A Fallout concept album?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Sn1p3r187, Mar 6, 2022.

  1. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    I've been sitting on some ideas for a good bit in my ragged studio. And it's more so something I'm thinking of doing in the near future. A thought for a potential Fallout themed concept album that tells its own story through music and could be seen as being apart of the universe, or not. My idea comes from having listened to a shit load of Pink Floyd and Coheed and Cambria recently and I know that theyre bands that are perfect at the art of storytelling through music while maintaining great music quality (Music First) and the such. My question is- Would I have to jump through copyright hoops with Besthesda to get such an idea published in album format? What advice could yall give me here at NMA? And could I present a rough draft at some point to get insight on making sure the story is faithful to everything Fallout 1, 2, and New Vegas establishes and respects lore while making its own lore? I do want it to tell a story of its own, and set it in a different part of the continental U.S. during the earlier post great war years.
    Music wise- It'd be more in line with Progressive Thrash Metal with Black metal influences. A combination of Voivod, Mekong Delta, Obliveon meets Vektor, Marduk, and Darkthrone. I already know who to ask when it comes to music related advice there. But do tell, any thoughts?
     
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  2. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Fossil
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    Cool idea! I can't answer your question but I like the idea.
     
  3. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    Thanks. I think my biggest issue will be worrying about copyright infringement. Idk how serious bethesda is about someone using the Fallout IP in a ficticious manner in a similar capacity to a dlc length mod that happens to be a concept album
     
  4. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Carbon Dated and Proud

    Nov 26, 2007
    They have threatened people for Fallout based Iphone themes.
     
  5. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    Jesus. So id be taking a big risk if I tried to make such an album huh? A grand cease and desist all to honor the legacy of the first two games and make something that could fit the narrative of the falloutverse. Dammit
     
  6. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Fossil
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    There's a load of albums like that with Lord of the Rings theme, right?
     
  7. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    So what you do is you design the album art with parody Fallout/other pa inspired stuff. If it is meant to be satirical (at least in part) you can get away with it. Don't laser focus on Fallout. Focus on stuff like Wasteland as well maybe, but definitely do what you want and just wait and see what happens because unless the lyrics are like "DOWN IN NCR I BANGED A GHOUL NAMED HAROLD" you should be relatively ok.

    So you have uhhh Bunker Boy with black hair and a different color suit on ya dig?
     
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  8. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    Should i also blast out any mention of "Vault 97"? Because at least in the first song itd be an intro to open up the story in a way thats make ssnse with some dialogue between the protagonist and the overseer?
     
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  9. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    You could just switch the numbers around and call it Vault 69 or something.
     
  10. TJQKA

    TJQKA Boomer Anarchist

    Sep 21, 2021

    My thoughts are can you crank it chitty bop doo whop ba pop pop bata bop
     
  11. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    Also throw in a rap album about how Tom Hardy practically sexually assaulted Charlize Theron on the set of Mad Max Fury Road by making a mean face at her when he showed up late to work. If you use all of the advice listed thus far there is no way you will fail.
     
  12. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    Well according to Fallout Bible. Vault 69 is already been used. I wanted to go with some numbers that aint been used and add some lore.
     
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  13. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    Yeah. I think there's some with Star Wars theme as well
     
  14. Iprovidelittlepianos

    Iprovidelittlepianos Vault Dweller

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    May 12, 2020
    Well Vault 97 was used in Fallout 76 so you’d be more likely to run into copyright problems with Bethesda than Vault 69.
     
  15. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Fossil
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    There's also a lot of fan stuff for Fallout like that Nuka Cola show and project Lanius etc. As long as it's for free it seems to be alright.

    Here's a F:NV rap I just found:

    Summoning are doing a lot of Lotr stuff for example.
     
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  16. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    GODDAMIT BETHESDA. I HAD LORE FOR THAT VAULT PLANNED OUT SINCE 2017! Originally my lore for Vault 97 would be a Vault located under Fort Bragg NC and would consist of military families under direct orders and direct control of the Enclave and eventual mutiny from others who saw them for what they are early on. The story wouldve been set 36 years after the War
     
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  17. Proletären

    Proletären Vault Fossil
    Staff Member Admin

    Mar 15, 2012
    They love to steal stuff from their fans. I know for a fact that they got that vault number from you somehow.
     
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  18. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign ⛧卐⛧ Staff Member Moderator [REDACTED]

    Apr 1, 2005
    I will let you steal my Fallout: Motor City concept since it is not really original and anybody could think of it.
     
  19. Feday Of Madness

    Feday Of Madness Working Class Hero

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    Jun 7, 2022
    Universal music studios music prod. Has a lot of post apocalyptic themed music and they're pretty good, but the tags, and names are messy which is why you'll have to scour yourself.
     
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  20. Sn1p3r187

    Sn1p3r187 Carolinian Shaolin Monk

    Apr 7, 2014
    Likely so. if it were possible id make the album's story a trilogy to cover the foundations of a new republic, or two being built in the ruins of the Carolinas with some level of Pre War government's direct involvement ultimately showing the great flaws of a government that's ultimately ghoulified in itself and yet harbor mass prejudice against ghouls. and how those two governments come into direct conflict with the weapons left behind from the previous war. Also the ordeals of seeing a character ultimately shape the fate of the region on his or her's travels.