The original 1967 recording of Jimi Hendrix's "Spanish Castle Magic" has lyrics. However, his estate didn't wish for him to be impersonated, so it was recorded as an instrumental instead.
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When in development, the song "Jordan" by Buckethead had to be recorded in a studio for the purposes of converting it to playable music on the disc. This was the first time this particular song had ever been recorded in-studio; it didn't even have a name until it was recorded!
The inspiration for Guitar Hero directly come from a Japanese arcade game known as Guitar Freaks. This inspiration was directed at Red Octane, the developers of various game peripherals such as the dancing pads for Dance Dance Revolution. However, being unskilled at game development, they proposed to music game developer Hamornix that they would create the controller for the proposed game while Harmonix develops it. And thus, Guitar Hero was born.
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