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.
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