The Super Nintendo Entertainment System is a lot of things (most of them radical), but today it is a music box that serenades us with pleasant memories. It was a magical time back then in the '90s, and the past has a lot to teach us music-lovers in the future. Here to join in on the fun are Joe and Christina Walker, two Train Station at 8 veterans and SNES enthusiasts; they also fill the gaping Earthbound hole, which is really just a public service.
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The 8 Questions. Give us your answers, too, so we can talk and stuff!
1. What have you been listening to?
2. What’s your history with the SNES?
3. What’s your standout soundtrack from the SNES?
4. What are some of the SNES’ greatest musical strengths and weaknesses?
5. How do you think nostalgia affects your opinion of SNES music, and do you know what you’d think of it without that context?
6. What’s an underappreciated soundtrack from the SNES?
7. How do you think game music changed in the transition from the NES to the SNES?
8. What have you been working on?
Stuff we talked about:
Music used in this episode:
- KK Podcasting (Train Station at 8 Theme) - Bryan Kelly
- Trisection - Hitoshi Sakimoto
- Ant Land - ???
- Be Immune - Jivemaster
- Stages of History - Bryan Kelly
- Castle/Fortress - Koji Kondo
- Bonus Room Blitz - David Wise
- Choose a File - Hirokazu Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki, Hiroshi Kanazu
- Wind Scene - Yasunori Mitsuda
- The Ocean - Koichi Sugiyama
- Go Go Power Rangers - Iku Mizutani, Kinuyo Yamashita
- Game Over - Koji Kondo
- Title (Plok) - Tim Follin