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November 27th, 2009 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, Uncommon Knowledge, Videos

In the past I wrote a couple articles about some of the similarities between EarthBound’s music and real-life music (see here and here), but YouTube user AgeOfPisces put together a very nice video showcasing some of the inspirations for the music in the game.

In hindsight I probably should’ve made a video like this for one of those above articles, but this one is probably better than anything I could’ve made 😛 Anyway, check the video out!


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16 Comments to Where EarthBound Got Its Music

Jeagle101 said on Nov. 27, 2009

I’ve always loved the Mother 2’s Music (as well as the other games). Nice to see where most of the music came from! 🙂

Linkzcap said on Nov. 27, 2009

The greatest music made from the greatest music.

Linkzcap said on Nov. 27, 2009

Hmm why did it log me out? Whatever, still very interesting video.

JB2448 said on Nov. 27, 2009

Thanks for this post, Mato. This video is pretty well put together. If any of you get the chance, watch it.

guy said on Nov. 27, 2009

Wasn’t the drugstore theme actually from somewhere else? I don’t remember what it was exactly, but I thought it was from some old folk song that sounds almost exactly like it

guy said on Nov. 27, 2009

FOUND IT!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blZeRHg6RUM
This is actually what the drugstore song is from, the video was wrong

EBfan565 said on Nov. 27, 2009

The video was cool. I liked it.

Justme said on Nov. 27, 2009

Keep on laughin’ really fits Moonside!

Not entirely off topic, listen to the intro’s:

The first 1 I can’t place because of the water, but I’m sure I heard it in EB.
The second one should be obvious (Dungeon Man related)

Justme said on Nov. 27, 2009

Oh, and the songs from the links are from 1991 or 1992.

Komaru said on Nov. 27, 2009

At “Guy”, that may be true, but that video in particular was recorded in 2007, and I can’t find any earlier recordings of it.

Anyway, the video contains things YouTube may find copylefted, so I downloaded the video as a backup.

guy said on Nov. 27, 2009

Komaru, if you look a little harder you’ll find that ‘Dallas Rag’ dates back to the 20s. There’s no doubt that it’s where the drugstore theme originates from

douglas said on Nov. 27, 2009

@Komaru I found an older recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K1AOSfOQbk

Komaru said on Nov. 27, 2009

At Douglas,
Ahh, I see. “Dallas Ragtime” is sort of a generic name for a song, so it was hard to find that exact one, let alone one that dates back before Mother.

Ninji said on Nov. 27, 2009

Check out this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNbmmfzjrTs&feature=channel It’s cool and funny, basically, It’s what would happen If Family Guy and EarthBound would combine!!

Hirayuki said on Dec. 22, 2009

I was watching “Kyou no Ryouri” (a.k.a. “Today’s Menu”), a Japanese cooking show on NHK. They had a kind of goofy guest chef who would have his band play various tunes as set-ups for bad food-related puns. One of the songs was none other than “El Bimbo”. Certainly made me stop and listen!

blahblah said on May. 9, 2010

mother 3s music is like the original music…but 10 times better


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