Killers 02 please
Somebody Told Me
Change your Mind
I don't think they have enough songs to constitute a full game, but they truly are my favorite band. A new pack, 3 at least but preferably 5, would more then satisfy me! My dream 5 Pack of The Killers:
For Reasons Unknown / Read My Mind / Human / All These Things That I've Done / Somebody Told Me
1) I don't really agree with your comparison to The Beatles. I DO like them as a band but I think it is a very different world and although I can't doubt the success of The Killers, I can't see them having as broad an appeal or influence on future musicians. Please don't think I'm putting you down for saying so, it is just my opinion.
2) I'm not really sure on your tiering scores for each song. I would be happy with 100% of Hot Fuss, 100% of Sams Town, 70% of Sawdust and 40% of Day & Age to appear in Rockband. Of the unreleased singles, I doubt Where is She? will ever make another appearance (not sure if you know the story but it is written from the perspective of a mother who's daughter was murdered by the daughter's boyfriend. The mother objected to the song when she heard it as she felt it was rather presumptious of Brandon and the rest of the band to put across how she felt. The band apologized and promised not play it again in respect to the mother and the deceased daughter).
Other than that I would happily not listen to the unreleased tracks and I wouldn't pay for them either.
3) You may think some of the lyrics to the bands songs are weird but some of them actually have a much deeper, or hidden meaning. Some of them also have been written to have different interpretations to make the audience think. Brandon Flowers said that in an interview with a magazine back when Sams Town was released (but I can't remember which mag
Human, is strange (and the track I would want least in Rockband) but it is supposed to be influenced by a quote from Hunter S Thompson. More than that I don't know.
My interpretation of "This is Your Life" is that it seems to be about the unfortunate street life of a couple of prostitutes in a rough neighborhood and how they try and get by. It is almost like the singer is pitying them but admiring them for trying to survive. Some people think it is a song written in answer to Lou Reed's "Walk on the wild side" as this song has a Candy and Jackie in it too. And Candy was a hooker (not sure about Jackie but she was a drug addict).
Spaceman to me is actually the easiest one to explain and I happen to think the lyrics are fantastic!
Spaceman is about a failed suicide attempt. The lead character has survived, possibly suffers from mental illness of some sort but has a new outlook on life and although he isn't "better" now has a renewed sense of wanting to live. If you break it down line by line it is really well crafted.
It starts out with him waking in a hospital bed after coming to with the buzz of the doctors around shining lights in his face, they take his blood to check what drugs he has in his system.
The starmaker and the dream maker are the drugs that are part of his ongoing therapy. Quite often people with bipolar disorder or paranoid schizophrenia are given a mood stabilizer but too much of it makes you mad.
The public don't dwell on his transmission because it wasn't televised is basically people outside of his core group don't know about his condition. They are oblivious to the turmoil he has been through or is going through.
His global position systems could be either the voices in his head or the voices of all the people telling him what to do.
He still hears the voices telling him things, which doesn't necessarily mean he is mad, it just might mean he is depressed and it is his "inner monolog" telling him he is useless and to end it all etc.
But by the end of the song he is saying he has accepted that it is in his mind and (hopefully) he can get past it.
I could be wrong about ALL of this. But that's cool by me. That is the greatest thing about music is that everybody can come away with a different experience or interpretation.