Going back through RB2, and gold-starring the single song gigs. Shackler's Revenge was going to be one of the last for two reasons:
1. The gig got put in the horrid and dreary little Charles Pub. The stage is in front of the window, which is all rainy outside. An attempt to make the place look "cozier", that comes off as very hokey. Had the stage been on the other side, the venue would be tolerable.
2. The actual song is easiest on drums, and my drums (especially the cymbals) double-hit like hell.
So I decided to suck it up. I even took on "5 stars or lose a boatload of fans". Sure enough, my drums double-hit the intro to death, so I switched to playing pads-only. I stuck it through, and found myself keeping combo through parts I knew damn well I choked (usually, it's the other way around).
Got the gold during the last chorus.