I couldn’t think of a better topic for the latest entry than what has been consuming my life since last month than FALLOUT 4. I love the music in this game series, the score and the soundtrack. Before we get too deep into this let me say this now. I have never been a PC gamer. I have nothing against it, I have just been a console gamer since my Atari 2600. So I cannot speak on Fallout 1 and 2, I never played them. I have played 3, New Vegas, and of course 4. But we are not here to talk about which is better or the game itself. Lets talk music.
There is great music to listen to while wandering the wasteland, Billie Holiday, The Ink Spots, Bing Crosby, and Dion just to name a few. Nothing beats getting over run by Ghouls while Danny Kaye and The Andrew Sisters are singing about living in the jungle. Sniping an opposing faction while Big Iron plays in the back ground. And don’t forget falling to your death from the top of Trinity Tower while listening to Ray Smith singing Right Behind You Baby.
I have to admit, I have always been a fan of the genres they chose for these games. They have Big Band, Jazz, Old Country, and Swing. You can’t go wrong with any of it. The scores themselves are great as well. But when I play I always have one of the radio stations playing. One of my favorite artists on the list is Billie Holiday. I have loved the sound of her voice before I even knew who she was. I would just hear her being played around the house sometimes growing up and always wanted to hear more.
My wife came to enjoy the music to the games too. Of course at the times I play her choices are leave the house or sit and watch. So she would generally watch. Or at least sit on the couch with me and play on her phone. But she thanked me one day for turning her on to The Ink Spots. She is the reason we have more than one Ink Spots record in our collection. We were out digging one day and she came across her first Ink Spots record. She walked it over to me and asked, “Are these the guys in your fallout game?” When I told her yes, she made me make sure that I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire was on it.
I thought New Vegas had a really cool Western feel to it. Actually more of a Western with the 60’s & 70’s feel. As we all know, the music helped. I think I only listened to the county station. So with out asking Mr. Google I couldn’t tell you what other music was in that game. I’m a big fan of old country, but thats for another post.
All this talking about the music, I’m starting to get Fallout withdrawals. I’m going to go back to my couch for a week. So if you want to get in touch with me heres how:
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