02.23.07

Hey, Wait, I’ve Got A New Complaint : Cobain Tune To Feature In Baseball Video Game

Posted in Baseball, Rock Und Roll, The Marketplace, Video Games at 7:16 pm by

Congrats to the folks at 2K7 Sports for finding a licensor that’s really willing to play ball, in this case Colin Cowherd dream date, The Widow Cobain. From Chart Attack (link swiped from Repoz and Baseball Think Factory)

Game developer 2K Sports has included Nirvana’s “Breed” on the soundtrack of its Major League Baseball 2K7 video game.

The Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 game, which hits stores on Feb. 27, will also feature cuts from The Stooges, The Pixies, Wolfmother, Death From Above 1979, Cities In Dust, Editors and others.

The company will also use “Breed” in a commercial for the game, making it the first-ever Nirvana track licensed for advertising purposes.

The jury’s still out on Cobain’s penchant for gaming and/or baseball, though a quick trip to Wikipedia reveals that he apparently hated “America’s favourite pastime” as a kid.

I’m sure had Kurt lived long enough to see all the great things Bud Selig has done for the game (interleague play, an All-Star game that “counts”, a drug program that’s really working, etc.) the Bard Of Aberdeen would’ve changed his tune.

Still, I don’t wanna sound too bitter at being jilted. If 2K7 needs any music for their upcoming Vladimir Radmanovic Snowboarding title, they know where they can find me.

And not that I have any right to tell someone else how to do their job, but where’s the money-spinner for the El Duce estate? Surely there are some video-game friendly compositions waiting to be exploited.

5 Responses to “Hey, Wait, I’ve Got A New Complaint : Cobain Tune To Feature In Baseball Video Game”

  1. wes says:

    It’s just so easy to picture Kurdt in a luxury suite wearing an Ichiro jersey while watching Felix shut down the Royals on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Sad.

  2. Skip Lockwood says:

    Looks like it’s back to payola for Howie Rose to mention at minimum of 3 times this season, the Mets/Yo La Tengo connection.

  3. JimH says:

    I don’t know about this supposed record label (Matador, you call it?) but some Air Traffic Controllers ambient guitar-drum-wankshit would sound/look real cool with the right snowboarding game…

  4. Repoz says:

    “Looks like it’s back to payola for Howie Rose to mention at minimum of 3 times this season, the Mets/Yo La Tengo connection.”

    Yes, all Ira (Yo la tengo…Repoz’s DJ gig at Maxwell’s) Kaplan…all the time!

  5. GC says:

    Jim,

    you don’t have to sell me on the idea. Everyone has their price. Mine is much lower than Courtney’s!

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