Deep Purple album cover

Album cover

Performed by [[Deep Purple]]
Year 1968
Appears in Guitar Hero II (Xbox 360)
Tier 4
★★★★ (Expert)
★★★★★ (Expert)
[[Category:Songs by Deep Purple]] "Hush" is a hit single from the British rock band Deep Purple. It first appeared on their
Deep Purple album cover

Original USA Album Cover

album Shades of Deep Purple, which was released July 1968 in the USA and September 1968 in the UK. The song became their first major hit, peaking at No. 4 on the charts in the USA, No. 7 in Australia, and No. 7 on Switzerland. The song was originally written by country music artist Joe South and recorded by Billy Joel Royal; however the song didn't become a major hit until Deep Purple recorded their version, as mentioned above.

In Guitar Hero II Edit

A cover version appeared as one of the 10 new tracks included in the Xbox 360 port of Guitar Hero II. The song is found in the fourth tier labelled Thrash and Burn, as the second song in the tier.

On Expert:

The song begins with the famous intro, featuring two chord sustains and a HO/PO sequence. After hitting a high orange note, the player now must perform the main bass riff that is heard throughout the song, then the chorus begins, consisting of a single note-dominated part of the note chart, a yellow sustain, and a HO/PO sequence Yellow-Blue-Yellow-Red-Green (single notes) that repeats four times, then reverts back to the single-note path, then repeats four more times. A completely different HO/PO sequence is played that traverses the player back into the bass riff. Once again, after the bass riff the player must complete another chorus, albeit with somewhat different HO/PO sequences. The player now plays a slightly different bass sequence, then enters into an evenly spaced sequence of two Yellow-Blue-Orange chord sustains at a time. After playing the main bass line once more, the player enters another slightly different chorus, then reverts back to playing bass. Another riff of the Yellow-Blue-Orange chord sustains are thrown at the player, then afterwards another bass riff is completed, and then the guitar solo approaches.

The solo is of medium difficulty, of course featuring HO/PO sequences the majority of the time. However, it still indeed presents a challenge, especially for the novice player just beginning to play on Expert difficulty. After the solo, the player plays a the chorus once more, than as a "grand" finale, an almost nothing-but chord solo must be completed, with a Green-Yellow-Blue chord thrown in for added difficulty.

It is entirely possible to break 200k in your score on "Hush".

Songs of Guitar Hero II
Opening Licks
Surrender - Possum Kingdom - Heart-Shaped Box - Salvation - Strutter - Shout at the Devil
Mother - Life Wasted - Cherry Pie - Woman - You Really Got Me - Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
Carry On Wayward Son - Search and Destroy - Message in a Bottle - Billion Dollar Babies - Them Bones - War Pigs
Thrash and Burn
Monkey Wrench - Hush - Girlfriend - Who Was in My Room Last Night - Can't You Hear Me Knocking - Sweet Child o' Mine
Return of the Shred
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo - Tattooed Love Boys - John the Fisherman - Jessica - Bad Reputation - Last Child
Relentless Riffs
Crazy on You - Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart - Dead! - Killing in the Name - Freya - Stop
Furious Fretwork
Madhouse - The Trooper - Rock This Town - Laid to Rest - Psychobilly Freakout - YYZ
Beast and the Harlot - Carry Me Home - Institutionalized - Misirlou - Hangar 18 - Free Bird
Bonus Tracks
Raw Dog - Arterial Black - Collide - Drink Up - Elephant Bones - Fall of Pangea - FTK - Gemini - Kicked to the Curb - Push Push (Lady Lightning) - Laughtrack - Less Talk More Rokk - Jordan - Mr. Fix It - The New Black - One for the Road - Parasite - Radium Eyes - Red Lottery - Six - Soy Bomb - The Light That Blinds - Thunderhorse - Trogdor - X-Stream - Yes We Can
Downloaded Tracks
Ace Of Spades - Bark At The Moon - Hey You - Frankenstein - Killer Queen - Take It Off - Higher Ground - Infected - Stellar - I Wanna Be Sedated - Smoke On The Water - You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Famous Last Words - Teenagers - This Is How I Disappear - Bury The Hatchet - Detonation - Ex's And Oh's - Sin Documentos - Sept - Exile - The State of Massachusetts - You Should Be Ashamed of Myself - Memories of the Grove