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Jordan

Band 'Breakdown' Reportedly Contacted by Rockstar

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The New York Hardcore band Breakdown has reportedly been contacted by Rockstar Games to request that some of their music be used in Grand Theft Auto IV. The band began in 1986 and toured parts of the northeastern USA as well as Europe (1999 and 2001) and once in Japan (2001).

 

These dates don't really mean much, though. They started in the 1980s but were still touring in the late 1990s and as late as 2001. They could be on a 'Flash FM' style station in the game which might be set in present day, or it could actually take place in the 1980s. It could even take place in multiple eras. We just don't know right now.

 

This news comes from a reputable, longtime member at NeoGAF.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakdown_(band)

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=145766

http://www.myspace.com/nyhcbreakdown

Edited by illspirit

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james_root

wow..interesting.. is this band still active?

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Hobo Rocket

Interesting. I'll have to check this band out. But nonetheless, very interesting.

 

Nice find Jordan. icon14.gif

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ExtermelySmartMan
They could be on a 'Flash FM' style station in the game which .....

forum/showthread.php?t=145766[/url]

Flash FM? Isn't that a happyhappyflowermusic-channel? What I got from Wikipedia was that the band isn't exactly like that channels music.

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MadeInThe80s

It sounds more like a punk / skinhead thing so maybe it's England after all.

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Mister Zero

It could be that a riff from one of their songs could be used for the intro, or a cut scene, or anything. We won't know much until a few more artists are known. Then we at least know it's for the radio stations.

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jrt

They're a typically New York hardcore punk group, formed in the 80s.

 

Well, if this is true then no 70s or earlier GTA. It doesn't say a great deal about the location of GTA4 though. I would say that it swings more on the american way, but there really is no way of telling.

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Demain

Yep saw it on GTA4.tv. But just because theyre a New york group doesnt mean it'll be set in New York. Radios play songs of groups from many places etc

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Greene

This is very interesting.

Does this put any time before the 80's out of the question?

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All-Blacks
Does this put any time before the 80's out of the question?

Unfortunately if true sad.gif . I was hoping for a 70's London theme, that would of rocked.

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illspirit

Or the band could be just trying to generate buzz for another reunion tour by staring a rumor on the internets. rolleyes.gif

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Parliament
Yep saw it on GTA4.tv. But just because theyre a New york group doesnt mean it'll be set in New York. Radios play songs of groups from many places etc

Yea thats very true, even in GTA. Imagine if they'd leaked a few songs from the Reggae station before SA's location was announced. Everyone would have been saying "It's gonna be in Jamaica guys!"

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PyroHazard
Or the band could be just trying to generate buzz for another reunion tour by staring a rumor on the internets. rolleyes.gif

Or it could be some idiot forumer generating a rumor.

 

Nothing too uncommon. sigh.gif

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MadeInThe80s

Really this song doesn't say much at all.

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White Flight

Well if it's true, it's great biggrin.gif No stupid 70's sh*t tounge.gif

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illspirit
Or the band could be just trying to generate buzz for another reunion tour by staring a rumor on the internets. rolleyes.gif

Or it could be some idiot forumer generating a rumor.

 

Nothing too uncommon. sigh.gif

Or that. But if the person who posted it really is trustworthy, I'm more willing to believe that some obscure band actually told them that. If you're going to make up a rumor, wouldn't you at least pick a better band? Seriously. if someone came to me and told me to pick out a classic NYHC playlist, Breakdown wouldn't even have crossed my mind.

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UnitedDestruction

if they really are in gta4 that will be f*cking awesome, ive always liked the rock/metal selection in vc and sa and if this is true then r* is expanding their rock selection even more, which like i said is f*cking awesome. as long as the radios have something like all kinds of metal, punk, hardcore, etc(100000s of subgenres) i am happy haha. all you rap/country people can have the other stations

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GTA3Freak-2001
They could be on a 'Flash FM' style station in the game which .....

forum/showthread.php?t=145766[/url]

Flash FM? Isn't that a happyhappyflowermusic-channel? What I got from Wikipedia was that the band isn't exactly like that channels music.

Flash FM is 80's pop basically so still not where a hardcore band would fit in.

 

Also who says that they will use their own songs? They could be recruited to do some new original songs that could fit into any time period.

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Jordan

your sources are Wikipedia, a forum, and Myspace. It must be true rolleyes.gif

Thank you guy that just joined the forums.

 

Wikipedia is a place where you can go to learn more about the band.

 

MySpace is a place where you can listen to the band.

 

NeoGAF is the forum where the news came from. A reputable member with two years and almost 4000 posts is the source.

 

I don't have a large enough eyerolling emoticon for the end of this reply.

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MMFF

Thank you guy that just joined the forums.

 

Wikipedia is a place where you can go to learn more about the band.

 

MySpace is a place where you can listen to the band.

 

NeoGAF is the forum where the news came from. A reputable member with two years and almost 4000 posts is the source.

 

I don't have a large enough eyerolling emoticon for the end of this reply.

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die Catalina die

Thank you guy that just joined the forums.

 

Wikipedia is a place where you can go to learn more about the band.

 

MySpace is a place where you can listen to the band.

 

NeoGAF is the forum where the news came from. A reputable member with two years and almost 4000 posts is the source.

 

I don't have a large enough eyerolling emoticon for the end of this reply.

Lemme help you with that.

 

user posted image

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vcPINK

Thank you guy that just joined the forums.

 

Wikipedia is a place where you can go to learn more about the band.

 

MySpace is a place where you can listen to the band.

 

NeoGAF is the forum where the news came from. A reputable member with two years and almost 4000 posts is the source.

 

I don't have a large enough eyerolling emoticon for the end of this reply.

Lemme help you with that.

 

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Lol, ok i know i just joined the forums, but even if the guy the guy may be reputable, there is still the fact that it is just speculation, unless you here it directly from Rockstar or take2 i tend not to fully believe it, but then again i am cynical and don't believe some of the things that come from official sources, see LCS/VCS are to be PSP exclusives, but i never intended to say that he was lying.

 

 

Friend of mine was just contacted today to be on the GTAIV soundtrack. He was in the 1980s NY hardcore band Breakdown. He had a laugh at the lowball offer, but of course he's not gonna pass it up.

 

Might not mean anything. But if you did want to play Kojak... Late 1980s setting? New York again? Nah. Not necessarily.

 

Also it may be worth a note that most people when they are contracted to work on things that only have a preliminary title released to the public, aka GTA:IV, which is still 3 1/2 weeks from the first trailer and 7 1/2 months from release, most of the time they are required to sign confidentiality agreements as to the nature of their work with the company and some times even the fact that they ARE working for the company, so please excuse me if i'm not the first one to say, AWESOME MORE HARD ROCK AND LIBERTY CITY SETTINGS, i am just skeptical

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Blind Joe Death
Good find Jordan. This might give away some information on GTA IV. As the 80's have already been done before by Rockstar in Vice City I think this meens that maybe it will be multiple era's for this band to appear in the game. Of course unless they will be playing on a classical station and the setting is 00's.

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suicidescherzo

Expect a complete paradigm shift for GTA4, like GTA3 was from GTA2 because it's on next gen consoles so they'll want to break the mold so to speak.

 

It will probably be set in a few years in the future (2010?), just because the developers are limited only by their imaginations. Simply making a period game with better graphics, like Vice City, would be lame.

 

As for where it will be set, most likely it will be multinational. It will start in the US, but new countries (London?, Latin America?), with unique cars, clothes, weapons, etc. will open-up later in the game. These coutries will be only accessible by planes and boats, but each coutry will have multiple areas, like the three cities that made up San Andreas or Liberty City.

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james_root

this band is really cheap i listened their songs wow.gif

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Helsinki
Thanks for the info, Jordan - yet again. smile.gif However, I don't think this is anything major. The game won't be set in the 1940's...? colgate.gif

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TenaciousD.

I'll listen to them now, if there good this can only be good news.

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Mister Zero
I'll listen to them now, if there good this can only be good news.

It could be good news if they are terrible, gives us an idea of what R* are slandering this time.

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Me thinks that this band will be doing the music for the intro. Hehe, techno-pop cool.gif . GTAIV: Future, here I come.

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