I can't fully enjoy the PS3 without an ample supply of hookers and blow. How does that figure into your Reaganomics? - MegaStryker
I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, Sir, because I'm not myself you see. - Alice from Alice in Wonderland; the greatest book ever written
Best thing about those cards are how bad the pun/product writing is. "I only have Snake Eyes for you." "You've Duke'd it out with my heart and now I'm yours to command." "I have a Cobra Commander in my pants." - sheppy
How to read a review without being pissed off: 1. Decide prematurely whether the game is balls, or the second coming of flying spaghetti monster. 2. Go to www.metacritic.com and search for the game. 3. If flying spaghetti monster, click on first link. If balls, scroll to the end and click on the last link. 4. You should now be sitting and staring at a review you agree with. 5. Complement reviewer on such a well thought out and non biased review. -BlackSunEmpire-
That's because WWI was a pretty low-budget project, it was mostly about the story of soldiers in trenches and lay-low tactics, the sequel WWII, was really the bomb, with millions of dollars invested on it and top notch action sequences. - adrianboy
I think booze is a pretty cool guy. eh keeps me from doing the recaps on time and doesn't afraid of anything. - Pendleton21
Everyone else tolerates it because you're an attractive woman, I find that quite shallow. - Mousse420
*NOTE: I like that quote because at least I know if everyone is going to assume I'm female at least I'm attractive. Call me.
I was able to cause my child to fall into a well of depression after shattering his tailbone by horribly failing the see-saw QTE at the park three times in a row. Then I tried to cheer him up by buying him candy, but picked the one flavor he didn't like. It was like reliving my own childhood.
Xzyliac: @punisher898 Score! I wonder if Cyndi Lauper and Lady GaGa hang out together. #ponders
punisher898 (aka Occams Electric Toothbrush): @Xzyliac: I bet if they do its like the best Folger's coffee commercial ever.
That's awesome. Hollywood writers are the best! I had one make me an iced latte the other day. It was totally adequate! -Jumbo
Uno just brings out the animals in all of us. It's just too sexy of a game. -Sanious
Xzyliac, shut up, you\'re not cool. -Fear No Darkness
*NOTE: I would like to note that later on I explained myself to Fear No Darkness and he totally sent me an apologetic PM. He's a classy fella whom I'd love to share a drink with sometime.
If you've never had promiscuous thoughts about a Dreamcast then you're not a gamer. -GoldenGamerXero
WARNING: The article you are about to read is almost 100% opinion. This means it is in no way supposed to represent artist of any legendary status. It is purely to get the ol' juices flowing. If you disagree or have a band you think should be in RB please comment (I love finding new bands) or make your own blog.
41. Michael Jackson
Trivia: Did you know Michael Jackson was a beat-boxer? Is that seriously a profession?
I’m not even going to waste your time. If you haven’t heard enough about this guy I’m assuming you have no internet.
Trivia: The Temptations are two other groups, The Distants and The Primes, combined. They were originally called The Elgins but that was considered unmarketable by Motown Records.
Didn’t expect this did you? The Temptations are probably one of these most influential groups of soul and R&B and, by ripple effect, are second to The Beatles as one of the most important artist of our time. What other credentials do you people need? I’m actually a little upset I don’t have more songs to share because apparently they have some good live albums.
Genre: Hardcore punk
Trivia: This band is loud and fast and fast and loud.
AUUGH!!! I love this band!!!! Minor Threat is a hardcore punk band in a style sort of similar to the Dead Kennedys and Bad Brains. They began the “straight edge” movement in the punk community that did, and still does, try to make sobriety look “cool.” I don’t know how successful they’ve been.
Genre: Prog metal
Trivia: Lead singer explains the name a bit: "The umlaut over the 'y' has haunted us for years. We spent eleven years trying to explain how to pronounce it."
Formed in Bellevue Queensryche was formed with the intent of playing long epic ballads that told stories of stuff. Within two years the band had a mildly successful EP and enjoyed some fame on the metal circuit until 1988. In ’88 the band released their rock opera Operation: Mincrime. Then the band exploded and joined the ranks of Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, and The Who as masters of storytelling.
Trivia: The Black Keys played alongside Devo for a benefit concert for Barack Obama’s election.
Oh, The Black Keys. Often considered the rival to The White Stripes Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney have been strong forces in the indie community both with their influential style and their actions such as joining the panel for the 9th annual Independent Music Awards (these people get their own awards show now?). Most recently they’ve begun working within the hip-hop industry going so far as to create a Gorillaz-esque project called Blakroc where the band will come together with several hip-hop artist to do things musicians do and record.
Trivia: Patti Smith’s mother, Beverly Smith, was a jazz singer. Also, Patti Smith was briefly considered to lead Blue Oyster Cult.
Where to begin with Patti Smith? One of the more interesting characters in rock she was a huge player in the protopunk scene. She took the typical three chord progression of punk and applied beat poetry to it. She’s kind of, in my head, a female Iggy Pop. So take for that what you will. She hite a chord with critics, fans, and would be punks with the album Easter in 1978 which featured her fantastic and most successful single Because of the Night which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. Nice. Patti has remained an activist in the Green Party and is still an active musician with her most recent album, a live album called The Coral Sea which spans one huge epic (epic as in poem), earning her universal praise among critics and fans.
Trivia: Name an artist. Any artist. Chapman has played with them. These trivia facts are get lamer and lamer.
If Bob Dylan and Joan Baez had hit it off and has a kid I’m pretty convinced that kid would’ve been Tracy Chapman in some form. Probably the epitamy of “coffeehouse folk” Tracy Chapman has enjoyed a booming amount of success among the Godfathers (and mothers) of folk like Bob Dylan and legends like Eric Clapton. Her first big hit, Fast Car, continues to be one of the most emotional songs this writer has ever heard and you really owe it to yourself to listen to it and try to not feel like running away.
Genre: Classic rock
Trivia: Waterloo Sunset is almost universally accepted as the most beautiful song in rock. Seriously, it is.
The Kinks! Whoo! Often considered the Who alternative The Kinks were probably just as important as The Who in many ways. In fact even in some of the ways The Who is so famous. For example, The Who are credited with creating the most successful rock opera but did you know it was The Kinks who actually created the first rock opera a year earlier? And it itself was pretty damn successful. And of course we’ve all heard some version of The Kinks’ wildly popular song You Really Got Me. And did you know only band could ever knock The Beatles out of #1 in the UK? It was The Kinks. I’m not gonna give you a history lesson but the omission of The Kinks in Rock Band is almost a crime.
Genre: Alternative rock
Trivia: Topley-Bird made an apperance with Common on his album Universal Mind Control in the song Everywhere. She also made an appearance with Gorillaz on the track All Alone as well the unreleased track Snakes and Ladders.
If you've played Indigo Prophecy (or Farenheit or whatever) you've heard Topley-Bird's stuff. Don't recall? Okay remember the scene when you're playing as Carla and you're in her apartment and there's that radio blasting through playing that song you knew was the sexiest song you'd ever heard? That was Martina Topley-Bird and that song specifically was her fantastic track Sandpaper Kisses. We need more sexy in Rock Band.
Genre: Awesome, I mean dance punk
Trivia: Cansei De Ser Sexy references Death From Above in their song “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above.” HOLY SHIT I JUST GOT THAT!
I have no idea who the hell these people are. No clue. All I know is this was originally supposed to be another band who I decided didn’t deserve the spot so finally I pulled up my trusty “Artist I must check out” list and went to the the bottom where my most recent suggestions, the ones you guys have been offering, were. The first one I listened to was Death From Above 1979. I am hooked. Thank you guys.