Song Info
Released February 11, 2011 for Rock Band
February Heartache Duets
1976 users have this song ($2)    
Genre: Classic Rock
Album: Bat Out of Hell (1977)

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Full Band
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Runa216
A long time ago when I was first fantasizing about having this song in the game, my thoughts were "It will be a blast on vocals, drums, and bass for sure, but maybe not so good on guitar unless they chart the keys to guitar.

This was back before The Beatles introduced 3 part harmonies, so you can tell this has been on my wishlist for a long time.

So then the harmonies came out, and I thought "best vocal song ever, but still boring on Guitar." same thing happened when Keys were announced.

I can pleasantly say that this song surprised me! The guitar chart starts off really strong, with a great opening riff and a quick two-part gallop tht continues for a couple minutes. Just as you're starting to think "okay, this is getting a bit repetitive", it changes it up to a unique chord section.

this section keeps altering itself for a good portion of the song until you return to the 2-part gallops, then the song finishes up with an awesome riff that I can't really describe as anything more than "the perfect combination of chords and ho/pos".

You will not get bored in this song on guitar, the chart is constantly changing and none of the sections are boring..and for a song that's eight and a half minutes long, that's pretty damn hard to do.

The perfect rock band song, fantastic on the three primary instruments, an absolute blast on keys, and possibly the most fun duet/harmony in the entire game.

an absolute must buy on all instruments. 5/5
02.11.11 8:01pm 0 Replies | Reply +9 Relevance
Runa216
I have to say, the bass in this song is all over the place! the first few minutes are nice little 2-step gallops with hammer-ons and pull-offs. Then, once the 'baseball game' starts up, the bass just goes crazy! From that midpoint to the end it just doesn't let up! it goes from one pattern to the next and never gets boring. a solid 5/5 song. I would give it a 6/5, but the first section of the song is a little repetitive.
02.11.11 8:02pm 0 Replies | Reply +4 Relevance
Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Vocalist Review Xtreme Nights
"Meatloaf in Rock Band? Somebody just shoot me now so I can wake up!", is the reaction I had when I heard this song was in Rock Band. This song is amazing, and I was wishing for some Meatloaf to appear in Rock Band for quite some time. All vocalists should be VERY pleased when they play this song. "Paradise By The Dashboard Light" is a very fun song on vocals, not only does it break the 600K vocals scoring, but it's practically around 9 minutes of non-stop singing.

This song is probably one of my favorite DLC's for singing. Not only does the main chorus give you a blast, but the fact that the pitches are always changing quite a bit make this fun. I also found it quite fun to be the Baseball announcer, even though it's talky it is fun. The song is a must have for any vocalist, and even though it might be hard for a casual singer, it is still very fun.

For 160 points, even though it's the normal, I would say that is a steal for this song! I recommend this song to any vocalist, this song is Heaven to the vocalist, and the Harmonies are also very fun, I played them with my Grandma and we had a blast. This song is also fun on all the other instruments, even Guitar if you are worried about that.

All in all, it is a song that is a must have for your DLC collection and is very fun. The charts are good fun and can be a blast for a party. So pick it up and enjoy this song, I give it a 5 Gold Star Rating(If I Could)
03.08.11 7:44pm 0 Replies | Reply +3 Relevance
HippoLauncher
This is personally my favorite song on keys in the entire Rock Band catalog. In addition to being an awesome song in general, it's also one of the most fun to play.

If you wish to play this song on pro keys, be ready for a challenge, even if you're an experienced player. If you're up to the task it can be one of the most rewarding experiences in the whole game.

For the most part, the keys part is entirely rhythm. There's no solos, and arguably the keyboards never really take the lead. However, they're still a huge part of this song, and there's still a ton of variety.

You'll mostly be playing along with the chords in an improvised blues-like manner, often throwing in some licks in between the vocal phrases. Get ready to jump around a lot, because the keys part doesn't like to sit still. Often you'll be playing the same chords in a wide variety of ways, and a wide variety of rhythms. Never does it get boring or repetitive.

If you're the kind of person who's looking for a challenging keys experience, this is the perfect song for you.
02.14.11 12:18am 0 Replies | Reply +3 Relevance
Footcramping and Repetive Dead Player
WHOOO IT IS MEATLOAF IN RB OMG OMG OMG! That seems to be the reaction of most people when they first saw this song announced, and as for Vocals and Keys I can agree on it being awesome. The drums on the other hand...

The song starts off with a old school rock n roll/rockabilly rythm that goes for a while where you play the foot pedal for every guitar note in the same rythm. Sure, this is fun in the beginning as it is a rythm of full of energy but when this goes on for nearly 3 minutes with just a few breaks and nearly no fills it do get rather painfull after a while.

After the first part of the song we get to the second part, and this is more enjoyable with a slow disco beat and after a while the little sister of Vision's monsterblasts. But this only lasts for about a minute or so before we go into the third part of the song.

Here you play a rythm that can best be described as a mix of Painkiller and Let There Be Rock, just with more variation and atleast a few breaks and small fills at some places. But this just goes on for way to long to feel good in the end, and unless you have OD Drum Fills turned on there is little fun to get here at all. And yes, I do realise you can argue with it being more fun with OD Fills and therefor it should get more stars, etc etc, but I feel that a song should manage to be fun to play without custom jam fills.

All in all, if you are a fan of those extremely long endurance songs, by all means buy and play this. It is indeed alot better than Let There Be Rock! But with the same 3 rythms going on for over 8 minutes and with relatively few fills this do get footcramping and annoying towards the end. If you buy it, do so for the epic vocals and keys.
02.27.11 12:28pm 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Runa216
One thing I can say about this song on Keys is that it's not for the faint of heart...

Personally, I play the keyboard on the guitar because there are no PS3 keyboards in Canada. Anyway, on the guitar this song is an absolute beast with some intense chord sections mixed up with some really fun hammeron/pulloff sections. Amazingly, the song is never repetitive at all in it's entire 8:33 duration. it just bounces from one pattern to another and none of them are boring.

Be wary though: this song can be somewhat painful to keep up with using a guitar unless you like 1-3-5, 1-2-5, or 1-4-5 chords (which are outlawed on guitar and bass for that reason.)

Seriously though, one of the most fun songs on keys so far. solid 5/5
02.11.11 8:05pm 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
RBAddict666
This is without a doubt the best song this week! The Guitar chart is incredibly fun to play. It never gets boring. There is A LOT of variety in the note chart from hammer-on and pull-off sections to alt-strum parts and some very fun chord sections. A great song overall and one that you need to add to your set list! Let's hope we get "Bat out of Hell" and "I'd Do Anything For Love" soon.

5/5
02.12.11 9:51am 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
Runa216
If for some reason you're not impressed with this song on the other instruments (guitar, bass, keys, drums), then that's okay because this song is genuinely one of the all time best songs on vocals. Not only is the singleplayer vocals a blast, but this is a perfect duet between a male and female singer.

The song is funny, it's sung by two phenomenal singers, it's long but not boring, there's an interesting and hilarious break halfway through.

this is one song that I had on my "Rock Band 3" wishlist when I heard there was vocal harmonies and keys...and my wish has come true and it actually exceeds my expectations.
02.11.11 8:04pm 0 Replies | Reply +1 Relevance
5/5 ordealbyfire
Easy five star. Great song, and well worth its value because of its length AND ... fun-ness on all instruments. "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" is a song that tells a story - and there's a lot going on in this song. If you haven't gotten it already, it's about time you do.
05.13.11 4:13am 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
Runa216
Though a touch repetitive in the beginning, the drums really start to flow and add to the song. Solid 5/5
02.11.11 8:03pm 2 Replies | Reply -1 Relevance
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