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New! The Right Pack (farottone)
- Alanis Morissette – “Right Through You”
- Guns N’ Roses – “Right Next Door to Hell”
- Supertramp – “Bloody Well Right”
Mostly New! The Internet Then and Now 6-pack
- Group X – “Don’t Touch That” (pksage)
- Ian Dorsch – “Zero Punctuation Theme” (Nightmare Lyre) (2x Bass Pedal version also available)
- O-Zone – “Dragostea din tei” (pksage) (heavily updated FtV release)
- PSY – “Gangnam Style” K (pksage and TrojanNemo) (heavily updated FtV release)
- rathergood.com – “Bagger 288!” (Gigakoops)
- Tay Zonday – “Chocolate Rain” (Nightmare Lyre)
A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass, a blue M denotes full multitracks, and a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals).
Themed packs! Theme parks. Team parks. Team perks. Paid healthcare. Battlestar Galactica.
farottone continues his reign of
terrorawesomeness with this week’s first of two themed packs! The first song is a great one; the second one is a blast. By the third song, you’ll fall in love — it’s The Right Pack, baby. Alanis Morissette is most famous for her blockbuster album Jagged Little Pill, and now “Right Through You” joins “You Oughta Know”, “Ironic”, and “Head Over Feet” in the hallowed halls of Rock Band. “Right Through You” features the same iconic alt-rock vocals that made “You Oughta Know”/etc. such a big hit, and is a must-have for fans of the ’90s. Speaking of the ’90s, “Right Next Door to Hell” kicked off one of the albums that itself kicked off the ’90s: Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion I. If you’re not familiar with GnR B-sides, give it a listen and scream along with the obscenity! Finally, Supertramp’s “Bloody Well Right” makes its long-awaited C3 appearance, with many of you expressing concern over its absence from our Supertramp megapack. It was just too right to be in any other pack! Sing along with one of Supertramp’s most famous songs, and write it off as a rite of passage.
Our other themed pack will probably elicit some groans. “But we got this kind of thing all the time in RBN!” you might say. But then, we ask you, what do people play more? Doolittle B-sides or “Bed Intruder Song”? THAT’S WHAT I THOUGHT. With that in mind, then, here’s a timeline for The Internet Then and Now:
- ~2001: Shiggity shwa? Many bored teenagers wound up on Newgrounds or Albinoblacksheep, where they immersed themselves in really, really stupid flash animations. Several of those were “music videos” for faux-Arabic hip-hop sensations Group X, best known for masterpieces like “Schfifty-Five”. pksage has authored “Don’t Touch That”, a blatant ripoff of MC Hammer that is suspiciously catchy all on its own. Shiggity bop? Coot doot dip?
- 2004: Newgrounds was winding down a bit by 2004, but it was far from dead. Gary Brolsma, or “Numa Numa Guy”, helped them out quite a bit with one of the Internet’s first true viral videos. Only Star Wars Kid could repel a force of that magnitude! “Dragostea din tei”, the surprise Romanian-language pop hit, is what made it all possible. Turn the volume up, roll the windows down, and blast this Eurodance track with your fat arms thrust proudly into the air. (pksage took an old version of TrojanNemo’s custom for this song and gave it a complete overhaul for this release. See the download link for more information on what’s new.)
- 2007: YouTube! Dear god, YouTube. How did people live before they could waste their friends’ time with “no, dude, just one more video, I promise dude!” YouTube gave viral videos the potential to be truly viral, and if 4chan was the genesis of “Chocolate Rain”, YouTube was its launch pad. Tay Zonday took the internet by thick, chocolatey storm with this song, which is way longer than you remember and provides a great challenge on Keys or Pro Keys. Remember what Nightmare Lyre the Bear says, kids: Only YOU can move away from the mic to breathe in.
- Also 2007: There’s this highly critical video game reviewer Yahtzee who speaks very quickly and without many breaks and is JAW-NUMBINGLY SARCASTIC (not that Rock Band knows that, given that it’s a series so heavily crippled by the staggeringly large weight of its developers’ rock star egos and their desire to have every aspect of the game be an Authentic Rock Experience that they couldn’t design mechanics for serious players if they were trapped in a small room being teabagged by Bret Michaels and doing so was the only way to get out) whose Zero Punctuation review series got off the ground about this time. Nightmare Lyre‘s authoring of the show’s theme was a decent addition to C3, a project shoved so far up its own ass that it couldn’t find its way back to its colon without taking a detour through its own obviously useless frontal lobe, assuming it manages to avoid tripping over one of the horrible ideas like an Internet-themed pack that it finds in there.
- 2009: By this point, most of the major Internet niches had been carved out. One of the most tenacious was (and is) the “look at our ridiculous random videos” site, a niche that rathergood.com fills very well. “We Like the Moon”, which is certainly…um…a song…is now joined in Rock Band by Gigakoops’s “Bagger 288!”, a crazy keys part wrapped up in noise, blast beats, and homages to the world’s most fearsome digging machine. Much like Candlejack, you should never say Bagger 288’s name out loud, becau
- 2012: And here it is. The final boss of the Internet. From across the room, you hear only the sound of shuffling feet, but it’s already too late. Oppan Gangnam Style! The most-watched YouTube video of all time gets an official C3 release, with TrojanNemo’s FtV version getting a drastic makeover and a Bass chart from pksage. This version features separated vocals, and is different from any existing Gangnam Style customs you might have. Give it a shot!
Phew! That’s all for this week. See you next Friday!
Note: This release formerly included Queens of the Stone Age – “My God is the Sun”. It has been removed at the author’s request.
New! The Right Pack (farottone)
Mostly New! The Internet Then and Now
This From the Vault release’s updates include vocal harmonies, heavily tweaked vocals tubes, an entirely new Guitar chart, a reworked Drums chart, new gem mappings for Bass, a count-in, and a correctly-synced tempo grid.
This From the Vault release’s updates include an added Bass chart, new harmonies, tweaks to almost every vocals tube, a revamped Drums chart, re-mapped Keys and Pro Keys parts, and a count-in.
Additional authoring credits: Orange Harrison (venue, mix tweaks)