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Released September 14, 2008 for Rock Band
Rock Band 2 Import
3974 users have this song ($2)    
Genre: Alternative
Album: Guero (2005)

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My first review will be about the song I have played the mos whateverwewant
Well, this is it. My first review of a bass line, or anything for that matter. Anyway...

E-Pro by Beck. Half Empty, Half Filler

I would be lying if I said that I didn't love this song. In fact the main reason why I've played this song so many times is because I've watched the music video so much, that I couldn't stay away from it. I would give the song itself gold stars due to the catchy and power-filled nature of the song, however I'm not here to talk about my favorite songs. I'm here to talk about the playability and overall "fun factor" of the bass line.

The two issues I have with this song's bass line are as follows:

1: Inactivity

It's kind of hard describing a song's playability if nothing is happening, and unfortunately this song is a prime example of that. During half of this song's playthrough (namely the intro, outro and verses), I was blatantly staring at my screen waiting for notes. I'd understand if this happened once or twice due to a solo, but that never happens. Setting the mood is one thing, but it's something entirely different to keep the player at bay, waiting for anything to happen.

2: Repetition

Now to be fair, this song is already repetitive no matter which instrument you play. A quick listen of the chorus will persuade anyone to think the same. There is a problem that both guitar and bass share however, and that problem is that you play the exact same riff over and over again. Admittedly, the problem isn't as bad on bass as it is on guitar, because the rhythm in which you strum changes slightly (compared to guitar which has no changes added to it's riff whatsoever), however this problem is just as noticeable. This isn't to say that the riff you play isn't fun, which it is. Both the bass, and guitar are what give this song it's edge and intimidating sound. At the end of the day however, it just feels like I'm playing guitar in a much lower key.

In conclusion, I wanted to give this song a high grade, but sadly this bass line is just a little too repetitive to enjoy as a stand alone instrument. if you're a bassist who's new to Rock Band 3 and are thinking of buying the Rock Band 2 export pack, I would include this song with the others ONLY if you're a fan of the song. If not, I suggest keeping this song off your list.

I give E-Pro by Beck 2 out of 5 stars.
02.18.15 12:52am 0 Replies | Reply +3 Relevance
So I tried singing this song the other day for the first time in several years, and I realized - this song is extremely undertiered on vocals. During the verses, the pitch fluctuates a lot and there's barely any breathing room. The "na na na"s are easy, but everything else is pretty hard to keep up with. I suggest trying this if you're up for a challenge, but otherwise, pass it.
09.09.13 10:51am 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Starting to Notice How a Lot of the RB2 Songs Have One Riff Gigakoops
The riff in this song has you starting on green notes, rising to blue and orange notes, then hitting some strum streaks of red and yellow. It's interesting few few times, but there's literally no other riff. And to top things off, there's nothing to do in most of the songs.

I give it two stars only because the riff was fun the first few times. But it's a very low 2-stars review.
06.15.13 12:03am 1 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
This song is pretty repetitive on drums, but also relatively fun as well. The majority of the song is a disco flip beat with little variation (there's the occasional blue note substituting the snare), but then when the drum solo kicks in, it's pretty great.
09.09.13 6:57pm 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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