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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



Ryan Bunting Staff Alumnus

06/17/2013 at 02:58 PM

Just for clarification - Tim Follin was indeed the composer for LED Storm on the Amiga, but it was Mike Follin that wrote the music driver.

Our Take

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

06/18/2013 at 11:03 AM

Guys, I'm very sorry about this, but we're having some technical troubles with podcasts at the moment, so if you're pushing play and nothing is happening, well that's why. I should be able to get it back up by tomorrow morning.

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

06/19/2013 at 07:24 AM

OK, It's back up. Sorry again guys!


06/19/2013 at 01:20 PM

Ah, one of the precursors to Twisted Metal! Anyone also play the board game Carmageddon by Steve Jackson games?

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