Demodified

So a bunch of Wiki mods have been cut, including myself -- definitely understandable, and not at all problematic. I had a lot of fun both contributing to and helping to take down the massive queue of submissions at the beginning. It felt great to be a part of such an innovative site, and just to help out the dudes whom I have such an utmost respect for.

However, as time went on, and as the queue effectively died down, it started to sink in that I'm not really the target demographic for the site's functionality anymore, as my interest in gaming is at an all-time low now. Having nothing to discuss or contribute on the forums about experiencing games firsthand is why I hadn't integrated into the community, thus the decline in activity.

Thanks again to the staff who approached me to be a mod in the first place, and to the other moderators, who helped me out a lot in the IRC chat. And don't worry -- the hoodie is being put to good use. To quote Mahatma Ghandi, "[I'm] only here for the Bombcast... !"

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Nothing can stop elite Rock Band drummers now.

Hot tamales and they're ret hot. God damn. Just hours after this song went up, this happens: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqfZ1oP4mZM

Still can't believe this song is actually in Rock Band now, and not just in Rock Band in my imagination. I got the first documented FC on guitar, which is like... yeah, nowhere near as impressive as on drums.

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Top-10 Most-Anticipated Songs-In Rock-Band-2

'Tis the reason for the season.!!

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1. Sonic Youth - Teen Age Riot

epic

2. Mastodon - Colony of Birchmen

epic

3. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye

epic

4. Steely Dan - Bodhisattva

epic

5. Interpol - PDA

epic

6. Jethro Tull - Aqualung

epic

7. That Handsome Devil - Rob the Prez-O-Dent

epic

8. Squeeze - Cool For Cats

epic

9. Talking Heads - Psycho Killer

epic

10. Megadeth - "DC's PRINCE OF COMEDY" - GOOD. CLEAN. COMEDY..

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Tribute To The Time Ryan & Jeff Referenced Guitar Hero: Ween

It's time to flash back to March 18, 2008. A brand new podcast from our friends Jeff & Ryan is taking the Internet by storm. Still the early days of the true Giant Bombcast, one topic of discussion is the rumored Guitar Hero: Beatles (which I doubt is actually in the works at this point, by the way.)

Seeing as how Ween is my all time favorite band, and I've always stood behind the concept that their eclectic discography makes them perhaps the only band that could foster a truly great single-artist rhythm game, it seemed as if Ryan Davis had read my mind when he jokingly/off-handedly suggested the idea.

Now normally, whenever someone mentions Ween, conversation quickly degenerates into "they're goofy and I like their hilarious poop-joke songs" or "did they do that Pushing Daisies song, or whatever? What idiots." But clearly their body of work runs deeper than this, so I was elated that Jeff'n'Ryan kept this brainstorm session 100% ace, touching upon crucial aspects of the Ween experience like "their crazy lo-fi shit" and "weird 20 minute versions of songs", "the country album", and "we can play our instruments!" Ryan singles out "Roses Are Free", which happens to be one of the most sublimely-crafted pop songs of all time, and one that stands out as being a true "Ween original", not drawing sole influence from any existing genre or motif.

Then of course, Jeff hits it out of the park by suggesting the packaged microphone should be a Scotchgard-powered mask, nodding back to The Pod-era Ween, even though today Ween claims they never actually did that.

Take notes, people, because this is clearly the right way to reference the idea of Guitar Hero: Ween. And if everyone starts doing it, we might even see the game in store shelves by 2010!

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World BORE: Comments on an alleged leaked GH:WT setlist...

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So this was posted on Something Awful; for the most part it matches up with rumors from all the other sources, and these leaks have been credible lately, so heeeeeere we go:

Eagle Rock High School Tour:
"Dope Nose" by Weezer   <-------------------------------------- Decent enough Weezer pick; was good in Amplitude.
"The Middle" by Jimmy Eat World
   <-------------------------- Hey look a song from RB2.
Encore: "Today" by Smashing Pumpkins   <---------------- Hey look a song from RB2.

Big City Kids Tour:
"Roland" by Interpol
   <------------------------------------------------- Good song; going to be terribly boring. PDA is better.
"Santeria" By Sublime   <---------------------------------------------- No complaints; great song, great bassline.
Encore: "Mr. Brightside" by The Killers   <------------------------- Fine.

Feelin' Nostalgic Tour:
   <------------------------------------------------- None of this grabs me.
"Take It on the Run" by REO Speedwagon   <-----------------------
"Hold the Line" by Toto   <-------------------------------------------------
Encore: "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol   <------------------------------------- White Wedding is a million times better.

Vixens Tour:
"Heartbreaker" by Pat Benatar
   <----------------------------------- Ugh.
"All Around Me" by Flyleaf   <------------------------------------------ Almost ugh. "Tha Dr. Pizza zone."
Encore:"Misery Business" by Paramore   <---------------------- Great riff, fun vocals.

Undertow Tour:
   <------------------------------------------------- Listening to three consecutive Tool songs should be a challenge.
"Stinkfist" by Tool   <----------------------------------------------- Okay, this song's pretty great though.
"Lateralus" by Tool
"Schism" by Tool

Synchronicity Tour:
   <------------------------------------------------- Can't complain.
"Guitar Battle Vs. Sting" (Guitar Career Only)   <--------------- lol guitar career
Encore: "Every Breath You Take" by The Police

Fight the System Tour:
"The Kids Aren't Alright" by The Offspring
   <----------------------- Hey look a song that's going to be in RB2.
The Good Left Undone" by Rise Against   <------------------------ I've had no problem with the Rise Against songs so far.
Encore: "Bleed it Out" by Linkin Park   <----------------------------- Linkin Park is truly terrible.

QQ Tour:
"Face Down" by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
   <--------------------------- Probably going to suck.
"The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars   <--------------------------------------------- Hey look a song in RB.
Encore: "Thank You for the Venom" by My Chemical Romance   <----- Can't comment.

Rockin the Carnival Tour:
"Dammit" by Blink 182
   <------------------------------------------------- Hey look a song that's (probably) going to be RB2 DLC.
"When You Heat Stops Beating" by +44   <-------------------------- Can't comment; Barkerdrumz

Neva' Forget Tour:
"Jumpin Jack Flash" by The Rolling Stones
   <----------------------- Has been a long time coming.
"Don't Fear the Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult   <----------------------- Hey look a song in RB.
Encore: "Light My Fire" by The Doors   <-------------------------------- Very nice to see The Doors in finally.

We Want the Funk Tour:
"Give it Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
   <------------------------------------------------ Hey look a song in RB2.
"Renegades of Funk" by Rage Against the Machines   <------------------------------- Always a good addition.
Encore: "No Sleep till Brooklyn" by The Beastie Boys Feat. Kerry King   <-------- I hate "too easy until the ridiculous solo" songs.


Rockin' the Joint Tour:
"Are You Gonna Go My Way" by Lenny Kravitz
   <------------------------------ Pretty good riff.
"I Don't wanna Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith   <--------------------------------- Enough Aerosmith.

On Top of the World Tour:
"Man in the Box" by Alice in Chains
   <---------------------------- Hey look a song in RB2.
"Kickstart My Heart" by Mötley Crüe   <---------------------------- Can't stand this song.
Encore: "Spin the Black Circle" by Pearl Jam   <--------------- Never heard; Pearl Jam usually = mediocre though.

G. Stinger Tour:
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
   <-------------------------- Hey look future RB DLC song.
"Car Chase City" by Tenacious D   <------------------------------ Whatever.
Encore: "Everlong" by Foo Fighters   <--------------------------- Hey look a song in RB2.

Lands End Tour:
"Animal" by Def Leppard
   <-------------------------------------------- Hate Def Leppard.
"Runaway" by Bon Jovi   <---------------------------------------------- Hate Bon Jovi.
Encore: "Paradise City" by Guns N' Roses   <-------------------- Awesome.

Doin' it Different Tour:
"Song for the Dead" by Queens of the Stone Age
   <------------------ Excellent.
"Vasoline" by Stone Temple Pilots   <------------------------------------ Hey look a (bad) song from RB.
Encore: "Assassin" by Muse   <--------------------------------------------- Muse is one of my least-favorite bands ever.

Hootin' and Hollerin' Tour:
"The Boys Are Back in Town" By Thin Lizzy
   <---------------------------- Good choice; not the best for gameplay though.
"Life in the Fastlane" by The Eagles   <------------------------------------ Never heard.
Encore:"Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd   <----------------- Terrible.

All Pissed Off Tour:
"Here to Stay" by KoRn
   <------------------------------------------------- Not Haze. Doesn't hit up that kind of rush.
"Dragula" by Rob Zombie   <-------------------------------------------- Should be great.
Encore: "Bat Country" by Avenged Sevenfold   <-------------------- Awful song; worst A7X song I've ever heard.

Here Me Roar Tour:
"10,000 Fists" by Disturbed
   <------------------------------- "Ugh."
"Duality" by Slipknot   <----------------------------------------- Tempted to say ugh, but I ended up liking Before I Forget.
Encore: "Toxicity" by System of a Down   <---------------- Fairly good choice. Still waiting for BYOB.

S.D.M.F. Tour:
   <----------------------------------------------------------- Don't care.
"Guitar Battle Vs. Zakk Wylde" (Guitar Career Only)
*Encore: "Demise of Sanity" by Black Label Society

Fathers of Metal Tour:
   <------------------------------------------------- All of this should be pretty good.
"Don't Talk to Strangers" by Dio
"Heaven and Hell" by Black Sabbath
Encore: "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
   <------------------------ Had to happen.

Making Progress Tour:
   <--------------------------------------- EPIC LOL
"The Spirit of Radio" by Rush   <------------------------------- One of the best songs; but come on, it's gotta be coming to RB.
"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd   <------------------------ They said it wouldn't happen. Great song.
Encore: "Pull Me Under" by Dream Theater   <------------ DT songs are a mixed bag for me; might be better than Panic Attack.

Eruption Tour:
   <------------------------------------------------- Sort of predicted this, but thought there would be a VH battle along with it.
"Beat it" by Micheal Jackson Feat. Eddie Van Halen
"Hot for Teacher" by Van Halen

Tooth Fang & Claw Tour:
"Guitar Battle Vs. Ted Nugent" (Guitar Career Only)
Encore: "Stranglehold" by Ted Nugent
   <------------------- Better than Cat Scratch Fever.

Decades of Metal Tour
   <------------------------------------------------- Probably a harder metal tier, but I care even less about these.
"Warriors of Time" by Black Tide  <------------------------------------- Why?
"Leather Rebel" by Judas Priest
Encore: "Hallowed be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden <--------------- Show me tha Killer-era Maiden.

Livin' in a Nightmare Tour:
   <------------------------------------------------- This tier is suspicious... there's actually too much metal now.
"Angel of Death" by Slayer
"Tornado of Souls" by Megadeth 

Encore: "Master of Puppets" by Metallica

Legends of Rock Tour: 
<------------------------------------------------- All great.
"Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry 
"The Wind Cries Mary" by Jimi Hendrix
Encore: "Purple Haze (Live)" by Jimi Hendrix

Bonus Tour:
"45" by Shinedown
   <------------------------------------------------- NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO - vadre
"96 Quite Bitter Beings" by CKY   <------------------------------------------------- Great riff.
"Bombshell" by Powerman 5000
"Clavado en un Bar" by Maná
"Enjoy the Silence" by Lacuna Coil

"Feuer Frei" by Rammstein   <------------------------------------------------- YTMND classix
"Fury of the Storm" by Dragonforce   <-------------------------------------------------YTMND classix... always preferred it to TTFaF. But still, lame
"Never Too Late" by The Answer   <------------------------------------------------- We've known this one for a while; good solo.
"Nottingham Lace" by Buckethead   <------------------------------------------------- BEST SONG IN THE GAME.
"One Armed Scissor" by At The Drive-In   <------------------------------------------------- AtD-I rules; this will be best for vocals and drums.
"Satch Boogie" by Joe Satriani
"Schrei" by Tokio Hotel
"Soul Doubt" by NOFX

"We're An American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad
<------------------------------------------------- Sort of cool addition.
"Guitar Battle Vs. Sting" by Sting
"Guitar Battle Vs. Ted Nugent" By Ted Nugent
"Guitar Battle Vs. Zakk Wylde" by Zakk Wylde

Sample Songs:
"Untitled Drum Sample" created by Chad Smith
"Untitled Drum Sample" created by Dave Grohl
"Untitled Drum Sample" created by Travis Barker
"Cliffs of Dover" created by Neversoft
"Misirlou" created by Neversoft
<------------------------------------------------- lol
"Walk This Way" created by Neversoft
"YYZ" created by Neversoft




Overall, this setlist seems REALLY disappointing to me, and looks a lot like a bad wishlist setlist (which hopefully is the case.) Nothing that really jumps out to me as amazing. I NEED THE INDIE CRED FACTOR.

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Mad Ghetto

I officially switched my Les Paul controller's "thing you have to stick into the detachable neck to keep it from dropping out the blue fret occasionally" from "piece of cardboard that says Best Buy" to "piece of subscribe to Nintendo Power booklet that came with Meteos." Upon reading this you become fascinated.

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The jokes we can all relate to...

"Ironically, though, this is something interesting, not necessarily funny, but interesting. I was in a band many years ago, a rock band, and we had a song in an album that's the self-titled, uh, album, or the album was it the first song on the album, first song on the album, and the album was The Earth Magic. So, coincidence or ironic... irony." - Tim Heidecker

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