Xenon 2 Megablast

Xenon 2 Megablast by Bomb the Bass

One of the many reasons that I loved my Amiga 500 (and then 1200) was the quality of the music in its game library. I’d often fire up a game just to listen to the intro music! One of the best soundtracks in my collection was the superb Xennon 2 Megablast from The Bitmap Brothers. Firing up the game presented you with a pretty faithful rendition on the 1988 Bomb the Bass hip-hop track “Megablast”, and at the time, it was staggering to me.

Here is a slightly updated version, created for the CDTV version of the game in the early 90’s:

If you can hear traces of John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13, you won’t be surprised to learn that the song origin owes a debt to that score – the full Bomb the Bass track bears the title “Megablast (Hip-Hop on Precinct 13)”.