Featuring Mega Man 1 and several.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
as a way of finishing Mega Man 1 for now I would like to use this entry to introduce the current state of research regarding the remaining songs of the game:
1) Bomb Man
I think this is 60s psychedelic soul music based on several similar (but not perfect) songs from the era I have heard:
Stevie Wonder - UPtight (1965):
Iron Butterfly - Most Anything You Want (1968):
2) Ice Man
I also vote for 60s psychedelic soul due to the similar vibes, but I cannot produce a good enough sample for now.
This one is remixed in Mega Man 2s opening. This will be addressed in a future entry, so I will handle it there.
4) Wily Stage 2
This is a rather tough one, as it is made up of fairly simplicistic components. I shall present to you what I have:
The part at 0:00 is a synth version of an ascending scale that is present in many jazz songs, albeit usually faster.
Duke Ellington, Exposition Swing (1939):
Although the rock genre also had its fair share:
Specimens - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1983):
Fun fact: I think the beginning of the Megaman 7 Wily might be the same scale.
For the second part starting at 0:15, all kinds of songs from jazz and rock can be found:
Herbie Hancock - Gentle Thoughts (1976):
Hatfield and the North, John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw (1975):
Spandau Ballet - Coffee Club (1982):
T-Square - Hit And Run (1986):
Given a certain other classic finding I suppose this is the most likely source for the sample.
This is all I can say about Mega Man 1 for now. Time to move on for Mega Man 2! (yes, I admit, this 'month' will not exactly be a month) ;) ).