Well I think I give up on ever looking forward to a download again. Been some 'fun songs' I didn't know that I decided to download, but not since last year has there been a 'Holy crap, I can't wait!!!!!' week.
Again falling futher, and further, and further, and further behind on DLC.
RB animation needs luv & life:
Chk it out HMX!
ace frehley, the little fish songs out of sheer cheapness (3 songs for basically 2 bucks), and los angeles.
segue time: my guess with the x pack and no harmonies on rb2 comments is that they could have harmonies already in the code for the song, just that the harmony track is not accessible by the rb2 engine. kind of like how the rb1 engine doesn't access hammer on/pull off chords, but yet there were songs released well before rb2 came out that had said ho/po chords in their code already. i mean, the green day game will have harmonies, doesn't make sense that the export download has tracks that won't have harmony track code in them for rb3 operation, which you gotta figure should have harmonies due to the beatles install base having multiple microphones and harmonies becoming a touch of a standard. my hope is that this, if i'm completely correct, has been implemented as an idea from as far back as planning of the beatles game announcement and means the queen dlc has harmony code, also possibly meaning bohemian rhapsody will the final song for vocals difficulty for rb3 for this. after all, rb3 will be revolutionary, figures they'd use available options in previous games (and gives me hope for create a venue).
WL: Paper Wings, Sweet Caroline, Push It, Bro Hymn, The Night, My Last Serenade, Somebody Told Me, Welcome to Bucketheadland, Bleeding Mascara & Six.
Another song from GH 80s, and it's still not "I Ran".
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Thank you for trill and tremolo charting!
3 Doors Down
Eric Cartman (Southpark)
The White Stripes
The Mother Hips
The Chemical Brothers
Rage Against The Machine
Blue Oyster Cult
I Mother Earth
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Alice in Chains
The Psychedelic Furs
To sum up....from a "rock" perspective most of the "big name" acts (PMcCartney, Blink, Tom Petty, BOCult, AIChains, Rage, The Who, Megadeath, The Police, Disturbed, WStripes) came out in the first couple weeks....since then it's been pretty obscure groups.
The only exceptions are:
one-off kind of things like The Who's really bad SB medley or the BOC / Nazareth / Hawkwing trackpack
the very awesome Megadeath pack
Other than that we have a robust collection of MOR country artists and a lot of 3rd and 4th tier rock bands
What it ain't is....
Pearl Jam - Ten
SRVaughn - Texas Flood
The Grateful Dead - 12 pack
Steve Miller Band
Roy Orbison - 6 pack
Those are some of the bands released in the same time period of 2009. I'm not saying the actual songs from 2010 are that bad (I honestly don't know since I haven't downloaded most of them) but there's no doubt there is a dearth of "big name rock" acts in 2010.
I'm guessing this has something to do with HMX taking a firmer stance regarding licensing fees charged by record companies and record companies demanding moremoremore from the gaming community and the two pissing on each other in the process......
And no one can really complain about the volume and variety of music being made available through DLC and RBN. But those hoping to see the library of songs from no-questions-asked top ROCK bands are probably disappointed with the 2010 offerings this year.
Last edited by gamrrpol; 03-19-2010 at 11:01 AM.
Harmonix has had a bunch of good weeks strung together, now. And, I'm not even talking from the perspective of my own personal music preference. I'm talking in terms of releasing some serious variety and trying to appeal to as many different tastes/demographics as possible.
While none of the material released this week (or even the past few weeks) has really been my cup of tea, I like the idea that they are releasing a little bit of mainstream (Underwood, OneRepublic) with a little bit of obscurity (Little Fish) with a little bit of classic/overlooked/underappreciated (X and Frehley). Whether you like the tracks being released or not, you cannot deny that they are trying to give us a little bit of this and a little bit of that, which in the long run will only strengthen the catalog as a whole. It just plays into the whole "Rock Band as a platform" mentality.
And for all of you clowns trying to criticize HMX by saying that the RBN offering has been better than weekly DLC lately, you should probably take a quick second to remember who it was that made the RBN possible/available in the first place... yeah, it was HMX. So, I'm sure their feelings aren't being hurt too awfully bad. That'd be like telling Jack White that the latest Raconteurs album was better than the latest White Stripes album. I'm sure he wouldn't get too worked up about it.
The fever is coming.
It's shaking the ground.
The city's alive, so tonight we break out.
Its a good thing this week didn't happen when the forums used to be insanely busy for DLC announcements. Otherwise we might have a riot.
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Most Wanted DLC: Weird Al, Type O Negative, Helloween
Thanks for: Opeth, Joy Division, Pantera, Procol Harum, Rammstein, Stan Bush(RBN)!!
I'm getting the free song..
Here's what I really don't understand. As it's been said..WHO??
I listen to everything..I fully support HMX and I understand there are weeks were I get nothing. (I am 30 and can understand not getting everything I want). But I really can't see why THE NETWORK is getting big groups..(don't the Smashing Pumpkins have one of their biggest hits up for review?) And we get X?
I just really don't understand it. I'm not upset and will use my points for THE NETWORK but just can see this..
'Jumpin' Jack Flash'-The Rolling Stones