LucasArts Musicians Honored at Game Audio Network Guild's Audio Awards
Funk songs about funnel cake have finally gotten their due. Last night at its fifth annual Audio Awards, the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) honored LucasArts Audio Lead David W. Collins and Composer Jesse Harlin with the award for “Best Original Vocal Song – Pop” for their work on Thrillville’s “Dr. Kunkle’s Funnkel Cake.” The songwriting team’s ode to Parliament-Funkadelic -- and funnel cake! -- took top honors, placing Thrillville’s soundtrack among the company of previous winners such as Kingdom Hearts, Max Payne 2 and Katamari Damacy.
“We’re thrilled...pun intended,” said Collins. “The nominating board and the voters for the G.A.N.G.awards are all game audio industry professionals. It’s really special for us to be honored like this by our peers.”
“Both of us are really proud of the fact that our music is such a big part of this new franchise and appreciate the great support and encouragement we’ve received from all those here at LucasArts,” added Harlin. “Fortunately, we still have a few more tricks up our sleeves.”
Feel free to download all four original Thrillville songs, including "Dr. Kunkle's Funnkel Cake" here: http://download.lucasarts.com/thrillville/music.zip
Also, download a behind-the-scenes look at Thrillville's music here (previously distributed in fall 2006): http://download.lucasarts.com/thrill...eaturette2.mov
"Dr. Kunkle's Funnkel Cake"
Written and Produced by Jesse Harlin and David W. Collins
Lead and Bass Vocal - David W. Collins
ALL Background Vocals (aka "The Funkettes") - Jesse Harlin
Bass & Rhythm Guitars - David W. Collins
Drums - Jim Diaz
Clavinet & Hammond Organ - Ben Patterson
Horns - Bill Ortiz, Joe Cohen, Mike Olmos
Engineered by Harrison Deutsch, David W. Collins and Jesse Harlin
Mixed by David W. Collins
Mastered by John Cuniberti at the Plant
I'll never look at funnel cakes the same ever again. :D
Good music does make games better.
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