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  • RB: DLC July Roundup – Stooges, Bad Religion, A7x and Juanes!

    Posted on July 23rd, 2010 Simon 1 comment

    Just a quick update today to inform you of the latest happenings with Rock Band DLC.  We have old school punk rock, metalcore, and some.. latin rock?

    Songs available on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    • The Stooges – “1969”
    • The Stooges – “I Wanna Be Your Dog”
    • The Stooges – “No Fun”
    • Bad Religion – “New Dark Ages”
    • Bad Religion – “No Control”

    Straight to my complaint:  I love the Stooges but missing from the pack is their mega-hit “Search and Destroy“; hopefully this is rectified in the future – perhaps even on the RB3 disc.  The song is featured in the gunfight scene in one of the best films of the decade.  “Now I Wanna Be Your Dog” is a legendary punk rock song that shines a bright spotlight on everything that is great about Iggy Pop.  To be certain, “Passenger” is my second favourite song from Lego: Rock Band, I’ll take all the Iggy I can get (Thank-you very much Harmonix).

    Bad Religion is another band I was a major fan of in my high-school years, and as much as I love their past DLC hit “Sorrow”, I cringe when it shows up in my quickplay setlist– the song is definitely a workout and one of the harder ones to maintain a good streak.  I can just barely finish the song on expert drums, and this has tainted me slightly against buying more BR DLC.  If I was to pick my favourite 10 Bad Religion songs, “No Control” would be on that list.  What I find interesting about the two new tracks is that you can really hear the difference that 20 years made with the band’s overall sound and the production quality of the music.  “New Dark Ages” has a much more mature and deep sound when compared with the relative simplistic sound of  “No Control”.  To me, this earlier sound is what defines the band, on top of their always policitically-charged lyrics.  Bad Religion always stood for something, their music typically holds much deeper meanings, which for punk bands of that era (late 80’s – early 90’s) was certainly out of the ordinary.  I suspect that there is going to be a BR track on the Rock Band 3 disc, PURELY because of the history of these things happening in ‘3’s’ and 7’s’ with respect to adding music to the game, and personally I’m hoping for “Stranger than Fiction” or another track from “No Control”.

    Songs available on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    • Avenged Sevenfold – “Nightmare”
    • Avenged Sevenfold – “Scream”
    • Avenged Sevenfold – “Seize the Day”
    • Juanes – “Yerbatero”
    • Juanes – “A Dios le Pido”
    • Juanes – “Fíjate Bien”
    • Juanes – “Gotas de Agua Dulce”
    • Juanes – “Mala Gente”
    • Juanes – “La Camisa Negra”

    That’s 9 songs!  Suck it Guitar Hero!  Avenged Sevenfold is one of Shawn’s favourites – I can’t say I’m a big fan of their music, other than what I’ve already seen and heard in Rock Band.  “Scream” is one of their bigger hits, so fans of the band should be pleased to be getting an old favourite along side a track from their forthcoming album.  They recently endured a tragedy when drummer “The Rev” was found dead of an accidental overdose in December 2009, however they were able to move forward and finish the new album with the help from one of the world’s most respected drummers, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater.

    Juanes!  Not much to say about latin-rocker Juanes, except that you may have heard that one of his songs has already been confirmed for Rock Band 3.    I’m a bit surprised to see such a large selection from this artist, but there is plenty of room for foreign speaking acts in the game.  I just hope that we don’t have to learn Portuguese just to get through the upcoming Endless Setlist III on vocals.


    1 responses to “RB: DLC July Roundup – Stooges, Bad Religion, A7x and Juanes!” RSS icon

    • I would bet that any newly introduce band to DLC, like The Stooges, which is missing their biggest hit…is 99.9% likely to make it on the RB3 disc.

      As for Avenged Sevenfold, there should be no shock (based on some history of this blog), that I am more than excited for this pack. Very much looking forward to Seize The Day.

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