The cover image is a screenshot I took in The Last of Us. My wife said it looked like an album cover, so now it is one.
Your wife was correct. I've heard that's a good game, but I've never played it.
01. Aya Higuchi — Waltz no. 19 - op. posth: A minor
That's really excellent that they pay for recordings and then make them public. If there's a link between this waltz and Mastodon, I'm not catching it. Maybe I'm overthinking it.
This should have been in Fallout4. Maybe it was, and it's been too long since I've played it to remember.
02. Mastodon — Naked Burn
(By the way, I think this is the first Stripcreator swap where I haven't included a Clutch song.)
Yeah, what the hell's wrong with you? :) While I'm here, how do you feel about Earth Rocker?
This song confirms that I need more Mastodon in my collection. I only have one CD of theirs.
03. Jurassic 5 — Jurass Finish First
Oh, ****, this takes me back. Makes me think of the Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. That recent DLS album was pretty good -- different than their old stuff but good.
04. B.B.Rights — Funky Radio
Having never heard this before, I can only agree that the soundtrack it's from must be great.
05. Spin Doctors — Yo Mama's a Pajama
Recently read John Popper's autobiography Suck And Blow, and he mentions these guys a lot. Turns out they both came out of the same scene in NYC. Blues Traveler had faster success, but the Doctors had their two huge hit songs and then thought they were the biggest band in the world.
Of course, they went out of style faster than a fidget spinner while Blues Traveler persevered and turned their sound and band into a career.
His book is all over the place, but Popper is mostly entertaining and pretty darn funny. I don't know how his co-author kept him on topic.
06. anima — Goodbye Overseas
thought it was some pretty good punk rock.
They're French? Sacre bleu! It is good punk rock with a nice metal edge. Great pick.
07. Blackalicious — Supreme People
I'll go ahead and admit that I like my Rap in smaller doses as I get older, so these comps are perfect for that. I just mentioned (above) the most recent Rap album I bought, and there were parts of it I didn't care for or didn't care that much about. I liked it overall, but, yeah, small doses.
08. SoulEye — pushing onwards
So why no Cuphead music? Too popular?
This next track could have fit in with Cuphead:
09. Jazz de Paris — Somebody Loves Me
Anyone else think it's weird that in three years we're not going to be able to say "the '20s" to refer to the Jazz Age anymore?
Now that you mention it, yes. Maybe '20s Jazz will make a come back just in time. I know what you mean about Gershwin, but this one is carried off by the singer.
10. Mega Ran feat. KadeshFlow — Church
this track is an exclusive, so you're in an elite club now.
Love what they did with the Mario music. Frickin' excellent.
Funny that you and Jes put songs with Church in the title, and I included one with God. Well...I'm going to. You'll see.
11. Mindless Self Indulgence — Tom Sawyer
I figure he'll either love this track or hate it, and I'm okay with either.
I dig it, but I think most Rush fans would die and then roll over in their graves if they heard this. Ha. I think it's very well done.
My friend and I have disicussed that it's hard to cover Rush because you end up just playing the song to show you can play it or change it so much that the people who might appreciate it will hate it.
Turns out Rush has released a couple of recent multi-disc anniversary editions of their classic albums with complete concerts included. Also, they added some cover versions of their songs by other artists, but nothing like this!
12. Carolina Chocolate Drops — Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine
A kazoo solo, talk of jelly rolls and putting people in line -- what more could you ask for in a love song?
They're an interesting band, for sure. I DLed a bunch of their stuff back in the day. Still haven't listened to all of it. That's one problem with digital music for me -- out of sight, out of mind.
13. Darren Korb — Brusher Patrol
I have to say here that I've thoroughly enjoyed all the video game soundtrack music you've provided over the years. Where else can you hear retro bluegrass metal electronica all in the same song (like here)? Excellent.
14. Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox — I'm Not The Only One
honestly, I don't even know who Sam Smith is.
You lucky, lucky *******. This version makes up for the regular one. Thanks.
Also, Sam Smith (wrote? and) performed a song for the Bond film Spectre after the studio turned down Radiohead's requested submission. Of course, someone subsequently put Radiohead's song over the film's opening title sequence. Skip ahead to 1:45 of the video if you want to see/hear it.
15. Klopfenpop — Duck and Cover
I had no idea it would seem so relevant to current events.
You're supposed to say that you knew it was going to be relevant, and that's why you included it...
Having heard some of the source material, this track is disturbingly funny. Well done, Klopfenpop.
Also, well done evil d. You always make me feel like I'm not listening to enough stuff. I mean, I can't listen to everything, so thank you for being an extra set of ears!
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