MTV Networks has just announced an upcoming service for Rock Band called the Rock Band Network. This service will help bands create and release tracks that are compatible with Rock Band and allow fans to rock out to their favorite artist no matter who they are. But let’s be clear, this is not a fan service, it is entirely up to the band to take control and produce the tracks. It will be a lot of work, but they will be able to gain a little profit (only 30% of sales), but more importantly, they will be able to gain more popularity via another medium.
So, of course I would love to see Suburban Legends take advantage of this service. I’m already so starved for something like this I’ve uploaded some songs into the Xbox game “Lips” so I could sing karaoke to their music. But who wouldn’t want to belt it out like Vince or drum along with Derek, or strum like Mikey or Brian on those plastic guitars. Sorry no plastic horn instruments, yet.
So what Suburban Legends songs do think would translate well into Rock Band? Remember, it’s not just your favorite song, but what would be a good fit for playing on four plastic instruments. I think the perfect first song would be “High Fives” but feel free to list your recommendations in the comments.
Since Suburban Legends in the process of writing and recording their upcoming album, this would be a perfect opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. At the same time they are recording each of the separate tracks for each instrument, they could be converting each of those tracks to midi format so they can translate into the game.
Another forward thinking consideration is that with “The Beatles: Rock Band” coming out in September, the Rock Band Network might allow the recording multiple vocal tracks, since the Beatles games will feature up to 3 harmonizing tracks. Just imagine being able to play “Suburban Legends: Rock Band” and be able to sing as either Vince or Brian on “Desperate” or “So Fine”. Dreamy!