Mi-Sex: Computer Games

Watching the ABC’s Classic Countdown on the weekend, we saw a music clip that triggered a torrent of nostalgia. The music clip in question was Mi-Sex’s Computer Games.

Released in 1979, Computer Games was way ahead of its time, both in the context of the nascent computer and video gaming age, and the use of Control Data Corporation’s data centre to film their music video, which features a number of arcade games from 1979 – can you name them all? The answers are further down below – don’t you dare cheat!

For those of our vintage that remember this hit song, here it is for you to enjoy once again. And for those that haven’t heard this before, kick back and enjoy!


source: saynotonowave

Answer: Computer Games features Vectorbeam’s Speed Freak, Atari’s Basketball and Exidy’s Star Fire! Did you get them all right?

 

Classic Videogame Music Performed Backwards

Composer and musician Stemage has taken classic videogame music and performed it backwards! The results are surprisingly melodic – have a listen and see if you can make out the original tunes.

Super Mario Bros.

Tetris

Ghosts ‘n Goblins

Punch Out!!

 

Source: Stemage on YouTube via Technabob

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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Pokemon Theme By A Computer Hardware Orchestra

Floppotron - featuredPaweł Zadrożniak, a.k.a. Silent, is the inventor of the amazing ‘Floppotron’ – a computer hardware orchestra of 64 floppy drives, 8 hard disks and 2 scanners. Follow the link to see how he made it.

Watch this incredible machine play the theme song from the Pokémon TV show theme.


source: Paweł Zadrożniak on YouTube via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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PUP The Band: DVP

PUP DVPCanadian punk rockers PUP just got a little cooler with the release of their amazing retrogaming themed music video for new song ‘DVP’ (directed and created by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux). So many games to spot – Super Mario Bros., Mega ManTMNT, PokémonOregon Trail, NBA Jam, Mortal Kombat

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Source: PUP The Band on YouTube

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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Beautiful Music: Fettes Brot Feat. Geekchester

featured1You don’t need to speak German to appreciate the awesomeness of German hip hop band Fettes Brot with the retro computer big band Geekchester.

Source: Neo Magazin Royale on YouTube via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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Smokin’ Hot Jazz Cover Of The Pokémon Theme

Scott Bradlee (of Postmodern Jukebox fame) gives us a smokin’ hot jazz cover of the Pokémon theme song, featuring Sara Niemietz on vocals – we can’t stop listening!


Video source: Scott Bradlee on YouTube

Source: via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
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Bluegrass Tetris Theme By Samuraiguitarist

Canadian Guitarist/Songwriter/Samurai Steve Onotera (aka samuraiguitarist) performs a gorgeous bluegrass/rock multi-track cover of the classic ‘Theme A’ song from Tetris.


Video source: samuraiguitarist on YouTube

Source: samuraiguitarist via Laughing Squid

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msausretrogamerMs. ausretrogamer
Co-founder, editor and writer at ausretrogamer – The Australian Retro Gamer E-Zine. Lover of science fiction, fashion, books, movies and TV. Player of games, old and new.

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