Paperboy was one of those strange games that gets a lot of attention simply because of the concept - riding a bike through neighborhoods infested with people and animals and lawnmowers that are out to maim you while trying to deliver your paper, and break things too . . . my, my . . this is a badass remix of the commodore version's soundtrack, contributed by WWW.C64AUDIO.COM and arranged by "The Dead Guys"
I dig the voices! I think it sets the stage and adds to the
tripiness of the arrangement. Brought a smile to my face. Killer
beats and interpretation! Putting this one on my playlist.- dANGER boy on December 11, 2011
A little trip hop, and it's not bad. I wasn't fond of the voices,
but it didn't detract from the ReMix too much on my end. Not
amazing, but very good all in all.- Crulex on October 21, 2011
It has been years since I was here last. I felt obligated to
register and give my two cents. This remix has been with me for a
long time. Over the years it's been transferred from three PCs, a
Mac, countless CDs and now my iPod. I've always had it mixed in
with my regular stuff, which is metal (Carcass, Decapitated, Anata,
etc) and I just love it. I lost the actual title and artist a while
ago, and forgot what it was called and who made it, I just always
knew it was a Paperboy remix. I've fixed that now :D
Waxing poetic aside, I just plain love this piece. This is the only
mix on the site by these guys? That is a shame. I would love to
hear more.- BlackCurtains on April 27, 2010
What the heck was with those voices?
This is a pretty weird song in terms of approach. It has an artsy
feel to it that reminds me of trip hop, which is pretty refreshing
to hear. I actually have to say I enjoy this song quite a bit,
which is impressive considering this is song #12.
There are some rough areas in production, but this surprisingly
holds up pretty well in comparison to most songs on the site around
that time period and even further. I felt that the arrangement was
a tad repetitive, and it could've used some more variation, but for
a trip hoppish song, it isn't the worst thing in the world since it
isn't super repetitive on all levels.- Bahamut on January 14, 2010
Most people who commented have it: beats are awesome, background
noises are not. The voices don't seem to have a place in the track,
whch is what gets people thinking they are extraneous.
Bass line is repetative, but that's alright. Generally fits this
style of mix, though I'm a fan of having more variation myself.
Easily something to start rapping over.
Not my thing, but for it's age it holds up pretty decently.- DragonAvenger on November 4, 2009
The beats are clearly the strong point here, they are really good.
I love the sound of the snare and the bass drum.
The sound effects and vocal clips I could really do without, they
just seem annoying to me. I was worried that the simple source
track would be grating, but it's actually pretty well transformed,
with the main line slowed down and with the rhythm changed
slightly; played by the bass. I'd even say it's an improvement over
the original. There is too much random crap going on in the
background though, and that makes the track a little harder to
listen to repeatedly for me.
The synths are passable, nothing jumps out as being fantastic.
Those beats are awesome though.- OA on July 11, 2007
It was kinda cool to see this review get back to the top of the
list, especially seeing as Mythril Nazgul's own rap version of the
same theme just got accepted by the judges' panel (congrats!). Nice
indicator of how far ReMixes have come in terms of quality over the
years. Anyway, it would be unfair of me (and also the wrong place)
to compare the two, so as far as a review goes:
I think this mix would have a lot of merit if it, for one thing,
didn't have so many annoying background noises, some of which sound
like a TV was on full volume during the recording session. At
first, I wanted to say the mix sounded cluttered, but on a second
listening I realized it wasn't a bunch of instruments struggling
for dominance, it was just all that background noise getting in the
Some sharper-sounding synths wouldn't hurt, either.- OmegaDonut on October 10, 2005
There's definately not enough hip-hop work on this site. Too many
dance beats and not enough phat beats. The synth samples in this
track are a bit simplistic; that's all I'd change. Maybe throw in
some rap... that's it. The beat is hella tight and works perfectly
with the piano. Nice work.- meccaneer on October 9, 2005
Ha! This is very funny!
In contra/position, this remix is good. However in my opinion, that
is veeeeeeeeery tiring. I listened this some times and annoyed me.
The arrangement is "sad"! The voices are stupids. Sincerely, I
don´t like this work. Two thumbs down.- Txai on January 27, 2005
a great remix with style...
one of my favourite ReMixes :D- Snoozer on January 27, 2004
Great remix.- Zeality on January 16, 2004
[b]Dead Guys Like us...[/b]- D on August 2, 2003
8O :twisted: this remix was a very interesting piece of music. i
liked the beat and the techno style. i cant belive all of the shit
you pack into this overreaction of a game about paper. i think i
recall that "its a trip, its got a funky beat, [and i can bug out
to it]" from the beastie boys at some point, but whatever. and i
just caught on to a guy proclaiming the most likely inspiration to
this beautiful musical number, exclaiming "marijuana" :roll:. keep
up the good work, i have listened to your remix for a while now,
and i wish that you could do another. good stuff, good stuff. 8)- respectfulcrumpet on April 1, 2003
This is great. The second half is way more enjoyable at a
listen-at-one-segment-at-a-time song, but the first half is
basically a build to it. I wish there were two versions of this:
this one and a "short edit" or whatever. I would always hear this
in my mp3 player before I could tell you more than half the names
of the OC songs if they played and that "funky beat" sample sounded
like this was from a very weird game. Turns out I was right!
Definitely try this out...don't let the date posted fool you. Oh
BTW "The Dead Guys" have some more mixes on http://remix.kwed.org/
and I'd have to say this is the best out of all of them.- AnotherOneBitesTheDust on March 27, 2003
The first time I downloaded "Peaperboyah" by The Dead Guys, I kinda
said "WTF? I played Paperboy and I don't even recognize this." The
deliberatly slower pace of this track made me have to listen to it
several times in order to pluck the original theme and really get a
feel for the track, but I certainly like how this mix turned out
after I gave it a chance. I can't really put my finger on what
exactly this is, but the sound is unique as far as OCR's concerned.
If you liked slower stuff like DarK PurPLe's "The DarK Underground"
(SMB2), you should DL "Peaperboyah", listen to it's trancyness a
few times and make your decision after that. Mixes like this don't
necessarily jump out at you from the first time you listen to them,
but I think this one's a keeper.- Liontamer on December 11, 2002