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‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Goes Vintage Punk with Latest Soundtrack

Grand Theft Auto V
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Although the monumental success behind the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ franchise mainly rests on its gleeful penchant for mayhem and violence, the developers’ attention to music is also to be commended. Diehard fans from the UK who pre-loaded the game’s digital PlayStation 3 pre-orders discovered a massive array of music that will be featured in ‘Grand Theft Auto V.’ Hip hop and pop fans should easily get their fix, but who knew that enthusiasts of Los Angeles’ punk rock scene would get their time in the ‘GTA’ sun?

Music from The Germs (‘Lexicon Devil’), Black Flag (‘My War’), Descendents (‘Pervert’), Circle Jerks (‘Rock House’), T.S.O.L. (‘Abolish Government/Silent Majority’), Fear (‘The Mouth Don’t Stop – The Trouble with Women Is’), and Youth Brigade (‘Blown Away’) are just a few of the songs expected to be part of the ‘GTA V’ soundtrack. Although such music icons as Rihanna and Snoop Dogg will have their tracks played in the ‘Grand Theft Auto’ universe, the diverse selection should give a new generation a deeper appreciate of one of Los Angeles’ most under appreciated genres.

If there are sequences which require our protagonists to engage in raunchier activities, expect Descendents’ straight to the point sex song ‘Pervert’ to get its share of spins. In the gone too soon category, it’s also fitting that The Germs’ infectious punk tune ‘Lexicon Devil’ made the list, as covering the punk scene ‘GTA’ style wouldn’t be complete sans a Darby Crash moment.

Another excellent addition to the ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ is the Cult‘s hypnotic rocker ‘Rain.’ Whether it’s featured on the GTA radio or is part of a scene sequence, ‘Rain’ is a perfect song to drive down La La land’s sin-filled streets.

According to an IGN report, the music for the title is expected to reach up to 35 hours. More song leaks are expected to come leading up to the ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ Sept. 17 release.

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