I can't say enough how much I love the title of this debut album. Not only are there some great game covers, but also some classic Cheap Trick, and TV shows like Goosebumps and sports.
What's old is new! XOC returns!
I have been a strong advocate of all things Xoc related ever since hearing the incomparable XOC plays SMW. Though other Xoc albums have replaced that one on my all time best Xoc albums list,. Unfortunately, xocmusic.com is no longer active, and the cornucopia of amazing, free to download albums of his vanished, save for what I had on an old hard drive.
Xoc is renewed, and as such, has begun to transfer his many wonderful albums and soundtracks to the new Bandcamp netlabel TrashCanEagle Records.
Longtime readers and fans may assume, "I already love xoc, and I haven't lost a hard drive full of music in several years, so there is nothing new for me here." Wrong!
Xoc has not only begun rereleasing his music, he has also remastered the nearly decade old Cinema 80's into the new 8 Bit 80's Flick album.
Now here's something really cool, and 27 years in the making. Beginning in 1982, a boy and his friend had the idea of recording a library of sounds down at their local arcade using a humble cassette recorder. They made recordings up until 1988, before the tapes were stored, and then re-discovered in 1997, whereupon the audio was converted to a digital format and is now available to browse on this guy's site, Coin-OpVideoGames.com.
Experience the magic and the wonder of the early years of coin-op video games. Hear the classic arcade ambience like you haven't heard it in over a quarter of a century! The blend of several video games being played simultaneously, the kids yelling and the quarters clanking. We will never hear such beautiful chaos quite the same way again....
It's really interesting to hear the different music and sound effects from all the old arcade classics, as well as the voices of the kids playing the games, and all the other ambient noise to be found at an arcade during the 1980s.
This guy also has a formiddable collection of video game flyers which are available to peruse.