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    May312012

    DISCOVER MUSIC PROJECT: EPISODE 45

    Jonny welcomes Michael "TYP" Cole of Radio Trivia: Podcast Edition to showcase video game music in quite a different way. For this episode of DMP, we focus on the quirky output of electronic composer Hirokazu "Hip" Tanaka, the man behind many familiar Nintendo songs from the 80s and early 90s. Anyone could recognize at least a few of these songs, but we tried to set the context of Tanaka's work for gamers and non-gamers alike. You couldn't ask for a much better expert than Mike, and Jonny knows a little about this stuff as well. Listing every single song would be overkill, but here are the classic games we cover on the show, plus a couple of odd non-game singles at the end.

    1. Wild Gunman (NES)
    2. Urban Champion (NES)
    3. Gyromite (NES)
    4. Stack-Up (NES)
    5. Balloon Fight (Arcade/NES)
    6. Gumshoe (NES)
    7. Kid Icarus (NES)
    8. Metroid (NES)
    9. Mother (NES)
    10. Earthbound a.k.a. Mother 2 (SNES)
    11. Super Mario Land (GB)
    12. Tetris (GB)
    13. Game Boy Camera (GB)
    14. The Hirokazu Tanaka Song
    15. HVC-1384 (Play for Japan)

    Encore:
    Tim and Geoff Follin - Silver Surfer (NES)

    If you enjoyed this show, be sure to look for Radio Trivia: Podcast Edition on iTunes and at NintendoWorldReport.com to hear much more excellent video game music. You can also send us an email: crosstawk@gmail.com

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Awesome! Now just hoping Greg's film score episode becomes a reality

    June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob Ford

    This was a great episode. Thanks for taking me back to 1985.

    June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAzagthoth

    even though i know it wouldn't be possible with time constraints and all but a spin off on NWR focusing on videogame music like on this episode of DMP would be amazing

    June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLithium

    I never realized until this episode that Metroid had the inception horn so long ago. Does Zero Mission have the same music as the original Metroid? Even if it doesn't that's a great way to experience Metroid without all of the frustration.

    June 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMicah

    Zero Mission basically has good, rearranged versions of the entire Metroid soundtrack, plus additional songs for good measure.

    June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael "TYP" Cole

    Nice song man. Love to hear it.

    August 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKlint

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