Digital Mystery Tour Episode 4: Car Combat!
The stage is set, the green flag drops!
Ok, I didn't exactly follow the typical SIA format, but if you're gonna kick off a podcast with Bad to the Bone, you better be the kind of guy that writes his own rules. This weeks feature? Music to blow up your fellow racers by, because any competition is so much better when things can explode.
Seriously Nascar, pay attention here. I'd be fine with the endless series of left turns if someone shot somebody with a rocket every once in a while and your announcers were more like this guy:
Ok, well maybe not that last one so much...
Also, here's some bonus content for those of you sweet people that actually read the show notes: Blizzard has a long history of referencing one of their earliest titles, The Lost Vikings, in their games, and Rock and Roll Racing was no exception. In this case, one of the characters Olaf, is actually an unlockable racer, and he's easily the best of the bunch:
Furthermore, when the game was ported to the Sega Genesis, the designers didn't have the luxury of Sony's amazing SNES sound chip to play with, so they compensated by offering the Genesis players an exclusive track: Radar Love by Golden Earring:
This week's music:
00:10 Bad to the Bone (George Thorogood) - Rock N' Roll Racing: Tim and Geoff Follin
01:56 Highway Star (Deep Purple) - Rock N' Roll Racing: Tim and Geoff Follin
04:47 Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf) - Rock N' Roll Racing: Tim and Geoff Follin
07:39 Paranoid (Black Sabbath) - Rock N' Roll Racing: Tim and Geoff Follin
09:57 Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini) - Spy Hunter, arcade version (no composer found)
13:06 Race 1 - LED Storm, Amiga version (no composer found. Possibly Tim Follin)
14:53 Race 2 - LED Storm, Amiga version (no composer found. Possibly Tim Follin)
18:42 New San - MegaRace: Stéphane Picq
21:39 Maeva - MegaRace: Stéphane Picq
24:14 Factory Land - MegaRace: Stéphane Picq
28:11 Intro - Twisted Metal 2: Joel Rakins
29:08 Los Angeles - Twisted Metal 2: Joel Rakins
33:01 New Riot - Battle Cars (no composer found)
35:14 Peter Gunn (Henry Mancini) - Rock N' Roll Racing: Tim and Geoff Follin