Official Discussion Thread: DLC Week of 2/28 - Huey Lewis & the News 3 Pack!

edited March 2012 in Rock Band
hmxhenry;4653061 said:
Hey gang,

With nearly 20 top-ten singles under their belt, San Francisco-based rock & rollers Huey Lewis and the News’ remarkable career has spanned more than 30 years. The band made their Rock Band debut with “The Power of Love” on the Rock Band 3 disc, and now three more of the group’s hits are headed to the Music Store on February 28th.

“Do You Believe in Love,” from 1982’s Picture This, and the band’s first top ten hit, kicks off the three pack. “The Heart of Rock & Roll” and “I Want a New Drug” – both from their platinum-selling third record, 1983’s Sports – round out this collection of chart-topping hits. All songs will feature support for keyboards, with a Pro Guitar and Pro Bass upgrade available for “I Want a New Drug.”

Available on Xbox 360, Wii™ and PlayStation®3 system (February 28th, 2012):

* Huey Lewis and the News – “Do You Believe in Love” O
* Huey Lewis and the News – “The Heart of Rock & Roll” O
* Huey Lewis and the News – “I Want a New Drug” X O


(These tracks will be available in Europe on PlayStation®3 system February 29th)

Tracks marked with “O” feature support for keyboards; tracks marked with “X” will offer Pro Guitar and Pro Bass expansions for $0.99 per song.

Price:

$5.49, £2.49 UK, €3.99 EU (440 Microsoft Points, 550 Wii Points™) for “Huey Lewis and the News Pack 01”

$1.99 USD, £.99 UK, €1.49 EU (160 Microsoft Points, 200 Wii Points™) per song

$0.99 USD (100 Wii Points™/80 Microsoft Points), £0.59 UK, €0.79 EU per song for eligible Pro Guitar/Pro Bass upgrade


** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change. **

For all DLC song credits, including album and genre info as well as difficulty ratings, you can check out the Songs page.

And for awesome background information on this content, including recording details, album of origin, and release details you can head on over to the Rock Band 'Zine for brand new articles!
hmxhenry;4653172 said:
Here are the Rock Band Network songs that hit on Thursday, 2/23/2012:

Latin

Leche de Tigre - "Desconocido" (80 MSP)

Metal


Anarchy Club - "Built to Grind" (160 MSP)
Forbidden - "Omega Wave" (160 MSP)
Strikken - "Ashes" (80 MSP)
Strikken - "Ashes (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)


Pop/Dance/Electronic

EA - "Calling to Dance" (160 MSP)

Pop-Rock

Maríafer - "Por Nada" (80 MSP)

Punk

The Duel - "What Do You Do When the Money Runs Out" (160 MSP)
Spassm - "Ghost of Fallen Pluto (Instrumental)" (80 MSP)


Reggae/Ska

MC Lars feat. MC Bat Commander and Suburban Legends - "This Gigantic Robot Kills" (160 MSP)

Rock

Jerry Naylor - "Not Fade Away" (160 MSP)
Valor & Vengeance - "Over & Over" (160 MSP)



And here are the PS3 RBN Releases for Tuesday, 2/28/2012 (North America) and Wednesday, 2/29/2012 (Europe):

Otep - "Fists Fall" ($1.99) - Metal
Psychostick - "BEER!!" ($1.99) - Metal
dB soundworks - "Can 'o Salt (Remix)" ($0.99) - Pop/Dance/Electronic
Rishloo - "Diamond Eyes" ($0.99) - Prog
Drugstore Fanatics - "Bullet" ($0.99) - Alternative

Good news, everyone!

Comments

  • KemirochKemiroch Opening Act
    edited February 2012
    I'll get it. I'm hoping for a second pack eventually with more of my favorites, but this will tide me over.

    I think the hidden gem this week is actually Jerry Naylor - Not Fade Away. It might be the closest we get to a Rolling Stones track for quite a while, if ever. Surprised to see it on the list and my eyes lit up!

    Also, my biggest concern: What the deviled eggs are we gonna predict next week??
  • murphmurph Rising Star
    edited February 2012
    I want New Drug and Rock and Roll...so I'll just pickup the pack.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited February 2012
    Kemiroch;4654798 said:

    Also, my biggest concern: What the deviled eggs are we gonna predict next week??

    muse and a7x
  • edited February 2012
    Mr7r3v;4654793 said:
    I never cherry pick from packs.

    So if a pack has two or more songs you like, and one you don't like, you'll pass on it altogether instead of just picking up the stuff you like (or, if it's cheaper because it's a big pack, getting the pack and one-starring the bad song)?

    Whatever floats your boat, but that seems a bit, I don't know, obsessive-compulsive to me.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited February 2012
    Here comes another week of FIRST IMPRESSIONS! Awesomeness :D
    Kinda bummed about no Hip To Be Square, but whatevs! Here goes...
    Huey Lewis And The News Pack 01 First Impressions:

    Do You Believe In Love starts off the pack! Starts off ok, the feel is pretty light which is unfortunate because I was hoping of some jamming to start the pack.
    The keys are pretty cool, but I really don't like his voice in this one. That says a lot, because I like the dude's voice. And the harmonies are kinda ehhhhh.
    And the chorus... Hey, I know this song! Yeah, I'm not into this at all. The vocals, although they fit the song, just don't sit right with me and none of the instruments come off as interesting.
    It's kind of like a worse version of Alone by Heart, because I feel that that song also has the same problems as this one. And now a horn solo. It's a nice change of pace, but it's too short and doesn't vary enough for my liking.
    Alrighty, I guess it's time for the next song!

    The HEART of Rock & Roll is next leading off the pack with the coolest name.
    Starts off nice and exciting. Oh hey, I know this song. It's nice. It has an interesting feel to it, and I like the bass because it sounds super cool. The chorus is also interesting and the instruments come off as infinitly times stronger than Do You Believe In Love.
    His voice sounds a lot cooler and interesting in this song. Not as much variety in his voice as I would like, but it's alright. And THIS horn solo is A LOT more awesome than the last one. It's varied and complex and just fun.
    Also the lyrics come off as a lot more fascinating than Do You Believe In Love, which is nice because I like having interesting vocals to work with. And the end of the song is adding more variety! Awesome. Shame they waited so long, but at least its there.

    Finally I Want A New Drug! I listened to this song before, because I was interested in the Ghostbusters complaint. But I couldn't see ANY similarity at all. Whatever, let's go!
    Start off awesome. Nice and interesting and the keys stand out pretty well. The vocals are cool and the lyrics match it fairly well. The keys really steal the show in this song, especially compared to the other songs. They're just so fascinating.
    The other instruments also excite me, because they sound fairly awesome. And this horn solo matches The Heart of Rock & Roll's horn solo, which is great because that one was very nicely done. Well, the vocals are starting to grow on me a bit more. And of course, the end has more jamming to it to add the sprinkles of variety. Well done.

    All in all... this week is pretty ok! I was reaaaaaally hoping for Hip To Be Square, because that song kicks all sorts of ass, but I'll live :3
    However, none of the songs jump out and yell "buy me", so I'm going to be spending my MSP on Even Flow. Which is great, because I can play that song right now. At this very moment. Like, right after this :3

    This week in terms of songs:
    I Want A New Drug
    The Heart of Rock & Roll
    Do You Believe In Love
  • Pitch-BlackPitch-Black Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Yay! I've been looking forward to the Huey release since the announcement. Since I knew it would be only 3 songs from a band that has quite a lot of hits it was hard to predict what would be offered. Pretty much anything by them would have been an an insta-buy for me, but Heart of Rock and Roll was what I was really hoping for and HMX delivered. They easily could have had a much bigger pack, so I'll look forward to Huey Lewis pack 02 someday, too. Awesome picks this week, HMX.
  • WonderWaageUKWonderWaageUK Rising Star
    edited February 2012
    Yeah... Not going to buy Huey Lewis... It's awful, and i already have the discsong hidden.

    Can anybody recommend something of Rock Band Network for the PS3? Good guitar charts please!
  • SnowdragonsSnowdragons Unsigned
    edited February 2012
    I was not looking forward to this week. At least it's finaly here so that we can look forward to some better songs next week. I'm suprised how much people actually like these songs ...good for you guys i guess.
  • itsyorakitsyorak Unsigned
    edited February 2012
  • edited February 2012
    Do You Believe In Love is going to be really fun on harmonies. Great pack!
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited February 2012
    Heart of Rock and Roll has that part where he almost says ass!
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited February 2012
    Mr7r3v;4654793 said:
    I never cherry pick from packs.
    Ironic, because I almost never buy packs. I always cherry pick.
  • osteofightosteofight Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    I don't know about these picks. Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

    In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
  • peterock2007peterock2007 Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Pankrazzo;4654790 said:
    Decent picks, they should have gotten a sixpack at least though :/
    Didn't Beer?


    Alright pack, it's one of those weeks were the fun factor is heavily reliant on how interesting/fun the charts are.
  • Lowlander2Lowlander2 FaIling Star
    edited February 2012
    dat guitar chart on I Want A New Drug
    osteofight;4654821 said:
    snp
    Okay, how many people have actually, honest to god, seen American Psycho? Because people are really overusing this.

    Now I couldn't sit through all of it, but I gave it an honest shot.
  • kravenkraven Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Cheese in 3...2...1...I'm happy to be stuck with this 3 pack!
  • azzaman333azzaman333 Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4654818 said:
    Ironic, because I almost never buy packs. I always cherry pick.

    That's only because there haven't been any Paramore packs.
  • Shadowdriverv2Shadowdriverv2 Opening Act
    edited February 2012
    Cipher_Peon;4654805 said:

    Finally I Want A New Drug! I listened to this song before, because I was interested in the Ghostbusters complaint. But I couldn't see ANY similarity at all. Whatever, let's go!

    When it comes out, play bass on both one after the other. You'll see how similar they really are.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited February 2012
    osteofight;4654821 said:
    I don't know about these picks. Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

    In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
    Amazing movie.
    azzaman333;4654827 said:
    That's only because there haven't been any Paramore packs.
    I've bought packs before, but regret almost all of them. The only packs that come to mind that I don't regret buying are the last Blink-182 pack, the Bush pack, and the Megadeth pack.
  • XusderXusder Unsigned
    edited February 2012
    osteofight;4654821 said:
    I don't know about these picks. Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
    Hey, why are their copies of the style section all over the place, d-do you have a dog? A little chow or something? Is that a raincoat?
    osteofight;4654821 said:
    In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.
  • jibjqrkljibjqrkl Eventually Perceptive
    edited February 2012
    osteofight;4654821 said:
    I don't know about these picks. Their early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far much more bitter, cynical sense of humor.

    In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.

    is it just me, or did you already post this in the prediction thread?
  • Doom878Doom878 Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    I love reliving my 80's songs. Between the peak of thrash metal, great punk, freestyle music (Miami), new wave, and pop smash hits just might be my favorite era of music.
  • osteofightosteofight Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    jibjqrkl;4654835 said:
    is it just me, or did you already post this in the prediction thread?

    I didn't, but in all likelihood someone else has.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited February 2012
    jibjqrkl;4654835 said:
    is it just me, or did you already post this in the prediction thread?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwicLgOGJOI
  • Mr7r3vMr7r3v Unsigned
    edited February 2012
    Der_Lex;4654803 said:
    So if a pack has two or more songs you like, and one you don't like, you'll pass on it altogether instead of just picking up the stuff you like (or, if it's cheaper because it's a big pack, getting the pack and one-starring the bad song)?

    Whatever floats your boat, but that seems a bit, I don't know, obsessive-compulsive to me.

    Yeah I have some OCD tendencies. Like how the album art for Welcome Home isn't Good Apollo IV Part 1 cover. Drives me INSANE.
  • DekieonDekieon Rising Star
    edited February 2012
    Will be grabbing The Heart of Rock & Roll & I Want a New Drug. Not really interested the the other one. Good picks though. hope to see back in time in a future release pack.
  • DragonclawDragonclaw Road Warrior
    edited February 2012
    Like the announcement says, he has 20 top ten hits so no matter WHAT songe we were getting there was going to be dissapointment, especially when it was announced as only a 3 pack. For me any and all Huey Lewis is a day 1 purchase and hopefully we get a BIGGER follow up pack so we can take a chunk out of those 16 top 10 hits we still don't have...The tracks mentioned in this thread already are a good start :)

    Huey Lewis 2

    Workin For A Livin'
    If This Is It
    Back In Time
    Heart And Soul
    Hip To Be Square
    Hope You Love Me Like You Say I Do
    Stuck With You
  • RingoHallidayRingoHalliday Opening Act
    edited February 2012
    Awsome!!! I'm only bummed out I can't take Tuesday off of work to stay home and play Rock Band right away!!! [so just kidding, I tried it once and silly wii store didn't update until well after I would have been out of work anyway]

    I'm looking forward to singing Weird Al's "I Wanna New Duck" instead of "I Want a New Drug" though, jsut cause I'm silly like that.
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited February 2012
    The blog doesn't have the preview, but it's on Youtube.
  • Cipher_PeonCipher_Peon I don't get it at all
    edited February 2012
    Mr7r3v;4654840 said:
    Yeah I have some OCD tendencies. Like how the album art for Welcome Home isn't Good Apollo IV Part 1 cover. Drives me INSANE.
    What drives me more batty is the fact that one of the Fallen Angels songs in RBN doesn't have the F and A capitalized. That alone assure me to never look into their songs besides Grant Me Peace. Oh and the whole HIM thing assures that I'm not going to ever touch any of their songs with a 10 foot pole until it's fixed.
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