September 25, 2015 – The Great Flood (of songs)! 50+ tracks to keep playing after our releases end! (End of Days 3 of 4)

Note: Videos may contain authoring issues that have been fixed, and are for preview purposes only. Video recording courtesy of Lowlander.

C3 releases for September 25, 2015:

New! Dream Theater – Awake (farottone, mazegeek999, Nunchuck, Parama, Metalhead911)

  1. “6:00” M 2x
  2. “Caught in a Web” M 2x
  3. “Innocence Faded” M 2x
  4. A Mind Beside Itself: I. Erotomania” M 2x
  5. A Mind Beside Itself: II. Voices” M 2x
  6. A Mind Beside Itself: III. The Silent Man” M
  7. “The Mirror” M 2x
  8. “Lie” M 2x
  9. “Lifting Shadows Off a Dream” M
  10. “Scarred” M 2x
  11. “Space-Dye Vest” M

Bonus A Mind Beside ItselfM 2x

New! Final Fantasy C01 3-pack

  • Bill Muir – “Otherworld” (FFX) (AddyMilldike)
  • The Black Mages – “Those Who Fight Further” (FFVII) 2x (pksage)
  • Masayoshi Soken – “Electricity – Alexander” (FFXIV) (pksage)

New! Grease C01 3-pack (Ultimate_MANG0, Dash Riprock, Ruck Bogers 22, GanonMetroid, and pksage ft. farottone)

  • John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – “Greased Lightnin'”
  • John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – “Summer Nights”
  • John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – “You’re the One That I Want”

New! Michael Jackson C02 (Thriller) 3-pack (farottone)

  • Michael Jackson – “Baby Be Mine”
  • Michael Jackson – “Human Nature”
  • Michael Jackson – “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)” M

New! Singles

  • 1960s
    • The Animals – “House of the Rising Sun” M (Nyxyxylyth, bsbloom, cr1ckt, and Maxton)
  • 1970s
    • Big Star – “O My Soul” (ws54 and CrazyCanuck)
    • Lou Reed – “Walk on the Wild Side” (Ollie)
  • 1990s
    • Alice in Chains – “Nutshell” X (Drihscol)
    • Bon Jovi – “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” (DVDSmith)
    • Depeche Mode – “Enjoy the Silence” (Ollie)
    • Failure – “Saturday Saviour” X (Drihscol)
    • Fool’s Garden – “Lemon Tree” (Ollie)
    • George Andreas and Chris Sutherland – “DK Rap” (DVDSmith)
    • Jeff Buckley – “Hallelujah” (Ollie)
    • Megadeth – “Train of Consequences” M (clintilona)
    • Natalie Imbruglia – “Torn” (Ollie, Sygenysis ft. Nunchuck)
    • Neutral Milk Hotel – “The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One”* (Ollie ft. MiltoniusPrime, missingn042128 and Sideshow)
    • Neutral Milk Hotel – “The King of Carrot Flowers Pts. Two & Three”* (Ollie ft. MiltoniusPrime, missingn042128 and Sideshow)
    • Radiohead – “Maquiladora” (Drihscol)
    • Robbie Williams – “Angels” M (DVDSmith)
    • Toadies – “Backslider” (Colonel 32dll)
    • Ween – “Push th’ Little Daisies” (Drihscol)
  • 2000s
    • The Airborne Toxic Event – “Sometime Around Midnight” M (DVDSmith)
    • Jane’s Addiction – “Whores” M (Drihscol)
    • Sum 41 – “Makes No Difference” (Gigakoops and GreenPanda12 ft. pksage)
    • The Temper Trap – “Sweet Disposition” X M (GanonMetroid and unicyclone)
  • 2010s
    • alt-J – “Breezeblocks” M (GanonMetroid)
    • Echosmith – “March Into the Sun” (ws54)
    • Glen Check – “60’s Cardin” (AddyMilldike)
    • Mac DeMarco – “The Way You’d Love Her” (Drihscol)
    • Nem – “Dream-Eating Monochrome Baku (ft. Kagamine Len)” K (AddyMilldike)
    • Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks” (Gigakoops and GreenPanda12 ft. pksage)
    • Penrose – “Life of Mud” (Drihscol)
    • Phoenix – “Entertainment” M (GanonMetroid)
    • Rush – “Clockwork Angels” 2x (ejthedj and DoNotPassGo)
    • Steven Wilson – “Drive Home” K (Drihscol)
    • Thousand Leaves – “Reve of Mirrors” 2x (ghostbyob)

* All parts of “The King of Carrot Flowers” are also available as a single, uninterrupted track.

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.

Something told him that something was coming to an end. Not the world, exactly. Just the summer. There would be other summers, but there would never be one like this. Ever again.
– Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, “Good Omens”

Did you know I’ve been writing these blog posts for 128 weeks? Almost two and a half years. That’s a lot of writing! Luckily, this week we have so much music that a blog post couldn’t do it justice, so I don’t have to try! Don’t worry; you’ll get plenty of blog posts this week, leading up to our very last weekly release on October 2. For now, please go find a male and female player of every Rock Band instrument and prepare for 40 days and nights of nonstop rocking. This week has everything our authors could scrounge together before we shut the doors! (And no, we didn’t plan on there being so many songs from the ’90s. Happy coincidence!)

Authors’ comments for this week’s songs:

  • “Lifting Shadows Off a Dream” – farottone writes, “On guitar, this song was recorded with an amazing use of the delay technique, so while it may sound undercharted, the notes authored are actually what is played on guitar.”
  • “Electricity – Alexander” – This is an interesting case! Both the title and the lyrics of this song are up in the air, since the FF14:Heavensward OST hasn’t been released yet (and the lyrics are…well, you’ll see). This song, ripped directly from the game data, plays while you fight three of the four bosses in FF14’s newest raid, Alexander. It’s a departure from most of the FF14 OST, and is often described as being “vaguely Persona-y”. Enjoy the iconic keys part, super-singable vocals, and simple but satisfying instrumentation! And no, before you ask, my raid group hasn’t cleared A3 Savage yet.
  • “Those Who Fight Further” – It’s The Black Mages, it’s the FF7 boss theme, it’s got a 32-measure guitar solo, and it owns exactly as hard as you think it does.
  • “Sometime Around Midnight” – DVDSmith writes, “One of my favourite songs of all time, this haunting track tells the tale of a man at a bar who sees his ex, realizes he still loves her, then has to watch as she leaves with another, breaking his heart all over again. Starting off slow and quiet, it builds to a great crescendo with a full string section as the tale unfolds. With difficult low vocals, this song is for anyone who’s ever been in love with someone they couldn’t have.”
  • “O My Soul” – ws54 writes, “This song is crunchy 70’s power pop at its best with the late Alex Chilton belting out the vocals. Every instrument is fun, but Guitar and especially Drums are outstanding and should not be missed.”
  • “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” – DVDSmith writes, “Another one of Bon Jovi’s hits from their 1992 album Keep the Faith, this song has been a live staple of every Bon Jovi gig since. Featuring a funky (and surprisingly challenging) piano part and a great clap-along drum riff – along with some relentless vocals that don’t give you much room to breathe!”
  • “March Into the Sun” – ws54 writes, “I don’t usually delve into Indie music much but this song is so catchy I had to do it. Reminds me of Rilo Kiley’s Portions for Foxes so if you like that one then I think you’ll like this one too.”
  • “DK Rap” – DVDSmith writes, “Here it is, the stuff of legends, the song called both the best and worst rap song ever made – the one and only DK Rap. Serving as the intro to Donkey Kong 64, this Run DMC-inspired song introduces the five characters of DK64 and is performed by two members of Rareware, the developers of the game, and written by famed musical composer Grant Kirkhope. Each verse gets its own solo spread across guitar, keys and drums, so plenty of variety for RB players. Grab yourself a piece of (in)famous Nintendo history today…and take it to the fridge!”
  • “60’s Cardin” – Addy writes, “When you think of Korean music, your minds may think about PSY or other K-pop. However, it turns out Korea has a pretty thriving indie scene. This band gets most of their influence from American 80’s New Wave bands and this is one of their big hits over there.”
  • “Little Talks” – This is an oh, THAT song kind of song. Also known as “though the truth may vary this / ship will carry our / bodies safe to shore”.
  • “Angels” – DVDSmith writes, “A modern pop classic, voted by the UK public at the 2005 BRIT Awards as the best British song of the past 25 years. With its soaring chorus and upbeat lyrics, it’s not hard to see why this song has dominated British karaoke bars and pub singalongs for nearly two decades. A must-have for your Rock Band collection.”

Fixes uploaded in the last week to previous C3 releases:

  • The Mars Volta – “Cassandra Gemini”: New venue, significant animations fixes, minor chart fixes
  • The Zombies – “Time of the Season”: Now fully multitracked, courtesy of Maxton

And, one final time: See you next Friday!

New! Dream Theater – Awake

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

New! Final Fantasy C01 3-pack

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

New! Grease C01 3-pack

New! Michael Jackson C02 (Thriller) 3-pack

New! Singles

Download the entirety of “The King of Carrot Flowers” as one song

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

Download 2x Bass Pedal version

6 comments on “September 25, 2015 – The Great Flood (of songs)! 50+ tracks to keep playing after our releases end! (End of Days 3 of 4)

  1. I hope you guys can do Alanis Morissette – Thank U for the final week :’) , also, i wanted to say thanks to you guys, this was an amazing work, and i hope we can hear something from you guys in the future 😉

    SHINE ON!!!

  2. Wooo Little Talks!!! Would’ve been nice to see the original version of Torn but the Imbruglia one isn’t too bad. Can’t wait to play these when I go home.

  3. Holy shit. You guys realize when October 6th rolls along we want to have time to play Rock Band 4, right? These last few weeks are going to keep me busy until Christmas!
    You guys have all been amazing the past few years. Can’t wait to see how you go out in a blaze of glory!

  4. I downloaded this ‘Train of Consequences’ for phase shift and did not come with bass sound, or does it also was deliberate? I identified that this song is not like the original … otherwise the chart is done well, at least the part of the guitar.

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