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From Heroes to Zeros

Posted on Thursday, May 17 @ 20:48:43 Eastern by Joe_Dodson
In the beginning, man made the guitar so he could play it. Then, Harmonix made Guitar Hero so man's Grandmother could play it. And now the Guitar Zeros have completed the circle, turning a toy Guitar Hero guitar into the real thing. And boy, can they play it.

Need proof? Watch this video. And make sure you get past the band's oddly muted performance to the part where Owen Grace explains how he transformed everyone's favorite Axe for Dummies into an Axe for Total Nerds. A Nerdaxe! Hmmm, sounds like something out of a Penny-Arcade comic. (WE ARE NERDAXE, WE ARE BORN TO ROCK!).

Of course, Owen's technical chops wouldn't matter if the Zeros couldn't play. But lead singer Ryan Yount is a wonderfully weird vocalist, Alex Oliver-Gans plays a mean toy bass, and the different beat the band marches to is Xtian's. They really come together in the aptly named song, El Guitarro Bizarro. Make sure and stop here, this is bat country.

But riddle me this: How long did it take Owen, one nerd, to transform his Guitar Hero guitars into the rad freestyle machines we hear his band playing? And how many nerds are there at Harmonix, RedOctane and Activision? Yet, how many sequels will it take before they deliver the same opportunity to make music, rather than ape it?

We monkeys will have to wait and see, all of us that is, but one intrepid band of nerds!

Guitar Zeros, we salute you.



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