Next week’s batch of downloadable songs for Harmonix’s Rock Band hold special places in my heart. I remember a friend in high school who refused to listen to Tears for Fears because his parents told him the band provided the soundtrack to his conception. Around the same time, I discovered Sum 41 and felt totally justified in all the teen angst I felt toward girls and parents and, for maybe ten seconds, thought it’d be really cool to be Canadian.
Well, those who entered the most awkward years of their lives circa 2001 can relive similar memories when “Fat Lip” and “Still Waiting” by Sum 41 and “Head Over Heels” by Tears for Fears arrive via the Rock Band Network Jan. 31. “Fat Lip” will support Pro Guitar and Bass modes for 99 cents more and “Head Over Heels” will support keyboard functions.
You won’t be able to nab these three tracks as part of a pack, unfortunately. They’ll all be available separately for $1.99 apiece. Oh, right: they’ll be 240 Microsoft Points for you Xbox rockers. If recent rumors are true — and if there’s a God they are — we won’t have to do mental MSP to real money conversions for minutes before purchasing DLC anymore.
Now, who wants to pretend he’s married to Avril Lavigne with me for a night?