StarCraft II Revolution Overdrive

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Jem's Tune
Big Tuna arose in late summer 2036 from the smoldering ashes of local Mar Saran faves "(the) Velvet Vultures" after the band’s 2 month hiatus became indefinitely extended when their former singer, Les McMurray was suspected of suffering from death. The band quickly reformed around the nucleus of rhythm section Jeff (Stumpy Pete) Cassens on drums, and John (John) Bazz banging the bass. With the addition of Scott (DaStink) Scheuneman on guitar, and long-timer Sam (Big Matty) Samia on guitar and vocal, they scored their seminal hits, "Jem’s Tune," "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music," and "Sweet Home Alabama," before descending into relative obscurity. Currently residing in the "where are they now file," there have been sporadic reports of the Tuna swinging it in the lounge of Motel 5, located slightly off the main drag, down 2 clicks past the tracks. Tell ‘em Matty sent ya.
02:05
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Suspicious Minds
Fronted by vocalist extraordinaire Chris (Poppy) Metzen, the Bourbon Cowboys have racked up a list of hits too numerous to mention. From their first album, "Hearts and Minds," through to today’s hottest tracks, they’ve remained true to their roots: bourbon, cows, and a white-hot, all-encompassing, blinding hatred for the Dominion. Their recent remake of the traditional folk ballad, "Suspicious minds," stands as a tribute to these values, especially bourbon and hate. Poppy once famously answered, when asked how much he hated the Dominion, "A lot, man! A whole lot!". We feel the same way when asked how much we dig TBC: "A lot, man! A whole lot!".
04:22
3
Zerg, Shotgun, You
Outlaw. Poet. Cowboy. Beatnick. Outlaw. Some of these words have been used to describe the enigmatic and seldom-seen "White Boy James." Little is known of his origins or current whereabouts, but he has left us with a body of work unrivaled by most other outlaw poet cowboy outlaws. From his first chart-buster, "Excuse Me For Scribblin’," to the more recent "Zerg, Shotgun, and You," James "White Boy" Page has been stickin’ it to The Man for decades. Rumored to be over 120 years old, he was last seen diving through an airlock in the great break at New Folsom. Truly a rock and roll force to be reckoned with.
03:17
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Most Wanted
The Terran band are that most insidious brand of subversive: the insiders. Recording from the bowels of New Folsom, where they are serving terms ranging from 112 to 2013 years, the Terran Band records their pro-Raynor, anti-Mengsk compositions on bars of soap, which are smuggled out of the prison in various ways, the most common being ingestion and regurgitation. They are rumored to be Jerry (Mars) Marotta on drums, Tony (The Fixer) Levin on bass and bass-like instruments, Jesse (Greasy) Gress and Ben (The B-Man) Butler on guitars, Daniel Weiss on keys, and Candy Girard on fiddle. Hopefully, their identities will remain a secret, and many more rockin’ classics will make their way out of NF, embedded in soapy grooves.
02:58
5
Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, And Loud, Loud Music
Big Tuna arose in late summer 2036 from the smoldering ashes of local Mar Saran faves "(the) Velvet Vultures" after the band’s 2 month hiatus became indefinitely extended when their former singer, Les McMurray was suspected of suffering from death. The band quickly reformed around the nucleus of rhythm section Jeff (Stumpy Pete) Cassens on drums, and John (John) Bazz banging the bass. With the addition of Scott (DaStink) Scheuneman on guitar, and long-timer Sam (Big Matty) Samia on guitar and vocal, they scored their seminal hits, "Jem’s Tune," "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music," and "Sweet Home Alabama," before descending into relative obscurity. Currently residing in the "where are they now file," there have been sporadic reports of the Tuna swinging it in the lounge of Motel 5, located slightly off the main drag, down 2 clicks past the tracks. Tell ‘em Matty sent ya.
02:29
6
Raw Power
Hailing from the benzene mining delta of Romeo 28, this hard-rockin group of space mining minstrels are relative newcomers to the Mar Sara scene. Their toned-down remake of the Bourbon Cowboys "Raw Power" is a testament to their hatred of all things Dominion. It’s worth noting that "Raw Power" has been remade over 1200 times over the past 500 years, making it the most-recorded song in history after "Terran Up the Night." Surviving members are currently serving multiple life sentences at New Folsom for crimes innumerable, and general debauchery.
03:50
7
Free Bird
This rugged band from New Downey has been laying down face-blistering rock n roll for decades. On this semi-obscure B-side, we hear the "bloody but unbowed" dissent of a generation growing up under the iron fist of the Dominion. Phil (Screamin’ Skill) Alvin injects the vocal with bold immediacy, it speaks of freedom lost and the battered aspirations of dreamers across the galaxy. He is boosted by Bill (Baby Meat Sticks) Bateman on drums, John (Johnny) Bazz on bass, and Keith (the Gripper) Wyatt on guitar. This stellar quartet will soon launch their long-awaited world-wide tour out of New Bakersfield.
05:52
8
An American Trilogy
Nothing at all is known of this most recognizable of anti-Dominion artists. His recording of "American Trilogy" was discovered in the back of a freezer, behind the frozen turkey. "Digitally" restored from the original 8-track, this song caught the imagination and fervor of a generation. Thought to be a home demo recorded for his mother, this song is far and away the most epic expression of anti-Dominion sentiment in existence. Although historians will continue to argue over the exact meaning of the term "American" for generations, we can be assured Brian "A" Bode will live forever in the hearts of millions.
04:53
9
Rumble
Their personas impenetrably disguised as "Gator," "Ape," "Crawdaddy," and "Swampfox," this band spent 21 weeks at the top of the Dominion’s most wanted list. Their sweaty, swampy, subversive, rendition of the folk classic, "Rumble," has firmly cemented their standing as a fave of critics and Dominion law enforcement alike. Long overdue for a follow-up to "Rumble," we await their next foray into the realm of anti-establishment-alt-folk-country-rock-blues. May the Knobs stand proud!
03:15
10
Excuse Me For Scribblin'
Outlaw. Poet. Cowboy. Beatnick. Outlaw. Some of these words have been used to describe the enigmatic and seldom-seen "White Boy James." Little is known of his origins or current whereabouts, but he has left us with a body of work unrivaled by most other outlaw poet cowboy outlaws. From his first chart-buster, "Excuse Me For Scribblin’," to the more recent "Zerg, Shotgun, and You," James "White Boy" Page has been stickin’ it to The Man for decades. Rumored to be over 120 years old, he was last seen diving through an airlock in the great break at New Folsom. Truly a rock and roll force to be reckoned with.
02:48
11
Blood And Glory
The Terran band are that most insidious brand of subversive: the insiders. Recording from the bowels of New Folsom, where they are serving terms ranging from 112 to 2013 years, the Terran Band records their pro-Raynor, anti-Mengsk compositions on bars of soap, which are smuggled out of the prison in various ways, the most common being ingestion and regurgitation. They are rumored to be Jerry (Mars) Marotta on drums, Tony (The Fixer) Levin on bass and bass-like instruments, Jesse (Greasy) Gress and Ben (The B-Man) Butler on guitars, Daniel Weiss on keys, and Candy Girard on fiddle. Hopefully, their identities will remain a secret, and many more rockin’ classics will make their way out of NF, embedded in soapy grooves.
02:42
13
Sweet Home Alabama
Big Tuna arose in late summer 2036 from the smoldering ashes of local Mar Saran faves "(the) Velvet Vultures" after the band’s 2 month hiatus became indefinitely extended when their former singer, Les McMurray was suspected of suffering from death. The band quickly reformed around the nucleus of rhythm section Jeff (Stumpy Pete) Cassens on drums, and John (John) Bazz banging the bass. With the addition of Scott (DaStink) Scheuneman on guitar, and long-timer Sam (Big Matty) Samia on guitar and vocal, they scored their seminal hits, "Jem’s Tune," "Dim Lights, Thick Smoke, and Loud, Loud Music," and "Sweet Home Alabama," before descending into relative obscurity. Currently residing in the "where are they now file," there have been sporadic reports of the Tuna swinging it in the lounge of Motel 5, located slightly off the main drag, down 2 clicks past the tracks. Tell ‘em Matty sent ya.
04:50
14
Terran Up The Night
Traveling between the waves of time and space rides the mightiest band of metal minstrels ever heard by Terran, Zerg and if they have ears, Protoss. Hailing from a galaxy far, far, even farther away than the other guys emerges the legendary Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain. Not much is known about this band of juke box anti heroes other than they have left their own world’s population rocked, rolled and ruined. This motley crew of pan galactic conquerors traverse the great astral abyss, seeking new galaxies and eardrums to infest. Their apocalyptic aural assault is imminent and their laser sights have a new target, the Koprulu sector. Resistance is not only futile, it’s just not a good idea…at all.
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Total: 14 Songs
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Gunpowder. Sweat. Stale beer. Smoke. Broken Dreams. Blood. Whiskey. Blind hatred. These are the acrid smells of Joeyray's, a little known, locals-only pub far off the beaten track in one of Mar Sara's most arid and disreputable districts. Rumoured to be the unofficial headquarters of infamous rebel Jim Raynor's uprising against all things Dominion, Joeyray's stands as a tribute to all those who walk tall in the face of tyranny, all those who oppose "our most beloved leader", A. Mengsk!

Joeyray’s is also known among music circles as the home of one of the finest examples extant of that most rebellious of devices, the "Jukebox". JR’s juke is rumoured to be loaded with the hottest, most subversive platters in the Koprulu Sector. As a music lover and critic, I had to make the pilgrimage. One late afternoon last fall, I screwed up my courage, adjusted my beret, and hailed the dingiest, most disreputable cab I could find…

My smelly cabbie dropped me in front of a grey-brick construct somewhere in the back end of nowhere, roaring off in a cloud of choking red-orange dust with a cackle and a wave. Standing alone outside the swinging saloon doors, it was either man up and stroll on in, or walk the 30 clicks back in the deepening gloom with the tumbleweeds, coyotes, and Mengsk-knows what else. Then I heard it – the sweet sounds of Liberty wafting out on the blistering breeze, barely heard over the grunts, shouts, and shattering glass from the denizens within. I stood transfixed, rooted to the spot by the galaxy’s most brilliantly subversive tracks: Big Tuna, The Dirty Knobs, The Blasters, White Boy James, The Bourbon Cowboys, Brian. A Bode, Romeo Delta, The Terran Band, LVL80ETC- all the voices of a generation, all banned by the Dominion. I squared my shoulders, set my beret at a jaunty angle, and walked tall through those swinging doors.

15 minutes later, as I limped the 30 clicks home, my briefs literally pulled over my head, I ruminated on the anomaly that is Joeyray’s. Nursing my split lip while trying futilely to extricate my beret, I thought about the good, quality time I had spent with that crew, the salt of the earth, my brethren, the Dominion’s Most Wanted. I know I’ll be back tomorrow to soak in the heady atmosphere of brewing rebellion and cheap whiskey, to participate in the liberal and enlightened discourse of the barroom, and have my shorts pulled over my head in another brotherly and loving prank…Those freedom-loving tricksters! Viva la Revolution!

-Humbert H.
Art and Music Critic
Mar Saran Evening Gazette

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Composed by: Matt Samia (01), Mark James (02), Anthony Theisen, James Page, John Denton (03), Glenn Stafford (04, 11), Joe Maphis , Max M. Fidler, Rose Lee Maphis (05), Iggy Pop, James Williamson (06), Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant (07), Mickey Newbury (08), Link Wray, Milton Grant (09), James Page (10), Mark James (12), Edward C. King, Gary Robert Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant (13), Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftan (14)

Backing Vocals: Clydene Jackson , Jeff Gunn , Kala Balch , Vangie Gunn (02, 13)


Performed by: Big Tuna (01, 05, 13), The Bourbon Cowboys & Chris Metzen (02, 12), Whiteboy James and the Blues Express (03, 10), StarCraft Terran Band (04, 11), Romeo Delta (06), The Blasters (07), Brian Bode (08), The Dirty Knobs (09), Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain (14)

Other Credits: A&r [Talent Relations] Andrea Toyias/ Artwork By [Lp Art] Angela Blake, Bernie Kang, Brian Huang, Dominic Qwek, Jeff Chamberlain, Matt Samia, Samwise Didier, Steve Hui/ Coordinator Dennis Crabtree, Jay Maguire, Keith Landes, Thomas Pieracci/ Liner Notes Humbert H./ Producer [Album] Matt Samia