Eric Martin

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Eric Martin
Place of birth: Long Island, New York, United States
Date of birth: 1960-10-10 (age 61)
Company(ies): Sega of America
Role(s): Musician, Composer, Singer, Songwriter

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Eric Lee Martin is an American musician and singer most famous for serving as the frontman of glam metal band Mr. Big, notable for collaborating with Sega of America on a number of game soundtracks, and for being one of the first celebrities to specifically compose music for a video game.

History

Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin

Main article: Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin.

An avid fan the popular American superhero Spider-Man, Martin learned of Sega of America's upcoming Sega Mega-CD game Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin and asked how he could get involved with the project. Spencer Nilsen began workout out ideas with the artist, and eventually the song Swing Time was produced. Recorded in early 1993 at the Berkeley, California-based Fantasy Studios (during the studio sessions for the album Bump Ahead), the song is one of the earliest instances of a vocal theme song specifically composed for a Western-developed video game, and one of the earliest to be composed by a celebrity.

Daytona USA Circuit Edition

Main article: Daytona USA Circuit Edition.

A few years later, Martin was again contracted to produce a pair of songs for the 1997 Sega Saturn racing game Daytona USA Circuit Edition, Sons of Angels and The American Dream, as well as to provide backing vocals for other tracks.

Production history


Magazine articles

Main article: Eric Martin/Magazine articles.

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