Speculation: Rocksmith is going back to the 70s

Another week, another crazy hint from Dan!

This picture was posted in segmented parts at first

Once assembled it became what you see below. There were a bunch of theories tossed out. Was it soundwaves? An Oscillator? Or was it an ancient language? In the end it turned out to be The Mesa Polyglot Alphabet.

Translated line by line we decoded this beautiful poem(?)

Lo’ for these are the trials three
the stench of the square (s) even
A disappearance and an eclipse
A farewell lullaby from Nancy
On the day of our brother’s passing

First, let’s look at the two songs that are practically confirmed for next week:

James Gang – Funk #49

Let’s look at the first part of this translated hint:

the stench of the square (s) even

7 squared is 49 right?

When I was looking through the speculation threads, I was surprised to find out this WASN’T in Rocksmith already! It’s such a perfect fit for the game, and it’s great that it looks like it’s finally going to come!

Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine

A disappearance and an eclipse

One might say that thanks to this eclipse, there ain’t no sunshine… I’m very sorry.

We go from a song that I thought was already IN the game to a song I never expected to see in a game. Soul is definitely a genre that could use some more representation in Rocksmith (if you haven’t, you should pick up Soul Hits 1), so it’s great to see more of it appear.

The third song, was much trickier

A farewell lullaby from Nancy
On the day of our brother’s passing

At first we thought it was Heart via Nancy Wilson. Nah, too obvious for @DanAmrich, kidmeatball on the Ubisoft Forums nailed it!

Correct! This is the Nancy reference; Roy Buchanan’s Telecaster was nicknamed Nancy. The “farewell” referred to the fact that “Sweet Dreams” was used twice — and Roy’s version over the end credits — of the movie The Departed.”

Are you glad to see more 70s music, or would you rather have something else? Let us know!

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Ron Martinez
June 11, 2014 3:02 am

its obvious Tina …………C.an't U.nderstand N.ormal T.hinking

Jameson Miller
June 11, 2014 2:36 am

Looking forward to trying these out! Still hoping for a sublime 5 pack in the near future!!

Brandon Callaghan
Brandon Callaghan
June 10, 2014 5:51 am

The person who screams the loudest about their "Wonderful perfect live" usually has the shittiest one. It's okay, we all know what a hateful bitch you are, you can stop showing it to the world how much better you believe you are than the rest of us. As a human being you are bottom of the barrel, just trying to make yourself feel better about your disgusting personality by insulting others. I pity you. And that's the last I'll say on the subject. Have a great day. Hopefully no one will piss in your cornflakes tomorrow.

Tina Morgan
Tina Morgan
June 10, 2014 12:23 am

i love all the hater comments nice to see how many losers there are that read this makes me laugh i will make sure to keep it up low life losers sorry i have a career and you guys just have your little guitars no band no contracts and no life awwww LOL fucking losers

Tina Morgan
Tina Morgan
June 10, 2014 12:18 am

must have a lot to hide with that fake kitty picture aside from you being the asshole what else are you? hmm maybe the local pd have something on you have to hide LOSER GET A LIFE

Larc Gittesom
Larc Gittesom
June 9, 2014 2:22 pm

Breaking form and using my FB… like or loath the dlc choices variety is GOOD. gets your fingers working and shakes things up a bit. musically its not my cup of tea but ill still probably pick at least one of them up

Rich Kenney
June 9, 2014 1:18 am

Just your opinion. Just like assholes everyone has one and they all stink.

Mcsloyc
June 10, 2014 1:39 pm

Horse shit are o.k. I prefer their early e.ps before they got too mainstream.

Bicknasty
June 10, 2014 10:30 am

The great thing about Rocksmith is it’s diversity in music. I can’t believe people complain about the dlc. I’ve downloaded every song/pack this far and I will definitely be picking these up (no where near playing them all yet lol). I’ve enjoyed learning songs that I wouldn’t otherwise normally listen to in my leisure and it’s opened up and expanded my appreciation for numerous musical artists and genres.

Crap DLC R Us
Crap DLC R Us
June 14, 2014 11:10 am
Reply to  Bicknasty

Well la-de-da, good for you 🙄 I wouldn’t buy this shit if you put a gun to my head.

RampantCoyote
June 10, 2014 1:14 am

A must-buy for me. 😎
This was the kind of music playing on “classic rock” stations I listened to as a teenager. Funk #49 kinda defines that early 70s rock guitar sound for me.

hammer1021
hammer1021
June 9, 2014 7:08 pm

Funk 49 is a definite for me. I’ve heard the song before but I never knew who played it it always reminded me of a Zeppelin type song.

Luke
June 10, 2014 6:46 pm
Reply to  hammer1021

Go to Youtube and do a search for daryl’s house and joe walsh, he does a newer version on there, Funk #51 I think. Also, look for their version of “someone like you” just for Joe’s solo, awesome.

Adam
Adam
June 9, 2014 6:14 pm

Still waiting for some joe bonnamassa

Big D
Big D
June 9, 2014 5:32 pm

Man, out of all of the music from the ’70s this is what they come up with. I can understand Funk 49 but the other two I just don’t get.

Unisoft needs to start putting out some money to get actual rock bands that people know. I’m sure Sweet Dreams had less than 10 votes in their app they push

Mike
Mike
June 9, 2014 5:34 pm
Reply to  Big D

A good part of the requestors are blues fans.

Big D
Big D
June 9, 2014 5:42 pm
Reply to  Mike

Understandable, but does Ain’t no sunshine stick out to you when you think ’70s blues guitar?

Mike
Mike
June 9, 2014 6:13 pm
Reply to  Big D

I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know.

Thomas
Thomas
June 9, 2014 6:21 pm
Reply to  Big D

Why do you think unless it’s a well known song it’s incapable of being DLC? That’s such a narrowminded and childish view. There’s tons of great, and fun to play music out there, barely heard by anybody, and to just write it off because it wasn’t marketed well is fucking idiotic.

Mike
Mike
June 9, 2014 4:33 pm

Will we call this pack Blues Pack #2?

Mcsloyc
Mcsloyc
June 9, 2014 4:20 pm

Really looking forward to “ain’t no sunshine’. Hopefully there will be more soul/funk to follow. A curtis mayfield pack would be amazing. He’s a really underrated guitarist and the basslines would probably be pretty challenging.

Elliott
Admin
June 9, 2014 5:03 pm
Reply to  Mcsloyc

Curtis Mayfield

Yes please!

Honky thom
Honky thom
June 9, 2014 5:20 pm
Reply to  Elliott

Good call! I’ll request 3 now…

jeam95
jeam95
June 9, 2014 3:55 pm

Awesome pack, I pick funk 49 and sweet dreams

csm
csm
June 9, 2014 3:41 pm

Horse shit.

Mike
Mike
June 9, 2014 4:43 pm
Reply to  csm

That describes your musical tastes.

Honky thom
Honky thom
June 9, 2014 3:13 pm

all 3 of these are before my time and they all sound great to me! Ain’t no sunshine sounds a bit easy, but I’ve never learnt it and it’s a great song, so what better time? And funk #49 by the James gang is going to be great fun to learn, as is ‘sweet dreams’.
I am stoked! And yes, my favourite pack recently was Mastodon.

Forge
Forge
June 9, 2014 2:11 pm

I’m so so so excited for Funk #49, that was one of my requests!!

dave
dave
June 9, 2014 1:46 pm

Funk 49 will be awesome….
…. THIS!

🙂

Jeam95
Jeam95
June 9, 2014 1:36 pm

I wish it was the third song

j
j
June 9, 2014 1:33 pm

The third has been confirmed as Roy Buchanan “Sweet Dreams”.

Elliott
Admin
June 9, 2014 2:23 pm
Reply to  j

Awesome!

Chris
Chris
June 9, 2014 1:09 pm

oh man. look at that bassist in Ain’t No Sunshine.

gief that song. oh man giiiieeef.

Bob
Bob
June 9, 2014 12:40 pm

Much prefer bluesmith to metalsmith.

It’s not an axe damnit.

rEpp
rEpp
June 9, 2014 7:49 am

I think that the last line is not part of the last clue, just a reference
to the date the DLC will be released (anniversary of Ray Charles death.)

I think the third may be “These Boots Are Made for Walkin'”,
Nancy Sinatra.

Herman the German
Herman the German
June 9, 2014 8:53 am
Reply to  rEpp

That would be nice ! Are you ready boots? I am !

Thomaz
Thomaz
June 9, 2014 3:07 am

way to go bluesmith…

IZ
IZ
June 8, 2014 11:53 pm

I’ll pick up Bill Withers but the other 2 don’t really interest me. I hope it’s not Heart again. Give me some Johnny Cash instead for a little variety.

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
June 8, 2014 9:55 pm

I’m picking this pack up, love classic rock.

rEpp
rEpp
June 9, 2014 5:15 am
Reply to  Tony Tunes

Not a pack, probably. Just single purchases.

BruiserBryan
BruiserBryan
June 8, 2014 9:33 pm

“A farewell lullaby from Nancy” “On the day of our brother’s passing”
Sex Pistols

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
June 9, 2014 3:29 am
Reply to  BruiserBryan

Nancy died before Sid did.

Acorn-san
Acorn-san
June 8, 2014 8:29 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Xl0Qry-hA

Isn`t this the third? It would fit the clue pretty darn well.

Honky thom
Honky thom
June 9, 2014 6:07 am
Reply to  Acorn-san

This is what I thought too.

Wilkins Micawber
Wilkins Micawber
June 8, 2014 8:05 pm

Still waiting for a Rolling Stones pack…

merlin
merlin
June 8, 2014 7:10 pm

I have a feeling that the “Nancy” in question is not Nancy Wilson from Heart, but perhaps Nancy Sinatra. These Boots Are Made For Walkin would be fun to play on bass methinks.

nullPointer
nullPointer
June 8, 2014 7:51 pm
Reply to  merlin

This was a popular guess on the Ubi forum as well, but honestly I just can’t see that song being interpreted as a lullaby (either thematically or lyrically)

old guy
old guy
June 8, 2014 5:48 pm

Yeah I know Bill Withers is blues but I think the most people would prefer SRV, Buddy Guy, Albert King, hell even Jimmy Vaughan, Poppa Chubby, or Joe Bonnamassa.

Ain’t no sunshine is all violin if I remember. Not saying it isn’t a great song or anything…

Jacksonplayer
Jacksonplayer
June 9, 2014 3:10 am
Reply to  old guy

I don’t think that Bill Withers song fits rocksmith well either, It’s not really a blues guitar song. Now those other artists you mentioned would definitely fit rocksmith.

Jeam95
Jeam95
June 8, 2014 5:39 pm

More heart???? Please, this is no variety 👿

Elliott
Admin
June 8, 2014 5:47 pm
Reply to  Jeam95

Heart isn’t confirmed, so we have no idea what the third song actually is

PuppetMaster9
PuppetMaster9
June 8, 2014 5:09 pm

“7′s square root is 49.”

Hate to be that guy, but it’s the other way around. heh

7 squared is 49; henceforth, 49’s square root is 7.

Anyway, not sure there’s much for me this week if these are the songs confirmed, sorry to say.

Jed
Jed
June 8, 2014 5:23 pm
Reply to  PuppetMaster9

That was bothering me as well 😆

Elliott
Admin
June 8, 2014 5:46 pm
Reply to  PuppetMaster9

Fix’d

old guy
old guy
June 8, 2014 5:07 pm

I like these songs just not for the game. They don’t really make me want to pick up my axe and wail away.

Mike
Mike
June 8, 2014 5:10 pm
Reply to  old guy

Remember how so many people requested blues? Well, Bill Withers is blues.

Vincent McClain
Vincent McClain
June 8, 2014 5:07 pm

hopefully we get buddy guy -- aint no sunshine

Jacksonplayer
Jacksonplayer
June 9, 2014 3:14 am

Yeah that would be good, the Bill Withers version sounds like it would be a snoozefest on guitar.

Mike
Mike
June 8, 2014 5:03 pm

I know I know I know I know I know people will complain about the DLC.

nullPointer
nullPointer
June 8, 2014 7:54 pm
Reply to  Mike

ROFL 😆

old guy
old guy
June 8, 2014 4:56 pm

What’s next? Jefferson Starship’s “We built this city”?

Elliott
Admin
June 8, 2014 5:38 pm
Reply to  old guy

Hopefully?

Honky thom
Honky thom
June 9, 2014 6:09 am
Reply to  Elliott

that would ROCK!

Mcsloyc
Mcsloyc
June 9, 2014 4:26 pm
Reply to  old guy

How about a song pack with rock n roll in the titles. Could also have rock n roll star, rock n roll suicide, god gave rock and roll to me, and I love rock and roll to you.

Herman the German
Herman the German
June 8, 2014 4:15 pm

I love to see some more classics in Rocksmith. Is James Gang confirmed? Perhaps it will be the Black Keys version of Funk #49 :smile:, i don ‘t like Heart much, i think i’ll pick 2/3

Elliott
Admin
June 8, 2014 4:30 pm

James Gang is confirmed

Honky thom
Honky thom
June 8, 2014 5:57 pm
Reply to  Elliott

excellent!

old guy
old guy
June 8, 2014 4:09 pm

Huh?

Tony Tunes
Tony Tunes
June 8, 2014 9:54 pm
Reply to  old guy

Sounds like a win so far.