Extra Bands for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith are Announced

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When we heard the news regarding the Aerosmith addition to the Guitar Hero franchise back in February we were all a bit skeptical about how well a “band specific” game would fare. Then, we got word that there would be other bands included in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith that have inspired the band, or would be “opening acts” for the band in the game.Today, news has reached our ears that some of the other acts included in the game would be the following artsists:

  • Mott the Hoople – “All the Young Dudes”
  • The Kinks – “All Day and All Night”
  • Joan Jett – “Hate Myself for Loving You”
  • Cheap Trick – “Dream Police”

What is up with the crappy Cheap Trick songs? They have released much better songs than “Dream Police”, and “Surrender” and if you have ever been to one of their shows you would know this. What about “I Want You to Want Me”? That is their biggest hit.

Now, as far as Joan Jett goes, I understand that “I Hate Myself for Loving You” was probably her biggest hit since “I Love Rock N Roll”, but “Do Ya Wanna Touch” rocks harder, is less cheesey, and just all around more fun.

As far as the Kinks and Mott the Hoople are concerned: Ray Davies is very cool and can certainly hold his liquor as a friend of mine and I can attest, and Mott the Hoople owes everything they have to David Bowie who wrote ” All the Young Dudes” and ex-member Ian Hunter who is one helluva song writer and musician.

I guess we will have to see which other bands will be included in Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, but so far it is looking to be a giant snooze fest. Which of these songs are actually considered “rocking” I ask you?

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7 Comments on Extra Bands for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith are Announced

da soc

On March 26, 2008 at 4:22 pm

Haha I love it when I’m right.

Tom Ross

On March 27, 2008 at 10:26 am

The person who wrote this obviously knows NOTHING about 70′s rock. To say Mott The Hoople owes everything to David Bowie because he wrote one song for them is total idiocy. Mott was one of the best 70′s rock bands. They rocked as well as the Stones with a lyrical literacy like no other rock band. This is a band that should be in the Hall of Fame.

cRAIG

On March 27, 2008 at 11:13 am

this person certainly knows NOTHING about Cheap Trick,
another band who should be in the hall…

“Surrender” and “Dream Police” are cr*ppy songs? What
about “I Wany You to Want Me”? good song, but overplayed.
“Surrender” is one of the greatest rock songs ever…

Stephany

On March 27, 2008 at 11:57 am

Mott the Hoople was on the verge of forgettable until “All The Young Dudes”, and I did not say the owe EVERYTHING to JUST David Bowie. Did you not see Ian Hunter listed as well or did you just begrudgingly skim over that part?

As far as Cheap Trick is concerned, I own almost every single album they have ever recorded, and have seen them live on 7 different occasions – therefore I think I know a little bit about what I like and dislike about them thank you very much. Plus, as far as overplayed is concerned, “Surrender” and “The Flame” (blech) beat out “I Want You To Want Me” any day of the week.

steve

On March 27, 2008 at 3:44 pm

Dream Police and Surrender are crappy?!?

Surrender is Cheap Trick’s signature song, not “I Want You to Want Me”. If you have ever seen CT live, you would probably realize this. Dream Police and Surrender get far bigger reactions.

I have always found it ironic that “I Want You to Want Me” is the one song that non-Cheap Trick fans know. Rick Nielsen actually wrote that song as a parody of 70s love songs. They never imagined it would be popular.

By the way, their actual biggest “hit” was “The Flame”. It is the only song of theirs to ever be number one.

But come one, Dream Police and Surrender are to of the best rock songs ever! And Cheap Trick is one of the most underated bands of all time. Even the guys from Aerosmith would tell you that. They are all big Cheap Trick fans.

Steve

On March 28, 2008 at 5:04 am

There are Cheap Trick fans…

and there are those who have heard of a Cheap Trick song or two.

As a member of the latter category, when it comes to “Aha, I’ve heard of Cheap Trick”, the recollection is usually this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-CSgZ-suQM

And no, that’s not a cheap shot at the band. It’s the truth.

Stephany

On March 28, 2008 at 11:50 am

“The Flame” was actually forced upon them by record company execs… and was most unfortunately the “theme” of my senior prom. While I indeed know that Rick wrote I Want You to Want Me as basically a joke, since it is one of the more familiar songs to come from the band, my only thought was that it should have been included considering that fact. Actually, Southern Girls and She’s Tight are probably my favorite songs from Cheap Trick. If I really think about it, their whole debut album from 1977 is awesome.