Tommy Tallarico

Tommy Tallarico worked on the music for Earthworm Jim 1 and 2. Tommy has worked as a video game composer for over 30 years on over 320 game titles (to date).

He is the President of Intellivision Entertainment, the creator of the "OoF" sound, and the creator of the world renowned Video games Live.

Earthworm Jim Anthology

The soundtrack of the original Earthworm Jim games by Tommy Tallarico called Earthworm Jim Anthology was released in 2006. It has 28 tracks of the original video game music, as well as some remixes from Overclocked Remix.

The Earthworm Jim music was beautifully orchestrated at Video Games Live in 2012 at the E3 Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. David Perry, Doug TenNapel, Ed Schofield, Mike Dietz and Tommy Tallarico also attended the event.

Earthworm Jim Anthology was released as a limited edition Vinyl published by Black Screen Records in 2017 and Illustrated by Katherine Garner.

The Earthworm Jim music was beautifully orchestrated at Video Games Live in 2012 at the E3 Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. David Perry, Doug TenNapel, Ed Schofield, Mike Dietz and Tommy Tallarico also attended the event.

Classical Music in Earthworm Jim 1 & 2

Tommy Beethoven - original portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler Tommy Tallarico used quite a lot of Classical music in his tracks for the original Earthworm Jim games. Tommy Tallarico was greatly influenced by classical composers such as Beethoven.

Earthworm Jim 1

What The Heck's (Evil The Cat's level in Earthworm Jim 1) musical score starts with "Night on Bald Mountain" (originally named "St. John's Night on the Bare Mountain") - by Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881). It then cuts into escalator music with tortured screams.

The secret level in level 5 (Who Turned out The Lights?) is "Maple Leaf Rag" by Scott Joplin, otherwise very much based on it.

Earthworm Jim 2

The villi people (With Earthworm Jim disguised as Sally the Blind Cave Salamander in Earthworm Jim 2) was Tommy performing the first movement of The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2 - Moonlight Sonata for short - by LudWig Van Beethoven (1770-1827).

Puppy Love (Earthworm Jim 2) is an arrangement of both Tarantella Napoletana (Italian Tarantella folk music) for the main part, and Funiculi Funicula as the bridge by Luigi Denza (1846-1922).

Udderly Abducted is Tango music called El Choclo by Angel Villoldo, which was premiered in 1903.

See Jim Run, Run Jim Run is the third and final movement of Moonlight Sonata.

Tommy Tallarico on the Subterranean song that plays in Iso 9000 (And Lorenzen's Soil):

"When Beethoven was asked what the motif in his 5th Symphony represented he responded "That is fate knocking on your door." The vocal in this is one of my friends saying that phrase in German."

If that's not enigmatic, I don't know what is!