I first saw Tony Hawk Underground 2 at E3 this spring. Needless to say, the visuals greatly impressed me, it just seemed like a definite hit. I mean, in what other game can you skate around as a fatso in tidy-whiteys? The game is coming out tomorrow (October 5th) and is probably going to break all kinds of records for sales, its been getting advertised all over the place. One thing that’s super impressive to me is the soundtrack, which includes one of my all-time favorite bands – Atmosphere. That’s right, their single off of 7’s Travels – “Trying to find a balance” is on there. I’m really glad to see them making inroads and getting placement for their music, its freakin’ awesome. Besides Atmosphere there’s Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, The Living End, and tons of other great bands. Unbelievable, Activision really scored with this lineup. Here’s the full list of music on the THUG2 soundtrack:
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I’ve been watching FUSE more than usual lately – simply because they are the only decent music you can get on TV nowadays. In any case, they’re playing a lot of commercials for Sunkist orange soda. And the music (their website plays it) is just too groovy to resist researching further.
After a quick google search, found out that its a song by Blackalicious from their album NIA. Its called Reanimation, and let me tell you, this is one funky pick-me-up hip-hop song. The lyrics are choice as well. Go check it out on the Sunkist Soda website – click on Sunkist TV to view the commercial I’m talking about.
The lyrics follow..
A while ago FUSE posted a link to a Flash animation entitled Maiyahi (in the FUSE What the F*ck section – highly recommended, go to their site and click on the menu option Timekillas and then on What the F*ck). Needless to say this resulted in numerous replays of said Flash animation, to everybody learning the song, etc, etc. For a while I thought the song was in Japanese, but apparently its actually in Romanian. Here are the lyrics to Dragostea Din Tei by Haiducii (or here without translation. I’m pretty sure the MP3 is floating around on file sharing networks, just search for that or some permutation of “nu ma, nu ma iei” or “ma-ia-hii” or something like that. Of course, not to be outdone, other people made their own renditions of the song. Here’s an especially bizzare animation. In terms of absurdity, this last one is up there with the Star Wars kid, but not quite as funny.
Update: O-Zone CD on Amazon.fr, apparently not available from the US Amazon site. And a Lego video for the song has surfaced. Truly bizzare, and I’m amazed that somebody would spend that much time doing frame-by-frame animation with Legos for ANY song. (via Anticlown Daily)
Update 2: Ok, just for sake of completeness, here’s the real video and their official site under Universal Germany and a Romanian official site and a fansite. Apparently the Lego version is pretty close to the way the real video looks, who would’ve figured. Except the real video is basically a flashback to the era of boyband videos – ouch, maybe that’s still popular over in Europe.
And here are the lyrics:
There’s a whole lot of music that I really like right now. Just today, was listening to the radio at the office and heard “Somebody Told Me” by The Killers. Really fun song. Jasmine said it sounds like something she heard at 80’s night at this club in Pittsburgh. So, the question is – is this a cover of an 80’s song, or is it an original by The Killers.
Island Records has a cool eCard for them, which plays the song, go and listen to it here.
And here’s a link to their CD on Amazon.com.
And the lyrics..