Wolfenstein imagines what ’60s pop would have been like if the Nazis had won

Wolfenstein imagines what ’60s pop would have been like if the Nazis had won

Hot on the heels of Bethesda’s announcement of the somewhat lacking collector’s edition of Wolfenstein: The New Order comes a new video from the publisher that gives us a taste of the fake ’60s pop songs on the New Order soundtrack. The trailer itself is a fine piece of work, a mock infomercial advertising a collection of greatest hits from "Neumond Records," a label that forms within the game’s alternate history after Nazi Germany’s world conquest. “Remember the ’60s? We conquered the world, we conquered the moon, and we conquered rock ’n’ roll,” the infomercial’s narrator reminds us before ordering his audience to “put on your favorite blue jeans and take a trip with us back in time to the 1960s.”

The full versions of all eight original songs featured in the game can be found over at Neumond Records’ SoundCloud page. They’re well-produced and cover a sizable swath of ’60s pop styles. Some are obvious homages, like “Zug Nach Hamburg,” which translates to “Train To Hamburg” and apes The Monkees’ “Last Train To Clarksville.” Karl & Karla’s tender “Tapferer Kleiner Liebling” is a take on the dense, Phil Spector-inspired duets of Sonny & Cher. Others have less direct inspirations but are nonetheless faithful explorations of various scenes, like “Toe The Line” by The Bunkers, a mod rock tune with all the sharp riffs and pounding drums of early The Who. Out of all of them, though, it’s “Berlin Boys And Stuttgart Girls,” a bubbly, blue-eyed (and blond-haired) doo-wop track by Viktor & Die Volkalisten that really catches the ear. Maybe if this new Wolfenstein gets a sequel, we’ll get to hear some of the tracks mentioned in that infomercial that didn’t get produced in full, like “Father Is Correct” by Norbert T. or “The Rhine Flows To You” by Eva Bohm. [via Polygon]

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