I've been realizing that some of my posts lately have also been songs on the Tony Hawk games. Now while I have played a couple of these games and enjoyed them, I wouldn't have guessed some of the previous posts where also on these games. I also feel like I've missed out because of not playing them. C'est la vie!
But because I've been reminded by a few subscribers already, I've decided to go all out classic Hawk today and feature the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 classic, Cyclone by the Dub Pistols. Because even if you haven't heard it, it's a catchy song worth listening to.
You know, thinking about it, I would sing this song in many incorrect ways. Everything from psych alone to cycle own to even sigh cologne. I was one interesting kid, alright.
I suppose I could have gotten, or even bothered to look for the game's soundtrack (if it even has one, it should) but instead I opted for getting the Dub Pistols' debut album, Point Blank, and see how much I got to enjoy it.
I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it a lot and will continue to. The English Big Beat/Dub band doesn't fail to deliver exactly that, an interesting blend of Dub with Big Beat. You should be hearing something very faintly similar to The Prodigy or Fatboy Slim mixed along with the classic Dubby sounds. It's a fun, retro album. It sounds like the 90's Electronica scene. It's yummy.
Before I continue, I'll just remind you all that 'Dub' is not Dub'step'.
Be sure not to let Cyclone fool you, the band rarely depends on lyrics to carry a song through. Vocal samples are often used as details, and while some of the album does feature lyrics, I'd say over half of it is based mainly on the music.
Want a taste? Listen to something like There's Gonna Be A Riot. I think it sums up what the rest of the album is gonna feel like pretty well. The song goes through a few transitions exploring the Big Beat and Dub equally. It's not hard on the ears. Worth a listen, even if it is a little long.