EVE University graduate. Drama Llama. Covert operations pilot. Poetic Stanziel has been very active in the blogging community bringing views from seasoned high-sec pilots, we please to share his stories and views on current Eve Online events and invite you to read more stories from his Poetic Discourse blog.
All right. It’s Saturday night, I have no date, a two-liter bottle of Shasta and my all-Rush mix-tape
Poetic did one fine job gathering Eve Online’s best songs and mixes:
Poetic Discourse: The EVE Online Mixed Tape (with commentary)
So many great renditions of existing songs put into an EVE context. I’m going to put together some of what I think are the best.
If you’re too young to know what a mixed tape is, just think of it as a playlist. Same thing, except that mixed tapes are far cooler.
These songs, we label them as parodies, mainly for copyright reasons. Calling these parodies, in my opinion, belittles the content and effort that went into these songs by all the talented people who wrote the lyrics, sung them, and in some instances, actually played the instruments. Sure, they’re rewrites of existing songs, but in the context of EVE Online, they’re mostly all serious about their content to some degree or another. Whether just extolling situations we’ve all faced when playing EVE, or whether they are full-on bits of propaganda, or whether they’re just meant to make us smile, they all say something interesting about this game that we all love to play.
I like that this guy brought in a ringer for a singer. Not sure if he hired someone, or a friend, or a relative, but it was a good choice. The lyrics are applicable to nearly everyone who plays EVE Online, which likely accounts for its popularity.
Sindel has erupted on the scene as one of the best propaganda artists in EVE Online. I love how she takes current Test Alliance politics and turns them into catchy little tunes. No doubt these little songs have some good impact on morale within her alliance, and encourage the good fights to continue. Not only does she write amusing, on point lyrics, but she has a really pretty voice to go along with the sense of humour. I imagine these songs are equally as popular with Test enemies as they within Test itself. Hell, 13K plays, her music is popular with every EVE player. (It is somewhat disturbing to imagine her with big balls, nevermind them being blue.)
Another one of those songs that nearly every EVE player can appreciate. We’ve all been there. Great production value on this song. Excellent lyrics. And well-done vocals. Just a really good song in every possible way. The talent in the EVE community is amazing.
This is the first EVE parody I ever encountered. I was so impressed with the quality. Not only in the choice of music, but in the lyrics and the vocal work. Very Randy Newman-ish. It has an emotional resonance that is affecting. I really began to understand the strength of community that Goonswarm possesses after hearing this song. It’s a love song to the membership.
This is probably the weakest entry in the mixed tape, but as a rendition of the signature Tears for Fears tune, it is well done. Lyrically, I find it weak, but vocally it’s more than serviceable. It has high enough production value, and as a very recognizable tune, it makes it onto the list.
I had to figure out who this dude was in game. Is he still a Goon? I found it hard to tell whether this was another love song to Goons, done ironically, or some bitter taste left in his mouth after some fallout. Probably the former, since Suas (shutupandshave) is still a Goon.
A parody of a parody. Awesome. Good use of the autotune.
Not really my style of music. But it’s catchy enough and well done. The lyrics are hilarious.
The first forty-seven seconds of this rendition just grate the hell on my nerves. I almost stopped playing the song, when I first came across it. The incessent warp-warp-warps (or whatever the hell it is Makalu is saying.) Augh! But then Sindel starts singing and the song aspires to something much more. A great piece of propaganda, and the Makalu soundbites are actually really well integrated at that point. This song elevates Makalu to the new Shadoo (in rage only.) I’d love it if she’d remix the first 47 seconds, but even if she doesn’t, the rest of the song easily outweighs that one weakness. Sindel is no Axl Rose (who is?), but she doesn’t embarrass herself, not in the least. She does a surprisingly good job, given what Axl did with the original.
A cute song. Not my favourite by Suas, and the lyrics are a tad too similar to the original, but it does reflect one small aspect of EVE play. There’s no denying Suas has a great voice.
A fun little rockabilly ditty. I think the sub-standard mic quality adds something interesting to this style of music — gives it a necessary rough edge.
This is just a great song to close out the mixed-tape with. I have to say, I wasn’t very impressed with it on a first listen, but even so, it stuck with me. The next morning, I had to listen again. It’s grown on me. It’s old-timey and catchy-as-hell. And the herpyderps are hilarious. Everytime I hear them, they put a huge smile on my face. (Don’t be fooled by my name up above the song title. I simply uploaded a recording of the song to Soundcloud. The lyrics are by Alekseyev Karrde and sung by Jimer Lin, both of Noir Mercenary Group.)
For even more EVE Online parodies, visit Virto Nex’s nearly complete list of everything ever made.
Tell us on the comments which one is the best rendition to EVE and Why we’ll send 500mil to the author/singer on Poetic’s and EN24′s behalf.
Remember, you have to say Why your chosen song is the best. Nominations ends this Monday.