The music of video games was part of my childhood. I grew up with a Sega Genesis, and the music was distinctive and hooky and great. As a tribute to that golden age, I recently recorded a guitar solo over the music from Casino Night Zone, one of the levels in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. (The score for Sonic 2 was composed by Masato Nakamura, and it has always stayed with me.)
I chose Casino Night Zone in particular because the chord changes are a little jazzier than what I’m used to playing over, so it was a fun challenge. Hope ya dig it:
Last thing: while I’m talking about video game music, I also have to mention Yuzo Koshiro’s score for Streets of Rage 2. His 16-bit renditions of 90s house music were fabulous and used to make me wish my life took place inside that game. I might have to record something over one of those levels too.