Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Protomen

I want to talk today about an awesome band I found a few months ago. They're called The Protomen, and they're a rock band from Tennessee whose work is inspired by the first six Mega Man games for NES. I'm too lazy to actually tell the full story of the first album, so here it is straight from Wikipedia: "In Act I, the band's first album, Dr. Wily is represented as an Orwellian ruler over a dystopic City, full of humans who are too scared to stand up to his control. Dr. Light creates a "perfect man, an unbeatable machine", Protoman, to fight to free the City, but Protoman is destroyed by the overwhelming power of Wily's armies. Defeated and despairing, Dr. Light then creates a second son, Megaman, who he attempts to dissuade from battle. Megaman runs away from home and confronts his brother in an apocalyptic concluding battle." 
  How fucking awesome does that sound? The second album is basically a prequel to the first album, talking about how Doctor Light and Doctor Wiley became enemies in the first place, and how Doctor Wiley came to power.

Here's a song from the end of the first album, The apocalyptic battle between Mega Man and Protoman!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Why don't you just sit down and trip balls for a few?