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on 16 November 2002
This rather large album is all the music from the 'V rock' radio station on the hugely successful video game, Grand Theft Auto Vice City.To put it straight, its a greatest hits collection of eighties 'hair metal' rockbands such as [...] Motley Crue and the now even more famous Ozzy Osbourne.
This would be your kind of album if youare into that sort of older - fashioned rock, as this could be described as the ultimate collection for that era. It's also worth a look if your into rock music in general, or, you loved listening to V Rock as you cruised down the streets of Vice City!
The icing on the cake is Lazlow your presenter. In real life he's a radio commercial writer- very funny and witty and down to earth. In the game andon the album Lazlow is his same self, but wrongly put in the position of heavy metal radio presenter, making him even more funny.
Overall, a quality album, even if this isn't what you'd usually like!
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on 4 April 2003
Ok, this album, is good, but not totally serious. It has a tracklist of some very good (some a little cheesey for my tastes) 80's rock and metal.
Not serious I hear you ask? "Ok lets hit the phones...real hard with our heads" and "...or I'll shove that sissy soft rock so far down your throat you'll be crapping hair bands till christmas!" see what I mean? It's like a real radio station, though much funnier. And for those of you saying well DUH not everyone reading these reviews is going to know about the context this album is, so :p
Good list of tracks, favourites are "Bark at the moon" and "Cum on feel the noise". I'm not sure, both sound like they could possibly have Rhoads playing, but I've also heard things to the contrary...amazing guitarist, I'd have put a Rhoads track on the ozzy or quiet riot slot.
Also lacking from the 80's metal/rock thing are Metallica(godfathers of thrash), and Guns & Roses or AC/DC. Back in black, woulda gone down a treat. Then again I'm not sure when in the 80's this is set, and I'm not great with album release dates and when they were made etc....who cares?
But hey, for those of you who wanna pretend you have long hair and still wear spandex jumpsuits (If you can't wear a spandex jumpsuit what CAN ya do?) and run around your living room while nobody else is in playing airguitar, this is the ticket.
By the way in the actual game, bark at the moon is THE track to drive fast to.
Good album provided you'll appreciate the tongue in cheek DJ scripts (I know I did). Doesn't stand out much, and I wouldn't buy it, but only cos I have most of the tracks, and the game. So it'd be somewhat redundant for moi.
"Screaaaaaams break the silence..."
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on 10 March 2004
I love rock music, and I absolutely loved Vice City the game so you would expect me to like this. Personally, I find this album to be a bit of a curate's egg, good in parts but bad in others. The DJ dialogues are highly amusing, as are the "ads" and the song by the "Scottish rock group Lovefist"(as anyone who has played Vice City will tell you).
However, I personally didn't find all the rock to my taste. I DID like the songs by Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Megadeth, Autograph, Twisted Sister, Loverboy and of course Quiet Riot's Slade cover(wonderful version, much much better than the original). Unfortunately, I think Ozzy Osbourne is very overrated, Paranoid is really his only half-decent song, and he will be definitely remembered more for "The Osbournes" than for his awful solo stuff. I don't like David Lee Roth's solo stuff either- he was much better employed when he was in Van Halen, and that was only cos of Eddie Van Halen's superb guitar work that played off his vocals. As for Anthrax, Tesla, Slayer and Iron Maiden, they are just not my cup of tea. Far too heavy for my liking!
So personally, I thought this album was a bit of a mixed bag. However, if you're REALLY into heavier rock(as opposed to my preference for good old commercial Fleetwood Mac), you will probably get more out of this than I did. I will admit most of the album is good solid likeable rock- just I really didn't like a significant chunk of the album, and I'm not going to pretend I really liked it because I didn't. But that's a matter of personal taste. Chacun a son gout, as they say. Overall, if you like heavy rock, buy it. If you don't, then don't. And if you're just like me... well, depends if you see the glass as half full or half empty...
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VINE VOICEon 25 February 2004
GTA Vice City really was the game of 2003. And if we're going to be honest, which we are, V Rock was quite blatantly the best radio station. This album takes the songs, lifts them from the game and neatly deposits them on this cd, along with some rather amusing interludes from Vice City's 'Lazlow'. There are some wonderful songs in here; the best of them including Twisted Sister's 'I Wanna Rock' and Dave Lee Roth's 'Yankee Rose'. For a decent compilation of some 80s rock you might well start here with other offerings including Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne's great 'Bark at the Moon'. A guest appearance from Vice Cty's own band - Lovefist - is a welcome addition. This might be cheesy but it amuses and rocks very nicely in places too. A good buy for anyone remotely into rock really!
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on 13 August 2008
well i love vice city, i love 80's metal and i love comedy, so thourght this would be perfect, but not what i intended.
i was hoping that this would be a copy of teh actualy radio audio form teh gameplay, with the talking, the phone calls, the jokes and the comercials
instead you get 3 lazlow segemnts and loads of great songs (exept for working for the weekend by loverboy)
and they only did one lovefist song on this album.
and u get 2 comericals, which are funny we and my friend enjoyed laughing at them. and the lazlow rant at the very end, but its just not the same as what u get on vice city, you dont get to laugh as well as rock.

ur better off taking the vrock audio fle off the actual game for pc and burn it onto a disc.

or have a friend with the game sedn you the file from his game, and so on
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on 12 August 2004
V-rock is the cd of the V-rock radio station in the game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. That may sound confusing, but if you play the game all will become clear. The album is a mix of rock and metal songs from bands such as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motley Crue, Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister. All of the songs are decent rock and metal songs. Also included are some extra tracks of Lazlow talking, which are quite amusing provided you get the point and also some radio adverts from the game, which again you wont understand unless you've played the game. Still, this is a good album whether you've played the game or not. If you liked the radio station in the game, then you'll like this album.
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on 27 March 2009
This CD is great because it has funny chatter and great classic rock songs which time may have forgotten, recomended by me a fellow rockmister !!!!!
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on 24 November 2014
Perhaps my favorite radio station on any gta, now i can listen with earphones on my phone
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on 15 May 2003
This is a great album of the rock songs that appear on VRock.
Songs such as "2 Minutes to Midnight", "Bark at the Moon" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'". For anyone who loves the radio channel in the game, then this CD is for you.
In my opinion, the only downside is that more of the commercials from the show weren't included. 'Explorer' is good, but the other commercial 'Thor' could have been replaced by something better.
But all in all, a great album.
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on 27 March 2016
I thought this would come in useful in the video game industry classes that I teach. It hasn't yet, but it will!
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