ReMix: Chrono Trigger "Team Gato" 5:10

By Dale North, Mustin

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collab funk goofy hip-hop lyrics-original rapping singing vocals-male
Arranging the music of one song...

"Gato's Song"

Primary Game: Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES), music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda

Posted 2001-04-04, evaluated by djpretzel


Oh my tootsie . . . oh geeze. Have I got a ReMix for y'all. . seems Mustin and Dale North have been at it again. This ReMix defies categorization. This ReMix defies the boundaries of 3-dimensional time and space. This ReMix redefines the concept of 'Goofy' in all aspects. If I were one of those people that decided what we put on the space probes we launch into deep space to represent humanity, I'd throw this on in a heartbeat. What we've got here is the Gato theme from Chrono Trigger . . . with lyrics . . . sung several different ways. And that's all I'm gonna say. You're gonna have to download it to get the real skinny. This merely reaffirms my suspicion that Mustin is an alien sent down to permeate the world with infectious tunage and confusing moral values. And he's spreading it to other ReMixers, too . . .

djpretzel

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Necrox
on 2015-12-26 21:33:22

I'm impressed with the multiple somber takes on this upbeat source. I particularly liked the second. And then we get... some hip-hop mix. I like the EP-like synth in the background. Certainly not the most flowy mix but its creativity compensates.

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DaleNorth
on 2011-04-04 17:16:23
I have seen once, on the infinite reaches of this board, Dale or Mustin mentioning the possibilty of Team Gato 2. After seeing the CT OVA, I am more convinced than ever it should happen. With bilingual lyrics. And "You're so weak, and I'm so strong, I knocked your lights out, now run along."

It would be the king of OCR.

"Ah Gonalez!"

A Team Gato 2 would be amazing...

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OA
on 2010-08-16 14:17:42

Legendary song.

All of the variations are excellent and creative, but the phone call intro of the third variation is beyond epic. "You know i'll always love you... you know I have metal joints..."

Nothing but love for this track. :-)

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Polo
on 2009-08-25 05:35:06

Rough breakdown of each section:

1st - Sounds like something I'd hear at the Cherry Blossom Festival. The flute's a hypnotic lure, and the progressional backup instruments make the whole vibe dreamy. Even the "sad" key at 1:05-1:21 is addicting.

2nd - It begins like a star-studded, flashy nightclub, then turns heavenly when presenting all manners of strings. The ending is boisterously baller thanks to that audience member going "Aw, come on!" and the fact that the booing CUTS OFF Team Gato's second rendition.

3rd - The violin sets a melodramatic mood - a fitting precursor to the phone conversation. "You know I got some metal joints" is so full of innuendos. Backup voices add plenty of warmth, especially at 3:27's "joints." Steamy.

4th - A crazy pizzicato, gooey bass, and sharp, rap-based synth set the comical rivalry/animosity between Crono and Gato. 4:16 presents some outlandish pads like a respite before the face-off. "And we'll go at it, punk" sounds like the definitive "it's on" trigger.

All my Silver Points are belong to this.

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yosefu
on 2009-06-08 09:36:04

This is a pretty funkay tune. The lyrics are just so awsome

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Salluz
on 2009-05-21 02:09:32

One of my favorite mixes, way before I joined OCR.

Absolutely brilliant, man. The thing that made me laugh most was the fact that the theme was deemed so terribly (IMO?) that there was no good way to remix it. We went from opera to hip hop in one piece and it all made sense.

I still can't get over the RnB phone call + Master P's "ugh".

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Liontamer
on 2009-02-09 02:24:09
Confession: I didn't laugh.

I'm not a fan of "theatre" mixes at all. I think they pollute the music while putting too much emphasis on telling a story or being funny. Mustin has another remix that was put up a little before this one called 'Needles' which does a similar thing; meshes a medley and a narrative into something that combines quite awkwardly and detracts from what is really quite exceptional music.

In this mix, 'Team Gato' especially there is some amazing, competent pieces of music in there. The first two pieces are up to standard with LOT of higher caliber standalone mixes. While the general consensus seems to be that the last segment is the best, my opinion is that it is the most generic and unoriginal of them all.

No, I didn't find it funny. I think comedy can have a place in mixes, however (Niggaz 4 Life, I Got the Spacebeam, even Music of My Groin) but those mixes have the music as their top priority. This remix sounds like the concept was concieved before the music was, which is not a great way to create. And even despite that, the music is pretty great, just mired by the heavy conceptual stuff.

HAHAHAHA! I couldn't disagree more with this. There's nothing inherently wrong with including audio drama stuff in a ReMix. Even if you weren't feeling it, "Team Gato" is the stuff of legends. And then saying the same complaint about "Needles"? :lol: Nuh-uh.

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Marmiduke
on 2009-02-09 01:40:25

Confession: I didn't laugh.

I'm not a fan of "theatre" mixes at all. I think they pollute the music while putting too much emphasis on telling a story or being funny. Mustin has another remix that was put up a little before this one called 'Needles' which does a similar thing; meshes a medley and a narrative into something that combines quite awkwardly and detracts from what is really quite exceptional music.

In this mix, 'Team Gato' especially there is some amazing, competent pieces of music in there. The first two pieces are up to standard with LOT of higher caliber standalone mixes. While the general consensus seems to be that the last segment is the best, my opinion is that it is the most generic and unoriginal of them all.

No, I didn't find it funny. I think comedy can have a place in mixes, however (Niggaz 4 Life, I Got the Spacebeam, even Music of My Groin) but those mixes have the music as their top priority. This remix sounds like the concept was concieved before the music was, which is not a great way to create. And even despite that, the music is pretty great, just mired by the heavy conceptual stuff.

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drome_mc
on 2009-02-05 22:39:45

Dale, Mustin, I want to personally thank you both for changing my life.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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squiike
on 2008-08-03 16:28:20

Yeah this is an oldie, a extremly creative and orginal song of Gato's with humor and finesse.

i got the old verson, wich has some dialoge as it goes to this smoothe boy band style

*telephone*

hello?

wha zup girl

gato is that you?

you know ill always love you

you know i got some metal joints!

are you ready?

so lets go

oh gato

=D

Anyways, i noticed that the sounds from the audience(laughter) is ripped from the movie "Ghost World" =D right after they exits the school on their graduation XD

my favorite oc song! great work dale mustin!

...Has it been 5 YEARS already!?! damn im getting old =E

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Ciel
on 2007-12-10 02:14:03

a legend fff

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MechaFone
on 2007-12-08 16:16:36

A few years before I heard this song, I downloaded Chrono Trigger for use with an emulator. I didn't get very far (.) but I -did- get to hear Gato's theme. That's why I can safely say that this song was so freakin' brilliant that it had me laughing the whole way through. Most definitely among my top five.

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Kojius
on 2007-08-14 15:40:49

Oh my... How did I ever miss this one? Why did you people NOT inform me of this one, knowing how hilarious I always thought Gato was!

Well if you're like me, and you've been living under a rock all this time, download this, right now. (A warning; if you've NOT played Chrono Trigger, you probably will not find this very funny at all.)

I absolutely love the arbitrary insanity. The only thing I might change, would be to make it more... hmm... Spontanious. It kind of lulls for a while each time it changes style.

Imagine tuning a radio, spinning the dial, and on EVERY station that came in, there would be some weird-ass Gato-related song. You would pause for a moment to listen, then switch instantaneously. This would be more "in-your-face", and would bombard the listener with more hilarity than they could handle, rather than giving them a moment to recover each time.

Awesome...

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Blake
on 2007-03-28 01:36:13

Bumping this review thread for great justice. Awesome song.

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HoboKa
on 2007-03-23 05:21:18

What inspired you to make this song? It's original, it's good and it's got style, but why the booing?? I liked it T_T

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
Chrono Trigger (Square, 1995, SNES)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu, Noriko Matsueda, Yasunori Mitsuda
Songs:
"Gato's Song"

Tags (8)


Genre:
Funk, Hip Hop
Mood:
Goofy
Instrumentation:
Rapping, Singing, Vocals: Male
Additional:
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Origin > Collaboration

File Information


Name:
Chrono_Trigger_Team_Gato_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
5,056,400 bytes
MD5:
18376e9fc8817fb1aa0bd04ada5ee141
Bitrate:
128Kbps
Duration:
5:10

[crowd noise]
Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, put your hands together and give a warm welcome to... Team Gato.
[applause]

Part I:

My name is Gato, I have metal joints.
Beat me up and win fifteen silver points.
[boos and laughter]

Part II:

They call me Gato, I have metal joints.
Beat me up and earn fifteen silver points.
They call me- [interrupted by crowd booing]

Part III:

[phone rings]
Woman: Hello?
Gato: What's up, girl?
Woman: Gato, is that you?
Gato: You know I'll always love you. 'N' you know I got some metal joints. Are you ready? So let's go.
Woman: Oh, Gato.
Gato: (Yeauhhh) C'mon, C'mon.

They call me Gato (Gato), I have metal joints.
Beat me up, and earn fifteen silver points. (Wuhhh)
They call me Gato. Well, I have metal joints.
Beat me up, and earn fifteen silver points.
[slight moan and a chuckle, followed by crowd booing and laughing]

Part IV:

Woman: Uh-oh. Here comes trouble.

Biatch!
Yeah, yeah-ee.

Hi, my name is Gato. (Uhhhh)
I got metal joints. (Yeah)
Beat me up and earn silver points. (What!)
Beat me up and earn silver points. (Yeh)
Do ya think you can take me? (Uh-uh)
I'd like to see ya try, BIATCH!
You know you wanna earn some silver points. (Uhhhh)

Yo, that little [bleep] Crono. (Yeah, yeah-ee)
He steps to me, says, "Gato! Give up your silver points!" (Uhh)
I says, "Crono, I ain't fighting you, amigo.
So (What?) put down your sword and let's smoke this joint."
He says, (Uhh) "[bleep] your joint, I just want my points.
And (What?) to get my points, I'm gonna beat you up."
I says, "Put down the sword, so you can see what's up,
And we'll go at it, punk, and I'mma [bleep] you up!" (Yeah, Yeah-ee)

[music stops abruptly, crowd boos and laughs]

Announcer: That's it. You guys are outta here.

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