DLC Round-Up: June 2015

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Hello Rocksmith fans!

June’s DLC has ended and with it comes the DLC Round-Up! Let’s take a look at some of the Guitar and Bass highlights for June, shall we?

But first, here are the results from May’s DLC Poll:

It’s really no surprise that The Blues absolutely dominated May, Slayer fans could not even compete against the power of the blues once five vintage blues tracks hit Rocksmith 2014.

June was quite the month, one of the few to feature two variety packs (not singles). In addition to this we saw the highly requested Queens of The Stone Age receive a 5 pack and the incredibly challenging Primus get their Rocksmith debut which included the theme from South Park. On the variety side we got a nice dose of Rockabilly (which included a song from Queen) the Players Picks pack which gave us four more tracks from the 70s-80’s to add to our library, and to cap off June the arrival of Classic Country music sorely lacking in the Rocksmith library.

June was a great month for Bassists, I mean come on we got PRIMUS, but besides that Queens of The Stone Age definitely delivered for bass on songs like I Appear Missing, and Little Sister. Rockabilly delivered in a big way with the upright thumpin’ of Brian Setzer’s Rock This Town and Queen’s Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Player Picks gave us a most excellent instrumental bass odyssey care of Edgar Winter Groups Frankenstein, Roger Miller’s King Of The Road gave us a fantastic walking bass line, and of course Primus was… Primus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsPM6vJPY8c

Bassists, you want this song, trust us.

Walk that bass!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyDVyJC4wtE

Drums and Organ not included

Does your thumb hurt just watching this?

[snapping intensifies]

That’s not to say that Guitarists were left out in June. There’s a lot to go through from Larry LaLonde’s unorthodox leads in Primus to Josh Homme’s soulful yet approachable soloing in Make It Wit Chu, The highly underrated guitar wizardry of Brian Setzer in Rock This Town, The incredible guitar driven Modern Day Cowboy, and my personal favourite Hank Williams So Lonesome I Could Cry.

Did you know Primus also has a guitarist? 😉

It’s undeniable

plus it’s a re-record!

wow, such trills

1949!

This was a great month if you hated tuning your guitar, almost every single week was full of E Standard goodness! Check it out

Arrangement E Standard C Standard True Tuning
Lead 18 2 1
Rhythm 18 2 1
Bass 18 2 1

This month also featured three variety packs, wow!

Which brings us to the question on everyone’s mind.

See y’all next month!

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Andrew Stuart
July 7, 2015 5:17 pm

I had fun with the country pack, King of the Road. I’m in no way shape or form a country music fan either.

YYZ
YYZ
July 5, 2015 4:12 pm

1)Queens Of The Stone Age:
Guitar: Josh Homme is an underrated guitarist, Also “I appear missing”.
Bass: Really Great bass, Especially “No One Knows”
2) Rockabilly:
Guitar: “Rock This Town”, that’s all you’ll ever need
Bass: We need even MOAR John Deacon, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
3) Primus:
Guitar: Well, Larry LaLonde was taught by Joe Satriani. “Tommy the Cat”
Bass: Les MF’ing Claypool. “Jerry Was A Racecar Driver”
4) Player’s Picks
Guitar: Pretty Challenging guitar sometimes. “Modern Day Cowboy”
Bass: Actually pretty fun “Frankenstein”
5) Country
Guitar: #CountryShredding, also a world record. “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry”
Bass: Meh… “On The Road Again”
Also, PJ-10 can go to hell because June was a great month.

PJ-10
PJ-10
July 5, 2015 3:39 pm

Didn’t even want to acknowledge primus

PJ-10
PJ-10
July 4, 2015 8:44 pm

Qotsa =stink
Players picks=who picked that crap
Rockabilly=really wtf??
Salyer= can’t even sell out a high school football stadium and canceled.. Erelvent… June has been the biggest disappointment since Bush got elected!

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
July 5, 2015 4:16 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Maybe he just wanted to shout his brilliant opinion about Slayer, yet another time.

rampantcoyote
July 4, 2015 1:50 pm

Tough one. I’m torn between the Players’ Picks and the Rockabilly. I’ve never been much into QotSA or Primus, but that may be due to my age.

elemenohpe
elemenohpe
July 4, 2015 11:18 am

wow, this may have been the hardest round-up to rank… here’s where I’m at.

1) Primus -- the most challenging pack all around. crazy hard bass! the guitar work is unconventional and solos take a lot to wrap your head around (like Slayer solos but, slower and slightly more manageable).

2) Queens of the Stone Age -- fun guitar. fun bass. just all around good rock songs.

3) Player Picks Pack -- Frankenstein. I rest my case.

4) Rockabilly Pack -- Aside from Rock This Town the pack is pretty easy (especially on bass). It’s a nice change of pace and great to have some more classic tunes but, doesn’t appeal to a player like me as much as the more challenging material.

5) Classic Country Pack -- Bass was fairly boring. I got sightread FC’s on every song… the guitar was just okay and like the Rockabilly pack, I appreciate the diversity but the songs don’t suit my personal style. Songs with a more bluegrass / chickin-pickin influence would interest me a lot more.

No packs were “bad”. Overall a really, really great month for DLC.

gabivad
July 4, 2015 7:22 am

Queens of the Stone Age was a really really fun pack on both guitar and bass, and I really enjoy listening to their songs anyway, so QOTSA’s the winner for me! 🙂
Rockabilly has some very interesting, varied things, so it’s pretty nice aswell
Rocksmith made me throw a more advanced ear into the worl of Primus, and it’s starting to sound interesting, so thanks Rocksmith! Plus it’s very challenging, without a doubt
Player Picks was very meh imo, and Classic Country was fun, but not really my thing
Still, pretty diversified, fun month overall!

Dave
Dave
July 3, 2015 9:02 pm

I liked the Rockabilly pack a bunch. I really like primus but was disappointed with the tracks. Qotsa are ok but not in my top 1000 favorite bands ( not a mathlete )…so rockabilly wins my vote.

Honky thom
Honky thom
July 3, 2015 6:39 pm

Primus and rockabilly packs for me, the others just aren’t my thing.

victorvonbass
victorvonbass
July 3, 2015 6:22 pm

Great month with Qotsa and Primus for me. As much as I love the bass, I have to say the Qotsa pack is what takes it for me. Sorry Les.