What If This CD...Had G-Rated Lyrics?
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||Boring Parental Disclaimer||brentalfloss||0:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ducktales With G-Rated Lyrics (Moon Theme)||brentalfloss||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gypsy Tetris||brentalfloss||0:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tetris With G-Rated Lyrics (Gameboy - A-type)||brentalfloss||1:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Corey (G-Rated)||brentalfloss||3:17||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Final Fantasy Victory Theme With G-Rated Lyrics||brentalfloss||1:04||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Good Example (G-Rated)||brentalfloss||1:47||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mega Man 3 With G-Rated Lyrics||brentalfloss||2:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bubble Man With G-Rated Lyrics||brentalfloss||1:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Final Fantasy Classic With G-Rated Lyrics||brentalfloss||3:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Boy and His Blob Mini-Lyric||brentalfloss||0:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Gotta Run/Be the One (G-Rated) [feat. The Megas]||brentalfloss||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Paperboy With G-Rated Lyrics (feat. The Konami Kode)||brentalfloss||5:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mario Piano Medley||brentalfloss||3:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Final Fantasy IV Love Theme With G-Rated Lyrics||brentalfloss||1:44||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Introspective Duck In Space (Ducktales Moon Theme)||brentalfloss||1:30||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dr. Mario With G-Rated Lyrics (Fever Theme)||brentalfloss||1:28||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Mushroom Kingdom (G-Rated)||brentalfloss||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Zelda With G-Rated Lyrics||brentalfloss||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
I love brentalfloss' music. I can't express that enough. But the language is the thing I hate. Zelda with lyrics and final fantasy classic are my FAVORITES. But the language. That's why I love this G-rated version. Clean, but still awesome. Go brentalfloss!
Its perfect now
I admit, I wasn't sure at first if I would feel the same about the toned down version, but this is so great. It shows that the crudeness isn't really needed to make these songs really special. This album is great and the best part is it is 100% inclusive and isn't limiting your audience.
One comment though (and its like closing the barn door after the horses are already out) In the future, you should make the main CD the "G-Rated edition" without labeling it as such in the title, (or at least less prominently), and then make the EXPLICIT version the one that you highlight as the alternative album. I know from experience of selling my stuff for family audiences that just the fact that you are saying this is a G-rated version implies that there is a naughty version and that in itself will steer away purchases for families if they think that your main content isn't something for their kids. The model that you have now is only going to cater to people who ALREADY have your album and specifically want family-friendly versions - naming your album what if this album had G-Rated lyrics is just going to tell moms and dads they probably wouldnt want to pick this up if the original versions were naughty.
It also wouldnt hurt if you had some sort of marketing subtitle on all your albums like "Your favorite video game themes like youve never heard them" or something. just to entice those not already familiar with your work. At first glance, no one is going to know the niche you are catering to. Its a great way to isolate and capture your market
Food for thought.
About Dr. Mario...
Dr. Mario says " Wait wait... I'm wrong... You have... THE PLAUGE?!" It's like he's expecting crabs but it's a different appointment. Keep up the good work brentalfloss!