Song Info
Released September 1, 2009 for Rock Band
Talking Heads 01
1854 users have this song ($2)    
Genre: New Wave
Album: Remain In Light (1980)

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Same as it ever was GEROMY
And you may find yourself holding a plastic replica of a large Stratocaster...

And you may find yourself playing three blue notes followed by two green notes...

And you may find yourself playing three blue notes followed by two green notes...

And you may find yourself playing three blue notes followed by two green notes...

And you may find yourself playing the aforementioned BBBGG pattern for four minutes with almost zero variation...

Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was!
Same as it ever was!!

And you may ask yourself-- well, why am I playing this?

And you may ask yourself-- how does one of the most iconic bass lines in popular music translate so poorly into a plastic guitar game?

And you may ask yourself-- why did I buy this?
09.10.16 8:12pm 0 Replies | Reply +4 Relevance
Tiring, but fun if you've got the energy Madotsuki
This song is pretty tricky on drums, but once you get the hang of it, its a damn fun song.
Throughout most of Once in a Lifetime, you will be playing a (best described as..) 'bouncy' drum beat with lots of quick blue and green toms thrown in. During the choruses, it changes only a little where you will play some quick crash notes. Overall, this song is very constant and tiring for even the most fast and tireless drummers, and should be proceeded with caution if you haven't quite warmed up to it yet.
If you like this song, its pretty fun and I think most people should like it (on drums, at least).
If you like Talking Heads, you should love this classic already.
04.12.12 3:42am 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Bum-bum....bada-bum-bum Madotsuki
The bass chart for this song is pretty boring.
Throughout the majority of the song you're hitting two blue notes, a pause, followed by a blue note then two green notes. This repeats a couple thousand times, only changing a few times by adding in a few oranges every once in awhile around the second half of the song.
Theres not much else besides that.
If you mainly play bass, I would definitely recommend looking elsewhere for a song with a more entertaining bass chart.
04.12.12 3:42am 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
One Rhythm In Its Lifetime Karmeleaux
B B

(silence)

B G G

(silence)

That's the rhythm of the entirety of this song. Sometimes, the silence is replaced by an orange sustain or two representing a bass harmonic, sometimes a yellow sustain is in there instead representing a slide. There's also one measure where there's a quick extra blue before the greens, but I suspect that wasn't intentional in the recording anyway.

But that's it, for four and a half minutes. Not much else to say, there's no real reason someone would ever want to play this bass.

Bass Rating
1/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should not buy this song.
2/5 - Fans of the song/band should be wary if they focus on this instrument.
3/5 - Alright on this instrument, buy it if you're a fan.
4/5 - Fans of this instrument could benefit from checking out this song.
5/5 - If you focus on this instrument, you should buy this song.
06.15.13 8:08pm 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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