Episode 160: Katsuhiro Hayashi

Katsuhiro Hayashi, also known as "Funky KH" was one of Sega's earliest and most important composers. He did some of the best arcade work in the mid to late '80s, and then went on to freelance for other companies. He has a very unique, rhythmically centered compositional style, and is one of Karl's favorite game composers. Enjoy!

E160

Quartet – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – Arcade – 1986
-Quartet Theme, Sky (Stage 5)
Super Hang On – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – Arcade – 1987
-Sprinter
Black Belt – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – Sega Master System – 1986
-Boss
Ozumou Damashii – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Takara – Super Famicom – 1992
-Select Player
Galaxy Force II – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – Arcade – 1992
-Beyond The Galaxy, Alone Fighter
SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – Arcade – 1987
-System Down, Satellite Attack
Yuukyuu Gensoukyoku – Katsuhiro Hayashi – MediaWorks – Playstation – 1996
-Nocturne in C Sharp Major
Final Lap Twin – Katsuhiro Hayashi – NEC – TurboGrafx-16 – 1989
-Race Song 1
Hono no Tokyuji: Dodge Danpei – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sunsoft – Super Famicom – 1992
-Something Epic’s Happening
Terraforming – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Right Stuff – PC Engine – 1992
-Stage 1
Zoom 909 – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – SG-1000 – 1985
-Boss
Super Hang On – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – Arcade – 1987
-Outride A Crisis
George Foreman’s KO Boxing – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Acclaim – Game Gear – 1992
-Track 5
Nushi Tsuri 64 – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Victor Interactive – N64 – 1998
-Character Select
Suzuka 8 Hours – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Namco – Super Famicom – 1993
-Race Result
Hihou Densetsu: Chris no Bouken – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Arc Co. Ltd – PC Engine – 1991
-Stage 7
Yuukyuu Gensoukyoku: 2nd Album – Katsuhiro Hayashi – MediaWorks – Saturn – 1998
-A Little Dream
Zero4 Champ RR – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Media Rings – Super Famicom – 1994
-Windy
Gain Ground – Katsuhiro Hayashi – Sega – Genesis – 1991
-Genesis ~Causing (Brave Men’s Theme)