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Jungle Hunt, Camisra and Pitfall

This morning I finally figured out the second part of a question that has been in my mind for two decades.  It is a question that would pop into my head and I would either immediately forget about it or make an attempt to find the answer, never with any luck.  It isn’t even really a question, rather I just wanted to know the name of one dance/electronic piece of music back in some club in 1998; then an additional thought came to mind several years later as I tried to find the song.

In the club there was one particular song that really blew the roof off the place.  It wasn’t particularly popular with the mainstream but the best clubs with DJs who were on top of really great music would always play it.  It is a song that if mentioned, or even played today would not be recognized, even by people who frequented clubs back in 1998.

Anyway, I really liked this song and as we didn’t have smartphones back in 1998 I couldn’t just “Shazam” it and most DJs were too cool to be bothered by a regular patron wanting to know the name of the song.

Then the internet became mainstream and grew from something only found on college campuses and geeky households to something for the masses.  I’d been fascinated with computers since our first computer, the Apple IIC back in 1993 and the explosive growth of the internet created an entire virtual world to get lost in and explore.

So what does this have to do with music and video games?  Well, I really liked looking up things from my past on the internet, kind of like an archeologist of my own life:  places, video games, pictures, friends and yes music where all things to be rediscovered through the internet!  So I set out to find that song I could never identify by searching one the web.  But not having a clue as to what it was called and only a flicker of a beat in my mind I didn’t have much to go on.  I’d catch that flicker, forget it, catch it again months later and try my hardest to keep in in mind while I tried to find the song on the internet.  Then the thought came to me that it kind of sounded like the music when you have to jump over the savages in the Atari 2600 game *Pitfall* (asterisk there for a reason).

But until this morning I couldn’t find the ‘savages’ from *Pitfall* on the internet no matter how many times I searched!  So now I have two questions:

  1. What is the name of the song in the club?
  2. Why can’t I find any reference, let alone music, to the savages in *Pitfall?*

Well, four years ago I sat down and was determined to spend as many hours as it took to find the song.  I went through tons of music, one link leading to another until I was very deep into some dark corner of the internet.  I was racking my brain trying to find any keyword that might apply, typing in: euro, dance, electornica, 1998, clubs, atari, savages, Pitfall, music, DJ and on and on and on.  I must have been searching for three or four hours and then….. on February 10th, 2013, there it was – a full 15 years after I had first heard it and wanted to know its name – there it was, in some deep, dark, forgotten corner of the World Wide Web.

Camisra – Let me show you

It was even more difficult to find because the beat I was looking for didn’t happen until four minutes into the song!!!  So I might have even come across this song a couple of times and went right over it.  Luckily I backtracked and started listening to the middle of songs.  I was so ecstatic I even wrote a Facebook post about it – which gained very little interest because as I said, not many would remember it and it seems people forget the past very quickly anyway.

So I had found the song but I still didn’t understand why I now couldn’t find the ‘savages’ music from Pitfall.  Again the question would pop into my mind over the years and I’d either let it drift out of my head or spend a few minutes searching, never being successful.

This morning however, I decided to download some gaming music from a really excellent gaming music site and sure enough the question about the ‘savages’ music popped into my head again.  I searched and searched different websites but as before I didn’t have any luck until I read an article about a follow up game called Jungle Hunt which was created due to the popularity of Atari’s Pitfall

JUNGLE HUNT!!!!!!!!!

It wasn’t *Pitfall* that had the savages it was Jungle Hunt!!!  I had totally forgotten about Jungle Hunt!  This was a game I had played for hours on end but as childhood faded further and further from my memory as the years passed I had forgotten Jungle Hunt and merged it into my mind as being Pitfall.

So I searched for Jungle Hunt and sure enough, there was the music I thought had sounded like the beat in Camisra’s song.

And so, on April 2nd, 2017 I’ve finally solved an unimportant, but extremely persistent question(s) that have come and gone from my mind over two decades.  I am happy.

 

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The Dining Rooms – M. Dupont

One of my favorite tracks, M. Dupont by The Dining Rooms.
Very good match of the song with the video clip (Lost Highway) on YouTube:

Album: Numero Deux
Artist: The Dining Rooms
Appears on: Ayurveda Budda Lounge Volume 1 / Subterranean Modern Vol. 1

Lost-Highway

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My childhood music collection

BAND / TITLE / KIND

3RD BASS DERELICTS OF DIALECT RAP
AC DC LIVE ROCK
AC/DC BACK IN BLACK ROCK
AC/DC LIVE ROCK
AC/DC THE RAZORS EDGE ROCK
AC/DC RAZORS EDGE METAL
AEROSMITH GET A GRIP ROCK
AEROSMITH PUMP ROCK
ALICE COOPER HEY STOOPID METAL
ALICE IN CHAINS DIRT METAL
ALICE IN CHAINS FACELIFT METAL
ANTHRAX ATTACK OF THE KILLER B’S METAL
BAD ENGLISH WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE ROCK
BATMAN MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK POP
BEASTIE BOYS LISCENSED TO ILL RAP
BEASTIE BOYS CHECK YOUR HEAD RAP/ROCK
BELL BIV DEVOE POISION RAP/POP
BOBBY BROWN DONT BE CRUEL RAP
BOBBY BROWN DANCE YA KNOW IT RAP
BON JOVI SLIPPERY WHEN WET ROCK
BON JOVI NEW JERSEY ROCK
CALIFORNIA RAISINS SING THE HIT SONGS POP
CANDYMAN AINT NO SHAME IN MY GAME RAP/POP
COCKTAIL MOTION PICTURE SOUND TRACK ALL KINDS
COOLIO FANTASTIC VOYAGE RAP
CORONER MENTAL VORTEX COMPLETE SHIT/SPEED METAL
CROWBAR DICIPLINE THROUGH SUFFERING METAL
DAMN YANKEES DON’T TREAD ROCK
DANZIG DANZIG METAL
DEF LEPPARD HYSTERIA ROCK
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND HUMPTY DANCE RAP
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND THIS IS AN EP RELEASE RAP
DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE SUMMERTIME RAP
DJ JAZZY JEFF AND THE FRESH PRINCE HEs THE DJ IM THE RAPPER RAP
DJ JAZZY JEFF AND THE FRESH PRINCE HOMEBASE RAP
DOMINO DOMINO RAP
DOORS (THE) GREATEST HITS ROCK
DR. DRE THE CHRONIC RAP
EDOG AND DA BULLDOGS BUG A BOO RAP
ERIC CLAPTON UNPLUGED ROCK
EXTREME PORNOGRAFFITTI ROCK
FAITH NO MORE ANGEL DUST ALTERNATIVE
FAT BOYS CRUSHIN RAP
GETTO BOYS WE CANT BE STOPPED CRAP
GIN BLOSSOMS NEW MISERABLE EXPERIENCE ROCK
GREEN JELLO CEREAL KILLER METAL
GUNS & ROSES USE YOUR ILLUSION 1 ROCK
GUNS ‘N’ ROSES USE YOUR ILLUSION 2 ROCK
GUNS AND ROSES THE SPAGETTI INCIDENT ROCK
GUNS N ROSES APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION ROCK
GUNS & ROSES YOU COULD BE MINE ROCK
HELMET MEANTIME METAL
ICE TEA NEW JACK HUSSLER RAP
JANE’S ADDICTION RITUAL DE LO HABITUAL METAL
JIMI HENDRIX STONE FREE ROCK
JONNY GILL RUB YOU THE RIGHT WAY POP
LAST ACTION HERO SOUNDTRACK LAST ACTION HERO SOUNDTRACK ALL KINDS
LINEAR POP
LL COOL J BIGGER AND DEFFER RAP
LL COOL J MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT RAP
MALOVELEVT CREATION THE TEN COMMANDMENTS DEATH METAL
MARIAH CAREY POP
MC HAMMER PLEASE HAMMER DONT HURT EM, RAP
MEGADEATH KILLING IS MY BUISNESS AND BUISNESS IS GOOD. METAL
MEGADETH COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION METAL
MEGADETH SO FAR, SO GOOD, SO WHAT METAL
MEGADETH RUST IN PEACE METAL
MEGADETH PEACE SELLS METAL
METALLICA .. AND JUSTICE FOR ALL METAL
METALLICA GARAGE DAYS REVISITED METAL
METALLICA KILL EM ALL METAL
METALLICA LIVE SHIT/BINGE AND PURGE METAL
METALICA UNFORGIVEN METAL
METALLICA ENTER SANDMAN METAL
MICHAEL JACKSON BAD POP
MINISTRY PSALM 69 METAL
MONTLEY CRUE DECADE OF DECADENCE ROCK
MONTLEY CRUE DR. FEELGOOD METAL
MOTORHEAD MARCH OR DIE METAL
NEW JACK CITY MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK RAP/POP
NIRVANA NEVERMIND ROCK
NWA 100 MILES AND RUNNIN RAP
NWA NIGGERS FOR LIFE RAP
OBITUARY ? DEATH METAL
OVERKILL HORRORSCOPE SPEED METAL
OVERKILL I HEAR BLACK SPEED METAL
OVERKILL UNDER THE INFLUENCE SPEED METAL
OVERKILL YEARS OF DECAY METAL
OVERKILL FUCK YOU METAL
OZZIE OSBOURNE BLIZZARD OF OZ METAL
OZZIE OZBOURNE NO MORE TEARS METAL
PANTERA BEYOND DRIVEN HEAVY METAL
PANTERA COWBOYS FROM HELL METAL
PANTERA VULGAR DISPLAY OF POWER METAL
PAULA ABDUL OPPOSITS ATTRACT POP
PAULA ABDUL SPELLBOUND POP
PEARL JAM TEN ROCK
PHIL COLLINS BUT SERIOUSLY POP
PINK FLOYD A COLLECTION OF GREAT DANCE SONGS ROCK
PINK FLOYD THE DIVISION BELL ROCK
PINK FLOYD THE WALL ROCK
PINK FLOYD THE WALL (LIVE) ROCK
POISION OPEN UP AND SAY AHHH ROCK
POISION FLESH AND BLOOD ROCK
PUBLIC ENEMY WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME RAP
PUBLIC ENEMY APOCALYPSE 91 RAP
PRINCE BATDANCE POP
RED,HOT CHILLE PEPPERS BLOOD,SUGAR,SEX,MAGIK ROCK
ROB BASS & EZ ROCK RAP/POP
RUN DMC RAISING HELL RAP
RUN DMC KING OF ROCK RAP
RUN DMC TOUGHER THAN LEATHER RAP
SCORPIONS BEST OF THE ROCKERS ‘N’ BALLADS ROCK
SCORPIONS CRAZY WORLD POP
SEPULTURA ARISE DEATH METAL
SKID ROW SLAVE TO THE GRIND METAL
SLAUGHTER WILD LIFE ROCK
SLAYER REIGHEN IN BLOOD DEATH METAL
SMASHING PUMPKINS SIAMESE DREAM ROCK
SNAP WORLD POWER RAP
SNOOP DOGGIE DOG DOGGIE STYLE RAP
SOUL ASYLEM GRAVE DANCERS UNION ALTERNATIVE
SOUNDGARDEN BAD MOTOR FINGER METAL
SPIN DOCTORS POCKET FULL OF KRYPTONITE ALTERNATIVE
SPINAL TAP BREAK LIKE THE WIND METAL
STONE TEMPLE PIOLETS CORE ALTERNATIVE
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES THE ART OF REBELLION ROCK
TEENAGE MUNTANT NINJA TURTLES MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ALL KINDS
TESTEMENT THE RITUAL METAL
THE D.O.C NO ONE CAN DO IT BETTER RAP
TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS GREATIST HITS ROCK
URBAN DANCE SQUAD DEEPER SHADE OF SOUL RAP
UGLY KID JOE AMERICAS LEAST WANTED METAL
UGLY KID JOE AS UGLY AS THEY WANNA BE METAL
UNLEASHED SHADOWS OF THE DEEP DEATH METAL
URGE OVERKILL SATURATION ROCK
VAN HALEN 1984 ROCK
WARRANT HEAVEN/IN THE STICKS ROCK
WARRANT CHERRY PIE ROCK
WEIRD AL YANKOVIC EVEN WORSE POP
WHITE ZOMBIE LA SEXORCISTO DEVIL MUSIC VOL 3 METAL
WILLE NELSON MY KIND OF MUSIC COUNTRY
YO-YO MAKE WAY FOR THE MOTHERLOAD RAP