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Sep 4, 2009, 07:23 AM
Track 2 "Hot Rock" medley contains covers of famous songs by famous artists, but using chiptune renditions of course.

I've only identified a few, and wanted to see if anyone wants to help identify any more of them.

5:23~6:00 ? Petula Clark: A sign of the times ?
6:01~6:57 ??
7:07~7:32 ??
7:38~9:08 The Beatles: Twist and Shout
9:10~10:23 ??
10:25~10:44 Madonna: Like a Virgin
10:46~11:13 ??
11:17~11:53 ?? similar to The Supremes: Baby Love but faster
11:54~12:55 ??
12:57~13:11 Theme from ROCKY
13:12~13:21 ??
13:22~13:38 Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA
13:39~13:51 The Star Spangled Banner

The original compositions are in the beginning of the medley, so I wonder which Kukeiha Club member wrote the tune for the "Egypt Underground" part, 1:10~2:10 as that's a brilliant piece of pop!!

Sep 4, 2009, 01:11 PM
Actually, the famous songs are alternated with the original compositions. Thanks to two japanese websites, I could identify the famous tracks. The others are more bit difficult, though.

01 - Hot Rock
02 - Credit ~ Opening
03 - Egypt BGM
04 - Underground Egypt
05 - Magnificent Egypt: "Woman" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaLfDnShEn0&fmt=18) by John Lennon (2:14~2:33)
06 - United Kingdom BGM
07 - Underground United Kingdom
08 - Greats United
09 - France BGM: "Tout tout pour ma chérie" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLwIoYWJQac&fmt=18) by Michel Polnareff (5:24~6:01)
10 - Groundwater France
11 - Magnificent France: "La Marseillaise" (06:58~07:05)
12 - Enemy Boss 2
13 - Greece BGM: "Twist And Shout" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6TIEkB4_F8&fmt=18) by The Beatles (composed by Bert Ussel) (7:38~9:08)
14 - Underground Greece: "Rock Me Amadeus" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trOij8SPIAo&fmt=18) by Falco (9:08~10~20)
15 - Magnificent Greece "Like a Virgin" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ1Q_cZTYGI&fmt=18) by Madonna (composed by Tom Kelly) (10:25~10:44)
16 - Enemy Boss 1
17 - American BGM
18 - Underground America
19 - Greats USA 1: "Gonna Fly Now" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMGzxfumjzA&fmt=18) by Bill Conti (12:57~13:11)
20 - Two American Greats
21 - Magnificent America 3: "Born In The USA" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPudiBR15mk&fmt=18) by Bruce Springsteen (13:22~13:38)
22 - American Greats 4: "The Star Spangled Banner" (13:39~13:51)
23 - Demo Clear BGM
24 - Ending
25 - Staff BGM


Sep 5, 2009, 05:53 AM
Good Info, thanks Revoc!

(and I totally forgot to look at the reprint for the breakdown, as I had even posted the tracklist for SCDC-00465 back in March, then forgot all about it that most of the info was right there... doh!)

Nov 10, 2009, 05:04 AM
Nice attention to detail here. I'll update the album info with this, since no one else seems to have done it yet.

- Justin Pfeiffer

The Gambler
Jan 1, 2010, 06:12 PM
is it me or all the releases have a somewhat different tracklist?

Original CD has ten tracks

'80s tape and vinyl have 8 tracks (they miss the Konami Morning Music and the MSX medley)

Scitron CD reprints have 9 tracks (missing WEC Le mans 24)?

Jan 1, 2010, 07:42 PM
Looking at the rear scans for all of them, you are indeed correct.
The reasons why would just be speculation though....

Perhaps the physical formats of the tape & vinyl format had a lower total running time compared to the CD format, forcing the cuts of those 2 segments.

Perhaps there was a rights ownership or licensing issue on the CD reprint which forced a cut of WEC Lemans 24.
And who knows what held up (and eventually cancelled) the first CD Reprint attempt, maybe it was this track which got cut in order to solve the problem...

Feb 6, 2010, 07:52 AM
The first reprint attempt was cancelled? I'll update SCDC-00064 (http://vgmdb.net/album/3837) to reflect that.

Oct 21, 2010, 07:27 PM
I believe it says Motoaki Furukawa composed the ending theme for King Kong 2 for the MSX, or at least that he thinks he may have. Dunno if that theme is on the album, but just FYI for anyone interested in clarifying this.