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Lando

The Chipmunks covers you haven't heard UNTIL NOW

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This is copied from my dA~ Figured I'd post here

On my quest for a complete collection of AATC music, I came across the fact that a couple Guitar Hero-esque rhythm games have been churned out as tie-ins to the feature films.

Intrigued, I looked over the tracklists.

The latest 'Squeakuel' game has a paltry selection of tracks, the entirety of the lot having been lifted directly from their other albums.

However, their first game, released in 2007; has an impressive list of 39 all-new covers that were recorded specifically for the game title, spanning a wide variety of popular rock. I was blown away, actually.

After poking around a bit, I discovered that nobody else on the internet had made these tracks available. For shame!

So! immediately I went about grabbing a copy of the PC version of this game.

I subsequently spent the whole morning ripping open the bin files, locating the proper raw files that contained all the tracks, extracting those one-by-one into .pcm, and then converting them to MS ADPCM, and finally re-encoding them into 320kbps mp3! (Then, of course, tagging the tracks properly one-by-one by listening to each file)

This all took around 6 hours, so I can understand why nobody else has really bothered. They'd have to be disturbingly obsessed.
 
ANYWAY

They sound great, and you can't get them anywhere else! So, if you enjoy AATC covers, grab them!

It was funny to note how there are certain tracks that were locked only to particular versions of the game. The Wii and PS2 releases of this game had 'exclusive' tracks that that PC/DS version couldn't access; and vice-versa. However, the developers didn't bother to actually remove those bonus tracks from the release, so they were still there in the raw data. How fortunate!

Full track list ripped from the wiki article:
    
    California - Phantom Planet
    Everything You Want - Vertical Horizon
    Karma Chameleon - Culture Club
    Love Shack - The B-52's
    Santa Monica - Everclear
    Life Is A Highway - Tom Cochrane
    Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
    December - Collective Soul
    Never Let You Go - Third Eye Blind
    Cool Places - Sparks
    I’ll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
    Run-Around - Blues Traveler
    The Way - Fastball
    All The Small Things - Blink-182
    Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
    Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.
    Alright - Supergrass
    Walkin' On The Sun - Smash Mouth
    You Really Got Me - The Kinks
    Just Like Heaven - The Cure
    Right Here, Right Now - Jesus Jones
    I Fought The Law - Bobby Fuller
    I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers
    Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
    It's Tricky - Run DMC
    Kids in America - Kim Wilde
    Stand - R.E.M.
    All Day and All of the Night - The Kinks
    Rock 'n' Roll High School - The Ramones
    The Distance - Cake
    Look Sharp - Joe Jackson
    All Star - Smash Mouth
    One Week - Barenaked Ladies
    Slow Ride - Foghat
    Semi Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
    Only Wanna Be With You - Hootie and the Blowfish
    California Dreamin' - The Mamas & the Papas
    A Girl Like You - Edwyn Collins
    Heartbreak Hotel - Elvis Presley

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Added: 7 years, 8 months ago
 
Gobby
7 years, 8 months ago
I totally wanna hear their cover of Blitzkrieg Bop.  XD

It gives me hope for their rebellious teenage years.  :3
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
I think my favorites from this collection is Everything You Want and Life Is A Highway :3
Wolfblade
7 years, 8 months ago
My brain is preemptively reeling as I download these. XD
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
I HAVE LIKE 20 OF THEIR ACTUAL ALBUMS IF YOU'RE INTERESTED
Wolfblade
7 years, 8 months ago
What was that about disturbingly obsessed? XD

I'd probably want to cherrypick a few favorites just to throw up an all AATC soundtrack for a stream session and see how many heads melt. X3
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
Wolfblade
7 years, 8 months ago
I was a year old when that came out. *downloading*
Eiko
7 years, 8 months ago
Thanks for sharing :3
Duez
7 years, 8 months ago
Nifty, sadly I dun play that game, so no go for me, but a LOT of those songs are tempting to hear like so. Also thanks to YOU I made myself watch The Squeakuel... and I actually rather liked it. They really kind whore out the Chipettes though. XD Some of their movements, YIKES, but it also showed me more into why you have some of them depicted as they are, and I just adore it. <3 Totally a Simon dork now. D:
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
Yeah I'm not a fan of the Chipettes
Duez
7 years, 7 months ago
Haha, I just noticed the animations on them was all. I dislike them to no tomorrow as well, but they way they had them move, jesus christ! XD Man now I wanna pester to have sexy Simon arts from you! XD Such a grand combo there. 8D
Wolfblade
7 years, 8 months ago
Wolfie
Wolfie
points out the... suspect nature of a decades-long popularity to a group of "children" singing songs with themes like Love Shack. XD
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
That's why it's so great <3
Wolfblade
7 years, 8 months ago
My stream watchers are going to hate you. I'm going to have almost all of these added to my playlist. X3
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
GOOD
Wolfblade
7 years, 8 months ago
The ones I'm digging most are ones I wouldn't really have thought about. "California" is really awesome. XD
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
Aahhh yes I love Alvin's voice in that one
Chromaskunk
7 years, 8 months ago
You are so awesome.... *hugs*  

Thanks for sharing the music :D
sedkitty
7 years, 8 months ago
And a merry Christmas to you!  Thanks for sharing the copyright infringements. ;)
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
Anytime!
ShirroKitsune
7 years, 8 months ago
I remember these from FA! <3 I think One Week is hilarious. XD

Are you ever going to get the songs from the Squeakquel game sometime? :3
Lando
7 years, 8 months ago
I didn't bother because none of the Squeakquel tracks were new covers, they're all lifted from previous AATC albums
BabsBunny
7 years, 7 months ago
Whoa, even Karma Chameleon???  Dude, I had no idea they did a version of that! :)
Lando
7 years, 7 months ago
I didn't either, until I found out about this game!
Shokuji
7 years, 8 months ago
Downloading now! Thanks for spending the time. =3
Alvin
7 years, 7 months ago
I am so downloading this!  As well as the other one from FA.  If you ever post more... I may have to get those too.  Thanks!
Lando
7 years, 7 months ago
I have more I've uploaded here!
Alvin
7 years, 7 months ago
<3  You are the best!  Thanks!
ShirroKitsune
7 years, 7 months ago
Love you for this. <3 <3 Many, many thanks. :3
Lando
7 years, 7 months ago
There's plenty more where that came from :3
VolkenFox
7 years, 7 months ago
These.

Are.

Awesome. D:
I am now addicted to the music. I blame you for it >: (
(Thanks for sharing!)
HotterOtter
7 years, 7 months ago
I love the changed lyrics in Karma Chameleon.

Also, love you for POSTING THIS, GAH. <3
cDub
7 years, 7 months ago
Cake!
|3
KSimba
7 years, 7 months ago
I did the EXACT same thing! (although I took more than 6 hours, alot more) You just saved this old munk fan a LOT of work, thanx
But yeah, I lost my secret-fan-stash of 'munk art and albums (sizable at most) when my drive crashed, I was too eager to move all my files onto my new and first terabyte drive.
Ooshnagam
7 years, 7 months ago
I'm having a fanboy-gasm right now. I thank you very much sir.
Lando
7 years, 7 months ago
Haha <3 you're welcome

FANBOYGASM ALL OVER THE MUNKS
Zadrin
7 years, 7 months ago
I salute you!
Lando
7 years, 7 months ago
! hooray
NB
NB
7 years, 7 months ago
I downloaded and listened to some of it last night, thanks so much for posting it!
Jet
Jet
7 years, 5 months ago
I do love the chipmunks music, weren't they like the only cartoon series ever to have their songs in the US top 10?
Lando
7 years, 5 months ago
Yes, until Gorillaz
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