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OCR00605 - Punch-Out!! "Little Mac's Confession"

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Even in the face of overwhelming support for this song, I still have to stick my guns and voice my discontent with it.

If you looked up cheesy in the audio encyclopedia, you'd stumble across this song. I don't know, to me boxing should exude toughness, and these lyrics just don't reflect that. "Apprehensions becoming real" has no place in the squared circle. You don't have time to think of something that deep when your eye socket is being shattered from a left hook. These lyrics are way too deep and cheesy for this sort of thing. The gratuitous use of "Let's keep it clean, Punch Out!!" doesn't help much either.

If you looked at the title... and listened to the lyrics, and put it into the cotnext of the "get up! get up!" meledy at the end, you'd realize that this was a song about failure.. specifically Mac's.

And we've ALL been there before playing this game. So the lyrics fit (even if they are a bit deep.. though maybe one can assume Mac is looking back on all this after his loss?)

btw, this Perry Bible Fellowship comic comes to mind:

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Heh

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I've loved this song since I first heard it, but as a drummer, I have complaints, mainly that the drums sound really, really fake, I'm not sure if they used a drum machine or an electronic set, but I'm guessing it's the former due to my next complaint, which is this....where are the Tom fills. I hear cymbals, base, and snare, but no tom work at all. There are parts of this song that scream for it, but nothing happens.

Nevertheless, this song kicks ass, and is great, one of, if not, the best I've heard on this site

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I've loved this song since I first heard it, but as a drummer, I have complaints, mainly that the drums sound really, really fake, I'm not sure if they used a drum machine or an electronic set, but I'm guessing it's the former due to my next complaint, which is this....where are the Tom fills. I hear cymbals, base, and snare, but no tom work at all. There are parts of this song that scream for it, but nothing happens.

Nevertheless, this song kicks ass, and is great, one of, if not, the best I've heard on this site

though a largely insignificant matter, is there an unspoken rule that a track requires tom work?

or is this just a drummer talking?

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I've loved this song since I first heard it, but as a drummer, I have complaints, mainly that the drums sound really, really fake, I'm not sure if they used a drum machine or an electronic set,

I thought I should just let you know that Game Overs first demo was indeed recorded with programmed drums. Their new demo is recorded with live drums, and of course it sounds great! Hyrule´s Angel, found on this site, is a taste of what´s on their latest, "Nesperado".

To comment on Little Mac´s Confession, it´s certainly an immortal classic that defines the "Nintendo Metal" genre... Too good to be true.

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Even in the face of overwhelming support for this song, I still have to stick my guns and voice my discontent with it.

If you looked up cheesy in the audio encyclopedia, you'd stumble across this song. I don't know, to me boxing should exude toughness, and these lyrics just don't reflect that. "Apprehensions becoming real" has no place in the squared circle. You don't have time to think of something that deep when your eye socket is being shattered from a left hook. These lyrics are way too deep and cheesy for this sort of thing. The gratuitous use of "Let's keep it clean, Punch Out!!" doesn't help much either.

I know quality can be an issue but this needs more backbone musically. It sounds way too flimsy. As far as 80's metal goes, Manowar would frown on this as "false metal."

I put a challenge to you. Rewrite this song from the perspective of a 'true' boxer in Swedish.

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Solid stuff, once of the classics. More artists should be willing to use the "Game Over" theme like Game Over did here. There's lot of other cool little themes within the game.

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though a largely insignificant matter, is there an unspoken rule that a track requires tom work?

or is this just a drummer talking?

Mainly it's a drummer talking.....I mean, they're right there in front of you. Toms aren't there to just look pretty.

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2002? I saw this get posted, and after all these years, it's still my favorite remix on OCR.

Game Over, thanks so much for this song (and for your others!)-- I really hope you keep making remixes.

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100% Classic OCR track right here. The ring bell count in was spectacular. Great riffing, a good solo, and really nice vocals combined with a great arrangement make this one stand the test of time.

\m/

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****, this is good.

I just LOVE this style of metal. The lead is not overbearing (except during the solos, of course), and the guitar sounds very clean for a change... The Game Over theme used as an intro was an efficient and smart idea.

I also enjoy the singer's accent, it has an odd quality of being slighty "funny" and wickedly cool at the same time. Damn, this track is too amazing, can't wait to hear other tracks from Game Over.

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