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Favorite tunes for the rollers!(23 posts)

Favorite tunes for the rollers!PaisleyRioux
Aug 1, 2002 3:29 PM
Hello! I'm Paisley, and I'm new. ... While riding my rollers today, I was blasting The (English) Beat's "Special Beat Service." It's some darn fine rollering music, I tell you. ... So what do you put on the stereo to soothe and inspire you during those endless ... ugh ... rollering sessions?
Satriani (nm)flying
Aug 1, 2002 4:37 PM
Sound shapesgs6769
Aug 1, 2002 4:42 PM
Is that the one with 'Stand Down Margaret' on it? What a tune.

I'm fond of any Kraftwerk, esp 'Trans-Europe Express', a bit of Stereolab, Wire, Motorhead, Madness, Beethoven, Blondie......whew....I'll shut up now.
Madness, Fishbone, The Pogues, Violent Femmes.....onespeed
Aug 1, 2002 5:46 PM
you know.. we are not in the eighties anymore.colker
Aug 2, 2002 4:05 AM
i was an eighties kid too.
On the "almost famous" dvd...TomS
Aug 2, 2002 7:02 AM
In one of the special features, Camerron Crowe said something to the effect that the music you listen(ed) to between the ages of 16-24 is what becomes the soundtrack for the rest of your life. That really hit home to me, and now it's my excuse for always listening to late 80's/early 90's stuff... :)

There's definitely new music that I like, but most of it just doesn't stick with me as well. go figure.

gorilla biscuits, operation ivy, anybody?
Lard (I wanna be a drug sniffing dog and 4 am drug raid)firstrax
Aug 1, 2002 6:01 PM
Also Cryptic Slaughter, G love and Special Sauce, Cowboy Coffee, Corrosion of Conformity, and 3X infinity
Aug 1, 2002 6:37 PM
Didn't Jello Biafra mention all those in his "Names for bands" monologue?!

"Imagine all the images you could drill into people's heads if you called your band ... The Dentists."
There all real bandsfirstrax
Aug 1, 2002 7:21 PM
Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick...rwbadley
Aug 1, 2002 9:59 PM
I really like the tempo changes, and it's complex enough I don't seem to get bored with it. If you try to keep up with it, you'll get a really good workout.

CREED!I Love Shimano
Aug 1, 2002 10:43 PM
...but I'm down to one last breath! hold me now, I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinkin...maybe 6 feet is so far down...
Aug 2, 2002 3:25 AM
Mr tambourine man on the final descent
Aug 2, 2002 3:59 AM
Giddie-up to that!
Favorite cadence songs - read at your own risk....joekm
Aug 2, 2002 4:25 AM
Well, this is probably only remotely related, but I've used various songs to help me manage my cadence in the past (I now have a cadence sensor on order for my V100HR). Anyway my favorite cadence songs were:

Sunshine (I forget the artist but the lyrics started with, "sunshine go away today, I don't feel much like dancin'....") It had a nice acoustical background that I could pace off of.

And, sad to say, the Mickey Mouse Club theme song.... I say this knowing full well that someone who reads this will be spinning down a road by himself and this song will creep into their head and not go away. That's why the subject said "read at your own risk" ;)
"Sunshine (Go Away Today)" - Jonathan Edwards (nm)Gregory Taylor
Aug 2, 2002 5:48 AM
"Sunshine (Go Away Today)" - Jonathan Edwards (nm)joekm
Aug 2, 2002 6:55 AM
Thanks :)
Another cadence songtheBreeze
Aug 2, 2002 7:09 AM
Talking Heads- I Zimbra.
perfect beat, too bad it's only 3:07 long. just hit replay.
Worst possible cadence song......joekm
Aug 2, 2002 7:17 AM
From Sherri Lewis and Lambchop:

"This is the song that doesn't end....

Yes it goes on and on my friend.....

Some people started singing it not knowing what it was....

and they'll continue singing it forever just because....

This is the song that doesn't end....

Yes it goes on and on my friend......."

Oh just about anything by the DiFranco Family.Sintesi
Aug 2, 2002 4:58 AM
4'33" by John Cage is pretty good if your bored. I sometimes spin a couple of my home made recordings of my jazz combo "Banjos, Flutes and Bongos." Any of the scores from the Dirty Harry movies are quite tasty.

The heartbeat (it's a lovebeat!)
Aug 2, 2002 5:34 AM
The DiFranco Family?

I thought that we all agreed to pretend that the '70's never happened. Not exactly the high-point in world culture. The DiFranco Family....sheesh. My sister had that song on a 45...she wore a frickin' groove in that record from playing so much. I can hear that little schmuck's voice now..."Hearbeat/It's a love beat..." My friends and I tortured her by singing alternate lyrics at the tops of our voices -- something like "Heartbeat/Grab My Love Meat/It's A Real Treat/It's a taste sensation..."

Ok, how about other awful '70's teenybopper tunes like

"Chevy Van" (artist mercifully forgotton)
"Pinball Wizard" (as recorded by the "New Seekers". Definately not the Who)
"Go Away, Little Girl" (Donny Osmond)
"Billy Don't Be A Hero" (ditto)
"Saturday Night" (Bay City Rollers -- hey, that one actually isn't that bad...)
Anything by Bobby Sherman or David Cassidy

Does anyone still have their KLATUU album -- a group rumoured to be the reunited Beatles? How about Peter Frampton -- has he "Come Alive" again in any CD collections? Hey, I saw Boston TWICE...and Grand Funk Railroad (the "We're an American Band" Tour)...and Cheap Trick...and....and...

Wow, what a digression. I'll go lie down over here. I'm feeling kinda old.
Easy, easy. It was just a bad dream, just a bad dream.Sintesi
Aug 2, 2002 6:13 AM
Everything is going to be all right, just go back to sleep.

Also stay away from anything re-issued by Rhino Records.
For fast cadenceLandsharkrider
Aug 2, 2002 6:38 AM
You can't go wrong with Prodigy
Aug 2, 2002 9:38 AM
chemical bros, ska, slayer...whatever gets me pumped that day.