July 17, 2014 5:18 PM   Subscribe

Before the release of Tribes 2, IGN interviewed the band Motley Crue about the theme song that they'd been contracted to do: "Then this new game came up, Tribes 2, and it was very up Motley Crue's alley. It was high-energy, very intense. We actually wrote music specifically for the game, as well as taking a few tracks off of the new album, and we're extremely excited about it. Now they're actually going to digitize us and put us in the game." The deal appeared to fall through, and the song was lost to time. However copies still exist on the Internet.
posted by codacorolla (10 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have a bad feeling this is going to get on my iTunes playlist and get a lot more rotation than it should
posted by Hoopo at 5:31 PM on July 17, 2014

catchy lyrics.
posted by echocollate at 5:41 PM on July 17, 2014

That sounds so much like Saigon Kick.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:45 PM on July 17, 2014

That was better than expected.
posted by tnecniv at 6:12 PM on July 17, 2014

catchy lyrics.

Maybe they drew inspiration from Skate or Die 2
posted by knuckle tattoos at 6:13 PM on July 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

I loved that game SO MUCH.
posted by DWRoelands at 7:26 PM on July 17, 2014 this real? this can't be real.
posted by radiosilents at 8:29 PM on July 17, 2014 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of an 80's cartoon opening theme.
posted by yonega at 10:46 PM on July 17, 2014

The music from the original Tribes had that same Saturday-morning cartoon feel.

Little-known fact: The Tribes CD will play in any standard CD player if you just advance to track 2. Rather than loading the music into memory, the game just played it off of the disc.

Tribes was the bomb.
posted by DWRoelands at 5:58 AM on July 18, 2014

I'll never forget how much fun I had playing Tribes 2 on the Gamespy server. Such an amazing game. Last time I played was maybe a few years ago and there was still a dedicated community playing, albeit heavily modded.
posted by gucci mane at 9:15 AM on July 18, 2014

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