Near every song in near every ''Command and Conquer'' game is either made of pure concentrated awesome of the combat, searching or construction variety.

You can even listen to a lot of this Awesome Music [[http://www.frankklepacki.com/ at Frank's website]] using the jukebox.

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[[folder: Tiberium Series]]
* ''All'' of the music from the first game (either Tiberian Dawn or ''[[MarketBasedTitle The Tiberium Conflict]]'') is awesome.
** Except maybe [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUj05zld8T0 "C&CThang"]].
** What C&C theme could possibly top Hell March? Why, only the first music you hear when you play the original ''Command & Conquer'', the music that defined the game and set the standard subsequent entries in the series strove to match. Ladies and gentlemen, three words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RJQPlPE2yQ "Act on Instinct".]]
*** Four words: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmwEWoQQvrI "Act on Instinct" remixed.]]
*** Here's a longer, better quality version: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvwzsNWA_gI Extended Act on Instinct Remix]]". (from ''Kane's Wrath'')
*** One of the good things to come out of ''[=C&C=] Renegade'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t1ap5PWz2w Act on Instinct remixed (again)]]
** "I'm a mechanical. I'm a mechanical. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2-89XZTBOE I'm a mechanical man."]]
** "No! No! No! [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlsSiEpZMQY No Mercy]]. Mercy Is For the Weak!"
*** Some of the verses are rather {{Narm}}tastic, mixing a lot of villainous tropes we've learned to love and hate, which only adds to the {{Camp}}y appeal that is ''[=C&C=]''.
----> Just in preparation... With the aid of my '''secret weapon'''!\\
No longer will the world be dominated... by the legacy of these '''fools'''!
*** These appear to be voice clips from ''Film/BillAndTedsBogusJourney'', of all places. Why? Who knows? [[SoCoolItsAwesome Who cares?]]
** And of course, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WideTH9XxSs Surf No Mercy]] is [[EarWorm catchy as hell]].
** The soundtrack version of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUDw4oDl5NQ In Trouble]]. 'Perhaps you need another shot' indeed.
*** "LET ME CLEAR MY THROAT!"
*** Growing up with the N64 version, the part used with the airstrike in that one cutscene is especially badass.
** The amazing thing about the first game's soundtrack is the sheer ''diversity'' of style. There's the expected (yet still badass) stuff like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCaJXJJa1tA Industrial]]", but the we get crazy bouncy songs like "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m87Ocxz5k0Q Radio]]", or soundtracks along the line of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfAalQu9hvY funky ''(Just Do It Up)'']], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUj05zld8T0 quasi-hip hop ''(Thang)'')]], or even eerie [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i54fC35UgZc ambient songs ''(On the Prowl)'']]. Then there's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTXZCSx90FE Rain in the Night]]", and "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO_dyibNfDo Airstrike]]", which are just the sex.
** HilariousOuttakes in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHfkwJq4dfw musical form]] from the singer feeling ashamed doing the voice sample of "Just Do It Up" to gems such as this.
--> '''Joseph D. Kucan''': Two GDI bases rest on ground I have chosen to be the temple... of my cradle of Nod! ''[cue laughter]''
--> '''Eric Martin''': It's up to you to mobilize a strike force. Acquire Mobius and rendezvous with the-- [[SoundEffectBleep $&!#]]!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhYpDK9ZVas Creeping Upon]]. Ominous and eerie, a hint of things to come...
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEmKRGcFMQo Voice Rhythm.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LHqGdmg0K4 Great Shot!]] ...return to base immediately.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVUuEeFarxU March to Doom]]. Awesomeness pure!
* While the music of ''Tiberian Sun'' and ''[[ExpansionPack Firestorm]]'' music is...different from that of ''Tiberian Dawn'' it is still awesome.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbYF_sZ7O4w Slave to the System]] A driving beat pumps you up to kick ass.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0toUGs93No Lone Trooper]] A slow, mournful, slightly creepy tune that sums up the [[CrapsackWorld grim state]] of the Earth.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xEDm0LVEos Stomp]] was actually first heard in ''Tiberian Sun'' but was also included in ''Renegade'' for its penultimate level then the song shows up ''again'' in the teaser for ''Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars'' for a badass sequence of GDI forces being mobilized.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dH2IwmSvdU Pharotek]]. Egyptian-style, baby!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zZjdE6INo4 Valves]]. The first track you hear in the game (assuming you weren't playing as Nod scum), which like Act on Instinct before it set the tone for the next entry in the Tiberium sage - dark, futuristic, and apocalyptic.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ8z-t2ejnY Dusk Hour]] single handedly the creepiest song in the ''entirety'' of the Command and Conquer soundtrack (Red Alert included).
*** The only other song that can contest that is the aptly-named [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_8ZJoyzmn0 Gloom]], at least in its first half of the song.
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooAtbwCmJIw What Lurks]] is another contender for this spot. ''Tiberian Sun'' just seems to have a creepy as hell soundtrack in general.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fta1um8_WY4 Nod Crush]] is really popular as a nod theme, it also gained a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9YYzC1B5RA remix]] for the Renegade mod ''Reborn.''
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRBa8l6fQBA Link-Up]], typically playing in the last mission for ''Tiberian Sun Firestorm'' (either side), this piece doubles as a ''Moment'' of Awesome, both for the atmosphere of the moment and for making a piece of music around the old ''modem dial-up noises'' that we're all familiar with. Because [[CyberpunkIsTechno Dystopian Sci-Fi Is Techno]].
** And of course, Frank's favorite track from the game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da7I2905Zcg Mad Rap]], is such with good reason.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shhMndazwjM Mutants]], particularly the intermittent nightmarish chord progression (beginning at about 0:10).
** Want to be creeped out for the rest of your life? [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-PgkEg0VOs Ion Storm]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZ8z-t2ejnY Dusk Hour]] (the latter getting technoish by the end) will claim your soul.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqjFsAt8v8o Killing Machine]].
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwesb3MzjoA Infrared]]", a drum and bass-esque song that goes really well with stealth operations.
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw2XSnQgzzc Infiltration]]", which actually sounds quite similar to many of the slower tracks from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2''. A meta-case of {{Foreshadowing}}?
** And then there's this rarely-heard track, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05-ZVwBpb9U "Initiate,"]] which was intended to be used in ''Firestorm''. Its absence is conspicuous, considering its absolutely awesome segue from ominous techno to rockin' metal.
* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'' has more action based tracks due to it's GenreShift from the rest of the series but action typically makes the soundtrack more awesome in this case.
** Some of the tracks are completely unused but still found within the .dat file of the game, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43xRQOQgx1E Mechanical Man's Revenge]] (which did show up in a cutscene when Sakura shot Havoc's plane down), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpwSlOyHyMM Sakura Battle Theme]] (not to be confused with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j8dQxFnluE Dogfight]] which was more of a Full Stop/Warfare remix), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ktQ_4Jfmfo Denfunkt]] (which became a song in one of Frank's standalone albums), a remix of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcy1ilqJOq8 Great Shot!]], an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBad0B6R3rA unused menu theme]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF2O1Kwnq5c Stop Them Again]] (remix of We Will Stop Them), [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UYjrZMdmXw Jungle]] (from ''Renegade'''s opening cinematic).
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0HrrezInSw Command & Conquer]]. A remix of Looks Like Trouble/In Trouble and was used for the teaser of this game in ''Yuri's Revenge''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYjZh_5gtRE On Your Feet]], fitting for the ([[OptionalStealth Optional]]) [[StealthBasedMission Stealth Mission]]. Bonus points going to the fact that Havoc is wearing gray urban camo during it not unlike a [[Franchise/MetalGear certain other espionage operative]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgYtIuiW-3k I've Got A Present For Ya]], a rocking track showing how much of a real tough guy you are and that you can take them all on left-handed even if they keep 'em comin', provides the game's RecurringRiff as well. Come on! Worth mentioning that the main part kicks in [[OhCrap right as E.V.A. warns the Dead Six of an incoming nuke]].
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yttKqgeqk_8 Fight, Win, Prevail!]] remix that plays when fighting against Mendoza, the song really helps represent how insane he really is.
** "Stomp" returns from ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSun'' once again for the penultimate level, in which you level an entire Nod base in Sarajevo with nothing but a Mammoth tank, your trusty C4 and maybe an [[MacrossMissileMassacre MLRS]] before leaving an Ion Cannon beacon at the Temple of Nod's front door.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnUSyc-9-Kc Destructible Times]], the end credits theme for the Brotherhood of Nod campaign in the original game.
* C&C3 [[ExpansionPack Kane's Wrath]] gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEWMOhns_b4 Mechanical Minds]].
* C&C3's "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH0xyNpmwSQ Heavy Handed]]" is disturbingly creepy in a good way, but the most epic and ferociously brutal of all the tracks in the game is "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ0K_8Atomw Radiation Alert]]"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO2fIFecyHs Black Dawn]] lets all people playing it know desperately the world is struggling to survive.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tc4ZhtItTeg Tiberian Influx.]]
** Hell, all of the C&C3 stuff is pretty good. Might not be Frank, but it's still good stuff. There's a great sense of urgency and panic in the combat themes (Deadly Force, Renegade Attack, Apocalypse) that suits the sudden arrival of the [[ImplacableMan seemingly unstoppable]] Scrin, GDI's all-out assaults, or NOD's multi-pronged MindScrew-based offensives, and an apocalyptic ambience in pieces like Gathering Intel.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL4jFXvkIDM Fight, Win, Prevail.]] Short, yet chilling...
* If there is one redeeming feature of the seemingly ruined forever C&C4, it has to be this: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRTwbMptDIc To The Death.]]
** Or [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWox0SJ_GZM Prophet's Ascension]] played in the final cutscene of the game. The whole soundtrack reflects the games relation to the previous incarnations of the Tiberum series: has nothing to do with it. Doesn't mean it's bad though.
** Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss7uEsP5_iI "We Rise,"]] which apparently got its start as a track for the cancelled game ''Tiberium.''
* The FanRemake of Renegade (Renegade X) is worth mentioning too. Not only does it bring in remakes of old favorites ([[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EhcYWMf6A0 Act On Instinct]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myrYMAYJOnU No Mercy]], and of course, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmnEsIZWhRo Stomp]], among others), it also has its own unique, and rather awesome, tunes, such as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeIUYQ166rI Valiant]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCqYxX0s73I Blinded]].
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[[folder: Red Alert Series]]
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[[folder: Hell March ]]


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HUWUtTZvK4 Hell March]] from ''Command & Conquer: Red Alert''. The entire Soviet Red Army marching over the German border to crush the Allies into dust underneath massive tanks? BRING IT ON!
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBOD8qeCBuc Hell March 2]] from the sequel: Ditto America.
** Then there's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksim7UQ5YfY Hell March LIVE]]. Pure awesome.
** They did [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2wP5r4trhs Hell March 3]], ''and'' remixed [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dbEy5XH7j8 Hell Marches 1]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zha8NjBE6bA 2]].
*** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_qPFFem6UU Hellmarch 3 Orchestral and Performed live at Video Game Live!]]
*** And even if this song isn't official, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRp3vPX9PUU this guitar cover]] is purely epic in its own, especially Hell March 3, which, in the final part, combines every single Hell March to create the ultimate one.

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[[folder: Red Alert (Includes ''Counterstrike'' & ''The Aftermath'') ]]

* [[
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IFbcl0AIR4 Traction]].
* Both [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAtpZu9FGvc Floating]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EK8u5brjmU Fogger]] (along with Traction) go great to building a base.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4PHDa6C39g Search]], which is like being lost in a forest during winter.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJuwmmN9CfI Radio 2]]" just makes you want to get up and dance. Not the best thing in the world when you're trying to not be blown to pieces by the Soviet War Machine, but a kick-ass tune either way. [[RuleOfCool The random chanting monks in the background don't hurt, either.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvv7HwCXYLw Remixed]] for the Counterstrike expansion, sprinkled throughout with voice clips from the actual game.
* Many songs from Counterstrike/Retaliation easily qualify as "awesome". Most of them are remixes of the songs from previous C&C titles, namely:
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSj5J-pCDs Crush]].
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxvsyRO5eEM No Mercy]].
* Both Tracks [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dv1EIby5GrE 1]] & [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j30rWyvglo 2]] of "Face the Enemy". They rival Hell March in diversity and awesomeness.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuEjEDQ0Ixk Big Foot]], which often is the first thing you hear when starting a mission. Perfect track to get you pumped up for the battles to come.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKPoLNzv59c Workmen]].
* Needless to say, the entire soundtrack for the first in the Red Alert series is made of epic win, and ranks among the best music Frank Klepaki ever made.

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[[folder: Red Alert 2 (Includes ''Yuri's Revenge'') ]]

* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4Z2mG9XFpw Destroy]]. If it weren't for Hell March 2 or Grinder, It would definitely be Red Alert 2's defining EpicRiff.
* The menu themes from Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCyuuChMmgc Grinder]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FgtlpuQqAc Drok]] respectively.
* The loading theme in Red Alert 2, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_qOsP_OkDw Jank]], is an excellent song.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Smx1IK99Oo Grinder]] has an interesting callback - one of the voice samples comes from a cutscene in Red Alert (the one where [[spoiler: Einstein is chrono'd away seconds before his execution]]).
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VxlJzmjjQs In Deep]], the song that was played when installing both [=RA2=] and Yuri's Revenge.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4saQchkrsM0 Brain Freeze]], which borders on Nightmare Fuel. Your feeling of helplessness is your best friend, savage!
* ''[[http://www.moddb.com/games/red-alert-2-apocalypse-rising Apocalypse Rising]]'', a mod for ''Renegade'' that brings in ''Red Alert 2'' and ''Yuri's Revenge'' content, has a pretty awesome theme that combines Hell March 2 (at the pace of the original Hell March) with Destroy,
* The ''Yuri's Revenge'' expansion gives us [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CXTxhfBF6I Phat Attack]].
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb_oVs7qoGU Deciever]]. The soundtrack lives up to its name by having a MoodWhiplash feeling going from a fast paced track, to a relaxing tune then back to action again.

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[[folder: Red Alert 3 (Includes ''Uprising'') ]]

* Also from Red Alert 3, the Allies combat music ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m74CMXa8gvM Shock and Awe]]) and the music it segues into when you're winning the fight ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84k6dxEy2pE "How the West Was Won"]]) are particularly awesome, and one of the few times dynamic combat music has sounded good.
** Also their ''Uprising'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4G3A_R-BbFU combat theme]], which goes completely over the top into awesome territory.
** When it comes to summing up the Allies, though, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z7qcRekDTU slow, solemn Victory Theme]] outshines them all.
* Allied combat theme is garbage next to the crunchy, violent, brutally epic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KhxmJO55k0 Soviet combat theme!]]
* Since the Empire of the Rising Sun has awesome music [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhajUZXsCYc For The Emperor!]]
** There's another example of this in Red Alert 3 during the Rising Sun campaign. That example is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JETo2oqTQxk Enter the Shogun Executioner]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THn8A_IiMio "Mecha Storm"]] is a stand-out. It is supposedly the "epic" song, playing when someone reaches threat level 3. The Soviets have their own version too: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaHCm_WJf-s Battleground of the Bear.]]
** Red Alert 3's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOnXAs0VFvU Grinder 2]]. Just pure awesome. Heck, you could practically see the Apocalypse Tanks, Tesla Troopers and Kirov Airships getting ready to ''pound the utter crap'' out of something when you listen to this.
* The track on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIRPcICB-iY this trailer]] features George Takei singing [[VideoGame/ZeroWing All Your Base.]] That's right: It features GEORGE TAKEI singing ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US.
* The "Epic Themes": rarely-heard parts of the soundtrack played on specific maps, when you're utterly [[CurbStompBattle SLAUGHTERING the opponent]], or when you've just unleashed catastrophe [[WeaponOfMassDestruction via your super-weapons]]: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaHCm_WJf-s Soviet]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oF4JwT2598 Empire]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsPzd6m35Q Allied]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZO61hWFeC8 Yuriko gets her own Theme music]].
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[[folder: Generals Series]]
* While very, very different from the usual C&C offerings, ''Generals'' is full of musical badassery. If you can listen to the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MfGZ8KfqSE GLA Anthem]] without an immediate urge to start blowing shit up, there is something very wrong with you.
* ''Generals'', while it didn't feel like a C&C game, ''did'' come up with music that fit the factions perfectly. This [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSM1VKW0lM Chinese battle theme]] conjures up images of rank after rank of marching infantry, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x34yzaBGSOU this ambient music for the USA]] captures the feel of heroic resignation accompanying American troop deployments... and was actually heard at the Beijing Olympics, which is [[BannedInChina unintentionally hilarious]]
* The music of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmaJL8U50Ik official Trailer]] of the Zero Hour expansion, after all these years you can still feel the emotion!
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1D6yatC0gM The American Victory theme]]. If heroism and triumph could be distilled into music, then this is it.
* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDnbEv0VmG8 Commanche Down]] is worthy of some merit!
* Something of an odd-one-out, the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ux2AXR8JZFQ ninth Chinese track]] is downright spooky, and a complete case of SoundtrackDissonance compared to the rest of the music. It's like it came from an entirely different game.
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[[folder: Dune series]]
* Before ''Command and Conquer'', there was ''VideoGame/DuneII'', which had context-sensitive midi music that matched the flow of the game. The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyTNopYGeYc battle music]] in particular is very well suited to get the adrenaline flowing. Klepacki reused many of the same melodies in Dune 2000, giving us some epic tracks such as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLDCx_jOVL0 Fight for power]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxHKo35J010 Harkonnen battle]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL80E2A959B8C5FEAF Every single track]] in ''Dune Emperor''. The Atreides tracks have this valiant hero feel while still being badass, and were made by Frank Klepaki, who made 90% of all the ''Command and Conquer'' music. The Ordos music is creepy and mysterious, and was made by Jarrid Mendelson who made about a third of the Tiberian sun music, while the Harkonnen music by David Arkenstone goes towards a guitar-heavy rock sound that is surprisingly remiscient of the Harkonnen music in the 1984 ''Film/{{Dune}}'' movie.
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[[folder: Cross Series remix]]
* Our dear Mr. Klepacki also worked on ''VideoGame/UniverseAtWar: Earth Assault'' and left several presents for us ''Command and Conquer'' vets (and he even provides a free download):
** Act on Instinct --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8Hgx0D4NmA Act on Invasion]]
** Prepare for Battle --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Qwlq7fM6c Prepare for Oblivion]]
** Mechanical Man --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHjgKxjpGZI Mechanical Brain]]
** Mud --> [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoNHGwX8NTM Composite]]
** Big Foot --> [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SQhlwNX-Cw Bass Case]]
** Really, the soundtrack as a whole has a very ''Command & Conquer'' vibe to it.
* Regarding that last one, Frank still couldn't resist reusing it once more on one of his solo albums. The result is the incredibly epic [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKM9YaVEFus Machines Collide]] - basically, "Big Foot" ''with a OneWomanWail''. You'll even notice the beep-like noise in the song sounds like the same dial-up noises from "Link Up" as well.
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