View Full Version : OCR00214 - Lunar: The Silver Star 'Singing Pretzel'
05-16-2002, 05:27 PM
Just.. .. DJP.. You know we all love you right? The remix is awesome,
but please, dont sing.. I really like this remix.. i really really do, but
it just makes me feel dirty to know it's you singing. :( When I do a
remix that I sing in, and I do plan on doing that, THEN i'll quit bitching. (:
09-07-2002, 04:23 AM
This is a VERY nice ReMix. The electronic (instrumental) aspects are all superb. The vocals are surprisingly professional and are actually astoundingly good! The drum loop is very satisfying, with a very exciting (if predictable) beat. The modulation is above average, even for DJP. The only criticism I can make is that DJP needs to enunciate more. Then again, I suppose I'm the pot calling the kettle black, but we can all learn from some constructive criticism. ;)
09-20-2002, 07:01 AM
Wow...Uhm...What should I say...I have no idea what the original title is, But for a guy singing a woman's lead, DjP, Your pretty darned good. I actually like your mix ALMOST as much as the original. Sorry Pal, But you just can't muster up to a woman's talent. But...I really liked it.
10-13-2002, 11:06 AM
:::Screams and covers ears::: MY EARS ARE BLEEDING!!!!! Nah im just kidding, its a great remix man, i know how it feels to record a vocal, you never think it's right you get real insecure about it. I'm glad you mustered up the courage to submit it, i know it would have been tough for me!! But saying that i work for a anime fan sub group, and im lending vocals to someones new remix that i hope you will post real soon!
OH my i am afraid this one is what we call bad... I am sorry to say that i love Lunar it is my favorite game of all time, but this mix is bad. I really don't like the singing. I loved djpretzels Xenogears mix were he sings but this one is best put by my good friend Nall.... MY EARS!!! THEY ARE BLEEDING!!! 3/10 sadly you got a three because i love the game and that is only why.
12-16-2002, 10:41 PM
You guys are a bit harsh on the singing. It wasn't THAT bad. I think I coulda done it better (*CoughMaybeNotCough*), but hey, not bad at all.
The remix itself was very nice. Up to Pretzel's usual quality.
Hey! My first review! :D
01-29-2003, 03:07 AM
Actually, I never liked the original much, but this is pretty good--until the end when vocals get a bit messed, though I must say that I would be pretty hard to sing the female part. I would have to say that SSSC's theme is better, and you could probably do a pretty good cover of that, too.
01-29-2003, 12:41 PM
Funny... DJP sings about as well as I do (which is not much of a compliment!) but I like this one. There's just sort of a charm to the vocals that I can't explain. I also like his Xenogears "7 Years Broken" mix.
03-12-2003, 03:13 AM
I love how you throw in that random solo in for no good reason.
I haven't heard the original, but from the melody (I'm assuming you sang the exact tune with no variation) it doesn't really please me.
I was just going to post the top sentence, but I saw there were actually people who took the time to actually say something about it =)
I'd listen to anything else any day =)
NOO WHY MUST I PUT SMILEYS! I'M NOT REALLY HAPPY IT'S ALL JUST SPECULATION! BELLICOSE!
03-12-2003, 03:41 AM
I didn't make this, btw. It was my evil twin brother, Zorlog, whom the family keeps in a cage and only lets out for sunlight on the summer solstice. He must have used what little time he had whilst emancipated to record a questionable Lunar mix, w/ vocals, and post it under my name. Bastard.
Along with my Contra and Sailor Moon mixes, not my finest hour, admittedly. Has some redeeming qualities, but not redeeming enough. Might one day return to re-record and attempt to fix this sonic injustice, but I seem to remember something about not tempting the fates twice . . .
Relative to much of what I've heard in my tenure as the Rupert Giles of OCR, however, I do still find this listenable.
05-03-2003, 04:44 PM
hey Pretzel.. don't feel bad, it was actually pretty good... cept I couldn't understand a damn word in it.. of course that might have been the generous amount of crack I had smoked earlier that made it alright.. I'll try listening to it again soon.. not now.. collloors :p
Dread Pirate Salty Pete
05-08-2003, 09:00 PM
I think it's more the concept than the song that's frightening.
06-03-2003, 01:53 AM
Wait a minute, that wasn't so bad. Actually the singing pitches were very well controlled in the song. The beginning of song turned out very nice too, in my opinion, the best part of the song. It had a nice soft atmosphere to it. The singing did become a little repetitious, but that was because of the song's tune itself. Yeah, it is kind of a difficult song to sing to, but the effort was admirable. So a pat on the back for djpretzel.
ho ho ho
06-03-2003, 03:29 AM
:| Well, I liked the solo... Er, sorry DJP, but these vocals are pushed too far in the back and poorly recorded. I'm not saying I'm any better a singer or anything, but people criticize works of art they could never make themselves all the time. I think it would be a good idea to retry this, record the vocals better or something. The instrumental aspects are very well done, if not a bit muddy. The bass pwnz me, so kudos for that.
06-09-2003, 04:35 PM
Hey, I think this took guts. I don't know the original song, but I like the quality of DJP's voice here. It coulda been recorded with a little better quality, I grant you, but the singing itself actually rawks. He sounds like a mellower version of George Michael (and that's a compliment!), and I think the effect fits the song.
06-10-2003, 12:25 AM
Sorry, I still gotta call this bad. Not because djpretzel is a bad singer--I really liked 7YearsBroken (http://remix.overclocked.org/detailmix.php?mixid=OCR00383)--but because this was just a pretty bad take. In any case, not the worst OCRemix I've heard, but pretty far down. Glad to see that with experience comes improvement; maybe one of these days I'll take a crack at singing.
(If that happens, then fly, you fools!)
06-12-2003, 11:22 PM
Hey, I like it! I went through 1-4, then repeated them with emphasis, and figured I was in for a ride. I was ready to cringe, too...
Regardless, you did a great job with this, and managed to turn a song I can't stand into a song I enjoy. Imagine that.
09-23-2003, 08:19 PM
I am quite a very good singer (even on boy band levels) And I thought that Pretzel did a very nice job on this remix. I haven't actually heard this version of this song but I am very pleased with how it turned out.
Oh and one more thing.
Tell Zorlog that my good bud of his Zarnoff says "Hi!"
11-25-2003, 09:43 PM
I was pleasantly surprised with this one. DJp sounds a lot different than I imagined and he sings quite well by my usual standards i.e. a lot better than me. This just makes me more eager to meet the guy.
01-23-2004, 09:00 PM
This is all very good man but, CAN'T YOU AT LEAST HIGHER A PROFISSIONAL SINGER?!?!?!?!??
Since you're not tone-deff I can't argue anymore.
03-31-2004, 11:47 PM
actually, i don't think it's too bad. i mean sure, DJP singing those lyrics seems kinda freaky. but i don't think the last guy should be telling DJP off for not hiring a pro singer when he can't even spell deaf right
04-22-2004, 05:41 PM
That was pretty good actually. I've never heard the original but i will be getting the game it is from here in a few days. Anyway, not to be offensive or anything but could you post an instrumental version of your remix, DJPretzel?
the frantic melon
06-17-2004, 05:57 AM
...I think i'm a little turned on by djpreztel. (fear not, pretz- I are female!) Sure, it's not professional quality singing, but it's pretty damn good, nonetheless, and really adds to the mix. Keep it up, man!
07-24-2004, 05:44 PM
...bravo mr. djpretzel, bravo. :P
10-06-2004, 03:35 AM
Holy sh*t he's singing! XD!!! I love it!
Now I have to check out that Xenogears one!
10-12-2004, 11:08 AM
HOLY SH*T!! I... I... I...
I like this a bunch.... I give it 8/10 hoes ...I mean ho's 8O
10-31-2004, 03:45 AM
m00t... Yer not that Bad... I liked it though!!! 8 1/2
11-02-2004, 06:31 AM
I like it Good job, It is much better then the original one that I have from the Lunar soundtrack.
11-09-2004, 05:42 PM
Wow, this remix is great. you had me rolling on the floor for a good 2 minutes. Thanks djp
02-09-2005, 03:50 PM
In all honesty, you have a decent voice. I've been singing for the past 13 years and know that there are far, far worse out there.
Not to mention, it was entertaining. I sang that song for the talent show in 9th grade. ^_^[/i]
02-09-2005, 04:17 PM
I'm not into this type very much, what with the electrical instruments, but it was still very nice.
02-13-2005, 02:58 AM
This mix is foremost a victim of the poor vocal recording quality.
Pretz really isn't a bad singer at all, in this mix (obviously very early) he doesn't have much control, but that kind of thing can be fixed with practice.
I really like his voice as well :)
As for the mix, I'm a sucker for the sharp percussion, (like Protricity's DK Mine Cart mix) though I usually prefer mixes that are a little denser (Khalal's FF6 Devil's Lab comes to mind as one of my favorites).
08-06-2005, 11:47 PM
Thats a tough one, to start with the original track was extremely bad considering the rest of the music in the game. I give you credit for trying. The girl in the original was straight out of an 80s hair band.
08-28-2005, 06:54 PM
AAALLL THRUUUUU THEEE NAAAIIIGGHHHTTTTT!
...Ahaha, I must say it was, as they say nowadays, "BERY GUD!"
The singing was adequate enough to not ruin the remix(especially the part quoted above =P), and the mix itself is good, so *thumbsup*
09-04-2005, 08:40 PM
you scare me djpretzel
01-11-2006, 08:16 AM
Your song makes me smile, djpretzel. I would be interested to hear this song done with better vocal quality, because it's what the pulls the song down. But I do like it; it makes me remember me and my own friends doing karaoke and impressing the shit out of several people in the room. My hats off to you for the putting yourself out there.
03-18-2006, 12:07 AM
I love this remix. It was done very well, but unfourtunatly, I can't compare it to the Sega CD version of the game, because I have only played the PSX version, but that doesn't matter. Very well done, and I think you are very critical on your vocals, I thought they were fine.
12-10-2007, 12:50 AM
Er... you have a very interesting voice, DJP.
Though, I can't deny that listening to this song does make me smile. KF
This is the best remix on the site.
04-01-2008, 09:17 PM
This is the best remix on the site.
Hahahaha! Nice timing.
01-07-2009, 03:14 AM
Ha man, this isn't too bad. Nice attempt for your first. I know I can't sing worth crap! XP
JaDE ARaN HaRuNo
02-16-2009, 04:45 AM
I don't care what anyone says.
Like I told him at dinner when he visited Jordan & I in Vegas...
I love this song.
I like how the choir opens up like a reminder of the human instrument that will lead the mix. Sprinkly percussion is soon joined by an amphibious bass, forming the backbone to support the singing. The synth at 0:44 serves as a welcome stepping stone to the chorus. I would've liked to hear a sparse section where the subtle pad in the back has more air time - it sounds both mysterious and calming.
The bass-dominated breakdown really sounds like it wants me to "get down" based on its mini-nosedives. As if understanding the sentiment, the warpy synth at 1:08 has a pleasurable romp before cheekily assisting the vocals in the final section. 1:29-1:31 is a contagiously hopeful mini-climax; it holds my emotions at a high point until the end.
Close listening shows that the vocals generally echo the notes in the source, and except for one line, the lyrics match up to the letter. djp's not at fault for the voice cracks and wavers in the louder/higher pitches - male adolescence is to blame. But I digress. On the flip side, his whispers are sexy, even snakelike, especially when noting the "dark storm that soon will paSSSS." Matching the speed of the original leaves some words inaudible, sure, but without lyrics on hand, even the source isn't 100% clear.
Moral of the mix: Zorlog needs more lovin'. More time in the sun. Singing Pretzel brims with a holy magic that Fighting Through the Darkness lacks.
12-15-2009, 05:13 AM
Well, I'm mixed here. The backing track is pretty solid and has some good movement. Vocals, though, I just can't get into. Sorry DJP :/. Big props for putting yourself out there and trying something like this, though.
The vocal performance was pretty good, but the recording and mixing of it wasn't so hot. The solo was cool, and the percussion was well layered. The mixing does hurt the track a little, but it's definitely not un-listenable, unless of course you hate vocal remixes. :<
Cool that is got some discussion going too. I'd like to hear an updated version. :-)
05-31-2010, 08:17 PM
I've always felt like the singing wasn't that bad - this song still has some charm to it.
The production is where the song suffers though...I wonder if Dave would ever revisit this song :lol:
06-07-2010, 05:26 PM
The production is where the song suffers though...I wonder if Dave would ever revisit this song :lol:
Last year at MAGFest:
Me: Didn't you do the vocals on Town Life?
GT: That was David actually, not me.
Me: ...wait, DJP did that?
Me: ...man, he's come a long way since Singing Pretzel
06-30-2010, 10:13 AM
I still love this song! One of my favorites here <3
02-20-2011, 04:56 AM
Catchy source. Mix is a bit short, though.
0:12 pretty good vox for the first time
1:09 nice synth solo
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