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Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music! Subscribe to us on YouTube | Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/vgmvgm VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!

Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music! Subscribe to us on YouTube | Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/vgmvgm VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!

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United States

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Bedroth and Shootkapow take a parent/kid road trip through the wide world of VGM. Songs can come directly from games, be covers or remixes, or even just be inspired by existing VGM, but they always follow one rule: everything must be very good music! Subscribe to us on YouTube | Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/vgmvgm VGMVGM art by Naomi Rubin! Support out her work at patreon.com/naomirubin and read her comics on moonsproutstation.com! Drawn Portraits by Carlos Leon-Roman. Check him out at Instagram.com/kf_carlito Pixelart by Ben "The Diad" Dishman. Check him out @TheDiad on Twitter!

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 73: Last Levels

9/6/2022
Greetings, game music lovers. Here we are at the beginning of our final four official episodes. You have joined Shootkapow and me on quite an adventure on this father/kid VGM road trip, but our quest isn't over yet! It's time to enjoy some Very Good Music from last levels and final areas. Thanks to all of our listeners and supporters who recommended tracks for this episode on Discord and Twitter! As always, we appreciate our amazing patrons who supported us for so long, as well as the...

Duration:01:19:18

Episode 72-3: ProfJeff's Masters of VGM

8/13/2022
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM. Part 2 was originally intended to be a one-episode listener recap. Instead, it evolved into three parts of its own! In this third and final episode you're in for some Very Good Music as Bedroth and his guest discuss ProfJeff's Masters of VGM! Thanks as always to our amazing artists who made our show art and theme song. You can reach...

Duration:00:48:18

Episode 72-2: Masters of VGM Listener Showcase

8/12/2022
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM. Part 2 was originally intended to be a one-episode listener recap. Instead, it evolved into three parts of its own! In this episode, the second of the three, we start by featuring blocks of tracks suggested by keyglyph (including a special cameo from key!) and VGM uber-fan UtopiaNemo. Then, Prof Jeff joins Bedroth again to discuss 12...

Duration:02:08:26

Episode 72-1: Bedroth's MoVGM Honorable Mentions

8/11/2022
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM. Part 2 was originally intended to be a one-episode listener recap. Instead, it evolved into three parts of its own! In this episode, the first of the three, Prof Jeff joins the party to help discuss Bedroth's honorable mentions for the event - composers who didn't quite make his Mount Rushmore, but still deserve recognition for their...

Duration:00:38:40

Episode 71: Masters of VGM Recap - Part 1

7/31/2022
In June of 2022 (and stretching into July), over a dozen VGM podcasts came together to honor our favorite composers in what came to be called Masers of VGM. But how did it happen? And who ended up on the list? There are too many composers for me to list here (literally - word count wouldn't even allow me to list all the names, let alone attribute the songs we're playing or the games we're from), so you'll have to listen to this recap to find out. But trust us - everything is 100% very good...

Duration:01:36:44

Bonus Episode 11: VGMVGM Presents O Som do Cartucho's Masters of VGM!

7/6/2022
Greetings, Gamers! On this special bonus episode of Very Good Music, Bedroth is proud to present his VGM podcasting colleague Andre, host of the Brazilian O Som do Cartucho podcast! As one of only three international podcasts joining the event, and as the only podcast whose regular episodes have been released entirely in a language other than English, “Cartridge’s Sound” definitely lends a unique flavor to the proceedings. There was a bit of confusion at first as to whether this episode...

Duration:00:32:47

Episode 70: Super Turbo Hyper Ultra VGM Robot Go!!!

6/18/2022
Episode 70: Super Turbo Hyper Ultra VGM Robot Go!!! Greetings, game music lovers! In this episode, This month, Bedroth is exploring an area of popular culture he's not all that familiar with - giant robots! He has asked his friends ProfJeff and Kung Fu Carlito, who are regular experts in the subject matter, to serve as his guides through this SUPER EXCITING corner of nerddom in search of some Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and...

Duration:02:25:30

Episode 69: Very Nice Music

5/28/2022
Well, everyone, we've made it. This is the big one. Not 50. Not 100. Not an anniversary. Episode 69. Nice. In all seriousness, we're not doing anything naughty on this episode. Quite the contrary - Bedroth and Shootkapow have invited Dusklight back onto the show to discuss music from games that are just...nice. We hope you enjoy this very special helping of Very Nice Music. Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a...

Duration:01:24:42

Episode 68: Setting Sail with Shootkapow

5/4/2022
Ahoy, Game Music Lovers! Shootkapow is back again as the two of us set sail on the High Seas of VGM Goodness! Last year we brought you some excellent train tracks. Watergoing vessels may not ride on tracks, but they can still delever fathomless amounts of Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm, and you can reach out to us one of these ways: Discord:...

Duration:01:09:55

Episode 67: Pikuniku (with Flare and Luna)

4/15/2022
This week, Bedroth is joined by his two youngest daughters, Flare and Luna. The kids have been very excited to do their first podcast, and after a lot of back-and-forth, decided to talk about one of their favorite games to play together: Pikuniku. The game, released in 2019 by Devolver Digital and developed by French-British indie collective Sectordub, stars a strange, red, ovoid creature named Piku (whose orange counterpart, Niku, is the avatar for player 2), as he takes on the...

Duration:01:11:56

Episode 66: Cuphead (With Lemon Boy)

3/19/2022
This week, Bedroth and Shootkapow are joined by Shootkapow's little brother, whose podcast personal is "Lemon Boy". Lemon Boy has made a couple of brief appearances before, but this time he is bringing his 10 favorite tracks from a game that has been taking up a lot of his attention: Cuphead! The 2017 indie sensation, developed and published by Studio MDHR, the company started by brothers Chad and Jared Moldenhauer, became famous for its unique visual aesthetic inspired by classic...

Duration:01:35:59

2022 State of the Podcast

1/31/2022
An announcement about some things happening in our world and the world of the podcast. Background Music: Super Training! - Pokemon X & Y - Shota Kageyama Things Mentioned in the Show: The Movie Bar - https://anchor.fm/moviebar The Literate Pixel - https://anchor.fm/literatepixelpodcast VGM Journey - https://anchor.fm/vgmjourney BGMania - https://rpgera.com/blog/category/podcasts/bgmania/ Talk to Us: https://twitter.com/vgmpod https://twitter.com/shootkapow Discord:...

Duration:00:06:59

Bonus Episode 10: The Very Best Music of the Podcast (2021 Edition)

12/31/2021
Greetings, Gamsers, and welcome to the Very Best Music of the podcast in 2021! This episode is packed with some of our favorite tunes from this year. It's been such a great year for the show. Very good listeners, very good guests, and, as this episode showcases better than any words I could say - VERY GOOD MUSIC! Thanks so much for making 2021 a little more bearable. We're excited to see what 2022 holds! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and...

Duration:02:11:26

Christmas 2021 Announcement

12/25/2021
Hi everyone! No episode this week. Just a great piece of winter music by Grant Kirkhope from 1998's Banjo-Kazooie, remixed and remastered for Grant's 2021 album Re-Jiggyed! And a brief announcement. Merry Christmas to you and yours. And if you don't celebrate Christmas, or don't celebrate it today, then happy December 25th! Love, Bedroth (@VGMPod) and Shootkapow (@shootkapow) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/vgmvgm/message

Duration:00:04:10

Episode 4-12: What If Very Good Music...Had Brentalfloss???

12/18/2021
This week, Bedroth and Shootkapow are joined by the one and only Brent Black, who became famous under his Internet persona "Brentalfloss" by asking one simple question: What if video games...had lyrics?" Brent is a talented musician and composer in his own right, and he's also an incredibly charming, funny, and nice guy. We hope you enjoy this epic 3-hour conversation covering everything from Mario and Zelda to Ducktales and Shovel Knight to...Flavoured Cats? Whether it's an inspiration, an...

Duration:03:00:09

Episode 4-11: A Rare Talent - Grant Kirkhope with ProfJeff

12/11/2021
Greetings, Gamers! It's Episode 11 of Season 4 and you know what that means - it's ProfJeff time! Jeff has joined us to talk about a composer whose work is special to all three of us: Grant Kirkhope. Kirkhope has been composing music for games for over 25 years, and we're bringing you an eclectic mix of his work, from famed classics like Banjo-Kazooie to a recent album of unused tracks. As always, everything you'll hear is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the...

Duration:02:01:42

Episode 4-10: From Minnesota to Melee to Mother: Shogo Sakai with RJ

12/4/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This time, we are joined by Shootkapow's good friend (and game developing partner) RJ! RJ's been recommending songs for the show for over a year, and we're really excited to have him on to talk about one of his favorite composers, Shogo Sakai! Sakai isn't quite as well-known as some of the others we've discussed this season, nor is he as prolific as far as the number of games he's composed. However, he's been involved in the VGM scene for over 30 years, and his work on...

Duration:02:04:23

Bonus Episode 9: Our Compositions

11/20/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we treat you to some Very Good Music composed by...us??? That's right! Bedroth and Shootkapow are also composers! Shoot has composed much more than her dad has - over 180 scores! - but they both still had enough to bring seven tracks to the table. Hopefully you'll all enjoy them. After all, this is Very Good Music! Thanks as always to our amazing patrons and the artists who made our show art and theme song. You, too, can become a patron at patreon.com/vgmvgm,...

Duration:01:04:24

Episode 4-9: The Metal Master from Oz, Mick Gordon with The Messenger

11/13/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This week, we are joined by the patron saint of VGM Podcasts, Alex Messenger, to discuss the work of the man who composed the music for the realm of demons in Doom and Doom Eternal: Michael John "Mick" Gordon! Gordon is well known for his hardcore musical style to modern re-imaginings of classic franchises like Killer Instinct, Wolfenstein, and the aforementioned Doom. He also happens to be Alex's favorite composer. We talk about all of that and more, and, as always, we...

Duration:01:57:04

Episode 4-8: Final Fantasy Character Themes by Nobuo Uematsu

11/6/2021
Greetings, Gamers! This time around, all of our Very Good Music will follow a very specific theme. Nobuo Uematsu is probably the most famous video game music composer in the world. As such, we're going to hone in on a very small but significant corner of his library: Final Fantasy Character Themes! Our songs today come from Final Fantasies IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX, and X and run the gamut from slow and somber to soaring and heroic. We hope you enjoy this unique take on a composer focus as we...

Duration:01:19:35