I. Love. Mario. Music.
Though there’s nothing I loathe more than seeing some guy cover the Super Mario Bros. 1-1 theme song though. Seriously, how many people have covered that, and in how many different ways?
I even remember seeing a video of a group of guys who set up a hefty amount of bottles in a line with varying amounts of liquids in them so they could drive an RC car along-side them with silverware sticking out to play each note of the theme.
ANYWAY. The first time I heard the music for this particular level in the game, I was just dying to do a rock (metal?) cover of it. I just tempo mapped it, looped it twice, and threw down a scratch drum track, and showed it to a buddy of mine, Alex Leffelman.
You can expect many more video game covers coming from us…
We got some guitar parts down, then threw down a better drum track (what you’re hearing), and here we are..
Slappin’ da bass, mon. This one is a really comfortable BPM for me to add in tons of little flairs and fills. Really digging the riffs in this one too, Brian is a pretty sick guitar player.
I actually worked with Brian Effinger at Neversoft for a couple years, and he’s a really cool dude. We had a lot of pretty awesome late-night Left 4 Dead sessions. He wrote this to compete in a community-based League of Legends contest which is pretty sweet.
“Each winner and up to four band members will receive 2800 RP for their musical mastery”