Contribute ideas and lyrics for TEST cover music videos?

DirectorGunner

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So I get occasional ideas for fun videos for TEST propoganda...
I am currently looking for a cover band to re-record a parody kind of version of
Premise something like "We built this verse, on alcohol"

If you have any ideas to contribute for lyrics and in game engine shots or scenes that we can currently do in game, would be really awesome!
Film is collaborative.. so... if any takers out there, let's collaborate to make something fun!
 
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HEY! I found someone that can sing and produce the track for us!
Need input on lyrics.

Italics and underlined need replaced...
here's what I got so far

^play a long, see if it works lol

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Verse 1]
Say you don't know me
or recognize my face
Say you don't care who goes
to that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla
sinking in your fight

Too many derek smarts
messing up the night

[Bridge]
Montoya plays the mamba,
listen to the radio,
don't you remember
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Verse 2]
Someone always playing
corporation games
Who cares they're always changing
corporation names
We just want to drink here
someone stole the keg
They call us irresponsible
write us off the page

[Bridge]
Montoya plays the mamba,
listen to the radio,
don't you remember
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Verse 3]
It's just another Sunday,
in a tired old street

Advocacy got the choke hold,
oh
then we just lost the beat

Who counts the money
underneath the bar
Who rides the wrecking ball
in to our rock guitars

Don't tell us you need us,
'cos we're the ship of fools
Looking for planet Terra,
coming for your stools

(I'm looking out over that Golden Gate bridge
Out on another gorgeous sunny Saturday, not seeing that bumper to bumper traffic
)

Don't you remember, 'member, 'member

(It's your favorite radio station, in your favorite radio city
The city by the bay, the city that rocks, the city that never sleeps
)

[Bridge]
Montoya plays the mamba,
listen to the radio,
don't you remember
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Chorus 2]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
 
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Suggestion:
If you're going to try and hire a cover band, you might be able to find a karaoke track for cheaper.

Another suggestion:
Change "Montoya plays the mamba" to "Montoya dances the samba (or salsa, or conga, or something else that fits)" and we'll all have to bully him into donating a video clip of him doing the dance for the sake of TEST propaganda.
 
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Suggestion:
If you're going to try and hire a cover band, you might be able to find a karaoke track for cheaper.

Another suggestion:
Change "Montoya plays the mamba" to "Montoya dances the samba (or salsa, or conga, or something else that fits)" and we'll all have to bully him into donating a video clip of him doing the dance for the sake of TEST propaganda.
lmao! We need that!

Montoya ....... ??? about 7 syllables total

Another route
Montoya's on the microphone ?? ... kinda works because the phonetic (is that what it's called? lol) at the end.. but not perfect.
To sound good, have to play with the words till it fits.

P.S. I found someone for a very reasonable price to do a legit recording so it sounds good.
The covers they do sound pretty damn good.
 
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Beerjerker

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lmao! We need that!

Montoya ....... ??? about 7 syllables total

Another route
Montoya's on the microphone ?? ... kinda works because the phonetic (is that what it's called? lol) at the end.. but not perfect.
To sound good, have to play with the words till it fits.

P.S. I found someone for a very reasonable price to do a legit recording so it sounds good.
The covers they do sound pretty damn good.
Syllables are easy to flub to fit into a cadence. The original song does it a few times, I think. Band shouldn't have much trouble making things fit.

"Microphone" works too, but if you're going to go as far as hiring a band, you might want to make a video for the song too. @Montoya dancing will add a low brow comedic... err... I mean, high brow sophisticated element.

Another suggestion, find some audio clips from SOTS episodes or something to replace the DJ talking about traffic.

Looking forward to what you create!
 
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Lol why am i the only person who has contributed on this where are my brothers and sisters like @Blind Owl and @NaffNaffBobFace
Ooooh, hello.

We built this squadron....We built this squadron.... on @Montoya aaa'ssss beeeeeer!
We built a city on Montoyas "ass Beer"? Erm.... interesting name for your beer brand....

I'm going to have a think about this....

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squardon,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Verse 1]
You say that you owe me
A drink from this place?
Say you don't care if
It has a funny taste?
It's a bad pint bud,
Don't finish it tonight,
Or you'll be in the bog,
Heavin' with all your might.

[Bridge]
Alka-Seltza can-not help you,
Screamin' in-to the bowl,
So ease it up there,
We built this squadron,
we built this squardon on Al-co-hol!

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squardon,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Verse 2]
Somebody accuses us
Of corporate eff-icie-ncy
But we don't care for that type
Of ass-hat-tery
We're just having fun, see?
No harm to anyone
They call us "Useless Bastards"?
TEST is Number One!

[Bridge]
Alka-Seltza can-not help you,
Screamin' in-to the bowl,
Drink beers slowly,
We built this squadron,
we built this squardon on Al-co-hol!

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squardon,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

Oh no! I've run out of time I've got to go to work! Laters, chums!


[Verse 3]
So now the weekends here,
And the bar is sweet

Or-der a few cold beers now,
oh
Montoyas bought Biltong meat.

Who brings the drinks back
Through the crowd round the bar?
Dude ain't got no tray,
He'll not be gettin' far.
Don't tell us you don't need us,
'cos you don't got the tools
Looking for a hand hold,
Loosin' all your cool

(Crackly radio sound of Montoya intro from old SOTS episode - including phrase "Test squadron best squadron")

Hey try the Biltong, tong, tong

(IMore crackly radio sound of Montoya intro from a Star Citizen Drama episode)

[Bridge]
Alka-Seltza can-not help you,
Screamin' in-to the bowl,
Drink re-spon-si-bly,
We built this squadron,
we built this squardon on Al-co-hol!


[Chorus 2]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squardon,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
 
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Ooooh, hello.



We built a city on Montoyas "ass Beer"? Erm.... interesting name for your beer brand....

I'm going to have a think about this....

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squardon,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Verse 1]
You say that you owe me
A drink from this place?
Say you don't care if
It has a funny taste?
It's a bad pint bud,
Don't finish it tonight,
Or you'll be in the bog,
Heavin' with all your might.

[Bridge]
Alka-Seltza can-not help you,
Screamin' in-to the bowl,
So ease it up there,
We built this squadron,
we built this squardon on Al-co-hol!

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squardon,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!

[Verse 2]
Somebody accuses us
Of corporate eff-icie-ncy
But we don't care for that type
Of ass-hat-tery
We're just having fun, see?
No harm to anyone
They call us "Useless Bastards"?
TEST is Number One!

[Bridge]
Alka-Seltza can-not help you,
Screamin' in-to the bowl,
Drink it slowly,
We built this squadron,
we built this squardon on Al-co-hol!

[Chorus]
We built this squadron,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!
Built this squardon,
we built this squadron on Alcohol!





I've run out of time! I gotta go to work! Catch you laters, chums.
I knew you would come through for me ♪
 
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This is a brilliant idea.
It wouldn't be too hard to do a parody video, either. Get a couple clips of people playing the guitar or 'singing' or drinking beer, make the background something Star Citizen-y, edit em in somewhat similar to the original vid, add in spaceships instead of anything too complicated, sync it with the music, and boom, music video. Sure, it'd probably take several hours (or days, depending on how drunk you are/how much you know about video editing) but it wouldn't be insanely difficult either.
 
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I knew you would come through for me ♪
There we go, finished it off edited the original post.

Work really got in the way there, I must say.
 
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[Verse 2]
Somebody accuses us
Of corporate eff-icie-ncy
But we don't care for that type
Of ass-hat-tery
We're just having fun, see?
No harm to anyone
They call us "Useless Bastards"?
TEST is Number One!
This is the best thing I've read all day! lol
 
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A parody video... We should do a fully in-game video. Shoot the whole thing in the Verse, maybe try to tell a little story? Have somebody with fancy computers shoot it in 21:9, then add subtitles in the black space underneath/above the video. I can edit it if anyone needs help with that, but I can't shoot it.