Monday, November 24, 2008

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Gobble Gobble Edition

It's going to be Thanksgiving this Thursday whether we like it not, so why not bare the torment with SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. Wait. Wait. "Whether we like it or not"? "Bare the torment?" Wait, it's Thanksgiving! Sorry, I confused Thanksgiving with a nightmare I had of a day where everyone was forced to listen to and watch: George W. Bush, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity, Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, The Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, every "actor" on the Disney Channel, Jimmy Fallon, Dane Cook, Carlos Mencia-- you know, I think there's more people in this world that are obnoxious to me than I actually can stand... Well, I am thankful that I don't have to deal with those people, and I'm thankful that you're joining me this week for another installment of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs! This week we have Banjo, Wario, F-Zero, and de Blob...o. Sit back, start clicking, start watching, start listening, and start enjoying (hopefully)!


I already uploaded this song when I posted the Wario Land: Shake It! soundtrack. Gurgle Gulch, along with many other tracks from the game, will appear on this list as well. This jazzy piano piece sets the pace as Wario escapes Foulwater Falls.

These two tracks come from the original F-Zero. Anyone who's ever played an F-Zero title (save for Maximum Velocity) should be familiar with them. It's Mute City and Big Blue. But why bother playing versions that you've heard ad nauseum? Let's listen to the official arranged album released in 1992 for F-Zero. The whole album features some great smooth jazz. It's a delight to listen to. Hope you agree.

From the fantastic third-party title for Wii, de Blob, it's DB 606, a song that plays when Blob is in a euphoric mood. I really dig the funky beat and great guitar sound. Pick up de Blob if you haven't already, gang!

This is the Dear Friends arrange album version of Final Fantasy V's "Lenna's Theme". It's a very touching melody heightened by the flute it's played on. Even without playing the game fully, I really felt sad listening to this theme. It invoked an emotion from me-- that's a sign of a great and magical musical piece.

This comes from Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts for the Xbox 360-- the bear and bird's long-awaited return! Banjoland is the first main world of the game, and it's a museum of sorts housing various landmarks and objects from the past two Banjo-Kazooie games for the Nintendo 64. Fittingly enough, the theme of the level is a medley of B-K tunes such as Click Clock Wood, Mad Monster Mansion, and Freezeey Peak to name a few. The second track plays during Jiggy challenges. For those unaware, jiggies are to Banjo-Kazooie as power stars are to Super Mario 64.

Here's what themes are included and the order before looping back to the beginning:

Click Clock Wood
Freezeey Peak
Mad Monster Mansion
Gobi's Desert
Crazy Cuckooland
Mayahem Temple
Rusty Bucket Bay

Direct Linkage:

Gurgle Gulch
Mute City / Big Blue
DB 606 (Euphoric)
Lenna's Theme

Have a great Thanksgiving from SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs!
Until then, check out my Youtube channel as it's there that you can find all of my past and future volumes!

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