Andreas' appearance on Swedish TV program Kontroll
Download Kontroll s03e07 featuring C64hq's own Andreas Wallström who talks about the C64, the SID-chip, SID'80s, and his C64 collection.
Back in Time Live London 2001 Promo video
This video was
done by our own darling Boz and it was kindly given to us by C64 Audio. If you missed the first Back in Time Live, here's some nice footage for you! Everyone is in this video: Hubbard, Galway, Joseph, Cooksey, Daglish, Whittaker, Minter and his groupies, madfiddler, Boz, Abbott, Wally Wallstream, Lala, Press Play on Tape, Lee Bolton, Jogeir Liljedahl, Kwed, Waz, Mat Allen, Marcel Donne, The X-Mas Chortles guys, Kenz, and a lot of dancing geeks.
Download the video here!
The Challenge from Ocean Software Ltd.
When Ocean used to release a game on cassette with an additional audio cassette, they called it "Data-tune". Platoon had a tape with the game, and so did Daley Thompson's Olympic Challenge. This time it was a bit different. You will have heard Jonathan Dunn's nice title theme, right? Well, the freebie tape was a synth version of this theme, called The Challenge and sounded like they used the producers from the infamous Data Hits tape and a Yamaha DX7 or something similar. It sounds really cheesy, but does have appeal. Despite a naff voice yelling 'challenge!' every so often in a Northern English accent it does at least set the tone for the game really well. Shame it didn't inspire Daley to the gold medal, but then again what can apart from his bottles of Lucozade? The cassette was kindly supplied by Warren Pilkington and you get it here!
Commodore C64C Introductory Audio Tape
It's the year 2006, but if you still haven't found help to get your brand new Commodore 64 to work, download this introductory tape. It contains hints and tips on how to get started. It was produced in 1990 by Domark Ltd. for Commodore UK Ltd, written by John Minson and narrated by Jonathan Kidd. Warning: It's very English! ;) Download Side A / Download Side B
Copenhagen Retro Concert video bootleg
This is a bootleg video of the Copenhagen Retro Concert that took place in November 2005. It features live performances from Visa Röster, Rob Hubbard and Mark Knight, SID'80s, Press Play on Tape, and even a small bit of Jeroen Tel's set. And yes... some very gay dancing. It was filmed by Kent 'Trace' Walldén and AVI'd by Joachim 'The Sarge' Ljunggren for C64hq. Download it!
Jucke's ExperiMENTAL SIDShow
This is the recording of Jucke's ExperiMENTAL SIDShow that was aired on C64.COM:8000 on April 27th. It's a wild mix of old, new, and obscure SID's... and very entertaining. Download it!
Original Rob Hubbard
These are original recordings by Rob before they became actual C64 tracks. Rob MP3'd them, sent them, and we boosted up things a bit plus removed some background noise. We are really proud to be able to give you these!
Man and His Droid
of the Asteroid
This is what Rob says about them: "They were done around 1983-ish. I wrote them mainly
because I was influenced by something I was listening
to at the time, like Jarre or Human League. Or,
I was just experimenting and trying different ideas.
I used them on the games simply because I thought
they would work with the game. Most of the C64 versions
are much better than the original ideas –
especially OMAHD and Phantoms. The tunes were done
using a Korg poly synth, a Moog synth, Roland TR606
and TB303, a Casio cheap synth, and a four track
tape recorder. Also a Roland Micro-Composer was
used on F1. Sometimes I borrowed a synth from my
friends. I had all the synths linked up with control
voltages and gate triggers, some of which were home
Trap Audio Presentation by Ben Daglish
Ben recorded a special version of the Trap music and it was bundled with the game. We asked Ben about this special version, and this is what he told us:
"So, I'd just finished my 'mini symphony' for Trap and was feeling pretty pleased with myself. It was the first time I'd attempted a piece that length with a fair amount of thematic material. And of course, Tony (Crowther) and I had knocked up the drummer demo which is as far I can tell, one of the first pure music and animation demos on the C64.
Then, being a rather clever bugger, Tony came up with an idea to hook two C64's together using the joystick port (I may be wrong – it *was* over 25 years ago!) so that they could sync their SID chips. Heaven! I could use six whole voices! Thinking and listening back, I didn't make as full use of it as I could. I believe time got in the way as we wanted to record the thing and ship it with the game. I had about a day to re-arrange some bits, split some chords etc., and do a bit of funky-phasing.
Once finished, we simply hooked up a cassette recorder to the audio out, hit play and Tony's whole 2-SID magic did its thing. Lovely! To this day, Trap is probably the piece that, for the time, I was most proud of."
Thanks to Jason 'Kenz' Mackenzie
for recording it and to Rick Hoekman (ICE-T/Black Mail) for cleaning up the sound. Download it here »
Chris Abbott at C64 Audio was the pioneer in releasing
C64 remixes on CD. By now, his catalog is huge,
and here you have a lot of quality music to download.
Don't forget to buy the CD's if you like them. Support
READY. Vocally Too
02. Caverns of Khafka, subtune 1
03. Formula 1 Simulator
04. Roland's Rat Race
05. Bomb Jack
06. Caverns of Khafka, subtune 3
10. Song 4
15. Last Ninja 3
16. International Karate [Live]
17. Rambo First Blood Part 2
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It's Binary, Baby!
02. Cauldron 2-005
03. Sacred Armour of Antiriad
04. I am a Database
05. Glider Rider
06. Last Ninja III
08. Lazy Jones
10. Hardware and Hubbard
11. Compilations III
12. The Corporation
13. Binary, Baby
14. Bonus: Personal Jesus
15. Bonus: Bitch
16. Bonus: Artura
17. Bonus: Madballs
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|Back in Time Live
Amazing live performances recorded at Brighton
Centre in 2003 and St. Luke's LSO in 2004.
Play on Tape
(Ben Daglish, Reyn Ouwehand, Jon Hare, Marcel
Donné, Mark Knight, Andreas Wallström)
This package consists of DVD1 (St. Luke's
concert), DVD2 (Rob Hubbard live at the Brighton
Centre), and an audio CD of the best tracks
from both. It's a must-have for any fans of
C64 music and for any one that attended the
shows that's been recorded.
03. Pimple Squeezer
04. Tiger Mission
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Back in Time
Slow Poison, Rob Hubbard, Tonka, etc.
01. Agent X 2
03. Ancestors Planet Flyby
of the Asteroid
07. Parallax Stroll
10. One Man and his Droid
12. Delta In-game
13. Trap Part 1
14. Eve of the War
15. Trap Part 2
16. Wizball High Score
Kane - 64 [Lyrics]
Not much is know about this Australian group. We
emailed with them a while ago, and at that time,
the group was about to dissolve. (Anyone that wants
to get hold of their other songs, get in touch with
& Heavy - Commodore 64 [Lyrics]
Punkrockers Hjalle and Heavy got famous among kids
via a TV program - the rest is history as they say.
They released three records in one year and they
all sold gold. This song was taken from their third
album Dunder and is about the years Hjalle spent
in front of his C64 playing all those classic games.
- C64 [Lyrics]
This song was used in the Swedish movie Livet i
8 Bitar. It's about J whose goal is to win 100,000
dollar in a Nintendo gaming contest. He struggles
with his traditional Jewish family and non-Jewish
girlfriend who demand that he grow up and get a
job. Real problems arise when he awakes to discover
that his right hand is missing.
This is a fascinating program about Imagine
Software and Ocean Software that was aired on BBC2,
December 13th at 8 PM. There's a lot of nice info
in this video, lots of Ocean personalities, like
Bill Barna, David Ward, and Tony Pomfret. After
seeing it, you will wonder what in the world Imagine
was thinking doing Bandersnatch. Mega-game my arse!
Back in Time Live
2002 audio files
All in all, it was just a brilliant evening! Too
short, too sweaty, but brilliant! People from Morocco,
Hungary, UK, USA, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Holland,
Finland, Norway, Germany and Belgium were present
at the event, and it shows how important these kind
of events are.
Gilmore (8,7 Mb)
This interview was done in a pub called Marquis
of Granby in central London. I'd been e-mailing
with Adam for a while, but I didn't know how he
started out and how he came up with his best tunes.
Now I do!
Whittaker (2,2 Mb)
Once again, I had the chance to do a small catch
up interview with Dave, where he among other things
tell us that he's back composing again and that
his current projects are Manic Miner, Jet Set Willy
and Uridium for the Gameboy Advance. Niiice!
Supremacy live bootleg (9,1 Mb)
Apart from playing their version of Giana Sisters,
they also played a bunch of C64 tunes they'd put
together in to something they called Sidology one
and three. The songs they played were Cybernoid
2, Rocky Star, Deflektor, Outrun (episode one) and
Flimbo's Quest, Bubble Bobble, Arkanoid, Monty on
the Run, Commando, Outrun (episode three). I just
love the keyboard sound on Deflektor (check 06:56)
and episode three is just one happy punksong! I
don't know who the "Hello/Hello again"
dork is, but I think you'll enjoy it anyways.
Roggen (3 Mb)
The interview with violin player and super lad Pascal
was done in the ladies room. Why? Because it was
quiet in there (the mix of music and people talking
makes it quite hard to hear what people are answering).
Roggen plays Monty on the Run (613 K)
It's a bit hard to hear all the notes on the PPOT
bootleg recording, so luckily I asked Pascal to
play something for us before the event kicked off.
It's those last fast and furious 40 seconds of the
song... You have been warned!
Play On Tape live bootleg (28,3 Mb)
They kicked off their set with the intro from Giana
Sisters, which actually was nicked from Machinae
Supremacy's version of Giana Sisters. Hilarious!
Giana blended into Warhawk and was followed by Aztec
Challenge and Thrust with Pascal playing on both
those tracks. Rambo - First Blood Part 2, Flimbo's
Quest, Crazy Comets, Delta and Ghosts'n Goblins
followed before the highlights: Monty on the Run,
Krakout, Auf Wiedersehen Monty and Outrun.
Joseph (6,6 Mb)
Meeting Richard Joseph again was a blast! The funny
thing is that I always seem to catch Richard after
"very many of these", as Richard once
said. In this interview, we talk about games development
in 2002, about why he keeps coming back to the Back
in Time live events and the possibilities of performing
Barbarian with a symphony orchestra at the next
Back in Time Live
2001 audio interviews
Oh, what a disaster! Something was wrong with the
DV camera and it didn't want to record the sound
properly. At this moment there's just audio versions
of all interviews, but if I manage to put picture
and sound together properly, you'll see these wonderful
video interviews I got!
Daglish and Antony Crowther (12,6 Mb)
The craziest interview I've ever done, and also
the most fun one to do. They were both in a really
good mood and you know, Ben is like the guy who
talks all the time and entertains everyone. As a
huge fan of this duo, I'd like to call this interview
The Reunion of We M.U.S.I.C. Take the chance of
hearing the previously unheard, unreleased and new
C64 tune from Ben. It's so new it hasn't been poked
into the machine code monitor yet! And it's Antony
by the way, not Anthony like I say it.
Whittaker (5,2 Mb)
great. You tell me what you want to know, cause
I'm here." is what Dave says in the beginning
of the interview. Initally Dave wasn't too keen
on doing an interview. But, I'm not the guy the
gives up that easily, and after a while of persuasion,
he finally agreed.
Gray (6,6 Mb)
Gray is a nice bloke and there's a lot of great
answers in this interview. Like when he talks about
the early years at Imagine and the tunes he did
that probably no one ever have heard. I know one
title that's previously unknown to most people,
and that's Pedro from Imagine. Go get it in the
Minter (3,9 Mb)
Done in the VIP room where all the fun action went
on. It was a pretty confusing interview to do, because
one of his followers were interupting all the time,
showing no respect what so ever. It's all gone now
because I didn't think you were willing to wait
20 seconds between the questions. What this interview
will give you though, is a pretty good idea of how
great and action filled the evening was (loads and
loads of beer).
Joseph (3,6 Mb)
Done in the room where you could buy T-shirts and
CDs and also finish your meal. It was a really fast
chat really, and hopefully I can do a bit more in-depth
interview with Richard soon.
Hubbard (7,9 Mb)
I actually did two interviews with Hubbard, but
only one with audio. You know, after the first interview,
I found out that there was something wrong with
the DV camera and that it didn't want to record
the sound properly. I thought twice about asking
him to do the interview all over again, but I had
no choice. This was a once in a lifetime oportunity!
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