ReMix: Kunio Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League "The Champion" 3:57

By Mak Eightman

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Primary Game: Kunio Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League (Technos, 1993, NES), music by Kazuo Sawa, Taku Urabe
  • Album: Featured on Futebol Arte: World Cup Tribute EP
  • Posted 2015-08-14, evaluated by the judges panel

    GOAL!! It was sweet watching the U.S. win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup - I think Americans as a whole will become more interested in soccer with these types of victories, and it was also just neat seeing a fellow Lloyd (no relation) kicking butt & taking names. On that note, we've got a kickin' rock/metal arrangement of Kunio Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League from Mak Eightman (Max V. Kravchenko), with some production revisions & cleanup relative to the version that appeared on our Futebol Arte: World Cup Tribute EP. He writes:

    "This game was known in my country as Goal! 3. Actually because of this game, my attention to VGM became kinda obsessive... so I had to remix that someday. I'm not pleased with acoustic guitars. Still, this pedal sounds pretty good, so I think more exp with EQ and compression and it will be close to perfect. Overall, experimenting again! Best of all!

    UPDATE: Had no time or wish to rerecord stuff, so I just remixed and remastered it. Thanks."

    The album version was a little hot & bothered in terms of overcompression; Mak brought the levels down a bit to the let the detail shine through, but then the judges were saying it was a bit TOO quiet, so he bumped it back up, finally arriving in Goldilocks' "juuuuuust right" territory, and this is the result. While the arrangement is a little conservative and a little repetitive, there's still genre personalization & some sweet soloing to break things up. Palpable writes:

    "Agree with comments that this is a bit repetitive, but the high energy levels and drum change-ups do a lot to hold my interest. It's typical of what I expect of Max now - balls-out rocking, straightforward arrangement that fans are absolutely gonna love. Let's post it."

    I'm sure he meant soccer balls ;) Rockin', sockin', block-knockin' ReMix from Mak, whose production tweaks make this an even better track than it was when it first appeared on Futebol Arte!


    Discussion: Latest 6 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
    on 2016-03-24 01:31:27

    Straight-up metal track, nothing wrong with that. Good enough in terms of energy, production and style to keep my interest, and overall this kicks a lot of ass. Definitely scored a goal with this one, a pretty sweet cut off the album I'd say!

    on 2015-12-21 15:08:56

    The very start of the track left me a little perplexed as to what the instruments were leading up to. Then the guitar solo starts, and I’m immediately hooked. Hearing this makes me want to feel like a champion of any sporting event. The more the track progresses, the better it gets.

    on 2015-12-15 16:20:57

    Super kick ass, like what Mak usually does. I'm a big fan of the dirty snare he uses here, it gives a nice industrial metal feel to the remix. The lead guitar work is very tight. The overall mixing is maybe a bit too fuzzy for my tastes, but this is a great metal remix. Plus it covers something quite obscure -- nice job, Mak! :D \m/

    on 2015-10-12 15:42:57

    Yeaaah, kicks ass! :)

    Real pumpin' track. Especially great start. :)

    on 2015-08-15 02:01:29

    This tune is definitely one of the best from FA:WCTEP. It's just straightforward metal cover, yeah, but it's still awesome. Keep rocking, Max! :)

    on 2015-08-14 12:04:20

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    Sources Arranged (1 Song)

    Primary Game:
    Kunio Kun no Nekketsu Soccer League (Technos, 1993, NES)
    Music by Kazuo Sawa, Taku Urabe

    Tags (6)

    Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
    Origin > Resubmission
    Time > 4/4 Time Signature

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