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universetwisters

Why did Lips 106 and Head Radio both play pop?

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universetwisters

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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Masny

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

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universetwisters

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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Masny

Yes, it would make sense, but... R* did what they did.
:)

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l911

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.

 

 

 

and also funny thing those two radios remindsme of terrible polsh pop radio's RMF and Zet they are just f*cking identical.

 

 

Edited by ludi911

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universetwisters

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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KarimNTerr

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

Edited by toxluv

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Andreaz1

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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Sergiu

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. Edited by CasualSergiu

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universetwisters

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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l911

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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Jeansowaty

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

 

 

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universetwisters

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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Lethal Vaccine

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.

Edited by Militia

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Ridd

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

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universetwisters

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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Spadge

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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Hmmm nice bike

 

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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Queen Elizabeth II

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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Adriaan

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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universetwisters

 

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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Nukey Shay

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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Special Members

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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Naroon

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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universetwisters

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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Naroon

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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universetwisters

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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