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July 28, 2019 2:27 AM   Subscribe

Thomas Game Docs looks at the music that inspired Koji Kondo to create some of the most memorable music for the super mario bros and zelda games. *Bonus* The Nintendo Special Big Band performance at the 2017 Nintendo Switch Experience
posted by Dreamghost (7 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
this is legit mindblowing. i had NO IDEA. wow. also, today i learned what citypop is and that i love it. you think the katamari damacy music is influenced by citypop at all? heh

(if i had written some of those original bass lines i might be a bit annoyed by this....? or maybe i'd be stoked that something i wrote had become so iconic...but 99.9% of people would never know i'd written it and also i never saw a dime from it. huh. pretty sure Deep Purple did okay though.)
posted by capnsue at 11:58 AM on July 28, 2019 [1 favorite]

you think the katamari damacy music is influenced by citypop at all? heh

Excellent Video on Katamari's Music and shows its influences from citypop and Shibuya-kei
posted by Dreamghost at 1:16 PM on July 28, 2019 [2 favorites]

oh nice! Can't wait to dive into CityPop. Any recommendations where to start?
posted by rebent at 12:20 PM on July 29, 2019

DOOM Songs That Sound Familiar
posted by tonycpsu at 7:56 PM on July 29, 2019

Great video!

@rebent - There are countless City Pop compilations on Youtube, so I would recommend listening through a few of them and picking out artists from there to dig deeper.
posted by Gordafarin at 7:24 AM on August 1, 2019

Been jammed to this Playlist and today

Oh, and one of the songs is also on this mix that I've been listening to forever!
posted by rebent at 7:59 AM on August 8, 2019

I love that 1976 Plantasia album of "warm earth music for plants and the people who love them." It's like the soundtrack of some SNES JRPG you haven't played yet.
posted by straight at 9:35 AM on August 9, 2019

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