Okay, so I'm going to try something. Every Sunday, I've got the idea to attempt to discuss one song that should be on Rock Band. Now this of course is going to be biased based on my musical tastes, but hopefully since I listen to almost every genre (Minus Black Metal and Country), maybe I can keep an open opinion about this. Also I play guitar exclusively in Rock Band, so maybe I won't pick all guitar only songs. If you're not up to read what I've got, then go ahead and move on.
My criteria for songs is such: It has to be balanced for the whole band, or if it caters one instrument, that its somewhat fair to the other band members. For example: if I talk about a song all for the drummers, that at least there's a decent guitar part, not playing one or two notes the whole song.
So without further adieu, I've chosen Cuca's Tetas Y Chelas (Tits and Beer) as the first song. Just abit of background: Cuca is a Mexican hard rock (or Rock en Espanol) band that's known for a fairly aggressive sound and naughty lyrics. Also Cuca is slang for cockroach, just thought I'd throw that in there. Anyway, this song is fairly balanced for the band, focusing on drums and guitar. So let's break it down.
: Obviously in Spanish, so for all you English speakers, the language barrier is going to be the first hurdle. Also, Jose Fors doesn't slur his Spanish (I know many people that do), so all the syllables can be heard, maybe making it easier, but COULD lead to the whole "every syllable gets one of the note bars" thing. If you didn't understand that, think of how the vocal part on Dani California is, that's pretty much how this song goes. The song has a pretty steady tempo, so keeping up with Jose's singing shouldn't be too hard.
Fun Factor: 5/10
: The driving force of the song. Drums start the song along with vocals, and really set the energy for the song. I've played the drum part in real life, and the one thing about it is the intro gets you so pumped, chances are if you just get into it and jam, you'll just end up rushing it, throwing everyone off. During verses, the drummer kinda backs off, but the chorus, bridges, and to an extent the solo are drum-happy moments. I dunno, maybe its just something about hi-hats that get me going crazy.
Fun Factor: 10/10
: Guitar parts during the verses are okay, but honestly the bass part sounds a lot more fun. Everything else is pretty much guitar parts that get bar-fights started. Actually the whole song could start a bar fight, but whatever. The solo is intense energy-wise, not really hard to play. Its not a cheesy wimpy one, but nowhere near anything in a Metallica track. Either way, the solo will leave you happy, or needing new pants.
Fun Factor: 9/10
: Pretty much the guitar part, until you get to the verses. This is kinda give and take, depending on who you are. My girlfriend hates it when she's just playing a dumbed-down version of my part, but my friends kinda like it since they can't play expert guitar. Bass just kinda rides guitar's coat-tail during the solo, which is also a give/take affair. The verses are fun little jazzy riffs, but that only happens twice.
Fun Factor: 6/10
I doubt this song will come to Rock Band, but one can dream. An overall fun song, with the best theme evar. Oh, and should you want to look up the song, its from their "Con Pelotas" album.
Or this: http://www.last.fm/music/Cuca/Con+Pelotas/Tetas+y+chelas