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GTA VC radio stations (original Russian version 2004)


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Okay, so I'm going to blow some of your brains out right now. This post might be interesting to the hard core GTA fans, and might be just a curious fun fact for everyone else.


Back in 2004 there was no such thing as a licensed video gaming industry in Russia. Allegedly, about 98% of software was an illegal pirated copy, so getting a legit GTA VC was an impossible task. Naturally many semi-legal software companies jumped into releasing bootleg versions of many games, GTA included. A certain company dominated the gaming market at that point, and so they released GTA VC compressed down to 1 CD.


This means that the radio was completely butchered. No idea why they didn't leave the original songs, maybe they just liked the others better? Who knows. Nonetheless, millions of the Russian kids grew up strongly associating the below songs with the game. Oh, are you getting the nostalgia vibes from riding down the prom by the Ocean Hotel? It doesn't even stand close to the vibes I'm getting from listening to Shakira's "Whatever, whenever" while in "Melting Haiti" (yep, this is how Little Haiti was translated). It wasn't until something like 2010 when yours truly realised that no, "Pink Panther" theme tune is not part of the GTA VC OST.




(I didn't compile the list, some kind sole put it together on another forum, and I added the links)




1. AC/DC - Thunderstruck (Warp Brothers Remix)



2. Paul Oakenfold - Ready Steady Go



3. Donkey Rollers - Motherf*ck (Nexus remix)





1. Michael Jackson - Black or White



2. Roxette - Sleeping In My Car



3. No Doubt - Don't Speak






1. Shakira - Objection (English version)



2. Roxette - Directamente a ti



3. Christina Aguilera - Genio Atrapado



4. Roxette - Habla el corazon






1. Swamp Terrorists - Get O.



2. Swamp Terrorists - Right Here



3. Rob Zombie - Dragula




4. Swamp Terrorists - Rock Dead





1. Henry Mancini - La Pantera Rosa



2. Natalie Cole - L-O-V-E



3. Aretha Franklin - My Guy






1. Eminem - Without Me



2. Dr. Dre - Still Dre



3. Eminem - Business



4. Limp Bizkit - Hot Dog






1. Shakira - Whenever, Whenever



2. Las Ketchup - Asereje






1. Guns N' Roses - You Could Be Mine



2. Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle






1. Ministry - Bad Blood




2. Deftones - My Own Summer



3. Monster Magnet - Look to Your Orb for the Warning




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Miles Edgeworth

So I checked the local game supermarket and apparently this version is actually from 2003 and repacked by Torum Media. It's surprising there's an original radio, previous two Russian releases I tried were just the same stock radios, but duplicated through many stations XD

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For being Russian, there sure are a lot of English songs

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This is hilarious. I love how they managed to misinterpret virtually every station. I too love bumping it out to Still Dre between two meltdowns from Maurice Chavez.

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On 11/29/2021 at 6:16 AM, universetwisters said:

For being Russian, there sure are a lot of English songs

In Soviet Russia, songs belong to everyone.

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Rob Zombie - Dragula


on emotion?


well i guess its a love song after all


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