Posted by Master_Prophet (73 posts) -

So Rock Band 3 is out, and it's taken over my life...as expected.  With that said, I've compiled a list of what I feel are the top ten artists that should be in this game, and why it's a shame that they aren't.  You can agree or disagree, but remember this is my opinion: 
 
1. CKY - CKY has been my second favorite band of all time for nearly ten years now.  Ever since I heard "96 Quite Bitter Beings" during my middle school years, I've been hooked on the intense guitar riffs and the CKY sound.  No other band sounds like this band, and that's what makes them one of the best.  There's a multitude of songs to choose from here, and while I would recommend any CKY songs, the musts are pretty obvious: "96 Quite Bitter Beings" , "Rio Bravo", "Flesh Into Gear", "Escape From Hellview", and "Disengage the Simulator" are all musts. 
 
2. Alkaline Trio: Arguably another one of the great punk bands that hasn't seen the light of day in any music game yet, Alkaline Trio has been pumping out quality music for almost fifteen years now. While I'm not a fan of 2008's "Agony & Irony", litterally any song from any other album would be tremendous.  Some musts are: "Private Eye", "Southern Rock", "'97", "We've Had Enough", "This Addiction", "Stupid Kid", and "Donner Party (All Night)".  
 
3. U2: Seriously?  I can't believe we've had this many music games in five years, and no one has touched the U2 discography.  While their music in the 90's is questionable at best, their early work is some of the best music you can ever hear, and anything would be welcome from them.  Musts would be: "With or Without You", "Beautiful Day", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Where The Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me", and "One". 
 
4.Thursday: Two words: "Full Collapse".  One of the greatest albums of all time (in my opinion, I can't stress that enough here), I'd really like to see any Thursday, but especially anything off that epic album.  Thursday is one of the first screamo bands that I heard, and turned me on to the genre.  Musts: "Cross Out The Eyes", "A Hole In The World", "Understanding In a Car Crash", "War All The Time", "Signals Over The Air", and "Counting 5-4-3-2-1" 
 
5. Further Seems Forever: Also known as the band that started Chris Carabba's career, FSF is one of the better and more talented indie bands from the past ten years.  With the announment of their recent reunion tour, I'd like to see some great songs here added in.  Musts are: "The Moon Is Down", "Madison Prep", "How to Start a Fire", "Pride War", "Light Up Ahead", "Like Someone You Know", and "Justice Prevails". 
 
6. Something Corporate & Jack's Mannequin: Andrew McMahon is a genius.  I put both his bands in one pick because they are both just simply amazing.  And now that Rock Band has the keyboard ability, it would get quite a good work out.  Songs that are musts include: "Space", "If U C Jordan", "Watch the Sky!", "Only Ashes", "I Woke Up In A Car", "The Mixed Tape", and "I'm Ready". 
 
7. Boys Night Out: One of the few Canadian Rock Bands I enjoy, Boys Night Out are currently on a hiatus, but that doesn't mean there's quite a few good songs to choose from here that would make great screamo/metal choices: "The Only Honest Love Song", "A Torrid Love Affair", "Composing", "Medicating", "Up With Me", and "Sketch Artist Composite". 
 
8. Ac/Dc: Yes I know, we have the live track pack...but since I never got one of those codes I'm not counting that.  I want real, master track's of Ac/Dc songs.  Musts are: "Sin City", "Back in Black", "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)", "T.N.T.", "Highway to Hell", "Lets Get It Up", and "Shoot to Thrill".  
 
9. Bayside: Bayside has been rocking for a few years here, and there's a few good quality tunes that I'd love to hear.  Some good guitar solo work too: "Devotion and Desire", "A Call to Arms", "Masterpiece", "The Ghost of St. Valentine", and "The Walking Wounded". 
 
10. Horse The Band and Arsonists Get All The Girls: I put both these bands together because they are Nintendocore.  They use 8-bit keyboards, which is incredibly awesome.  Some good tunes I'd like to see are: "The Failure of All Things", "Cutsman", "The 42nd Ego" and "Save The Castle, Screw the Princess".  
 
So there are my ten hopefulls...what are yours?

#1 Posted by Master_Prophet (73 posts) -

So Rock Band 3 is out, and it's taken over my life...as expected.  With that said, I've compiled a list of what I feel are the top ten artists that should be in this game, and why it's a shame that they aren't.  You can agree or disagree, but remember this is my opinion: 
 
1. CKY - CKY has been my second favorite band of all time for nearly ten years now.  Ever since I heard "96 Quite Bitter Beings" during my middle school years, I've been hooked on the intense guitar riffs and the CKY sound.  No other band sounds like this band, and that's what makes them one of the best.  There's a multitude of songs to choose from here, and while I would recommend any CKY songs, the musts are pretty obvious: "96 Quite Bitter Beings" , "Rio Bravo", "Flesh Into Gear", "Escape From Hellview", and "Disengage the Simulator" are all musts. 
 
2. Alkaline Trio: Arguably another one of the great punk bands that hasn't seen the light of day in any music game yet, Alkaline Trio has been pumping out quality music for almost fifteen years now. While I'm not a fan of 2008's "Agony & Irony", litterally any song from any other album would be tremendous.  Some musts are: "Private Eye", "Southern Rock", "'97", "We've Had Enough", "This Addiction", "Stupid Kid", and "Donner Party (All Night)".  
 
3. U2: Seriously?  I can't believe we've had this many music games in five years, and no one has touched the U2 discography.  While their music in the 90's is questionable at best, their early work is some of the best music you can ever hear, and anything would be welcome from them.  Musts would be: "With or Without You", "Beautiful Day", "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Where The Streets Have No Name", "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me", and "One". 
 
4.Thursday: Two words: "Full Collapse".  One of the greatest albums of all time (in my opinion, I can't stress that enough here), I'd really like to see any Thursday, but especially anything off that epic album.  Thursday is one of the first screamo bands that I heard, and turned me on to the genre.  Musts: "Cross Out The Eyes", "A Hole In The World", "Understanding In a Car Crash", "War All The Time", "Signals Over The Air", and "Counting 5-4-3-2-1" 
 
5. Further Seems Forever: Also known as the band that started Chris Carabba's career, FSF is one of the better and more talented indie bands from the past ten years.  With the announment of their recent reunion tour, I'd like to see some great songs here added in.  Musts are: "The Moon Is Down", "Madison Prep", "How to Start a Fire", "Pride War", "Light Up Ahead", "Like Someone You Know", and "Justice Prevails". 
 
6. Something Corporate & Jack's Mannequin: Andrew McMahon is a genius.  I put both his bands in one pick because they are both just simply amazing.  And now that Rock Band has the keyboard ability, it would get quite a good work out.  Songs that are musts include: "Space", "If U C Jordan", "Watch the Sky!", "Only Ashes", "I Woke Up In A Car", "The Mixed Tape", and "I'm Ready". 
 
7. Boys Night Out: One of the few Canadian Rock Bands I enjoy, Boys Night Out are currently on a hiatus, but that doesn't mean there's quite a few good songs to choose from here that would make great screamo/metal choices: "The Only Honest Love Song", "A Torrid Love Affair", "Composing", "Medicating", "Up With Me", and "Sketch Artist Composite". 
 
8. Ac/Dc: Yes I know, we have the live track pack...but since I never got one of those codes I'm not counting that.  I want real, master track's of Ac/Dc songs.  Musts are: "Sin City", "Back in Black", "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)", "T.N.T.", "Highway to Hell", "Lets Get It Up", and "Shoot to Thrill".  
 
9. Bayside: Bayside has been rocking for a few years here, and there's a few good quality tunes that I'd love to hear.  Some good guitar solo work too: "Devotion and Desire", "A Call to Arms", "Masterpiece", "The Ghost of St. Valentine", and "The Walking Wounded". 
 
10. Horse The Band and Arsonists Get All The Girls: I put both these bands together because they are Nintendocore.  They use 8-bit keyboards, which is incredibly awesome.  Some good tunes I'd like to see are: "The Failure of All Things", "Cutsman", "The 42nd Ego" and "Save The Castle, Screw the Princess".  
 
So there are my ten hopefulls...what are yours?

#2 Posted by Themanohall (397 posts) -

I can't give you 10, but I'll give you 3. 
 
Pink Floyd- I'm pretty sure they've said they aren't doing it, but a man can still hope. 
 
Supertramp- I feel the same way about Supertramp that you do about U2. Seriously, they have a ton of iconic songs that are easy to sing along to and would fit in great with the Rock Band format, especially now with the keyboard.  
 
Liquid Tension Experiment- Despite the lack of singing, I think the sheer godliness of the instruments is enough to warrant at least a song or two.

#3 Posted by Heartagram (1182 posts) -

Mine used to be HIM. Then it was The Doors. Not really sure who I would say at this point. If it counts i'd really like Hellbilly Deluxe (Rob Zombie) as a full album along with Strange Days by the doors. I'd Love some Misfits considering theres a song out for GH and not rock band it kind  of sucks.

#4 Posted by HandsomeDead (11863 posts) -
@Master_Prophet said:
" 4.Thursday: Two words: "Full Collapse".  One of the greatest albums of all time (in my opinion, I can't stress that enough here), I'd really like to see any Thursday, but especially anything off that epic album.  Thursday is one of the first screamo bands that I heard, and turned me on to the genre.  Musts: "Cross Out The Eyes", "A Hole In The World", "Understanding In a Car Crash", "War All The Time", "Signals Over The Air", and "Counting 5-4-3-2-1" "
Yes, yes, yes.
#5 Edited by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

Good list, good points too, but I'm afraid what the future of music games will be.
 
I'm still hoping for Hammerfall or anything like it tracks (which doesn't mean Dragonforce, yuck!).

#6 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

You forgot Refused.

#7 Posted by RandomHero666 (3181 posts) -

Fuck yeah it needs some CKY
And Rammstein!!!

#8 Posted by mau64 (539 posts) -
@Master_Prophet I completely back you up with CKY, Horse the Band, and AGATG. great choices, Horse is easily one of my favorite bands, along with older CKY stuff.
#9 Posted by mau64 (539 posts) -
@RandomHero666 Rammstein does have a song up Du Hast or however it's spelled. I'm sure you mean more Rammstein though :)
#10 Posted by zudthespud (3281 posts) -
@Master_Prophet said:
" 4.Thursday: Two words: "Full Collapse".  One of the greatest albums of all time (in my opinion, I can't stress that enough here), I'd really like to see any Thursday, but especially anything off that epic album.  Thursday is one of the first screamo bands that I heard, and turned me on to the genre.  Musts: "Cross Out The Eyes", "A Hole In The World", "Understanding In a Car Crash", "War All The Time", "Signals Over The Air", and "Counting 5-4-3-2-1" "
I completely agree with you, Full Collapse is a masterpiece.  I only found this album lest year but I'll be damned if it isn't one of the greatest post hardcore albums there are. While I like their other abums, that one is head and shoulders above the others. It would really suit Rock Band as well, maybe aside from the epic screaming parts, like the end of "A Hole In The World".
#11 Posted by Praab_NZ (281 posts) -

Go spam the request form at their website, I'm sure they'd appreciate it

#12 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2387 posts) -

Strokes? They only have the one song in RB1, and it's Reptilia which isn't even one of their better songs. I would buy Is This It if they released the whole album.

#13 Posted by CaptainObvious (2998 posts) -

This game needs ZZ Top.

#14 Posted by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -
@CaptainObvious said:
" This game needs ZZ Top. "
Very true! Sadly, there seem to be some kind of problems with their masters. When the GH-series has them, it's always a cover version.
 
And I want some AC/DC studio albums as well. "Live" is a great concert but it doesn't translate too well into RB and the songs are charted rather poorly.
#15 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5828 posts) -
#16 Posted by ProfessorEss (7378 posts) -

No one's said Zep yet?

#17 Posted by rentfn (1280 posts) -

I would really like to see more Phish, now that the keyboard is in play I'm hoping to get more. \
 
Ben Folds / Ben Folds Five would be amazing, although they didn't really have a guitar / bass for a lot of songs. 
 
And Third - Guster. 
 
Get it on Harmonix :)

#18 Posted by Afroman269 (7387 posts) -

I would like some Creed and most of what has already been mentioned. Oh and more songs by The Killers would be great.

#19 Edited by Red12b (9084 posts) -
@Themanohall said:

" I can't give you 10, but I'll give you 3.  Pink Floyd- I'm pretty sure they've said they aren't doing it, but a man can still hope.  Supertramp- I feel the same way about Supertramp that you do about U2. Seriously, they have a ton of iconic songs that are easy to sing along to and would fit in great with the Rock Band format, especially now with the keyboard.   Liquid Tension Experiment- Despite the lack of singing, I think the sheer godliness of the instruments is enough to warrant at least a song or two. "

SUPERTRAMP! 
 
Crime of the century would be fucking epic, 
 
And, let it be known, I don't use the word epic lightly...epic...
#20 Posted by ICryCauseImEmo (522 posts) -

Thursday you just won my heart, honestly I have to agree Full Collapse is one of my all time favorite albums. Not only did it transition me from hip-hop to a different genre, it was just an overall amazing album.  Bayside is also a great band I have not listened to them in a long time. I saw them when I was in 10th grade unfortunately it was also on the tour when they got into an accident and there drummer was hospitalized and later passed away. They did an accustic set and The Electric Factory in Philadelphia. 

#21 Posted by MadeinFinland (839 posts) -

They do need U2. 
 
It would be nice to see Supertramp and Mother Mother on it as well.

#22 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

I have been asking for this song for years. I don't understand why there is no Joy Division in Rock Band, they are a four piece band with ectremely distinct lines for each instrument that are fun to play. 
 
  

#24 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@Raymayne: Well The Who and Iron Maiden are already in there...The Kinks wouldn't go amiss.
#25 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -
@MadeinFinland said:
" They do need U2."
This is the other thing that I have been begging for. War needs to be released as a full album. And Bono needs to be shot.
#26 Posted by neverfraid (10 posts) -

They need more Muse. Especially with then harmonies and keyboards now, butterflies and hurricanes would be incredible.
 Also some Alexisonfire would be an excellent addition to the game. .44 caliber love letter or Hey, it's your funeral moma would a riot to play.

#27 Posted by Slab64 (1055 posts) -

I'll go a little obscure and just say that my favorite band, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, should be on RBN. I should hit him up on twitter to see if he's ever considered doing it. 
 
  

   
  
#28 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -

Zeppelin for gods sake. Its never gonna happen cause Jimmy Page is real stingy with licensing and doesn't like guitar games but goddamn would that be awesome.
Also MORE QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE.
The entire first album would be so freakin rad.

#29 Posted by Master_Prophet (73 posts) -
@ProfessorEss: The reason I left Led Zeppelin out is simple: that's one of the few bands that has been very vocal about not putting songs in music games, not to mention it's a bitch just to get a single song of their's in a movie.  Yeah, we all want some Stairway to Heaven. 
#30 Posted by YetiAntics (1490 posts) -

Keane, Muse, Linkin Park, Korn, Metric, and more Muse.

#31 Posted by chocolaterhinovampire (1289 posts) -

Is there a lot of Pantera???if not I vote for Pantera

#32 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

LOL! I must be gettin' old. I haven't heard of half the shit the OP's talking about. I could do with some vintage U2 though. If there's any band left that deserves their own game, it's them.

#33 Posted by drakesfortune (296 posts) -

1. Wilco
2. Johnny Cash
3. More Shins
4. Flaming Lips
5. Ben Folds (SERIOUSLY, with the keyboard thing, where is the Ben Folds?!)
6. Eels
7. More New Pornographers
8. More Radiohead
9. She & Him
10. Wilco
11. Wilco
12. Billy Brag and Wilco
13. Wilco
14. Wilco
15. Wilco
16. More Cure

#34 Posted by Malakhii (1443 posts) -

Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are all I need. Unfortunately with Harmonix's upcoming sale, I don't know if we'll see anything big.    

#35 Posted by GreigWatt (54 posts) -

Alot of good choices so far. Pink Floyd, Radiohead and Johny Cash . I would love to see some King Crimson or Sepulutra in RB3. Plus more NIN with the keyboard.