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Chicago - "I'm a Man"

Chicago I'm a Man

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Pro Guitar:
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June 29, 2017

I want to thank you for the production quality of this one. I just finished playing bass on this song and that SUPER LONG DRUM PART in the middle made me realize... the camera work was really well done! Is that what people mean by "venues" in customs? Some customs don't get all that lovin', but this one did, and it was worth it! So cool to experience.


I now have a challenge for me and my friends when playing: during that drum part, we have to run to the kitchen and make a drink. Make a drink. Not take a shot. Not crack open a beer. Construct a cocktail. There's enough time. Barely.


I really wanted to watch a full-band video of this, but the video preview is broken because of the usual YouTube issues... any chance of it being uploaded again, or elsewhere, or without music? I really wanna check out that drum part, but I don't drum. I feel bad for drummers after listening to this one, but it makes me wanna learn (and die!).


So, again, thanks! I only wish there was something for vocalists to do during down-time. There's so much going on in this song it's hard to hear if there's a tambourine or something similar that could be utilized...


P.S. Screw you for that non-Big-Rock-Ending. If ever a song deserved it, it was this! :D

June 29, 2017

These 2 that you commented on were done in the early days so they could be better today but thank you for the kudos. I make a custom venue for every song and it's a lot of work so I appreciate your kind words. Check out all my Chicago and you should enjoy yourself :)

June 29, 2017

To be honest, you've charted so many Chicago customs that I'm overwhelmed. I have had a two-disc "Only The Beginning" Chicago greatest hits on my hard drive for years (but I don't listen to it very often) so I just went through my favorites on that and checked to see what was available. You've got so many deep-cuts that we plebeians aren't familiar with, so I ask you: what would you recommend? Based, of course, on the fact that my favorite Chicago songs are tunes like...


25 or 6 to 4 (on the RB3 disc)

Questions 67 and 68

I'm a Man (even though it's a cover)

Feelin' Stronger Every Day (official DLC)

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?



I like the songs that are funky and fun and exciting. I tend to avoid the slower stuff. For example, I played through your custom of Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Get Away, and while it's definitely a good song (for, like, you know, weddings) and a quality production, I don't think I'm gonna keep it around (my Wii has a 1000 song limit :D ) because there are just so many other choices. Some of my favorite songs just don't translate well into Rock Band for me, so don't take it personally! Please!


I await your list of suggestions. I consider myself a solid expert guitar and bass player, I'm crap at keys but I do try, I don't drum at all, and I love harmonizing with friends and singing expert vocals. Hit me!

June 29, 2017

If it's funky fun you're looking for I honestly would say anything from the first 7 albums will satisfy you instrumentally. In particular I'll give you some suggestions:


Movin In

In the Country


Sing a Mean Tune Kid

Now That You've Gone



What's the World Coming to


Skinny Boy

July 5, 2017

All right bro I would honestly tell you to check out everything until the Chicago 16 album that I did caused you will be bored after that lol but I'll just give you another round of suggestions. I've kept bass in mind for you and chose 2 per album. Let me know what you think:



Poem 58


Fancy Colours

The Road



Happy Cause I'm Going Home


A Song for Richard and His Friends

Mississippi Delta City Blues



State of the Union


Just You N Me



Hanky Panky/Life Saver

Woman Don't Want to Love Me


Brand New Love Affair

Oh Thank You Great Spirit


Skin Tight

You Are On My Mind


Takin it On Up Town

Little One


Hot Streets

Take a Chance


Life is What it is

Street Player



I'd Rather Be Rich

July 5, 2017

PC fried itself last night, but I definitely will get through your initial list (which I already have installed in my Wii library) this week. Once my desktop is back up and running, I'll give these latest suggestions a go, too. So far (as you've seen from my comments), your choices have been at least acceptable, and mostly solid goods :). I do play guitar and sing vocals, BTW, I just hate songs with boring bass parts! I always try to comment on songs I play because I want the authors to know they're appreciated and I want others to download the customs as well and, hopefully, comment, too!


I can't imagine having 40 (roughly) Chicago songs in my library, because that rivals my collection of Beatles, Chili Peppers, and the Clash, so I'll have to cull the herd eventually... I will let you know which songs didn't pass mustard with me and why, but I'm certain it will have nothing to do with the quality :)