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#481 samjjones

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Posted April 17, 2018 - 03:33 PM

Fantastic pack.  Thanks so much, bsbloom!



#482 Funk Meister Freud

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Posted April 17, 2018 - 06:47 PM

    A-6 Intruder = this very awesome Three Dog Night pack.....


                                   Deck Crew = me.....


                           End result!!! 


    What a pack!!....helluva blast!    THANK YOU!!!! :rock:  :D  

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It's just the nogrognophobia kicking in.................

I have this morbid, unreasonable fear that the rum's run dry! :D

#483 Atruejedi

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Posted April 17, 2018 - 10:11 PM

Awesome pack for a neglected band deserving of the effort and attention. Thanks!

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#484 Woody

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Posted April 24, 2018 - 06:00 PM

First the Hollies and now Three Dog Night? Glad I logged in today. :)

Thanks for these!

#485 MidnightRambler67

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Posted April 24, 2018 - 08:54 PM

we are getting some classic and fantastic songs  , thank you to everybody involved   :D  :golfclap:

#486 Funk Meister Freud

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Posted April 25, 2018 - 03:25 AM

we are getting some classic and fantastic songs  , thank you to everybody involved   :D  :golfclap:

Man, you ain't kiddin', bro!

The last few weeks have been an absolute gold mine! Thanks again from us too! :D  :rock:

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It's just the nogrognophobia kicking in.................

I have this morbid, unreasonable fear that the rum's run dry! :D

#487 bsbloom

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Posted July 3, 2018 - 12:26 PM

This month we are going pop, full bubblegum and sap.  As my buddy likes to say, Pop Goes RockBand!


I bring you five by five, five songs from the pop sensation group of the 60's and 70's, the Fifth Dimension.


The group has not appeared in RockBand yet, and for good reason.  They were basically five superb singers, and paid little attention to the instruments.  All of their recordings featured LA session musicians, and, on many of these songs, the guitar work was simply chord work.  There is one lovely exception to that trend:  Up, Up, and Away featured phenomenal guitar work by the session musician Al Casey.  As a plastic guitarist, this is my favorite song here.  The guitar work is a blast.


Despite keeping the instruments in the background, two of their regular fill-ins really let loose.  Hal Blaine was always fun and interesting on drums, and the drum charts are nice.  AJ, as usual, did a superb job capturing Blaine on three of these tracks.  Then there was Joe Osborn, who really let loose on bass.  If you like bass, you will love these songs.


So, I lead off, from their first album:




Download:  http://customscreato...and-away-r21306


Drums by AJFOne23.


This song was written by Jimmy Webb, with lead vocals by Marilyn McCoo.


My next two customs are from their second album, Age of Aquarius.






Aquarius/Sunshine is a medley from the musical Hair.  Billy Davis Jr. has the lead singing duty, and does a great job.  However, he is really leading only on the second part, Sunshine.  McCoo takes the lead on Age.  That makes the singing, in RockBand, a little weird.  The highlighted vocalist starts out doing backing, and does not take over the song until the second part.


AJ did the drums for both of these, and redid the tempo map on Age of Aquarius.


Downloads:  Age:  http://customscreato...-the-sun-r21307


Wedding:  http://customscreato...ll-blues-r21308


Wedding Bell Blues was written by Laura Nyro.  It is funny - I had never heard of Nyro, nor did I know her work at all.  Yet, last month, I released a Three Dog song written by Nyro, and here, another one by the 5D.  The music is great, but the lyrics ...?  Pretty stupid.  I guess it was a sign of the times, that a young woman had to measure her self-esteem by her marital status. 


My final two offerings are break-up songs, sad, mournful, and memorable.






Downloads:  Bell:  http://customscreato...o-answer-r21309


Sleep:  http://customscreato...ouldnt-g-r21310


Marilyn McCoo has the lead for vocals.  One Less Bell is a Burt Bacharach tune, co-authored with Hal David.  Sleep was written by Tony Macauley.


Hope you enjoy.  I promise to return to harder rock next month.  I've finished several Guess Who songs, for AJ, and those will appear in his thread soon.  And I have started on some Pink Floyd songs.

#488 MidnightRambler67

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Posted July 3, 2018 - 10:09 PM

:wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: thank you     loving this pack 

#489 rezavakili

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Posted July 3, 2018 - 10:29 PM

Thanks for these. Pink Floyd....I can’t wait for next month to come soon enough.

#490 Funk Meister Freud

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Posted July 5, 2018 - 02:07 PM

Hey man, I'm totally lovin' this pack too.....

Every song in it (and I do mean EVERY SONG) takes me "Up, Up and Away!!!




Thanks for sharing this very cool slice of American Pop Music of that time.

These are wonderful!! They all go into my game! Thank you, bsbloom !! :D

If I appear to be a little "off center", pay it no mind.

It's just the nogrognophobia kicking in.................

I have this morbid, unreasonable fear that the rum's run dry! :D

#491 chubackles200

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Posted June 7, 2020 - 09:24 PM

For this month, all classic rock customs, picking on bands that have little or no Rock Band exposure.

For starters, what is mostly an update, Lucky Man by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer. This was one of my very first charts, adding guitar to a drums only FOF cut by Oscarj08. I love the song, but my chart was not very good, and I have wanted to fix it up for some time. This new version is full band, with the guitar track completely rewritten, and the synthesizer charted for Pro Keys.


Download is here: http://www.mediafire...yManv4FB_rb3con

The next band is an old one that achieved newfound fame thanks to Rock Band II, yet, oddly enough, has never appeared yet in any Rock Band song, or C3 release. The band is The Outlaws. Everyone here has played through Green Grass and High Tides, but that song is actually a cover, an "As made famous by". Actual songs by The Outlaws are nowhere to be found. That ends here - yippee-ki-yay!


Download: http://www.mediafire...cl3/GhostRiders

The third group for this month is Ten Years After. This was one of many middling bands asked to fill in at a festival held in a small upstate New York town, Woodstock. At some point during their set, their guitarist/singer broke out an old blues tune from their Undead album, I'm Going Home, and blew the audience away. Suddenly these nobodies were famous, and remained a top-tier band until they split up a few years later.

Here is that pivotal Woodstock moment:

During their run, they had only one true mega-hit, I'd Love to Change the World. You may not have heard this song before from Ten Years After, but many other groups have covered it since, so the song is likely familiar. Check it out here:

Here are the two big songs from Ten Years After:


Change the World was originally done, for guitar only, by Ivanmq1, on Frets on Fire. I rewrote much of that chart, and added the rest.

Both downloads are here:

The last group is Iron Butterfly, with a song that needs no introduction.


Drums are by Blitzbob. Download is here:

So, break out the bongs and tie-dyes. Bang away on some RB drums, or some plain old air drums, and trip away.


#492 Vinny Reed

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Posted June 7, 2020 - 09:29 PM


If you're looking for In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida... you'll find it in the RB4 DLC store 

#493 bsbloom

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Posted June 20, 2020 - 12:45 PM

Two new customs for you, and one announcement:


First up,




This is my fifth song from this 60's band.  I did four for Chart-a-thon, and, as I mentioned then, the band, in their first incarnation, revolved around three musicians, group leader, Dave LaFlamme, who played violin, did all the arrangements, and much of the vocals.  Patty Santos, on vocals, and Dave's wife Linda, for keyboards and some song-writing.


Linda helped pen three songs on their debut album, the three best songs, in my opinion.  Girl With No Eyes and White Bird appeared in my last trip charting this group.  Her third song was Hot Summer Day, written after and about the LA protests and riots.  So, in this round of new protests, this seems like a fitting song to present.


Linda had already left the band - Fred Webb was now on keys.  Santos would stay for another year or so, then also leave.  Once both of these women left, the band fell back into obscurity. 


I opted for the live version for several reasons.  First, and most importantly, Santos.  She is singing back-up only, but  her incredible range is really on display here.  She had one of the best voices of her era.


Next, every instrument is fun - this is perfect for our game.  The drums are wicked, interesting, and complex.  The bass is pretty straight-forward, but never lets up.  I got tired playing through the part.  Keys are easier, and are often quiet, but keyboardists get the real highlight of the song - there is a very long solo, in the middle, charted to keys.  The solo actually starts with the organ, and ends on violin. 


Finally, there is guitar, and the guitar work is great.  During the body of the song, the guitar alternates between heavy-metal-like chords, during the chorus, and finger-picking arpeggio for the verses.  The guitar turns really sweet and lyrical during the interlude, and then explodes into a finishing solo.


The drum chart was done by AJFOne23.


Download:  http://customscreato...day-live-r26548


Preview:  https://www.youtube....h?v=vexOSps0FoM



Next - my announcement:  I had quite a lot of fun charting for the last C3Next tour, and Chart-a-thon.  I decided to commit to the next tour, and pledged to do two S-bands, Santana, and Steppenwolf.  I reserved a slot on their scheduler, and started to put in charts, as they finished.  Currently, I have 19 finished charts - 5 Steppenwolf songs, 14 Santana.  However, it now looks like that next tour leg is on indefinite hold.


So, I have decided to release the songs here, one each week, on an S-day, of course.  Each Saturday, I will release one song from either Santana or Steppenwolf.  This will continue until I run out of charts. 


My first S-band offering is from Santana:





Carlos Santana is the guitarist's guitarist.  Everything he records is pitch-perfect.  This instrumental is no different. 


Download:  http://customscreato...a-marine-r26549


Video Preview:  https://www.youtube....h?v=oK9wql4yRfI


Why choose this one first?  No reason - the song is simply the first one I charted when I started this project.  So, the first one up.


I plan on presenting another Santana song next Saturday, then a Steppenwolf song the week after. 


As usual, requests are welcome.  If you give me a request, and the song is in my collection, I'll move up its release date.  So, you can help me decide the songs to release for the next two weeks.  If you have a request not in my collection, I'll at least consider charting the song.

#494 Shroud

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Posted June 20, 2020 - 04:18 PM

Aqua Marine is a great piece!

#495 IaSg14

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Posted June 20, 2020 - 09:25 PM

I'm hoping It's Never Too Late is one of the Steppenwolf songs. Heard that recently and thought about how great it'd be to play.

#496 ellwyn

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Posted June 21, 2020 - 09:44 AM



thank you for making this song one of my all time favorites ^^

#497 bsbloom

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Posted June 27, 2020 - 08:33 AM

It's Saturday, so another S band custom.


For this week,




Abraxas was the second album from Santana, and Samba Pa Ti, or Samba for you, was the only song actually written by Carlos.  Another sweet, lyrical instrumental, this one has become a real classic.


The song was not released as a single when Abraxas appeared, but was released a few years later, to help promote their Greatest Hits album.  Rather surprisingly, that single marked the first time a Santana song broke into the UK charts.  As the band gained fame and popularity, this song also grew in fame and popularity, and became a staple at their concerts for years to come.


This one was requested, and, like I said last week, request, and I'll try to oblige.


Download:  http://customscreato...ba-pa-ti-r26592


Preview:  https://www.youtube....h?v=j5AUm_xaE9A

#498 bsbloom

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Posted July 4, 2020 - 08:53 AM

It's Saturday, and time for a Steppenwolf custom.  It is also the Fourth of July.  Happy Fourth, everyone.  And, for Independence Day, there can only be one Steppenwolf song, no choice here at all.



America, where are you now?

Don't you care about your sons and daughters?

Don't you know, we need you now.
We can't fight alone against the monster.

Yes, their incredible three-part Rock Opera, Monster, Suicide, America:




The song seems timeless, seems like it was written yesterday, not half a century ago.  Verses like



We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world's got to be just like us.
Now we are fighting a war over there.
No matter who's the winner we can't pay the cost.


aren't about Afghanistan, but they could be.


Verses like



The cities have turned into jungles.
And corruption is stranglin' the land.
The police force is watching the people.
And the people just can't understand.


refer to Chicago and Los Angeles, but they could be about Atlanta and Minneapolis. 


The Monster is really any politician, from any party, from any era. 


When I started this, I checked out some live concert footage, then settled on the Studio cut.  One video I found seemed to be from a concert in February, 2017.  The video footage playing behind the stage had pictures of our newly inaugurated president.  That was really cool - the band had reunited and gave a protest concert in 2017!  Turns out that was all bullshit.  A closer look at the video revealed that the footage was from an old concert, and the poster had simply replaced some of the video with pictures of Donald Trump. 



Drums by AJFOne23, and the drums are great.  Thanks. 


Download:  http://customscreato...-america-r26713


Video Preview:  https://www.youtube....h?v=Sk3sURDS4IA


Again, have a great holiday.


#499 AJFOne23

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Posted July 4, 2020 - 09:21 AM

glad to see this one coming out at last  :rock:

#500 MrPrezident


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Posted July 4, 2020 - 02:13 PM

Good stuff :)

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