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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #92 - Heat Trip


Featuring Gradius 2 and Cockney Rebel.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

wednesday honours us with its presence and the time has come to make a trip back to one of the most famed shmup series of all time: Gradius. Scored by Konamis house band the Kukeiha Club the series produced some of the most famous prog-based game soundtracks of all time and is a popular subject for remix communities (seriously, check out the Perfect Selection. It's gorgeous. ).

The second game in the series, released in Europe under the name "Vulcan Venture", has an upbeat electronic song in its first stage called "Burning Heat" with a distinctive, uplifting ending:

Now, you may call crazy, but there is a song from the rock band "Cockney Rebel" from their 1973 album "The Human Menagerie" called "Death Trip" which, when I start it up, immediately gives me a flashback to "Burning Heat". I cannot exactly pinpoint why, so I leave it to your judgement:

Sunday Megamanday! Happy days!

Phil out.

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