'Grand Theft' Spawns Sprawling Soundtracks
As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game, Interscope will release two soundtracks: a two-disc version and an eight-disc box set.As a companion to the next installment of Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto" video game, Interscope will release two soundtracks: a two-disc version and an eight-disc box set. Due Nov. 23 in the United States and a day earlier throughout Europe, the "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" collections reflect the "radio stations" found within the game.
More than 150 tracks are featured across those stations, which players can tune in to enhance the gaming experience. In the case of the box set, each disc will replicate a specific station. Along with songs from the station's music format, each disc will include the commercial and DJ banter parodies heard within the game.
The two-disc soundtrack boasts everything from hard rock (Rage Against The Machine's "Killing in the Name") and country (Willie Nelson's "Crazy") to reggae (Toots & the Maytals' "Pressure Drop"), hip-hop (Compton's Most Wanted's "Hood Took Me Under") and old-school funk (Ohio Players' "Funky Worm").
Closing out the second disc is AFI's cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Head Like a Hole," a bonus cut recorded specifically for the collection.
Due in stores Oct. 25, "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" is the follow-up to the title's 2002 visit to Miami, "Vice City."
Here is the "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" two-disc soundtrack list:
"The Theme From San Andreas"
"Killing in the Name," Rage Against The Machine
"I Don't Give a F***," 2 Pac
"The Payback," James Brown
"West Coast Poplock," Ronnie Hudson
"Groove Me," Guy
"Two Tickets to Paradise," Eddie Money
"How I Could Just Kill a Man," Cypress Hill
"Pressure Drop," the Maytals
"Children's Story," Slick Rick
"Cold Blooded," Rick James
"Break 4 Love," Raze
"Funky Worm," Ohio Players
"Hood Took Me Under," Compton's Most Wanted
"Think About It," Lyn Collins
"Rebel Without a Pause," Public Enemy
"Midlife Crisis," Faith No More
"Poison," Bell Biv Devoe
"Chase the Devil," Max Romeo & the Upsetters
"I Know You Got Soul," Eric B & Rakim
"Crazy," Willie Nelson
"Head Like a Hole," AFI