ReMix: Chrono Cross 'Radical Punks'
2,973,696 bytes, 2:25, 160kbps
Streaming preview on YouTube
Did I ever mention how much I absolutely love The Clash? From Should I Stay or Should I Go? to Train in Vain to Rock the Casbah, an awesome and versatile band. So, when I heard the intro to ailsean's latest punk track from Chrono Cross, I smiled and started singing 'Janie Jones' in my head . . . well, at least until the melody came in. This has a nice epic feel and, despite being 'punk' in some elements of its form (drums and aspect of the guitar verses and especially the intro bassline) does have a nice uplifting major-key chorus of sorts. Ailsean is great for that meaty guitar power lead sound, where every note has JUST the right amount of edge to it, so that nothing sounds thin and ugly, but all notes have body and grit to them. I've always dug that (yeah, I grooved out to Slash's guitar solos in old Guns & Roses songs when I was a lad ^^) so this is perfect for me, and in two minutes and 25 seconds, manages to kick some pretty varied booty. I say grab it and get ready to air guitar in your basement :)
- Im_Just_Shawn on January 19, 2010
- metalsnakejuice on December 18, 2009
- yosefu on July 11, 2009
It's got that essential rawness to it that completely puts the theme out of its element, but I really think it works in its favour. There's a lot to the original composition that is revealed once you throw the basics, like tempo and context, to the wind and just hammer it. In a way, it's a good decision not to expand too much on arrangement, because the subtle, natural elements would likely get too confused, especially with the various cameos throughout. I think it could have worked, but it comes with a great risk, and I'm just glad it works as good as it does now.
Terrific job, Ailsean, wherever you may be.
- Marmiduke on June 8, 2009
Some of the drum panning at the very beginning was a little weird, and the bass sample is pretty uninspiring, but the guitars more than make up for it. The shift to the second theme near the end is absolutely inspiring, with a great drop out transition to it right before. Really uplifting stuff, and I wish it lasted longer.
Really nice stuff though.
- OA on March 23, 2009
- Echo on May 14, 2008
- Domukaz on July 27, 2006
- RussellChamp on January 20, 2006
- Liontamer on August 30, 2005
- Vero on January 2, 2005
- DragonFireKai on August 24, 2004
I can't wait for more.
- eoaifhgak;shg on August 22, 2004
- Tacitus on March 25, 2004
Yet another great remix from Ailsean. And from Chrono Cross too, one of the games I loved the music from. Radical Dreamers was a good song IMO, and this just improves it. Instead of vocals I can't understand (but that sound quite good nonetheless), voila! A guitar, of which I am a big fan of. The drums give it a good feel, and it has all been put together quite well, considering the transition from a soft song to a punk rock one. And just as it get a little dull and loopy, it ends nicely. Thumbs up to you Ailsean, you've made another great remix.
- AhrenNighthawk on November 24, 2003
- campkillyourself on April 15, 2003