By Jeriaska . November 14, 2008 . 6:33pm
Over the course of the past year, Game Music 4 All has organized several live concerts in the Los Angeles area. Tomorrow night, the latest in the series will see Mega Man rock band the Megas performing live at the West Coast Wig Out in North Hollywood, alongside six other California-based nerdcore bands. Tickets are ten dollars.
If you happen not to be in LA, the most recent of the videogame music collective’s compilations is now online. The title pokes some fun at the legacy of the Sega Genesis as the “runner up of the 16-Bit console war.” That’s not to say that the selections rounding out this diverse thirty-nine track collection fall short themselves. “Loser: A Sega Genesis Tribute Album” rounds up a bevy of delectable riffs on Sega’s musical heritage, treated to arrangements ranging from jazz, to rap, to hard rock and synth.
To touch upon just a few of the entries, the jazz band called The Runaway Five, which takes its name from the Blues Brothers-esque performers in EarthBound, take a break from the SNES territory to play a lounge version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2‘s Casino Night theme. At the same time, other more unpredictable titles receive their fair share of attention. Xiro offers a smooth electronica offering from Vectorman. Athenian industrial band CygnosiC pays homage to Shadow of the Beast. An electric guitar rendition of the title theme from John Madden Football by Big Head Mode features referee sound samples interspersed through the track. It is the kind of experience that might only have emerged from a Genesis remix compilation.
Image courtesy of Game Music 4 All.