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"Fei Long Stage"

Primary Game: Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Capcom, 1994, SNES), music by Alph Lyla, Isao Abe, Yoko Shimomura, Yoshihiro Sakaguchi

Posted 2004-12-03, evaluated by djpretzel


Star Salzman has given Fei Long a heavy dosage of sonic Viagra, lengthening his theme and hardening the pulsing beats of his rhythm, creating the decidedly pronounced "Fei Longer". I'll leave the phallic imagery to the more competent likes of Walt Whitman et. al. and move on... We all know that both Fei Long in SSF2 and Martial Law in the Tekken series are but Bruce Lee in rather pathetically veiled pseudonym-enabled (Tekken taking the crown in that particular arena) disguise. Let's all just come clean on that one up front, so there's no embarassing pretending going on which could end up in awkwardness and apologies. Star's sent in our first coverage of "Fei Long"'s theme, which wasn't the most memorable of character themes in SSF2 or the SF series in general, but which he does his usual awesome job of retooling into a whole new ballgame. This isn't one of Star's vocal mixes, so those expecting a euphemism-laden lyric and Star's voice may be a bit down, but what we get instead is a kickin', FX-packed techno big-beatish breakdown. Right out of the gate you've got a slick bassline with an unusual short room/plate verb on it that's quickly joined by drums, breaking into a filter riff that intros the main melody on a primary-color vibrato synth. The core melody is left rather untouched, but the bass line is certainly played with and the drums/fx go all over the place, as Star clearly indulges himself in all manner of slicing, dicing, gating, a well-executed ritard at 1'38", cutout at 1'59", and an abundance of hard-panning cut-up effects. The mix ends with Ryu making a short-lived cameo for a Hadoken effect, followed by Bruce... err, Fei's intimidating yelp, leaving the listener to determine which of the two effects' sources has claimed victory (my bet's on Ryu, in spite of the very badassitude overhaul Salzman's given Long's tunage). Star has the capablity of treading into new territory and coming up with mixes that are as deep and wide as they are singular and innovative BUT he also has the ability, as he does here, of doing more traditional genre work that nevertheless has a polished sheen to it due to high production values and a double-helping of technique. SF fans and technolytes need not hesitate, of course, but I think all will find that getting their respective Feis lengthened is an enriching and motivating experience.

djpretzel

Discussion

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OA
on 2009-12-10 15:33:46

I gotta disagree with 42, i think for the most part this really worked. The super analogue lead i'm not as sold on, but the rest of the track is pretty slammin. The hard pans at the 2:50ish point ar4e absolutely brilliant. Super pro stuff, and a very good mix overall.

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42
on 2009-01-22 23:21:44

I'm sorry, this mix doesn't quite work as it is, imo.

Fei-long's theme isn't just electro-techno material. :?

I'm not saying that this isn't a well done and well polished mix, but that there are better ways to approach this.

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Zerohero1024
on 2006-03-24 17:18:21

This has got to be the best theme song remix ever, I mean, Feilong is my favorite street Fighter, even though he falls absent in many games. I'm a fan of Bruce Lee and Feilong is a tribute to him, I often play this song during an action scene in a Bruce Lee movie, and to my surprise, it goes with it. Awesome job Star Salzman, 5 out of 5 stars!!!!!!! :D

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A Gang of Field Mice
on 2005-10-12 12:22:36

Since I graduated from college, I've had very, very fleeting access to the internet. But I do remember, about a year, year and a half ago, trying to mount a campaign to get this theme covered cos it was so badass. I don't know if that had anything to do with it, and I know I'm trying to get a finger's grip on credit for a remix that I'm sure is totally friggin awesome (nothing to listen to it with yet) but in any case, Star, you've got my undying gratitude for putting this sucker together.

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Weirdboyscott
on 2005-03-11 12:20:26

I had placed this on my latest OCR CD, just because I had heard it when I was half asleep and thought it was cool and jotted it down in a .txt file.

But when I actually listened to the whole thing while driving on the long haul to school I make 3 times a week? DAMN

I'm impressed, Star, very impressed.

This has the phattest beat of just about any Street Fighter or even Capcom or even any VGMix on this site, and is definitely one of the most well made comedic ones.

Fei Long's howling is the FUNNIEST thing to hear coming out of my car when I have the windows rolled down. Seeing people's reactions to the screaming Fei-Boy is always golden.

Thanks for mixing this Starby.

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Brim
on 2005-01-27 01:32:21

Wow. Just..wow. I can't believe this song is so great.

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^^DeusEx^^
on 2005-01-17 07:14:28

HELL YEAH!!!

This mix rocks, I just want to go beat the snot out of something.

Cool stuff to say the least.

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Hawke Edge
on 2005-01-16 19:37:57

I gotta say, this is definitely a superb remix.

This mix definitely has a "get up and kick ass" kind of feel to it, and the sound clips, while at first seem awkward, are an instant hit in which many people, including myself, have laughed or or enjoyed as part of the song.

The overall feeling the song gives as it changes the tempo in some places while still maintaining the same theme in the backdrop only accents the overall feel of the song, keeping it pacd out really nicely, while yet making it much more enjoyable as things change slightly, such as the dramatic stop/go towards the end.

Love it.

Hell, even the mentally retarded client that I tend to take to work in my car loves it.

And that, oddly enough, is actually a really big praise to be said, since developmentally disabled individuals aren't exactly easy to please at every turn.

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jordex
on 2004-12-19 13:57:36

i think part in this song seemed short

each part could have been extended

star wouldnt have to add anything, he'ld just have to repeat stuff

the song would be aloot longer and better

the song is the opposite of too repetitive

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Mitaro
on 2004-12-18 12:33:44

woooooooooooooo!!!

I love that part! I like screamin' that really loud in the car (at the same pitch too.) and it weirds out the people next to me, this is a great homage to FeiLong as well as BruceLee. Loved every second of this remix.

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junker
on 2004-12-15 19:09:48

man oh man oh man! wicked stuff, star!

shoot, i found this out too late. it's what you get when you neglect this super ultra wicked place.

later!

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SirRus
on 2004-12-14 21:55:35

Does the beginning of this song remind anyone of one of the song by Klint off the Snatch soundtrack?

Man that's so badass.

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benevolensaurus
on 2004-12-11 18:04:29

Me too.

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Aruthra
on 2004-12-07 16:03:41

I like this song.

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Striker Omega
on 2004-12-07 04:06:09

Well, I must say, I don't really know much about music. I do, however, know what I like. And I like this song.

Side note: Er, djpretzel, it's "Marshall" Law, not Martial. Sound pun notwithstanding. .

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Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Capcom, 1993, ARC)
Music by Isao Abe, Shun Nishigaki, Yoko Shimomura
Songs:
"Fei Long Stage"

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