Featuring Mega Man 7, Megaman & Bass and several.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
today I close off Mega Man original series with a number of outtakes from Mega Man 7 and Megaman & Bass.
First we have the Wily boss song from Mega Man 7 (1995), more specifically the beginning of it:
I think this is a standard note sequence from prog/thrash metal. Some examples:
Akira Takasaki - Tusk of Jaguar (1982):
Anthrax - Gung Ho (1985):
Steve Hackett - Slogans (1980):
On the other hand, we have stuff like this:
Duke Ellington - Exposition Swing (1937):
Next is a section from the Cloud Man stage theme:
I think this is based on a standard backing from 80s pop rock. As example I have a sample from Eddie Money's "Boardwalk Baby" (1988) (note: Listen to the piano in the background closely):
Alternative: 38. Specials "If I'd been the One" (1984):
This section from the Spring Man stage
has a distantly similar structure to the guitar backing in .38 Specials "Caught Up In You":
Finally I have have an excerpt from the Mega Man & Bass (1998) Magic Man stage:
That reminds me of a sequence from Akina Nakamori's "雨が降ってた (Ame Ga Futteta)" (1989):
Note: I wonder if both songs evolved from Franz Liszt's "Liebestraum" (1850):
And this finally brings Mega Man original series to and end for now. The next weeks I will do a little bit of Mega Man X to bring Mega Man month (or rather season) to a honorable closure.