GTYNP: Wrecking Crew - Title Theme

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Wrecking CrewThis week's Greatest Tab You've Never Played comes from the 1985 game "Wrecking Crew" for the NES, which I had never even heard of before the tab was submitted. I am a big fan of swing pieces, and this is a great example of one. It was arranged by Kabukibear about 6 months ago, and never received any attention from the community.

Like last week's GTYNP, this piece can stand on its own, even if you've never heard of the game. It's a somewhat difficult piece to play because of the timing. But if you can get it down it's one of the most fun tabs to play on the entire site due to its very cheerful mood and swing feel.

Link to TAB | MIDI

Great Tabs You've Never Played: Secret of Monkey Island Intro

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It seems that when it comes to videogame tabs so much of it comes to nostalgia. The tabs that are the most popular aren't necessarily the best, they're popular because the game they're from is popular. This leaves a slew of really great guitar tabs out there that remain unplayed because the game they're based on isn't as popular as Final Fantasy or Zelda. So we're starting a weekly article to get some more recognition for these great but often ignored tabs.

This week's GTYNP is Stamen47's fine arrangment of the intro to Secret of Monkey Island available here

College Bands and Video Game Music

In the past few years I have noticed that a lot of college bands have taken up video game music during half time and time outs and other breaks in the action. I had to do a double take the first time I heard The Legend of Zelda's Overworld Theme being playing by the University of Maryland band during a Terps Basketball game. It seems that the generation of kids who are now in college all grew up with video games in their lives. And now they are nostalgically celebrating those wonderful tunes.

Here's a must see video of the University of California Golden Bears band not only playing a medley of video game songs, but acting them out in formation. Thanks to Heromaster118 for posting it in the forum.

Do you have any examples of college bands playing video game music?

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