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Synapse-Cover, VCS

The cover of Ambulance's fifth and final album, Synapse, bears a striking resemblance to that of Synchronicity, the 1983 album by The Police.

The Ambulance is a "power pop reggae afro-beat" band in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories. Its main events are referred to in the game's official website.

Band Chronology

  • At some point before 1984, the band was created by Crow, Trev and another unnamed musician, who all grew up together.
  • Some time later, Trev was put in a wheelchair, presumably because of an accident of some sort, possibly caused by another band member. He receives 10 percent of the band's money until 1984.
  • The band split in 1984, after Crow left.

Trivia

  • The band's name is obviously a reference to The Police, a real-life band in which Sting (who Crow is based on) was the vocalist. The reference of the "power pop reggae afro-beat" genre highlights many of the genres that The Police played during their years active. Furthermore, their album Synapse's cover is heavily based on The Police's album cover of Synchronicity.

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