Adam WarRock

Friday, October 10th 2014

Adam WarRock

Adam WarRock has taken over my listening habits these past few weeks. I had never been into rap music at all until a couple years back when a friend turned me on to MC Frontalot. I still only really listen to Nerdcore rap, but until a couple weeks ago, that meant just Frontalot and a couple MC Chris tracks. (Fett's Vette is awesome)

But in noticing that he's featured in a track on Frontalot's latest CD, I looked up Adam WarRock a couple weeks ago. All his music is available for free download on his site. I listened and was blown away.

My favorites are his Browncoats Mixtape and The Kid, his raps over Darren Korb's amazing soundtrack for Bastion, which I'd already purchased at PAX a few years back. But Adam WarRock also has entire albums about Harry Potter, Battlestar Galactica, The Avengers, Parks & Rec, Dr. Who, Kill Bill, Mass Effect 3, Indiana Jones, and Game of Thrones. Holy crap - Game of Thrones. That album has a song that's given me the most intense earworm I've had in years. Listen - I'll embed the tune below.

Whur my boats at? Whur my dragons at? I've been (badly) chanting these lines to myself for a week now. I think my wife is about to murder me just so I'll stop.

He's got a great tune called Dust, which is all about reminiscing. Saturday morning cartoons, going to Blockbuster for VHS tapes, the blue screen of death, getting tokens for the arcade, and the pain and the misery of growing up as a nerd. Wondering if we'd live to see jet packs and flying cars.

And everything is just covered in dust
like all those video games we never beat
until the day we just put 'em away because
the newer stuff made you feel more complete

I also love Basic Braining, which is primarily about Psychonauts, a game I loved, but the song later makes mention of other Double Fine stuff such as Brütal Legend and Stacking, and older Tim Schafer stuff such as Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle. He suggest that they do a kickstarter for Psychonauts 2, which I'd love to see happen.

The past few days, I've been especially loving Blam - Murdered You!, which is about Rocket Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy, and "Independents" on the Browncoats Mix Tape, in which Adam compares being an indy artist to the struggle of Mal and the other Independents in the Unification War.

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