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#101 MrBurpler

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Posted March 22, 2017 - 04:54 AM

For those wondering, I'm planning on updating some of my customs in the near future.


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#102 MrBurpler

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Posted March 23, 2017 - 04:41 PM

Updates have been added to Hemispheres and Scatterbrain.


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#103 MrBurpler

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Posted March 30, 2017 - 09:02 PM

Release:

Spinal Tap - (Listen to) the Flower People

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http://customscreato...r-people-r16174

Yep. Spinal Tap! The best band in the world. This is a song recorded back in 1967 when they were a psychedelic pop-rock group. This song has a similar feel to stuff The Monkeys would be putting out around that same time.
 
This song was included in their 1982 album "Smell the Glove", as a bonus track since they were running out of new material to put on the album. This album sparked much controversy over it's heavily censored cover, the original cover [according to Bobbi Flekman] was "a greased, naked woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck and a leash, and a man's arm extended out... holding on to the leash and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it."
 
I don't know sounds ok to me.
 
Either way Marty Di Bergi did a great documentary of the band at that time covering the North American leg of the "Smell the Glove" tour [Dubbed "Smell the Tour", if my sources are correct]. This is a great song from the band, and one that will last a lifetime
 
just a note this is not the reggae version that was released as DLC, this is the original version.


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#104 samjjones

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Posted March 31, 2017 - 01:06 PM

Excellent writeup!!!

 

"This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, 'What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn't he have rested on that day too?'"



#105 FujiSkunk

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Posted March 31, 2017 - 03:56 PM

Wow.  How much more black could that album cover be?



#106 TheSheepQueen

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Posted March 31, 2017 - 04:19 PM

Wow.  How much more black could that album cover be?

Vantablack wasn't a thing back in the days, we can still do d4rker ;)



#107 samjjones

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Posted April 1, 2017 - 06:42 PM

Wow.  How much more black could that album cover be?

None.

 

None more black.



#108 MrBurpler

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Posted April 13, 2017 - 04:01 AM

So I was going to bulk release these, but ultimately decided against it. The update for "The Spirit of Radio" is up, with a new keys track thanks to ejthedj! Credits for each part are in the new description as well!


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#109 MrBurpler

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Posted May 24, 2017 - 10:57 PM

Release (with Bsbloom):

Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (album)

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Part 1:http://customscreato...k-part-i-r16743

Part 2:http://customscreato...-part-ii-r16744

 

Lyrics by Gerald "Little Milton" Bodstock. The lyrics were considered to controversial and as a result he was disqualified from the poem competition. Well Jethro Tull wrote a 40 minute epic around those lyrics and what we get is considered by some to be the best progressive rock album ever made. You know everything about this song already, it's Thick as a Brick!

 

Special thanks to Bsbloom who let me work on this with him, it great fun and a pleasure to work on this project. As a final note, there is a "full song" version in the "other" downloads section, it's the whole album as one custom (when researching the album Ian Anderson stated that part of the concept was that it was supposed to be one song spanning two sides of an LP). The midi is well over the minimum, but when playtesting I came across no issues.

 

Here's Bsbloom's Origonal post.


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#110 MrPrezident

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Posted May 25, 2017 - 05:11 PM

I've just watched the preview through cPlayer, haven't played it in game yet.   This really is the most fascinating custom I've seen here in months.  I don't think anyone is going to top this one for a long time.  I've already excitedly told two band mates "some madman charted the entire Thick as a Brick album as one giant custom".  Just amazing.  You rock dude!


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#111 Funk Meister Freud

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Posted May 30, 2017 - 02:10 PM

Undeniably awesome effort! Thanks for this heavyweight of a chart!

Dude! This rocks HARD!!! Thanks so much to you and Bsbloom! :rock:  :D  :rock:


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#112 Colonel 32dll

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Posted May 31, 2017 - 02:32 AM

Amazing feat. Great job, guys!



#113 MrBurpler

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Posted May 31, 2017 - 06:37 PM

Thanks for all the compliments a lot of work went into this custom!

 

In some other news, I just updated "Spiderland" with pitched vocals! (yay!)


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#114 iammax

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Posted June 4, 2017 - 02:27 AM

Tried the full version on guitar. Lots of fun, although it unfortunately froze when trying to load the score screen. I wonder why it gets all the way to the end of the song and THEN freezes? THat's happened on other very long customs I've tried as well. At least I could play, managed gold stars too.



#115 MrBurpler

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Posted June 5, 2017 - 03:02 PM

The midi for the 40 min version is well above the limit for a midi. Although I had no issues when testing it myself, that kinda thing might happen ("Colors" by BTBAM and "Cassandra Gemini" will do that to me on occasion).


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#116 bsbloom

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Posted June 6, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Yep.  Parts I and II work.  The combined version might work for you - it works for some people.  Given the size of the MIDI, it isn't supposed to work at all. 



#117 MrBurpler

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Posted July 7, 2017 - 02:29 AM

Ok. Some updates. I'm slowly adding songs to the C3U. I'm taking this opportunity to upgrade some older tracks too add prokeys and pitched vocals to them. I'm also working on brand new stuff, and as usual I've got a lot of stuff going with collaborations and whatnot. I think that's everything for now. Spoilers for new stuff goes in the WIP thread, but to have some fun, here's a couple of hints.

 

RATM + TMV = ???

 

This next song is about religion, claiming that the followers are a Tool of the religion.

 

 

There's no release date for these, but they are real close to being finished, and once their done they'll get posted!


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#118 MrBurpler

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Posted July 27, 2017 - 03:08 PM

Release:

Tool - Opiate

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http://customscreato..._/opiate-r17673

 

The last track off of Tool debut EP, and features Paul D'Amour on bass! The song is about the notion that "religion is the opiate of the masses". And like many other Tool songs - like "Rosetta Stoned", the title of the song is perfect. It took me a while to realize what the title of the song actually meant, until I thought about that quote. I could go into a thing about how "Rosetta Stoned" is also a clever, perfect title, but that's not what you are here for!

 

This track has a pretty standard metal feel too it, although the arrangement is very unusual. All there verses kinda sound the same and it's almost as if every verse could be the chorus, given that they are always repeated twice and with such a flow that it immediately wiggles it's way into you head and never leaves. The bridge section - which is quite short - opened guest opportunities for the song. Back in the mid-90's Tool would have guest sings like Layne Staley, Tricky, Heitham Al-Sayed, and I think Zack de la Rocha, although that my have been a different tool song. My personal favorite is one that they did live in Paris in 2006, where the whole bridge is done by the guest vocalist and it's just amazing.

 

I had that pleasure of seen Tool live in Hamilton on May, 28th. And what they did with Opiate on that show (and by extension the whole tour) was to put the Maynard rant in the middle of the song. It's really interesting stuff and it's like listening to a whole new song. Instead of going into the traditional bridge section they turned it into a jam session that I can only assume are working parts for new material. This was not to brag about how I've seen Tool live (lol), but just to give another example about how they use the track as a foundation and a blueprint to do cool segues and explore new musical ideas.

 

One a final note. I'd recommend getting this EP on vinyl, if only for the soul reason that side B is double grooved, so you don't know if you are gonna get the actual track, or if you are gonna get the hidden track (if you don't know what double grooves are, just google it, it's really cool and I wish more bands would use it). As for this custom, YES the hidden track is there, but it's called a hidden track for a reason...


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#119 MrBurpler

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Posted August 8, 2017 - 05:42 PM

Release:

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs & Carly Rae Jepsen - Higher (Mini Canada Pack?)

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http://customscreato...-suburbs-r17845

 

Arcade Fire's first song off their (objectively) best album. Taking the best elements of their two previous efforts "Funeral" and "Neon Bible", this album hits an emotional note that just resonates with any person who feels stuck in the suburbs ("Sprawl II" is a great example of this). I don't really know what else to add... 

 

The highlights of this track is the bass and keys part, which really carry the song and provide most of the melody. The drums provide a rock solid foundation that feels rigid and loose at the same time. The guitar is a little buried, but provides that extra instrumentation that fills in the gaps and contributes to that loose feel. The vocals sit on top, giving us a bleak melancholy look at life in the suburbs.  

 

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http://customscreato..._/higher-r17844

 

The second song from her latest EP. This EP is the B-sides of her album "Emotion". Although I do prefer this B-sides EP to the full album, everything recorded during the emotions sessions is better than the top 40 charts. Heaven forbid we get a pop song that's actually happy an upbeat.

 

Now this is a pop song, so if you don't like pop music... this probably won't sway you. This is in my opinion Carly's best song (although "First Time" is really fun, and catchy too). But Carly is probably the best pop artist making music right now, it's just too bad she had a borderline one-hit-wonder. Check it out, and if you like this, there's a whole album and EP you can explore....

 

The highlight in this song is the vocals. As with most/all pop songs that is the standout on here. It's got a catch chorus that will seep into your brain for a long, long time. It's strange because I'm not a fan of pop music, but I'll listen to this song any day.


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#120 Mykeahl

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Posted August 8, 2017 - 09:43 PM

Thanks for Higher, it's a fantastic song. Carly is absolutely the best pop artist around, and criminally underrated. Rock Band needs more CRJ.





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