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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

I'm In Love With that Song er, Joystick

The tubes are abuzz today with news that a new Guns N’ Roses track (possibly from Chinese Democracy) will see the light of day when Rock Band 2 is unleashed to the public. Not exactly earth shattering news by any means but I was pleasantly surprised to see the Mats (Replacements) apparently included in the listing with their track Alex Chilton. Now this is something to get excited about. Strap on your faux guitars, wax up your hair and put on your painted shoes and make like Paul Westerberg. At least now I might stand a chance in beating the nimble fingers of my eleven year old son with that one!

For those of you wondering why this is even news, welcome to the latest and greatest music marketing paradigm. No one buys cd's or listens to terrestrial radio, but they do buy and play video games.

How I yearn for the good old days when I could put on a record and get swepped away with side one for 21 minutes. What are we gonna do now? (Old guy rant will now end.)

Here's the alleged Rock Band 2 tracklist that's been circulating online... Now get the hell off my lawn!

01 AC/DC - "Let There Be Rock"
02 AFI - "Girl's Gone Grey"
03 Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know"
04 Alice in Chains - "Man In The Box"
05 Allman Brothers - "Ramblin' Man"
06 Avenged Sevenfold - "Almost Easy"
07 Bad Company - "Shooting Star"
08 Beastie Boys - "So Whatcha Want"
09 Beck - "E-Pro"
10 Bikini Kill - "Rebel Girl"
11 Billy Idol - "White Wedding Pt I"
12 Blondie - "One Way Or Another"
13 Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up In Blue"
14 Bon Jovi - "Livin' on A Prayer"
15 Cheap Trick - "Hello There"
16 Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge"
17 Dinosaur Jr. - "Feel the Pain"
18 Disturbed - "Down With The Sickness"
19 The Donnas - "New Kid In School"
20 Dream Theater - "Panic Attack"
21 Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"
22 Elvis Costello - "Pump It Up"
23 Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"
24 Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
25 Go-Go's, The - "We Got the Beat"
26 Grateful Dead, The - "Alabama Getaway"
27 The Guess Who - "American Woman"
28 Guns N' Roses - "Shackler's Revenge"
29 Interpol - "PDA"
30 Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song"
31 Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"
32 Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle"
33 Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
34 Journey - "Anyway You Want It"
35 Judas Priest - "Painkiller"
36 Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"
37 L7 - "Pretend We're Dead"
38 Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
39 Linkin Park - "One Step Closer"
40 Lit - "My Own Worst Enemy"
41 Lush - "De-Luxe"
42 Mastodon - "Colony of Birchmen"
43 Megadeth - "Peace Sells"
44 Metallica - "Battery"
45 Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Where'd You Go"
46 Modest Mouse - "Float On"
47 Motörhead - "Ace of Spades"
48 The Muffs - "Kids in America"
49 Nirvana - "Drain You"
50 Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit in the Sky"
51 The Offspring - "Come Out & Play (Keep 'Em Seperated)"
52 Panic at the Disco - "Nine In The Afternoon"
53 Paramore - "That's What You Get"
54 Pearl Jam - "Alive"
55 Presidents of the USA - "Lump"
56 Rage Against the Machine - "Testify"
57 Ratt - "Round & Round"
58 Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give it Away"
59 The Replacements - "Alex Chilton"
60 Rise Against - "Give it All"
61 Rush - "The Trees"
62 Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"
63 Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"
64 Social Distortion - "I Was Wrong"
65 Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot"
66 Soundgarden - "Spoonman"
67 Squeeze - "Cool For Cats"
68 Steely Dan - "Bodhitsattva"
69 Steve Miller Band - "Rock'n Me"
70 Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
71 System of a Down - "Chop Suey"
72 Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
73 Tenacious D - "Master Exploder"
74 Testament - "Souls Of Black"
75 The Who - "Pinball Wizard"


Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's actually not a bad track list. Much less lame than I expectd, said the music snob.

Sean Wraight said...

Barbarella (Queen of the Blogoverse)

I TOTALLY agree with you. I expect these things to always have a heavy "lame" factor. This one not so much. And hey, its going to be a music snob- makes you (and me) a little more discerning.

Watch for the new Replacements Remasters come Fall as well. Tim is coming out bundled with a bunch of bonus tracks from their legendary 'Alex Chilton' sessions.'