This Must Be the Place (8-bit Nintendo Version)
Original track by Talking Heads
Remix by apmeehan
8-Bit remixes always return me to my various, thinly-carpeted, mildew-haunted-basement’d Friday nights with my brother after a trip to the video store to rent a new Nintendo cartridge.
There’s a crunchy edge in the stilted-funk bass line which *feels* like walking from left-to-right on pixelated asphalt and punching out street toughs and kicking trash cans at heavy ninja. I don’t know what the story of the game would be, but I know each level would end with a poofy-ponytailed girl-next-door in a pink halter top embracing the two brothers who are only differentiated by the color of their high-tops (red and blue) and breaking the fourth wall to flash a #FFFFFF smile at the players on the other side of the tube.
When I write my autobiography, the early chapters will be a side-scroller you have to play through set to the 8bit-beats of The Talking Heads and Michael Jackson and Nirvana.