History Radar / RockBand

13th Apr '18 9:34:05 AM Zuxtron
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* The chorus of [[Music/LadyGaga "Poker Face"]] are ''filled'' with [[DoubleEntendre Double Entendres]]. Not only that, but WordOfGod says that Gaga is actually singing a PrecisionFStrike in the chorus that's [[{{Mondegreen}} passed off as "poker face" in the lyrics]].[[note]]Surprisingly, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman's]] cover actually has him singing the words "poker face", meaning that [[{{Irony}} the]] ''[[{{Irony}} South Park]]'' [[{{Irony}} version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} is cleaner than the original]].[[/note]]
13th Apr '18 9:33:47 AM Zuxtron
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* The arcade cabinets in the arcade venue. Apparently there are people in the Rock Band universe with initials like "FUK", "ASS" and "POO". That's right, Rock Band got away with an F-bomb in a T-rated game.
** At least one arcade cabinet, which shares a screen with the tour bus video game, has the score listed as 69/420.
* The "Blitz and Giggles" achievement in ''Blitz''.
* There are two versions of the song "Poker Face" available as DLC: the original Music/LadyGaga version, and a cover by [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]]. While it would qualify more as a ParentalBonus, keep in mind that the latter version is covered by a character from a series that usually ''isn't'' "T-Rated", so to speak.
** On top of that, the whole reason either version is included is because of a scene where Cartman, Kyle, and Kenny were playing "Poker Face" on ''Rock Band'', despite the fact that the song was not playable in the game at the time.
* Although Music/{{Nirvana}}'s lyrics aren't really objectionable in itself (although they're definitely pushing it) the game shows Music/{{Nevermind}}'s ContemptibleCover fully uncensored, the penis fully visable.

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* The arcade cabinets in the arcade venue. Apparently there are people in the Rock Band universe with initials like "FUK", "ASS" and "POO". That's right, Rock Band got away with an F-bomb in a T-rated game.
** At
game. And at least one arcade cabinet, which shares a screen with the tour bus video game, has the score listed as 69/420.
* The "Blitz and Giggles" achievement in ''Blitz''.
* There are two versions of the song "Poker Face" available as DLC: the original Music/LadyGaga version, and a cover by [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Eric Cartman]]. While it would qualify more as a ParentalBonus, keep in mind that the latter version is covered by a character from a series that usually ''isn't'' "T-Rated", so to speak.
** On top of that, the whole reason either version is included is because of a scene where Cartman, Kyle, and Kenny were playing "Poker Face" on ''Rock Band'', despite the fact that the song was not playable in the game at the time.
* Although Music/{{Nirvana}}'s lyrics aren't really objectionable in itself (although they're definitely pushing it) the
game shows Music/{{Nevermind}}'s ContemptibleCover fully uncensored, the penis fully visable.visible.



* The PSP version makes you press buttons to [[Music/TenaciousD Jack Black]] saying "Drop trou, and squeeze out a Cleveland Steamer on my chest."
** And as of release on Rock Band 2, you [[strike:can]] are told to actually SAY IT (Granted since it's a talky). But please try not to laugh too much.
** And they didn't even bother to edit the preview track, which results in "shit" being blurted out, plain as day, ''twice''. That didn't just get past the radar, it blew right through it while flashing painted rainbow colors.
* Even more curious, Music/IronMaiden's "2 Minutes to Midnight" is heavily censored in Guitar Hero 5, but not in Rock Band. Namely the phrase "to kill the unborn in the womb" (the first two words are censored on the GH disc).

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* The PSP version makes you press buttons to [[Music/TenaciousD "Rock Your Socks" by ''Music/TenaciousD'' has Jack Black]] Black saying "Drop trou, and squeeze out a Cleveland Steamer on my chest."
** And as of release on Rock Band 2, you [[strike:can]] are told to actually SAY IT (Granted since it's a talky). But please try not to laugh too much.
** And
" Additionally, they didn't even bother to edit the preview track, which results in "shit" being blurted out, plain as day, ''twice''. That didn't just get past the radar, it blew right through it while flashing painted rainbow colors.
* Even more curious, Music/IronMaiden's "2 Minutes to Midnight" is heavily censored in Guitar Hero 5, but not in Rock Band. Namely the phrase "to kill the unborn in the womb" (the first two words are censored on the GH disc).
''twice''.



* ...[[Music/CannibalCorpse HAMMER SMASHED FACE]], people! Sure, it may be DLC and have indecipherable, growled vocals, [[http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/tombofthemutilated.jpg but this is the original cover art]] (the game uses censored art). [[http://www.lyricsdomain.com/3/cannibal_corpse/hammer_smashed_face.html And here are the lyrics.]] In case you didn't know, they're about a psychopathic killer... With a hammer!
** So is Maxwell's Silver Hammer in The Beatles: Rock Band, and they got away with that too. Then again, they ''are'' Music/TheBeatles.
** Just the fact that they have Music/CannibalCorpse in their catalogue is a ton of shit past the radar.

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* ...[[Music/CannibalCorpse HAMMER SMASHED FACE]], people! Sure, it may be DLC and have indecipherable, growled vocals, [[http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/tombofthemutilated.jpg but this is * ''Music/CannibalCorpse'''s "Hammer Smashed Face" has only a single PrecisionFStrike censored, leaving the original cover art]] (the game uses censored art). [[http://www.lyricsdomain.com/3/cannibal_corpse/hammer_smashed_face.html And here are extreme {{Gorn}}-filled lyrics (which resulted in the lyrics.]] In case you didn't know, they're about a psychopathic killer... With a hammer!
** So is Maxwell's Silver Hammer in The Beatles: Rock Band, and they got away with that too. Then again, they ''are'' Music/TheBeatles.
** Just the fact that they have Music/CannibalCorpse in their catalogue is a ton of shit past the radar.
band being banned from several countries) mostly intact.



* In Rock Band 3 is Break On Through, including the lyric "she get high", which is pretty tame, but the most popular version of the song censors "high", and this version is heard more often in radio and games (including Tony Hawk). A remastered, uncensored version was released just in time to be incorporated into ''[=RB3=]''.
** Living in America starts with: Teenage pornstars.
** Portions for Foxes practically screams "sex", complete with orgasmic pants that you actually get to sing along to.
** Beast and the Harlot and This Bastard's Life also push the boundaries.

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* In Rock Band 3 is Break On Through, including the lyric "she get high", which is pretty tame, but the most popular version of the song censors "high", and this version is heard more often in radio and games (including Tony Hawk). A remastered, uncensored version was released just in time to be incorporated into ''[=RB3=]''.
**
Living in America starts with: Teenage pornstars.
** * Portions for Foxes practically screams "sex", complete with orgasmic pants that you actually get to sing along to.
** Beast and the Harlot and This Bastard's Life also push the boundaries.
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* "Roxanne" in the original Rock Band is about the singer being in love with a prostitute. It includes the lines, "You don't have to sell your body to the night" and "Walk the streets for money".



* There's the song that's not so obviously about suicide in ''Rock Band 2'', Today by Music/TheSmashingPumpkins. It's constantly played as a background song, and it has the line "I'll burn my eyes out".
** In a similar vein, there's "Hey Man, Nice Shot" by Filter in ''3.''
* The downloadable songs "[[Music/PearlJam Jeremy]]" and "[[Music/FosterThePeople Pumped Up Kicks]]" are both about [[AbusiveParents abused]] and [[LonersAreFreaks outcast teenagers]] [[MurderBallad killing]] [[TeenageDeathSongs teenagers]], with the former being more grim and the latter being more blatantly transparent. What's more, "Pumped Up Kicks" was ''included'' with ''Rock Band Blitz.''
** ''Rock Band 2'' has another Pearl Jam song, "Alive". It's not too well-known, but "Alive" is actually about ParentalIncest.
* Sleepwalker by Megadeth has a lyric about giving someone a Columbian necktie.
* Holiday in Cambodia. It would appear that Harmonix had a choice of what to censor with "Where you'll kiss ass or crack". If so, They went with "ass", as censoring that out has less impact on gameplay than "crack".



* Regardless of why the song was included (see "In-Game Elements" above), the lyrics to [[Music/LadyGaga "Poker Face"]] are ''filled'' with [[DoubleEntendre Double Entendres]]. Not only that, but WordOfGod says that Gaga is actually singing a PrecisionFStrike in the chorus that's [[{{Mondegreen}} passed off as "poker face" in the lyrics]].[[note]]Surprisingly, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman's]] cover actually has him singing the words "poker face", meaning that [[{{Irony}} the]] ''[[{{Irony}} South Park]]'' [[{{Irony}} version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} is cleaner than the original]].[[/note]]

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* Regardless of why According to a common rumor (which was confirmed by WordOfGod), the song was included (see "In-Game Elements" above), chorus to "Poker Face" by Music/LadyGaga doesn't go "P-p-poker face" but "fuh-fuh-fuck her face". It's up to the lyrics player to choose whether to sing according to the on-screen prompt or the rumor.
* The chorus of
[[Music/LadyGaga "Poker Face"]] are ''filled'' with [[DoubleEntendre Double Entendres]]. Not only that, but WordOfGod says that Gaga is actually singing a PrecisionFStrike in the chorus that's [[{{Mondegreen}} passed off as "poker face" in the lyrics]].[[note]]Surprisingly, [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark Cartman's]] cover actually has him singing the words "poker face", meaning that [[{{Irony}} the]] ''[[{{Irony}} South Park]]'' [[{{Irony}} version]] [[{{Bowdlerise}} is cleaner than the original]].[[/note]]



* More "Family Friendly" songs:
** [[SexChangesEverything (I Just) Died In Your Arms]], [[DrivenToSuicide 2112]], [[Music/PapaRoach Last Resort]], [[Music/{{Sublime}} What I Got]], [[Music/BarenakedLadies One Week]], [[IncestIsRelative Barracuda]], [[DrugsAreBad Breaking the Habit]], [[StalkerWithACrush Every Breath You Take]], [[OdeToSobriety Helena Beat]], [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt How Far We've Come]], [[BigBrotherIsWatching Hypnotize]], [[PrisonEpisode I Got Stripes]], [[SexEqualsLove I Melt With You]], [[LustObject Jessie's Girl]], [[TheImmodestOrgasm Light My Fire]], [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy Love Shack]], [[FateWorseThanDeath Rime of the Ancient Mariner]], [[SexAsRiteOfPassage Sister Christian]], [[GriefSong So Far Away]], [[TearJerker Space Oddity]], and [[FamousLastWords The Show Must Go On]].

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%% * More "Family Friendly" songs:
%% ** [[SexChangesEverything (I Just) Died In Your Arms]], [[DrivenToSuicide 2112]], [[Music/PapaRoach Last Resort]], [[Music/{{Sublime}} What I Got]], [[Music/BarenakedLadies One Week]], [[IncestIsRelative Barracuda]], [[DrugsAreBad Breaking the Habit]], [[StalkerWithACrush Every Breath You Take]], [[OdeToSobriety Helena Beat]], [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt How Far We've Come]], [[BigBrotherIsWatching Hypnotize]], [[PrisonEpisode I Got Stripes]], [[SexEqualsLove I Melt With You]], [[LustObject Jessie's Girl]], [[TheImmodestOrgasm Light My Fire]], [[APartyAlsoKnownAsAnOrgy Love Shack]], [[FateWorseThanDeath Rime of the Ancient Mariner]], [[SexAsRiteOfPassage Sister Christian]], [[GriefSong So Far Away]], [[TearJerker Space Oddity]], and [[FamousLastWords The Show Must Go On]].



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* The description for a Music/BillyJoel goal has "Tickle those ivories—no not [[ADateWithRosiePalms those ivories]]"
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But if that bothers you, there's a number of LighterAndSofter clothes and songs, [[Music/{{Metallica}} so you can avoid singing about suicide and the like.]]

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[[folder:Rock Band World]]
* The description for a Music/BillyJoel goal has "Tickle those ivories—no not [[ADateWithRosiePalms those ivories]]"
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But if that bothers you, there's a number of LighterAndSofter clothes and songs, [[Music/{{Metallica}} so you can avoid singing about suicide and the like.]]
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24th Dec '17 9:49:21 AM nombretomado
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* "The Bitch is Back" by EltonJohn makes you sing [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "bitch"]] over FORTY times. Mind you that in a lot of songs they censor "bitch", so this was a big shocker to even the Rock Band community.

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* "The Bitch is Back" by EltonJohn Music/EltonJohn makes you sing [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch "bitch"]] over FORTY times. Mind you that in a lot of songs they censor "bitch", so this was a big shocker to even the Rock Band community.
29th Nov '17 5:30:32 PM mariofan1000
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* Although Music/{{Nirvana}}'s lyrics aren't really objectionable in itself (although they're definitely pushing it) the game shows Music/{{Nevermind}}'s ContemptibleCover fully uncensored, the penis fully visable.
11th Nov '17 10:27:06 PM mattthelurker
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* A rather confusing example: [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} "Feel Good Inc."]] is included and is censored... for the most part. There's a part near the end of the song where Music/DeLaSoul is singing-according to the game's lyrics-"Don't stop, get it get it", but some sources claim that he's singing a [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S-Strike]]. Basically, it's unclear if the game is exploiting a {{Mondegreen}} or not, especially when you consider that it's the same situation when they play the song on the radio.

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* A rather confusing example: [[Music/{{Gorillaz}} "Feel Good Inc."]] is included and is censored... for the most part. There's a part near the end of the song where Music/DeLaSoul is singing-according to the game's lyrics-"Don't stop, get it get it", but some sources claim that he's singing a [[PrecisionFStrike Precision S-Strike]]. Basically, it's unclear if the game is exploiting a {{Mondegreen}} or not, especially when you consider that it's the same situation when they play the song on the radio. [[note]]It's likely that the ''profanity'' is a {{Mondegreen}} - the whispered gibberish and "feel good" continue to repeat in the background under De La Soul's verse.[[/note]]
22nd Oct '17 11:18:22 AM nombretomado
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* ...[[CannibalCorpse HAMMER SMASHED FACE]], people! Sure, it may be DLC and have indecipherable, growled vocals, [[http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/tombofthemutilated.jpg but this is the original cover art]] (the game uses censored art). [[http://www.lyricsdomain.com/3/cannibal_corpse/hammer_smashed_face.html And here are the lyrics.]] In case you didn't know, they're about a psychopathic killer... With a hammer!

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* ...[[CannibalCorpse [[Music/CannibalCorpse HAMMER SMASHED FACE]], people! Sure, it may be DLC and have indecipherable, growled vocals, [[http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/tombofthemutilated.jpg but this is the original cover art]] (the game uses censored art). [[http://www.lyricsdomain.com/3/cannibal_corpse/hammer_smashed_face.html And here are the lyrics.]] In case you didn't know, they're about a psychopathic killer... With a hammer!



** Just the fact that they have CannibalCorpse in their catalogue is a ton of shit past the radar.

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** Just the fact that they have CannibalCorpse Music/CannibalCorpse in their catalogue is a ton of shit past the radar.
13th Sep '17 7:36:50 AM mattthelurker
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* They even got away with a Music/{{Lostprophets}} song in Lego Rock Band!
17th Jun '17 11:01:47 PM AreYouTyler
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* They even got away with a Music/{{Lostprophets}} song in Lego Rock Band!
11th Sep '16 11:09:51 PM KiraDoom
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** ''Rock Band 2'' has another Pearl Jam song, "Alive". It's not too well-known, but "Alive" is actually about ParentalIncest.



* ''Rock Band 2'' gives us "Aqualung" by Music/JethroTull. For those who don't know, the title character is implied to be a ''pedophile'', with lyrics that mention him "eyeing little girls with bad intent" and "watching as the [[PantyShot frilly panties]] run".

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* ''Rock Band 2'' gives us "Aqualung" by Music/JethroTull. For those who don't know, the title character is implied to be a ''pedophile'', ''[[PaedoHunt pedophile]]'', with lyrics that mention him "eyeing little girls with bad intent" and "watching as the [[PantyShot frilly panties]] run".
11th Sep '16 11:02:17 PM KiraDoom
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* How the heck did "Amazing Horse" slide through?! There's a part in the lyrics that goes "Have a stroke of his mane/He turns into a plane/Then he turns back again when you '''''tug on his winky'''''". What follows after isn't much better: after the woman replies with "Ew that's dirty!", the man who owns the horse notes that he probably shouldn't tell her where the... [[{{Squick}} "lemonade"]] comes from. And then "sweet lemonade" is mentioned throughout the song, just to drive the point home. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke The "lemonade" is implied to be the horse's pee, by the way.]]]]
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