Song Info
Released December 11, 2012 for Rock Band
Toadies 01
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Genre: Grunge
Album: Rubberneck (1994)

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Possum Kingdom (Rocksmith)
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A GH2... Classic? Dr Sardonicus
Possum Kingdom, the Toadies' only real national hit, finally comes to Rock Band, 5 years after being one of the first masters to ever be on Guitar Hero. So how does it play? Well, it's a mixed bag, but overall, it's pretty damn strong.

You start with the opening riff, consisting of a RYB chord, played repeatedly with some palm muting charted to red. This is repeated 3 times, followed by a chain on yellow, starting YO, hammering on to YB, before going into plain yellow notes. This changes from repeating once or twice, due to the time signature of the song. It's pretty fun, but you play it for a majority of the song, so it gets tiring.

When the other instruments come in, you go into a pattern based on sustains and hammer-ons, including a psuedo-trill between green and red. This part is pretty fun, and rather simple. You repeat these two, alternating with each other, for about two minutes, before going into a chorus riff, based around moving chords. This part was really fun, and a good example on how to do a chord-fest right. This goes into another chord section, which you play until the bridge, which consists of hammer-on sustains. After the sustains, it's an upward moving riff, going RRBY until either OO or OOOO, due to the time signature. After this, you just repeat the opening riff, followed by the chorus riff, until the song ends.

Overall, this song was pretty fun. It's not going to blow anyone's mind with its awesomeness, but it's a fun song that's worth picking up. I'd say go for it.
12.28.12 6:35am 0 Replies | Reply +2 Relevance
Playing Possum Karmeleaux
Now, like Away's bridge, this has an interesting rhythm, but it's throughout the song. Every fourth bar is 2/4. But every eighth bar is 4/4. What this means, in general, the bass comes out to looking something like:

G G R Y G G R Y G G R Y B B G G R Y G G R Y G G R Y B B B B

It's fairly interesting in feel. But that part I just said? It's the majority of the song on bass. It's missing the R and Y for the non-shouty parts, too.

The two other rhythms are a slow scale at the end of the chorus, and a straight eighths affair with a short hammer-on fill when it loops back to the beginning for the bridge.

It's not awful, and the unusual structure of the song helps keep it a bit fresh, but it's the least interesting instrument of the song to feel it on and in the end an unsatisfying bass part to play, even to fans.

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.
06.14.13 2:42am 0 Replies | Reply 0 Relevance
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