Lie Mf B

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  1. Hi! It's been a while since I posted on OCRemix, ... but now finally my new VGM album is out! It's called Rock 'n' Roll for Basement Dwellers and has 8 classic rock and funk covers of video game songs – this time with vocals. Songs are from Mega Man 3, Mega Man 10, Phantasy Star 2, Blades of Steel, and other games. Reactions have been very positive so far. Hope you like it! Listen to it here: http://mutherpluckin-b.com/sm2player_basement.html Or on Youtube: Find all my music on http://mutherpluckin-b.com
  2. I've made a music video for my rock 'n' roll cover of the Spark Man song from Mega Man 3. Hope ya'll like it!
  3. Thank you very much for the feedback! It seems awful quiet in this forum these days, so I'm glad to hear anything. Glad you mentioned the opening line in the lyrics. Maybe it is too iconic after all ... I used it mainly due to frustration of not being able to write anything better. Opening lines are difficult, I think. But I'll see what I can come up with. The piano solo is just a rough test, I'm going to play it much better and then raise it in the mix. The lyrics not being discernable is partly just a style of mine, a bit inspired by 1960s-70s Mick Jagger ...
  4. Here's me stepping into new territory - rock remixes with vocals and lyrics. I'm doing several songs in this style, but I'm not feeling sure about this one. Please let me know what your impression is of this song. It's only the first verse and chorus, lots of it needs retakes, but all the ingredients are there basically. In my opinion, the tempo is probably too fast -- what do you guys think about that?
  5. I thought I'd bump this thread a bit, partly because I think the album cover images deserve some more attention.
  6. Hello folks! My fourth album of retro rock video game remixes is finally done! It has songs from games like Turtles In Time, Duck Tales, Mega Man 1-3, SMB3, Psycho Fox, Ilomilo and Rokko Chan, some of which has been posted here in the WIP forum before. You can listen/download by clicking the album front and back covers above!
  7. This song is now finished as a Cutman + Outrun song and has a new thread: http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?p=93097 Please post all your comments there. Thanks!
  8. This song is a medley of the Cut Man song from Mega Man 1 paired with Golden Sound Shower from Outrun, the classic Sega/arcade racing game, which initially began as a "Woodstock" jam with a Santana-esque style to it. It still has a strong live feel to it, but also lots of melody and grooves. Question: How do you like the mix? (EQ, panning, reverb, levels, etc.) Also: Do you think the leslie guitar in the left speaker should be kept? I was about to delete it to make the mix less cluttered, but eventually left it there.
  9. To tell you the truth, I think this song (the source tune) kinda sucks (so maybe I shouldn't even comment on your remix at all). It has no melody or hook, it's just a backdrop of ambient sounds, and I don't like the "plastic wood" sounds of Donkey Kong Country that much anyway. That said, I think you made a better song than the source. I like the heavy drums, the sound effects, even that drawn out high pitched sound that's going on here and there. I like the electronic "machine" style of it. I agree that the bass could be better. If you make some nice bass lines, and not just hammer on 8ths and base notes, it could liven up the tune a lot.
  10. I think this forum is a little slow during the summer time. Very nicely played! The original tune sure is very laidback loungey, almost muzak. I like your piano version better -- it has a great live feel. You wrote that it's just a demo, but I think it's great already. You might risk making a stiffer version if you start "cleaning" it up too much.
  11. Hello all! I'm working hard on making a new album now, and here's one of the tracks: the Himalaya Theme from Duck Tales (NES), in a chicken' pickin' country style, featuring a friend of mine on banjo. Edit: I've now almost finished the track. The only thing missing is the banjo during the last half of the song, as well as a ukulele. Let me know what ya'll thinks!
  12. Thanks a billion for all your suggestions. A lot of interesting stuff there! Unfortunately, I'm still at loss as what I'm gonna add to my song. I realized that "country" music necessarily won't do it. What I need is a good bridge (aka a middle eight) to put towards the end of my remix, something melodic that fits with the rest of the song. I've been listening to tons of other tracks but never found anything that works with the style and tempo (for instance, I tried to nick the end part of the Moon Base theme from Duck Tales, but the tempo was just wrong). EDIT: Here's the track so far, posted in a thread at the WIP forum: http://ocremix.org/forums/showthread.php?p=92905
  13. I'm working on a remix of the Duck Tales Himalaya theme (NES), and I'm looking for more material to put into it. So I'm searching for game music with a country/western/hillbilly/bluegrass style. Let me know if you have any tips. I already know about Psycho Fox (Sega) and Gunsmoke (NES). All platforms welcome.
  14. Oh yeah, with headphones it's a lot more important to have a well balanced mix. If you have something hard panned you need to "compensate" for it with something in the other side. I usually mix with both headphones and speakers, but use speakers as main reference.
  15. Haha, it's funny you say that. I always find the panning difficult to decide on. Yes, I'm way into '70s production values (mostly), so I guess that's one reason I tend to spread things out, even the lead instruments. Seems like most people prefer a "fuller" sound where the instruments are closer to each other, but I can never decide which mode I think sounds the "fullest", because panning completes the stereo field more, IMHO. Especially as I tend to have a lot of instruments, so I wanna spred 'em out. Listening to the song again now ... yes, I think I'll try to move those guitars a tad bit towards the middle.
  16. I'm working on a new Mutherpluckin' B album now, and it will consist partly of old outtakes which I've finished and/or improved. This is one of them! The drums are all new and much better than the original ones. I've also improved the mix and cleaned it up a bit. Let me know how you like it. (Same streaming link as in thread start.)
  17. Thanks a lot guys! I'm glad you appreciate it so much. Your criticisms have been noted. I've receieved some negative comments about my synth tones before, I guess I have a "cheap" taste there, haha. I'm a big fan of Deodato, but I didn't have him in mind specifically when I did this song (it's more of a Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Funkadelic thing). I guess his style is pretty close though. I did copy Deodato very intentionally on my song "Funckin' in the Woods" on my Nintendosploitation album, though.
  18. Your words warm my heart, Gario. You're right -- sadly, I haven't been too active with the vgm music lately. Partly because I'm working full time at a newspaper and do freelance work at the same time (i.e. too little spare time), and partly because I've been playing other music. For example, I've been recording covers of "girl pop" songs -- such as Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper -- in retro rock styles, just to do something different and more basic. The idea is to release a 5-song EP or something like that. A new Mutherpluckin' B album is in the back of my head. Just need the time and commitment to realize it. I do have enough songs already to make a hodge-podge "outtakes" album, which I've been thinking about, but I'd rather release something "real". Either way, the next album is gonna be shorter and more straightforward -- but still better performed -- compared to 8-Bit Democracy. At the moment I'm working on a Turtles In Time cover for an OCRemix compilation with different artists. I'm also planning to finish the Solar Man tune in which I collaborated with Mega Ran for his latest album. I'll show up around here in the forums, I promise! Your support is encouraging. As for this song -- yeah, listening to it again, the vocals are a tad bit low. I do like it that way (I love rock 'n' roll songs with slurred and buried vocals à la Exile On Main Street by the Stones) but it's not very clear. I have released it the way it is now, but I might update it a little later. All the lyrics -- including the cowa-fucking-piece-of-dogshit thing -- are from the original song by Kyle Justin (http://kylejustinmusic.com), except some of the rant during the coda at the end. I added a guitar solo, but apart from that it follows the original. However, most if not all AVGN videos only feature part of the original theme song, so the complete tune is seldom heard. It is available on Kyle's website and Youtube, though.
  19. Here's a cover of the Angry Video Game Nerd theme (yes, the song for the retro game reviewer at Cinemassacre.com). Probably one of the most ambitious covers of that song, this is in a retro blues/rock style with a shuffle rhythm. Kind of '70s rock, inspired by the Rolling Stones, '70s Aerosmith, Iggy Pop, etc. It's basically finished, but I might do some small adjustments, and I'm keen to hear any kind of critique.
  20. Thanx a lot guys!!! It should be added that this remix was never a really serious idea. I had the bassline and wanted to see if I could make a bit of a reggae parody. And then I thought about the tourist guide. In the end I tried to make the song as good as possible anyway, and I suppose it has a bit of my usual retro guitar oriented style. Just gotta get my video editing skills up one notch now...
  21. Here's a kind of crazy reggae/dub version of Bubble Man's stage (stream link below). Those of you who have heard my music before might have seen my acoustic live version on youtube (link ). I've taken the bass line from that one and expanded on it a lot in this new version, which also includes a bit of Zelda 2 and some inspiration from Super Mario Bros 3.In addition, a major part of the song is a voice sample of a tourist guide for the Bob Marley Foundation in Jamaica, who's a bit of .I have no plans to do an OCR submission of this song, but I'm hoping to make a youtube video out of it asap. Anyway, enough of gibberish ... here's the song: All comments appreciated, as always!
  22. My band has started rehearsing the Gemini Man theme from Mega Man 3, and it sounds fine, but I'm struggling to find more stuff that fits with the song -- any VGM tune that would work as a medley with Gemini Man... so any tips are welcome!