ReMix: EarthBound "Venus-Signed Banana Peel" 2:18

By Aquas, injury

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acoustic collab duration-short jazz jazzy lyrics-original piano quartet sexy tempo-slow timesig-3-4 vocals-female
Arranging the music of one song...

"Venus Live!"

Primary Game: EarthBound (Nintendo, 1994, SNES), music by Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu, Keiichi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Ueno

Posted 2001-10-25, evaluated by djpretzel


W00t!! That Starla (aka injury) sure is a sport. Aquas wrote her up some hilarious lyrics full of in-game refs for all you Earthbound fans, which she sings in a Fabulous Baker Boys lounge style that is adorable, amusing, and musically viable all at the same time! What a gal! A clear-cut case for cloning, Starla continues to prove that the gals is just as good / innovative / talented as the guys, which is important as videogames are always pigeonholed as a primarily male pasttime (buncombe!) Really love the slinky bass here, with piano chords + a nice drum line - but obviously the track was designed around the vocals and they are the main attraction. It's tracks like this that I feel OC ReMix does a lot to encourage - risky, funny, and like I said - the MUSIC is still there. Starla sings damn fine in my opinion, good inflection and that raspy "mature woman" sound :) LOL . . . sorry . . . . The last line of the lyrics just REALLY cracks me up for some reason. GET THIS . . . it's the ReMix equivalent of Prozac :)

djpretzel

Discussion

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gyrrakavian
on 2015-04-07 22:06:53
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.

Definitely have to agree. The piano is the one thing holding this song back.

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Drachefly
on 2013-01-22 18:47:14

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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Unununium
on 2012-10-20 00:57:34
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.
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Liontamer
on 2012-10-11 01:09:26

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.

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OA
on 2008-02-18 15:18:02

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.

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Deej Valen
on 2006-05-14 22:15:13

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.

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Orion_Black
on 2005-04-20 01:00:56

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.

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Zipp
on 2005-02-11 12:55:36

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.

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Zekian
on 2005-02-11 06:36:04

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

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jordex
on 2005-01-28 02:21:19

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

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DramaGuyCJM
on 2005-01-28 02:19:51

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.

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Dynamite Spoony
on 2004-11-06 22:38:06

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'!

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buick
on 2004-08-25 15:47:10

What a sexy voice, and used for this purpose, I have absolutely no complaints. ;)

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Geomancer
on 2004-08-04 01:57:49

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

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lost
on 2004-07-02 20:41:01

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

Sources Arranged (1 Song)


Primary Game:
EarthBound (Nintendo, 1994, SNES)
Music by Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu, Keiichi Suzuki, Toshiyuki Ueno
Songs:
"Venus Live!"

Tags (12)


Genre:
Jazz
Mood:
Jazzy, Sexy
Instrumentation:
Acoustic, Piano, Vocals: Female
Additional:
Arrangement > Quartet
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Origin > Collaboration
Time > 3/4 Time Signature
Time > Duration: Short
Time > Tempo: Slow

File Information


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EarthBound_Venus-Signed_Banana_Peel_OC_ReMix.mp3
Size:
3,401,530 bytes
MD5:
a53197f3783be04167b4d5860bbe7968
Bitrate:
192Kbps
Duration:
2:18

Hey, you! Yeah, you, sitting there.
Simple. I want some real sensual pleasure.
It's been too long since my boyfriend has gone away.
I want you now.

I'm going crazy, someone help.
I'm sexy, attractive, you've got nothing to lose.
I am prepared to devote all my love to you.
All to you.

Stunning, great figure, it's what you like.
Shimmering blonde hair reflects the light.
This could be your only chance with me.
Poo will be coming back soon.

Let me put on sexy clothes.
You lay on the bed, and grab the champagne.
You'll remember this night for the rest of your life.
Oh, Jeff... thank you, Jeff.

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