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#1 Edited by jgray (18 posts) -

This is the Run has been tremendous... I love every minute of it so far. I wanted to pay tribute but I can't draw, so I had some time yesterday and wrote/recorded this dumb song. I was going for something that could have been in a cheesy 80s action movie, with lyrics around the general idea of the video series, and also some things specific to Contra since that's the only one thus far. Lyrics are in the video and the description, if anyone cares to know what I'm singing.

I would embed the video if I had a clue what I was doing... but I don't.


Edit: A few people mentioned using it for cutting video to - or just downloading to have - both of which are great by me, so I put it on Soundcloud with downloads enabled:


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#2 Edited by august (4079 posts) -
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This is amazing dude.

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#3 Posted by Warren2007 (84 posts) -

@jgray: Hahaha! That's great! Thanks, duder. Really made my day.

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#4 Posted by liquiddragon (3377 posts) -

very nice!

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#6 Posted by betterley (222 posts) -

This is great, truly outstanding! You've got a Chris Cornell sound to you're voice.

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#7 Posted by Monkeyman04 (2794 posts) -


That was great!

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#8 Posted by buttle826 (281 posts) -

Bahahahaha I love this

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#9 Posted by pyrodactyl (4221 posts) -

HOLY SHIT. @vinny@danryckert you guys have to use this. At least the first 30 seconds of absurd guitar riff to introduce each video or something

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#10 Posted by Superkenon (1703 posts) -

I don't have the words, man. You're incredibly talented to have put this together. This is beyond incredible!

Thanks, Duder! You've brightened my week!

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#11 Posted by Big_Denim (835 posts) -

Hahah. Top notch @jgray - well done.

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#12 Posted by Retris (432 posts) -

It's not just really dumb, it's also genuinely good.

As an aside, I now want to see Dan have a "This is the run" gimmick in League of Heels. Demanding retries because it wasn't the run. I just want to hear fans clapping their hands and chanting "This is the run".

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#13 Posted by odinsmana (982 posts) -

Wow. That`s freaking amazing! Good job duder!

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#14 Posted by burncoat (558 posts) -

This is fucking amazing. I was grinning the entire time.

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#15 Posted by Rafaelfc (2243 posts) -

Wow, this was outstanding. Congrats duder!

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#16 Posted by ArtisanBreads (9107 posts) -

hahaha really dumb in a good way.

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#17 Posted by deactivated-5b85a38d6c493 (1990 posts) -
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#19 Posted by YI_Orange (1354 posts) -

This is perfect dude. Excellent work.

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#20 Edited by Cr0ssbow (156 posts) -

This is absolutely amazing, and I would love if someone with amazing video editing skills could cut this with footage from the series.

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#21 Posted by Humanity (18781 posts) -

Nice job! I can't sing or make music so I drew haha, we all express our love in different ways which is what makes the community so great.

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#22 Posted by avantegardener (2369 posts) -

Great Stuff!

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#23 Posted by hans_maulwurf (641 posts) -

That is awesome. The neverending jam session going on between GB and all the incredibly talented people in its community never ceases to amaze me.

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#24 Posted by cadrach (13 posts) -

This was genuinely great. Thank you so much. If you happened to post an audio copy I would happen to download it...

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#25 Posted by OurSin_360 (6177 posts) -

You did the instrumentation too? Even if you didn't this is pretty amazing.

And if you are using firefox youtube won't embed videos on this site, at least it never has for me but chrome works.

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#26 Posted by Onemanarmyy (4398 posts) -

Amazingly well done.

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#27 Posted by MattyFTM (14889 posts) -

This is absolutely fantastic. Great job, duder.

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#28 Posted by Shindig (4937 posts) -

That is some excellent work. Now we just need a training montage to go with it.

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#29 Posted by csl316 (14966 posts) -

This is tremendous, I love it so much.

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#30 Posted by poobumbutt (960 posts) -

I fucking love the Giant Bomb community.

Also, I love this theme. Made me laugh, which I think is hard for a song to do.

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#31 Posted by Baltimore (391 posts) -

You win the internet today dudder.

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#32 Posted by razzuel (399 posts) -

This is incredible. You totally nailed it!

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#33 Edited by probablytuna (5008 posts) -
You're pretty good
You're pretty good

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#34 Posted by SilversunZer0 (74 posts) -

Awesome work duder!

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#35 Edited by dudeglove (13746 posts) -

I can see them playing this at PAX or something.

Edit: oh shit, this is the same person that did the Guns & Roses 2 vid, no wonder it's ace

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#36 Posted by Bollard (8174 posts) -

This is incredible.

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#38 Edited by mjhwwbg (183 posts) -

This is the run, this is the one, they're gonna do it this Tiii-eeee-iiime!

Love this! So awesome duder! Well done!

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#39 Posted by jgray (18 posts) -

Thanks everyone! This community is talented is so many ways. Great to be part of it. You guys making art, and videos, and games, and everything else impress me every time. Plus, This is the Run made me laugh so many times that it made this song really fun to do.

@oursin_360 I started from scratch on Wednesday. I got the idea to do a song when Vinny and Dan were beating on the desk, so took some notes on the things they said, and things that made me laugh the most as I watched the rest of the series. I worked up the lyrics and wrote the music Wednesday morning, then spent the afternoon recording all the parts. I've got the process mostly streamlined now, so can knock out a song in about day if it flows right and the source material inspires me.

@august Thanks for linking it properly! I read a lot of stuff here, but rarely post cause I don't know what I'm doing.

@shindig@cr0ssbow Anyone that wants to edit video to this is free to use the song. And I am all for a Contra training montage cut to this. That would be fantastic.

@cadrach I'll add a link to it on Soundcloud where it's downloadable if anyone wants to use/have it for whatever.

@dudeglove I think at laughed at Guns N Roses II for 5 minutes straight when I originally heard it on the podcast, so that stupid video was the least I could do. :) I also did a song a few years ago based on the Bioforge play through Vinny, Drew, Danny and Patrick did. It's an instrumental combining the various theme music from Bioforge into one song, and just about as dumb as these two.

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#40 Posted by rrwholloway (3 posts) -

Now I just want to watch the final run with this on in the background the whole time.

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#41 Posted by xymox (2432 posts) -

Duder. Fantastic work!

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#42 Posted by xenolon (191 posts) -

Wow. This is hilarious.

I'm always astonished at how many talented people in the GB community are willing to make cool stuff like this constantly.

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#43 Edited by Inresurrection (463 posts) -

"Now their biggest enemy is the two inches of screen..." The way your lyrics ramble on but totally hit comedically is pretty impressive. This is so well-executed. Thank you for putting a shit eating grin on my face.

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#44 Posted by kindgineer (3102 posts) -

That's not real dumb at all. Freaking great work, man!

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#45 Posted by Skamikaze1983 (33 posts) -

Some people are so goddamn talented that it breaks my brain.

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#46 Posted by Redhotchilimist (2963 posts) -


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#47 Posted by BBOYS2231 (364 posts) -

This is so good. Great job duder!

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#48 Posted by monkeystick (356 posts) -

God damn great.

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#49 Posted by geddoe (15 posts) -

Good shit.

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#50 Posted by BisonHero (11578 posts) -

@betterley said:

This is great, truly outstanding! You've got a Chris Cornell sound to you're voice.

Hey @jgray, following up on this comment, were you just going for generic butt rock/grunge rock vocals, or did you have a more specific influence? Because I think you're not far off from sounding specifically like Layne Staley from Alice in Chains in this particular song. Though I guess at some point his voice kinda almost became the template voice for how you do a parody of grunge rock.

Also I'm amazed that you're capable enough to digitally record and mix this song together and everything, but couldn't make it the final 5 feet of the race to figure out how to embed videos on the Giant Bomb forums. :P

Thanks for making this! You're the sleeper hit of music duders on the site.