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Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:39 PM

I'm asking out of curiosity, is there any difference between them? I mean, they both play pop music that's been custom written for the game, even though Head Radio claims to play rock music. Why couldn't rockstar have Head Radio a rock station and Lips 106 pop, as opposed to having both of them be pop?


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

Yeah, i don't see the difference between this two too, but I like both radiostations!


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Posted 30 September 2013 - 11:43 PM

Yeah, i don't see the difference between this two too, but I like both radiostations!

I like them both too, but wouldn't it make sense for Head Radio to have, like, rock or something on it, as opposed to two pop stations?


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Posted 02 October 2013 - 09:25 PM

Yes, it would make sense, but... R* did what they did. 
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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:14 PM Edited by ludi911, 04 October 2013 - 10:20 PM.

i think they wanted to show that rock seemed dead in the early 00's (you can hear voice on the radio stating: Rock And Roll is dead many times ). I dont think it was and i dont think it ever will be, but it certainly is not mainstrem music.

 

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 05:19 PM

As the thing asks, why did Lips 106 and Head Radio both play pop music? While you could overlook it and say that there's many radio stations out there in the same area in real life that both play pop music, then why is Head Radio marketed as the "Rock of Liberty City"? Rockstar could've made some rock songs and put them on Head Radio if it was gonna be the rock station, like they did in GTA 1.

 



Not that I got anything against Head Radio, though. I like it's music and I grew up with it, but I just find it a bit odd that it's hailed as a rock station and plays pop.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:08 PM Edited by toxluv, 20 July 2014 - 11:01 AM.

In fact, Head Radio plays Pop Rock and Adult Contemporary music.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:19 PM

From what I can gather, Head Radio plays pop and soft rock, while Lips 106 is more in to electronic music, playing synthpop and dream pop. Not that I have given either one lots of listening while playing the game. Where does it say the "Rock of Liberty City"? The video you posted is the Head Radio from GTA 1 by the way.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:25 PM Edited by CasualSergiu, 19 July 2014 - 09:54 PM.

Lips 106 doesn't play all pop, it plays mixed genres.
It has a bit of jazz, a bit of rock and some pop.

Head Radio was mainly rock in the beta version, featuring 'Stikki Fingers - 4 Letter Love' and 'Reality Bubble - Days Like This'; heard in a E3 gameplay, the one with the blue cop car to be more exact, you just have to listen carefully.


From 0:05.


From 1:55 or so.

The rhythm was just, overall, faster. They planned on reusing lots of GTA 1 songs, AFAIK.
Also, remember, we just suppose that was the used song as it is the closest choice. Still, that's Head Radio, I mean, we suppose so. Seems rock/rap-ish kind of blend. Just like in GTA 1.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:37 PM

From what I can gather, Head Radio plays pop and soft rock, while Lips 106 is more in to electronic music, playing synthpop and dream pop. Not that I have given either one lots of listening while playing the game. Where does it say the "Rock of Liberty City"? The video you posted is the Head Radio from GTA 1 by the way.

 

I can't tell much of a difference between the pop on Head Radio and Lips 106, aside from Lips being more "bubblegum". I know the DJ on Head Radio in III says Head Radio is "the rock of liberty city for 60 years" or something like that in some banter. And the video I posted isn't head radio from GTA 1, this is head radio from GTA 1.

 


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:42 AM

i think this whole station was rockstar oppinion about rock music that time .On Head Radio they also use other slogan : Rock and roll is dead.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

It would've been a lot better if it would play true Classic Rock and Electronic Rock. Like this:

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

i think this whole station was rockstar oppinion about rock music that time .On Head Radio they also use other slogan : Rock and roll is dead.


Did the DJ say that? I can't recall off hand that being used aside from a commercial in vice city, and even then, that's a whole different game

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:20 PM Edited by Ray Margarita, 20 July 2014 - 02:21 PM.

You've already made a topic about this:

http://gtaforums.com...s-106-question/

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 02:26 PM

You've already made a topic about this:

http://gtaforums.com...s-106-question/

Use the 'Report' button on the original post in future to make Staff Members aware :^:

 

Merged with old topic.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:58 PM

You've already made a topic about this:

http://gtaforums.com...s-106-question/

 

I did? sh*t, thanks for telling me


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Posted 21 July 2014 - 03:48 PM Edited by Militia, 21 July 2014 - 03:48 PM.

Give me back my VRock! :) :p

 

Personally, I don't really listen to the radio in GTA games, except for VC and VCS with VRock.


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Posted 29 July 2014 - 08:12 PM

Maybe having one radio station playing all those songs was considered too many by the developers?


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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:44 PM

Maybe having one radio station playing all those songs was considered too many by the developers?

They still cut some songs out, such as:

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 02:39 AM

I liked it because it's like in real life. Radio stations claiming to play rock which is only slightly different from pop. Since those were the predominent genres in the 00's, it's not anormal that there are two stations of the same kind.

 

 

 

Maybe having one radio station playing all those songs was considered too many by the developers?

They still cut some songs out, such as:

 

 

 

The music fits perfectly with your sig x)

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

 

They still cut some songs out, such as:

 

 

 

 

The music fits perfectly with your sig x)

And this music fits perfectly with your signature.

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Posted 12 August 2014 - 11:43 AM

Wow, I want to drive on pickups while playing piano in GTA VI!

 

.. And on-topic: I love both Head Radio and Lips 106 so I don't really mind R* making two great pop radio stations ;)


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#23

Posted 12 August 2014 - 10:52 PM

i think this whole station was rockstar oppinion about rock music that time .On Head Radio they also use other slogan : Rock and roll is dead.

 

Perhaps you're thinking of this ad from Vice City's Flash FM?

 


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 12:50 AM

 

i think this whole station was rockstar oppinion about rock music that time .On Head Radio they also use other slogan : Rock and roll is dead.

 

Perhaps you're thinking of this ad from Vice City's Flash FM?

 

-snip-

 

That seems likely, especially since Head Radio praised itself on playing "The best rock in Liberty City for 60 years", even though rock music wasn't around in 1941.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

Too much content for a single station. This theory fits with both the omission of the advertised song ("Wash Him Off"), as well as a song promo appearing on the wrong station ("Rush Rush").

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 03:47 PM

As mentioned, Head Radio plays Pop Rock and Adult Contemporary. Some of the songs on Lips 106 have an R&B vibe to them, while others sound like Electro-Pop.

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 12:54 PM

The fact that there were two radio stations devoted to playing variations of pop and mainstream music was intentional. The GTA series has always been all about the whole 'satirical commentary on society' thing.

 

By the late 90's in America, metal was already long "dead" and grunge had also mostly died out. So the airwaves were being dominated by pop again. GTA III ironically takes place in 2001 where, the way I remembered it, nu-metal was already kinda taking off as I saw a lot of it on MTV and VH1 back then. I'm kinda surprised there wasn't any alternative metal/nu-metal radio station, seems a weird omission.

 

Head Radio seemed to play more adult contemporary-oriented pop and Lips 106 focused more on bubblegum pop and even a few dreampop tracks. The in-universe station for Head Radio claimed they were playing "non-stop rock" (GTA V makes a reference to this somewhere) because "rock" was very ill-defined IRL back then, lol.


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Posted 07 October 2014 - 07:21 PM

I don't think the social commentary was as big or even prominent in GTA 3 like it was in GTA 5. I don't know about nu metal having a station but I don't see why they couldn't have had a classic rock station because I know they existed back around 2001, no denying that.

Wasn't there an AC/DC song cut from the soundtrack? That could've been on there.
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Posted 18 October 2014 - 06:56 AM

Well of course the social commentary wasn't as prominent as in GTA V, GTA V is a game that is on a monumentally bigger scale than GTA III was for obvious reasons. But they've been doing that snarky parody/satire of American society stuff ever since the first game.


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Posted 03 November 2014 - 10:24 PM

Well of course the social commentary wasn't as prominent as in GTA V, GTA V is a game that is on a monumentally bigger scale than GTA III was for obvious reasons. But they've been doing that snarky parody/satire of American society stuff ever since the first game.

 

 

If they did, they sure as hell lacked in it.





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