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C3 releases for September 18, 2015:
As a way to acknowledge their hard work, this list is sorted by how many songs each author contributed to C3.
New! C3 All-Stars 18-pack
- Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes – “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” (farottone – 452 songs)
- Boston – “Don’t Look Back” (Nyxyxylyth, 65 songs, and spindoctor6969)
- The Mars Volta – “Cassandra Gemini” (BearzUnlimited – 60 songs)
- Tenacious D – “Kickapoo” (pksage – 51 songs)
- Judas Priest – “Victim of Changes” (ws54, 45 songs, and CrazyCanuck, 16 songs)
- Morrissey – “We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful” (RyanHYK – 42 songs)
- Eric Church – “Springsteen” M (DoNotPassGo – 29 songs)
- David Bowie – “Golden Years” M (Ollie – 29 songs)
- Rishloo – “Freaks and Animals” M (AddyMilldike – 28 songs / ThatAuthoringGroup and Nightmare Lyra)
- Bon Jovi – “Never Say Goodbye” (DVDSmith – 28 songs)
- Blind Guardian – “And the Story Ends” 2x (clintilona – 17 songs)
- Neon Trees – “Love and Affection” (GreenPanda12 – 16 songs)
- Black Sabbath – “Children of the Sea” (Colonel 32dll – 10 songs)
- Tera Melos – “Sunburn” (GanonMetroid – 9 songs)
- Link Wray & His Ray Men – “Rumble” (Nunchuck, 9 songs, and Sygenysis, 4 songs)
- The Devils – “World Exclusive (MFX MIX)” M (MFX – 4 songs)
- The James Rocket – “Shiny Dark Bar (RB3 version)” M (Markleford – 1 song)
- Audio Adrenaline – “Move” (thomeval – 1 song)
A red X denotes Pro Guitar/Pro Bass charts, a blue M denotes full multitracks, a blue K denotes a “karaoke” multitrack (separated vocals), and a rusty 2x denotes that a 2x Bass Pedal version is also available. FtV denotes a song previously released by a C3 author outside of C3.
Death sat down and explained. Famine listened.
“I see,” he said at last. “Thank you, but I think I shall sit this one out.”
SIT IT OUT? YOU’RE A HORSEMAN!
“Yes, of course. But what is my role here?”
I BEG YOUR PARDON?
“No famine appears to be involved, does it? A shortage of food per se? As such?”
WELL, NO. NOT AS SUCH, OBVIOUSLY, BUT-
“So I would, as it were, be turning up just to wave. No, thank you.”
YOU USED TO RIDE OUT EVERY TIME, said Death accusingly.
“We had proper apocalypses in those days,” said Famine. “You could sink your teeth into them.”
NEVERTHELESS, THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD.
“There are other worlds,” Famine said. “You’re too sentimental, Death. I’ve always said so.”
Pick your favorite apocalypse, because the End of Days progresses apace! Luckily for you, “apocalypse” is a bit of a misnomer, because our customs aren’t going anywhere. All C3 customs will still be available after the end of our weekly releases, aside from any that are released for RB4. And you don’t have to choose a game! You get to play official songs in RB4 and customs in RB3! Truly, this is an age of wonders.
More than 70 authors have contributed to C3 over the years. Some have moved on, and some were busy, but we wrangled eighteen of them to submit songs for this week. Some of us decided to go with a “farewell” theme, as you can see by the song choices, and some of us just went with great songs. There’s HUGE variety this week, even more so than a normal singles week, so set aside two hours or so and play all eighteen of them! Come on, you can do it. It’s not like you have 60+ RB4 songs to marathon a few weeks from now, or anything.
For real, though, check out how many different styles are included in this week’s release:
- Classic metal
- ’90s metal
- Classic rock
- ’80s ballad
- Oldies rock ‘n’ roll
- Poppy modern rock
- New Wave
- Several flavors of indie
- Epic prog
- Regular prog
- Christian rock
- Butt-rock / hard rock
- David Bowie (???)
We have just two weeks left! Next week is sort of our “real” final release, in the sense that…well, you’ll see. Don’t worry, you’re still getting songs on October 2! But next week, September 25, is the main attraction. Our final release is going to be great, but it’s more of an encore. Please look forward to both weeks, and manage your expectations accordingly!
Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:
- “Move” – thomeval writes, “With the End of Days fast approaching, what better way to face it than a song of encouragement? A great song in general and a real treat for vocalists.”
- “Never Say Goodbye” – DVDSmith writes, “Hey guys, DVDSmith here, your resident Bon Jovi fan, here to supply you with one more track from my favourite band to bring the total in RB3 to 20. This custom uses the DualDisc version of the song and features an extended intro. I chose this one partly because C3 itself is saying goodbye, and because it’s the one Bon Jovi song that gets more requests than any other in our Song Request forum. I hope all you requesters like it – this one’s for you! :)”
- “Victim of Changes” – ws54 writes, “My tastes range from Oldies through Modern Rock and most all mainstream rock in between, but classic Judas Priest and especially this song represents the kind of music that I love the most. Make sure you warm up your vocal cords before singing it. Thanks to CrazyCanuck for handling the drums, not only on this one but on many of my songs from the past.”
- “Kickapoo” – Finally! This has been on my to-do list since day 1, but it was a little intimidating, and it took me two and a half years to finally do it. This song is hard enough to be interesting on Guitar, Bass, and Drums, but without being an actual challenge. For the optimal experience, grab two friends to be Meat Loaf and Dio.
- “World Exclusive” – MFX writes, “The Devils was a project centered around reviving old demo ideas by founding Duran Duran members Nick Rhodes and Stephen Duffy. This ‘world exclusive’ (hah!) multitrack mix for C3 uses sonic trickery to combine pseudostems and all-new material for your rocking enjoyment!”
- “Shiny Dark Bar (RB3 version)” – Markleford writes, “For the first time anywhere, this is the official ‘RB3 version’ of the RBN track, matching the previous C3 release by The James Rocket, ‘Paper Valentines’. It features new harmonies, pro drums, and the finalized multitrack mix from the debut album, ‘Launch’. (Buy it here if you like it!) Thanks again to C3 for helping indie bands get their music out to new listeners!”
- “Cassandra Gemini” – Bearz writes, “This big slice of prog rock has very fun and technical parts on every instrument. Drums are constantly varied with lots of fills and interesting rhythms. Guitar is basically almost a non-stop solo. Keys have some very challenging organ and sax solos. Bass is quite varied and even has the elusive bass solo. The vocal part is also quite involved and active for most of the song. I don’t think this will ever be FCed (at least on guitar, drums, or keys) but I’d love to see someone prove me wrong.”
See you next Friday!