Hits at 1:10. He used an Ensoniq ASR-10, which is a sampler, so who knows where the samples came from. Sounds pretty layered. Pretty sure this guy ripped some samples off the old DOS Doom games to use on their first album, so he gets extra points for that.
If i remember correctly this was at some Comic store in AZ. (edit) Yes, It was live at Meltdown Comics around 2007, or even earlier. The live videos from this are some of my favorites of the Minibosses.
Meltdown is in SF
I filmed these back in 2003, if anyone has the whole day's worth of videos, please drop me a link, cause I dont have any copies and I sent the bosses the original mini dv tapes.
I remember edging in front of the super pro TechTV guys shots and feeling cool about it. I had my friend Chance hold up the other camera in the back, I thought it turned out pretty good for just using the microphones on the camera. We drove all the way from the Yosemite area for that show. It's a really cool memory for us.
They played another set that night nearby at a place called Top Gear? Top Fuel? Something like that. Would love to see that again too. I had to use a Sony Handicam with nightshot cause it was pitch black. They played an awesome Rygar medley I had never heard until then. I remember I had just turned 18, it was a bar, I don't know how I got in. I'm pretty sure I acted like I was loading equipment or something. I remember I couldnt hang out after the show cause I was underage, which bummed me out. I had them autograph a nintendo shirt for me and went home. I would later get Symphony X to sign the same shirt years later for some reason. It still has the original blood and sweat stains on it too.
Ive read before that Nobuo Uematsu has been called the "John Williams" of video games. The parallels between the star wars and final fantasy soundtracks are definitely there. Started playing a few FF4 and FF6 tracks over A New Hope, and got some chills over how well some of them fit. I would certainly enjoy watching a VGM version of A New Hope, which I thought might exist already, but I didnt find anything.
The fanfares and prologue "rolling text" themes replace each other perfectly. All the action scenes go great with all the boss battle tracks. The mischievous sounding stuff like porom and paloms theme from ff4, or the "??" track from ff6 go perfect with any C3-PO and R2-D2 comic relief scenes. Golbez theme for vader, Gesthals theme for the emperor... everything seems to have an equivalent.
Although the original score for Star Wars is probably the best movie soundtrack of all time, I was thinking of overdubbing most of the original score with VGM, just for fun. Sans a few spots like the binary sunset scene. Can't touch that part.
I figured this would be fun for the shizz machine. Anybody have some Star Wars: A New Hope OST/VGM equivalent ideas they would like to share? It doesn't necessarily have to be SNES FF's. Would be cool to find a version of A New Hope that had sound FX and voices, but no music. Probably exists somewhere in one form or another.
Hate to see that his life ended by his own hand. It's the best of us who are also the hardest on ourselves. Whenever I am struggling, it's what I would leave behind that keeps me alive. He had a lot going for him, so it saddens me to think how much he must have been hurting to give all that up.