Will getting together with your friends for the purpose of being in a plastic cover band be the first 2007 trend to fall by the wayside? The answer: Maybe! Our pals at MetalSucks have some anecdotal info: “Plastic guitars sit in corners of my friends’ apartments rarely used. Occasionally the ‘Hero comes out for some drunken fun, but for the most part this trend seems to have passed; people have had their fill. And frankly, I have to agree that at this point Guitar Hero seems quite passé.” And the introduction of Guitar Hero for the Nintendo DS–which seems to me more an exercise in trying to extend the barriers of antisociability–may very well be the final news item to propel the anti-Hero movement; many of the people who forwarded me that particular announcement appended a “WTF???” to it. Whether or not this will lead to parties where people actually talk to one another coming back into vogue is uncertain, but either way, I’m sure Steven Tyler is not happy at all. [MetalSucks]
“Guitar Hero”: Already Over?
March 20th, 2008 // 13 Comments