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July 4, 2013 - America! (F*** yeah!) The Beach Boys! (F*** yeah!) Rammstein! (F*** yeah!) + more


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#1 espher

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:08 PM

Damn that character limit.

Blog post: July 4, 2013 - July 4, 2013 – A Slice of Americana 7-pack and 14 RBHP upgrades! FREEDOM! EAGLES! ‘MURICA!

Use this thread to provide feedback on any of the following songs:
  • America - “A Horse With No Name” (farottone)
  • The Beach Boys – “Surfin’ U.S.A.” (farottone) X
  • The Presidents of the United States of America – “Peaches” (Nyxyxylyth) X
  • Rammstein – “Amerika” (C3 multi-author collaboration!) X
  • Steve Ouimette – “The Star-Spangled Banner” (Neversoft and TrojanNemo) M
  • Supertramp – “Breakfast in America” (farottone) X
  • Team America – “America, Fuck Yeah” (pksage) X

(X denotes pro guitar/bass, M denotes multi-track)

Plus fourteen (loosely) holiday-themed upgrades from the Rock Band: Harmonies Project!

Please use this thread for feedback and general discussion. If you want to report a bug or other issue with these songs, visit the C3 Bug Tracker.

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#2 espher

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:09 PM

P.S. If the topic title is problematic for anyone for NSFW-related reasons or anything let me know and I can certainly change it.

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:11 PM

Holy crap all I can say is HELL YEAH and hard nipples!

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:32 PM

This is one of my favorite weeks by you guys by far, but I gotta ask... Why didn't you use the Breakfast in America album cover?

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:38 PM

This is one of my favorite weeks by you guys by far, but I gotta ask... Why didn't you use the Breakfast in America album cover?


I'm gonna have to take the fifth on that. :D

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:55 PM

Outstanding collection of songs that perfectly suit the holiday theme! I knew there was a theme pack coming this week, but I expected to be a little disappointed (based on some other theme DLC from Harmonix in the past), but you guys nailed it. Thank you so much for the hard work!

Cannot wait to sing Team America, Horse with no Name & Supertramp. My friend should be excited for Peaches and the RBHP PotUSA harmonies as he's been waiting for more PotUSA for a while.

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Forgot to ask. On Surfin' USA were any changes made to the song from the previous non C3 release other than the addition of PROGB? My friends and I have always had trouble hitting those previously released Beach Boys songs on vocals and am wondering if any tweaks were made. Or maybe we just suck at singing Beach Boys... Could go either way.
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#8 OsagaTheGreat

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 02:59 PM

Man, I am SO glad I decided to get in to customs! This week is awesome! Almost all of these songs have been staples of my RB4 dream setlists!

This is one of my favorite weeks by you guys by far, but I gotta ask... Why didn't you use the Breakfast in America album cover?


Yeah, that seemed strange to me too. Also, the same comment can be applied to Peaches.

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 03:06 PM

Album art discussion/debate was had and I can assure you the argument was put forth to legitimize the selections.

There are methods to adjust it to taste (or to switch it to match the rest of the album, in Peaches' case) if you are so inclined.

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 03:07 PM

Album art discussion/debate was had and I can assure you the argument was put forth to legitimize the selections.

There are methods to adjust it to taste (or to switch it to match the rest of the album, in Peaches' case) if you are so inclined.


Oh? How?

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 03:12 PM

Oh? How?


You can crack open the custom using Le Fluffie C3 (Windows only, I know, I know) and adjust the songs.dta file plus replace the album art (one of Nemo's apps I think has an album art replacer, and it might be Le Fluffie, but I can't remember and can't check right now). In the case of the PotUSA song, you can just rip the album art file from one of the DLC tracks and replace the one in this package with it.

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#12 Farottone

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 03:17 PM

Forgot to ask. On Surfin' USA were any changes made to the song from the previous non C3 release other than the addition of PROGB? My friends and I have always had trouble hitting those previously released Beach Boys songs on vocals and am wondering if any tweaks were made. Or maybe we just suck at singing Beach Boys... Could go either way.


Yes. First of all, though, it has proper pro keys with a super rad solo. SUPER RAD I SAID! :D Also, since I was extremely inexperienced at vocals and since The Beach Boys are impossibly difficult to fit in a 3 harmony configuration, not all songs, as you noticed, were perfect (let's just stick to that...). So, yes, it was tweaked, however I have to say the main line was actually pretty good compared to what I remembered. And HARM2 and 3 were not bad either. In general though the song is now cleaner, more precise and more consistent (and there was a glaring error in 2 HARM1 phrases). If you don't get tangled up in that word jumble composed by all the most improbable names ever (Waimea Bay and La Jolla are just awesome), you should 100% this every single time. ;)

#13 Hetz

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 03:27 PM

Another awesome week!

Hope there is more Supertramp on the way.... :)

#14 OsagaTheGreat

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 03:43 PM

Oh? How?


You can crack open the custom using Le Fluffie C3 (Windows only, I know, I know) and adjust the songs.dta file plus replace the album art (one of Nemo's apps I think has an album art replacer, and it might be Le Fluffie, but I can't remember and can't check right now). In the case of the PotUSA song, you can just rip the album art file from one of the DLC tracks and replace the one in this package with it.



Windows only? Awwwwwwwwww :(

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 04:19 PM

SUPERTRAMP YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#16 TylerFG

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 04:25 PM

The Supertramp song is from the wrong album. Breakfast in America is actually the title track of the album.

#17 RyanHYK

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 04:41 PM

This is one of my favorite weeks by you guys by far, but I gotta ask... Why didn't you use the Breakfast in America album cover?


I'm gonna have to take the fifth on that. :D

With a post like that, I have no doubt that Farottone's got something legendary in mind.
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Posted July 4, 2013 - 04:59 PM

With a post like that, I have no doubt that Farottone's got something legendary in mind.


I agree. It blows my mind that people think we can create a website, a database, several programs, weekly videos (with half-decent effects and editing if I can toot my own horn), put out new songs every week and constantly revolutionize the customs scene...but somehow, can't figure out proper album art on our own :what:

I would say people should have patience, but last time I said that someone thought I was confirming a GnR song!

#19 Sideshow

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 07:13 PM

A tear almost came to my eye when I saw Team America in the update. You guys really hit it out of the park this week. :excited:

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Posted July 4, 2013 - 10:15 PM

This is the first week where I downloaded everything, and its awesome!

but even on weeks where there is nothing for me, I am glad you guys keep RB alive :D

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