c64Knucklebusters (PSX Music2000 edit)

Arranged by: Tomsk (act)   Newcomer
Member: Barry Thompson (tomsk) (member)
Original composer: Rob Hubbard
Tune length: 16:57
Release date: 05/11/2001
All-Time rank: 2043.
Download this tune at Remix.Kwed.Org

Knucklebusters (PSX Music2000 edit)
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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REVIEW BY Windshield_CB (30/01/2010)

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.
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 5
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 5

4 exo shouts: Satisfying remix.:)
2 mrt shouts: Too long!! Too paranoid!
1 thestrup shouts: This remix is too long and it gets very anoying very quickly
5 YogibearRenoise shouts: By far the best KB remix! Thumbs up!
5 Windshield_CB shouts: 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.
5 vurtx shouts: 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.
6 Andymuza shouts: 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.

Current Rating
70% (42 votes)


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