GTA: Vice City - V-Rock

Genre: 1980s rock
DJ: Lazlow (voiced by himself, Lazlow Jones)

Soundtrack highlights:
Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Megadeth - Peace Sells
Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noise
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock

Grand Theft Auto soundtrack listing for V-Rock:

Alcatrazz - God Blessed Video
Anthrax - Madhouse
Autograph - Turn Up The Radio
The Cult - She Sells Sanctuary
David Lee Roth - Yankee Rose
Iron Maiden - 2 Minutes To Midnight
Judas Priest - You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
Megadeth - Peace Sells
Mötley Crüe - Too Young To Fall In Love
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
Quiet Riot - Cum On Feel The Noise
Rockstar's Love Fist - Dangerous Bastard
Rockstar's Love Fist - Fist Fury
Slayer - Raining Blood
Tesla - Cumin' Atcha Live
Twisted Sister - I Wanna Rock

About V-Rock:

V-Rock is this Grand Theft Auto soundtrack's 1980s rock radio station, playing music for people who wear name tags to work.

The station's DJ, Lazlow, has appeared on each Grand Theft Auto soundtrack since GTA 3. His job as a DJ on V-Rock in Vice City started when he was an intern under former V-Rock DJ Couzin Ed on the Vice City Stories soundtrack. Couzin Ed actually calls into the station during the show to complain about losing his job to Lazlow, whom Couzin Ed doesn't think knows anything about rock (which Lazlow proves by claiming that the group Iron Maiden's mascot is a puppy).

The V-Rock radio station's mascot is the vulture, according to Lazlow himself because "the suits in marketing" aren't confident in Lazlow's ability to attract listeners on his own. Or women, it seems, as Lazlow relates a story about how he got turned down for a date by a waitress.

The origin of name of the station, "V-Rock", may itself be complex: it can mean Vice Rock (the rock station in Vice City), Vulture Rock (the station's mascot is a vulture), and it can be an obscure reference to a Dungeons & Dragons role playing game vulture monster called "vrock". The mind boggles.

The character Jez Torrent, who is the Love Fist lead singer, makes a number of short endorsements of V-Rock during the course of the show. The fictional group Love Fist also has two songs featured on this station's soundtrack, "Dangerous Bastard" and "Fist Fury".

After having played the song "Working For The Weekend" by Loverboy, Lazlow receives a phone call from biker gang leader "Big" Mitch Baker (who appears as a in-game mission giver) where Lazlow gets scolded for playing "girls' music" on a rock station, implying that Lazlow has "personal problems". As an amusing side note, when Tommy Vercetti enters the bikers' club during one of the Mitch Baker missions, it seems like the bikers had changed radio stations from V-Rock to pop station Flash FM because the song "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" by Yes is playing in the background, a song that's on the Flash FM soundtrack.

The radio station V-Rock also appears on the Vice City Stories soundtrack, with Lazlow as an intern (semi co-host) and Couzin Ed as the DJ.

Advertisements on V-Rock:

The American Thing! - The one thing that makes a true patriot is the determination to buy a more expensive, less efficient domestic product over an import. Buy American, do the American thing!

Ammu-Nation - The chain of gun stores leading the fight against communism.

Complete The Look - Vice City's one stop shop for the rebel who sets his own style.

Exploder - Married to America, Tim goes on a quest for peace through the jungles of Cambodia.

Exploder Survival Knife - The knife that can kill a man before he can scream.

Knife After Dark - A slasher movie, rated R for retarded.

The Love Fist World Tour - The Love Fist world tour that has been banned throughout the world is coming to Vice City!

Maibatsu Thunder - A testosterone pumping ad for a tiny car, that's "so small but it looks so big".

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