Cult of Personality 1988 - Single.

Cult of Personality
Performed By Living Colour
Year 1988 (original release)

2007 (GH3 rerecording)

Appears in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero Smash Hits, Guitar Hero Live (GHTV)
Tier 7
★★★★ (Expert)
★★★★★ (Expert) 194,000

[[Category:1988 (original release)

2007 (GH3 rerecording) songs]]

Cult of Personality appears as the seventh encore track in the main career for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. The master tracks from 1988 couldn't be found, so Living Colour re-recorded the song in 2007 (with a new guitar solo) specifically for the game. It is considered one of the hardest songs on the game, mainly due to its difficult, complex, seemingly ever-lasting solos that consist almost entirely of Hammer Ons and Pull Offs. The Xbox 360 version of the game has an achievement called "Who Needs the Power?" which requires players to acquire over 200,000 points without using Star Power.

The song later returns in Guitar Hero Smash Hits, now with a drum track and a vocal track for band play (introduced in Guitar Hero World Tour).

The song also returned for GHTV in Guitar Hero Live upon the game's release.

Walkthrough[edit | edit source]

  • The main riff is really easy, so make sure to hit all of the Star Power sections in it.
  • The first solo (Solo!) is basically a quick combination of trills and slides. with a little memorization, it is very easy to tap, with well over 50 notes between the first strum and the second.
  • To get 5 star on this song you will need at least 194,000

For the Achievement[edit | edit source]

It is possible to achieve a score of 200,000+ on the Hard Difficulty. This requires an almost perfect score throughout, especially at the complex solo towards the end. As the end approaches, you can actually use star power (despite the achievement demanding it not be used), so long as by the time the song ends star power hasn't run out. This allows you to achieve enough to tip the score over 200,000 and earn the achievement. For an Expert player, the Hard FC should be easy.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This is one of the two songs in the game to be rerecorded due to the master track not being found. The other song being Anarchy in the U.K.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Songs of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Starting Out Small
Slow Ride - Talk Dirty to Me - Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Story of My Life - Rock and Roll All Nite
Your First Real Gig
Mississippi Queen - School's Out - Sunshine of Your Love - Barracuda - Bulls on Parade
Making the Video
When You Were Young - Miss Murder - The Seeker - Lay Down - Paint It Black
European Invasion
Paranoid - Anarchy in the U.K. - Kool Thing - My Name is Jonas - Even Flow
Bighouse Blues
Holiday in Cambodia - Rock You Like a Hurricane - Same Old Song and Dance - La Grange - Welcome to the Jungle
The Hottest Band on Earth
Black Magic Woman - Cherub Rock - Black Sunshine - The Metal - Pride and Joy
Live in Japan
Before I Forget - Stricken - 3's and 7's - Knights of Cydonia - Cult of Personality
Battle for Your Soul
Raining Blood - Cliffs of Dover - The Number of the Beast - One
Co-Op Encores
Sabotage - Reptilia - Suck My Kiss - Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll - Helicopter - Monsters
Guitar Battles
Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - Guitar Battle vs. Lou
Bonus Tracks
Avalancha - In the Belly of a Shark - Can't Be Saved - Closer - Don't Hold Back - Down n' Dirty - F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - Generation Rock - Go That Far - Hier kommt Alex - I'm in the Band - Impulse - In Love - Mauvais Garcon - Metal Heavy Lady - Minus Celsius - My Curse - Nothing for Me Here - Prayer of the Refugee - Radio Song - Ruby - She Bangs the Drums - Take This Life - The Way It Ends - Through the Fire and Flames
Downloadable Tracks
Carcinogen Crush - Tina - Putting Holes In Happiness - All My Life - The Pretender - This is a Call - She Builds Quick Machines - Slither - Messages - Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello - Guitar Battle vs. Slash - The Devil Went Down To Georgia - Halo Theme MJOLNIR Mix - No More Sorrow - Sleeping Giant - Pretty Handsome Awkward - Ernten Was Wir Säen - So Payaso - Antisocial - We Three Kings - Peace of Mind - Any Way You Want It - Juke Box Hero - Dream On - Escuse Me Mr. No Doubt - Don't Speak - Sunday Morning - The Arsonist - Hole in the Earth - Almost Easy - Famous for Nothing - (F)lannigan's Ball - Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya - Nine Lives - Rock of Ages - Photograph - Top Gun Anthem - I Am Murloc - The End Begins (To Rock) - Surfing With the Alien - Supermassive Black Hole - Stockholm Syndrome - Exo-Politics - Heroes of our Time - Operation Ground and Pound - Revolution Deathsquad
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