I think I’m nearly almost done with the damn guide. Hopefully I’ll have it up in a week or two! It’s kind of become a monster. I don’t know what happened.
In completely unrelated news, I got bored tonight and decided to see which of my Sega CD/Sega Saturn games had audio tracks I could rip. Turns out, most of them did. Would anyone be interested in me posting music from such classics as Sonic CD, Panzer Dragoon and Vitura Fighter 2? How about from such not-so-much classics like Golden Axe: The Duel and Virtual On? Are they available commercially anywhere? I have to imagine the soundtrack to Sonic CD was made available at some point wasn’t it? Was it ever released in the states? Sonic Boom!
Whenever you are feeling down and think that absolutely nothing can go right in your life, put on Utah Saint’s “Something Good.” Nearly any mix will do, as long as it has the full Kate Bush sample (so, um…not these mixes…sorry). Play it on loop. Eventually the etheral voice of Kate Bush will convince you that “Something good is gonna happen” and your life will once again have meaning. Fuck Tony Robbins or any other motivational speakers. This shit works.
Official Chemical (DJ Touche Vocal Mix)
Official Chemical (Dogtown Clash Mix)
Official Chemical (DJ Touche Instrumental Mix)
Problem Is (Breaks Mix)
Another one from my “I can’t believe I never posted this” file. I don’t know much about the Dub Pistols, but goddamn “Official Chemical” is my jam. I first heard it way back in 2001 in Frequency, an early rhythm game by Harmonix. I don’t know what it is about the song, something about it pumps me up. None of these remixes are as good as the album version, but they’re all great in their own ways, the guitar lick on the DJ Touche Vocal Mix is especially smashing.
“Problem Is,” while not as good as “Official Chemical,” is still a stand out tune as well, and this mix is worth a listen too.
Swords (Revisited Mix)
Swords (Cari Lekebusch Mix)
Swords (Two Lone Swordsmen Remix)
Swords (To Rococo Rot Remix)
Cliffnotes version of this 12″ single: The “Revisited Mix” is the best. It’s the best because it adds an amazing bassline to the mix that is so powerful that I bet, if used properly, it could cut someone in half with its sheer awesomeness. It makes me wish I still had my crappy woofer hooked up to my PC. I would crank this tune so loud that my roommate (who is in the room below me) would probably vibrate right out of his bed and out the window. I should totally try that. Then maybe he’d get the message and stop being so damn loud at 7:30 AM.
Additionally, I suspect the dude who came up with the name “Two Lone Swordsmen Remix” really like the movie Airheads.