Surprise, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" is coming to Rock Band 4 this week. Yes, it’s the full version.
One of the most iconic songs of the 1960s, "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" by Iron Butterfly is an experience. It’s frequently considered one of the biggest influences on the development of the heavy metal genre and was the band’s highest-charting song. The single version sits at a little under 3 minutes, but for Rock Band, we decided to offer the full version that runs over 17 minutes, with more than a few solos and jams included in that run. The average length of a Rock Band track is about 4 and a half minutes, so this song is nearly four times the length of the average DLC song, becoming the second-longest song on the platform. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" will release on Thursday for $2.99.
Bass jamming isn’t marked as a solo, but the instrument has plenty of time in the spotlight. Guitar has FOUR solos in it, mixing guitar solos and some organ play throughout the song. Drums are where the song truly shines though, as the chart has no empty space for the entire 17 minutes. The drum solo is 75 measures long, and as drums are the only instrument to have no break during the song, it’s the definition of focus and endurance. It will take quite a bit of skill to get the full score bonus from the drum solo. Good luck all around.
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" can be purchased individually for $2.99.
- Iron Butterfly - "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
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!* Please note that this week’s DLC track will be available for purchase on Thursday, July 13th.