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Episode 67 – My 8Bit Life (Ben Daglish)


MrSid returns with Episode 67 of the UK’s No.1 Retro Gaming Podcast!

This will be the fourth in the the Series of ‘My 8Bit Life’ where we take a look at the life and career of a certain games music composer from back in the day.

This week it is the turn of absolute SID Chip legend Ben Daglish. During his career, Ben composed some of the most memorable and best music ever for the Commodore 64. His compositions include music for games such as Last Ninja, Cobra, Death Wish 3, Krackout, Auf Wiedersehen Monty and Jack The Nipper. This podcast will take you on a journey from the start of Ben’s career, right through to the current day whilst playing lot’s of his amazing music.

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A massive thanks to Ben for his kind message to me from Play Expo! and also to our sponsors this month.

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Episode 67 – My 8Bit Life (Ben Daglish)

7 thoughts on “Episode 67 – My 8Bit Life (Ben Daglish)

  1. TEOL says:

    Music episodes are staring to become big favorates of mine as well as the lists.

  2. scopie says:

    Awesome, been looking forward to this one for ages!

  3. Andy says:

    Loved the show sam.

    Ben Daglish is probally my fave musician on the c64 because I though he had a good sound.

  4. mrsid says:

    Thanks for the feedback guys 🙂

  5. scopie says:

    I think mr daglish’s last ninja work is now massively iconic and Synonymous with the c64. I true work of art and although the phrase ‘a true classic’ is thrown around far to willy nilly these days, the wasteland theme really is deserving of this title.

  6. stelios says:

    Great episode – as I went from a CPC 464 to a PC to an Amiga I did not have much exposure to Daglish’s C64 compositions so this filled in lots of blanks I had. Love the “My 8Bit Life” episodes – although it would be nice to get also some “My 16bit Life” episodes on musicians that became better known on the 16bit home computers (e.g. the Amiga). Or maybe even on musicians that started in the demoscene and ended up going full pro in mainstream media or gaming (e.g. Bjorn Lynne).

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