Good sight-reads (includes one track that was released in the first pack but I hadn’t cleared in RB3 yet). Chord-heavy, but generally fun to play and some decent challenge in there with the patterns.
Maroon 5 is one of those bands I enjoy listening to for reasons that aren’t quite clear even to me. I was happy to see some more tracks in the Music Store.
A couple of weeks ago I picked up the Pat Benatar pack for Rock Band, mostly out of curiosity. Last night I played “Love Is a Battlefield” for the first time and found it to be a lot more fun than I was expecting. I suppose I hadn’t listened to what the guitar was doing in the background before.
I did 95% on sightread, which was good enough for 1,496th on the leaderboard.
It’s not the best Benatar on Rock Band, though; that honor goes to “Heartbreaker.”
My Rock Band activity page is here, by the way. I really wish Harmonix provided RSS feeds or another way to ingest this information elsewhere. I turned on the Facebook integration today, but I prefer to bring this stuff into my own site where I can control it.
Rock Band forum thread is here.
Days of Peace Pack 01
- Jefferson Airplane – “Somebody to Love”
- Blood, Sweat & Tears – “Spinning Wheel”
- Santana – “Black Magic Woman”
Sold. A thousand times sold, just for “Black Magic Woman,” but “Somebody to Love” is an unexpected treat.
DragonForce – “Through the Fire and Flames”
DragonForce – “Operation Ground and Pound”
I’m not sure I want to put myself through this again, though honestly “Through the Fire and Flames” has some good memories attached to it. And it’s kind of stupid fun, even if it is ridiculous.
I present as proof:
I hate Poni Hoax’s “Antibodies.” It isn’t fun to play. It’s not even really a good song. And it’s ridiculously under-tiered in Rock Band 3 for Guitar.
It’s possible this is just one of those songs I can’t wrap my five-button-brain around, but I expect much better of myself for a Tier 3 song. I couldn’t one-lighter this one fast enough.
Ken and I spent a good portion of the day rocking out with RB3.
Will try to blog some on it tonight.