On top of the classic Love Fist EP we remastered and released not too long ago, we've just dug even deeper in the vaults to release a trio of original sought-after tracks from Vice City's Radio Espantoso airwaves.
"The Bull's Wrong" by Alpha Banditos
"Yo Te Mire" by Tres Apenas Como Eso
"La Vida Es Una Lenteja" by Unaesta
These latin jam bands were a sureshot to get the fiesta going back in 1980s VC and now fans of their funky sounds (special shout to LegionYT1994) can grab the digitally remastered tracks for the low price of $0.69 each over at iTunes. They're also available for streaming on Spotify and have been added to our official playlists.
Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on Spotify and iTunes
Love Fist's Original 1986 EP Is Now Available on iTunes
Head Radio & Lips FM Station Albums from Liberty City Stories Now Available on iTunes
Grand Theft Auto III: Head Radio & Lips FM Station Albums Now Available on iTunes
Please note that this is all the music from these stations that's currently available on each service – some songs don’t yet exist on either Spotify or iTunes, but we’re hoping to be able to add the original songs within our control where possible soon. And for those nostalgic for some of the commercials from these games, be sure to check out The Advertising Council repository if you haven't before - a proper collection of radio adverts from the archives of LC, VC and SA's historical radio dials...
|The Beat 102.7||Spotify||iTunes|
|The Classics 104.1||Spotify||iTunes|
|JNR Jazz Nation Radio||Spotify||iTunes|
|K109 The Studio||Spotify||iTunes|
|L.C.H.C - Liberty City Hardcore||Spotify||iTunes|
|Liberty Rock Radio 97.8||Spotify||iTunes|
|Massive B Soundsystem 96.9||Spotify||iTunes|
|San Juan Sounds||Spotify||iTunes|
|Tuff Gong Radio||Spotify||iTunes|
|The Vibe 98.8||Spotify||iTunes|
|Vice City FM||Spotify||iTunes|
Check out the complete station listings after the jump...
Who's ready to Fist Till Morning??
By popular demand from legions of diehard Love Fist fans (looking at you, lol232 and LegionYT1994 and others), we're happy to announce that the original four-track 1986 Love Fist EP has been digitally remastered and is now available on iTunes for the "nice price" of $0.69 per song - or get the full EP for $1.99 (look for it on Amazon in the coming days as well). This includes the smash hits "Dangerous Bastard" and "Fist Fury" that made a big splash back in those heady and hazy days in 1980's Vice City - as well as two sought-after rarities, “Down Down Down” and “Fist Till Morning." Enjoy these gems from Scottish headbanging legends, Jezz, Willy, Dick and Percy. Sorry, legendary albums The Number of the Breast and Clear the Custard are still out of print.
Lots of new insight into HEALTH's making of the Max Payne 3 original soundtrack and score can be found in this short film just released by The Creators Project, as seen below. Via interviews with the band as well as with Rockstar, you'll get the backstory on how the game's original music came together and the technical approach to its unique dynamic scoring...
New music from Brooklyn's Joey Bada$$ with a jazzy sample that may be familiar to Rockstar fans...
A shout as well to our friend and soundtrack alumnus Statik Selektah on the scratches and cuts on this.
In our continuing nostalgic ruminations in this 10th Anniversary year since the release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, today we take a look back at the game’s soundtrack and think back to those halcyon early years of MTV when it actually was all about music + television. In between the channel’s signature moon man interstitials and ‘veejay’ visits to your living room from Martha Quinn and J.J. Jackson, came the original wave of music video programming that transfixed and inspired a generation of kids - including many of us here at Rockstar. Frequently surreal, heavily driven by contemporary fashion photography and design of the period, and now laden with pop music history – enjoy this rundown of just ten (in no particular order) of our favorite 1980s music videos of songs that appeared in the Vice City soundtrack….
"Video Killed the Radio Star" The Buggles (Flash FM)
A bizarre little clip in its own right, now etched in history for being the first video ever played on MTV when they launched in August 1981, is "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. Apparently actually the second filmed version of the video - the original being a slightly simpler yet still pretty strange performance clip heavy on post-disco-futurism - this one was tailor made to suit its destiny. Filled with campy sci-fi imagery, follow the wonderment of a young girl seeing her old-fashioned radio explode as Trevor Horn (later of Yes and Art of Noise fame) and The Buggles play otherworldly explorer-scientists heralding in the new music video era...
Hit the jump below for the rest of our faves.
Props to Colorado DJ Joman who gave Animotion's classic 80s pop tune "Obsession" (an airplay staple on Wave 103 on the Vice City radio dial) this dance remix updated for today's modern day clubgoers - made even better with Joman's fun video mix of it we found on YouTube that mashes up clips from the original Animotion music vid with choice scenes from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (including from the Malibu, natch). Go ahead - “Lance Vance Dance” to it.
Bonus - Also check out "Flash FM 1989" created by Akuto and Social Club member Franklean. Their imagining of what Flash FM might have sounded like 3 years after the events of Vice City, if they were to replace Toni as the station's resident deejays. Includes Franklean's original dance remix of Kenny Loggins' "I'm Free".