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Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Lemon Merchant, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Disinterested Observer Moderator

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    Some remixes or cover versions can be good, but I tend to avoid live versions of anything. Other than Rush, (who stay pretty true to form), a band playing live tends to really mess up my favorite songs. It ruins the whole thing for me. I'll make exceptions for Jimi Hendrix, Clapton, and Led Zeppelin, but the rest? Meh.
     
  2. Alchemind

    Alchemind Warlord

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    I dont really like listening to contemporary music when playing. I listen to classical, mainly, so I usually just stick with that or a History Channel documentary I found on youtube.
     
  3. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Disinterested Observer Moderator

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    It seems that a lot of people listen to classical when they play. I guess I'm just weird...
     
  4. Mec AntiKythera

    Mec AntiKythera King

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    Is that your entry in the Captain Obvious competition?
     
  5. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Polish Pudding

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    You're not the only one in the weird category :) :crazyeye:
    Me ? I like listening to metal when I play :lol:

    Rock on ! :band: :rockon:
     
  6. Lemon Merchant

    Lemon Merchant Disinterested Observer Moderator

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    Yeah. I guess so...
     
  7. Manco Capac

    Manco Capac Friday,13 June,I Collapse

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    Wow, I cannot recognize a single track/group proposed around. Well, I am a cultural hermit.
    Otherwise, right now, I'm listening to randomly found Turkish/Arabic/Indian music.
     
  8. Mooky

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    I found a CD at my library and picked it up on a whim. The group was called "Two Steps From Hell" and they do soundtracks for movie trailers. It's hardcore epic theme music. Goes great with Civ. :)

    Pretty much all of their stuff is available on YouTube, so you can just have it rocking the background for free.

    eta -- that wasn't my first post, like it says, but it was my first in quite some time...
     
  9. AdamCrock

    AdamCrock Polish Pudding

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    "All we are just another brick in the wall ...." Pink Floyd ^^
     
  10. Mec AntiKythera

    Mec AntiKythera King

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    I think you are in first place. Although, a group that makes music for trailers? WTFIWYG.
     
  11. civfanchambers

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    More than 10 years ago after Elder Scrolls Morrow wind was released it was re-released as a special edition that included a cd of the game music. From time to time I enjoy listening to the music of Morrow Wind while civing.
     
  12. Rusty Edge

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    I play with sound off. When I did have the sound on, I loved the soundtrack up until the modern era. I've said it before and I'll say it again- Queen seems like it was written for Civ.

    "We will Rock You/ We are the Champions"
    "Keep Yourself Alive"
    "Killer Queen"
    "You're My Best Friend"
    "Don't Stop Me Now"
    "Save Me"
    "Play the Game"
    "Another One Bites the Dust"
    "Under Pressure"
    "I Want to Break Free"
    "Hammer to Fall"
    "Princes of the Universe"
    "Who wants to Live Forever"
    "I Want it All" ( the ultimate Civ theme.)

    I think for my next game I will change my title to "FLASH, savior of the universe."

    I guess that's not enough. As for Led Zeppelin, let's go with the Viking songs-

    "Immigrant Song"
    "No Quarter"

    Prelude- "After the Gold Rush"

    Van Halen
    "Runnin' with the Devil"
    "Right Now"

    and since the Civ series has a long-running thing with Elvis-
    "Viva Las Vegas"
     
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    Yeah I recognize them ! ^^ They are truly awesome and are especially suited for FFH 2 ! ;)

    I could also go with "I want to ride my bicycle , I want to ride my bike ...." (I think it was called "Fat Bottomed Girls" - It's been a while since I've last listened to Queen") or "Another one bites the dust" (I think it goes like "(...)machineguns ready to go! ...." in the lyrics :D) when at war ;) But yeah Queen is great and uniqe and it indeed suits Civ great ^^

    I think that also the "The Final Coutdown" by Europe would suit a future era well when trying to win the space race :D
     
  14. Rusty Edge

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    For those of you that are too young ( no pun intended )-

    Here is Prelude's version of "After the Gold Rush" It sort of goes from longbows to world wars to pollution/global warming to relocation in space.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6BzTCQ6Nqo
     
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    Men Without Hats are known for their hit "The safety dance".
    The song in the link has less keyboards and more guitars.

    Spoiler :
     
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    It is absolutely mind-blowing ! simply .... WOW !
     
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    I thought you in particular might enjoy it.
     
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    I set it on the Fall from Heaven soundtrack even for my normal games.
     
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    The literal version is even more funny. you gotta love You Tube sometimes.
     
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    IDK how but You know me pretty well :eek: .... because I love every second of that song (and believe You me when I tell You that it cannot be said about great many songs ;) - at least in my case :D )
     

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