Something Rotten In The State Of Sonic & Knuckles

Robot Pop Star Calls For Extermination Of Squishies

Courtney Gears Exploring the galaxy in Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time has left me thinking back at the previous games in the franchise, particularly the third Sony PlayStation 2 title, Up Your Arsenal, in which robotic Crack villain Dr. Nefarious first appears. His plan?  Transform the entire galaxy's organic population ("squishies", as he calls them) into robots as part of a plan for galactic domination.  Let's take a rockin' trip down memory lane and watch a portion of his scheme in which Nefarious hires sexy robot song sensation Courtney Gears to perform a catchy little pop number to inspire robots across the galaxy to rise up and exterminate all organic life.

Good luck getting that song out of your head.  It's intensely contagious despite calling for genocide.  Moreover, it's a dead-on parody of the pop music scene thanks to the over-reliance on dance choreography, autotune, and a driving beat.  The organ synth tones are what really sell it for me though, and I think that if the lyrics were removed and the instrumental portion were set against a Castlevania adventure, it would fit perfectly (especially starting at the 0:37 mark).  Dancing robots in Dracula's castle are optional.  Here's an extended take on the song that serves as the background music when Ratchet and Clank are forced to take Courtney out of the picture in a thrilling boss battle.