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Rock Band DLC Update: Week of 04-29-08

by Paul


This week’s Rock Band DLC brings us more Smashing Pumpkins and a couple of songs from the Mother Hips. All three songs are master recordings and are not available at a discounted three pack. The songs will cost 1.99 (160 Magical MS Points).

The songs are:

* “Zero” - The Smashing Pumpkins

* “Time Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear” - The Mother Hips

* “Red Tandy” - The Mother Hips

Hipsters unite for more Smashing Pumpkins action on Rock Band. This makes their third entry to the game with one of their most memorable songs.

If you’re not familiar with the Mother Hips, they had a serviceable song that came as “bonus” music on the Rock Band disc. What’s funny is that somehow they’ve been promoted to real band status because the price for their songs is equal to that of Zero. Who knows, maybe enough people liked that first song so they thought they were in the big leagues now or something.

“Zero” - The Smashing Pumpkins

“Zero” is almost a must have for me, because I’ll take any chance to whine sing like Billy Corgan. Zero is perhaps the greatest contribution to music that The Smashing Pumpkins made to the world of music, that being those Zero t-shirts that everyone used to wear.

“Time Sick Son of a Grizzly Bear” - The Mother Hips

I really enjoy bears, especially grizzly bears, but I don’t enjoy this song. It doesn’t seem to have much going for it like a point. I’m afraid that even if a dinosaur made an appearance in the song that it wouldn’t be enough to save it.

“Red Tandy” - The Mother Hips

This is almost too Grateful Dead for me, meaning that it’s not offensive but here’s nothing to get really excited about here.

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