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The Bachman-Turner Award in Rock Band 2

The Bachman-Turner Award47 (25)

Online/Offline - These achievements can be obtained in either an online or offline mode.Single Player - These achievements can be obtained by a single player.Cooperative + - These achievements can be obtained by two or more players and everyone who has met the requirements will earn the achievement.Peripheral Required - These achievements require the use of an input device other than the default. Maintain deployed Overdrive for 90 seconds

Achievement Guide for The Bachman-Turner Award

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MAKA91
340,320 (207,830)
MAKA91
Achievement won on 21 Sep 08
TA Score for this game: 1,636
Posted on 21 September 08 at 15:06, Edited on 27 July 11 at 13:15
This solution has 30 positive votes and 4 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
If you exported track from Rock Band 1, then your best option is to play "Dani California", with 2 people on guitar and bass on medium. Both of you should fill your metres then take turns deploying star power, hopefully lasting well over 90 seconds.

The same method can work for Rock Band 2 tracks although it can be slightly harder. For RB2 tracks, try "Today" or the final solo on "Ramblin Man".

If the above method is too hard, it is also possible to add in someone on vocals or drums to start the overdrive chain hopefully adding a decent amount of seconds to the total.
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ActionGroove
47,173 (29,449)
ActionGroove
Achievement won on 04 Aug 09
TA Score for this game: 2,099
Posted on 03 August 09 at 11:15, Edited on 06 October 11 at 17:51
This solution has 17 positive votes and 0 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
It's possible to get this playing solo on Today by Smashing Pumpkins, but it takes a little work to achieve. You will need to play Guitar and Vocals simultaneously by putting Guitar on Medium and Vocals on Medium, but Easy Vocals should work too. Get a full bar of Overdrive on Vocals and wait until the opportunity to deploy is almost over, then activate it. You need to pick up the next two Overdrives and it can't run out too early. Just before the Vocals bar runs out, activate Guitar and fill up the Vocals bar again. Remember to use your whammy bar on the long Overdrive notes to fill up the bar more. The achievement unlocks at the end of the song, so keep playing if you think you have it.
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HybridPK
130,607 (82,370)
HybridPK
Achievement won on 29 Sep 08
TA Score for this game: 1,903
Posted on 29 September 08 at 05:59
This solution has 12 positive votes and 1 negative vote. Please log in to vote.
I got this achievement by playing as a full band (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals) on the song "Shooting Star."

We would wait unti our Overdrive bars were completely filled and the drums would start off. When the drums would be close to being finished with Overdrive, Bass would take over. When Bass was almost done, Guitar would take over. Vocals would come into play if they were able to fill in.

Shooting Star is a pretty easy song, so nothing to worry about. It's all about timing and making sure everyone gets those energy phases.
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SebastianSB
180,148 (120,528)
SebastianSB
Achievement won on 27 Sep 08
TA Score for this game: 2,099
Posted on 08 October 10 at 23:01, Edited on 08 October 10 at 23:02
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Below is a video guide I've created on how to acquire this achievement alone.

Recommended songs:

30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill (in video)
Flobots - Handlebars
Smashing Pumpkins - Today
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SSmasterONE
213,134 (147,136)
SSmasterONE
Achievement won on 15 Sep 08
TA Score for this game: 1,636
Posted on 21 October 08 at 10:33
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I found it's best to do this on a 3 or 4 player online match playing the song "alive" by pearl jam. The song is nice and slow so the overdrive lasts longer. Basically start off by having the drummer deploy a full overdrive. Now when its almost gone the singer should deploy a full overdrive making sure to overlap the drummers overdrive. Then have either the guitarist or bassist deploy a full overdrive then finally the last one or maybe even back to the drummer or vocalist. As long as the overdrive overlaps for 90 seconds you should be good to go.
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Saint Devourer
179,388 (118,633)
Saint Devourer
Achievement won on 01 Dec 08
TA Score for this game: 1,995
Posted on 01 December 08 at 21:37
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Best done with 3 or 4 people on the song "Today". Acquire full overdrive with each person and then have the instrument players go first, since they can get unison bonuses and get more while overdrive is activated. Have the bassist go first, then drums, guitar, and finish with vocals. By the time the vocalist activates it, the bassist should have enough to activate overdrive again. Achievement should unlock after the song.
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British Legends
302,316 (183,890)
British Legends
Achievement won on 28 Jul 09
TA Score for this game: 2,099
Posted on 28 July 09 at 18:57
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best and easyiest way to do this achievement is to play Today which is already on RB2 so dont need DLC just get a bass player and guitar player go on easy and both fill up ur bar to the max with both players. Then ativate the guitar first as soon both have full bars and alternate players when over drive is almost gone then dont miss any OD phases then when the song finishes the achievement will unlock simplay as that !!!
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Posted on 18 April 10 at 16:04
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for me it finally worked going 2 player- 1 guitar 1 bass on the dlc of 30 seconds to mars the kill. I started the overdrive for the bass the moment it was filled and about to reach another row of the white notes and you get plenty of oportunities to fill it up while it's burning and when it's getting close then have the guitar go into overdrive- needs a full bar by this point. both were on medium if that helps
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Tom115
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Tom115
Achievement won on 09 Feb 09
TA Score for this game: 2,099
Posted on 17 July 09 at 13:42
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I got this solo by playing Guitar and Vocals on the song 'Today', get both bars full, activate vocals first then guitar as vox is about to run out, then vocals will be full so activate that, etc, etc. I played Expert/Expert but I assume it's achievable on easier difficulties too.
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I have done this on Indestructible with another Guy. 2 Players (Guitar and Bass). I played Guitar (Hard) he Bass (Medium) wait until one has full Overdrive then he starts. When you do right you then switch the whole song between you and him with Overdrive.
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CorporalRutland
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CorporalRutland
Achievement won on 24 Apr 09
TA Score for this game: 1,435
Posted on 24 April 09 at 18:58
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The best way of doing this is on Give It Away, get a vocalist on Expert as it's completely talky and impossible to fail so long as you say SOMETHING. If you're not all around the same Xbox make sure you have headsets so you can communicate with one another!

Next get a guitarist and bassist, I'd say both on at least Hard, but we had one on Expert, one on Medium. The vocalist will get no more than a couple of opportunities to deploy Overdrive, so the guitarists have plenty of time to charge up - make sure you hit those Unison Bonuses.

Once it's the vocalist's turn to deploy for the first time, he or she should have a full bar - make sure you deploy at the end of the Overdrive Phrase, as this maximises the vocalist's chances of being able to top up again.

As the vocalist's overdrive hits 5% or so, make one of the guitarists kick in, again being mindful that he or she may have refill opportunities, and there may be occasions for Unison Bonuses too. Once he or she is running low, the other guitarist can take over. As long as you make it towards the end of the song where the vocalist repeats 'Give It Away,' they can get a good 30 seconds out of Overdrives and top-ups by themselves.

Communication is the key. We timed it at about 92 seconds, so it's a close one, but if us three idiots can do it, so can you!
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Gauderio
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Gauderio
Achievement won on 18 Nov 08
TA Score for this game: 1,492
Posted on 24 April 09 at 21:22
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Another easy song to do this on is "Still Alive". Same technique - drummer deploys full, followed by bass and guitar with vocals filling in when possible.

I found it helpful to have one person, in our case the drummer, to call out for people when to deploy. That way no one gets confused as to when it's their turn and you get two people deploying at once.
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L0ST RAVEN
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L0ST RAVEN
Achievement won on 19 Sep 08
TA Score for this game: 1,360
Posted on 16 September 08 at 16:32, Edited on 14 October 08 at 15:41
This solution has 8 positive votes and 4 negative votes. Please log in to vote.
need at least two people and keep overdrive going you do on the the next person ans so on as long as they overlap -
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