Nitro Game Injection #190: Taco Reckoning (Grant Kirkhope Interview Special )


This week, NGI welcomes legendary composer Grant Kirkhope as part of an episode paying tribute to his career as a composer for critically-acclaimed Rare titles like Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Kazooie, and Donkey Kong 64, as well as the recently-released Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning from Big Huge Games. Grant speaks extensively with Kyle, Larry, & Slider about his work on Amalur, as well as sharing his thoughts on his time with Rare and giving some background on the soundtracks for Banjo-Kazooie and Goldeneye, as well as sharing the history behind the infamous DK Rap. He also weighs in on the pepperoni debate from NGI’s Meat Special: you’ll have to listen to hear what his verdict is!

The NGI crew also discuss the new Taco Bell Doritos Locos Tacos, and Slider pays tribute to the Kirkhope fun by drawing what could be the best game/food marketing tie-in EVER. You don’t want to miss this packed episode of Nitro Game Injection!

1. Harjawaldar – Longing to See You (arrangement of music from Banjo Kazooie [N64] :: )

2. Krispy – Clandestine (arrangement of ‘Chicago: Stealth’ from Perfect Dark [N64] :: )
3. Grant Kirkhope – Ballroom Disco (original work from Grabbed by the Ghoulies [XBOX] :: )

4. Grant Kirkhope – Balor (original work from Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning [XB360/PS3/PC] :: )
5. Txai – Above the Floating Land (arrangement of ‘Cloud Cuckooland’ from Banjo-Tooie [N64] :: )

6. Sole Signal – A Classy Deathmatch (from GoldenEye: Source [PC] :: )
7. Krastins – Mermaid’s Lullaby (arrangement of music from Donkey Kong 64 [N64] :: )

8. Grant Kirkhope – Antenna Cradle, Janus Base, Cuba (original work from Goldeneye: 007 [N64] :: )
9. Grant Kirkhope – Out Around Nutty Acres (original work from Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts [XB360] :: )

10. DragonAvenger, The Joker – In the Darkness Lies (arrangement of ‘Mad Monster Mansion (Exterior )’ from Banjo-Kazooie :: )
11. Grant Kirkhope – Air Force One: Anti terrorism (original work from Perfect Dark [N64] :: )

12. Prince of Darkness, Chris Feener – Bond’s Batteries (arrangement of music from Sonic & Knuckles [GEN] and GoldenEye: 007 [N64] :: )
13. Grant Kirkhope – Tranquil Hours (original work from Viva Pinata [XB360] :: )

14. Tribe – Absolution (original work written by Grant Kirkhope :: )
15. brentalfloss – Banjo-Kazooie WITH LYRICS (arrangement of ‘Main Title’ from Banjo-Kazooie [N64] :: )
16. Grant Kirkhope, George Andreas, Chris Sutherland – DK Rap (original work from Donkey Kong 64 [N64] :: )

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