C3X WORLD TOUR: WEEK ONE
Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome to the stage:
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Authored by Farottone
- Guitar by or (based on charts by) OscarJ08 except for
- Guitar for Tell Me What You See by Ollie
- Additional work and help by Sideshow
The Beatles "Help" (Complete Album, some tracks previously available)
As 1965 began, the Beatles obviously weren't going away, but being pop's aristocracy didn't necessarily make you pop's leading edge. The kids were coming up from behind. The Animals could claim a no. 1, the Stones had two. So did London's Kinks, and if the Who didn't it was only because their routines were too extreme.
Though they'd been intermittent experimenters from the start, Help! is where the Beatles' interest in sound and arrangement really started to flower: the percussion on "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" and the weary woodwind on "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away". "You're Gonna Lose That Girl" compares beauty to venom-- its words an explicit threat, its harmonies an example of the seemingly effortless loveliness that makes people go gooey and mystical when the Beatles are mentioned. Help! is almost the last twitch of the Beatles as a working, gigging beat group.
Now taking the stage, our supporting acts!
Bring Me The Horizon "3 - Pack" by RealCheese
C3X Author RealCheese writes from the heart:
"I'm kind of surprised that these songs (especially Can You Feel My Heart) hadn't been authored yet, but I'm glad I was the one to do it because I had a lot of fun with them. More fun than any other chart I've made since I've returned to this nice little community. These three songs fill out the 4 must-have tracks from what I think is Bring Me the Horizon's only good album. The songs all compliment each other and everything feels like it was placed oh-so-right. The fourth song that I mentioned can be found here (http://customscreato...ow-moses-r15395) and I think that this author did a really good job with that song. So, if you like Bring Me the Horizon (whether you're a fan of their newest album *gags* or the albums preceding this one *vomits*) these three songs and the album they come from take all the best things from the rest of their discography, remove the bad, and leave the best music this band has currently written and will potentially be the best songs they will ever write."
New and Old Waves (4-Pack) by TheSheepQueen
Metronomy "The Look"
TSQ says "The Look probably is Metronomy's most known hit. Recognisable by its keyboard sounds, you are definitely going to love
the riff and the outro solo! The guitar is fairly easy, just being about chords, and bass is simple yet fun to play.
The drums are a very particular case of songs only having one kick drum per measure when you would expect it to go
"boom bang boom bang". The vocals stay solo for most of the song until the song until the second chorus where some
harmonies join in, but don't be fooled, those high notes are not that easy to reach!"
Authored by Bansheeflyer
Authored by Rocker1999
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
Israel Kamakawiwoʻole's groundbreaking 1993 release, Facing Future, with its blend of traditional Hawaiian folk, and fantastic cover songs, it’s not hard to see why it’s the best selling album of all time in Hawaii. Unfortunately, "Iz" would meet his untimely death just a few short years after the release of this album, but his music will always live on and help capture that special feeling one can only get while walking along a white sandy beach in Hawaii.
Recorded in Honolulu in 1988, Israel called the recording studio at 3:00 AM. He was given 15 minutes to arrive by producer Milan Bertosa: ″.. in walks the largest human being I had seen in my life. Israel was probably like 500 pounds. And the first thing at hand is to find something for him to sit on." The building security found Israel a large steel chair. "Then I put up some microphones, do a quick sound check, roll tape, and the first thing he does is 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' He played and sang, one take, and it was over."
Authored by GreenPanda12
Authored by FUGGNUTZ
Ryn Weaver "OctaHate"
In 2014 it seemed reasonable to believe we were coming into a new age where pop stars (especially female ones) could be taken seriously, rather than considered witless dupes of corporate machines. It was a great time for Ryn Weaver to release her first single, "OctaHate", which has racked up millions of plays and even crossed over onto some of Billboard’s edgier charts since first appearing on SoundCloud in 2013. Charli XCX (who co-wrote it) gave the song a boost but its success rests on Weaver’s ability to deliver a convincingly growly performance on the Beyoncé-esque verses, and give soaring wings to the surprisingly head-bangable EDM-metal chorus.
David Bowie "Heroes" (Studio Version)
Yaniv writes "How can you begin to describe a classic like “Heroes”? For all of Bowie’s amazing works, this is the one that always stood out for me. The title track of his 1977’s album, written and recorded in Berlin, “Heroes” is an epic, emotional masterpiece about a (possibly gay) love story, with the Berlin Wall standing between the two lovers. It is groundbreaking and genius in almost every way – from Tony Visconti’s extremely creative production, Brian Eno’s synthesizers and effects, to Robert Fripp’s unique use of guitar feedback, and Bowie’s himself gave one of the best vocal performances of his lifetime.
Since his release, “Heroes” was widely regarded as Bowie’s best work, or close to it. It made countless ‘best songs ever’ lists, used in lots of movies and TV shows, covered by countless artists (from Coldplay to Depeche Mode, to King Crimson and Motorhead), it’s been adopted by Bowie’s himself as a staple of his live shows, usually as the set closer, and it’s currently Bowie’s most streamed song on Spotify – ahead of his many other hits. It’s been a staple of popular music ever since the song was released.
A pretty-weird cover version of “Heroes” (or actually, the single cut of the song) was released as early RB1 DLC, but now you finally get to play the original, full song, in all it’s 6-minutes epic glory, and join Bowie himself in delivering those classic lines. All instruments are varied and fun to play, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy playing this absolutely classic tune in his original and best version."
Authored by Oddbrother
Bob Seger "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man"
Long before his days as a staple of FM radio, Bob Seger was a relative unknown plugging away in the same 1960s Detroit rock scene that gave birth to the Stooges, the MC5 and Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels. The garage-rock classic "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" is the first song that got him any national attention, landing at Number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100. A very young Glenn Frey sings background vocals on the song. He was in talks to join Seger's band, but when Frey's mom caught him with a joint, she pulled the plug on his musical dreams. It would be seven long years before Seger scored another national hit, and during that time, it seemed like he'd only be remembered for "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man."
Creedence Clearwater Revival "The Midnight Special"
Creedence Clearwater Revival was a churning out hit song after hit song during the late sixties to the early seventies. Singer and lead guitarist John Fogerty himself said "We try to fill our albums with as many hits as possible," and he wasn't kidding. Willy and the Poor Boys can be seen as an argument FOR filler tracks on albums. Every single one of the ten tracks is strong enough to be a hit single, but obviously some of them ended up being overlooked. Originally written by Leadbelly, "The Midnight Special" was transformed into a classic CCR song still retains what made the original strong. John Fogerty overdubbed his vocals several times to create a chorus sound that greatly adds to the tracks.
Authored by MrPrezident
Tom Petty "Breakdown"
“We were passionate kids,” Petty said, describing his band’s mood during the recording of “Breakdown.” Petty came up with the slinky, eerily spare R&B-influenced song while taking a late-night break at Hollywood’s Shelter Studios during sessions for his first album. “It was one or two in the morning, and I called the Heartbreakers and had them all come back,” he recalled. “They had all gone home. They came back at two or three in the morning, and we cut the song.” The track originally went on for more than seven minutes, but it was eventually shortened to less than half that length when it was released as Petty and the Heartbreakers’ debut single. Driven by a drum track that was inspired by the clipped, anticipatory beat on the Beatles’ 1963 song “All I’ve Got to Do,” and featuring one of Mike Campbell’s most memorable guitar licks, it just made the Top 40. As Petty proudly said later, “It’s really a perfect little record, isn’t it?”
Thanks to all the participating authors, to all c3 custom authors and to you, the audience for joining us here for the big kickoff!
The World Tour has begun.
In the words of the great Nemo - See you next week!