Rhythm Heaven Megamix PSA - It’s, like, out.  NOW.

They just had Rhythm Heaven Megamix on the E3 Treehouse stream.  Mid-showing it off, they just out and announced that it was on sale “now”.  Literally, it went live on the 3DS eShop during them showing it off.

As such, I’m doing my due diligence here and plugging the game because this is the kind of thing that only really gets around due to word-of-mouth.  If you need your Rhythm game fix, you’ll want to check this out.  They also apparently offer a demo of the game in case you need to do a test run first.

This series was far and away the biggest artistic influence on my videos as some of you may know, in addition to just being a personal favorite series of mine game wise.

Also, I’m taking this opportunity to plug @kokosac

This is the main artist for both this series and the Warioware series, and again, is by virtue a heavy influence on my own work.  Go over there and drop a follow or a like or two.

I believe @paulbunyunn​ is wanting to stream this with me on Saturday, so if ya’ll missed out on our Japanese play through of this game, it looks like we’re going through it again with proper capture equipment this time.

The “Be My Baby” intro is the most iconic drum beat in pop music. Penned by Phil Spector and performed by Hal Blaine (w/ the Ronettes), the “boom, boom boom, cha!” is instantly recognizable and has been been both duplicated and used in a number of variations by artists time and time again. 

I began compiling songs using the beat years ago in a series of mixes and I finally decided it was time to put all that effort into one huge mixtape that you can stream in its entirety. In addition to the full megamix, I divided it into four 20-song mixes which tracks the chronology of the beat and the many songs its influenced through the decades. Click here to listen on Spotify

Part I - A Beat is Born (1963-84)

The Ronettes “Be My Baby” / Beach Boys “Don’t Worry Baby” / Jan & Dean “Dead Man’s Curve” / Four Seasons “Rag Doll”  / The Shangri-Las  "Leader of the Pack" / The Zombies “She’s Coming Home” / ? & The Mysterians “I’ll Be Back” / Badfinger “Baby Blue” / Mott The Hoople “Foxy Foxy” / Carpenters “Only Yesterday” / Billy Joel “Say Goodbye to Hollywood” / Elvis Costello “No Dancing” / Meat Loaf “You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth” / Hall & Oates “The Last Time” / The Clash “The Card Cheat” / Roky Erickson “I Walked With A Zombie” / Electric Light Orchestra "Xanadu" / The Shivvers “Why Tell Lies” / Cocteau Twins “In The Gold Dust Rush” / Asia “Heat of the Moment”

Part II - The Beat Becomes Canon (1985-00)

The Jesus and Mary Chain “Just Like Honey” / Poison “Cry Tough” / The Cure “Kyoto Song” / Depeche Mode “A Question of Lust” / Pet Shop Boys
“King’s Cross” / Melvins “Creepy Smell” / The Stems “She’s Fine” / The Magnetic Fields “Candy” / Tallulah Gosh “Just a Dream” / Manic Street Preachers “Everything Must Go” / Prefab Sprout “A Prisoner of the Past” / The Ladybug Transistor “Windy” / Guided By Voices “Ha Ha Man” / El Perro Del Mar “Oh! What a Christmas” / My Morning Jacket “The Bear” / Hefner “The Weight of the Stars” / The Boys “Brickfield Nights” / The Clientele -“(I Want You) More Than Ever” / The Legends “Your Song” / The Raveonettes - “Little Animal”

Part III - The Beat Booms (2001-08)

Camera Obscura “Eighties Fan” / Jens Lekman “A Higher Power” / Brendan Benson “The Pledge” / Sambassadeur “Great Lengths” / Bat for Lashes “What’s a Girl To Do?” / Lucky Soul “Give Me Love” // Jarvis Cocker “Black Magic” / The Pipettes “Sex” / Johnny Boy “You Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve” / Super Furry Animals “Run-Away” / Au Revoir Simone “A Violent Yet Flammable World” / The Shins “Phantom Limb” / Ballboy  "Avant Garde Music" / She & Him “Sweet Darlin’” / The Long Blondes “New Idols” / Jay Reatard “An Ugly Death” / The Explorers Club “Forever” / The School “All I Wanna Do” / Ruby Suns “Kenya Dig It?” / Deerhunter “Vox Humana”

Part IV - The Beat Goes On and On… (2009-15)

God Help The Girl “Perfection as a Hipster” / Empire of the Sun “Without You” / Girls “Ghost Mouth” / Devendra Banhart “16th & Valencia Roxy Music”  / Gotye “Learnalilgivinalove” / Pains of Being Pure at Heart “Gentle Sons” / Owen Pallet “Lewis Takes Action” / Wavves “When Will You Come” / Best Coast “I Want To” / Wild Nothing “My Angel Lonely” / Lykke Li “Sadness is a Blessing” / Still Corners “Endless Summer” / Cults “Abducted” / La Sera “Never Come Around” / Deer Tick “Hold Your Hand” / “Never Wanna Know” / Afghan Whigs “Algiers” / Sharon Van Etten “Every Time The Sun Comes Up” / Viet Cong “Continental Shelf”

Listen to the full 80-song playlist on Spotify.