Speculation: Edgar Winter among Players Picks 4-Pack

Greetings, Rocksmith fans!

Today’s clue has been solved, and while one artist has been confirmed in this mixed singles four-pack, we have few clues to go on as to what the other three are.

That’s right, the highly-requested Edgar Winter instrumental Frankenstein, whose music video possibly invented the act of wearing of a keyboard around one’s neck like a guitar, is coming to Rocksmith in the first non-themed DLC pack of highly requested Singles. If you thought the Love Singles hint was vague, get ready to start guessing all weekend for this one, although Dan did mention one other hint:

Given the hundreds of artists to choose from, it’s not likely any one of us will pick the correct one, much less the correct song. And since this is a compilation of singles that were all highly requested, your guess is quite literally as good as mine as to what they are.

So what are we going to see next Tuesday? Since we will be seeing one song from an artist already represented in-game, perhaps the Riff Repeater editors could give their own ideas:

Daniel’s Pick:

The Who: Eminence Front

Of course it isn’t that likely, but it’s one of my most requested songs on Rocksmith. With one of John Entwistle’s best basslines on offer and an intricate guitar line courtesy of Townsend (both live and on the studio version), I was hoping this song would come with the original Who pack from last year. Here’s hoping for a second Who pack in the near future if this isn’t the case.

Fenton’s Pick:

Silversun Pickups: Lazy Eye

One of the alt rock favorite’s more popular tracks, the Silversun Pickups have been missing in action since the first Rocksmith title.  While the band has been featured in many music games over the years, both as disc songs and DLC, they’ve stayed suspiciously away from the real guitar limelight.  Could this be the first we see of them again, or will be waiting for a whole pack?

 Ted’s Pick:

The Clash: Rock the Casbah

I have a degree in Rocksmithology that I made in Photoshop and printed off myself so it is in my expert opinion that the Clash pack we received back in 2013 was criminally only made up of 3 songs. Great songs, sure, but any fan of the band knows it only scratched the surface of what they have to offer. So why not offer up a single, the band’s highest charting single mind you, to tide us over until the inevitable Clash #02 pack? I also suggest Rebel Yell by Billy Idol or Le Freak by Chic as the single but was limited to only one pick. Except I’ve sort of bent that rule by mentioning them here. Don’t tell Elliot!

Oscar’s Pick

Jimi Hendrix: All Along The Watchtower

A highly requested single that may not have made the cut in time for the 12 pack in December? Maybe Oscar is onto something. Besides, Rock Band got it.

Elliott’s Pick:

David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust

Highly requested single from an artist already in Rocksmith? Ok, well I know what I’d pick and I hope I’m right! Keeps with the Guitar Hero theme at the very least.


 

Will @UbisoftStudioSF chart the synth?

What 70’s-80’s singles are you expecting from next week’s DLC? Now that we’ve taken care of something monstrous, what could the two unusual animals be? Let us know!

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Tony Tunes
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Tony Tunes

Wow, totally thought the Accept song was ACDC.

Captain
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Captain

Can’t wait for Balls To The Wall and today is a good day today.

Gilbert Neck Jig
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Gilbert Neck Jig

I agree, the swagger that Udo struts just goes to show the rock-ness of the guitar riffs that accompany his strutting vocal lines….

PJ-10
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PJ-10

The Outfield — I don’t wanna lose your love tonight..would be another great song or Black Sabbath — into the void… Both great guitar songs

YYZ
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YYZ

Balls to the wall confirmed, goddamn this is going to be awesome.

RWR_68
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RWR_68

ah ah ah ah ah ah oh ah ah , ah ah ah ah ah ahhhhhhhhh

RWR_68
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RWR_68

cum on feel the noize would be great but it only leaves the two unusual animal??

flying lizards? Def leppard? Scorpions ( unusual not in their name haha ,, sniff) but id love too get some.. scorpions…iron butterfly ? Flock of seagull ( i think they got a chance since its seem to be a guitar hero pack ) neil young with crazy horse?

Gilbert Neck Jig
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Gilbert Neck Jig

Udo Dirkschneider soon to be in the house!

j
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j

Accept, “Balls to the Wall” confirmed according to facebook.

Enough
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Enough

Balls to the wall and Frankenstein.. This could be the worst pack in a long time. And that says a lot considering the “quality” as of late.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

Oh, forgot this last one and I know someone hears me knocking.

We got Rage, but,

where’n da hell is GUERILLA RADIO?

Wingnut1
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Wingnut1

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, “The Lion The Beast The Beat”.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

And someone from Facebook made a rather interesting call.

SIR DUKE. I think Superstition or Higher Ground would be better.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

Just thought of another one. I’m rather surprised we also don’t have much from the Stones.

Pulling from the long list of what was on Rockband, why haven’t we seen GIMMIE SHELTER yet?

Pieter
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Pieter

Mommy’s little monster. Just guessing away

Dan R
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Dan R

If love to see “I Am The Slime” from Frank Zappa. Hell, anything from Zappa. But I ain’t holding my breath.

Dan
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Dan

sorry, “I’d love to see” is what I meant to say. Stupid auto-correct.

Chris
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Chris

Silversun Pickups… Good call. Been requesting them for ages, and i doubt we’d get a pack with Panic Switch already on there

The_Tuck
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The_Tuck

My prediction: Tenacious D -- Tribute

It talks about something monstrous. It’s highly requested. It’s kind of a unique song. While I’d like Wonderboy, too, the duo is probably more likely to get a one-off than a pack of songs.

PJ-10
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PJ-10

Ha!… Thanks but that’s not it.. Volume is up and last song I played was E standard… I’m guessing it a shot in the wire… There goes $30 on Amazon

HA!
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HA!

I bought a second cable on ebay from a trusted seller, and both work great. Don’t remember the name, but I’d only buy New, personally. Low tunings ruin mine though :/

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

Got mine from there as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Ubisoft-Rocksmith-Not-Machine-Specific-630570063043006306200/dp/B005OSFUZI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434401153&sr=8-1&keywords=real+tone

It’s possible you have an open in the wiring. I often have to correct the way my son sits with the guitar as the part of his cable that goes into the plug may rest on the floor. Trying to be sure he doesn’t break the wire.

One other thing before you buy that wire. Did you check the “break-away” portion to be sure there’s no obstructions and that the two pieces are fully connected?

elemenohpe
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elemenohpe

My 3 completely random guesses based on what I THINK would be most popular requests (that don’t include the obvious exclusions like Metallica, Zepp, Pink Floyd, Beatles, etc):

Dire Straits -- Sultans of Swing
Stevie Ray Vaughn -- Pride & Joy
Ozzy Osborne -- Crazy Train

PJ-10
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PJ-10

Hey guys I’m pissed off… Can anyone help me … My real tone cable is not working at all!!!… These things r such crap… I’ve called every store in town can’t find one anywhere

HA!
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HA!

Is the volume turned off on your guitar? Or is it in a really low tuning? Both would cause it to not register/work well.

Dr Mii
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Dr Mii

There is some basic troubleshooting to be done:
1) can you confirm that it’s a cable issue? Have you tried multiple guitars? Or tried your guitar in an amp to be sure it’s not the guitar?
2) have you tried plugging the cable in a different USB port? I know my real tone cable doesn’t work when plugged in the USB 3.0 port on my computer.
3) have you tried disconnecting and reconnecting the quick-release thingie that’s about 4 inches from the USB connector? That also solves some issue with cable
4) is the cable showing up in the Devices control panel? You might be able to update the driver from there.

Gilbert Neck Jig
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Gilbert Neck Jig

PJ, I’ll give you $5 for your busted Rocksmith cord. That goes for everyone else too. Contact me at Gilbert Neck Jig on Facebook. If you want we can swap for a neck caul that I’ve sold hundreds of on ebay and you’ll get a trade worth $7.00+.

YYZ
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YYZ

I’m that one guy who wants Joy Division, Transmission plz.

PJ-10
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PJ-10

Edgar winter???cmon rocksmith ur reaching now… The past few weeks,some of these picks have really stunk up the 🙁

YYZ
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YYZ

I’m that one guy who wants Joy Division, Transmission plz.

D
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D

Fully agree with you. I’m wondering if they are having a hard time affording big artist or if the new rock games are making it hard to license

HA!
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HA!

Frankenstein is reaching?? It’s one of the most well-known instrumental songs out there and is super fun on guitar.

Seriously man, your bitching is getting old. I would rather have that one lady from Facebook and/or David Lane (THIS!) Back. At least their whining was entertaining.

Find something good or positive to post. Sheesh.

Terminus
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Terminus

Amen to that. Frankenstein is a good choice.

FaiZ
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FaiZ

DRAGULAAA

NoMoreDropC
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NoMoreDropC

Well whatever it is I hope its not in drop C tuning that bass sound for No One Knows is pure shite so disappointing. They need to stick to standard and maybe drop D because lower tunings just annoy people by sounding bad and missing notes.

elemenohpe
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elemenohpe

No One Knows sounds good when I play it… and detuning is never annoying IMO. Seems like you might need more practice with lower tunings and having a lighter touch.

YYZ
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YYZ

Sure, it sucks when the game doesn’t register because of the tunings but you don’t have to straight up BAN them.
Plus, wouldn’t it be kinda boring if EVERY SONG was on E standard (and drop D).

Zappzarapp
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Zappzarapp

Wake-up-call: There is a steam flash sale running (means extended discounts for another 19 hours):
RS1 (-75%)
RS2 (-55%)
Disk-Import-Tool for RS2 (-15%)
Most RS2-DLC and all RS1-DLC (-40%)
Maybe some of you still don´t know, but care about this little information … 🙂
Have a nice day!

PJ-10
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PJ-10

Hell yeah bring on the Neil young!!!… The grandfather of grunge could easily have a 5-6 pack!!!!

md
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md

Enough waiting! Cowgirl in the sand by Neil Young or teenage riot by Sonic Youth.

jayrocksd
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Teenage Riot would be great. I hardly ever get to use my guitar I leave tuned to GABDEG,

Nick Marshall (@ChernobylK)
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Hocus Pocus by Focus! With Yodelling charted.

Terminus
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Terminus

I have mentioned that before. Would be great, but I’d be stuck playing it at oh, 1/4 speed probably.

Angry Chimp
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My favorite guitar hero song , (yes, better than Godzilla and No One Knows), is finally here!

PJ-10
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PJ-10

Definitely watchtower by Hendrix !!
How about some Scorpians??… Still in love with you or Rock you like a hurricane …. 🙂

jayrocksd
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The Scorpions is my dream DLC, although I would prefer a pack. Unfortunately they have never been in any music games. Not sure why. I know they are pretty protective of their songs on Youtube and such, but as people they seem pretty down to earth.

Jeam95
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Jeam95


You said?

Elliott
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That’s a cover

RWR_68
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RWR_68

all asmade by famous are cover in ghero… scorpions would be awesome butid love a 5 pack but not the usual scorpions some other … for sure i dlike rock you like ..still loving you , but im leaving , we ll burn the sky , arizona , alien nation , rythym of love , the zoo , dynamite , restless night , don’t believe her .. and so many more , some schenker group , some ufo it miss that kind of guitar in rocksmith . and if one of the two unusual animal is def leppard please stay in pyromnia or hysteria ( need a five pack…. two whole album..:) /) bowie could make sense with i love rock n roll since they say its a 70 -80 so we might get two song per decade.. hocus pocus like the guys says up could be very fun……id say we need some buckethead too but im aint gonna waste my time posting 1000000 time three song per recommendation and hear that next week dlc is king of leon or justin bieber , im happy as long as they have guitar in , i mean real guitar ( guitar can exist in pop song but they rare …and by guitar i dont mean behemoth , disturbed or some thing like that for me aint really fun to play beside they get boring after playing them 5 times .. because i dont use the pratice mode im going all in each times its way more fun playing on the moment . sure you can pratice to nails some hardcore part but beside the two handed tapping on 2 or 3 song almost all the song in rocksmith are naileable in 2 to 5 time only by playing in pratice a song… Read more »

RWR_68
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RWR_68

if you think im crazy then just learn to play after 2 years you can be very good ( not playing buckethead , randy rhoads , alexei laiho, van halen , george lynch , m-a batio , satrini , the list can be write for a year or more , all i want is some fun song too play , i recently bought dlc and i need to get another ps card for cause i didnt take anthrax , all that remain , thin lizzy and if im looking they may be way more to buy .. please make me a gift by never adding kings of leon and u2 , they may be more but those two id be happy no gotye and mumford and sons. Guitar explode from 50 to end of 80 for sure they re alot of band you can take song from in any genre … maybe not the poor one i know im sorry 🙂 ( yes , i know it exist some band that are good over 90 but its under 20 % maybe less and the feeling in those song are just not the same , hope to have some good song to play at least 1 week on 4 i can have something , sometimes not but i still go a library with some good song thank you for that, its like playing with my guitar pro 6 with a larger screen.. and in color and with scoreattack i can count points! and i know i cant kill ducks on guit pro 6…

jayrocksd
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Although that was written by Meine/Schenker/Rarebell which makes me think they had to sign off on it. They probably didn’t want to give up the stems though. Maybe that crap cover has something to do with why they don’t like music games.

Elliott
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“No One Like You” is in Guitar Hero: 80s as well (as a cover)

RWR_68
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RWR_68

until guitar hero 3 it was almost all cover , one of the worst was iron man and the sum 41 song fat lip ?

if it was possible to bought the right of guitar hero 1-2 and the 80 ‘ and put it on rocksmith that would be orgasmic ( if you ever put electric eyes be sure to put the hellion before , or you can put the hellion by children of bodom or children of the grave or a pat benatar pack with hell is for children ,fire and ice , heartbreaker

Secret Squirrel
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Secret Squirrel

Nothing will ever trump the shittiness of GH2’s cover of “Killing In The Name” by Rage Against The Machine. Holy fuck, that one was bad.

Jeam95
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Jeam95

Something monsters, Black sushine by white zombie can be a good choice with Edgar winter.

dallas dave
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dallas dave

Johnny B. Goode
Magic Carpet Ride
Hey Now, You’re A Rockstar
Smooth Criminal

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Hey now, you’re a rockstar? I think that is “All Star” by Smash Mouth.

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

I Wanna Rock by Twisted Sister
Sultans Of Swing by Dire Straits
All Along The Watchtower by Bob Dylan/Jimi Hendrix
The Seeker or Pinball Wizard by The Who
Anarchy In The UK by The Sex Pistols
Pride And Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan
Another One Bites The Dust by Queen
Dude Looks Like A Lady by Aerosmith
A song from Metallica, Van Halen, The Ramones, Prince, Def Leppard, or Tool

If none of these show up next Tuesday, I will be shocked!

Casey
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Casey

The seeker and pinball are already dlc.

Casey
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Casey

Now that i think of it though, i wouldn’t be surprised to see Won’t get fooled again by the who!
I would be happy with any of your guesses though!

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

Also, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see some more Poison showing up soon…

Honky thom
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Honky thom

In the hall of the king by Focus. I’m hoping for that. It probably won’t be there. As for an artist already on disc, and players picks, could that be Satriani or Eric Johnson? I’d like another from them…

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

Okay my 2 cents.

I thought it rather strange last year that we got a pack from Tom Petty that did not include RUNNIN DOWN A DREAM.

Along those same lines, we have songs by Dylan and songs by Hendrix, yet strangely ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER didn’t make the cut.

Lastly, and I’ve hinted at this before. There are certain songs that seem almost asinine to have absent in any situation like this. Songs like Johnny B. Goode, Satisfaction, Wild Thing, Sweet Home Chicago, Iron Man, and anything by either Elvis or Aerosmith.

The ELEPHANT in the room here is I LOVE ROCK N ROLL by Joan Jett. How do we not have that yet? That’s like the “Video Killed the Radio Star” of rock songs. Either that or Chuck Berry should have started this whole Rocksmith thing off. It has my vote.

Captain
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Captain

I would love I Love Rock And Roll, it would be cool to have some easy songs.

Noname Rocker
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Noname Rocker

If we get Johnny B Goode, I hope it’s the George Thorogood version…

Tony Tunes
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Tony Tunes

What about “Walk Like an Egyptian” ?

Pieter
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Pieter

Maybe other 3 will be monster themed then

Mike Walsh
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I’ve never heard of that Frankenstein song until now and I can’t wait to be buying it next week!

Myles
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Myles

These kinds of packs would be awesome if they were released every once in a while. Nothing like random variety, so there’s something for everyone. I would love to see Watchtower and some more Mastodon too. I know a lot of people are tired of metal, but I personally can’t get enough of it!

Casey
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I definitely want moar Mastodon also. Watchtower would be extremely welcome as well. I would love to see some Cynic, Atheist, or Death in game.

Elliott
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I looked up the tab for Evolutionary Sleeper. brb in 5 years

Myles
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Myles

Progressive metal problems.

Liam
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Liam

noooo, save lazy eye for a silversun pack. or you know give me lazy eye this week and a silversun pack anyways. I need more indie in a bad way

Stephen Fenton
Editor

Yes. Yes. Yes.

Lazy Eye this week.

Next week, all of Carnavas.

Week after, all of Swoon.

Captain
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Captain

I hope they add a bonus track with the keys part for Frankenstein

Elliott
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You know this week could be your one of your best chances to get “I Ran” lol

Captain
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Captain

I really hope it comes out this week, but I don’t think so.

But then again I have been very lucky with dlc as Rocksmith has released 5 songs that I like in the past 4 weeks.

But if it does not come out then I guess there is always the New Wave pack.

Noway
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Noway

This is a players pack? Some of the most requested songs? No fucking way Frankinstien is a top requested song, garbage. Damn GameStop won’t even taken rocksmith in on trade

Secret Squirrel
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Secret Squirrel

I feel like one song titled Frankenstein hardly constitutes a “monstrous pack.” What a useless clue that was.

I’ll still probably get it. I like that song.

Alpacalips
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Alpacalips

forget the synth, chart that saxophone solo. Just for the hell of it.

Jordan
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Jordan

I wish they did “Free Ride” by Edgar Winter instead of “Frankenstein.” I little riff that they play throughout the song would be really fun to have on Rocksmith.

Mugsy Megaton
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Mugsy Megaton

Frankenstein!

I’ve used that as my ringtone in the past. It always got a reaction when someone was surprised by it.

Thomaz
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Thomaz

I would love any song on that list as dlc, except for lazy eye

Rafael Lange
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Rafael Lange

Well, the other two are plainly unknown, right? Well, I’m really rooting for Impossible Germany from Wilco then! 🙂

Elliott
Admin

I’ve requested that! Let’s show everyone why.

j
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j

They have my vote.

MarleySantana
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MarleySantana

WOW!!!. Never heard this before. Loved it. Mahalo for the eye-opener.

HA!
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HA!

Personally, I would love either “All Along the Watchtower” by Hendrix or “Under the Bridge” by RHCP.