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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #146 - Sailor Kong


Featuring Donkey Kong Country and mostly 80s synth pop.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

I decided to make another separate entry for the remaining Donkey Kong findings.

First we have the final boss song of Donkey Kong Country (1994):

The beginning of the song is stereotypical sailor shanty music. Examples can be found for example in

J.S. Zamecnik, "Sailor Music" (from "Sam Fox Moving Picture Music, Vol. 1") (1914):

For the part at 0:38 I suspect electronic dance music like "Paradise Lost" from Akina Nakamori (1988):

although the general note combination can also be found in some psychedelic rock songs like Jackal - At the Station (1973):

The Donkey Kong Country 2 Castle Theme (1995)

reminds me a lot of Danny Elfmans Batman (1989) soundtrack stylistically

The final boss music of Donkey Kong Country 3 (1996): has some prominent chainsaw like samples:

Comparable to some synth pop stuff like Simple Minds - 70 Cities As Love Brings the Fall (1981):

Next week final cleanup for David Wise month.

Phil out.

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