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  • 12/8/09 RB: DLC – Slipknot and Garfunkel

    Posted on December 4th, 2009 Simon 3 comments

    Rock-Band-2-DLC-SlipknotFriday is here again and as always I am here to tell you all about the fresh new music coming to Rock Band next Tuesday.  All three artists are brand new to the game’s catalogue.

    Slipknot – “Duality”
    Slipknot – “Psychosocial”
    Slipknot – “Sulfur”
    Simon & Garfunkel – “I Am a Rock”
    Simon & Garfunkel – “The Sounds of Silence”
    Lights Resolve – “Dreaming of Love”

    Coming up first on December 8 will be a three pack from heavy metal kings Slipknot featuring two tracks from their gold selling fourth album, “Sulphur” and “Psychosocial”.  Those are joined by a third track, “Duality” from Slipknot’s third album.   I don’t know a lot about this band but their wikipedia entry indicates that they have nine active members in the band, this concerns me because I don’t think I have that many rock band guitars, drums or mics.  I won’t be able to emulate the full Slipknot experience, but I don’t have any scary looking masks either.  I wouldn’t be against playing four guitar parts on one note highway.  Then again…
    Folk rock legends Simon and Garfunkel also make their debut with two of their legendary songs, “Sound of Silence” and “I Am A Rock”.   If you enjoy singing in Rock Band 2 and Lego: Rock Band, then pick up both of these tracks.  Simon and Garfunkel are renowned for their songwriting, and their lyrics contain the most poetic verses ever crafted, and as well, Paul and Art have amazing harmony together.  If Rock Band 3 is going to support harmonies in songs, this track will be an outstanding example.  Rock Band really needs more music like this to draw in more players and remain on top of the music gaming genre.

    Finally this Tuesday brings a premiere of an indie band called Lights Resolve.  Originating from New York, they were named Rolling Stone’s “Breakout Band of 2009”, and you can check out their song “Dreaming of Love” here.

    Next Week’s DLC Prediction:  Definitely Not Green Day Pack 02!  Possibly that Lady Gaga song from South Park?


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    • Slipknot…I have to say that these guys came out past my metal prime. I don’t know any of their music (that I’m aware of). My younger brothers love them, or used too. Maybe they will be excited, but they are a pass for me.

      S&G, sweet! Not something that is on my must have list, but these songs work for family get-togethers and parties. I will be picking these up for the casual crowd. Sound of Silence will for ever remind me of Old School when Will Ferrell gets shot with a tranquilizer dart and falls into the pool going into a dream daze.

    • I definitely remember that scene now. For me, it will forever be the “Comedian’s Funeral” from the film Watchmen.

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