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Catalog Number MM-002
Release Date Sep 06, 2006
Publish Format Doujin/Indie
Release Price 9.90 USD
Media Format Digital
Classification Arrangement
Published by Media Mackenzie
Composed by
Arranged by Advantage: proGrammar
Performed by Advantage: proGrammar
Lyrics by proGrammar

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Summer Camp (Wizards & Warriors, Intro)
02 Evil Inside You (Double Dragon III, Egypt)
03 Sebastian & Lulu (Marble Madness, Stage I)
04 Goonies 'R' Good Enough, Dude (Goonies II, Theme)
05 Money Can't Buy Happine$$ (Bomberman II)
06 Aluminum Hybrid Cars (Bubble Bobble)
07 Jennifer (Ducktales, Moon Stage)
08 Not Afraid of Getting Old (Mega Man II, Bubble Man Stage)
09 Revenge (The Legend of Zelda, Fortress)
10 Shout Outro! (Bionic Commando, P.O.W. Camp)
11 Evil Inside You (Double Dragon III, Egypt) RADIO EDIT
12 Money Can't Buy Happine$$ (Bomberman II) RADIO EDIT
13 Aluminum Hybrid Cars (Bubble Bobble) RADIO EDIT
14 Revenge (The Legend of Zelda, Fortress) RADIO EDIT
15 Shout Outro! (Bionic Commando, P.O.W. Camp) RADIO EDIT
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Game
Platforms represented
NES (Famicom)

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Notes

I first heard of The Advantage, an amazing band from Sacramento, CA that plays instrumental versions of Nintendo theme songs (theadvantageband.com), through a piece in the Technology section of the NY Times sometime around 2004. I quickly fell in love with their music and began attending shows by them, introducing myself. I asked at one of these shows if they wouldn't mind if I wrote and recorded some singing / rapping to their stuff and they said Sure. I think they were still a bit surprised to see me at another show 6 months later when I offered to spontaneously perform what I had written. They were into it so I made this record and they invited me to come on tour with them for a bit.

This project hasn't been entirely free of controversy, however. A lot of the gaming nerds who love their music hate what I do to it (even tho they can still buy it and listen to it free of me.) When I briefly joined The Advantage on tour during the Summer of 2006, I was viciously heckled at our first show in Boston (it was largely my fault, as I had made the decision to give no explanation on anybody's part to a capacity crowd about what we were doing.) There are also lots of entertainingly negative comments on our MySpace page (myspace.com/AdvantageproGrammar) and the iTunes page for this album (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=193411161&s=143441).

The dope thing about The Advantage's music, from my perspective as a writer, is how some of the songs are perfect for singing, and some for rapping. It seemed tailor-made to me or an artist just like me.

I recorded this album in Caitlin's bedroom in Brooklyn and Paul Gold mastered it at his former room at Brooklynphono. Click here to view the REMIX of this album mixed by Eric Ronick and mastered by Michael Sarsfield.

Caitlin Rosen featured on Sebastian & Lulu (a song about her sugar-gliders;) Tim Perry featured on Aluminum Hybrid Cars; Charlie Gilbert, Greg Mackenzie, Timmy Dowling, Tim Perry featured on Jennifer.

-proGrammar