Knucklebusters (PSX Music2000 edit)

Track info
Knucklebusters (PSX Music2000 edit)
Arranged by:
Tomsk Remixer
Member:
Composed by:
Rob Hubbard
Duration:
16:57
Released:
05/11/2001
All-Time charts position:
2143
Story
The second Playstation1 remake

  • Learned many lessons from Delta. Working closly with Sidplay to carefully re-create all those 'lovely' pitchbends


  • The whole thing was a labour of love (Knucklebusters being one of my favorite ever tunes). No had ever attempted the full version before and I was determined to get it sounding as good as possible


  • Six months (and one frustrated girlfriend) later, tune is finished.


Me rest now. Tune make tired. Listen to others hard work. Enjoy. Later do Future Shock. Hmmmmm.
Knucklebusters (PSX Music2000 edit)
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Satisfying remix.:)
Too long!! Too paranoid!
This remix is too long and it gets very anoying very quickly
By far the best KB remix! Thumbs up!
By far the best remix yet of this challenging song, and the only version which even comes close to the original's crunchy, aggro bass.
It may not match up to the brilliance of Marcel Donne's version, but the first 2 minutes of this are superb, the delayed synths are perfection.
At last, some one brave enough to do the full version. This version rules almost as good as the original SID version. Unreal, to think it was done on PSX Music 2000. Well done.
Review by Windshield_CB
30/01/2010

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Don't let the comments fool you - finding a Knucklebusters remix too long is like finding a Grateful Dead cover band too jammy; such a complaint completely misses the point of the original. This is by far the best remix yet of this challenging song, and the only version which even comes close to the original's crunchy, aggro bass.
While the truth in labelling here is no more than a happy accident, it's a very, very happy accident indeed - this remix takes the C64 original and forces it through the sonic sensibilities of the musical schizoid men of the 21st century. Like the 21st century itself, it's a little too sterile in places (I really dislike the patch used for the majority of the main theme (~3:00 - ~8:00) - sounds far too MIDI; and the original's sliding, squealing, distorted bass at the nine-minute mark has been reduced to staccaco keyboards). The rhythm section for the final solos is so good that it almost compells one to forgive the slightly under-polished, late-stage Beta release that is the majority of the final solo itself.