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Not to be confused with the Love Fist Limo, a modified version of the Stretch.

Love Fist is a fictional Scottish heavy metal band prominently featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and mentioned in many of the following games since. A single member of the band, Willy, also appears in Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

The band is comprised of Jezz Torrent ("Jizz" if said with a Scottish accent, a slang term for semen) and Willy, Dick, and Percy (all slang terms for the penis).

It is not revealed when the band were formed, but by 1986 they are on their "Steel Heart Stone Cold Prostate" tour, and being managed by Kent Paul. By 1992, they are only a three-man band, as seen on a Vinyl Countdown billboard as Willy has left the group. The band broke up at least once in between 1992 and 1998, since there is a billboard visible in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories which advertises the band's comeback tour. In Grand Theft Auto IV, the band seem to be booked to play the SuperStar Café in The Triangle in Liberty City. The band play a one night only gig at Tequi-la-la in Los Santos in 2013.

During in game dialogue in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, several secrets are revealed about the band members, lead singer Jezz Torrent apparently used to have sex with sheep, drummer Dick sleeps with bunny pajamas, guitarist Percy is a huge fan of Duran Duran and bassist Willy likes to wear woman's underwear. Jezz Torrent sings about cross-dressing on "Dangerous Bastard" and Tommy accuses the entire band of bisexuality, to which they do not offer a reply.

By 2013, Willy can be overheard talking to a 20 year old groupie revealing the effects of old age on the band members. The band manager mentions that the band members like Yoga and probiotics.

Events of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

While on tour during their stop in Vice City, the band had security provided by Big Mitch Baker's biker gang.

Tommy Vercetti performs various tasks for the band, such as saving them from a murderous fan out to kill them and obtaining their "love juice" (a mix of cocaine, boomshine, fizz bombs and petrol), which they claim to need before they go on stage. He also brings them Mercedes Cortez to "keep them company". Willy is the only band member that does not accompany the band when they go out into the city when Tommy chauffeurs them.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

There are several references to Love Fist in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas including a graffiti tag of their name in the Las Venturas gym. They are also seen on a billboard. Carl Johnson uses a Love Fist poster to hide the Caligula's Palace heist plans in The Four Dragons Casino which can be seen in the opening cutscene of Key to Her Heart. They are also mentioned on the radio station K-DST when the host says, "What ever happened to Love Fist?" The biker pedestrian can also be heard asking the same question.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV demonstrated that Love Fist also exists in the HD Universe. The SuperStar Cafe in The Triangle has an illuminated sign above the entrance that says, "SuperStar. Starring.. The Mighty.. Love Fist." Lazlow often mentions the band in Integrity 2.0 and, in the Fistfans.com in-game website (for people who literally love fisting), there is a notice about how they are in a legal dispute with the Love Fist band over the domain name and that Jezz Torrent has apparently "found God". A Love Fist poster hangs on the wall inside Bucky Sligo's house.

Grand Theft Auto V

Love Fist have a star on the Vinewood Walk of Fame.

Band member Willy (spelled Willie in game) appears in a side mission where Trevor must knock out his gold tooth and bring it to Nigel as a souvenir. Willy can be killed in this mission, and if Trevor does kill him, he will say "Oops, sorry Love Fist fans." Its also possible to see the entourage of the band during the mission, one of then being the manager of Love Fist and the other probably the song writer, as he says the he have been "heavily involved with the creative process" of the band.

In addition, Trevor is able to buy a black muscle shirt from Vespucci Movie Masks with a Love Fist logo on the front which he is seen wearing in several official promotional screenshots. Love Fist is also shown on a GTA V promotional artwork, on a woman's t-shirt as she is being arrested by Vasquez. Jezz Torrent is mentioned in Fame or Shame, he apparently went solo and one of his songs is sung by an act.

Grand Theft Auto Online

A Love Fist T-shirt can be purchased by the GTA Online Protagonist, and Trevor Philips appears wearing the Love Fist muscle shirt in the Series A Funding mission.

As part of the The Diamond Casino & Resort update, the player can buy the Love Fist Guitar, which was played by Jezz Torrent, to decorate their Master Penthouse.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto V

Discography

Songs

Several Love Fist songs were actually written and recorded for GTA: Vice City, appearing either on the in-game radio stations or during missions.

Fist Till Morning
  • Andy Thomson: drums
  • Mark Farquhar: bass
  • Neil Mchaffie, Trevor McDonald: rhythm guitar
  • Trevor McDonald: lead guitar
  • Paul Mackie, Mark Farquhar, Trevor McDonald, Neil Mchaffie: vocals
  • Written by: Allan Walker
  • Lyrics by: Dr Boogie
Down Down Down
  • Andy Thomson: drums
  • Mark Farquhar: bass
  • Neil Mchaffie, Trevor McDonald: rhythm guitar
  • Trevor McDonald: lead guitar
  • Paul Mackie: vocals
  • Written by: Allan Walker, Paul Mackie, Trevor McDonald
  • Arranged by: Paul Mackie, Trevor McDonald
Dangerous Bastard
  • Andy Thomson: drums
  • Mark Farquhar: bass
  • Neil Mchaffie: rhythm guitar
  • Trevor McDonald: lead guitar
  • Niall Mathewson: guest guitar
  • Paul Mackie: vocals
  • Paul Mackie, Mark Farquhar, Craig Conner, Les Benzies, Colin Donald: backing vocals
  • Written by: Allan Walker
  • Arranged by: Allan Walker, Craig Conner
  • Lyrics by: Allan Walker, Craig Conner
Fist Fury
  • Written by: Allan Walker
  • (Specific performers not credited)

The songs "Dangerous Bastard" and "Fist Fury" are featured on the in-game radio station V-Rock. A full version of "Dangerous Bastard" is also included on the official V-Rock soundtrack album, released as part of the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Official Soundtrack Box Set. "Down Down Down" and "Fist Till Morning" are not fully featured in the game; a small portion of "Down Down Down" can be heard playing in the background during the opening cutscenes for the missions Love Juice and Publicity Tour, while a small portion of "Fist Till Morning" can be heard during the Love Fist Tour commercial.

In early 2013, Rockstar Games remastered all four tracks and made them available for digital download as part of the Love Fist EP via iTunes and Amazon. Each song can be downloaded from $0.69.[1][2][3] In April 2013, the Love Fist EP was also made available on Spotify, to coincide with the launch of the official GTA Playlists.[4]

Mentioned songs

As well as the four songs actually heard in the game, several other tracks by the band are mentioned.

  • "A Broken Heart Can't Be Mended (Just Broken Again)"
  • "Beast Fist"
  • "Bury Me Deep Inside"
  • "Chin Stainer"
  • "Chin Twister"
  • "Dangerous Man - Dead Family"
  • "Dragon Eyes"
  • "Fallen Stars on Shattered Dreams in the Rain"
  • "Four Boys against Your Face"
  • "Liver Buster"
  • "Satan's Pillows"
  • "The Four Scottish Horsemen of the Apocalypse"
  • "Take It on the Chin"
  • "Zinc Deficiency"

Albums

Voice Actors

Jezz Torrent was voiced by Kevin McKidd, Percy by Paul Mackie, Dick by John Ritchie and Willy by Mark Hanlon. Vice City's end credits also list Russell Foreman as Percy and Peter McKay as Dick.

Inspiration

The name "Love Fist" is a reference to fisting, an extreme form of penetration.

The band may have been inspired by '70s British rock group Sweet because the music style and vocals are similar. Love Fist’s appearance and lyrics seem to parody that of 1980s heavy metal bands, specifically NWoBHM bands and American hair metal bands such as Poison, L.A. Guns and Warrant.

The album The Number of the Breast is an obvious parody of the Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast.

Videos

Trivia

  • The original PS2 version of the Brady Games Official Strategy Guide for GTA: San Andreas incorrectly identifies The Gurning Chimps as Love Fist.
  • Just like King Courtney in GTA3, the band members speak in Scottish slang that is not reflected in the subtitles. Example: "I've seen braver quines!" in Publicity Tour, but the subtitles interpret it as: "I've seen braver girls!"

References

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