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BAMM.tv Rundown: The Craziest Music Video Games

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The more tech-savvy of you will be aware that it’s been a very interesting year for video games – not least with the announcement of two brand new next-gen consoles on the horizon. To commemorate this, then, we’ve decided that our BAMM.tv Rundown this time around will focus on the craziest and weirdest games involving musicians that history has to offer. We’re all familiar with hot properties like Rock Band or Guitar Hero (massive success stories for the industry) but what about those more curious specimens that have – maybe quite rightly – been forgotten? Let’s take a look …

5. 50 Cent in ‘Blood On The Sand’

A relatively recent entry into this list, ‘Blood On The Sand’ – featuring rapper 50 Cent – hit stores in early 2009. If we were to outline the plot ourselves, you’d assume we were joking, so we’re just going to lift this bit straight from Wikipedia:

The game is set in an urban warzone in an unnamed Middle Eastern country, where 50 Cent and G-Unit have been hired to play a rap concert. After the concert the promoter refuses to pay them the US $10-million in cash he promised, but relents after being threatened. However, instead of the cash they were promised, he gives them a diamond-and-pearl encrusted human skull as collateral. This is promptly stolen by a paramilitary group. 50 Cent (with the help of a selected G-Unit partner) decides to get it back at any cost.

Seriously.

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BAMM.tv Rundown: Top Movie Rock Star Cameos

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Even the dullest of movies can be enlivened by a great cameo from a rock star. Seriously – just imagine how much better Transformers: Dark Of The Moon would be if Meatloaf joined forces with Mr. Big Robot Man (don’t care enough to google the actual name of the protagonist) to fight off hordes of 3D aliens. Surely you’d be willing to shell out your hard-earned cash on that cinematic experience?

Until that happens, however, you’ll have to be content with this selection of other music star cameos from the movies. Some are weird, some are baffling, all are real …

5. Tom Petty – ‘The Postman’

Kevin Costner’s post-apocalyptic flick features Tom Petty as … well, as a post-apocalyptic version of Tom Petty.


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The Soft White Sixties: What Are They Listening To Right Now?

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Sooooo … to round off their reign as our BAMM.tv Featured Artist, the Soft White Sixties have picked five musical moments that are rocking their boat of late (you can see their choices from the BAMM.tv archive right here). Let’s see what they’re listening to right now …

1. ‘Tell It Like It Is’ – Bonnie Raitt, Aaron Neville and Gregg Allman

“There’s nothing bad about this performance, except maybe the shirt … but then again…”

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2. ‘Hope Is A Butterfly, No Net Its Captor’ – RX Bandits

“Joey’s pick.”

3. ‘You Can Call Me Al’ – Paul Simon

“Best music video ever? Probably” (BAMM.tv note: surely also the best song ever?)

4. ‘This Is Sally Hatchet’ – Father John Misty

“A favorite record of ours from last year, love the whole Harry Nillsson vibe of this song and “bad trip” vibes of the video.”

5. ‘Trying To Live My Life Without You’ – Otis Clay

“Saw this guy at Amoeba on a Sunday almost two years ago with about 10 other people in the crowd – unbelievable, like getting a private sermon.”

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: The Soft White Sixties

‘Knock It Loose’ – our exclusive feature length doc on The Soft White Sixties!


The Bob Podcast #16: “Song Dissection – The Soft White Sixties”

BAMM.tv Rundown: The Secrets Hidden In Your Music Collection

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We’ve written before about the best hidden tracks that lie tucked away in your music collection, but now we’re going one step further: there are some downright incredible things that certain creative-types have tucked away amidst albums you once thought were familiar. Want to join us as we take a look at some of them? Let’s go …

5. Aphex Twin – hidden images

Aphex Twin – Richard D. James to his friends – has always maintained a reputation for being a little eccentric. His endeavours on the Windowlicker EP set a whole new standard for creepiness, however. By utilising a spectrograph and playing the right track at the right moment, you get this:

Sleep tight.

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The Soft White Sixties: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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We’ve already treated you to an in-depth interview and exclusive feature-length documentary on our Featured Artist The Soft White Sixties – and, like a hyperactive Santa Claus, we’re still hell-bent on throwing more awesome stuff your way. We asked the band to pick some of their favorite moments from the MASSIVE BAMM.TV archive, and they selected five perfect examples of musical magnificence. Take a look below.

And if you want to go picking your own BAMM.tv highlights … here’s the place you need to be.

1. Adam Haworth Stephens – ‘Second Mind’

“Joey’s pick.”

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‘Knock It Loose’ – our exclusive feature length doc on The Soft White Sixties!

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We’re almost insanely proud to feature San Francisco rockers The Soft White Sixties as our Featured Artist. If you haven’t checked out our essential introduction to the band, you can do that right here. Seriously. We can wait. Go on.

Back already? Great. Hopefully that’s put you in the mood for the acres of exclusive stuff BAMM.tv and The Soft White Sixties have got coming your way in the next week or two … including today! ‘Knock It Loose’ is a real gem from the BAMM.tv archives – shot in December 2011, it’s a fascinating feature-length documentary which follows the boys (then a five-piece) on their first ever West Coast tour. We’d compiled all the episodes below into one amazing playlist, for your viewing pleasure. Yeah, we know, we’re too good to you sometimes.

Expect rock and roll, burritos, beer, fireworks and all sorts of general mischief. Enjoy!

OTHER BAMM.TV STORIES YOU MIGHT LIKE:

BAMM.tv Featured Artist: The Soft White Sixties

The Bob Podcast #16: “Song Dissection – The Soft White Sixties”


Watch Better Way by The Soft White Sixties on BAMM TV

BAMM.tv Rundown: So Uncool They’re Cool

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‘Coolness’ can be such a fickle concept sometimes. One minute you’re the toast of Pitchfork, the next you’re being slated on a million message boards for ‘selling out’ or mysteriously losing whatever touch you had in the first place. It’s never been quite clear who decides on what’s ‘cool’ or not (our god-like cultural overlords, perhaps, plotting the rise and fall of pop-culture from a volcano fortress somewhere in the mid-Pacific), but the rules of the game seem genuinely unfair a lot of the time. Here’s a look, then, at some of the acts whose talents have often been overlooked simply because they’re so ‘uncool’ …

5. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

Boring, trad-heavy, MOR dadrock, right? WRONG. Petty’s ‘Greatest Hits’ compilation is pretty much a masterclass in songwriting, and all the hip sneering in the world ain’t gonna change that.

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BAMM.tv Rundown: Five Weirdest Musical Instruments

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Let’s say you’re last on the bill at a Battle Of The Bands. You know your songs are great, but what you really need to do is make an impression. You need certain elements of your stage performance to resonate with the audience; grasp their imagination like no-one else has. How? Well, by using the weirdest instrument you can find, of course. Here’s a quick rundown of five likely candidates that will have the crowd muttering ‘what the hell is that?’ in unison …

5. The Tesla Coil

Up until now you’re probably most familar with the Tesla Coil as the subject of a particularly boring science lesson. From this moment on, you’ll remember it as an incredibly awesome way of playing the ‘Ghostbusters’ theme with pure electricity.

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The Stone Foxes: Their Favorites From The BAMM.tv Vault

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We’ve been busy celebrating our awesome Featured Artist The Stone Foxes – and by ‘celebrating’ we mean a) posting lots of stuff about them, and b) cranking their records incredibly loud and dancing around with a bottle of whiskey in each hand until 4.30 in the morning. Mainly b), to be fair, but that’s just how we roll.

So far we’ve featured an exclusive article on the band and taken a look at their favorite songs of the moment … but what about their fellow BAMM.tv artists? We cracked open the vaults and allowed the Foxes to have a good old rummage through. They picked out the moments that inspired them the most. Want to take a look at them? Sure you do.


Waters – Mickey Mantle

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