2010) - Song by Itou Ken, aka NAGI☆ and Akagami, performd by Maika and FELT Snow Sound lyrics: https://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Lyrics:_Snow_Sound Freezington - Pokemon Sword & Shield: The Crown Tundra (Switch, 2019 | DLC 2020) - Go Ichinose, Minako Adachi, and/or Junichi Masuda Blooper Reel - Snow Field - Contra (NES, 1988) - Hidenori Maezawa and Kiyohiro Sada
01:35:01
December 08, 2020
Episode 2-7: Pokemon! with the Last Rican and Pernell
Episode 2-7: Pokemon! with the Last Rican and Pernell
Welcome to our first ever Patron-requested episode! Our wonderful patron, Daryll "The Last Rican" Bowers, host of the VGM Fight Club podcast, has brought along a good friend, Pernell of the Rhythm and Pixels podcast! It's an extra-long podcast host extravaganza as we discuss a series that is very close to three of our hearts: Pokemon!    Enjoy a diverse selection of tunes from three veterans and one noob (yours truly) as we explore a small part of the history of this world-famous, long-running franchise. The Last Rican has also brought along some quiz questions to try to stump Pernell and Shootkapow. See how many you can answer as you follow us on our journey through the various Pokemon regions!  Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. Special thanks to Naomi Rubin for our amazing new cover art! Links to their content can be found below the playlist on our YouTube video! You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us by e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on Twitter @Shootkapow, or by leaving us a voice message at anchor.com/vgmvgm. You can also leave us a comment on YouTube and while you're at it, please let us know if you like the video, and subscribe and ring the bell to be notified of future episodes! We look forward to hearing from you!   Play-in – The Last Rican Theme by Shootkapow  3:29 - Pokemon Blue/Red - Junichi Masuda - Nintendo/Game Freak - Game Boy - 1996 cover by jesterdist   9:34 - Route 120 - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire - Go Ichinose, Morikazu Aoki, Junichi Masuda - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - Game Boy Advance - 2002   24:37 - Skyarrow Bridge - Pokemon Black/White - Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2010    42:14 - Main Menu - Pokemon Duel - Shota Kageyama - The Pokemon Company/Heroz - Android/iOS - 2016    56:29 - Hi Score Screen - Pokemon Pinball - Go Ichinose - Nintendo/Jupiter, HAL Laboratory - Game Boy Color - 1999    1:08:08 - Elite 4 Battle - Pokemon Black/White - Shota Kageyama, Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Minako Adachi - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2010    1:16:01 - Dialga’s Fight to the Finish! - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time and Darkness - Arata Iiyoshi, Hideki Sakamoto, Keisuke Ito, Ryoma Nakamura, Kenichi Saito - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Chunsoft - DS - 2007    1:29:08 - Great Paradise - Learn With Pokemon: Typing Adventure - Azusa Chiba, Masaharu Iwata, Kimihiro Abe, Music Supervisor Hitoshi Sakimoto - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Genius Sonority - DS - 2011     1:40:22 - Battle vs Red Theme - Pokemon Soul Silver/Heart Gold - Go Ichinose, Shota Kageyama, Hitomi Sato, Junichi Masuda, Takuto Kitsuta - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2009    1:57:32 - Koga's Theme - Pokemon Puzzle League - John Siegler, Marry Corallo, Louis Cortelezzi, Ken Cumminos, Neil Jason, Michael Whalen, Ralph Schucketit, Brian Steckler, and Lawrence Schwedler - Nintendo/Nintendo Software Technology - N64 - 2000    2:15:22 - Battle! Rival Hugh - Pokemon Black 2 & White 2 - Go Ichinose, Hitomi Sato, Teruo Taniguchi - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2012    2:34:00 - Dragon’s Nest - Pokken Tournament - Hiroki Hashimoto - Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Company - Arcade/Wii-U/Switch - 2015    2:49:17 - Legendary Pokemon Theme - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl - Go Ichinose, Junichi Masuda, Hitomi Sato, Morikazu Aoki - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Game Freak - DS - 2006   3:16:18 - Phenac City - Pokemon Colosseum - Tsukasa Tawada - Nintendo, The Pokemon Company/Genius Sonority - GameCube - 2003
03:21:02
December 01, 2020
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 3: A Tribute to VGM Podcasters, Part 2
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 3: A Tribute to VGM Podcasters, Part 2
Guests: Alex "The Messenger" Messenger, electricboogaloo, Daniel "Muddle Madness" Perkey, Cam Werme, and Darryl "The Last Rican" Bowers; special thanks to the VGM podcasters who lent their voices to the special message!) BGMania (Bryan) 5:52 - Arthas, My Son– World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Neal Acree, Jason Hayes – Blizzard – Windows – 2008 The WaveBack Podcast (Kris & Matt) 14:18 - Magnet Man – Rockman III – Yasuaki "Bun Bun" Fujita – Capcom – NES – 1990 15:39 - Main Theme: 50 Players Left – Tetris 99 – Teruo Taniguchi – Nintendo – Switch – 2019 The VGM Lounge (Derek & Matt 21:22 - Swivel – Trials of Mana Remake – Hiroki Kikuta – Square Enix – Switch/Windows/PS4 – 2020 22:41 - Demon Lord Ninetails Extermination – Okami – Rei Kondoh – Capcom – PS2/Wii – 2006 Pixelated Audio (Bryan, James, & Gene) 30:37 - You're Not Alone – Final Fatasy IX – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – PS1 – 2001 32:52 - Tower 5 – Spanky's Quest (Game Boy) – Hiroyuki Itwatsuki – Taito – Game Boy – 1991 34:15 - A Curious Happening – Secret of Mana – Hiroki Kikuta – Square – SNES – 1993 KVGM The Last Wave (Hammock) 36:48- Dream of the Shore Near Another World – Chrono Cross – Yasunori Mitsuda - Square – PS1 – 1999 Game That Tune (John H., Johnny, David, & Jesse) 48:00 - The Oracle – Secret of Mana – Hiroki Kikuta – Square – SNES – 1993 49:42 - Launch Base Zone – Sonic the Hedgehog 3 – Brad Buxer, Cirocco Jones, Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby, Sachio Ogawa, Tatsuyuki Maeda, Jun Senoue, Michael Jackson – Sega – Genesis – 1994 50:47 - Lightning Battle – Kid Icarus Uprising – Motoi Sakuraba – Nintendo – 3DS – 2012 55:48 - Stage 4 – Sky Shark – Tim Follin – Romstar – NES – 1989 XVGM Radio (Mike & Justin) 1:12:56 - Tifa's Theme – Final Fantasy VII – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – PS1 – 1997 1:15:31 - Rock is Sponge – Rez – Keiichi Sugiyama – Sega – Dreamcast – 2001 The VGMBassy (Ed) 1:25:54 - Jurassic Dope – Contra Hard Corps – Hiroshi Kobayashi – Konami – Genesis – 1994 Rhythm and Pixels (Rob & Pernell) 1:38:11 - Happy Birthday! – Gimmick – Masashi Kageyama – Sunsoft – NES – 1992 1:40:30 - Holders of Power – Ys I & II – Ryo Yonemitsu – Hudson Soft – TurboGrafx–CD – 1989 A VGM Journey (The Messenger) 1:54:53 - Special Message – Under-music includes Oil Panic from Game & Watch Gallery (from Sound Test Lee), Song of Elune from World of Warcraft (from BGMania Bryan), Last Wave from Outrun (from KVGM Hammock), and Ripples on the Water and The Melting Pot from Super Marcato Bros. Will Brueggemann’s AXIOM. 2:04:49 - Ransacked – Wolfenstein: The New Order – Mick Gordon – Bethesda Softworks – Windows/PS3/XB360 – 2014 For links to all the shows, check out the video on YouTube! Special thanks to our patrons, Alex Messenger, Skeletroy, Carlos Leon-Roman, and The Last Rican! Special thanks to Naomi Rubin for the new VGMVGM logo! Check out her work on Patreon and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Thanks also to Carlos Leon-Roman and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for additional show artwork!
02:09:54
November 25, 2020
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 3: A Tribute to VGM Podcasters, Part 1
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 3: A Tribute to VGM Podcasters, Part 1
Guests: Chris "Steen" Steenerson, Chris "justapunk" Murray, Forrest Shamlian, Carlos "Kung Fu Carlito" Leon-Roman, Alex "The Messenger" Messenger, and Nathan "UtopiaNemo" Daniels Play–in: Blaster Master – Naoki Kodaka – Area 1 – Sunsoft – NES – 1988 The Legacy Music Hour (Brent & Rob) 16:14 - Title Screen – Rambo – Tohru Hasahe, Minki Motoyama – Acclaim/Pack–In–Video – NES – 1988 17:49 - The Sky Line (Stage 3A) – Thunder Force IV – Toshiharu Yamanishi – Technosoft/Sega – Genesis – 1992 The VGM Jukebox (Josh & keyglyph) 26:22 - Bar – Front Mission – Yoko Shimomura, Noriko Matsueda – Square – SFC – 1995 30:15 - Lonely Rolling Star – Katamari Damacy – Music and lyrics by Yoshihito Yano, Vocals by Saki Kabata – Namco – PS2 – 2004 Singing Mountain (Drew) 37:37 - Schala's Theme – Chrono Trigger – Yasunori Mitsuda – Square – SNES – 1995 Voltz Supreme’s Synth VGM Dream Stream Machine 43:12 - Serendipity – Final Fantasy XIII–2 – Naoshi Mizuta – Square Enix – PS3/XB360 – 2011 Super Marcato Bros. Video Game Music Podcast (Karl & Will) 1:04:35 - Yummy – Mighty Switch Force – Jake Kaufman – Wayforward – 3DS – 2011 1:06:34 - Artificial Intelligence Bomb – naruto (Kazuhiko Naruse) – Mungyodance 3: The Third Rave – VULPvibe Entertainment – Online – 2008 An Evening at the Roost/Train Station at 8/ The OCR Podcast (Bryan & Stephen) 1:18:23 - 8:00 PM – Animal Crossing Wild World – Kazumi Totaka, Asuka Ohta – Nintendo – DS – 2005 1:19:59 - Azure Blue World – Sonic Adventure – Jun Senoue – Sega – Dreamcast – 1998 Rock Out With Your Cart Out (Jason) Under-Music: The Boy Who Had Wings – Ys III: Wanderers from Ys – Falcom Sound Team JDK – Super Nintendo – 1991 1:28:27 - Prologue Peak/Nadir's Whale – Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean – Motoi Sakuraba – Namco – Gamecube – 2003 Forever Sound Version (Michael) 1:36:28 - Round 2–1 – Gynoug (Wings of Wor) – Noriyuki Iwadare – NCS/DreamWorks/Sega – Genesis – 1991 The Sound Test (Lee) 1:42:06 - Bayou Boogie – Donkey Kong Country 2 – David Wise – Nintendo – SNES – 1995 The Diad Presents: A VGM Podcast (The Diad) 2:00:12 - Elevator of the Department Store – Pinky Ponky – Taguchi Yasuhiro – Elf Co., Ltd. – Sharp X68K, MSX, PC–88, PC–98 – 1990 VGMPire (Brett) 2:18:35 - To Faraway Times – Chrono Trigger – Yasunori Mitsuda – Square – SNES – 1995 For links to all the shows, check out the video on YouTube! Special thanks to our patrons, Alex Messenger, Skeletroy, Carlos Leon-Roman, and The Last Rican! Special thanks to Naomi Rubin for the new VGMVGM logo! Check out her work on Patreon and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Thanks also to Carlos Leon-Roman and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for additional show artwork!
02:22:57
November 24, 2020
Episode 2-6: This Isn't Even My Final Form!
Episode 2-6: This Isn't Even My Final Form!
We've all been there. That one rogue you keep fighting just won't stop coming back, or that boss you think you've finally beaten still has one more form you have to destroy. It's annoying. Unless it's amazing. What's also amazing is when composers go above and beyond and compose a theme for each boss's fight or phase. This episode - an idea of Shootkapow's, chosen by YOU, the listeners - is a celebration of these themes. As always, we'd love to hear from you! @Shootkapow on Twitter, via e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com, on anchor.fm/vgmvgm, on patron.com/vgmvgm, or by searching the name of our show on YouTube and leaving us a comment! Thanks as always to our lovely patrons: The Last Rican, Kung Fu Carlito, Skeletroy, and The Messenger! 2:50 - Hollow Knight - Dung Defender - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry, Modern Platforms, 2017 11:38 - Hollow Knight (Grim Troupe DLC) - Grimm & Nightmare King - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry, Modern Platforms, 2017 20:16 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Manhattan Project - Shredder Battle & Super Shredder Battle - Yuichi Sakakura, Tomoya Tomita, Kozo Nakamura - Konami, NES, 1991 26:01 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Calamity Ganon Phase 1 & Dark Beast Ganon Battle - Calamity Ganon Battle by Yasuaki Iwata, Dark Beast Ganon by Manaka Kataoka w/Koji Kondo, Sound Direction by Hajime Wakai - Nintendo, Wii-U/Switch, 2017 38:42 - Super Mario RPG - Fight Against Smithy & Fight Against Smithy, Who Likes Transforming - Yoko Shimomura - Square/Nintendo, SNES, 1996 52:52 - Henry Stickmin Collection - The Conclusive Battle & Bizarre Funk - Puffballs United & Tommy Robin (aka Ockeroid) - Intersloth, Steam, 2020 1:01:11 - Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes - Theme of Onslaught I & II - Masato Kouda & Yuko Takehara - Capcom, Arcade/PS3/Dreamcast/360, 1998 1:04:57 - Super Mario Galaxy 2 - Bowser, Almighty Koopa King & Final Bowser Battle - Bowser, Almighty Koopa King by Mahito Yokota, Final Bowser Battle by Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo, Wii, 2010 1:12:43 - Freedom Planet - Final Boss Phase 1 & 2 - Leila "Woofle" Wilson, Stephen DiDuro (game's developer), Shane "Blue Warrior" Ellis - GalaxyTrail/Marvelous/XSeed, Computers/Wii-U/PS4/Switch, 2014 1:19:42 - Pokemon Sword & Shield - Battle! (Hop) and Final Battle! (Hop) - Minako Adachi, Go Ichinose, Keita Okamoto - Game Freak/The Pokemon Company/Nintendo, Switch, 2019 1:31:09 - A Hat in Time - You Are All Bad Guys! Part 2 & 3 - Pascal Michael Stiefel (aka Plasma3Music) - Gears for Breakfast/Humble Bundle, Modern Platforms, 2017 1:47:14 - Hollow Knight (Hidden Dreams DLC) - White Defender - Christopher Larkin - Team Cherry, Modern Platforms, 2017 Blooper Reel Music - The Schemer (Tinker Knight Theme) & The Destroyer (Tinker Tank Theme) - Shovel Knight - Jake Kaufman
01:52:25
November 17, 2020
Episode 2-5: An Undertale With Dusklight!
Episode 2-5: An Undertale With Dusklight!
Greetings, gamers. I decided to drop this one a day early, since at least my American listeners may be a little bit distracted on November 3rd, and who knows where we'll be come Wednesday morning? I hope you enjoy this little bit of escapism. We love you all! This week, the guys are once again joined by Dusklight, who will be taking us on a musical tour of her favorite game: Undertale! If you've heard podcasts on this subject before, you'll probably recognize some of the tunes we're playing; however, you'll be hearing about the game's characters and high points of the pacifist, neutral, and genocide stories from the perspective of a very enthusiastic fan, along with her favorite musical points along the way. If you haven't played the game and plan to some day, BEWARE: HERE BE SPOILERS!! This game's story is best experienced first-hand. Just be sure to come back and check out the episode when you're done. ;) Special thanks as always to our patrons: Alex Messenger of A VGM Journey, The Last Rican of VGM Fight Club, Skeletroy of SNES Thrash Remixes on YouTube, and Carlos Leon-Roman of the Heroes Three Podcast. Thanks also to Skeletroy for our theme song and th Carlos and Ben "The Diad" Dishman for the show's artwork! Links to our patrons work is in the show notes. You can be one of our patrons too, and get access to cool perks like seasonal topic polls, a special patrons-only request section of the show, and even a chance to guest on the podcast or pick out a whole playlist! You can also contact us at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com or @Shootkapow on Twitter! All of the music in Undertale was composed by Toby Fox, who was also the game's principal creator. It was first released online in 2015 and has since been ported to multiple systems. The under-dialogue music in this episode also features remixes and coves by some of the best YouTube artists composing and performing today. We'll be releasing a special follow-up bonus playlist this Friday, November 6th, so be sure to check that out for links to all of the creators' social media and download pages! Playlist: Undertale (Remix by [RetroSpecter]) Your Best Friend (Cover by String Player Gamer) Ruins (Remix by Bulby) Heartache (Cover by insaneintherain) Snowy (Remix by Beats by J) Bonetrousle (Remix by MyNewSoundtrack) Waterfall (Remix by by Malcolm Robinson) Spear of Justice/Battle Against a True Hero (Cover by GaMetal) Another Medium by (Cover by RichaadEB Ft. The8BitDrummer) Death by Glamour (Cover by Smooth McGroove) Here We Are (Remix by Asosmo) Megalovania by (Remix by Rohan Adiyodi/New Smash Bros Arr by Toby Fox) Bergentrucking/ASGORE (Cover by Lame Genie) Hopes and Dreams/Save the World (Remix by NyxTheShield Ft. Gatopaint)
01:55:32
November 02, 2020
Episode 2-4: Halloween 2020 - Nightmare Fuel!
Episode 2-4: Halloween 2020 - Nightmare Fuel!
Episode 2-4: Halloween Special 2020: Nightmare Fuel Kirby games are renowned for their charm, their clever use of power-ups, and their accessibility to gamers of all ages. They are also well-know for their nightmarish final bosses, many of whom have multiple forms, each scarier than the last. An evil wizard who wants to fill Dream Land with nightmares? A warrior so strong he was sealed away for the safety of the multiverse? A Destroyer of Worlds created from the combination of all chaos and possibilities? We've got them all and more in this, our very first Halloween Special! And, as always, there's a scary amount of very good music to be heard! Special thanks to our patrons, whose work you can find linked below the track list: Carlos of the Heroes Three podcast, Skeletroy of the SNES Thrash Remix channel on Youtube, The Last Rican of the VGM Fight Club podcast, and Alex "The Messenger" Messenger, host of A VGM Journey. You too can join our Patreon to help us make the podcast the best that it can be and have a direct influence on the show's content by visiting patreon.com/vgmvgm! As always, you can reach out to us by e-mail (verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com), Twitter (@Shootkapow), or in the comments section of our Youtube videos. Nightmare Appears/Nightmare Wizard - Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land - Originally Hirokazu Ando - GBA - HAL/Nintendo - 2002 Vs. Marx - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate -Originally Jun Ishikawa - SNES - HAL/Nintendo - 1996 (Smash arrangement supervised by Yasunori Mitsuda - Switch - Sora Ltd./BANDAI NAMCO/ Nintendo - 2018) 02 Battle - Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards - Jun Ishikawa - N64 - HAL/Nintendo - 2000 Dark Mind Final Battle - Kirby & the Amazing Mirror - Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - GBA - HAL/Nintendo - 2004 Drawcia Sorcoress - Kirby: Canvas Curse - Jun Ishikawa or Tadashi Ikegami - DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2005 Dark Meta Knight Battle - Kirby & the Amazing Mirror - Hironobu Inagaki, Atsuyoshi Isemura - GBA - HAL/Nintendo - 2004 Galacta Knight - Kirby's Return to Dream Land - Jun Ishikawa - Wii - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 C-R-O-W-N-E-D (Magolor Soul) - Kirby's Return to Dram Land - Hirokazu Ando - Wii - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 Vs. Squashini - Kirby's Epic Yarn - Tomoya Tomita - Wii - Good-Feel/HAL/Nintendo - 2010 Bad Nightmare - Kirby Mass Attack - Shogo Sakai - DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 Final Boss - Kirby Mass Attack - Shogo Sakai - DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2011 The Final Battle (vs. Dark Crafter) - Kirby and the Rainbow Curse - Shogo Sakai - Wii-U - HAL/Nintendo - 2015 Fatal Blooms in Moonlight (Moonstruck Blossom) - Kirby Triple Deluxe - Hirokazu Ando - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2014 The World to Win - Kirby Triple Deluxe - Hirokazu Ando - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2014 Mind in a Program - Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazo Ando & Jun Ishikawa - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2015 Super Nova - Kirby: Planet Robobot - Hirokazo Ando & Jun Ishikawa - 3DS - HAL/Nintendo - 2015 Void Termina Battle (Flying Phase) - Kirby Star Allies - Hirokazo Ando - Jun Ishikawa -Switch - HAL/Nintendo - 2018 Artwork by Ben Dishman (@TheDiad) and Carlos Leon-Roman. Theme song by Skeletroy Patron links: Alex Messenger's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/f8b4688/podcast/rss The Last Rican's Podcast: https://anchor.fm/s/379cabe4/podcast/rss Skeletroy's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Carlos's Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/
01:53:20
October 20, 2020
Episode 2-3 - A Very Good Musical Journey with The Messenger: Ninjas! (or is it just Ninja?)
Episode 2-3 - A Very Good Musical Journey with The Messenger: Ninjas! (or is it just Ninja?)
This week, the boys are joined by fellow podcaster and top-tier VGM fan, Alex "The Messenger Messenger! We showcase a few of our favorite songs from the game bearing his nickname, as well as a wide variety of games featuring those mysterious shadow-warriors of yore: ninjas! Or is it just ninja? Well, either way, you can be sure of one thing: you're in for some very good music! As always, we'd like to thank our amazing patrons, The Last Rican, Carlos, Skeletroy, and The Messenger himself!. You can see links to their work at the end of the playlist on YouTube, along with links to the work of some of the artists we're featuring. Thanks also to Skeletroy for our theme song and for the bmper music under our special guest, Ed Wil--er--Ryu Hayabusa! And thanks to Carlos and to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our show's artwork! Support us at patron.com/vgmvgm; e-mail us at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com; find Shootkapow online @Shootkapow on Twitter; visit our YouTube page for links to all the places you can find us online! :43 - Play-in - The Messenger - Ninja's Respite (Ninja Village) - Devolver Digital - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2018 - Rainbowdragoneyes 7:06 - Spyro: Year of the Dragon - Fireworks Factory - Sony - PS1 - 2000 - Stewart Copeland 12:10 - Kirby’s Return to Dream Land - Ninja Dojo - Nintendo - Wii - 2011 - Hirokazu Ando, Jun Ishikawa 18:12 - Mysical Ninja Starring Goemon - Kompira Mountain - Konami - N64 - 1997 - Shigeru Araki, Yusuke Kato, Saiko Miki, Yasumasa Kitagawa 23:42 - Mortal Kombat - The Courtyard - Midway - Arcade (and lots of ports) - 1992 - Dan Forden 31:13 - The Messenger - Phantom of Yore - Devolver Digital - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2018 - Rainbowdragoneyes 37:25 - ARMS - Ninjara Theme - Nintendo - Switch - 2017 - Atsuko Asahi, Yasuaki Iwata 45:04 - Ninja Baseball Bat Man - Seattle (Stage 1) - Irem America Corporation - Arcade - 1993 - Hayashi Sho, Jitta 51:40 - Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - The Ninja Take a Stand! - Bandai Namco - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2016 - Chikayo Fukuda 56:34 - (Ryu Hyabusa Talks Ninjutsu) - Ninja Gaiden - Devilish Influence (Japanese mix) - Skeletroy 59:51 - Shadow of the Ninja - Stage 5 - Natsume (Taito in Europe) - NES - 1990 - Iku Mizutani, Kouichi Yamanishi 1:05:08 - Killer Instinct - The Tiger Warrior - Microsoft - Windows/XB1 - 2013 - Mick Gordon 1:15:05 - TMNT IV: Turtles in Time - Sewer Surfin’ - Konami - Arcade (1991)/SNES (1992) - Mutsuhiko Izumi, Kozo Nakamura 1:22:52 - The Messenger - The Frozen Light (Glacial Peak) Rock Cover by Lame Genie - Devolver Digital - Windows/Switch/PS4/XB1 - 2018 - Rainbowdragoneyes 1:33:38 - Ninjabread Man - Track 1 - Data Design Interactive - PS2/Windows (2005), Wii (2007) - Composer unknown 1:35:08 - Blooper Reel - Little Ninja Bros - Title Screen and Town of Yokan - Culture Brain - NES - 1989 - Akinori Sawa
01:38:28
October 06, 2020
Episode 2-2: Five Finger Fanfare
Episode 2-2: Five Finger Fanfare
Greetings, gamers, and welcome to episode 2-2! On this episode, we dive into a topic first popularized by the Super Marcato Bros, Karl and Will Bruegeman, on their own VGM podcast: a compositional technique called the Five-Finger Fanfare. Also included in the show is a clip from their 201st episode, which aired on January 31st, 2016. This was an exciting and challenging episode to put together, and the track list is the result of many months of making mental notes each time we'd come across this sound in the wild. It's not exactly something you can type into a search bar! Regardless, everything fits our Number One Rule: Everything is very good music! Special thanks to our Patreon patrons, Alex “The Messenger” Messenger of A VGM Journey, The Last Rican, Skeletroy, and Carlos from the Heroes Three Podcast! If you’d like to support us on Patreon, go to www.patreon.com/vgmvgm. Thanks also to Carlos and to Ben "The Diad" Dishman for our show's artwork, and to Skeletroy for the Very Good Theme Song! Check the notes below the track list for links to our patrons' projects, as well as those of some of today's featured artists! :45 - Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu Heroes - High and Tight - Konami - 3DS - 2016 - Unknown composer 12:51 - Mega Man X3 - Gravity Beetle - Capcom - SNES/PS1/Saturn - 1995 - Kinuyo Yamashita 17:49 - FNaF World - Fazbear Hills/Choppy's Woods - Scott Cawthon - Windows - 2016 - Leon Riski 22:01 - Chrono Trigger - Secret of the Forest - Square - SNES - 1995 - Yasunori Mitsuda 27:22 - Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Remake) - Giant Apple Runaway - Sega - PS3/360/Widows/Smartphone - 2013 - Grant Kirkhope 30:51 - Banjo-Tooie - Mr. Patch, Strange Wobbly Inflatable Thing - Rare - N64 - 2000 - Grant Kirkhope 35:53 - Psycho World - Stage 8 - Sega - 1988 - Kenji Yamazaki/Yuko Yamazaki - Originally released in Japan for the MSX2 in 1988, later released as Psychic World on the Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear worldwide in 1991 42:04 - Pokemon Snap - Stone Valley - Nintendo/HAL - N64 - 1999 - Ikuko Mimuri 47:21 - Zen-Nippon Pro Wrestling 2: 3-4 Budoukan - Theme of Jumbo Tsuruta – Natsume/Masaya - Super Famicom - 1995 - Hiroyuki Iwatsuki, Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita d Haruo Ohashi 54:15 - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity - Hazy Pass - Nintendo/Spike Chunsoft - 3DS - 2012 - Keisuke Ito/Yasuhiro Kawagoe 1:00:24 - Mega Man Unlimited - An Unbreakable Will (Occupied Wily Fortress Stage 2) - MegaPhilX - online - 2013 - Kevin Phetsomphou (symfonikev) 1:05:54 - Kirby Planet Robobot - Susie, Executive Assistant - Nintendo/Hal - 3DS - 2016 - Hirokazu Ando/Jun Ishikawa 1:12:52 - Bad Apple - Touhou Project 4: Lotus Land Story - Jun'ya "ZUN" Ota - Team Shanghai Alice - 1998. Cover by RichaadEB and Cristina Vee. Links in the show notes. 1:26:48 - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - Clash - Nintendo - GameCube - 2005 - Naoko Mitome Artists: Leon Riskin: https://www.ionicsmusic.com/about-me-cxrg Kevin Phetsomphou (symfonikev): https://soundcloud.com/Kevvviiinnn ZUN (Japanese blog): http://kourindou.exblog.jp/ RichaadEB: https://www.youtube.com/user/RichaadEB Cristina Vee: https://www.cristinavee.com/ Patrons: The Messenger: https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney Skeletroy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Carlos: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/
01:30:42
September 22, 2020
Episode 2-1: Side Stories and Spin Offs
Episode 2-1: Side Stories and Spin Offs
Greetings, Gamers, and welcome to Season 2! For this episode, Shootkapow starts things out with a bang with his choice for us to focus on side games and spin-offs! Enjoy some of the best VGM you've never heard, along with a few true classics, as we take a few detours dowm the alternate paths charted by video game heroes like Mega Man Mario, and.......Ken Masters? Thanks to our Patreon patrons, whose support will help to make this show better and ever! Alex, "The Messenger" Messenger of A VGM Journey podcast, The Last Rican, Skeletroy (who also composed our new Very Good Theme Song), and Carlos Leon-Roman, who not only made some of the cool artwork for our show, but is the host of his own podcast, Heroes Three, with his friends Michael and Marty! Check out links to their work in the show notes! Speaking of our patrons, our very first patron poll to help decide on some of our episode topics for the season is up on Patreon.com/vgmvgm...and the first one is open to everyone! Go check it out! As always, you can also contact us directly with requests or suggestions. each out on Twitter @Shootkapow or send us an e-mail at verygoodmusicvgm@gmail.com. Find us on YouTube just by searching VGM Podcast and check the About section for links to all the places you can find us. Finally, Pixelart for the show by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out on Twitter @TheDiad, and check out the latest episode of his podcast, The Diad Presents: A VGM Podcast! Intro - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team - Sky Tower - Arata Iiyoshi - Chunsoft/Nintendo - GBA -2005 7:03 - The Misadventures of Tron Bonne - Red Head Kobun To The Rescue! - Toshihiko Horiyama - Capcom - PlayStation 1999/2000 13:00 - Pokemon Colosseum - Miror B’s Retro Groove - Tsukasa Tawada - Genius Sonority/Nintendo - Gamecube - 2003 18:47 - Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight - City Lights (Planet Theme 3) - Junko Tamiya - Capcom - NES - 1990 22:58 - Kirby Fighters Deluxe - Coo’s Forest - Hirokazu Ando/Jun Ishikawa - HAL/Nintendo - 3DS - 2014 27:59 - Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - Battle 3 - Ryuji Sasai and Yasuhiro Kawakami - Square - SNES - 1992/1993 (look up this link for interesting tidbits about the OST - not sure who composed this because of the description here: https://finalfantasy.fandom.com/wiki/Final_Fantasy_USA_-_Mystic_Quest_Sound_Collections) 33:27 - Super Mario RPG - Armed Boss - Yoko Shimomura - Nintendo/Square - SNES - 1996 38:51 - Akumajou Special - Boku Dracula-kun - Stage 01 (Castle) - Konami Kukeiha Club (Satoko Miyawaki and Shinji Tasaka) - Famicom - Konami - 1990, Japan only, finally released outside Japan as part of the Castlevania Anniversary Collection which was released digitally on May 16, 2019 in all regions, with an official English localization as Kid Dracula. 44:57 - Mario Kart Wii - Koopa Cape - Ryo Nagamatsu - Nintendo - Wii - 2008 49:00 - Umbrella Corps - 2nd to None - Kota Suzuki, Akihiko Narita, Azusa Kato, Yasumasa Kitagawa - Capcom - Windows/PS4 - 2016 54:20 - Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle - Lava Forge - Grant Kirkhope - Ubisoft - Switch - 2017 1:00:42 - Mega Man Soccer - Wood Field - Toshio Okamoto, Norihiko Togashi, Kenichi Tomizawa - SunL/Capcom - SNES - 1994 1:04:59 -Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Oddity Cave - Keisuke Ito - The Pokemon Company/Nintendo Switch - 2020 1:18:53 - Kirby's Block Ball - Stage 10 - Sukezo Ouyama, Ryoue Takagi - Game Boy - Developed by HAL and published by Nintendo in 1995 Patron Links: The Messenger’s Podcast: https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney Skeletroy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM84dO4lFBk2NUnKQvypmTw Carlos’s Podcast: http://heroes3podcast.blogspot.com/
01:22:15
September 08, 2020
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 2: A Tribute to the Power Pros
Very Good Music Bonus Episode 2: A Tribute to the Power Pros
On June 20th, 2020, an era came to an end. After 200 episodes, the Power Pros podcast closed its doors…at least for the time being. However, on their next-to-last episode, the Pros did something I’d been bugging host “The Hoff” Chris Hoffman to do for months: an episode dedicated to 10 of each of their favorite video game soundtracks. I was so impressed with the Pros’ picks and the heartfelt way they discussed each game that I just had to build our second bonus episode around those very same games. And you, gamers, are in for a treat. Along with Pete and Hoff, I recommend that everyone check out these full soundtracks. It's easier than ever these days to listen to game soundtracks, so get out there and enjoy some Very Good Music! Track list: Intro - Shark Flower - from the 2013 album Thirteen Orphans - Andy Myers, AKA Stenobot (the Power Pros theme song) 13:12 - Actraiser - Ending - Yuzo Koshiro - d.Quintet/p.Enix/SNES, 1990 17:18 - Contra - Base - Kazuki Muraoka/arr Hidenori Maezawa, Kiyohiro Sada - Konami/Arcade, 1987/NES, 1988 21:20 - Chron