Well, it's almost as if they heard my complaints through the space-time continuum. It's entirely possible they knew people were going to play along with these songs in a game, so they tried to add a little more umph than the originals.
On bass, they succeed, at the least. Pinball Wizard is a pretty good bass song as is, but this version has some nice flourishes on top.
The transition is awkward, but Baba O'Riley is not the abysmal experience it is on bass outside of the medley. This one is actually fairly strong, I'd probably say three-stars for all the movement and at least the effort to put some variation in the ending.
Who Are You keeps its main chorus rhythm for the most part, but it scales far more often and far more intensely than the other one. This one would probably actually grab four stars on its own, in fact.
Tommy takes away from the enjoyment of the song, as it's dead space, then sustains (though it goes into chord sustains!). While a great musical piece, it definitely kills the flow of enjoying the bass and one of the strongest reasons I did not give this a five-star on bass.
And surprisingly, Won't Get Fooled Again feels like an improvement on the original, which is far more impressive to me than I'm making it sound. All the great old scales plus some nice new HO/PO flourishes. It's easiest the strongest part of the medley, and it's great for it to end so strongly.
I wouldn't expect it to be very easy to make a thirteen-minute song that everyone can enjoy, and I don't think they succeeded here. But I do think they succeeded in making this overall a lot of fun for most people, and that's more than I expected. Definitely worth a look on bass.
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.