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Encyclopedia > Grand Theft Auto III soundtrack

The soundtrack of the game Grand Theft Auto III is popular not only with fans of the game, but also with lovers of mid- to late-1990s music. In the game, music is played on various "radio stations" which the player can listen to after a car has been acquired. Most radio stations play a mixture of music, DJ chat, and spoof advertising. The stations each reflect one style of music intended to evoke a certain atmosphere. Grand Theft Auto III (sometimes abbreviated as GTA III or GTA3) is an action computer and video game developed by DMA Design (now Rockstar North), published by Rockstar Games in October 2001 for the PlayStation 2 video game console, May 2002 for Windows-based personal computers, and in November 2003... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ...


Some stations feature songs that were written specially for the soundtrack (or in some cases for the soundtracks of previous games in the series). Most of these tracks were written by Craig Conner and Stuart Ross, often with vocals and performances by other musicians. Where music has been created by Conner and Ross, a fictional band is credited to the song, and often the name of the band or the music itself is a parody of a well-known artist's style. For example, the "Scatwerk" song on Head Radio is a parody of the German band Kraftwerk. Other stations, however, use music licensed from various record labels; this combination differs from those of the game's predecessors, which featured entirely original soundtracks. Kraftwerk (pronounced [], German for power station) is a German musical group from Düsseldorf that has made key contributions to the development of improvisational rock and electronic music, most notably within the latter categorys sub-genres which later became known as synthpop, electro, techno, house and IDM. Early musical...


As mentioned, the only time a player can hear the radio is when the protagonist hijacks a car (or in the "Audio" section of the pause menu). The station that will be playing when the player gets in is fairly random (and can be changed or switched off if desired), but there are certain factors that will make the "choice" lean certain ways, such as the area the car is in, the type of car, and if it is a gang's signature car. All of the gangs in the game have favored radio stations.


Other than the radio stations, the only other occurrence of music in the entire game is within the game's intro and credit sequences, which play to very jazzy/bluesy piano tracks. For other article subjects named Jazz see jazz (disambiguation). ... Blues is a vocal and instrumental musical form which evolved from African American spirituals, shouts, work songs and chants and has its earliest stylistic roots in West Africa. ...

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Music stations

Head Radio

Head Radio logo
Head Radio logo

DJ: Michael Hunt
Genre: Soft Rock, Adult Contemporary
Tracklist:[1] Image File history File links Head_Radio_logo_(GTA3). ... Image File history File links Head_Radio_logo_(GTA3). ... Mike Hunt is an English forename and surname, Mike being short for Michael. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ...

  • Dil-Don't - "Stripe Summer"[2]
  • Whatever - "Good Thing"[3]
  • Craig Gray - "Fade Away"[4]
  • Conor & Jay - "Change"[5]
  • Frankie Fame - "See Through You"[6]
  • Scatwerk - "Electronic Go Go"[7]
  • Dezma - "Life Is But A Mere Supply" [8]

Summary: Pop, Soft rock and adult contemporary radio station hosted by "Michael Hunt" (Russ Mottla[9]), and is owned by Love Media. Head Radio is the Diablos gang's favorite radio station. For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Mike Hunt is an English forename and surname, Mike being short for Michael. ... A number of different forms of fictional media exist in the world of video game series Grand Theft Auto including, but not limited to: TV Stations, Newspapers, Magazines, Media Conglomerates and most notably Radio Stations. ... The Grand Theft Auto series of video games features a myriad of fictional gangs and criminal organizations of various ethnicities, histories and activities, which have served as both primary and secondly vehicles in the games plot points, as well as allies or foes of the games characters. ...

See also: GTA:LCS rendition

Double Clef FM

Double Clef FM logo

DJ: Morgan Merryweather
Genre: Classical, Opera
Tracklist:[10] Image File history File links Doublecleff. ... Image File history File links Doublecleff. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ...

Summary: Hosted by Morgan Merryweather (Gerry Cosgrove[9]), Double Clef FM plays a selection of popular sequences from various classical operas. In the game, Double Clef FM is the favorite radio station of the Leone Mafia Family. Le nozze di Figaro ossia la folle giornata (Trans: ), K. 492, is an opera buffa (comic opera) composed in 1786 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, Le mariage de Figaro (1784). ... Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico, or opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ... La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. ... Don Giovanni (K.527; complete title: Il dissoluto punito, ossia il Don Giovanni, literally The Rake Punishd, or Don Giovanni) is an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte. ... Gianni Schicchi is an opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, based on a story that is referred to in Dantes The Divine Comedy. ... Giuseppe Verdi, by Giovanni Boldini, 1886 (National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome) Rigoletto is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... The Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. ... The Grand Theft Auto series of video games features a myriad of fictional gangs and criminal organizations of various ethnicities, histories and activities, which have served as both primary and secondly vehicles in the games plot points, as well as allies or foes of the games characters. ...

See also: GTA:LCS rendition

K-Jah

K-Jah logo
K-Jah logo

DJ: Horace "the Pacifist" Walsh
Genre: Reggae
Tracklist:[18] Image File history File links K-Jah. ... Image File history File links K-Jah. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

  • Scientist - "Dance of the Vampires"
  • Scientist - "Your Teeth in My Neck"
  • Scientist - "The Corpse Rises"
  • Scientist - "The Mummy's Shroud"
  • Scientist - "Plague of Zombies"

Summary: Hosted by Horace "the Pacifist" Walsh (Herman Stephens[9]). K-Jah is the favorite station of the Yardies gang, and plays dub reggae music with interspersed bits of chatter from the DJ. The frequency for the station, as mentioned by some between-song commercials, is 103. Scientist (Overton/Hopetone Brown) was a protégé of King Tubby (Osbourne Ruddock) one of the originators of Dub music. ... The Grand Theft Auto series of video games features a myriad of fictional gangs and criminal organizations of various ethnicities, histories and activities, which have served as both primary and secondly vehicles in the games plot points, as well as allies or foes of the games characters. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


K-Jah's west coast affiliate is named K-JAH Radio West, as seen in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ...

See also: GTA:LCS rendition

Rise FM

Rise FM logo
Rise FM logo

DJ: Andre The Accelerator
Genre: Uplifting Trance aka Anthem Trance
Tracklist:[19] Image File history File links Rise_FM_logo_(GTA3). ... Image File history File links Rise_FM_logo_(GTA3). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

  • Slyder - "Neo (The One)"
  • Slyder - "Score (Original Mix)"
  • Chris Walsh & Dave Beran - "Shake (Revolt Clogrock Remix)"
  • Shiver - "Deep Time"
  • R.R.D.S. - "Innerbattle"

Summary: Hosted by "Andre The Accelerator" (voiced by "Andre"[9]) and plays four to the floor style electronic dance music. The playlist in the game is presented as a continuous DJ mix which is being played and broadcast live from a nightclub called the Planetarium. This station does not feature any commercials. Rise FM is one of the Colombian Cartel's favorite stations. Rise FM is also the name of a real-life internet radio station which is owned and run by Denmark based Rise Future Media. However, it is in no way connected to the GTA version. Photo of a White Castle Cheeseburger box White Castle is a hamburger fast food chain in the United States. ... R.R.D.S. was one of several aliases used by the American electronic dance music production duo Jeremy Dawson and Chad Petree. ... Four to the floor or four on the floor is a rhythmic pattern in dance music in which the kick drum falls on each beat of the measure in 4/4 time. ... Electronic dance music (EDM) is a broad set of percussive music genres that largely inherit from 1970s disco music and, to some extent, the experimental pop music of Kraftwerk. ... A DJ mix or DJ set is a sequence of musical tracks typically mixed together to appear as one continuous track. ... Live broadcast is live broadcasting. ... // This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Grand Theft Auto series of video games features a myriad of fictional gangs and criminal organizations of various ethnicities, histories and activities, which have served as both primary and secondly vehicles in the games plot points, as well as allies or foes of the games characters. ...

See also: GTA:LCS rendition

Lips 106

Lips 106 logo
Lips 106 logo

DJ: Andee
Genre: Pop music
Tracklist:[20] Image File history File links Lips_106. ... Image File history File links Lips_106. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ...

  • Fatamarse - "Bump To The Music" [21]
  • Marydancin - "Wash Him Off" [22]
  • April's in Paris - "Feels Like I Just Can't Take No More" [23]
  • Lucy - "Forever" [24]
  • Boyz 2 Girls - "Pray It Goes Ok?" [25]
  • Da Shootaz - "Grand Theft Auto" [26]
  • Funky BJs - "Rubber Tip" [27]

Summary: Hosted by "Andee" (Shelley Miller[9]), Lips 106 plays modern pop music. Lips is the Yakuza's favorite radio station. For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... The Grand Theft Auto series of video games features a myriad of fictional gangs and criminal organizations of various ethnicities, histories and activities, which have served as both primary and secondly vehicles in the games plot points, as well as allies or foes of the games characters. ...

See also: GTA:LCS rendition

Game Radio FM

Game Radio logo
Game Radio logo

DJ: Stretch Armstrong and Lord Sear
Genre: Midwest hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Tracklist:[28] Image File history File links Game_Radio. ... Image File history File links Game_Radio. ... Midwest hip-hop is a style of hip hop that refers specifically to hip hop music originated within the Midwestern United States. ... East Coast hip hop is a style of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the early-1970s. ...

Summary: Game Radio FM provides the radio of Liberty City with hip-hop featuring many lesser-known real-life artists and MCs. The station is hosted by Stretch Armstrong and Lord Sear as themselves[9]. Game Radio FM is one of the favorite stations of the Southside Hoods in the game. Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He was born in Detroit, Michigan then moved to Oak Park, Michigan by the age ten. ... Nature (born Jermaine Baxter) is an American rapper, best known for his association with fellow Queensbridge associate Nas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He was born in Detroit, Michigan then moved to Oak Park, Michigan by the age ten. ... Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 59. He was born in Detroit, Michigan then moved to Oak Park, Michigan by the age ten. ... Rush is a rap producer. ... Black Rob (a. ... Sean Price is an American rapper from Brownsville, Brooklyn, a member of the Hip Hop supergroup Boot Camp Clik. ... Agallah (the Don Bishop) is a rapper who is a member of the Dipset affiliated group Purple City. ... Rush is a rap producer. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... A Master of Ceremonies or MC (sometimes spelled emcee), sometimes called a compere or an MJ for microphone jockey, is the host of an official public or private staged event or other performance. ... The Grand Theft Auto series of video games features a myriad of fictional gangs and criminal organizations of various ethnicities, histories and activities, which have served as both primary and secondly vehicles in the games plot points, as well as allies or foes of the games characters. ...


MSX FM

MSX FM logo
MSX FM logo

DJ: MC Codebreaker and DJ Timecode
Genre: Drum and Bass
Tracklist:[30] Image File history File links Msxfm. ... Image File history File links Msxfm. ... Timecode is a UK drum and bass DJ. His real name is Rob Playford. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb,deenbee, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ...

Summary: Rapped by MC Codebreaker and mixed by DJ Timecode, MSX FM is a station that plays very fast drum and bass music and has no commercials. The station's FM frequency is mentioned to be 101.1, an allusion to the electronic sound track released in 2001 mixed by Timecode named "Moving Shadow 01.1". The tracks featured on MSX FM are a subset of those on 01.1. MSX FM is the second favourite station of the Southside Hoods. Calyx is a UK based drum and bass act, specialising in the techstep style. ... Omni Trio is the alias of producer Rob Haigh, known for a unique style of highly musical ambient drum and bass, and primarily associated with the Moving Shadow label. ... Aquasky is a jungle group comprised of Dave Wallace, Kieron Bailey & Brent Newitt. ... Cause 4 Concern is a drum and bass production group consisting of Ed Holmes, Mark Clements, Stuart Perkins, and Toby Bu. ... Rapping, also known as Emceeing, MCing, Rhyme spitting, Spitting, or Rhyming, is the rhythmic delivery of rhymes, one of the central elements of hip hop music and culture. ... Timecode is a UK drum and bass DJ. His real name is Rob Playford. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb,deenbee, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ...

See also: GTA:LCS rendition

Flashback 95.6

Flashback 95.6 logo

DJ: Toni
Genre: 1980s Pop music
Tracklist:[40] Image File history File links Flashbackgta. ... Image File history File links Flashbackgta. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ...

Summary: Flashback 95.6 plays 1980s pop music, and is hosted by "Toni" (Maria Chambers[9]). It is aimed at people who are "stuck in the 80s"[41] and, between songs, Toni reminisces about her hedonistic lifestyle during that time. Toni is also a DJ in two of GTAIII's prequels, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, both of which are set in the 1980s. The tracks on Flashback 95.6 are all taken from the soundtrack of the 1983 gangster film Scarface. Flashback is another of the Colombian Cartel's favorite radio stations. Paul Engemann is a 1980s pop musician best-known for his 1983 song Scarface (Push It to the Limit). The song featured prominently in the film Scarface, which was released in the same year. ... Scarface (Push It to the Limit) is a song performed by Paul Engemann and was composed by Italian record producer Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte. ... Deborah Ann Harry (born July 1, 1945, in Miami, Florida) is a Grammy-winning and Golden Globe-nominated musician most famous for being the lead singer for the punk rock/new wave band Blondie. ... Elizabeth Ann Guttman (born September 11, 1961),[1] better known by her stage names of Elizabeth Daily and E.G. Daily, is an American voice actress, actress, and singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... Scarface is the soundtrack to the 1983 film of the same name, Scarface. ... Scarface is a 1983 film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone and starring Al Pacino as Antonio Tony Montana. ...

See also: GTA:LCS rendition

Talk Stations

Chatterbox FM

Chatterbox FM logo
Chatterbox FM logo

Hosted and produced by Lazlow[9] (who also co-wrote the script along with Dan Houser), Chatterbox FM is the only radio station in the game that does not feature music. Much like the talk radio stations in the real world, Chatterbox features a format in which listeners call in with opinions, concerns, and complaints, and the host responds with their take on the situation. Image File history File links ChatterBox. ... Image File history File links ChatterBox. ... Lazlow Jones, usually only referred to as Lazlow, is an American talk show host. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...


The station features two long interviews with fictional Liberty City characters. The first is with Fernando Martinez—a recurring character in the GTA series—who is the founder of Fernando's New Beginnings. He refers to his work as "a miracle", claiming that it is "a revolutionary new way of saving your marriage". At the end of his interview however, it is realised that he is simply playing off people's emotions and over-charging them for an intentionally poor service, the service essentially being prostitution. This results in Lazlow throwing Fernando out the studio, accusing him of being "just a cheap pimp from upstate". The second interview is with the pacifist, organic food-eating martial artist Reed Tucker, whome Lazlow constantly makes fun of. Towards the end of the interview, tired of being mocked, Reed attempts to karate chop the studio's desk in half, claiming he "already visioned" it. After failing miserably, Lazlow starts mocking him by adopting his voice and making comments about him ("I bruise easily, don't throw any tofu or bean curds at me"). It is said by both Lazlow and Reed that he has a food market called "Now and Zen" in Trenton, but this does not exist in the game. Whore redirects here. ... Marines practicing striking A strike (in budo sometimes referred to as atemi, 当て身, body strike[1]) is an attack with an inanimate object, such as a weapon, or with a part of the human body intended to cause harm to an opponent. ... Filipino name Tagalog: tokwa Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Malay name Malay: tauhu Tamil name Tamil: tahu Thai name Thai: ) Vietnamese name Vietnamese: Burmese name Burmese: (pebya/péprā:) or (tofu/tiuphü:) Khmer name Khmer: តៅហ៊ូ Indonesian name Indonesian: tahu Tofu (the Japanese Romaji spelling), also called doufu... Doufu/tofu, or bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk with calcium sulfate (gypsum), nigari (a sea_salt derived compound rich in magnesium chloride), or other agents, and then pressing into blocks, similar to the way China in the second century BC, during the Japan in the Nara...


The callers and calls are humorous, and the replies Lazlow gives to his callers are usually comically caustic and opinionated. A common reply to nonsense callers is "Well I'm sure that's a lesson to us all." Several calls reference elements of the game's storyline. Toni Cipriani calls complaining about his mother's failure to treat him like a real man and Maria Latore calls regarding relationship troubles with her boyfriend, the unnamed main character: "He don't talk much". Another call is from a SPANK-head, referring to the increasingly popular leisure drug prevalent in the game. He refers to Lazlow as a pansy and goes on about conspiracies and government brainwashing involving toothpaste. Look up Humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Antonio Toni Cipriani is a fictional character in the Grand Theft Auto video game series. ... Modern toothpaste gel Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used to clean and improve the aesthetic appearance and health of teeth. ...


Another two apparently unrelated calls appear to subtly reference each other; a caller who indicates he is fond of eating animals of any kind says he sometimes finds pigeons that have notes attached, commenting "it's like a fortune cookie with wings". Another caller, a woman from "Citizens Raging Against Phones" (C.R.A.P.), a fictional pressure group within GTA3 who are against the use of telephones, declares that the group uses carrier pigeons in the place of telephones, but that they keep going missing, implying that the first caller is, in fact, eating these pigeons. Lazlow also points out the ironic fact that this anti-phone group had to use a phone to reach the station. Pigeon redirects here. ... This article is about the cookie associated with Chinese American restaurants. ...


Other callers include an English man calling to tell Lazlow that he needs a nanny to spank him, a man calling in regard to taxes (which he pronounces "Texas"), a man who hates clothes ("Does a lion wear clothes? And the lion is the king of the jungle!"), and a caller who talks about turnips. Lazlow tells this caller that "This isn't 'Gardening with Maurice'." ("Gardening with Maurice" was later featured on WCTR, a talk radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas).-1... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the fifth video game in the Grand Theft Auto series. ...


Lazlow off-handedly mentions that he is only hosting Chatterbox because he "got kicked off the rock station". In the prequel, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, he is the host of the radio station "V-Rock". Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (released in October 2002) is the fourth video game in the hit Grand Theft Auto series. ... The soundtrack of the game Grand Theft Auto:Vice City is popular not only with fans of the game, but also with lovers of 1980s music. ...


The guests on the station were voiced by: Lucien Jones, Karin Bykowski, Hank Stewart, Abbi Davis, Mellowvision.com, Paul Maloney, bernieS, Frank Fava, Kit Halsted, Joe Casalino, Dan Houser, Jay Crutcher, Frank Chavez, DJ Rush, A.M. Watson, Laura Bykowski, Navid Khonsari, Sherry Wohglmuth, Porkchop, Renaud Sebbane, Kyle Maclachlan, Sabby, Kim Schaefer, Debi Mazar, Nick Mandelos, David Connell, Reed Tucker, Jennifer Kolbe, Ami Plasse, Keith Broadus, Cameo Carlson, JD Leeds and Michael Madsen.[9] DJ Rush (Isaiah Major) is an successful Techno-DJ and music producer from Chicago, USA. He was born in January, 1970. ... Kyle MacLachlan (born February 22, 1959, in Yakima, Washington) is a Golden Globe award winning American actor. ... Debi Mazar, on cover of Deborah Mazar (born August 15, 1964 in Queens, New York), better known as Debi Mazar, is an American actress, best known for her trademark Jersey Girl-type appearances, and as edgy, sharp-tongued women in independent films. ... David H. Connell is an American musician, conductor, and arranger, born c. ... Michael Soren Madsen (born September 25, 1958) is an American actor. ...


Chatterbox FM is the Triad's favorite radio station. The Grand Theft Auto series of video games features a myriad of fictional gangs and criminal organizations of various ethnicities, histories and activities, which have served as both primary and secondly vehicles in the games plot points, as well as allies or foes of the games characters. ...

See also: LCFR

Commercials

The myriad commercials are written by Dan Houser and Lazlow (the latter of whom also produced them). They are fairly convincing as real adverts as they adhere to many typical marketing clichés and tricks. Several adverts mention telephone numbers and official websites. Rockstar actually created these websites, and although many links eventually lead back to the Rockstar site, some are more detailed. The Petsovernight.com website, for example, displays pictures of animals and promises "If it's got a central nervous system, we've got it ready to go in a box to your house", tying in with the humor of the commercials. Dan Houser is an English video game producer who is currently Vice President of (along with his brother Sam) and Vice President of creativity for Rockstar Games. ... Lazlow Jones, usually only referred to as Lazlow, is an American talk show host. ...


Some examples of commercials within the game are:

  • Dormatron - An invention that burns calories while sleeping — by moving the limbs strapped to the device while the owner sleeps. Exactly how the subject is strapped in is never explained but is implied as a form of bondage in Liberty City Stories. Parodies 'miracle' weight-loss products that are either ineffective or repackaged versions of proven methods.
  • Equanox - (often incorrectly spelled 'Equinox') Alertness pills from Zaibatsu Pharmaceuticals, with a long and concerning list of side-effects. Parodying No-Doz, as well as dangerous pharmaceuticals. The name appears to be a portmanteau of Equus (Horse) and Nox (Sleep), which suggests that the drug is a horse tranquilizer. Zaibatsu, meaning "conglomerate", is a commonly used word in the GTA series as well as a faction on Grand Theft Auto 2, Zaibatsu is advertised as a pharmaceutical company, not to be mistaken with Maibatsu, a fictional car manufacturer parodying Japanese manufacturers in reality.
  • Eris Running Shoes - Parodies the controversy over Nike's controversial outsourcing and labor practices. This sneaker company employs children ("It's fun! We get to play with knives!", "Yesterday, I made a dollar!" "My friend Joey sewed his hands together!"). Eris appears in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas as one of the clothing brands, and are promoting their "Rampage" line.
  • Fernando's New Beginnings - "A revolutionary new way to save your marriage," explained further during Fernando's stint on Chatterbox FM.
  • Liberty City Survivor - A reality show with "20 recently paroled guys...equipped with grenade launchers and flamethrowers". They have to hunt each other down until only one man is left standing. Parodying reality television, especially the very early 2000s trend towards more degrading formulas such as Fear Factor. Liberty City Survivor is also a reference to a promised-but-cancelled multiplayer mode in GTAIII. However, "Liberty City Survivor" would come to frutition as the multiplayer mode in Liberty City Stories. The voiceover is from Jeff Berlin.
  • Maibatsu Monstrosity - A sports utility vehicle notable for its size and low gas mileage. The Liberty Tree says in its newspaper that there were problems with the prototype in the 90s with a few injured persons. Parodies the elephantine sports utility vehicles that were commonplace on American roads in the 2000s, there is also an advert in the GTA 3 handbook for the Maibatsu Monstrosity showing a larger Landstalker.
  • Petsovernight.com - A dot com that ships its customers live animals (including exotics), anywhere in the country. A parody of some of the decidedly ridiculous dot-com enterprises at the time of the game's release. "Delivering little bundles of love.. in a box.. directly to your door."
  • Pogo the Monkey - A platform action game where players play as a monkey with a banana cannon who attacks scientists and steals gems. Pogo's final mission is to take over the White House and become president of the United States. The radio adverts make particular the parody of the merchandising blitz surrounding popular platforming games with "mutated" protagonists such as Crash Bandicoot as well as the games in general. A fake arcade version of Pogo the Monkey can be found in several places in Vice City.
  • Rakin & Ponzer - Mocking compensation culture, this law firm commercial urges listeners to sue anyone for anything. The first of a recurring ad theme encouraging insurance fraud.
  • The House of Tomorrow - A specialist electronics retailer promoting high-tech items such as 3D virtual reality helmets of questionable usefulness as vital in the digital era, a parody of such real life retailers as The Sharper Image.
  • The Medieval Millennium Fair - An English Middle Ages-themed fair that takes place every weekend at Liberty City Park, and sells spells, potions and other medieval artifacts.

The adverts are voiced by: Stephanie Roy, Gerry Cosgrove, Sean Lynch, Lazlow, Alex Anthony, Jonathan Hanst, Chris Silvestro, Jeff Berlin, Shelley Miller, Ron Reeve, Maria Chambers, Alana Silvestro, Alice Saltzman, Dan Houser, Frank Chavez, Craig Olivo and Laura Bykowski.[9] // A collar is a common symbol in BDSM. Female bottom in bondage with leather monoglove BDSM is any of a number of related patterns of human sexual behavior. ... Zaibatsu , lit. ... Grand Theft Auto 2, otherwise known as GTA2, is a video game released worldwide on October 22, 1999, by developers DMA Designs (now Rockstar North); initially for the Windows operating system and the PlayStation. ... Nike, Inc. ... The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. ... A sport utility vehicle (SUV) or off-roader is a vehicle that combines the load-hauling and passenger-carrying capacity of a large station wagon or minivan with features designed for off-road driving. ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... Crash Bandicoot Crash Bandicoot is a platform game made by Naughty Dog in 1996 for the PlayStation, featuring the character by the same name. ... A compensation culture is a society in which it is acceptable for anyone who has suffered a personal injury to seek compensatory damages through litigation from someone connected with the injury, even when the injury is trivial or the connection is tenuous. ... A law firm is a business entity formed by one or more lawyers to engage in the practice of law. ... It has been suggested that civil trial be merged into this article or section. ... Insurance fraud or false insurance claims are insurance claims filed with the intent to defraud an insurance provider. ... The Sharper Image Corporation NASDAQ: SHRP,founded by Richard Thalheimer, is a speciality retailer that operates throughout the United States. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the United Kingdom anthem is God Save the Queen. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times, beginning with the Renaissance. ... Gerry Cosgrove, also known as Gerald Cosgrove, is an actor who provides the voice of fictional radio DJ Morgan Merryweather, host of Double Clef FM, in the video game Grand Theft Auto III, created by Rockstar Games. ... Lazlow Jones, usually only referred to as Lazlow, is an American talk show host. ... Dan Houser is an English video game producer who is currently Vice President of (along with his brother Sam) and Vice President of creativity for Rockstar Games. ... Frank Chavez is a voice actor. ...


Trivia

Non selectable stations

There are several stations that can be seen advertised on billboards throughout Liberty City, however these are not available for selection at any time during the game and have no songs or DJs associated with them. They are Liberty FM, WLLC ‘The Zone’ and Liberty Soul FM. It is not clear whether these stations were originally intended to be ‘real’ stations but dropped during development, or if they were simply designed to sit alongside other fake brands advertised in the game. Image File history File links Liberty_fm. ... Image File history File links Liberty_soul_fm. ...


Another possible non-selectable station is what has been referred to as Orbit FM. However, close inspection of the advert (both in the game and in the instruction manual) shows that the correct name is OR-Bit. There is no ‘FM’ and no evidence that it is a radio station.


Cut dialogue

On Flashback FM, Toni mentions that she slept with a band on a tour bus, but the band's name is cut out. At the Flashback FM section of the official GTAIII website an uncut version of the dialogue is included in a short streamable demo for the station, which reveals that the band is Duran Duran. Streaming media is multimedia that is continuously received by, and normally displayed to, the end-user while it is being delivered by the provider. ... Duran Duran are an English rock band notable for a long series of popular singles and vivid music videos. ...


Notes

  1. ^ All songs written and produced by Craig Conner unless otherwise noted. Imaging and production done by Jeff Berlin. All of the songs on this station were written exclusively for the game.
  2. ^ Vocals by Heidi Hazelton
  3. ^ Vocals by Craig Conner. Written and produced by Allan Walker and Craig Conner
  4. ^ Written, produced and vocals by Stuart Ross
  5. ^ Written and produced by Craig Conner and Julie Wemyss. Vocals by Julie Wemyss
  6. ^ Vocals by Raff Corrilla, Craig Conner and Nancy Jenkinson
  7. ^ Written and produced by Stuart Ross.
  8. ^ Vocals by Kate Mckinnon
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Full Grand Theft Auto III credits. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  10. ^ All recordings belong to Opera d'Oro Records and Allegro Corporation (website).
  11. ^ Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Performed by Sesto Bruscantini and Teresa Berganza with the Orchestra e Corodi Roma della RAI conducted by Zubin Mehta.
  12. ^ Written by Gaetano Donizetti. Performed by Renata Scotto, Luciano Pavarotti and Piero Cappuccilli with the Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Torino della RAI conducted by Franchesco Molinari Pradelli.
  13. ^ Written by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by Renata Scotto, Jose Carreras and Sesto Bruscantini conducted by Nino Verchi.
  14. ^ Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Performed by Sesto Bruscantini, Nicolai Ghiaurov and Alfredo Kraus with the Orchestra e Corodi Roma della RAI conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini.
  15. ^ Written by Giacomo Puccini. Performed by Tito Gobbi, Cecilia Fusco and Renzo Casellato with the RAI Orchestra and Chorus, Milan conducted by Massimo Pradella.
  16. ^ This aria is only featured in the PlayStation 2 version and is the background music for the Grand Theft Auto III trailer. For unknown reasons, it was removed and replaced with a commercial in all of the Xbox and PC versions.
  17. ^ Written by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed by Luciano Pavarotti and Renata Scotto with the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Comunale of Florence conducted by Carlo Maria Guilini.
  18. ^ Produced by Hamish Brown at Wavelength Studios, London, every song was taken from the Scientist album Scientist Rids the World of the Evil Curse of the Vampires. The tracks were produced and arranged by Henry "Junjo" Lawes. The rhythm tracks were laid at Channel One. It was mixed at King Tubby's by Scientist, and was published by Greensleeves Records.
  19. ^ The music mix was by Terry Donovan and produced by Lazlow. All songs by real bands signed to Generation Records
  20. ^ Imaging and production done by Jonathan Hanst. The songs on this station were created specially for the game, except for "Grand Theft Auto", which appeared on the soundtrack to the very first game in the series, Grand Theft Auto. All songs written and produced by Craig Conner unless otherwise noted
  21. ^ Vocals by Nancy Jenkinson
  22. ^ Vocals by Anna Stewart.
  23. ^ Vocals by Paul Mackie and Craig Conner. Guitars written by and performed by Allan Walker.
  24. ^ Vocals by Anne Somerville. Written and produced by Stuart Ross.
  25. ^ Vocals by Raff Corrilla and Craig Conner.
  26. ^ Vocals by Robert De Negro
  27. ^ Written and performed by Stuart Ross
  28. ^ Songs produced by Shecky Green and Stretch Armstrong for Game Records. All of the artists on the station are with Game Records, except for JoJo Pellegrino who is on Violator Records. All tracks produced by Rush, unless otherwise noted
  29. ^ a b c Performer is the producer.
  30. ^ MC Codebreaker provides lyrics for the songs. Hosted, produced and mixed by DJ Timecode, all the tracks belong to Moving Shadow. All tracks on MSX are taken from the Moving Shadow compilation titled 01.1.
  31. ^ Written, produced and engineered by Larry Cons.
  32. ^ Written, produced and engineered by Greg Lomas and Steve Ward.
  33. ^ Written, produced and engineered by Sean Martins.
  34. ^ Written, produced and engineered by Robert Haigh.
  35. ^ Written and produced by Brent Newitt, Kieron Bailey and Dave Wallace. Engineered by Dave Wallace.
  36. ^ Written, produced and engineered by Greg Lomas and Steve Ward.
  37. ^ Written, produced and engineered by GJ. Skinner, Ed Holmes and S. Foster.
  38. ^ Written, produced and engineered by David Kulenkampff.
  39. ^ Written and produced by J.T. Manou.
  40. ^ The imaging and production on the station was done by Sean Lynch.
  41. ^ Flashback FM imaging voice: "You're dial is in the 90s but your head is stuck in the 80s...Flashback 95.6."

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