Rocksmith 2014 DLC 9/9 – 70’s Rock Song Pack

Greetings Rocksmith fans!

It’s another variety pack this week with songs from Deep Purple, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Ted Nugent!

The last single week was Yacht Rock but some may remember Classic Singles which featured three songs from the 1960s. This time we have three songs from the 1970s and they sure do deliver.

First up is Deep Purple’s Highway Star which most should recognize from Rock BandIf you play the bass, you want this song. Trust me on that one. Guitarists won’t be too displeased either (they didn’t chart the organ solo) this song is surprisingly fun to play and the second solo is far more accessible than you might have expected. Also, because I know someone is going to ask. This is the original Highway Star, no remix, no added solo, the same track you know and love.

Next is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Simple Man. This song has been in Rock Band. Guitar Hero, and even BandFuse. Featuring a repetitive arpeggiated chord progression, and a crunchy distorted tone for the chorus, this song may be a classic rock song you won’t mind tuning to Eb Standard for.  Bass has some fun stuff as well, but definitely the weaker of the three, despite the repetition of Stranglehold.

Finally Ted Nugent’s Stranglehold. Wow, the addition of the Motor City Madman’s music to Rocksmith sure caused a stir. Political and personal opinions be damned though, this song seriously rocks, I mean it’s #31 on a Guitar World list. I’ll let the music speak for itself.

 

70’s Rock Song Pack – $7.99 / Steam

Are you excited for these three songs? Do you think we will get an 80s singles pack next month? Let us know!

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Colquhoun
Colquhoun
September 11, 2014 9:16 pm

By the time I get once through Highway Star and Stranglehold, I need a new pick 😆

Buldy
Buldy
September 11, 2014 3:32 pm

As I hear Stranglehold here, is it possible, that in GH World Tour, there was other version of this song? Definitely sounds differently.

j
j
September 10, 2014 1:17 am

Holy shit!! That deep Purple lead is a challenge!… gonna take a while to learn.

Terminus
Terminus
September 9, 2014 11:06 pm

Is it not a pack? I only see them offered as singles in the store.

hammer1021
hammer1021
September 9, 2014 9:05 pm

Got all three

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
September 9, 2014 7:35 pm

fuhk yea!!
some Terrible Ted!!

Rick Rastardry
Rick Rastardry
September 9, 2014 9:17 pm
Reply to  Bat Wings

I got all three. Best DLC yet!

The only thing better would be a followup Nugent Five-Pack

Great White Buffalo
Wang Dang Sweet P**ntang
Stormtroopin’
Fred Bear
Cat Scratch Fever

Bat Wings
Bat Wings
September 9, 2014 10:48 pm
Reply to  Rick Rastardry

Dog Eat Dog
Free For All
Hey Baby
Paralyzed
State of Shock
Terminus Eldorado
Journey to the Center of your Mind
SmokeScreen
Weekend Warriors

Ted could do a 12 pack no problem
as can the Skynyrd & Deep Purple

Javier
Javier
September 9, 2014 6:41 pm

Woooow… Great DLC… Give me one please… 😀

Jake
Jake
September 9, 2014 5:38 pm

Finally ted nugent in rocksmith. I really wish we got Tuesdays gone instead of simple man.

raynebc
raynebc
September 9, 2014 3:31 pm

I’ll probably pick up all 3.

RS
RS
September 9, 2014 1:59 pm

Yes, yes, and yes! Strong DLC week. They could have done a 9-pack with 3 from each and I’d buy them all. Can’t wait to get home from work. 😈

Rich
Rich
September 9, 2014 12:40 pm

I’m in on Highway Star and Simple Man. Good stuff!

deltaXkila
deltaXkila
September 9, 2014 11:37 am

This is an incredibly strong pack that only lacks in having repetitive songs. They’re a blast to play and are sure to keep anyone at any skill level challenged throughout the track.
Shut up and enjoy the music \m/

Grega
Grega
September 9, 2014 9:39 am

Simple Man is jackpot!
I’m expecting some blues or rock’n’roll, Chuck Berry?

Jeff
Jeff
September 9, 2014 1:58 pm
Reply to  Grega

How about Buck Cherry 🙂

IZ
IZ
September 9, 2014 6:34 pm
Reply to  Grega

YES! Johnny B. Goode please!

MrCrapaud
MrCrapaud
September 9, 2014 8:52 am

Great! With “Santeria” last week and “Simple man” now, 2 songs disappear from my personal wishlist!
Still 5 songs left:
-- Sultans of swing
-- Hotel California
-- Dani California
-- Summertime
-- Aqualung

Come on Rocksmith team, I believe in you!

PS: first post here, thanks a lot Elliott for all your work!

MrCrapaud
MrCrapaud
September 9, 2014 9:16 am
Reply to  Elliott

Yes, Janis Joplin version! If “Piece of my heart” is also available, I won’t complain!

HA!
HA!
September 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Reply to  MrCrapaud

Sultans of Swing and Hotel California would make my life! 🙂

I think I’ll go request both again haha

Jeam95
Jeam95
September 9, 2014 2:24 pm
Reply to  HA!

Sultans of swing is a bit probably in winter this year https://twitter.com/crossieRS/status/456296179861438465

victorvonbass
victorvonbass
September 9, 2014 8:31 am

So yeah, that Nugent song looks like its a bitch to play on guitar. Props to anyone that can master it.

Rick Rastardry
Rick Rastardry
September 9, 2014 9:21 am
Reply to  victorvonbass

Wow.

I’ll definitely be starting at a low difficulty % setting.

(I’m new to playing the guitar, having started Rocksmith in June.)

Jeam95
Jeam95
September 9, 2014 7:07 am

Now that we have Ted Nugent, we must have faith in some jimi hendrix pack or single. 🙄

old guy
old guy
September 9, 2014 6:52 am

Must be a bunch of lefties playing rocksmith.

Honky thom
Honky thom
September 9, 2014 4:41 am

With ‘Simple man’ I have a Skynyrd 3 pack, so I’m pleased about that one. Now for more Purple…! So yes, I’m happy with two of these, and won’t complain about the one I don’t care for. Even if i didn’t think Nuge was a giant twat, I still don’t like that song much, it’s just not for me.

Rick Rastardry
Rick Rastardry
September 9, 2014 3:29 am

“This guitar right here I’ve been told, yes indeed in fact I did it one time on safari, this guitar is guaranteed to blow the balls off a charging rhino at sixty paces…”

Well there ain’t no question at all, Rocksmith. Ya got me where you want me, I say ya got me buying Ted Nugent’s Stranglehold.

blackhealer
blackhealer
September 9, 2014 2:39 am

Deep Purple! Real. Classic. 100% hard rock. At last. Wow.

MOAR DEEP PURPLE!

Futile
Futile
September 9, 2014 2:05 am

Just Highway Star for me. I find Simple Man a pretty boring song, and I pass on Nugent.

Jeam95
Jeam95
September 9, 2014 2:02 am

Oh Yes!! Stranglehold, my dream is real 😀 😀

unmuscleman
unmuscleman
September 9, 2014 1:23 am

Sold! This is what I’m talking about. More songs that rock please.

toshineon
toshineon
September 9, 2014 12:16 am

Pretty excited for Highway Star, used to play that song a lot in Rock Band. I’ll see about the others, not a huge fan of Simple Man, but I guess it couldn’t hurt to get it as well, some Rock Band memories there too. Don’t know about the Ted Nugent song, though. I’ll see if I can get over my dislike of him as a person.

HA!
HA!
September 8, 2014 11:38 pm

Drat. I was personally crossing my fingers that it wouldn’t be “Simple Man.” I actually find that song pretty annoying (maybe due to radio plays and/or the heavy play of the Shinedown cover some years back).

SUPER excited to play “Stranglehold” though!!!

I do wish they’d let you buy singles as a pack in the future to save a buck or so. It won’t matter for me since I’m only buying two, but I bet a lot of people would appreciate a pack!

Terminus
Terminus
September 9, 2014 12:24 am
Reply to  HA!

Annoying, but super catchy though. Sometimes I’ll just play and sing it to annoy my wife. I could have lived with a different one too, but I’ll settle. Someone mentioned “On The Hunt”, which is a much more obscure tune, but more punchy.

HA!
HA!
September 9, 2014 12:02 pm
Reply to  Terminus

Yeah. I was really, really hoping for “Call Me the Breeze,” but you can’t please everyone. I’m happy with the other two for sure!

Bob
Bob
September 8, 2014 11:33 pm

The nuge!!!

Terminus
Terminus
September 8, 2014 11:33 pm

‘sokay. I would have preferred Space Truckin’ for Deep Purple tune, but buying the 3-pack anyway for sure.

forest1903
Editor
September 8, 2014 11:24 pm

Aw, I was really hoping for Tuesday’s Gone. Oh well, this will do.

victorvonbass
victorvonbass
September 8, 2014 11:11 pm

Buying 2/3 of this pack. Idk when I will get to play it though. Maybe Friday.

Ant
Ant
September 8, 2014 10:37 pm

Yes!!!! This is a winning pack we needed two more songs though Babe Ruth -- the Mexican , yes -- roundabout