Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Rush Plays Rush on Rock Band (and not so well...)

I have only tried to play Rock Band once and it was to Mississippi Queen, that classic love ballad from Leslie West and Mountain (great band name by the way - if you are a huge dude).

I pretty much sucked. My eight year old plays it about 1,000 times better than I can, as I found out on a display unit at Toys R Us a month later.

But now I don't feel so inferior. Check out Rush trying to play to their own song, as posted on the Colbert Nation fan site.

1 comment:

VoxMoose said...

That's hilarious. Apparently, many bands have a hard time playing their own pieces in these games (e.g. see Scott Ian from Anthrax trying to play Madhouse). I know lot of people (and they aren't kids) into Rock Band and Guitar Hero. Many students where I work are into it too. I enjoy it, but it is more of a social thing (like an "interactive jukebox"). In my experience the games with those plastic controllers are considerably harder than playing the real instruments and, as far as I can tell, playing the game doesn't improve your real guitar skills. They involve different skill sets: just because you are good at one, doesn't mean you'll be good at the other.

Check out this South Park clip making Guitar Hero and its social consequences.