Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout Original Game Soundtrack

by dren mcdonald

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Welcome to CHIPBILLY! Dangerous Dave in the Deserted Pirate's Hideout first appeared as a computer game for the Apple II in 1990, created by John Romero, a well known game designer who was also instrumental in other influential games such as Doom, Quake, Wolfenstein 3D & Ravenwood Fair. John has recreated this game for play on iOS and Android devices, with the original graphics being a free download, and an HD version with new graphics and this music!

The character of DAVE is a bit of a hillbilly, and given the vintage of the original game's sounds (the original game's sound effects all had a recognizable video game 'chip' generated sound), I tried to create a hybrid of hillbilly mountain music with the chip sounds. I imagined a big group of musicians on a porch, some with banjos, dobro guitars and an upright bass, and some with old keyboards and circuit bent GameBoys, all jamming together. Then, of course, there are caves and a Pirate hideout to think about.

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released November 3, 2015

Dren McDonald: composition, electric guitar, dobro guitar, slide guitar, upright bass, banjo, fretless minstrel banjo, keyboards

Alisa Rose: fiddle

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dren mcdonald California

dren is currently making music/sounds for videogames & for his soul. Many of his games have been played by (literally) millions of people worldwide. Before games, he contributed to band music, touring/releasing albums with Giant Ant Farm and GrndNtlBrnds (Grand National Brands). He also founded and operated Vaccination Records Co for 10 yrs ... more

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