Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast show

Very Good Music: A VGM Podcast

Summary: 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! Subscribe to us on YouTube | Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/vgmvgm VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!

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 Bonus Episode 11: VGMVGM Presents O Som do Cartucho's Masters of VGM! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1969

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 70: Super Turbo Hyper Ultra VGM Robot Go!!! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 8736

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 69: Very Nice Music | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5086

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 68: Setting Sail with Shootkapow | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4200

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 67: Pikuniku (with Flare and Luna) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4320

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 66: Cuphead (With Lemon Boy) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 5764

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 2022 State of the Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 420

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Bonus Episode 10: The Very Best Music of the Podcast (2021 Edition) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7895

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Christmas 2021 Announcement | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 252

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)  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 4-12: What If Very Good Music...Had Brentalfloss??? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10873

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 4-11: A Rare Talent - Grant Kirkhope with ProfJeff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7307

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 4-10: From Minnesota to Melee to Mother: Shogo Sakai with RJ | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7475

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Bonus Episode 9: Our Compositions | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3867

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 4-9: The Metal Master from Oz, Mick Gordon with The Messenger | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 7040

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

 Episode 4-8: Final Fantasy Character Themes by Nobuo Uematsu | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4782

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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

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