Rocksmith 2014 DLC 5/20 – Cake

A special day indeed Rocksmith 2014 fans! The heavily requested, Sacramento-born alternative band Cake has made it’s music game debut on Rocksmith! 

Surprisingly the insanely popular cover of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive, has been included this song pack along with their more popular singles Never There, Short Skirt/Long Jacket, and of course The Distance. Rounding out the pack is a song that many casual listeners probably have never heard of, and will definitely surprise naysayers of Cake’s talent on their respective instruments. Did someone let Earl Scruggs in the studio? Nah, it’s Stickshifts and Safety Belts!

Alternate Tuning haters unite! It’s all E Standard this week!

Cake Song Pack – $11.99 / Steam

Are you excited about Cake’s music game debut? Are you grabbing the whole pack? Let us know!

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Cameron Patterson
May 27, 2014 2:26 pm

I can't find I Will Survive on it's own in the store, I've been through the entire list twice.

Alistair Graham
May 22, 2014 6:42 pm

I want a keytair song, come on I have the shades and bright shirt for it already, TAKE MY MONEY for a wicked keytar solo track ….

wait..how the hell do you spell key tar.. keytard… keytair……. uh ?

I WANNA ROCK!

Alistair Graham
May 22, 2014 6:40 pm

Bring me some "rock out" music man. Like Huey Lewis an the news! oh hell yeah!

Christoffer Waage
Christoffer Waage
May 20, 2014 5:44 pm

No we can't. John

John Doeson
May 20, 2014 5:45 am

Can we make a rule in which you can't make DLC requests in the comments unless the article asked you a certain question.

Tim Wu
May 20, 2014 5:01 am

perfect !

Funn Dave
Funn Dave
May 25, 2014 12:22 am

I love Cake, but I gotta question the song selection. If you’re gonna have a cover, why not War Pigs? Stickshifts and Safteybelts is fun, though. I should add, though that I need to replace the E string on my bass, and haven’t played the bass parts yet. There are only two rhythm tracks, though, and one of them is crazy repetitive.

rockwarrior87
May 23, 2014 4:16 pm

Next week is bush?

rockwarrior87
May 23, 2014 5:51 pm
Reply to  Elliott

the link you gave to terminus went to a picture and below it showed a quote from Dave saying “no one can play like nigel, no one even tries ” and i went to search on google “guitarists with nigel as their first name” and nigel pulsford, the guitarist to bush came up.since bush has been an on-disc artist and the other band that came up was spinal tap, i quickly went with bush.

Funn Dave
Funn Dave
May 26, 2014 1:10 am
Reply to  Elliott

Skynyrd dropped a Freebird II and after hearing the atrocious song, Bush kept reading to kids as if nothing had even happened.

Cedrick C
Cedrick C
May 23, 2014 4:02 pm

took The distance and i will survive.
Really like the variety of style of past dlc : some reggae,some rap,some ska……….AWESOME :))))

Terminus
Terminus
May 23, 2014 2:43 pm

Not interested. So, what’s up for next week? Where’s the prognostication for that?

Terminus
Terminus
May 24, 2014 11:41 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Ah -- Thanks Elliott. Although now I see there is official RR word on the subject. Can see him being popular, just not with me.

Jayson
Jayson
May 23, 2014 12:28 pm

my favorite songs by cake are “long time” and “frank Sinatra”, maybe next time?

Jake
Jake
May 22, 2014 5:56 pm

Out of all the great 90s bands that haven’t been in rocksmith we get Cake.

lolololol
lolololol
May 22, 2014 11:48 pm
Reply to  Jake

https://www.facebook.com/rocksmith.usa/app_418953888161748

stop complaining and get requesting, they’ll get that backstreet boys pack u wantd m8

Funn Dave
Funn Dave
May 23, 2014 12:12 am
Reply to  Jake

I know; isn’t it great ❓ ?? 😉 :mrgreen:

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HA!
May 23, 2014 2:06 pm
Reply to  Jake

Some people are very excited for this, and it sounds they are a frequently requested band. Personally, I’m with you, but you can’t please everyone all the time. However, I have been requesting Tool and RHCP songs daily…haha.

Alistair
Alistair
May 22, 2014 2:43 pm

I want a keytair song, come on I have the shades and bright shirt for it already, TAKE MY MONEY for a wicked keytar solo track

“INSERT KEYTAR ROCK EMOTICON”
😎

Alistair
Alistair
May 22, 2014 2:33 pm

Ok these are all greats but when am i getting some Huey Lewis and the news ?

Or have we all forgotten how to actually rock it out?

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HA!
May 23, 2014 2:04 pm
Reply to  Alistair

Cause I know that if I was gonna rock out, Huey Lewis & the News would be my FIRST choice. lolz!

Matt
May 22, 2014 9:57 am

I will buy this, long time ago since I did. Have never heard of the band before but I like the vibe!

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
May 21, 2014 11:03 pm

the CAKE 5 pack is Tits

😯

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HA!
May 22, 2014 12:22 am
Reply to  Bat Wings

I wish it was tits…I actually like those LOL

Funn Dave
Funn Dave
May 21, 2014 1:07 am

What a shitty time to be broke.

Fantom
Fantom
May 20, 2014 11:38 pm

i was kind of worried when they picked this band but it looks like it could be a fun pack. I do hope they get some tool on rs really soon though they’ll need at least a 10 pack for that

chris
chris
May 21, 2014 7:24 am
Reply to  Fantom

yeah i think there are many of us who want tool but that’s a long shot.They would probably ask for some kind of add on to the game like they did with the guitar hero game

HA!
HA!
May 21, 2014 12:36 pm
Reply to  chris

I don’t know…Maynard has a few projects going on, and there’s a rumored 5th Tool album coming. I bet they’d be willing to promote it with a five pack of songs (one from new album and four classics, I hope!). I think the fact that Tool was on Guitar Hero previously is a good indication that they are willing to work with music games. Hopefully, since this one actually teaches you how to play, they’d be MORE willing!

sal
sal
May 21, 2014 1:37 pm
Reply to  chris

Yes, lots of us want some TOOL. The only reason i bought guitar hero was because they had TOOL. To be able to learn TOOL on a real guitar would be awesome, although i am a plastic guitar master on the TOOL songs.lol.

Mocha
Mocha
May 22, 2014 2:02 am
Reply to  Fantom

Tool would be fantastic. Like Pink Floyd, Tool works for me on every level (great guitar work, great lyrics, great tone, just GREAT period).

old guy
old guy
May 20, 2014 9:20 pm

Out on PS3 today even I got home. Sweet pack.

Short Jacket
Short Jacket
May 20, 2014 7:15 pm

Where is the angry bad vocal mob that came out when Bob Dylan was released? I don’t like Bob Dylan as a vocalist but he is more tolerable to listen to IMO. What’s next? Marcy Playground?

Bob
Bob
May 20, 2014 7:38 pm
Reply to  Short Jacket

They’re too busy playing this great song pack.

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HA!
May 21, 2014 12:54 am
Reply to  Short Jacket

Ha, right? I love the music minus the vocals. I cannot stand this talking style, bleh. At least Dylan tried to sing.

Oh, and just to keep things mature and all:

DAVID LANE HATES GOOD MUSIC! HE’S A PHONY! A BIG, FAT PHONY! (Family Guy)

How the hell is this good music but nothing before is? Utter cacophony is all I hear. Seriously. “I Will Survive” made me cringe…several times.

Thomas
Thomas
May 22, 2014 2:20 pm
Reply to  HA!

Didn’t you say you loved this band

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HA!
May 23, 2014 2:03 pm
Reply to  Thomas

I didn’t, no. I understand that some people do, but it just doesn’t work for me.

“I Will Survive” might be, in my opinion of course, one of the worst covers ever though. The worst being “House of the Rising Sun” by Five Finger Death Punch and in a very close second “Shout at the Devil” by the Hollywood Undead. Gross. lol

Jayson
Jayson
May 23, 2014 12:34 pm
Reply to  HA!

I personally enjoy that not everybody does things the cookie cutter “good” way. it is art vs gymnastics and if it makes you feel better, gymnastics pretty much always wins.

raynebc
raynebc
May 20, 2014 6:24 pm

I’m familiar with most of these songs, but I’m not convinced that I like them enough to buy them.

Bob W
Bob W
May 20, 2014 3:30 pm

Thumbs down. Sorry. 🙄

WonderWaage
WonderWaage
May 20, 2014 1:45 pm

I like the guitar and I like the bass… But can I stomach the vocals for long enough to play em… I’m thinking about it, don’t fucking pressure me

Jeff W
Jeff W
May 20, 2014 1:44 pm

We can have our Cake and play it too?

El Scorcho
El Scorcho
May 20, 2014 1:20 pm

An absolutely spot on 5 pack! So happy to see Stick Shifts and Safety Belts! Happy Day!!!

Ben
Ben
May 20, 2014 11:29 am

I’m in for three.

Hammer1021
Hammer1021
May 20, 2014 10:39 am

I will survive …. Cool

chris
chris
May 20, 2014 10:38 am

This a good sign for 90s indie music. Maybe we will see Soul Coughing, Pavement, Beck, Dinosaur Jr, Sebadoh etc down the road.

Eric
Eric
May 20, 2014 10:37 am

Cannot wait to play all of these. I think I need to take a vacation day tomorrow.

elemenohpenc
elemenohpenc
May 20, 2014 9:38 am

The bass lines are fun, but 4/5 songs are nothing hard. I Will Survive is pretty beastly but, manageable with some groove.

Cake Pack (Bass difficulty, easiest to hardest):
Never There
Stickshifts And Seatbelts
Short Skirt/Long Jacket
The Distance
I Will Survive

Jam Bone
Jam Bone
May 20, 2014 9:36 am

It blows my mind people have not heard if this band. Break out that fishing rod and get deep bass fishing with my mother f%#king son.

Nick
Nick
May 20, 2014 9:08 am

No “Guitar”? I am shocked! Happy as hell about the pack though, first thing I’ll have bought since Just like a woman!

Jeam95
Jeam95
May 20, 2014 7:48 am

This week the bass players will have fun. The guitar is a bit bland 🙁

old guy
old guy
May 20, 2014 7:11 am

I really haven’t bought much these last few weeks not because I don’t like the offerings rather they don’t seem terribly exciting to play. I love Mastadon, 311, and the others. CAKE is different and I they will be fun and maybe a little challenging. I am only slightly bummed there will be no Rock and Roll Lifestyle; I will survive. Pun intended.

Edit: my bass might have a busted nut. Horrible buzzing on the G string but not like I’ve picked it up much the last year.

MusicH8R
MusicH8R
May 20, 2014 7:06 am

Who?

mozzy
mozzy
May 20, 2014 7:04 am

never heard of these guys, but i like it… so im ‘avin some of that

edit: listening to the tracks on youtube it seemd i HAVE heard a few of the tracks before

edit edit: seems more for the bassists tho

dougybongy
dougybongy
May 20, 2014 6:48 am

yeah! i’m really excited for this pack, the song selection is very good, and i’m gonna buy it as soon as i see it in the EU PSN.. i can’t wait to try them..!

Mike S
Mike S
May 20, 2014 4:55 am

What a lovely pack 🙂 Can’t wait to get going with it. CAKE! 😀

Alistair
Alistair
May 20, 2014 4:46 am

Cake is pretty cool, bring it

Francois
Francois
May 20, 2014 3:24 am

Amen, except for “Stickshifts and Safetybelts” which I always thought was a joke song.

Degz
Degz
May 20, 2014 2:54 am

What a great day for David Lane.

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 20, 2014 4:09 am
Reply to  Degz

THIS 😉

victorvonbass
victorvonbass
May 22, 2014 12:29 am
Reply to  Honky thom

THIS :mrgreen:

Andrew
Andrew
May 20, 2014 2:42 am

This pack looks great! Can’t wait to download it!

Trondster
Trondster
May 20, 2014 1:51 am

Oh, this is a keeper for sure!! Can’t wait to play The Distance!
Reluctantly crouched at the starting line…

The[x_x]Butcher
The[x_x]Butcher
May 20, 2014 1:28 am

hows about some kings of leon? steve miller band, stuck in the middle with you? or even some metalica!

Mike
Mike
May 20, 2014 1:42 am

Why must you make requests and Metallica ain’t happening.

Honky thom
Honky thom
May 20, 2014 4:10 am

At the top of the page is a link to where you can request songs. No-one here has anything to do with choosing the DLC they release.

Bob
Bob
May 20, 2014 12:53 am

Oh yeah I will definitely be grabbing the pack.

David Lane
David Lane
May 20, 2014 12:39 am

WHAT A GREAT DAY FOR FANS OF GOOD MUSIC

dave
dave
May 20, 2014 5:45 am
Reply to  David Lane

THIS!

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HA!
May 21, 2014 12:50 am
Reply to  dave

THIS^2

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HA!
May 21, 2014 12:56 pm
Reply to  David Lane

WHAT A GREAT DAY TO LEARN HOW TO TURN “CAPS LOCK” OFF AND STOP YELLING AND/OR LOOKING LIKE A TOOL.