The Advantage – “S/T”

Album Reviews | Jan 18th, 2009

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Record Label: 5RC
Genre: 8-Bit
Band Link: link
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This band has a noble goal – to re-record every Nintendo song, or at least the nostalgic cool ones. I doubt they’ll do versions of, like, Barbie’s Horse Riding Bass Fishing Shopathon. I don’t know if that’s a real game, but you know what I mean.

Anyway, they tackle 26 Nintendo covers, some of which you know by heart, the rest faintly familiar: tunes from Megaman, Double Dragon 2, Bubble Bobble, Wizards and Warriors, Super Mario Bros. 2 & 3, Contra, Legend of Zelda, Castlevania 3, Ghosts n’ Goblins, and many more.

The theme from Goonies 2 was especially cool to hear – I played that game for like two years straight and it’s dear to my heart. While the project itself is cheeky in a Moog Cookbook sort of way, the band does a good job in rendering the tunes cool using a live band instead of a chiptune format, and yet still be surprisingly loyal to the original.

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