This month's DLC for Guitar Hero 5 is interesting to say the least. First, there were five previously announced Rolling Stones live tracks. Today, Activision dropped word of new tracks from Street Sweeper Social Club, AFI and The Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. Hmm... interesting mix.
Check out the fill track list below.
Street Sweeper Social Club Track Pack
- "100 Little Curses" (160 mp/ $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
- "Fight! Smash! Win!" (160 mp / $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
- "Somewhere in the World It's Midnight" (160 mp / $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
AFI Track Pack
- "Beautiful Thieves" (160 mp / $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
- "Girl's Not Grey" (160 mp/ $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
- "The Missing Frame" (160 mp/ $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
- Editors - "Munich" (160mp / $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
- The Faint - "Geeks Were Right" (160 mp / $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Dull Life" (160 mp / $1.99 / 200 Wii Points)
This is as good an excuse as any to tell you how awesome The Coup was. See, Boots Riley and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello make up Street Sweeper Social Club, and while that rock/rap group isn't super great, Boots' original group, The Coup, was super great... at least for a couple years in the early 90s.
The Coup was a criminally underheard political hip-hop group who put out one of the genre's few artistically successful concept albums, 1994's Genocide and Juice, now sadly out of print. Anyway, you should check them out. Start with early hit "Dig It." Seriously, The Coup mentions H. Rap Brown, Geronimo Pratt and dialectical analysis, but still manages to keep it funky! Amazing!
As I'm sure you've gathered, I'm much more interested in early to mid 1990s hip-hop than I am in AFI and The Editors. What do you think? Which of these tracks is the most worthwhile?