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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:56 pm

Dangerblade wrote:Yeah you switched between lanes like Amplitude. It was alright for what it was but not a patch on other bemani-style games.

Eh I got rid of the drums and guitar some years back due to space issues. The last time I played I think was NYE 2012 with my folks. I kind of hit a wall with the guitar, stuck in that "most hard songs are too easy, most expert songs are too hard" chasm, could never really play the drums due to the noise they made and vocals...no :lol:

I might get back into it one day, never say never, but it'd take something pretty special for RB5 (if it ever comes)

I don't think they'll ever be a Rock Band 5 sadly. Rock Band 4 brought the game and its DLC to the new consoles and hopefully if Microsoft and Sony can keep games and controllers running on future consoles then Rock Band 4 should live on in to the future.

if you ever see the game or guitar going cheap and take the plunge all of your old DLC is ready to download and go

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The new blood are pretty good, eh? My own IRL band had a recent personnel change too, this is all very surreal.

The team smashed it this week :datass: top 5%. I better make some effort and put in some plays tonight before you kick me out for being idle.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Buffalo » Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:57 pm

How do you know it’s me that keeps booting people out? :lol:

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:01 pm

Because you admitted to the first slaughter and I figured it was you who did the others :lol:

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Saigon Slick » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:21 pm

Is that why Wrathy got booted out of the crew? :lol:

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:44 pm

Was that Queen thingy? Because she (?) was a victim too

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by Buffalo » Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:00 am

That’s showbusiness for you.

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by Saigon Slick » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:20 am

Yeah, that's right BID0, I think that was her.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:27 am

Rival's Challenge - Season 3: Week 2


Spotlights:
  • Queen - Killer Queen (DLC, October 20th 2009. Single also included in the "Queen Pack 01" and "Queen RB3 Enhanced Pack" packs)
  • Rush - A Passage to Bangkok (Rock Band 4 disc song)
  • Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (this weeks DLC, also free for owners of the "Season 3 Spotlight Pass")

Playing songs from the 70s count towards this weeks challenge.





DLC 02/11/2017: Solid '70s Pack 02!
There’s more to the ‘70s than just disco music. We’re bringing revolutionary songs this week that are hard rock, punk, and funk!

Named the 45th Best Hard Rock Song of All Time by VH1, “Slow Ride” is a single by British rock band Foghat. Drums open the song with pulsing hits on the offbeat, then the guitar kicks in with a distorted blues riff. The electric slide technique coupled with the tone of the lead vocals gives this song true grit. This song isn’t a slow ride by any means, it alternates between verses, chorus and powerful instrumental breaks with a ton of action in-between. The guitar and bass fly through the song with fills and accents when they can, with an eventual duet and the drums switch between several patterns from a rock beat to a back beat pattern and more.

Another style of rock music that exploded in the 1970s was punk rock and Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Marky Ramone were at the epicenter. “I Wanna Be Sedated” is a single from Ramones’ fourth studio album Road to Ruin, one of their best known songs and a Rock Band favorite. Rolling Stone named it one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and NPR included it in the "NPR 100”, a list to determine the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. The song has been used in countless films and television shows, and has been covered by dozens of established artists as well as the countless up-and-coming garage rockers. The fast rhythm changes create the bop feeling to the song that’s so much fun to play.

Shifting to an incredible song from Wild Cherry, “Play That Funky Music” was released in 1976 where it immediately went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Soul Singles chart as well as topping the charts globally. Its popularity is no surprise, being a textbook funk and party song - as soon as the main guitar riff drops, you know you get pumped. This song will prove just as much fun to play as it is to dance to. Between the syncopated guitar parts and main riff, the rhythm section stays locked in a tight groove while the vocal part does its thing over the verse. Everyone can jump in on vocals and belt out the chorus.

Solid ‘70s Pack 02 will be available for £4.39. Songs can be purchased individually for £1.59 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 3 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for £10.79.

  • Foghat - "Slow Ride"
  • Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated" (Rewind - Part of the RB3 Disc Export)
  • Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 3 Spotlight Pass)


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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:50 am

Rush play... Rush (Tom Sawyer: Rock Band 1)







Queen DLC packs featuring this weeks Spotlight challenge track
    Queen Pack 01 (Works with Rock Band, Rock Band 2, LEGO Rock Band and Rock Band 3. Also works in Rock Band 4 and gains the features of the "RB3 Enhanced Pack")
  • Another One Bites the Dust
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Fat Bottomed Girls
  • I Want It All
  • I Want to Break Free
  • Killer Queen
  • One Vision
  • Somebody to Love
  • Tie Your Mother Down
  • Under Pressure (feat. David Bowie)

    Queen RB3 Enhanced Pack (360/PS3 only - includes keys and harmonies while "Queen Pack 01" versions do not. Works with Rock Band 3 and Rock Band 4)
  • I Want It All (RB3 Version)
  • I Want to Break Free (RB3 Version)
  • Killer Queen (RB3 Version)
  • One Vision (RB3 Version)
  • Somebody to Love (RB3 Version)
  • Under Pressure (feat. David Bowie) (RB3 Version)

Buy the 360 versions if you want to use them on the older Rock Band games as well as Rock Band 4 on the Xbox 1 - buying the Rock Band 4 version only entitles you to the Xbox 1 version of the DLC. PS3/PS4 do not have this limitation and work on both platforms.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Saigon Slick » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:16 am

Oh strawberry float

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to the Future: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:06 pm

Free song next week


(not sure if this is the track, but this is the kind of thing it'll be)




Plus those two already announced 80s tracks
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Bad Reputation (Rewind - Part of the Rock Band 2 Disc Export)
  • Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun

Violent Femmes likely being the Spotlight track

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by BID0 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:00 pm

Rival's Challenge - Season 3: Week 3


The tiger artwork from RB2 :wub: they need to bring all that art back :(

Spotlights:
  • Billy Joel - I Go to Extremes (DLC, March 22nd 2011. Single also included in the "Billy Joel Piano Challenge" pack)
  • Scandal - The Warrior (Rock Band 4 disc song)
  • Violent Femmes - Blister in the Sun (this weeks DLC, also free for owners of the "Season 3 Spotlight Pass")

Playing songs from the 80s count towards this weeks challenge.






DLC 09/11/2017
Embrace everything '80s this week with two great rock songs from Joan Jett and Violent Femmes!

Joan Jett released "Bad Reputation" as the opening track on her self-titled 1980 studio album. In the song, Jett reacts to her tough personal experience with the music industry at the time, which is further narrated in the music video. "Bad Reputation" has become one of Jett’s best-known songs and has been featured in groundbreaking scenes from television shows and films. The power and confidence in this song has allowed many to connect and identify with Jett and her D.I.Y. spirit. Just like in Rock Band 2, drums will be the toughest, as they they switch up beats throughout the song while keeping the tempo fast and peppy. The guitar and bass will also need to keep up the speed with the fast chord and rhythm changes but they do get some breaks between Jett's vocal part, which also proves to be a challenge between the eighth note phrasing and key change.

Switching gears we turn to a band that defies genres - Violent Femmes, who released their single “Blister In The Sun” on their self-titled debut album in 1983. The album received substantial airplay on college and early alternative radio and eventually went platinum. “Blister In The Sun” opens with the famous bass riff that is also the main vocal and guitar melody of the song; accompanied by snare hits that probably everyone claps together with right on cue. The song structure alternates between verse and chorus with an instrumental break, where each part gets their mini solo, right before the last chorus and outro. Although it may sound like a breezy folk song, the driving main riff during the verses will keep your hands moving and the guitar and bass parts during the choruses are constantly moving as well.

Solid ‘70s Pack 02 will be available for £4.39. Songs can be purchased individually for £1.59 each. The Rock Band Rivals Season 3 Spotlight Pass can be purchased for £10.79.

  • Foghat - "Slow Ride"
  • Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation" (Rewind - Part of the RB2 Disc Export)
  • Violent Femmes - "Blister In The Sun" (Part of the Rock Band Rivals Season 3 Spotlight Pass)


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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to Vice City: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by BID0 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:07 pm

Build your own... Vice City Playlist
It's 80s week, and I've got us tickets back to Vice City.



(I've separated the songs by Radio Station in case you only want the new wave, or rock stations etc :toot: I've also added the year they were released as not all below will give out weekly Rivals XP this week as they're not 80s songs.)

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

    Emotion 98.3
  • 1981 Foreigner - Waiting For A Girl Like You (DLC)
  • 1981 Squeeze - Tempted (DLC)
  • 1980 REO Speedwagon - Keep On Loving You (DLC)
  • 1986 Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms (DLC)
  • 1982 Toto - Africa (DLC)
  • 1983 Night Ranger - Sister Christian (RB3 Disc Export Only)
    Flash FM
  • 1983 Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart (DLC)
    V-Rock
  • 1984 Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock (DLC)
  • 1985 The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary (DLC)
  • 1983 Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon (DLC)
  • 1984 Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight (DLC)
  • 1981 Loverboy - Working For The Weekend (DLC)
  • 1985 Megadeth - Peace Sells (RB2 Disc Export Only)
  • 1987 Anthrax - Madhouse (DLC)
  • 1986 Slayer - Raining Blood (DLC)
  • 1982 Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin' (DLC)
    Wave 103
  • 1982 A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away) (DLC)
  • 1982 The Psychedelic Furs - Love My Way (DLC)
  • 1984 Animotion - Obsession (DLC)
  • Kim Wilde - Kids In America (RB2 Disc Export Only: The Muffs version - 1995)



Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

    Emotion 98.3
  • 1984 Foreigner – I Want To Know What Love Is (DLC)
  • 1984 Pat Benatar - We Belong (DLC)
    Flash FM
  • 1984 Scandal - The Warrior (RB4 Disc)
  • 1983 Pat Benatar - Love Is A Battlefield (DLC)
  • Talk Talk – It's My Life (DLC: No Doubt version - 2003)
    V-Rock
  • 1983 Dio - Holy Diver (DLC)
  • 1975 Ted Nugent - Stranglehold (DLC)
  • 1984 Ratt - Round And Round (RB2 Disc Export Only)
  • 1982 Judas Priest - The Hellion/Electric Eye (DLC)
  • 1983 Quiet Riot – Metal Health (Bang Your Head) (DLC)
    The Wave 103
  • 1978 Blondie – Heart Of Glass (RB3 Disc Export Only)
  • 1984 Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Relax (DLC)
  • 1983 New Order – Blue Monday (DLC)

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to Vice City: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Saigon Slick » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:13 pm

Did you do that yourself? Impressive!

I have most of them already, as chance would have it. Alas, didn't get on at all last week but hopefully will get a bit of work done on the spotlights this week.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to Vice City: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Buffalo » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:19 pm

Waaaaait a minute, Owner of a Lonely Heart is in Rock Band?! Get in.

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by BID0 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:06 pm

Corazon de Leon wrote:Did you do that yourself? Impressive!

I have most of them already, as chance would have it. Alas, didn't get on at all last week but hopefully will get a bit of work done on the spotlights this week.

I did! I had it done for the 80s week a year ago but forgot to post it :fp: but we have had a few more songs since!

I haven't got that Billy Joel song, why did they pick that of all the 80s songs they have to choose from :fp:

Buffalo wrote:Waaaaait a minute, Owner of a Lonely Heart is in Rock Band?! Get in.

They did back in the RB3/360 days! I think it was a while after RB3 when a few people had stopped playing. Get the 360 version if you do so you get access to the keyboard track on RB3. I think it's part of a pack but it features their prog rock stuff which is 100 miles away from this particular track

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to Vice City: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by TigaSefi » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:40 am

Heart of Glass? That didn’t show up! Only rapture and call me.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to Vice City: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by myrrh heat than light » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:49 am

RB4 with Legacy Adaptor is currently £19.99 at Game.

https://www.game.co.uk/en/m/rock-band-4 ... one-750090

jawafour wrote:You definitely have the biggest one, mhtl - it's strawberry-floatin' massive!
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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to Vice City: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Saigon Slick » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:43 am

TigaSefi wrote:Heart of Glass? That didn’t show up! Only rapture and call me.


Think Heart of Glass came out in 1978, hence it not showing up. It was in VCS though.

Owner of a Lonely Heart is beast, not sure if I have it yet but will need to sort that if I don't.

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PostRe: The Rock Band Thread II - Back to Vice City: 10 Years of Rock Band [PS4/X1/Rift]
by Frank » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:56 am

Only real day off this week so I thought I’d stick Rock Band on and put some XP in.

It’s got a 7.9GB update. What the hell is that for? Why didn’t it at least start downloading it yesterday while I was mucking about on Battlefront? :fp:

Thi update obsession has ruined the one thing console gaming had going for it.

Reading the patch notes there’s absolutely no reason why it’s 7.9GB. It’s a larger update than the entire flaming game install takes up.

EDIT: Has my xbox just decided to download the entire game again or was it really supposed to be that big? #filth

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