ReMix: Pac-Man "Sinergia" 4:28

By Sinergia

Arranging the music of one song...

"Start Music"

Primary Game: Pac-Man (Namco, 1980, ARC), music by Toshio Kai

Posted 2000-02-26, evaluated by djpretzel


This just cracks me up all to bits . . Sinergia, a band from Chile, South America, put together this hard funk mix of Pac-Man, complete with smashingly good lyrics, for your listening pleasure . . It's rather well done, with nice bass and wah-wah guitar, and it's also wonderfully goofy as well. . .

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timaeus222
on 2015-05-20 14:20:09

Wow this is actually really interesting. I could see it being posted today as some kind of ""controversial"" remix. It's creative for sure, even if it's not everyone's cup of tea. I don't speak or understand Spanish but I think the song is pretty amusing and definitely 'listenable'.

Also, side note, what is with production on old OCR being consistently not-fantastic? It's not like MUSIC sounded worse back in the day... eh whatever. This song is better than some, anyway.

The OCR standards were still improving from 1999 to 2007 or so; the production is more consistent from 2007-on.

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Tables
on 2015-05-20 11:01:03

Wow this is actually really interesting. I could see it being posted today as some kind of ""controversial"" remix. It's creative for sure, even if it's not everyone's cup of tea. I don't speak or understand Spanish but I think the song is pretty amusing and definitely 'listenable'.

Also, side note, what is with production on old OCR being consistently not-fantastic? It's not like MUSIC sounded worse back in the day... eh whatever. This song is better than some, anyway.

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jnWake
on 2015-03-28 11:38:12
In the earliest days of OCR, djp contacted the artists and asked if he could include specific songs on the site, so Sinergia, Chris Abbott, Instant Remedy, and IIRC, Rayza's first mix (among others) were ones where djp reached out to those artists in his efforts to get music in the very beginning of the site.

Ah, interesting.

I still encourage people to listen to Sinergia's music. It's hilarious and amazing. If you speak Spanish you'll love the lyrics, but the style is ridiculously fun even if you can't understand what the hell the lyrics are about.

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Liontamer
on 2015-03-28 10:42:41
It's quite unlikely that the band themselves uploaded this song here though, but you never know.

In the earliest days of OCR, djp contacted the artists and asked if he could include specific songs on the site, so Sinergia, Chris Abbott, Instant Remedy, and IIRC, Rayza's first mix (among others) were ones where djp reached out to those artists in his efforts to get music in the very beginning of the site.

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evktalo
on 2015-03-28 06:58:57

As far as the most creative take on this theme, the competition is actually pretty tough between this, Cloud Garden and Glass Cage.. All great examples how you can bend a little (but weighty) video game tune in many, many surprising directions.

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Black_Doom
on 2015-03-28 06:01:35

Wow, this is pretty damn cool for the 28th remix, it aged quite well. Even despite its age, it is probably the most creative remix of this short-but-sweet jingle. Love the Spanish spirit of this song. And the funk here is just damn catchy. Nice! :nicework:

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timaeus222
on 2014-08-08 13:33:06

I almost fell off my chair laughing to this. This is hilarious. It's like Spanish Screamo. :lmassoff:

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jnWake
on 2012-07-08 16:47:21

I'd have never expected to find something like this here lol.

Sinergia is actually a pretty popular rock band here in Chile. They call their style "Metal Pajarito", which literally translates to "Birdie Metal".

It's quite unlikely that the band themselves uploaded this song here though, but you never know.

P.D. If you liked this song, check other songs by these guys (you can find more in Youtube):

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They are a fun band, with quite an interesing take on metal music. Drums and bass are amazing in most of their songs.

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Crulex
on 2011-10-06 10:44:35

Now this has flavor! This ReMix is a buried treasure for sure and it's got so much to offer in such a different sounding package. The way it goes from smooth and cool to hard-hitting guitars and then the more lively part from 2:50 on and back was awesome! So much Chile soul in this one. If I had to nit-pick, I'd say my only wish was that the guitars were louder in the "Pac-Man!" parts, so that it wasn't overtaken by the singer. Still, this is a beast ReMix.

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Marmiduke
on 2011-07-05 12:18:53

How is this not a cult favourite? It's a remarkably strong gem buried in the archaic drum-looped MIDI wasteland of the early OCR catalogue. And one of those VERY rare beasts that could even pass off as a modern mix. Dare I say it might pass the judges...? (No. No, I would not dare.)

Technically, its a pretty basic package, but it's adorned with so much personality and surprisingly interesting expansions of the source tune. I'm actually pretty stunned that something like this came so early. Very enjoyable stuff. It's a tragedy that I had forgotten this thing existed for so long. It should be one of the greats.

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OA
on 2009-06-24 11:05:53

Wow, I wasn't expecting something like this at all. :o

Pretty awesome, and runs way longer than expected.

I like it :-)

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evktalo
on 2009-01-10 11:22:59

Fantastic stuff. I love how there are so many gems to discover in OCR even after listening for so long..

--Eino

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Dhsu
on 2008-10-22 00:50:12

I just stumbled on this through the Rainwave stream.

So awesome.

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Jaybell
on 2007-05-31 18:06:41

I forgot that this mix existed. I'm ashamed, because this song is SO GLORIOUS.

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Compiler
on 2007-05-02 01:14:31

Spanish is my fist language... so.. i tried to translate to english this goofy song.

Don't laugh at my bad english ~D:

I don't like to see how they ruin

my friend's life with their lost dreams

You look at the clock and start shaking

Knowing the time to cry is coming

They make you say

things you don't want to say

They make you do

things you shouldn't do

The time has come

To start playing again...

I had a normal infancy

Nothing got to disturb myself

But i learned to control

The non-stop devouring monster

Now i can't stop to play...

PAC MAN!

They had a normal infancy

Nothing got to disturb them

But they learned to control

The non-stop devouring monster

Now they can't stop to play...

PAC MAN!

And it goes like...

Do the twist!

I can´t stop

I can´t stop

I can´t stop to play

I can´t stop

I can´t stop

I can´t stop

Life is just to play, to play...

Life is just to play, to play...

Life is just to play, to play...

I said life is just to play, to play...

I said life is just to play, to play...

Life...

Life...

Life...

Life... is just to...

PLAY...

PAC MAN!!!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Pac-Man (Namco, 1980, ARC)
Music by Toshio Kai
Songs:
"Start Music"

Tags (17)


Genre:
Hip Hop, Rap, Rock, Ska
Mood:
Aggressive, Dark, Funky, Funny
Instrumentation:
Electric Guitar, In-game FX, Screaming, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Arrangement > Quintet
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Production > Live Recording
Regional > World
Time > Tempo: Variable

File Information


Name:
Pac-Man_Sinergia_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
4,387,796 bytes
MD5:
03ba60b0b60a3b26cc7e6383ba4670c5
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
4:28

SPANISH:

No me gusta ver como le amargan la vida
A mis amigos con el sueño perdido.
Miras el reloj y te pones a temblar
Sabiendo que llega el momento de llorar.
Te hacen decir
Cosas que no quieres.
Te hacen hacer
Cosas que no debes.
El momento llegó, llegó,
De ponerse a jugar otra vez.

¡Hey!

Yo tuve infancia normal
En que nada me llegó a perturbar.
Pero aprendí a controlar
Al monstruo que devora sin cesar.
Ahora no puedo dejar de jugar,
Ya no puedo dejar de jugar...
¡PAC-MAN!
¡PAC-MAN!
¡PAC-MAN!
¡PAC-MAN!

Ellos tuvieron infancia normal
En que nada les llegó a perturbar.
Pero aprendieron a controlar
Al monstruo que devora sin... sin cesar.
Ahora no pueden dejar de jugar,
No, ya no pueden dejar de jugar, jugar...
¡PAC-MAN!
¡PAC-MAN!
¡PAC-MAN!
¡PAC-MAN!

¡Y dice...
A bailar el twist!
No puedo dejar,
No puedo dejar,
No puedo dejar de jugar.
No puedo dejar,
No puedo dejar,
No puedo dejar...

La vida es tan solo jugar jugar.
La vida es tan solo jugar jugar.
La vida es tan solo jugar jugar.
Te digo la vida es tan solo jugar, jugar.
Te digo la vida es tan solo jugar, jugar.
La vida...
La vida...
La vida...
La vida...
¡La vida es tan solo...
JUGAR!
¡PAC-MAN!

ENGLISH:

I don't like to see how they ruin the life
Of my friends with their lost dreams.
You look at the clock and start shaking,
Knowing the time to cry is coming.
They make you say
Things that you don't want to.
They make you do
Things you shouldn't do.
The time has come, has come,
To start playing again.

Hey!

I had a normal childhood,
In which nothing bothered me.
But I learned to control
The monster that devours non-stop.
And now I can't stop playing,
I just cannot stop playing...
PAC-MAN!
PAC-MAN!
PAC-MAN!
PAC-MAN!

They had a normal childhood,
In which nothing bothered them.
But they learned to control
The monster that devours non-, non-stop.
And now they can't stop playing,
Oh no, they just cannot stop playing...
PAC-MAN!
PAC-MAN!
PAC-MAN!
PAC-MAN!

And it goes like,
Do the twist!
I can't stop,
I can't stop,
I can't stop playing.
I can't stop,
I can't stop,
I can't stop...

Life is just playing.
Life is just playing.
Life is just playing.
I tell you, life is just playing.
I tell you, life is just playing.
Life...
Life...
Life...
Life...
Life is just...
PLAYING!
PAC-MAN!

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