Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD's Kickflipping Soundtrack Revealed
Written Wednesday, May 23, 2012 By Richard Walker
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For a while it looked as though Activision wouldn't be able to obtain the licensing for any of the old tracks from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, but as the complete 16-track listing revealed to Sound and Vision shows, half of the soundtrack consists of original songs from the classic games, while the other half is made up of new tunes.

Lead Designer Patrick Dwyer told the site about the difficulties of finding new music selections that would satisfy the fans, revealing what the developer looks for in a Tony Hawk's ditty. "There are some songs that have an awesome intro and an awesome chorus, but the verse is really slow. Those don't work for this game," he explained. "We wanted songs that sounded like they could have been in the old game, but had come out after that game released."

Check out fourteen of the sixteen tracks that'll be in the HD remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater on XBLA:

Returning from the original games:

  • "Bring the Noise" - Anthrax featuring Chuck D
  • "Superman" - Goldfinger
  • "When Worlds Collide" - Powerman 5000
  • "Heavy Metal Winner" - Consumed
  • "May 16" - Lagwagon
  • "No Cigar" - Millencolin
  • "You" - Bad Religion

New songs:

  • "The Bomb" - Pigeon John
  • "We the People" - Lateef the Truthspeaker
  • "Marathon Mansion!" - Pegasuses-XL
  • "Teenage Blood" - Apex Manor
  • "Please Ask for Help" - Telekinesis
  • "Flyentology (Cassettes Won’t Listen Remix)" - El-P featuring Trent Reznor
  • "USA" - Middle Class Rut

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD will be coming to the Xbox Live Arcade soon for 1200 Microsoft Points.

[Via Shacknews]


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Comment #1 by Night45Fox
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:05:28 PM
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Hmm, haven't heard any of the "new" songs.

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Comment #2 by Redskinsfan26
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:07:31 PM
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Superman :D

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Comment #3 by taylorxxx
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:08:17 PM
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old songs, great. new songs, terrible. what a shock.

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Comment #4 by Ashes in Fall
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:10:41 PM
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That El-P track is killer.

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Comment #5 by Warfighter1000
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:12:00 PM
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Awww yeah, When Worlds Collide.

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Comment #6 by starmaker69
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:18:32 PM
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Superman - Goldfinger hell yea

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Comment #7 by RDrules
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:24:40 PM
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"Bring the Noise" - Anthrax featuring Chuck D
"Superman" - Goldfinger
"When Worlds Collide" - Powerman 5000

those 3 are all i wanted really :)

the new tracks though are complete unknowns compared to what was on the old soundtracks

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Comment #8 by rancid shyster
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:26:32 PM
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Damn I was hoping for a return of the Suicide Machines

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Comment #9 by ImmortalArbiter
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:26:43 PM
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While going through the new songs, I discovered two of them were feature on The Vampire Diaries - really?

Wasn't too impressed with any of the new tracks, but at least there are some old ones returning!

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Comment #10 by DOA_Rose
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:27:58 PM
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They had me at Superman by Goldfinger. That song and the Warehouse level go hand-in-hand. I can't wait to re-experience what my friends and I used to call "the masochist hour" ( we used to bail a LOT )

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Comment #11 by A7X or DIE
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:33:50 PM
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"No Cigar" - Millencolin. My personal favorite song in the entire series.

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Comment #12 by Cinderkin
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:35:53 PM
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I still listen to You, No Cigar, and Superman.

I made a Tony Hawk soundtrack years ago with songs from 1-8. Will be using that for this game.

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Comment #13 by grown lil man
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:51:07 PM
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I remember playing a THPS years ago at my cousins house but I can't remember which one it could play as Darth Maul, Spider-Man and I think Wolverine.

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Comment #14 by Masta Mylez
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 09:51:55 PM
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Bring the Noise went perfect with the original

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Comment #15 by thoseAREmySHOES
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:10:27 PM
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Comment #16 by CoruptAI125
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:12:05 PM
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I guess I'll be the first to say this is a dissapointment. I was really looking forward to playing the original THPS levels and literally the only returning track is "Superman". "Where's Jerry Was A Race Car Driver," "Police Truck," and "Here and Now?" I'm glad they got as many tracks as they did, but I really love the first Tony Hawks soundtrack, and this is really a let down.

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Comment #17 by SageRuffin
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:18:21 PM
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No "Let's Get Dirty" from Redman? No "Guerrilla Radio" from Rage Against the Machine? No "Mass Appeal" from Gang Starr?

That's all right. I'll add the songs my damn self if I have to.

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Comment #19 by Dillagence
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 10:40:26 PM
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@13 that was THPS 3 (IMO the best one)... well I'm pretty psyched to revisit and skate some of the old and great skate spots.

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Comment #20 by Ultimo Godzilla
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 11:01:03 PM
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@11, That was the ONLY song I wanted to come back. Glad it did :)

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Comment #21 by blackout529
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 11:08:13 PM
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Comment #22 by Shademaster
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 @ 11:55:02 PM
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what happened to The Ernies with Here and Now?

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Comment #23 by Blue Thunder28
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 12:07:29 AM
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The Tony Hawk games always had such great soundtracks! I remember being pleasantly surprised when I saw We Are Scientists in TH: RIDE.

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Comment #24 by Turlis12
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 12:52:53 AM
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What! No "Running in a Cyclone"? DAMN!

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Comment #25 by GrimmHeart
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 01:00:16 AM
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No Primus? It's a bit poor they could only get 7 songs again. Still can't wait for the game mind!

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Comment #26 by gumbrcules35roe
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 01:22:37 AM
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id play the entire game just spamming superman and bring the noise! cant wait for this game

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Comment #27 by SuperWoody64
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 01:40:07 AM
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I want custom soundtracks so I can jam to john tesh!

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Comment #28 by Andreas_loel
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 01:46:22 AM
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Fuck the new tracks old sweet skatepunk ftw

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Comment #29 by UberPirateNinja
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 01:56:37 AM
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feels like they've been talking about this game forever, just give us a release date!

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Comment #30 by mksystem74
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 01:57:10 AM
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Superman is on there, all that matters... So many hours skating to the song back in the day.

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Comment #31 by JedEgan
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 02:31:39 AM
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You, No Cigar and May 16th have always been my favorite THPS songs so I'm stoked!

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Comment #32 by Postmodernmartyr
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 02:46:47 AM
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Cool to see El-P on there, I can't wait for this game!!!

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Comment #33 by Harry Rasing
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 02:58:36 AM
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Got all the old TH-songs as MP3's, so no problem.. Can't wait for this game!

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Comment #34 by youre so bastos
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 03:00:05 AM
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Seeing "May 16th" on that list made my day.

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Comment #35 by TehSun
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 03:12:27 AM
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May 16th was my favorite song from the second game. I'm glad the THPS series is being redone. American Wasteland was the last one that I seriously LOVED and played over and over.

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Comment #36 by Frasr
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 03:23:44 AM
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don't think I've heard of any of those songs

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Comment #37 by TacticalTodger
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 03:28:02 AM
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I hope they remake 3, don't get me wrong I'll pick this up, but number 3 that airport level was great to try and get a killer combo going.

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Comment #38 by JedEgan
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:04:14 AM
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@37 They're doing levels from THPS3 as DLC.

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Comment #39 by MangledRex
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:09:22 AM
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Happy to see Bad Religion made the cut

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Comment #40 by DamagedWill
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:43:09 AM
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The lack of Police Truck by the Dead Kennedy's is really saddening. Whenever I think of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, I think of that song. It's the first song you hear in the game.

Oh well.

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Comment #41 by Rickmassacre
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:47:01 AM
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ok cool but
where the fuck is san andreas hd :)

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Comment #42 by here2infirmary
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 04:58:06 AM
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awesome :D

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Comment #43 by StarscreamJesus
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 05:19:25 AM
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Songs from the original games that I wanted are in, HELL YEAH!!! :D

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Comment #44 by H0p3sfalL
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 06:11:49 AM
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"No Cigar" - Millencolin

Best song on the whole ST IMO.

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Comment #45 by TheOnlyDragon
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 06:12:17 AM
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they had me when i saw superman by goldfinger brings back so much memories i want this game NOW

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Comment #46 by Smash41
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 06:30:49 AM
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Sigh another 1200 pts game.
This just got added to the wait for a sale list.

800 max when DLC is ALREADY announced.

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Comment #47 by Siziol
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 08:15:04 AM
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goldfinger hell yeah. i'm in.

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Comment #48 by pauly_27
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 08:31:00 AM
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Wonder what the other two tracks are?

And whilst the new tracks might be pretty much unknown, who's to say they won't grow on us after playing this game?

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Comment #49 by sniper mantis
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 08:56:24 AM
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the first 2 new tracks are cool and i think will suit the game perfect...the rest are....well we'll just have to wait

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Comment #50 by hulkhoganfan
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 09:17:26 AM
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*Sees When Worlds Collide and Bring the Noise*

Well now, it's gonna feel like I'm playing Smackdown vs. RAW again, lol. I forgot which Tony Hawk game those were in.

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Comment #51 by L0cke89
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 09:20:42 AM
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@24 Isn't it just called "Cyclone"? But yeah, that is the only song from the first two games I really miss. Would've been better with the full list, but the selected songs are still all in my top 10. Not one bad choice.

Never heard any of the new ones though. But hey, it's always great to experience new music!

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Comment #52 by DayV3d
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 09:24:37 AM
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"May 16th" god i just love that track

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Comment #53 by L0cke89
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 09:36:19 AM
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And just noticed. Could've just called it list from Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2. Not one song on that list is from the first one xD

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Comment #54 by Cinderkin
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 10:41:50 AM
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Superman is from THPS 1. The rest are from 2.

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Comment #55 by IamNotReaI
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 11:02:45 AM
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Pigeon John is an amazing underground rapper. Give him a shot before you decide to hate on the track. As for the other songs, I just hope they work with the flow of the game.

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Comment #56 by Shadowoso323
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 05:49:13 PM
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they should bring all the old songs as free DLC, or they should just add custom playlist and add all the songs to the game.

They should of put on "Blood Brothers" by PapaRoach, one of my favorite songs in THPS2.

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Comment #57 by darthchimp182
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 06:10:28 PM
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thing is though, when i don't like the soundtrack to a game, i hit up settings, music volume down and throw on a spotify playlist from my laptop...

so, put together the original tonyhawks soundtrack on there....job done, still, agree with a few people, fond memories of breaking virtual bones in a werehouse to the tunes of Superman :D

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Comment #58 by SM Rollinger
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 08:43:52 PM
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Flyentology is an awesome song, El-P is great and NIN is the best, period

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Comment #59 by SM Rollinger
Thursday, May 24, 2012 @ 08:45:18 PM
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edit: i loved teh original, and for only 1200? man thats a steal for a cool game

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Comment #60 by Jornny Ramone
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 03:18:15 AM
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No Blitzkrieg Bop :/ THPS3 introduced me to the Ramones and I've been a super fan ever since, borrowing "It's Alive" from a friend to hear more of their stuff, and falling in love with them. Cyclone, Police Truck, Gorilla Radio and Let's Get Dirty will be missed, although I can't remember that far back now, but anyway, at the time, I didn't know many of the artists (I matured since!) but I'm sure I could give the new ones a chance

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Comment #61 by shadillac24
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 11:56:55 AM
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54 is right. Superman is from THPS1. Also, I love that song, so I'm glad it is included. New girl and Police Truck would have been nice to have too. I really enjoyed the THPS1 soundtrack.

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Comment #62 by Smash41
Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 03:17:03 PM
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Damn just realised there's no Swingin' Utters :-(

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Comment #63 by BLB2212
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 @ 04:52:22 PM
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Seems good, but I wish they brought Police Truck back.

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Comment #64 by BLB2212
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @ 07:18:37 PM
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Also Guerilla Radio too.

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Comment #65 by jbachorski91
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 09:10:49 PM
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"Police Truck" by Dead Kennedys and "Blood Brothers" by Papa Roach would make this soundtrack complete :)

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