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#1 AJFOne23

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Posted August 9, 2014 - 01:24 PM

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LATEST UPDATE 4/19 - Alpocalyptic April Day 15 - Truck Drivin' Song

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GUITAR: PhantomBlade8

BASS: Cheesecake Militia

VOCALS: Seil

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"Truck Driving Song", a detailed account of a truck-driver working, while at the same time worrying about their clothing and makeup, is a style parody of truck-driving country. While writing the song, Yankovic listened to C.W. McCall for inspiration. The lyrics begin with begins with a flurry of macho truck talk, with the singer singing in a voice deeper than he’s ever attempted before about his “diesel rig” being “northward bound” and it being “time to put that hammer down” on the “twenty tons of steel” in his truck. Ah, but our country crooner isn’t just devoted to the open road and the grubby romance of the trucker lifestyle. He’s equally devoted to cross-dressing. In that respect, “Truck Drivin’ Song” is an homage to Monty Python’s thematically similar “Lumberjack Song.” Both toe-tapping ditties glean laughs from the incongruous juxtaposition of an almost cartoonishly manly profession (lumberjack, truck driver) and decidedly unmanly garb. Al has never sounded more conventionally masculine than when singing about crotchless panties, feather boas, pink angora sweaters, mascara, high heels, nipple rings, rhinestones, sequins and chiffon. Al recorded the vocals for the song first thing in the morning, when his voice is naturally lower in pitch.

 

LATEST UPDATE 4/18 - Alpocalyptic April Day 14 - Generic Blues

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GUITAR: PhantomBlade8

BASS: BassSinger313

VOCALS: drummerockband

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"Generic Blues": It's a blues song as you'd expect, but with the sadness turned way up, and the hilarity too! Also a great solo, with Al yelling "Make it talk son, make it talk!" and eventually, "okay now, make it stop!" According to Al himself: "I just wanted to write the ultimate blues song. I was told recently that B.B. King mentioned it as one of his ten favorite blues songs of all time."

 

LATEST UPDATE 4/17 - Alpocalyptic April Day 13 - Dog Eat Dog

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GUITAR/BASS: Seil

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"Dog Eat Dog" is an homage to Talking Heads classics like "Once in a Lifetime" and "And She Was," but the live performances features Al in full-on Byrne regalia and mannerisms. According to Al himself: "That's one of my favorite songs off the album," says Al. "It's inspired by Talking Heads, and also by my days working in the traffic department at Westwood One -- my first and hopefully only desk job. At first I thought it was kinda cool that I had a phone and a desk and a little cubicle to call my own, but after a while I felt like my soul had been sucked out of me. The song is kind of a tongue-in-cheek look at office life."

 

LATEST UPDATE 4/16 - Alpocalyptic April Day 12 - This is the Life

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GUITAR: Seil

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"This Is The Life" describes the narrator's overly lavish lifestyle and had originally been commissioned for the gangster spoof movie Johnny Dangerously. Musically it sound like a ragtime number which pays tribute to the glorious gangster lifestyle of the roaring ’20s. It’s also easy to see it paralleling the excess of the ’80's and if you don’t see it, then dig this verse: “They say that money corrupts you / But I can’t really tell / I got the whole world at my feet / And I think it’s pretty swell.”
 
LATEST UPDATE 4/15 - Alpocalyptic April Day 11 - You Make Me

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GUITAR/BASS: Seil

VOCALS: BornGamerRob

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"You Make Me" is a song involving a person's desire to engage in strange or violent behavior compelled by the weirdness of another person. According to the liner notes of The Permanent Record, "That was kind of an Oingo Boingo soundalike, a fun one to do. It's about as close as I ever come to writing a real love song."
 
LATEST UPDATE 4/14 - Alpocalyptic April Day 10 - I Was Only Kidding

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GUITAR: Seil

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VOCALS: Bansheeflyer

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"I Was Only Kidding" (the ultimate break-up song) takes a soft love ballad in the beginning, saying sweet loving things to a girl, then goes into a raucous barrage, including animal sounds that tells her he was only kidding. Al says the line "I really love you... NOT!" is specifically a reference to the movie Wayne's World. As a 90's kids I remember the one year that this was a common burn for the masses. Al ended up recording one too many original songs for Off the Deep End, and chose to include this one over "Waffle King" (which was later included on Alapalooza) in case the "NOT!" joke became too dated. According to Al himself: I’m not sure how many people know who Tonio K. is, but he’s one of my favorite artists and I’ve actually done two style parodies of him (“Happy Birthday” and “I Was Only Kidding”).

 

LATEST UPDATE 4/13 - Alpocalyptic April Day 9 - Genius in France

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This song is a tribute to Frank Zappa; his son Dweezil Zappa plays the opening guitar solo. The lyrical premise may be a reference to the fact that American comedian Jerry Lewis was a respected filmmaker and actor in France (and other European countries) while in America he was often viewed as lowbrow and unfunny. According to Al himself: While I've never been a big fan of long solos, I've always admired Frank Zappa's compositional acumen, which I studied religiously while writing my Zappa homage, 'Genius in France.' To create my 'style parodies,' I dissect my favorite artists' work and try to step into their shoes and, I hope, create a composition not unlike something they might have done themselves. I felt extra pressure doing that with Zappa; he's one of my all-time heroes and, frankly, I didn't want to screw it up. One reason 'Genius' is nine minutes long is that Frank's style consists of so many components, I felt it would do him a disservice to try to emulate it in three or four minutes. And he'll always have a warm place in my heart for categorically proving to the unwashed masses once and for all that humor really does belong in music.

 

CHICAGO (THE CHICAGO CHRONICLES)

Chicago Transit Authority (1969)


Chicago II (1970)

Chicago III (1971)

Chicago IV (1971)


Chicago V (1972)

Chicago VI (1973)


Chicago VII (1974)

Chicago VIII (1975)

Chicago X (1976)

Chicago XI (1977)

Hot Streets (1978)

Chicago 13 (1979)

Chicago 14 (1980)

Chicago 16 (1982)

Chicago 17 (1984)

Chicago 18 (1986)

Chicago 19 (1988)

 



#2 AJFOne23

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Posted August 9, 2014 - 01:26 PM

CHRIS CORNELL (SOUNDGARDEN, SOLO, TEMPLE OF THE DOG)

DEATH

FRANK ZAPPA

1969-74

1976-1985

1979 Joe's Garage

GENESIS

MASTODON

2001 Call of the Mastodon

2002 Remission

2004 Leviathan

2006 Blood Mountain

2009 Crack the Skye

2011 The Hunter

2014 Once More 'Round the Sun

2017 Emperor of Sand

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC



#3 AJFOne23

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Posted August 9, 2014 - 09:00 PM

CLASSIC ROCK

METAL

POP

ROCK

R&B/SOUL



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Posted August 9, 2014 - 11:16 PM

MEGADETH

PANTERA

SLAYER

SILVERCHAIR

STEVIE WONDER

YES

ICED EARTH

1991 Night of the Stormrider


1995 Burnt Offerings

Singles

JAZZ

DRUMS ONLY

CLASSIC ROCK

FRANK ZAPPA

JAZZ

PROG ROCK

ROCK



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Posted August 10, 2014 - 02:40 AM

Oh heck, I just realized Too High gives album sorting to Innervisions!


what do you mean?


I mean that if you own the officially released DLC songs "Higher Ground" and "Living for the City," that they, along with your custom should make 3 songs from that album, the number that appear album-sorted in game.

It's not a big thing, but I like seeing it.

#6 AJFOne23

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Posted August 10, 2014 - 02:59 AM

I see. Works for me lol

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Posted August 9, 2014 - 01:27 PM

There is a real embarrassment of riches with drum customs today. Awesome to see more from Bruce and Stevie, even if it's not stuff I'm familiar with.

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 05:21 PM

the link of yours is no disgrace is wrong, can you fix it?

#9 AJFOne23

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 05:34 PM

the link of yours is no disgrace is wrong, can you fix it?


Fixed. Thanks for letting me know.

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 06:37 PM

Great update. Mastodon usually never disappoints on drums. I already had a custom of Capillarian Crest but don't remember if it had pro markers or not. I know a few of the Mastodon customs I have doesn't have pro markers so will be great to get rid of them with your versions.

#11 AJFOne23

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Posted August 16, 2014 - 07:56 PM

Great update. Mastodon usually never disappoints on drums. I already had a custom of Capillarian Crest but don't remember if it had pro markers or not. I know a few of the Mastodon customs I have doesn't have pro markers so will be great to get rid of them with your versions.


Feel free to make some preview vids :dance:

#12 Chips

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 06:44 AM

a ton of songs from two of my favorite bands, I think I love you dude!

#13 AJFOne23

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 03:08 PM

a ton of songs from two of my favorite bands, I think I love you dude!


Lol. No prob man. More to come including collaborations for guitar and vocals.

#14 iammax

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:42 PM

Is the guitar chart on capillarian crest a new creation or a convert from an old chart?

I have a guitar/drum custom of it already, and I only want to play guitar, and I'm not sure if they're two different versions or you only changed the drums or something

#15 Chips

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:42 PM

circle of cysquatch doesn't seem to work, says the song data is unavailable/restarts the session. maybe that's just me though

the part before the solo in crystal skull with scott kelly is charted wrong but that's just a fanboy complaint, i doubt many will notice or care :). nice work though man, it's especially nice to have a single pedal version of capillarian crest since I'm still stuck with just one

#16 AJFOne23

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:48 PM

Is the guitar chart on capillarian crest a new creation or a convert from an old chart?

I have a guitar/drum custom of it already, and I only want to play guitar, and I'm not sure if they're two different versions or you only changed the drums or something


I updated the drums to pro and 2 pedal. The guitar is untouched

#17 AJFOne23

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Posted August 18, 2014 - 11:50 PM

circle of cysquatch doesn't seem to work, says the song data is unavailable/restarts the session. maybe that's just me though

the part before the solo in crystal skull with scott kelly is charted wrong but that's just a fanboy complaint, i doubt many will notice or care :). nice work though man, it's especially nice to have a single pedal version of capillarian crest since I'm still stuck with just one


circle of cysqatch is messed up. I had it working in single pedal but now its not. I'm going to work on it. I'll take a look at Crystal skull. Accuracy is paramount :)

#18 Chips

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Posted August 19, 2014 - 12:05 AM

it's not too off, just missing a bit of accuracy on the toms. there's a vid on youtube of brann playing it, at the start here



also shows him playing capillarian crest's bridge which is badass as hell

#19 AJFOne23

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 04:23 PM

updated 8/23

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Posted August 23, 2014 - 05:29 PM

Thanks for the great new stuff. :) One quick thing: please don't use the Convert badge for conversion from customs, that badge is intended for songs converted from other official games/releases. ;)





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