Grand Theft Auto 2 soundtrack

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Grand Theft Auto 2
Soundtrack album by various artists
Released 1999
Genre Soundtrack
Length 2:43
Label Rockstar Games

The Grand Theft Auto 2 soundtrack is provided by each area featuring five radio stations from a pool of eleven, in which one of them would be played as the player drives most vehicles in the game. Changing radio stations for preference was also possible in the Windows PC version: Next was the "F1" function key while previous was the "F2" function key and in PlayStation Version, hold Up button." "Head Radio" was present in the original GTA, Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. Each gang also has its own radio station that transmits within a limited area.

Radio stations[edit]

Head Radio[edit]

The city's largest commercial radio station. It can be received in all areas of the game. It is also the longest sound file of all the radio stations: 24 minutes as opposed to the regular 12 minutes. The alternating DJs' names are Phanny Joe Styles and Johnny Riccaro. Head Radio plays electronic music and rock. The frequency of this station ranges from 69 to 89 FM, according to a station ID.

  • Apostles of Funk – "Yellow Butter"[1]
  • Pussywillows – "Real Love"[2]
  • Davidson – "All I Wanna Do"[3]
  • The One – "Southpark"[4]
  • Bula Matari – "Taxi Drivers"[5]
  • Flytronix – "Pendulum"[6]
  • Anna – "Do It On Your Own"[7]
  • Testing – "My Tiny World"[8]

The song "Taxi Drivers" by Bula Matari was censored in the PlayStation version of the game. Lyrics containing profanities were interrupted by the sounds of horns.

Rockstar Radio[edit]

A commercial radio station in the Downtown Area. The DJ is Sammy Starock. According to him, people regularly send letter bombs to the station. The station plays pop and rock and also features on-air phone calls from "listeners".

  • Stikki Fingerz – "Holdin' It Out For You"[9]
  • Conor & Jay – "Vegas Road"[10]
  • Track 7 – "I Wanna Phunk"[11]

KREZ[edit]

The Residential Area's commercial station which plays hip hop and rap. The DJ is Richie T.

  • Negro Vs. Conner – "Showin' Me Love"[12]
  • E=MC Good Times – "Jacking In Hilltown"[13]
  • Flytronix – "Past Archives"[1]
  • Numb – "How It's Done"[1]

Lo-Fi FM[edit]

A commercial station in the Industrial Area that plays oldies and pop. The DJ is the Welsh DJ Dai (Dai is a Welsh abbreviation for the name 'David'), who doesn't seem to have any ties to the gangs in the area. Dai claims to be a "spiritual dee-jay". Also, he apparently suffered a 'compound neck fracture' in a car-jacking and is planning his own funeral on-air, sending out invitations and talking about buying a casket.

  • Stylus Exodus – "Toucan Pie"[14]
  • Bert Reid's Guitar Trio – "A Cool Day In Downtown"[15]
  • Tammy Boness & The Swingin' Mammaries – "The Diner"[16]
  • Cow Tastes Good – "Surf City"[17]

Futuro FM[edit]

The Zaibatsu gang's station. It can be received in all three areas. The DJ, Dean Frantz, plays dance, jazz-oriented pop and Funk. Dean Frantz is a bitter, unlucky man who some fans have compared to later-game DJ Lazlow.

  • Reed – "L.E.D."[6]
  • Davidson – "All I Wanna Do"[3]
  • Spangly Feet – "Dazed & Confuzed"[18]
  • Stylus Exodus – "Toucan Pie"[14]

Funami FM[edit]

The Yakuza gang's station in the downtown area. The music is drum and bass-type acid. The station is hosted by a frantically screaming Japanese woman (in a varied high-pitch voice) calling herself Teriyaki-chan and a pre-recorded voice of an announcer advertising the station.

  • Toys Are Real – "Flymutha"[19]
  • Future Loop – "Garage Acid"[20]
  • 4 How Much 4 – "O2N"[21]
  • Ido – "Ballbuster"[1]

Lithium FM[edit]

The Loonies' station. Features a DJ who's considered totally insane, Spaz Funbags, as well as some oldies and dance-music in the Downtown area.

  • Tsunami – "F.A.G. Filter"[1]
  • Tammy Boness & The Swingin' Mammaries – "The Diner"[16]
  • Voice Box – "Computer Lust"[1]
  • Rev. Rooney & The Rocksta Choir – "God Bless All The Universe"[22]

KING 130.7 (Rebel Radio)[edit]

The Redneck gang station in the residential area. The DJ, Marshall Nash, has a thick Southern accent. The music of choice appears to be punk rock.

  • Bula Matari – "Taxi Drivers"[5]
  • Testing – "My Tiny World"[8]
  • Stikki Fingerz – "Holdin' It Out For You"[9]
  • Sterlin – "Standing On My Own"[23]

Osmosis Radio[edit]

The SRS's station, transmitting in the Residential Area. The DJ "Mama Doc", who continually refers to a small, unspecified hometown, plays modern dance music.

  • Davidson – "All I Wanna Do"[3]
  • Pussywillows – "Real Love"[2]
  • Anna – "Do It On Your Own"[7]
  • Track 7 – "I Wanna Phunk"[11]

Heavenly Radio[edit]

Heavenly Radio is the Hare Krishna's favorite radio station, transmitting in the Industrial District. The music is a mix of Jesus-pop and soft music. Listeners are continuously urged by the station's DJ, Venus Ordelia, to convert.

  • Rev. Rooney & The Rocksta Choir – "God Bless All The Universe"[22]
  • Sterlin – "Standing On My Own"[23]
  • Zoneboys – "Amazing Grace"[24]

KGBH[edit]

Radio station of the Russian mafia with DJ Bomba Tomba. KGBH frequently encounters both technical and personal problems that interfere with their broadcasts, mainly due to the station broadcasting via a tape machine. The station primarily plays classic rock.

  • Cow Tastes Good – "Surf City"[17]
  • Spangly Feet – "Dazed & Confuzed"[18]
  • Tsunami – "F.A.G. Filter"[1]

Miscellaneous tracks[edit]

Opening theme from video is "Rhythm" from Engineers Without Fears.[25]

Intro track[edit]

This song is played continuously in the selection menus. It is not played in any radio station in-game.

  • E-Z Rollers – "Short Change"[26]

Credits track[edit]

This song is played during the credits. It is heard once during a promo but it is not played completely in any of the radio stations.

  • Scrapyard Mongrels – "I Love This Feeling (Stoned Again)"[27]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Written, produced and performed by Stuart Ross
  2. ^ a b Written and produced by Craig Conner, performed by Donna Douglas (vocals), S. Ross (guitars) and C. Conner (vocals, instruments)
  3. ^ a b c Written, produced and performed by Davidson
  4. ^ Written and produced by C. Conner, performed by Ivan Thomson (vocals) and C. Conner (instruments)
  5. ^ a b Written by Mr. Clarke, Key Wilde, produced by Pete Fuhry, performed by Bulamatari
  6. ^ a b Written, produced and performed by Danny Demierre
  7. ^ a b Written and produced by C. Conner, performed by Anna Stewart (vocals), S. Ross (guitars, lap steel) and C. Conner (instruments)
  8. ^ a b Written and produced by C. Conner and Allan Walker, performed by Dee Faulds (vocals), A. Walker (guitars) and C. Conner (instruments)
  9. ^ a b Written by Paul Mackie, produced by Colin Anderson, performed by P. Mackie (vocals, backing vox), C. Anderson (music, backing vox, guitars, bass), Neil Horsburgh (backing vox) and Andy Whyte (drums)
  10. ^ Written by C. Conner and Julie Tracy Wemyss, produced by C. Conner, performed by J. T. Wemyss (vocals), S. Ross (guitars) and C. Conner (instruments)
  11. ^ a b Written, produced and performed by Track 7
  12. ^ Written and produced by C. Conner, performed by Robert De Negro (rap, vocals) and C. Conner (instruments)
  13. ^ Written and produced by Paul Scargill, performed by R. De Negro (rap, vocals) and P. Scargill (instruments)
  14. ^ a b Written and produced by C. Anderson, performed by Brian Socha (bass), John Gurney (drums), S. Ross (piano, electric piano, organ) and C. Anderson (guitar, synths)
  15. ^ "Recorded at Escobar Jazz Cafe, engineer unknown"
  16. ^ a b Written by J. T. Wemyss and C. Conner, produced by C. Conner, performed by J. T. Wemyss (vocals), C. Conner (instruments) and S. Ross (guitars)
  17. ^ a b Written and produced by C. Anderson, performed by C. Anderson (guitar, bass, keys), John Gurney (drums) and S. Ross (Hammond organ)
  18. ^ a b Written and produced by S. Ross, performed by Innes Ricard (vocals) and S. Ross (instruments)
  19. ^ Written and produced by P. Scargill, performed by A. Steenkamp (vocals) and P. Scargill (instruments)
  20. ^ Written, produced and performed by P. Scargill
  21. ^ Written, produced and performed by C. Conner
  22. ^ a b Written and produced by C. Conner, performed by Gerard Rooney (vocals), Gary Penn (backing vox), S. Ross (guitar) and C. Conner (backing vox, instruments)
  23. ^ a b Written and produced by C. Conner, performed by C. Conner (vocals, instruments) and S. Ross (guitar)
  24. ^ Written by John Newton, produced by C. Conner, performed by "The Boys" (vocals)
  25. ^ Written and produced C. Conner, performed by C. Conner (instruments), A. Stewart (vocals) and R. De Negro (vocals)
  26. ^ Written, produced and performed by Alex Banks and Jay Hurren
  27. ^ Written by A. Steenkamp and P. Scargill, produced by P. Scargill, performed by A. Steenkamp (vocals), I. Thomson (vocals), C. Conner (vocals) and C. Anderson (guitar)