Not since William Shatner’s spectacular rendition of Elton John’s Rocketman, has popular music been so finely covered than in THQ’s Battle of the Bands. Taking the better parts of ill-fated waggle-fest Boogie and combining them with the scrolling-note stylings of Guitar Hero, Bands features 30 of yesterday’s hits and today’s favorites recorded in 5 different styles - latin, marching band, hip hop, country, and rock - in epic two-player mix-offs, of which you can read about in our detailed first look.
To demonstrate, we sampled two hits - Electric Six’s screechy Danger! High Voltage and the Gorillaz’ funkalicious Feel Good Inc. - in all five styles. This once and for all proves that yes, everything sounds amazing when covered by a mariachi band.
Mar 20, 2008