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Music - What do you listen to while Cycling/Spinning ?(16 posts)

Music - What do you listen to while Cycling/Spinning ?aarontoy
Jun 2, 2003 8:14 AM
Not to get into a discussion or debate about the wisdom (or lack of) in listening to music while riding (or even spinning on a trainer) but I was curious if anyone else uses music as a training aid. While I occasionally like nice, soothing music like classical for the occasional easy, reflective, "stop and smell the flowers"-type ride, I tend to prefer hard, aggressive stuff while doing training rides. I use a small MP3 player and it rocks. Latest playlist is The Prodigy-Fat of the Land. Just about every cycling based ad or commercial these days uses hard driving, thumping, aggressive music, most notably these days are the Subaru spots with Lance. I just love 'em. Anyone else care to comment?
none. I don't want to be distracted during the suffering. nmeschelon
Jun 2, 2003 8:28 AM
wide varietyDougSloan
Jun 2, 2003 9:16 AM
When I use the Computrainer, I have it play a random list of mp3's (Altec Lansing system with sub). Lots and lots of variety, but mostly fast beat sort of things that sound good up loud. Songs varied from the Statler Brothers to Quiet Riot, and everything in between.

while in pain, I love to hear....russw19
Jun 2, 2003 10:28 AM
Thrice - Identity Crisis
Hot Water Music - A Flight and a Crash
Less Than Jake - anything of theirs esp. Pezcore
Anti-Flag - A New Army
Tsunami Bomb - The Ultimate Escape
Anything by All or The Descendents
Face To Face - Don't Turn Away
Vangard - Atomic Batteries To Power
Any older Bad Religion (Generator or earlier)
Against Me! - Reinventing Axle Rose
and my current favorite, Gunmoll - Anger Management in Four Chords or Less.

Those are the stuff that I have on my minidisc player that I listen to when on the rollers. I sometimes take it to a Rails-to-Trails trail when I know that there won't be a lot of people on the trail (mid-afternoons that trail is dead) and listen to stuff in one ear only.

And that's the short list....

while in pain, I love to hear....Koolaideprived
Jun 2, 2003 5:23 PM
Good choices, especially the Bad Religion, Tsunami and Less Than Jake. Add any AFI and Incubus-Science to that and you've got a winner
while in pain, I love to hear....russw19
Jun 2, 2003 5:43 PM
I left off AFI only because their new album was not that impressive to me... it's more Goth than Punk. Tsunami Bomb's newest is amazing. I wasn't big on Anthem from LTJ when I first heard it, but those guys are personal friends, so it grew on me.
If you like that stuff, I highly recommend you check out Gunmoll if you have never heard them. They are the best emo-core band I have ever heard and Darren, the bass player, was the sax player for LTJ.
Also, if you have never heard Thrice, you need to. They are amazing. I saw them on the Plea for Peace Tour and my jaw hit the ground when they played. They are a bunch of kids but they rock out. They went out on tour last year with my friends in Hot Water Music.

If you have never heard them, check those two out, they are both very good!

Grew on me hard!sctri
Jun 2, 2003 6:36 PM
The new LTJ sounded at first (as i tore it out of the wrapper on the way home from the store) like it was going to be a big disapointment, but it has really really really grown on me.

Plastic cup politics, and Ghosts of you and me are awsome!
If they are personal friends, and that wasnt just some sarcastic metaphore lost via the internet, then then them good work!


ps. check out the bouncing souls, "how i spent my summer vacation" is great (and the single kate is great is one of my all time favs)
Grew on me hard!russw19
Jun 2, 2003 8:56 PM
I wasn't a big Bouncing Souls fan till I saw them on Warped Tour a few years ago. They were so good. And yes, LTJ really are friends. They are all from here where I live.. Gainesville (rock city) and I have been friends with them for years. I worked as a bartender in club they used to play a lot and became pretty good friends with Rog and Chris. They are super guys if you know them, but I hear they can be mega pricks if they don't know you. I would guess having kids mobbing them all the time when they are on the road would get to them, but I don't know. Anyways, they are kind of anonymous here in town. It's not like they play out much here, and there are a ton of other really good bands from here. Hot Water Music, Discount, Against Me!, Gunmoll, Dynamo Kiev, The Mercury Program, As Friends Rust... Sister Hazel is from here too. But most of the bands coming out of here are punk and indy bands. There is no radio support for them.

Anyways, off that album I think I like "The Science of Selling Yourself Short" as my favorite, with "Ghosts of You and Me" running a close second.

But I will pass on the word that you like the album. If you like them, I can make some copies of a few live albums of theirs I have.... if you are interested, let me know and get me your email address so I can get your mailing address. They are bootlegs that the band doesn't care if you pass on to anyone else. Most of it is older, from the Hello Rockview days.

Jun 3, 2003 6:58 AM
That would be awsome man!

If you could shoot me at that would be great.
Wind. The more, the better. nmSpunout
Jun 2, 2003 11:01 AM
FYI: Kick @ss training musiccoonass
Jun 2, 2003 1:40 PM
(This music makes you want to find hills to climb :))
It's used by Spinning, hard core, cadence cranking music
re: Music - What do you listen to while Cycling/Spinning ?hcswede
Jun 2, 2003 3:31 PM
music only while on the stationary for me, but here goes:
bush - sixteen stone (whole album)
rage against the machine - anything
white stripes - self titled (album)
white stripes - anything

I dig the harder, or at least quicker beat stuff. i tried pink floyd, and it was the most painfully slow training session ever. i just got a new trek 2300, so i really like to listen to the lack of sound made by the race lite wheels when on the road.

re: Music - What do you listen to while Cycling/Spinning ?russw19
Jun 2, 2003 5:45 PM
Hey Darrell, are you from Sweden? Like your moniker suggests? If so and you like hard and fast, you need to listen to some Refused. They are the best band I have ever heard out of Sweden.

Linkin park gets me pumped....rrjc5488
Jun 2, 2003 4:22 PM
I usually listen to them to get adrenaline going especially before a race... but you have to enjoy the music to get adrenaline goin!
Old school Metallica! (nm)NEIL
Jun 3, 2003 10:09 AM
re: Music - What do you listen to while Cycling/Spinning ?Rushfan
Jun 5, 2003 11:24 PM
Ozric Tentacles-Jurassic Shift
English art/prog band, no lyrics, good consistent beat

Faith No More-Angel Dust, Album of the Year
Lots of anger

The Saint-Soundtrack
Techno collection

The Jackal-Soundtrack
Techno collection from a bad movie

A little further afield, you might want to try free jazz. Ornette Coleman, for example. Gets pretty intense.