For this week’s article, I thought I would feature a different kind of song from the Rock Band platform. As you know, we have some really long songs available in the game. The first Rock Band title’s longest track, Green Grass and High Tides, was nearly ten minutes long, and the recently released Do You Feel Like We Do (Live) is over a staggering 13 minutes long! (See a list of the longest rock band songs here.)
However, one of the longest songs in the platform isn’t really a song as such, its a “mash up,” or a combination of a number of different songs. Originally played at the Super Bowl XLIV halftime show, The Who’s Super Bowl S-mashup features 15 songs by The Who in a nearly thirteen minute long medley. If, for some reason, you’re not familiar with The Who, the medley will give you a brief introduction to the band and highlight some of their biggest hits, which are also all available individually to play in Rock Band.
So what’s the song like to play? Well, this is Rock Band, and this is The Who, so what do you think its going to be like? The Guitar rocks some iconic riffs, Bass has lots of variety (even within the same song), Drums attempt to channel the late Keith Moon, and surprisingly Roger Daltrey manages to land some of the notes he used to hit back in the 70s. Not bad for 65!
And the best part? Its only the standard price of 2 dollars!
Here’s a playthrough of the song (in two parts because it is a big track)!
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy reading the future posts in this series. Any tracks you would like to see featured? Give us a shout below, along with your thoughts on this pick.
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