ReMix: OutRun 'Shiny New Ferrari'
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Man, we haven't had an OutRun ReMix since 2002... that's just indecent. Here to take us in, fix us up, and get us back on the road is LuIzA, with a badass rock/ska arrangement of 'Magical Sound Shower'. I mentioned this briefly way back in 2000 when we posted Instant Remedy's ReMix of the same source, but OutRun really was an historical moment for VGM - it made the decision of which theme to listen to front and center, presenting the user with the selection of three awesome pieces of music, while remaining firmly inside the game universe by having them be different "stations" on your Ferrari's radio. When I was like, eight, I remember thinking that was the coolest thing ever, and you know what? It holds up pretty well... it WAS one of the first times (I can remember) that the selection of VGM was emphasized so much to the casual gamer. As an additional tangent, when Video Games Live came to DC and performed at the Kennedy Center, during the montage where they do a mini-history of VGM, when they got to OutRun, I cheered really enthusiastically when no one else did, and it was awkward. Hell if I care, though; modern audiences might get rallied up more for Halo or WoW (both great scores, mind you), but I'm all about my Hiroshi.
And so this mix makes me very happy; it also made Larry and Kyle happy, since they were the ones who've been petitioning Luiza for several years to submit it here. She finally caved - ¡viva la peer pressure! - and thus, hopefully, it'll reach a few more appreciative ears. And who wouldn't appreciate wah guitar, energetic drums, and greasy organ riffs, combining for a mix of rock, punk, and ska? Love those offbeat chords at 1'20" - definitely fills in for a brass section pretty darn effectively. As with her previous collab mix from Summoning of Spirits, drums are quicker, a bit thinner, and more punk/ska than ball-crushing metal. Which, honestly, is kinda refreshing - the guitar is an extremely versatile instrument, and while I love a good metal mix, I'd still like to see classic rock, punk, and ska represented a bit more, not to mention countless other genres. Bottom line? Excellent, refreshing, energetic arrangement from one of the great classic SEGA arcade soundtracks. We're encased in almost two feet of snow at the moment, and I'm about to go out with Anna and shovel, but I'll definitely be humming this mix, and dreaming of driving my shiny, new Ferrari, cutting across four lanes of traffic, crashing into innumerable palm trees, and enjoying some fantastic music.
- Crulex on April 20, 2012
Variety is this mix's major plus, but others include creativity, guitar work, arrangement that fittingly exceeds what I deem necessary for high marks, and of course, there's even a bitching organ rocking throughout. It tells a great, contained story as well, and I don't know if I was ever IMMERSED in it, but it definitely doesn't hurt the mix either.
This is the definitive version of this song. I'm so glad it was posted.
- Marmiduke on April 11, 2011
LuIzA, you are a badass, and I hope you keep doing music for a long time 'cause many mixers could learn a thing or two from you.
- ella guro on February 15, 2010
- AkumajoBelmont on January 14, 2010
I love the different guitar sounds this remix features, from wah-wah to the rhythm guitar that lends a certain Iberian/South American touch to the remix. The ska portion's awesome as well.
Finally, the ending made me smile.
- Martin Penwald on January 14, 2010
- yosefu on January 5, 2010
- metalsnakejuice on December 31, 2009
Parabéns Luiza! Essa é mais uma das suas ótimas versões que vai pra minha playlist. : ]
- Canslli on December 30, 2009
- jintoreedwine on December 28, 2009
I can see why they've been badgering you to submit this. It's the unmistakable classic LuIzA-style approach, and from every perspective I look at it, it rules. Guitars sound great and the performance is awesome, and we all know I have a bias with guitars. I also love ska and punk, so pretty much this song right here is a combination of, like, ten-thousand things I adore. Too bad about that Ferrari though, I feel bad for it breaking even if it's just a video game remix.
- Level 99 on December 28, 2009
PS: I find it amusing that to this day, that only one person commented/smiled at the fact that, in this song, one crashes their "shiny new ferrari" at the end... that's kinda why I named the song that. hahaha ;P
- LuIzA on December 26, 2009
- Bahamut on December 24, 2009
abg;626182 wrote: I must be a little late to the party, seeing as how everyone else seems to have heard this before? Anyways, I really enjoyed this, the radio concept for the intro was cool :) And I really like the character of this remix, its a lot of fun to listen through! Great work LuIzA!
This was the winner of the [URL="http://dod.vgmix.com/past/oct06/"]Dwelling of Duels competition back in October 2006[/URL], so it's a few years old by now.
- KyleJCrb on December 24, 2009
- abg on December 23, 2009
Organ is pretty kicking in this though, and again I will mention the guitar skills are very apparent here. Nice stuff.
- DragonAvenger on December 22, 2009