The Clash song London Calling for the Dirty Bomb main theme.


(TheManBehindTheMaskisch) #1

https://youtu.be/EfK-WX2pa8c It fits for me.


(Sorotia) #2

It may fit but money for the rights to use the song is probably better left for development.


(henki000) #3

I think DB is more like Massive Attack type, but who knows.


(STARRYSOCK) #4

Literally every movie that has a scene in London plays that song. I’m not exactly sad DB doesn’t use it, lol.
And for a main menu theme, oh jesus. I get sick of games that don’t use atmospheric-type music in the background pretty fast, but an actual song? Might be good for a trailer, but listening to london calling on loop while I wait for matchmaking would drive me insane lol.

Would be cool to have a DB themed playlist though, this would definitely fit that.


(Mr.Cuddlesworth) #5

Since DB takes place in the future, the type of music will have to sound futuristic

https://youtube.com/watch?v=ruRL2VTkGyg

https://youtube.com/watch?v=WKin7H62w6Q

https://youtube.com/watch?v=NGthuQYcEuY

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Hjeto9NOU-w

https://youtube.com/watch?v=zQ41vQX0fOk


(MuddyGrenade) #6

Man if Dirty Bomb looked like TF2, this would be perfect.
Although, a more “orchestra-ized” version of this would be pretty nice actually. Make it more DB like, but keep the same melody. Maybe a choir singing the vocals.


(STARRYSOCK) #7

@“Mr.Cuddlesworth” said:
Since DB takes place in the future, the type of music will have to sound futuristic

Not necessarily. I mean, we live in the future compared to the 80s, yet 80s music is still popular. DB doesn’t really give off a futuristic vibe as much as it does hypermodern. Not to mention eurobeat and whatnot has a pretty oldschool vibe for most people now. Although the speed definitely fits DB well, a lot better than the current menu theme which is pretty much the soundtrack National Geographic would use if they had a documentary on sleep.


(Mr.Cuddlesworth) #8

The average person who doesn’t listen to that type of music will think it’s new imo


(Teflon Love) #9

In my experience the best music to capture my feelings when having to play DB along side 3 incompetent Vassilis is Japanese Noise Rock. Because this is such a common event SD might as well make something like this the intro music.


(henki000) #10

@STARRYSOCK If Angel is too used in films, then how about Mad World?

Honorable mentions:

Portishead - Wandering Star
Hooverphonic - Mad About You
Blackfield - Blackfield
John Murphy - In a Heartbeat