The history behind Sonic 3’s music – covered a bit in our Super Sonic Celebration episode – was one of the juiciest scoops in VGM history. But today a member of OC ReMix dropped a bomb on this thought-to-be-over saga!
Listen to this –
The Jetzons – Hard Times
What you are listening to is a note for note song that is the technically Ice Cap ..roughly a decade before Ice Cap zone even appeared in Sonic 3.
The story goes like this.
Brad Buxor was the keyboardist from a New Wave band called The Jetzons.
This is their unreleased track, called Hard Times.
Now, those who have done their homework will know Brad Buxor also contributed music to Sonic 3 …he should be in the credits for the game, even.
What people believe happened is that an unreleased track from The Jetzons winds it way in to the hands of MJ, who had been working on Sonic 3’s music at the time.
Instant level music for Ice Cap zone.
This ….this is insaaaane! And unbelievably mind blowing.