Hello and welcome to P-Vock's Music Box, where I take a random tune from my insanely massive Music Box to help get you ready for the weekend. Today, I have no jokes, no dumb quips, no snarky remarks. This July, I feel nostalgic for the old days when I was a child and had two months off (God, if only we still had that today). I spent those days doing two things, sports camps and video games. So since I feel nostalgic, and I gotta talk about video games (because Josh sure as hell ain't going to), let's take it back to the series with which my earliest memories are associated. Let's jump back to Sonic the Hedgehog.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Genesis was my first video game ever, but that's not what I'm talking about today. Let's bring back that insane late 90's / early 00's energy that I will forever permeate and jump back to Sonic Adventure 2. This is by no means my favourite Sonic game, and this tune is not my favourite from the game (shoutouts to Pumpkin Hill), but this song is a damn treat.
If it isn't the iconic theme of Green Hill or Chemical Plant, this tune is probably the most iconic Sonic tune from one of the most iconic and beloved stages in the series. So please, Follow Me - Set Me Free - Trust Me and We Will Escape From The City.
Right off the bat, you are greeted with the truly iconic opening riff, and a booming "WOOOO!" that rings so loud you'll think Nature Boy just appeared. You are then greeted with more delicious cheese than the entire state of Wisconsin, and it is AWESOME. God, I just cannot express how much I love this tune. You know what, just have a listen because if you haven't, you are missing out.
This song is just perfect. The instruments, the vocals, the tempo, the tone, it all just works. It captures everything I love about this stupid series and the stupid, furry, rodent it was named after. In fact, I love it so much that I think I have to double-dip. When Sonic Generations was released in 2011 (Jesus, Generations is 10 years old and that hurts), SEGA went ahead and had some amazing remixes of many beloved tunes, so go ahead and have a listen to my favourite remix of this banging bop.
There you go, two official gems to jam out to this Friday. Thank you for joining me as I gushed about this stupid series I spent too much time adoring as a child. Take care and have a great weekend, and maybe go ahead and play a Sonic game if you got time to kill ;). I will see you back here next Friday with another suggestion from my Music Box.