This week’s hint from Dan combined both ancient and modern greek, as well as a bass harmonic.
WildBil2me figured out that the text read “What did the Greeks the call beautiful Egyptians;”. Could that hint at this classic 80s tune? You’ve likely read the title and seen the picture, so the answer is no to that one. Next, Dan posted this text string.
jagaroth40 figured out that it translated to “Image showing the time it may not be representative”. Dan mentioned that he was right with the gist, but there was more to it than just the words.
MentokMindTkr figured something out.
when I first saw the image I thought double stop harmonic & i googled songs with double stop harmonic & the wikipedia page for Double Harmonic Scale mentioned songs Misirlou by Nick Roubanis (I’ve only heard the **** Dale & the Del-Tones version) as well as Star Gazer & Gates of Babylon by Rainbow. Misirlou (Μισιρλού) is the feminine form of Misirlis (Μισιρλής) which comes from the Turkish word Mısırlı, which is formed by combining Mısır (“Egypt” in Turkish, borrowed from Arabic) with the Turkish -lı suffix, literally meaning “Egyptian”. That’s my guess.
Dan followed up by saying this:
The song is an old Greek folk song, but the title is Turkish, and both groups sort of claim ownership of it. That’s why both languages were used in clues. (Dale’s story about how the song came to be is cool and recounted here).
The “double harmonic” visual clue does not mean what it appears to mean — it was implying the scale, not literal notes being played in the game. (I made the screen in photoshop by overlaying the harmonics on the opening of Jeremy, it had no other relevance.) The song uses the double harmonic scale on the way up the riff, but the Klezmer scale on the way down. If I’d posted a scale diagram or tab, you would have just played it and gotten it too easily.
The lowered words in the secondary clue match the adjusted tones in the double harmonic scale. There are eight words in the second clue. I goofed because it’s supposed to be 2nd and 6th and the original version of the clue, I’d moved the 7th word. So that was a legit error on my part, but the second clue offered relevant information in the choice of language, the presentation of the sentence, and the phrase itself was trying to get you to look at the image non-literally. A three-fer!
But really, all you needed to do was answer the original question: What did the Greeks call the pretty Egyptians? “Misirlou.” Good work Mentok! “We don’t ask for the mind, we TAKE the mind!”
So. It is not a D. Dale pack, but “Misirlou” is one of the three songs coming on Tuesday. And no, it’s not a Pulp Fiction pack.
So, we know one thing that’s coming, and we know it’s neither a Dick Dale or Pulp Fiction pack, but then what COULD be next week’s DLC? Here’s three thing we think it could be:
Rock Hits 60s 2 Misirlou was released in 1962. It’s been ages since we had our only dedicated 60s singles week, so now would be as great a time as any to have another!
Surf Rock Hits
It’s the start of summer, so what’s better than some surf rock kick off the season!
The Beach Boys – Surfin’ USA
What would surf rock be without mention of the Beach Boys! Their only other appearance in music gaming has been Good Vibrations in Rock Band 3, but maybe without the need for masters, the options for Beach Boys tracks has opened up substantially!
The Surfaris – Wipe Out
Along side Misirlou, this is the other essential surf rock song. Maybe not as technically complex as Misirlou, this would still be a great riff to have in your arsenal!
Tarantino Hits Dan specifically mentioned that it wasn’t a Pulp Fiction pack, but he never said anything about it not being a Tarantino pack, did he? If that’s the case, these two songs could be joining the surf rock classic: Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck in the Middle with You Depending on your age, you may best know this classic from the infamous ear cutting scene in Reservoir Dogs. The 220.127.116.11’s – Woo Hoo It’s been a while since we’ve had any Japanese DLC, but having more would always be welcome, especially if it’s this great little rockabilly ditty best known from Kill Bill, Vol. 1. Also, this wouldn’t be the first time this one’s appeared in a Ubisoft title. What are you hoping for to join the Dick Dale classic? Let us know in the comments!
Are you ready for a ride on the wave of reverb with the this week’s DLC #Rocksmith2014? (Translated by Bing)