Yeah, I think the musical scores will work best, with a smattering of 80's songs along the way. Too many songs and it may distract the players and too few would be an opportunity missed. But any chance to inject a scene involving a car radio (or whatever) and it's going to be songs galore.So what kind of music would I use then?
80s cheesy synt music from movies. Also symphonic music from movies (no matter from when. Symphonic film scores is timeless).
I would also use pop music from that time to sett the age of the setting (like play old jazz from the 20s when I play Call of Cthulhu). I would with this also be carefull and just use it when change scene and give the scene description. In those parts I would play some obscure pop melodies and some well known but long since we heard.
The famous and well known stuff would be anything from a Hits of the 80s type of collection. But the obscure ones that no one most likely hasnt heard but got a super 80 feel, is a joyfull and fun tresure hunt.
Yes! "Night of the Comet"! I'd forgotten about that.I would like to mention the soundtrack to the movie Nitht Of The Comet it is super 80s. Of course The Goonies soundtrack is exelent.
I do love the "Stranger Things" soundtrack. Funny, I was thinking of doing an 80's era campaign anyway so this Kickstarter came at an interesting time. I was going to adapt a Call of Cthulhu or a Heaven & Earth (maybe even Bubblegumshoe RPG) to do it so this might be a better way to approach it.The Stranger Things soundtrack is amazing. I love it. My favorite song on it is the second track on the first disk. I've been enjoying other albums by the duo who did the music as well.
Alright, I don't know Robots With Rayguns. Great band name.In the same vein, I enjoy most of what the Future 80s label puts and a great band called Robots With Rayguns. If you use the site Groupees.com, they put out retrowave bundles fairly regularly and I get a lot of my 80s nostalgia music that way for great prices.
Oh, cool. Yeah, I'll check it out.If you want ambient sounds for your campaigns, is anyone familiar with the website https://mynoise.net/ ? She offers dynamic sound portraits that are phenomenal. Worth making a donation to get all the premium features of the site. She also has an iOS app and I paid for all the sounds on there.
Been away for about a week but I finally had a chance to check out Droid Bishop (is that an "Aliens" reference?). Anyway, I got about 3 tracks in and I must say: I love it!I'd look into the whole New RetroWave scene (or however it's called) with bands like Kavinsky and Droid Bishop for more of that stuff. Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhCb8Z4OQqc