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DLC Playthrough for 9/13 (Weezer and Janis Joplin)
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DLC Playthrough for 9/13 (Weezer and Janis Joplin)

Arriving in the Rock Band library this week is a three-pack from alternative rockers Weezer, as well as Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band’s classic hit Me and Bobby McGee. Below are playthrough videos of the DLC from the always awesome thenewnoelisoncruz. Definitely check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel!

Links to purchase DLC songs online at Xbox.com are included below for each track. All individual tracks are 160 MSP ($1.99). The Weezer 3-pack is available for 440 MSP ($5.49). Pro Guitar/Bass charts are noted below where applicable, and can be purchased for an additional $.99. Playthrough charts for Pro Guitar/Bass will be posted tomorrow.

Directly below is a playlist of all the DLC videos, followed by individual videos of each DLC track after the jump.

Janis Joplin and the Full Tilt Boogie Band – Me and Bobby McGee

Weezer – Hash Pipe (Pro)

Weezer – Islands in the Sun

Weezer – Perfect Situation

32 Responses to “DLC Playthrough for 9/13 (Weezer and Janis Joplin)”

  • Rick says:

    They BOTCHED the pro drums chart!? Blue tom instead of blue cymbal for the ride cymbal notes. -.-

    • Larraque says:

      I think they also made a mistake with the pro keys on Weezer – Perfect Situation. At 2:10, when the third set of descending notes hit, it sounds like they needed to add a lane shift, and instead just have you moving back up an octave.

      Engine limitations maybe? Don’t know… I’ll probably still get it.

      • Atupo-Maruru says:

        Unnecessary lane shifts like that would more confuse players than make it easier.

        • Larraque says:

          It’s expert.

          • Atupo-Maruru says:

            Doesn’t matter. Let’s start with the basics: if we were to truly chart keys part the correct way, we’d often had to use a lot more than two octaves.

            And when that happens, we’ll have to wrap the notes in a way that still feels good to play. Seeing new notes from a lane shift half a second before playing them is not a way that feels good to play. Wrapping the notes an octave up is still not *perfect*, but at least it’s fun to play and does not feel like “fake difficulty” because you can’t possibly prepare yourself for the notes.

    • Contrendo says:

      The drum part is charted right, the dude playing just doesn’t have the blue cymbal.

    • Lowlander2 says:

      That’s just Splync’s drum set.

    • inealy says:

      i don’t think the Drummer has a blue cymbal or it deactivated, so the notes would fall on the blue pad.

    • Game B says:

      On which song ? Is it on Hash Pipe ?

  • Lowlander2 says:

    I don’t like Joplin pointing at me like that.

  • gtcIIDX says:

    Before anybody flips out (like I did), apparently the Pro Drummer in Hash Pipe didn’t have a blue cymbal. The chart should be fine.

  • HugoM says:

    Is it just me or is it not on Wii yet?

  • RG Prime says:

    man, now I have to go play Rock Band and make a Zero Suit Samus singer now. Too bad my Wii that I play RB3 on is broken. I’ve missed every DLC since the beginning of July 🙁

  • Whizzer says:

    Weezer looks uninteresting to me, as expected, but the Janis Joplin is a nice surprise. The ending is very good.

    I’ll add it to my last of songs I might buy at a later time.

  • gameboy673 says:

    Did anybody else notice that Hash Pipe and Perfect Situation are Alternative, but Island in the Sun is Pop-Rock? I’m pretty sure that’s the first time a single-artist pack has not been all one genre.

  • Randrac says:

    They messed up the lyrics in Hash Pipe. They cropped the first chorus. Just listened to the Green album version and confirmed it. What is up with that?

    • Jason R. says:

      Yeah, I saw that. Kind of like they half-censored it…

    • RockBandAide says:

      It is not uncommon to receive alternate masters when making a song available for Rock Band. Example: “El Scorcho.”

    • edisinsane says:

      Yeah, RBA’s right. Apparently Rivers Cuomo wasn’t happy with the song after the album was released and edited it down to what you see here. That version can be found on the UK single, I believe.

  • HugoM says:

    I played Island in the Sun. What’s up with the odd guitar chart? I expected a keyboard part since there are parts where you’re not even playing anything or you’re suddenly playing a different part from before.

  • Ospero says:

    Gah. Barred from watching the embedded videos again.

    Anyway, this week was actually above average for guitar. Island in the Sun was rather boring – not to detract from the song, but that guitar part doesn’t light the world on fire, and you wouldn’t expect it to do so. Hash Pipe is a chordfest for the most part, not that exciting (and actually a bit annoying in the main riff with that GY-RB-YBO switch). Perfect Situation was unexpectedly fun, though I might be biased here because I liked the song quite a bit (didn’t know it before). Me and Bobby McGee – hoo, boy. The song is a classic, no doubt, but while that guitar chart was quite fun, it also had some bits that seemed…random, for lack of a better term. Like some of the more highly-tiered Hendrix charts, Bobby McGee had me thinking “what exactly am I doing here?” in more than one place. Still worth it, though.

    General verdict: 3.5/5
    Best guitar of the week: I’ll actually go with Perfect Situation, because Me and Bobby McGee has the markings of a “love it or hate it” chart.
    Worst guitar of the week: Hash Pipe (still not bad, mind you, just a tad repetitive and annoying).

  • esopo says:

    Islands harmonies suck imo. I will never play em again.