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05-23-2002, 05:02 PM
Earthbound 'Venus-Signed Banana Peel'
There are some songs that are poorly done, where you feel the artist could have poured a whole lot more work into it. There are others that are excellently composed, but really, we've heard it all before. But then there are the songs that seriously jump at you, and make you go "Wow! What the hell was that? Bring that back here again!" This one defiantly, and I mean DEFINATLY, meets the latter criteria. Here we have a unique collaboration arranged and performed with much pizzazz by Injury, and by Aquas who wrote these stunning lyrics. If you download this one, even if you donít like it much, Iím sure youíll agree that you havenít heard anything like it for a long time. I doubt youíll here another one like this for a while, either, so you better savour it while it lasts.
02-17-2003, 06:44 PM
I relly like this ReMix, qurky, jazzy, odd but enjoyable lyrics, and a decent singer. Earthbound was one of my favorite SNES game, and this ReMix does justice. Good job Injury and Aquas.
03-06-2003, 02:23 AM
the music and the singing is great. the part with jeff.. that..frightens me a tad. but it's a great remix. yay!
06-23-2003, 02:02 AM
there was a link to see the lyrics, the link didn't work. i would like to see the lyrics.
Nice! I can almost hear Starla calling out after the song "Hey, don't forget to tip your waitress! I'm here until Friday, try the veal!"
....the part about Jeff seriously weirds me out... 8O
08-04-2004, 05:57 AM
Nice song i say, writing lirics takes a lot of work and has a cool jazzy stile, but all i can say is the ending, in my opinion it should be softer, just that, all the oter stuf i say its great good job =P
08-25-2004, 07:47 PM
What a sexy voice, and used for this purpose, I have absolutely no complaints. ;)
11-07-2004, 02:38 AM
Awesome song! I laughed out loud when I heard she was singing it to Jeff! But who is singing this song, gamewise? I think it's Paula. Still, awesome job, keep remixin'!
01-28-2005, 06:19 AM
Such a great song. The voice, the music, the fact we get to hear a someone, a woman no less, sing "Poo will be coming back soon". :D
This is one of my absolute favorites.
01-28-2005, 06:21 AM
i was just about to review this song
its hilarious how shes singing to jeff
what a great voice she has
soothing accompianate too in the background
02-11-2005, 10:36 AM
Oh man, this is great! The fact she's singing to Jeff is hilarious, and it's doubled by the fact my name is Jeff, and I look quite a bit like the Jeff in Earthbound! Although not quite as nerdy looking...
Slightly disturbing, funny, and touching in an odd way; that's what Earthbound is, isn't it? :D
Oh this one is very well done. Everything straight down to the title is ALL EARTHBOUND. We see a lot of good mixes on this site, but rarely do we see a mix which gets back to the game the song comes from. The Incredible Singing Robot is another that comes to mind, and ICO- Save Me does similar things. Now we have this.
They've stuck with the gritty blues bar feel of the original and have added in the singing to exenuate this piece. I'm not sure who the singer is, but the voice fits really well. Not the best singer around, but it does sound like I'd imagine venus would.
The lyrics are a surprise, mostly because they're raunchy and silly in a song that could be very personal. But that's Earhtbound for ya.
The best part is the piano, doing a little improv underneath the singing. Not enough to steal the spotlight, but enough to add wonderful wonderful rythym and backdrop.
04-20-2005, 05:00 AM
This mix seems to add more jazz feel to the original tune, the piano being the leading reason of such. The drums in the background are good for the Jazz Waltz feel it's got. Good mix.
05-15-2006, 02:15 AM
Hah! I remember when Aquas first broadcast this on Radio PSI on starmen.net! Hilarious, and really well wrote. Gotta listen to this if you have any shred of love for Earthbound.
Vocals are pretty nice, but the backing track is mechanical and kind of underwhelming. It sounds like someone pressed the demo button on a cheapy keyboard and it happened to play an earthbound tune. Some of the piano starts to crowd the vocal as well frequency-wise.
Cute and cheeky song, but the samples are showing their age. Lyrics are funny enough, but I think i'd love it way more if I had played the game. Hihat outro is sortof WTF.
10-11-2012, 05:09 AM
Yeah, the piano leaves a ton to be desired right off the bat. starla's vocals are decent for back in the day, with some flat notes tucked in there. Kind of like djp's early vocal stuff where things don't really hold up today, it just shows you the potential for growth down the line. A couple more takes, some subtler auto-tune and killer production would bring out the best in her great singing voice, as her (amazing) collabs with Nicole Adams have shown.
With this mix, it would have been nice for there to have some more room ambiance, but I guess that would have created more of a quality disparity with the mega-fakey piano. It's too bad most mixers don't do re-dos, because I'd love to here an updated versions with higher-quality samples, and some better balance between the vocals and instruments. Interesting concept mix, even if the execution's dated.
10-20-2012, 04:57 AM
It sounds like someone pressed the demo button on a cheapy keyboard and it happened to play an earthbound tune.I must have this keyboard.
01-22-2013, 10:47 PM
I put on all of the EB remixes and when we got to this one, my wife asked, "Are you SURE this game is a good one for kids?"
I pointed out that the lyrics weren't in the game.
The imperfections in the piano fit the scene, but we could definitely do without them. They're not integral like in Calming The Angry Seas.
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