Those of you who keep up to date with my blog know that I write custom DLC (downloadable content) for Rocksmith, which is arguably what computers and the Internet were designed for.
One Sunday afternoon, I was at a loose end and thought to myself it would be a wizard wheeze to write a custom track for “Waterfront” by Simple Minds – you know, the one which just goes “dum-de-dum-dum-de-dum-de-dum” all the way though, the same note played for about twelvety five minutes.
Well, it seems that I completely misjudged my audience. From the stats below showing the Simple Minds content I’ve created, it’s apparent that Waterfront is extremely popular:
That’s nearly 300 downloads for something which took seconds to produce. Quite why Love Song isn’t ahead of The American is open to question.
I’m still astounded that there are so few downloads of what I’d call classic bass lines:
My current Top Ten is:
David Bowie’s untimely death clearly helped him gain the top spot and last podium place, but everyone has gone mad for “ABC” by The Jacksons. I’m going to add DD (dynamic difficulty) to all my customs in the coming weeks/months and it will be interesting to see how that affects the order. Simply adding vocals to “Life On Mars” ramped up the download count dramatically.