The Music of GTA: Vice City Stories
Rockstar breaks down the game's radio stations and unveils many of the tracks.
October 26, 2006 - There are three things in life that you can count on; death, taxes, and the epic soundtracks that accompany Grand Theft Auto titles. The music of Grand Theft Auto has always been much more than just an ambient background accessory. Since the incarnation of the Grand Theft Auto series, the radio has always played an essential role providing the soundscapes and music that captured the essence of the environment, story and era.
In the latest installment, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the soundtrack is the most ambitious yet. With over 100 tracks, this is the largest number of songs of any Grand Theft Auto soundtrack, console or handheld. The epic scope of the selections rivals any other single game, TV, or film project for that matter. The soundtrack will over deliver on what fans have come to expect from Rockstar Games.
The airwaves of 1984 Vice City will be infiltrated by 8 music stations with all new licensed tracks, covering the following music formats: Rock, Pop, Ballads, Hip Hop/Electro, Disco, Soul, New Wave, and Latin. Never to be overlooked, the always hilarious talk radio format will have a home on the Vice City airwaves with the call letters; VCPR (Vice City Public Radio).
Thanks to the talents of Rockstar's audio team lead by Craig Connor, the radio stations in Vice City Stories will feature continuous blocks of songs, listener call-ins, the trademarked insanity of the commercials, and rapier sharp wit of the always hilarious DJ chatter.
Rockstar Leeds simply did an incredible job in merging every component involved in the conception of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Without going into too much detail, Rockstar Leeds found a way to ensure that the radio stations are always available without pause, without sacrificing draw distance, pedestrians on the sidewalk, ambient audio and the dialog…all the while ensuring good battery life of the PSP.
Without further ado let's take a look at the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories radio stations and take a look at the radio stations broadcasting over the Vice City airwaves. So sit back, RELAX and enjoy the music of a city that's on the verge of spectacular decadence…the 80s welcomes you back.
DJs: Couzin Ed, Lazlow
Description: If you ain't Rock n Roll, you ain't American. VROCK is Vice City's #1 source for pure unadulterated and the latest in rock. So put on the spandex, the ripped up KISS t-shirt, studded belt, fingerless gloves and the bandanna, now turn the radio up cause you've just sold your soul to rock n roll.
"Queen Of The Reich"
"Lick It Up"
"Breaking The Chains"
"Rock You Like A Hurricane"
DJs: Teri, Toni
Description: Vice City's only destination for the latest in pop. Teri and Toni bring you everything POP from Wang Chung to Laura Branigan and everything else in between. You hear it here first only on Flash FM.
"The One Thing"
"Games People Play"
Alan Parsons Project
Hall & Oates
DJs: Lionel Makepeace & Special Roving Reporter
Description: You find yourself alone with that special someone, hand in hand as you watch the sun dip into the horizon. You ask yourself, "is tonight the night?" Well, tonight could be the night…that's if you tuned the dial to Vice City's leader in ballads; Emotion 98.3. We're here to assist you in your romantic endeavors.
"Fool If You Think It's Over"
"I'm In Love With A German Film Star"
"I Want To Know What Love Is"
"In The Air Tonight"
Format: Hip Hop/Electro
DJ: You'll have to wait to see
Description: Fresh 105 delivers the sounds of the street culture, straight from the streets and into your ears. You won't find any top 40, ballads or easy listening here. The only thing you'll find on Fresh 105 are the freshest and dopest beats you'll ever hear in the City of Vice.
"Play At Your Own Risk"
The Egyptian Lover
Art Of Noise
"Boogie Down Bronx"
Rock Master Scott
"Freaks Come Out At Night"
Description: Disco never died, it just needed to regroup and now it's back and better than ever. Disco belongs in the neon of Vice City, so come on folks enjoy the decadence that Disco and Vice City has to offer…after all thousands of rich, attractive and very upwardly social residents can't be wrong. If you want to be fabulous, listening to the Paradise FM is the first step to your rebirth.
"Can't Fake The Feeling"
"Do It To The Music"
"Is It In"
Jimmy Bo Horne
"This Time Baby"
"It Should Have Been You"
VC FOR LOVERS
DJ: Pat Floyd
Description: This station is for professional lovers only, amateurs need not apply. You're with your #1 girl, you've been with this woman for years now and you know what she likes…it ain't pop, rock, or that new wave crap! A real woman wants a real man and real music to boot. And this is where VC For Lovers comes in…we're here on the airwaves providing you with soulful, soothing and velvet encased harmonies from the likes of Barry White and Marvin Gaye. VC for Lovers is station dedicated to those who are skilled in the art of love, passion and romance. On that special night with that special woman, make sure the champagne is chilled, the candles lit, the incense is burning and the dial is set to VCFL.
Earth, Wind, & Fire
"It Started With A Kiss"
"You Can't Turn Me Away"
Format: New Wave
DJs: Adam First with Trish Camden
Description: The format is new wave and we're the radio station for the listeners who are searching for something different, something new, a sound that has foreign roots, but most of all, music that they can relate to. Wave 103 is proud to the sponsor the counter culture in Vice City.
"Love Action (I Believe In Love)"
"Love On Your Side"
"Heart Of Glass"
"How To Be A Millionaire"
Format: Latina Musica
DJ: Hector Hernandez: Frank Rodriguez
Description: Bienvenido a su fuente para Latina Musica en la Ciudad del Vicio. De la Nova de Bossa a Mariachi y todo más en medio, la Radio Espantoso es su uno y sólo selecto para la Música latina en la Ciudad del Vicio.
Welcome to your only source for Latin music in Vice City. From Bossa Nova to Mariachi and everything in between we have it all only on Espantoso Radio.
"I Like It (I Like It Like That)"
Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez
"Oye Como Va"
"Mi Ritmo Es Bueno"
Celia & Johnny
VICE CITY PUBLIC RADIO
Format: All talk, all the time, every time
A daring new direction in radio, Vice City Public Radio is an all-talk, all-information station that challenges the listeners with the true issues of the day. This is an exciting new format that is sure to take the world of radio by storm.
We hope you enjoyed the sneak peek of the most ambitious soundtrack ever put together for a single project. [-]