Friday, September 02, 2016

Soundtrack September: Loaded

Game: Loaded (1995)
Platform: PlayStation
Composers: Neil Biggin, Pat Phelan

The soundtrack to Loaded isn't musically remarkable in any good or bad way. It is, however, the only game I can think of at the moment containing music from British proto-chav rock act Pop Will Eat Itself. The release of Loaded occupies the period between the 1994 release of their album Dos Dedos Mis Amigos and then-frontman Clint Mansell's departure into the world of film scoring in 1998.

Two PWEI songs (including my favorite version of the song "Kick to Kill") appear in the game, along with an electronic soundtrack by Neil Biggin and Pat Phelan. This is another Red Book audio title, so if you can get your hands on the game itself, you can listen to the music with or without a PlayStation. What's more, listeners who do put the disc in a CD player will discover an assortment of bonus "tracklets" – short cuts of demos that weren't used in the game.

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