I love the radio stations on Fallout 3. They capture the feel of the game perfectly while adding a layer of unbelievably dark humor.
How Bethesda managed to dig these tracks out I’ll never know, they are all (as far as I can tell) proper tracks from the 40′s/50′s. I suppose they were as relevant then as they would be in Fallout what with the War and everything, but some of them are surprisingly modern with what they achieve.
The song in the video above is silly. It’s a silly pop song, light, fluffy and catchy, yet it sings about the trappings and problems with civilization to the point of atom bombs. Brilliant. I thought it was specially made for Fallout as it fits so well. The obvious link appears with the singer wanting to stay in the “Congo”, keeping sheltered from the broken civilization alternative and staying in a Vault hiding from the Wasteland. It’s perfect.
There are other tracks which achieve similar but they aren’t as catchy as this one, and I don’t want to spoil it all for you, but GNR radio is brilliant. I haven’t even talked about the ‘dramatization’ of Paradise Falls which was hilarious. I won’t talk about it either as it has to be listened to to be appreciated.
If you don’t tune into GNR you really should, it’s nothing short of fantastic. Three Dog is kind of annoying at times but you do have the option to murder,cannibalise and corpse hump him. Not that that’s what I’ve done…it’s just an option.