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#181 astronomyhopes

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Posted August 19, 2018 - 12:43 AM

 

The link for this song is not working.  Saying that this custom can't be found.  

 

It was removed, because the song became official Rock Band 4 DLC.



#182 robisindy

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Posted August 20, 2018 - 12:39 AM

It was removed, because the song became official Rock Band 4 DLC.


Ah, I didn't realize. I searched in the database and it didn't show up as DLC, it just wasn't there.

#183 Bansheeflyer

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Posted September 22, 2018 - 12:39 AM

Hey all! It's about time I updated my releases from C3G and C3X, so there they are!

 

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Because this one hasn't been done yet...for some reason.

 

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Ultimate_MANG0 - bass, guitar, drums

 

Because this one also hasn't been done yet...for some reason.

 

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"Take a Picture" is one of my favorite songs of all time. Every time I'm agitated or otherwise frustrated I put this on and it calms me and makes me feel better instantly. Richard Patrick's amazing voice, a calm beat, beautiful layered guitars, everything about it is just so soothing, despite the content of the song's lyrics.

 

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Collaborators:
GreenPanda12 - bass, keys, vocals, drum reductions, venue
Rocker1999 - Stem mixing

 

Because this one also hasn't been done yet...for some reason. This has never really been my kind of music but it's a catchy song and there were stems so I couldn't say no. Actually most of this ended up being charted by GreenPanda, I did guitar and drums and reworked the keys a bit but Panda did an amazing job with everything else, especially those tricky vocals. Shout-out to Rocker for mixing the previously unmixed stems wonderfully.

 

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Collaborators:
oscarj08 - drums
Sideshow - setup, original conversions

 

This one had actually been on my radar for some time. It wasn't the first time I approached Sideshow requesting to collab with upgrading oscar's old drum charts and it was nice to work with them again. Thanks for letting me upgrade your chart! (also swing beats suck)

 

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Catchy Latin rock beat, crazy organ and guitar solos, and a crap ton of percussion...yep, it's a Santana song. But really, "my house is dark and my pots are cold"? What does that even mean? Is this the OG "women should be in the kitchen"?

 

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naginalJJ - bass

 

We've had a fair amount of DMB in Rock Band but somehow danced all around his biggest hit. Very sexual lyrics can be a bit off-putting when you're actively listening to them and realizing how "adult" this song is for a seemingly family-friendly tune but Dave's impressive voice and calm guitars build up to one of the best outros ever in one of the most beautiful hits of the 90s.

 

And drummers...I'm sorry.

 

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To start the kickoff for C3X I wanted to throw in something but being a bit burnt out and fried from getting C3G assembled I needed something that wouldn't take much work and this was the closest to done I had. It's simple but a fun warmup song to get all your band members ready to play for the night or if you want a easy song to cool down from your last prog metal setlist. Technically it's an instrumental but Kate and Cindy do some harmonies on what could be considered the equivalent of a chorus.

 

Thank you all as always for checking out my customs. C3X will keep me pretty busy but will result in this thread being updated a lot more. Stay tuned! :)


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#184 Bansheeflyer

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Posted January 5, 2019 - 06:37 AM

Hello all,

 

Another year, another C3X release, and another pack of some awesome hits from a stable hair metal band's opus magnum. Hysteria was released on 3 August 1987 and quickly became Def Leppard's best-selling album, selling over 25 million copies worldwide and spawning seven hit singles, two of which are seen below. The album charted at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart.

 

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FUGGNUTZ- Drums and bass

 

The sixth and final release from Hysteria, "Rocket" features a driving chorus, a powerful bass, and an extended breakdown with a tribal drum beat. Producer Mutt Lange used backmasking effects to feature the line "We're fighting with the gods of war" (from "Gods of War", also on Hysteria) sung backward throughout the track, omitted from the heavily edited single version. The words "Love" and "Bites" (from "Love Bites") are also used as a sonic effect midway throughout the song, in order to replicate the sounds of a rocket launch through musical samples.

 

 

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FUGGNUTZ- Drums and bass

 

The music video for the song was the second to feature Def Leppard in a live arena setting. On 12–13 February 1988, the band recorded two shows at the McNichols Arena here in Denver, Colorado for a future live film release. However, a month later, "Armageddon It" was set to be released as the sixth single off the popular Hysteria album and a promo video clip was urgently needed. From the band's end, there was hesitation to film another concept video. Although they were happy with the results for "Hysteria" and "Animal", they were very unsatisfied with the way "Pour Some Sugar on Me" had turned out for its concept. Therefore, an idea was pitched to quickly create a video edited from the Denver footage. It was another hit in the UK, reaching the Top 20. Months later, it was released in the United States and was even more successful, reaching the Top 3 (their fourth top 10 hit in the US).

 

Thank you all as always, and Happy New Year!

 

(also if you're wondering just where in the hell Ozzy is, don't worry, I have not forgotten)


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#185 Bansheeflyer

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Posted January 29, 2019 - 07:08 AM

Hello all!

 

For those of you who follow C3X (and if you are asking what that is, then what are you doing?! Go check it out!) you'll know that (most of) these songs originally released on Halloween of 2018 and were waiting on the two bonus tracks to be completed before adding them to my thread and the database. One was done rather quickly but the other was stuck in development hell because the lazy vocals author didn't want to chart it. Now finally it's here, one of the biggest albums of Ozzy's career is now, in its entirety, on Rock Band!

 

This album is a bit special to me because it was the first album I ever bought (well, technically there were two, I bought Ozzy's "Tribute" album at the same time). It was a pretty momentous occasion for me as it was the first step into being able to play my own music instead of being at the mercy of my mom's music tastes which happened to mainly consist of classical. I was instantly hooked and to this day it remains one of my favorite albums of all time.

 

 

 

As you metalheads out there are likely aware, "No More Tears" was written about the life of a serial killer. The opening track from the album follows the same theme with a creepy man known only by the name Mr. Tinkertrain who kidnaps children. As such this song is a bit discomforting so supervision is recommended. Oddly enough despite Ozzy's career and history his work tends to rarely have mature content and this song is the only one from the release that will carry the SR rating.

 

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DenVaktare - Partial Drums, G/B/D reductions & overdrive, misc

nsw1-6 - Guitar, Bass

 

This song was released as a promotional song in Britain and was nominated and won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1994. This was one of the six songs co-written by the late Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead (though only four made it to the final album). This song discusses living life as it is and not changing yourself for anyone.

 

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DenVaktare - D reductions & overdrive, misc

nsw1-6 - Guitar, Bass, G/B reductions

 

And now the second song (well, third, the second is DLC and I will be haunted by the Ghost of HMX Past and Ghost of Lawyer's Future if I make it) to be co-written by Lemmy features a power upbeat tempo and fun riffs. The "desire" is the rock and roll lifestyle, always pushing it to the limit.

 

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DenVaktare - G/B/D Reductions & overdrive, misc

ghostbyob - Drums

naginalJJ - Guitar, Bass

 

Next is a haunting track of nightmares (literally, that's what he's singing about) that is "S.I.N." What does it stand for, exactly? Who knows! It consists of a fast beat with the usual string riffs and a lot of sixteenth notes!

 

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Collaborators:

 

DenVaktare - G/B/D reductions & overdrive, misc

nsw1-6 - Guitar, Bass

 

Here is the last track on the album co-written by Lemmy regarding the life of rock and loving every minute of it. Noticing a pattern? This is the second-most successful single from the album (the other one involving ghosts and lawyers as mentioned above) and was the song that got me into Ozzy in the first place. Thanks, San Andreas!

 

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Collaborators:

 

DenVaktare - Guitar, Bass, Drums, G/B/D reductions & overdrive, misc

 

Now we take things back a few notches with this slow song about love and loss. It's a good break before you dive back into the daunting disco beats and crazy solos.

 

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Collaborators:

 

DenVaktare - G/B/D reductions & overdrive, misc

nsw1-6 - Guitar, Bass

 

And now the most theme-fitting song from Ozzy tonight, "Zombie Stomp"! Yet another song about Ozzy's eccentric lifestyle "Zombie Stomp" has a powerful bass line and fun solos.

 

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Collaborators:

 

DenVaktare - Drums, G/B/D reductions, misc

ghostbyob - Guitar, Bass

 

And for the last song of the night we have "A.V.H.", another cryptic acronym. Supposedly this stands for "Aston Villa Highway", referring to the football club in Ozzy's home town of Birmingham. The song has absolutely nothing to do with football in case you were wondering.

 

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Collaborators:

 

DenVaktare - Drums, G/B/D reductions & overdrive, misc

nsw1-6 - Guitar, Bass

 

In 1991 that was it. After "Road to Nowhere" was the faint hum of the stereo system until the album was swapped out. In 2002 a reissue was re-issued and brought two bonus tracks, the first of which is a track politely telling people to bloody well piss off and let Ozzy live his life.

 

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Collaborators:

 

DenVaktare - Drums, G/B/D reductions & overdrive, tempo map, misc

ghostbyob - Guitar, Bass

 

The second bonus track refers to Ozzy's..exotic lifestyle. It's fast-paced, full of energy, and has the signature Wylde guitar work.

 

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Collaborators:

 

DenVaktare - G/B/D reductions & overdrive, tempo map, misc

ghostbyob - Guitar, Bass, Drums

 

 

 

I would like to give a huge thank-you to DenVaktare, ghostbyob, naginalJJ, and nsw1-6 for making this project happen. Their invaluable charting skill is the reason the album has made it to Rock Band. Thank you for the time you made to rush this album to production. :)

 

On that note, happy playing!


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#186 WolfgangJT

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Posted February 5, 2019 - 02:01 AM

Man, grabbed several of these and the charting is great.  So much fun playing several other No More Tears songs I love of that album.  Thanks for these.  Much appreciated!!!



#187 Bansheeflyer

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Posted February 8, 2019 - 06:21 AM

Hey guys,

 

Just some quick updates to existing customs. Normally I don't make posts for these but one in particular has a pretty big change so I'll explain it here along with the other two songs.

 

Dave Matthews Band - Crash into Me: This one is the one with the major update. As you all know the drum chart is ludicrously difficult because the ever-talented Carter Beauford does one-handed rolls throughout the song with his unique open-handed style. In Rock Band, this is tricky enough, but part-way through the song Beauford adds in a ride cymbal, adding a ridiculous amount of difficulty to the chart and makes the song nearly impossible to complete, let alone FC. To make it less annoying and a tad bit more playable/fun, I created a version that omits the ride cymbal during drum rolls. This replaces the current version as the main 360 download. For those looking for an extra challenge with one-handed rolls, the original version, the RE (ride edition), can be found in the "other" download link. Both charts have some small drum fixes outside of the ride cymbal as well.

 

Smash Mouth - I'm a Believer: Removed special characters from the beginning of all HARM1 phrases.

 

The B-52's - Follow Your Bliss: Reworked bass for better accuracy and note pitching.

 

Feedback is always welcome, I can only improve my charting process! Thank you all for playing my customs! It really means a lot to me.


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#188 Bansheeflyer

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Posted March 1, 2019 - 09:39 PM

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The full version of the song is 7:07 but let's face it, you only know and like the 3:33 radio edit. This came out during a time when club mixes were widely popular and basic but lengthy electronic music was all the rage. The full version was meh, the radio edit was decent, and the acoustic version was...actually pretty good. i'd highly recommend giving it a listen. But for now, here's the hit you've been waiting for since middle school!


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#189 Bansheeflyer

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Posted March 17, 2019 - 06:11 PM

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For those of you who are only familiar with the singles off this album, "Beer Goggles" is less of the slow, psychedelic "Walkin' On the Sun" and more of the fast-paced ska-like "Why Can't We Be Friends". The lyrics are silly, the guitar is fast, and the vocals are tricky but overall the excellent party song you come to expect from Smash Mouth. Just make sure your keyboardist is doubling on vocals, there's not much for them to do otherwise!


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#190 Bansheeflyer

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Posted March 22, 2019 - 10:35 PM

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In the late 1970s, punk and post-punk were huge aspects of British music.  Among these was songwriter Gary Webb (later to be known as Gary Numan).  Originally Numan was attempting to assert himself as a punk artist, but when he stumbled upon a Minimoog synthesizer that had been left in the studio.  From there, the rest is history. 

 

The loose concept album was written in the same vein as much of the dystopian sci-fi novels of the time, primarily those written by Philip K. Dick.  Along with Numan's "robotic" stature from his nervousness in live performances, the themes gave Numan his signature "android" persona.  "Are 'Friends' Electric?" was a surprise hit and pushed the album to No. 1 in the UK charts in July 1979 and was certified Gold by the BPI. 

 

Tubeway Army wasn't a long-living or largely successful band outside of this single.  Shortly after Replicas released in 1979 Numan opted to humbly rename the band after himself, which seemed apt since he was the sole contributor for the majority of the songwriting credits.  Retaining the same band members, Numan released The Pleasure Principle the same year as the first album under his name.

 

Yes drummers, it's not a disco beat, trust me.

 

Enjoy!


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