This week’s DLC features tracks from soap star Rick Springfield! Included below is the review, as well as playthrough videos of the DLC from the always awesome thenewnoelisoncruz. Definitely check out and subscribe to his YouTube channel!
All tracks are 160 MSP ($1.99). Pro Guitar/Bass charts are noted below where applicable, and can be purchased for an additional 80 MSP ($0.99).
Rick Springfield – Don’t Talk To Strangers
Guitar wasn’t that fun. Very paced out, little variation, and very easy. There isn’t any section of the song that isn’t boring to play, which is a shame because I like this song. I can’t in good conscience recommend it.
Bass was a bit better than guitar, but it was still a massive snoozefest. The nice thing about this bass part, is that it’s great if you need that 100% Upstrums goal. Outside of that, however, it’s not that fun. I wouldn’t waste the money unless you love this song.
Drums aren’t all that bad! It’s essentially just a standard rock beat. No odd bass pedals, no complex fills, just a standard rock beat. Great for beginner drummers, but more adept ones might get bored.
Keys are the very definition of “meh”. Save for one bit toward the end where the notes get fast, it’s very paced out chords. Not fun at all, and not recommended.
Vocals are pretty fun! During the verse, I can never seem to hit the lower notes, but that just may be me having a lack of ability to sing! Harmonies aren’t too present, only coming in to double up the Don’t Talks. It was fun to sing, and could be worth a couple bucks if you’ve got some points to spare!
There isn’t anything particularly exciting about this song in Blitz. The song is rather slow, but luckily, not slow enough to make the tracks impossible to level (although there will be a few times, if you’re not careful, that they’ll be pretty hard). The best super instrument is either super drums or super vocals.
Rick Springfield – I’ve Done Everything For You (Pro)
Guitar was amazing to play. Filled with quick note changes and an awesome solo (that’s not that easy either!), this part is sure to entertain any guitarist out there, even if they don’t like the song! Strongly recommended!
The bass line is just alt-strummed notes throughout. It’s not horrible, but at the same time, it’s not all that fun. Still though, if you like the song, then you should totally pick it up, because it’s not awful. It’s just not great.
Drums are pretty fun! The part is mostly a basic beat, but it goes rather quickly, with some bass pedal that might throw you off! I recommend it to drummers looking for something difficult, but not overwhelming.
The harmonies on this song are amazing. They triple up almost every line, and sometimes do a different tune than the lead.
This song was super fun in Blitz. Every instrument is fast paced, and filled with notes! There is never a dull moment, and there is even a great guitar solo in it! The best super instrument is super guitar.
Rick Springfield – Jessie’s Girl (Pro)
The guitar is probably the best bit of this song. It’s mostly built on moderately paced strumming with the occasional chord thrown in. It’s also got a solo which is pretty fun to play (although a couple people have complained about the charting, and I’ll admit, the trill is sort of annoying). All in all, for a mid-tier song, it’s pretty good!
There really isn’t anything interesting about the bass on this song. Save for the solo, the whole part is just pretty much sustains. Dedicated bassists, stay away from this!
Drums are sort of like Pumped Up Kicks (in that they are both similar to play), but, in my opinion, they’re more fun here. It’s got that mix of cymbals and toms, but the difference here is that it balances the mix of tom/cymbal patterns and just having a beat.
Keys don’t come in until the chorus, and that’s pretty much the only time they come in. There’s a bit during the bridge, but that’s just short chords. Not the best keys part in Blitz, but it’s not the worst.
This song isn’t that difficult for vocals. The great thing about this song is that it’s just one of those big mega hits that people at a party are going to know right away, and subsequently, be able to do well on vocals.
This song appeared on disc for Rock Band Blitz, so naturally it’d be fun to play, right? Well, it’s not horrible, but there are a few times where you may have difficulty leveling some instruments (mainly the keys). The best super instrument is super guitar.
Pick of the week: I’ve Done Everything For You
This week is great for: Singers
What should you buy: I’ve Done Everything For You (because you should already have Jessie’s Girl)