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Knights of Cydonia, by Muse, is Jake's favourite song of all time. He regularly talks about it, listens to it, tells others about it, researches it, and studies it. An incredible day of Jake's life was one where he acquired the seperated Guitar, Bass, and Synth tracks of the song, and then another with the Bass and Guitar parts muted from the full song. Truly, the greatest song ever created by humankind, according to Jake.

Jake's Knights of Cydonia essay Edit

The song is incredible. The ridiculously fast tremolo guitar strumming, the complex and complicated drum fills, the kickass riff that is echoed by both the guitar and the bass, the synth part previously played on the guitar in GHIII should definitely be for the bass track, making it then akin to the bass part in Hysteria, and the super high falsetto notes at the start of the song for vocals all combine to make this a perfect song.

It's been featured in Guitar Hero III, and was met with huge popularity, but the other three instruments are equally viable to be put in a rhythm game, which is why KoC shoudl be in Rock band.

Anyone else agree? I've requested it like a million times on the song request form and the like, and I'm sure others would want it in too.

Want to discuss a possible tier rating for the tracks? I'd say that all our would be very high, the tremolo strumming for guitar would put it at around Tier 8, if the bass part does the synth previously done by the guitar in GHIII, then a similar tier, possibly 7, as the end riff is performed by both the guitar and the bass, the very high vocal line, the "wails" at the beginning of the song especially I can imagine would be difficult to perform, so again, around Tier 8, and the drums, due to their complex fills and generally difficult galloping rhythm used throughout, around Tier 7 or 8. What do you think?

Here are soem of the seperated master tracks.

Guitar only track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnQmE_IXVU0

Bass only track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kfJt_swImU

Synth only track
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOAwzjjjAVc

And finally, the song itself;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV1bRfLHA3A


Jake's account of Knights of Cydonia day Edit

[21:15] xenochria: seriously, today has been KoC day
[21:16] xenochria: I had a dream about it last night, me and my dad were at a christmas party or something, and muse were playing live, we went up on the stage, and I pointed out all of the things in the song to my dad, such as "here comes an awesome drum fill", and then there it was, and then, when the synth part comes on (no one's gonna take me alive), everyone on stage, looked at the keyboard player and we were all like "FUCK YEAH KEYBOARDS"
[21:17] xenochria: I woke up, looked at my inbox, and sitting there were the individual tracks for guitar, bass and synth that I requested off of someone on youtube
[21:17] xenochria: then, I spent a lot of today listening to the live version of the track, the normal version, then making my own in Audacity with the tracks I have, making the synth louder, sounds awesome
[21:17] xenochria: watched live footage
[21:17] xenochria: went on the muse wiki and read about it
[21:18] xenochria: made the post
[21:18] xenochria: played the bass part on GHIII
[21:18] xenochria: played it on all the difficulties on GHIII to see what it's like on them all
[21:18] xenochria: today
[21:18] xenochria: has been knights of cydonia day


Jake's attempt at typing the lyrics from memory Edit

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

(tremolo strumming begins)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Come ride with me
Through the veins of history
I'll show you a god
Who falls asleep on the job
And how can we win
When fools can be kings
Don't waste your time
or time will
waste 
you

(dan nah nah nah nah nah)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

(awesome drum fill 1)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

(awesomer drum fill 2)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

(even more awesome drum fill 3)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

(super fucking awesome drum fill 4)

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaai
yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

badass guitar synth part

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to survive

(build up begin)

No one's gonna take me alive
The time has come to make things right
You and I must fight for our rights
You and I must fight to surviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive
 
holy shit

DUH NUH NUH NUH, DUH NUH NUH NUH
DUH NUH NUH NUH, DUH NUHNUHNUHNUHNUH
DUH NUH NUH NUH, DUH NUH NUH NUH
DUH NUH NUH NUH, DUH NUHNUHNUHNUHNUH

NO ONE'S GONNA TAAAAAAAAAAAAKE ME ALIIIIIIIIIIIIVE
THE TIME HAS COOOOOOOME TO MAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE THIIIIIIIIIIIINGS RIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT
YOU AND I MUST FIIIIIIIIIIIGHT FOR OUR RIIIIIIIIIIIGHTS
YOU AND I MUST FIIIIIIIIGHT TO SURVIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE

(theremin solo)

(awesome solo)

end.

Jake will donate $100 to Child's Play have Black Holes and Revelations (the album the song comes from) in Rock Band as DLC.


Other (strong homo) Edit

Knights of Cydonia, by Muse, is an alright song, according to Jacob. It doesn't stand out in his mind at all, and is an alright song from an album that is not the band's best. An incredible day of Jacob's life probably didn't involve this song. In all honesty he thinks Sonic Heroes is a better song. That song is awesome.


Kyri loves Knights of Cydonia on Guitar Hero 3. Best song on any GH game? it's possible. The best song ever though, is actually Meatloaf - anything on his discography.

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