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Music to Race to

  1. Jul 13, 2010 #1
    Music to Race to....

    I recently picked myself up a racing game that allows you to import your own playlists of music. Unfortunately I have found that I do not have a very wide selection of music that is very good for racing. I would like suggestions of music that would be good to listen to while racing at high speeds. This is the selection that I have so far (in no particular order) titled with the word that best fits the proper sense that the sound track ought to convey along with a couple songs thrown in just for fun...


    Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
    Joe Satriani - The Extremist
    Joe Satriani - Crystal Planet
    Joe Satriani - Satch Boogie
    Bad Religion - Supersonic
    Bad Religion - Sinister Rouge
    Soul Coughing - Monster Man
    Soul Coughing - Super Bon Bon
    Blues Traveler - Crash Burn
    Beastie Boys - Sabatoge
    Toy Dolls - Toccata In D-Moll
    Catch-22 - Giving Up Giving In
    Bloodhound Gang - Asleep at the Wheel
    Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - Slave Ship
    Combichrist - Today I Woke to the Rain of Blood
    For Love Not Lisa - Slip Slide Melting
    Me First and the Gimme Gimmies - These Are a Few of My Favourite Things
    Mr. BT [feat M. Doughty] - Never Gonna Come Back Down
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  3. Jul 13, 2010 #2
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    My top 8 top racing songs.

    Mexican Radio, by Wall of Voodoo

    LA Woman, The Doors

    I Can't Drive 55, Sammy Hagar

    I'm in Love With My Car, Queen.

    Radar Love, Golden Earring

    Immigrant Song, Led Zeppelin

    Bad habit, Offspring

    Click, Click, Boom - Saliva
  4. Jul 13, 2010 #3

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    Born to Be Wild, Steppenwolf
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    "Achilles Last Stand" - Led Zeppelin

    "10,000 Days (Wings Part 2)" and "Jambi" - Tool

    Fugue in G minor, BWV 578, "Little" & Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 - Bach

    Anything by Toubab Krewe.

    "Rude Mood" - Stevie Ray Vaughn

    "Elmira St. Boogie" - Danny Gatton (most anything by this phenomenal man, really)

    "In the Air Tonight" - Phil Collins

    That's all I've got for the moment.
  6. Jul 13, 2010 #5

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    Off the top of my head, I'd suggest these hits from the 80s...

    "1-2-X-U" - Wire
    "Fantastic Life" - The Fall
    "Holidays in the Sun" - Sex Pistols
    "The Ballad of Johnny Burma" - Mission of Burma
    "Out of Step" - Minor Threat
    "King of the Hill" - Minutemen
    "Forget the Swan" - Dinosaur Jr.
    "Tame" - Pixies
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    Debaser-Pixies (some more inter-thread referencing)
    Lust For Life, Passanger-Iggy Pop
    Say Goodbye-Hunters and Collectors
    Fell In Love With a Girl-White Stripes.......
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    I'm trying to visualize racing while listing to Pink Floyd. Probably would never win a race however.

    To win, I think Dembadon has the right idea with a little Stevie Ray Vaughn
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    I agree with any of the aforemetioned that I've ever heard of, which is a small percentage. I do have to mention my favourite, which I coincidentally brought up in a different thread. "Born to Run" sends shivers down my back.
    I'm also partial to "Running on Empty".
    "Boys in the Bright White Sports Car" by Trooper.
    And this is something that I can't believe I'm admitting. I hate cowboy **** in most of its forms, but I can justify this by the brilliant application of it in the "Ghost Rider" movie--"Ghost Riders in the Sky". The original, and most remakes, are pretty countryish, but the technopop (or whatever you call it) version in the movie is chilling.
    And one of my all-time favourite songs, which most youngsters have probably never heard. It turns my crank like crazy: http://www.hardcastleandmccormick.tv/ [Broken]
    Scroll down and click on the left-side window that says "original theme".
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  10. Jul 13, 2010 #9
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    pendulum - slam
    sonic adventure 2 - live and learn
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  11. Jul 13, 2010 #10
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    Wynter Gordon - Dirty Talk
    Bastein Lavel - Restlessness
    Swedish House Mafia - One (with Pharell or not, both are excellent)
    Pendulum - Propane Nightmares
    Pendulum - Witchcraft
  12. Jul 27, 2010 #11
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    Bad Habit is in my secondary list along with several other songs that do not exactly make it to race music status but are close or fun.

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. Sorry I neglected this thread.

    With full respect, while I enjoy many of these songs, they do not really fit in my estimation. A couple of the songs I picked are a bit slow but they are particular to my and my friends tastes and sensibilities ( like say an 'in joke').

    Chi, you were probably closest to the mark but I already went through my older Bad Religion and decided that old school punk is just a bit too chaotic and raw, though definitely exquisite as far as intensity goes, for racing music. Besides my friends aren't quite as partial to old school punk, the refined bastards that they are.

    So if you are not all turned off by my pickiness and dismissal of current suggestions I would definitely appreciate more.

    As an idea of my optimal music see here...

    I am not very familiar with techno though so I do not know any more like it. Of course I am also open to other genres aswell as most of you can probably tell by my list so far.

    The playlist title "Velocity" may be a bit too open to interpretation. "Hard" and "Fierce" are probably a bit more descriptive, particularly "Fierce" (I love that word).
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  13. Jul 27, 2010 #12
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    Run by Ghostface is all I need
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