ReMix: The Secret of Monkey Island "Pirate Shout"
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- Game: The Secret of Monkey Island (LucasArts, 1990, DOS)
- ReMixer(s): audio fidelity, Derek Meler, Eric Griffin, Marcus Affeldt
- Composer(s): Andy Newell, Barney Jones, Michael Land, Patric Mundy
- Song(s): "A Pirate I Was Meant to Be", "Opening Theme"
- Posted: 2011-02-07, evaluated by djpretzel
- Album: Featured on Heroes vs. Villains
- Terms (BETA): aggressive collab electric-guitar lyrics-existing metal rock singing vocals-male
HvV madness continues; the Monkey Island mixes (Guybrush/LeChuck) really knocked it out of the park, fully embracing the grog-fueled pirate swagger of the classic LucasArts soundtrack. First up is sharp-tongued hero Guybrush Threepwood via audio fidelity & co. with an epic, metal drinking mix filled with - YO, HEY, HO! - pirate singing & shouting. Great to be posting another mix from Jay, probably his best arrrrrangment yet... I don't think I've ever heard what I would call "Pirate Metal" before, but I'm a fan. Jay was captain, but he had help from his mates:
- Artist: audio fidelity - arrangement, guitar, bass, drum programming, vocals
- Guest Performers: Eric Griffin - recorder, vocals, Derek Meler - vocals, Marcus Affeldt - vocals
"This track started out as an idea for a collab with OA and Abadoss where we came up with the idea of going for a rock-inspired Caribbean pirate track. The idea was to be heavy and melodic, and fragment the ideas from the original into something more cohesive for the genre. OA and Abadoss quickly fell off the track and I got the help of good friends to contribute recorder and a men's pirate chorus. The lyrics are taken verbatim from a musical scene in the game. The track is meant to be fun and heroic but still metal. I hope you enjoy this re-envisioning of a true video game classic."
Perfect - awesome vision, well-executed, and the energy is there. This is the type of mix where you really gotta believe in it or, no matter how technical a musician you may be, it's not gonna happen. Jay made it happen, and the result is epic, fun, recognizable-yet-transplanted brilliance. Steel drums were a great touch, the live recorder added an extra dimension, and from that first gutteral, unison "YO!!," I was hooked. This needs to played live at MAG or PAX or... somewhere. Awesome.
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