Guitar Hero: On Tour setlist misses the point

From the latest issue of Nintendo Power comes the set list for the upcoming Nintendo DS portable concert, Guitar Hero: On Tour. Take a gander for a moment, if you can pull yourselves away from the collage your’re making from your back issues of Tiger Beat and BOP. 

“Do What You Want” – OK Go
“All The Small Things” – Blink 182
“Spiderwebs” – No Doubt
“Are You Gona Be My Girl” – Jet
“We’re Not Gonna Take It” – Twisted Sister
“All Star” – Smash Mouth
“Breed” – Nirvana
“Jessie’s Girl” – Rick Springfield
“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” – Pat Benatar
“This Love” – Maroon 5
“Heaven” – Los Lonely Boys
“Helicopter” – Bloc Party
“China Grove” – The Doobie Brothers
“Rock and Roll All Nite” – KISS (cover by Line 6)
“What I Want” – Daughtry

Well OK then. That just happened. The problem here is not the quality of the songs — that’s all subjective, and personal preference. The issue I see is the completely and utter lack of “the rock.” Outside of a few tracks like Twisted Sister or KISS, a lot of this seems like the “rock” you hear on most top 40 stations (and I listen to them in my car, so I know, God damn it). 

There’s no way of knowing if this list is complete (15 songs does seem kind of short), so it’s entirely possible Guitar Hero: On Tour will retain the rock spirit when it ships this June.

[Via CVG]

Nick Chester