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Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:33 am
by Andykiwi
Wil wrote:I've still got the Hot Gossip Space Invaders single. I doubt it was officially sanctioned by Taito but it's got proper invader graphics on the cover (along with... er, scantily clad ladies).

First game related single I ever got was Yellow Magic Orchestra's theme from Invaders. That must have been around '79. Crap, I'm old :(
Yellow Magic Orchestra was new to me and quite interesting to hear.

I think the Hot Gossip song was "I Lost My Heart to a Starship Trooper"...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL6MAyTXMRA

The disco song "Space Invaders" was done by a group called "Player 1" (or Playback)...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-9CkkoISYw

I found this Space Invaders Anime Music Video just now and I like it too...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDuXr23ApME

Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:23 pm
by Andykiwi
There was a pop-rock group here in New Zealand who had a very popular #1 song in 1979 called "Computer Games".
Here it is...
hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m8IOD-wk9g

Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:51 am
by Waz
Surprised that no one's mentioned "Stakker Humanoid" by Humanoid, which sampled the speech from the arcade version of Berzerk heavily.

Of course the folks from Humanoid later became Future Sound of London, but even had an interview in Commodore User back in the day about the tune, which was rather good.

And the "humanoid must not escape" sample from the same machine also made it into Caustic Window's "The Humanoid Must Not Escape" as part of the "Compilation" album. Caustic Window is another alias for Aphex Twin.

Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 6:42 am
by woody.cool
I cannot believe I haven't seen a mention of the ever so cheesy Dr Spin - Tetris track.
On top of that, although I cannot remember what it was called, on a recent Bonkers album, there was a happy hardcore track that heavily sampled the Pac-Man intro tune.

Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:50 am
by Antiriad2097
woody.cool wrote:I cannot believe I haven't seen a mention of the ever so cheesy Dr Spin - Tetris track.
You mean apart from the first post that started this thread? ;)

Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:29 am
by woody.cool
Antiriad2097 wrote:
woody.cool wrote:I cannot believe I haven't seen a mention of the ever so cheesy Dr Spin - Tetris track.
You mean apart from the first post that started this thread? ;)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm at it again ..... that bloody scim reading threads is gonna get me into trouble one of these days! :oops:

Re: Video Game Pop Song Spinoffs

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:11 am
by Andykiwi
Steroid Maximus - Chain Reaction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58JCtleJ3X8

This is an instrumental that has lots of retro games featured in the video.