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Friday, April 27, 2007

Top 5 Indie Songs That Should Be On Guitar Hero

It's okay to admit that you play Guitar Hero. We all do. I, myself, am wasting away hours of my life to the game when I'm not busy preoccupying myself with this site. If you play Guitar Hero, which you do, you know that you can't really listen to regular music without determining whether or not it would be awesome on Guitar Hero ("Oh, this solo is pretty sweet. That would be awesome on Guitar Hero). Well, at least I do that. So this Friday, I present to you my list of the Top 5 Indie Songs That Should Be On Guitar Hero.

#5: "Time Is Running Out" by Muse - If the bass line isn't enough to get your palms all sweaty for a Guitar Hero appearance, than the sheer rock goddotry that ensues should probably due the trick. Muse is a band like no other, able to play amazingly complex parts without flinching. I doubt I could do the same, but I'd like to try.

#4: "Setting Sun" by The Aliens - It's upbeat, it's got a pretty sweet rhythm, and the guitar part would be an absolute blast to play! I just recently heard this song, but it's truly awesome. It's actually the song that inspired this list, because of it's great energy. Check it out if you haven't heard it already and you'll know what I mean. This would be a great addition to the Guitar Hero lineup.

#3: "Succexy" by Metric - When you think Metric, you don't think of guitars. You think of Emily Haines. That's understandable, but seriously, the guitar part in this song is pretty intense and it interacts fluidly with the bass line to make what would be a pretty cool co-op song in Guitar Hero. Plus, Guitar Hero II had way too many crappy metal songs. A little Metric would be a welcomed breath of fresh air.

#2: "Carry the Zero" by Built to Spill - You can't very well have a list about guitars and indie rock without including Built to Spill. "Carry the Zero" would be the perfect song for Guitar Hero, mostly because of the amazing guitar solo, but also because the entire song is just flat out ridiculous! I would have so much fun with this one...you have no idea!

#1: "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt" by The Mars Volta - Okay, seriously, someone over at Neversoft (the game's developer) needs to consider putting this track on Guitar Hero III. This would be GHIII's "Freebird." It's 10 minutes long, it's got an amazingly complex guitar part, and it's the single greatest Mars Volta song ever! I'm off to write a concerned letter to Neversoft and Activision. Keep your fingers crossed!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

mars volta sucks. they sound like guitar center.

Anonymous said...

The Mars Volta is amazing. The person who thinks they suck probably got thrown out of guitar center and has never been laid...except by his brother. Anyway, excellent choice for a #1 GH song. XOXO Les

Derek said...

TMV is absolutely amazing, great choice for a #1 song. Though I have to disagree it is not their greatest, it is still great. The guy that said TMV sucks, should just never come back to GH games and continue with his shitty DDR.

Anonymous said...

Black Sheep - Metric...

I would buy 1000's times the game.